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Ekta Kapoor responds to backlash against dragons, snakes in Naagin 3, draws comparisons with Game of Thrones

Ekta Kapoor compared her show Naagin 3 with popular TV series Game of Thrones which had fictional characters like dragons in it.

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New Delhi Published on: May 29, 2019 12:11 IST
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Ekta Kapoor responds to backlash against dragons, snakes in Naagin 3, draws comparisons with Game of Thrones 

Naagin 3 concluded with yet another drama-filled finale which aired a couple of days ago. The episode was full of Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones references which irked many Indian fans. Soon heavy trolling started floating on the internet which soon reached the show's mastermind Ekta Kapoor, who didn't like it at all. While talking to Bombay Times, the TV producer weighed the two shows on the grounds of similar attributes like dragons and characters coming back from the dead. Naagin 3 featured dragons, snakes and resurrection which were also present in Game of Thrones, although there was a massive difference in the VFX part. 

Ekta Kapoor said, "What are the big shows that are working internationally, currently? People are watching dragons. It is uber cool for them to watch dragons, but when India watches naagins, it is not cool. Isn’t this anti-populist? Why do we look down on the masses and their choices."

Stressing on bringing back the characters from the dead, she referred to Jon Snow's resurrection in season 7. She said, "Didn’t Jon Snow return from the dead? If you are not the audience, you will criticise, but then, that’s ringside play. Data proves that people are watching these shows because every time there is a kidnap, murder or a hero returns from the dead, there is a surge in ratings. It is escapism for the Indian audience." 

Ekta Kapoor is currently enjoying motherhood with her newborn son Ravie Kapoor. The TV producer often takes him to her office being a single mother. Recently, she opened up on building a creche at Balaji's officer for other working mothers in her organization. 

Just when Naagin 3 got concluded, preparations are underway to bring Naagin 4 on television. A promo video has already been dropped by Ekta Kapoor. However, there are still mysteries about the new Naagin in season 4. 

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