Clearing the air, Ekta Kapoor, Contact Head, Balaji Telefilms, said, "Entertaining viewers with new twists, it is heartening to bring Smriti back as Tulsi. Smriti's fans have immense faith in her and in the show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, which is the reason why Kyunki has consistently remained the No. 1 and I'm glad Smriti and I have had another chance to work together on Kyunki, a show closest to both our hearts."[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Elucidating her comeback to Kyunki, Smriti Irani, commented, "The platform of Kyunki is irreplaceable in my life. This is where I began my eventful journey as an actor and it gives me immense pleasure to return to this show after a brief hiatus. I am enthralled by the love and admiration my fans have shown towards Tulsi in the past and am confident of their support on my return."
Smriti became iconic with her portrayal of the role of Tulsi when she started seven years back in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Standing firm against all odds, Tulsi managed to keep the family together through all challenges of life. From a bahu to a mother to a grandmother, Tulsi has seen umpteen personal turmoil in her life and has had to make many difficult and testing decisions right from winning over the love of her estranged son, Gautam, to wading away Mandira's evil eye and many more.
The role was also enacted by Gautami Kapoor for the last few months. On their performances as Tulsi, Anupama Mandloi further adds, "Both Gautami and Smriti have done exceptionally well as Tulsi and have worked hard to make Tulsi a household name. It will be unfair to draw comparisons between the two of them. Smriti always had the advantage of having started out with playing the character and establishing herself as the actor who played this role. Gautami managed extremely well by creating a new identity for Tulsi."
To watch your favourite bahu, Smriti Irani, return as Tulsi and welcome you once again to Shantiniketan in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi…tune in Monday-Thursday, 10.30 pm