Balaji Telefilms Producer Ekta Kapoor.

Balaji Telefilms Producer Ekta Kapoor.

She is known for her saas-bahu sagas, but producer Ekta Kapoor now wishes to adapt American series “Scandal” on Indian television. (#EktaKapoor, #BalajiTelefilms, #ABC, #Scandal, #Bollywood)

Starring Hollywood actress Kerry Washington, “Scandal” is a very popular political thriller TV series on the ABC Television Network in the U.S.

Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, is said to be partially based on former George HW Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer.

“I would love to adapt ‘Scandal’ where the actress falls in love with the President. We also have a single Prime Minister. So, I think that would be a superb thing to do. I don’t think it is happening in the future yet but that is something I would love to do one day,” Ekta told PTI.

Many American shows/sitcoms are getting adapted here, nowadays, and the Balaji Telefilms’ creative director feels such series can achieve success only if they are Indianized.

“I think a story needs to be solid whether it is Indian or Western, adapted or not and the story-telling should be amazing.

“Honestly, stories from the West or South-Asia or any part of the world will get adaptation only if they are told with conviction and given a local flavor. And this will be the strength of the producer and content maker.”

The TV mogul is back with a new show “Naagin,” which is a mystical thriller series. Ekta said she wanted to re-introduce the concept of Nagin to the viewers.