Since many years the two main daily soaps, Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii got the attention of millions of people that were based on joint families. Every night viewers were hooked towards TV to watch these soaps that includes some popular television actors and actresses of that time. Such TV families had endless tales of ba, bahu, grand-children and great grand-children portraying their roles, and managing to woo the audiences.

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Suddenly the joint family rage stopped, as people were quite bored of it and they wanted freshness in the television soaps, and thus the focus shifted to nuclear families. Some of the well-known nuclear family soaps are being appreciated by the audiences hugely. These daily soaps include Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar (Nachiket aka Ronit Roy and Ragini aka Pallavi Kulkarni are living separately with their kids after separation); Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane (nuclear close-knit family of Ram Ahuja aka Ram Kapoor); Swaragini (Gadodia family and Bose family); Dilli Wali Thakur Girls (Thakur Family); Ye Hai Mohabbatein (Bhalla family and Iyer family); Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (Jethalal Gada aka Dilip Joshi and his family, and his surrounding neighbors); Tere Sheher Mein (family of Sneha Mathur aka Gautami Kapoor); Comedy Nights With Kapil (Bitto Sharma’s family); Jamai Raja (disjointed family of Siddharth Khurana aka Ravi Dubey), etc.

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As per the views of some of the actors, changes in the economic procedure have effected in number of nuclear family system. The nuclear families have become a significant part of life and television shows that reveal the reality. The concept of nuclear family is much talked about than the joint family. As the nuclear family composition subsists in metro cities and small towns, new daily soaps are coming up with nuclear stories that will interest the viewers more, and gain higher TRPs.

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Audiences want to see the evolving changes happening in the nuclear family on a bigger platform of television. Thus nuclear family related soaps are rocking these days on the prime time television channels, and are here to stay!

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