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It is testing times for many in the entertainment industry but even then when a show is taken off-air barely two months into runtime, rarely anything can be a salvaging factor.
We recently reported about how Durga is being pulled off-air just two months after being launched and earlier today, it was reported that Kuch Toh Hai - Naagin Ek Naye Rang Mein is also going off-air barely a month and a half into runtime.
Now, actor Rakshanda Khan, who plays the antagonist Damini in Durga - Mata Ki Chaya opened up on the same in an interview with ETimes. She said, “Damini is one of the strongest characters ever narrated to me. There was a lot of work that had gone into the look, aura and personality of the character. The role was as important as the lead actors Avinash Mishra and Chahat Pandey in the show. Damini was not given a typical vamp look, she looked very different and the makers invested a lot in my character. I am very sad that they are pulling the plug on the show in just three months.”
She added, “A show has to be given time before the audience connects with the characters. I also feel that one has to wait a bit before changing the storyline. The show had good actors like Sai Ballal, Avinash and Chahat, who worked hard on their characters. But as they say, television audiences can be highly unpredictable."
About the content on small screen, she said, “There are a few shows, which are progressive. We are no longer portraying just young romances. I also believe that there is no dearth of stories because Indian literature is full of interesting tales. But the bottom line is wohi banega jo bikega. It’s a TRP game and I feel it is fair because nobody can invest money in something that does not reap benefits. So, if the audience wants to watch sensible content, they should support shows that show such content."