Sony to cease Waqt..
The not much old show of Sony, Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya is all set to bid adieu to its audience...
Published: Tuesday,Sep 16, 2008 18:07 PM GMT-06:00
Our Khabroo informs that, “The channel has decided to end the show though the final date is yet to be decided.”
Sanjay Upadhya, Head of Fiction, Sony says, “We have put the show on notice as the ratings were not picking up.”
We called up the lead actor Sachin Shroff to confirm the news. “I have not heard anything officially from the production house. I just know that we got an extension lately and we are shooting daily,” he chirps. Another actress from the same show Eva Grover who plays aunt to Rudra (Payal Sarkar) confirms the news as she quips that, "The show is being taken off air".
If sources are to be believed, there are number of factors that went against this Creative Eye venture on Sony. “Firstly the protagonist of the show Payal got ill due to which the production house had to make number of changes. Remember the kidnapping sequence and the entry of Rucha Gujarati as fake Rudra.”
It seems Mukesh Khanna who plays Rudra’s father is also not happy with the changes that have been brought in after the main Payal's return. "Instead of showing the father- daughter relationship which was supposed to be the crux of the show, the creative’s focused on getting Rudra married. That entailed a new set of characters to which audience did not accept. They could have played around with the original family for a few more months as there were adequate tracks waiting to be explored", said Khanna
“The final nail in the coffin could have been the introduction of the reincarnation track. A family drama becomes a horror story,” concludes our source.
Waqt is racing against the game of TRP’s on the channel. Let see what fate has to say!!