Sony’s prime time show Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna kaun Paraya is finally ending tomorrow. Lead actor Payal Sarkar confirmed the same and says , " The show will be given a logical conclusion”. But she refused to divulge any details as she says, “ I think you need to wait and watch”.
This Dheeraj Kumar show has been under the scanner for quite some time for low TRPs. There have been constant reports of it going off air ,but some how it kept on surviving and was even given a limited extension which, by the looks of it, is now over too. A source informs us, “One of the reasons why it got the above extension was that the channel had earlier been blamed for taking off shows in a hurry”. Payal also reiterates that the decision to end the show was taken in a hurry .“We just came to know 10-15 days back”. An another industry source pointed out ,"These days a new coinage 'logical conclusion' has come around."
Payal accepts the fact that Waqt was plagued by bad luck from day one."I fell ill for a month " ,says she. On other reasons for the show not doing well , the actor quips "Sudden changes , where the story moved from a family drama to horror show, did not help it any further to keep the audience hooked. And once you loose your viewer ship, it never comes back. A daily show needs a certain amount of interesting plots which Waqt could not sustain on a regular basis".
Payal is already looking ahead " I have a few projects in hand, let's see what materializes. You will be the first one to be informed, I promise”.
With this, the time clock has eventually come to a stop for Waqt!
Reporter and Author : Anil Merani