It was always said that cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, but even this gentleman’s game is more predictable than our desi TV affairs. Take Colors show, Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka for example. At first it was announced that this show about extramarital affairs, along with Bepannaah, is about to shut down due to low ratings. Then, as a bolt from the blue came a sliver of hope for Silsila, when it was announced that this Sphere Origins production will move exclusively to online. Bepannaah leads, on the other hand, allegedly refused this olive branch, and their show was axed.
Now Colors has again decided to move Silsila back to broadcast, albeit it has started to air from yesterday at 12 noon and 6 pm.
Lead actor Kinshuk Mahajan confirmed the same. “We were not informed officially about the shift back to TV. It was some fans who informed us about the good news. We were pleasantly surprised with the news of Silsila coming back to TV. Accordingly, we then touched base with the concerned people who told us that yes the channel has decided to bring us back. It feels good to be back, for the medium is huge; but yes, digital is fast catching up as well.”
The early evening time slot is also better than the late night 11.30 slot, which were we were last on telly.”
So what made the powers to be change their mind? “Officially, we have not been given any reason, but from whatever we hear on set, it is said that the numbers on Voot (2000 to 6000) tripled once it went only online, which might have convinced the channel higher ups to give us one more chance on the tube.”
Here Kinshuk does not want to hazard a guess on how long the show will now last going ahead. “We actors are always the last to know. I can just hope that if they do plan to run it for a month or two, they should give the story a proper ending.”
When asked whether Bepannaah leads made a mistake in not agreeing to go online as maybe even they would have come back, he says, “I am no one to comment on what others do or not, but yes, we as a team decided to continue with the show, knowing that a show shutting down hurts the employment of many. Also, we were assured that our money and working conditions would not change on Voot.”