Manmohini Season 2 lead Vaishali Takkar is not very perturbed at the current low numbers of her new Prateek Sharma-produced show.
“Sometimes, content alone does not decide TRPs. Time slot also plays a key role. Our supernatural saga moved seamlessly from 7.30 pm (season 1), where it enjoyed decent numbers to 10.30 pm,” says Vaishali, who has earlier done leads in Super Sisters and Sasural Simar Ka.
“So in such a scenario, till we regain fresh audiences at the new time slot, a dip was always on the cards. Added to this, the late night slot has stiff competition in the form of Bigg Boss.”
“What gives me hope is that we opened our season at 0.5 and have since maintained the same number, and have not dropped like other shows. I am quite confident that given our strong story, we will surely rise up the ladder,” added Vaishali, who has also been part of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
What about Manmohini 2 going off air rumours? “There is no such news, neither is there any confirmation. We are all working very hard for the show to get back on track.”
Talking about her future plans, this cute-looking gal added, “Although I hope our show lasts a long time, but whenever it ends, I am thinking of giving a break to TV and trying my hand at web series. While I am not open for porn, if there is a story that requires a certain amount of boldness, I might consider it.”
Interestingly, her above Sony SAB comic show Super Sisters too did not last long. “I really can’t comment. I guess the dramedy genre did not work on the comic channel. Ironically, the numbers did go up a tad towards the end, but by then it was too late.”
Besides TV, she has also shot for a horror film, Diary of Mary Gomez. “We hope to release it next year. Most of the shoot is done. There is just one song left, but right now, since I am chock-a-block with Manmohini, so am in talks with both producers to find a window to complete the shoot.”
Horror seems to be Vashali’s calling card. Her last TV show, Vish Ya Amrit Sitara too was in the same fantasy space.
“Yes, this genre sells. Though right now my bold thinking character in Manmohini has no supernatural elements, you never know what might happen next.”