Given the awful Covoid 19, situation, Shruti Seth is not very perturbed about her Star Plus show Dil Jaise Dhadke… Dhadakne Do ending.
There will be no fresh episodes of this Gurudev Bhalla production post lockdown.
“Right now, we have more important issues to grapple with Coronavirus cases in India topping 60k, and the data is unclear. I don’t want to cry about my situation, for sooner or later work will happen, spare a thought for the poor migrant labourer on the road. Yet I do feel bad for we never could around to tell the real story which would have began post leap.This decision to shut down seem to have come of late for just till ten days back the team was discussing new scripts
says Shruti who has been around for many years (first call to fame Shararat).
Could the lower ratings have played a part in the final call? “I don’t know but what from what I gather is that the channel was unsure of how much audience will come back given this big break and our lower numbers could not have helped matters. Having said that not only our show several other series across channels had met a similar fate, and more culling could follow.”
Here Shruti adds that the TV industry faces an immediate grim future, “There would be huge layoffs with sets trimming down to meet safety guidelines. Actors and technicians would need to double up on skills to stay in the race. Based on my discussions with industry veterans, I don’t see shoot starting before mid-July which too would depend on graph dipping. One possible solution would be taking the entire cast and crew after testing to a single location and locking them up. In such a scenario limited series is the only out for how long would actor be ready to stay away from home? Tight scripts will need to be ready before going on the floor as one once shoot starts no one might be allowed to leave or enter.”
In closing, Shruti gives out a positive message to the world saying, “Don’t despair humanity always bounces back, and this time we have science on our side. Similarly, our industry too, will evolve and come out a winner.”