- 22 Mar 2011
It had earlier reported that Armano Ka Balidan – Aarakshan on Imagine was under the scanner but the show has now got a notice from the channel. It will go off air and so will UTV’s Rakt Sambandh.
A source says, “The shows have failed in getting decent TRPs so the channel has now decided to take them off-air. April 1 will be the last airing date for Aarakshan while Rakt Sambandh might go on for another week. The channel hasn’t zeroed in on the new shows replacing them as yet.”
Another source says, “Aarakshan had been under the scanner for quite some time that is why Dolly Bindra was brought into the show. But, she did no good to the TRPs. Tomorrow is Dolly’s last day at shoot, the rest of the unit will shoot till Monday.”
Talking about Rakt Sambandh, he says, “The show was doing well in the 10 pm time slot but it was shifted to 7 pm to make place for Zor Ka Jhatka. This seems to have worked against the show completely as it used to get decent TRPs in the original slot. If the show were to be shifted to 9.30 or even 10.30 it would not have made a great difference as the audience for the 7 pm shows is completely different from the 10 pm one. The show will most probably go off air on April 1 or April 8. The production house is working on ending it neatly.”
Naman Shaw, part of Rakt Sambandh, says, “Yes, we have been informed about the same.”
Ravindra Gautam, producer, Aarakshan says, “We are still working on the episode. Why is everyone speculating about it so much?”