What goes up comes down! Ask the makers of Zee’s most popular daily show Pavitra Rishta which has seen a recent dip in its ratings. After being the No 1 show across all GECs recently the show has slipped with Bidaai regaining its lost power. Looks like Manav-Archana’s divorce did not go down with the audiences who hoped and prayed the couple got back together by all means.
TellyChakkar spoke to the cast of Pavitra Rishta to know what they felt had gone wrong with the show:
Sushant Singh Rajput (Manav) says, “I do not know the mechanics behind the system of TRPs. I do know that after the Manav-Archana divorce people were hoping they will get back with each other. All I can say is probably the audiences did not like the divorce. We are working on the script post the leap in the show, let’s see what happens.”
According to veteran actress Savita Prabhune, who plays Sulochana, Archana’s mother, “I don’t think it is because of the divorce track. One of the reasons could be the FIFA World Cup that is going on. I know our loyal viewers are still hooked onto the show.”
One of the most loved characters, Savita Tai played by Usha Nadkarni says,” I think one of the reasons could be the focus on other characters more than Archana and Manav’s characters. The track had focused on Varsha’s separation and all of that so people missed the fun element and the small nok jhoks in the show. But now I guess the flavour will be back after the leap and the audiences will enjoy the show once again.”
Meanwhile, Pooja Pihal aka Shravani refused to comment on the same.
We also spoke to Sukesh Motwani, Head of Programming (Fiction) who says, “I don’t want to comment on this, you should wait.”
Meanwhile Sukriti Saxena, Creative Head of the show says, "It could probably be the divorce track. But I also think since Bidaai has had a lot of drama with Sadhana's death which work for them. However we are working on our track now and things will improve soon."
Well considering the trend of the soaps these days, the viewers can’t do much but wait for the upcoming twists to hook them on to the show again!