The first season of Miditech’s Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, in which 10 celebrities roughed it out in the insects-and-everything-that-moves-infested Malaysian jungles, received a lukewarm response from the viewers. The show never succeeded in generating the expected viewership even after the makers tried to up their ‘oomph’ quotient as primetime primadonnas were seen in two-piece something gyrating under a waterfall! The show came and went without a whimper and now the grapevine has it the channel might bring back its second season, which is expected to be a better version of the inaugural season.
A celebrity participant from the first season says, “We have been hearing this for quite some time that Iss Jungle… will come back with its second season. Last I heard was that the shoot will take place in Andhra Pradesh or Australia, if it takes place abroad.”
A source from the first season, “I really doubt if the channel will bring back the second season as they suffered huge losses on the first one. Even if the show has to come back it will be shot in Australia or they will go back to Malaysia. They hold a two year contract with the Malaysian government and as far as Australia goes, all the six to seven seasons of the international show ‘I’m a celebrity get me out of here’ were shot there. The show if returns, has remote chances of going back to Miditech as there were major hiccups in the first season. The celebrities who later joined the show were sent to the jungle in a hurry and nothing was planned. The crew of the show too wasn’t qualified enough to work on such a show. If the channel plans a second season it will go to some other production house.”
We sent a text message to Nivedith Alva, Miditech Pvt. Ltd., about the probable return of Iss jungle and if they will will produce it. He replied saying, “No comment.”
Danish Khan, Marketing Head Sony Entertainment Television, said, “I haven’t heard of anything like this.”