Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Barun’s exit the reason behind show's end?

The cast of television show 'Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?' were in for a shock on Monday when they were informed that the show will go off air on November 30. They were not given any reason for this abrupt end. It had been speculated though that Barun Sobti's ( Arnav Singh Raizada) exit from the show would negatively affect the TRPs.

So, was the decision to end the show taken due to Barun's exit? Producer Rajesh Chadha says, "Absolutely. There's no other reason. Barun and Sanaya were the pillars of the show. There was no threat till Barun was a part of it. But when he requested to quit the show to pursue a career in films, we had to work around a new track. But we got a call saying that the channel had decided to end the show. They have their own reasoning and strategy and we respect that. After all, it was a love story and it would be incomplete without Barun's character."

Viraf Phiroz, who was supposed to be a new entrant, says he was very disheartened to hear that the show is going to end. "The channel was planning to reinvent the show and the makers wanted to prevent the TRPs from dipping by roping in a new character (that of Viraf's). But yes, Barun's character was quite a hit among fans and I am sure his exit must have disappointed them," says Viraf. "I had been shooting for the show for the last one and a half months, and my entry was slotted for Monday after Barun's character would die on Friday. This news came as a shock to me, but the channel knows what it's doing," Viraf adds.

Sanaya Irani, who plays Khushi in the serial, remained unavailable for comment. Describing her as a lovely co-star, Viraf says, "My heart goes out to Sanaya. I feel bad about the other stars on the set who were associated with the show." Barun, who is out of the country, sounded surprised at this sudden news. "I have no clue as I am done with shooting my part. I am out of the country and don't know anything about it," he says. 


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