Leaps decoded

By Anil Merani: Understandably, fans feel lost when their favourite show leaps, as it often means the departure of beloved actors. Unfortunately, the production house bears the brunt of this dissatisfaction.

Off late, several shows like Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Pandya Store, Anupama have taken multiple leaps. Now Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin will have its second leap.

Fans must understand that show leaps are not a decision taken lightly by production houses. They often face creative challenges and are compelled to take this step to propel the story forward, even if it means making tough choices.

Often, actors dont want to look older or have unreasonable demands that the PH can’t fulfil, forcing them to look for fresh faces.

Why would a production house willingly take a risk, knowing that not all leaps succeed? It’s because they’re driven by factors like creative challenges and actor demands. It’s a leap into the unknown, a gamble, but one that can yield unexpected and thrilling results. This element of unpredictability is what keeps the show’s future fascinating and brimming with potential.

Some leaps don’t pan out, while others are a hit, like Yeh Rishta and the first-generation leap of Ghum, where Bhavika Sharma and Shakti Arora seamlessly took over from Neil Bhatt and Ayesha Singh. The success of a leap lies in the hands of the audience; their acceptance of the new storyline and casting is what ultimately determines its fate.

But it’s always a risk which producers have to take in an attempt to keep the show running

A long-running show has always survived with a leap. Take Kumkum Bhagya, for instance

TV stores ideally last for one year, and then a reboot is needed where the jump is brought. This way, the makers can bring freshness and romance, which the audience so badly want

A linear story can’t have the same romance as marriage, and kids mean different types of relationships, which will come if you take the same storyboard ahead.