Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2 to lose its 9 pm slot to Banni Chow Home Delivery.

By Anil Merani| For a while now, there has been speculation whether Star Plus show  Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2 might lose its 9 pm slot due to low ratings (1.7- 1.9).

At first, when  Kabhi Kabhie Ittefaq Sey was about to be launched, there was talk that it might take the above super primetime slot, and  The Rashami Sharma sequel of Saath Nibhana Saathiya might get shunted to early evening or late night.

 However, Saathiya was eventually left untouched, and the  Yesha  Rughani  Manan Joshi show got the  7 pm slot.

 The same argument is back with another show, Banni Chow Home Delivery, coming up on  Star Plus.

 Buzz says that  Banni headling  Pravisht  Mishra and  Ulka  Gupta might premiere on  May  16th at  9 pm, and  Saathiya will move to either  6 pm or  11 pm.

In the interest of fair play, this reporter got in touch with new Saathiya lead Gautam Vij, who messaged back saying, “No, it’s just the rumours. We have not informed anything like that yet.”

 if you read between the lines, it is clear that Gautam, to is unsure,

  As per sources, we can confirm that Banni Chow( Shashi  Sumeet production) will take the   9 pm slot from the middle of May, and  Saathiya will shift to an undecided time slot.

Our money would be 6 pm or  11 as those are vacant slots.

  Although it is a matter of pride for Shashi Sumeet to get the king slot, the going won’t be easy for Star will expect  Bani to emulate Yeh  Rishta and  Yeh  Hai  Chatahien numbers (2.6-2.8 before IPL). A tough ask for leaving  Anupamma and Naagin 6; no new fiction  show has off late rated big.