Anil Merani| A while back, tellyexpress reported that Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 might lose its 9 pm slot to the upcoming Shashi Sumeet Mittal produced show, Banni Chow Home Delivery, due to low ratings from the middle of May.
The above time change appeared scuttled, with reports suggesting that producer Rashmi Sharma was unhappy losing Saathiya’s super prime time slot. Star also pulled the promo announcing Ulka Gupta; Pravisht Mishra led Bani Chow.
However, Star has now convinced Rashmi to take the 7 pm slot currently occupied by Kabhi Kabhie Ittefaq Sey – which might be shunted to the 6.30 pm slot again due to low ratings.
As a subsequent downstream effect, 6.30 pm slotted Yeh Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar would move half hour early to 6 pm. This Swati Rajput and Ankit Siwach starrer had gone on air only in March this year, but it was unable to get significant ratings( 0.6)
Numero Uno channel Star seems to have a problem with its early evening slot. 6 pm( Chikoo Ki Mummy Durr Kei ), 6.3O ( Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali and Vidrohi, which preceded Yeh Jhuki ) or even 7 pm (Shaurya Aur Anokhi Ki Kahani and Zindagi MereGhar Aana) slots have just not delivered.
The above time slot changes would mean that the vacant 6 pm slot again gets a new show.
Gautam Vij had no idea about the Saathiya 2 time shift. Our attempts to touch base with Pravisth Mishra Delnaz Irani and Ankit Siwach of Bani Chow Itefaq and Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar, respectively, came to nought.
We also unsuccessfully tried to get in touch with Star spokesperson.