By Anil Merani; I am amazed at the dedication of the #Shaurya Aur Anokhi Ki Kahani fandom. Despite knowing that there is no chance of their favourite show returning, they still keep promoting it on social media. International media handles backed Twitter trends must have cost a lot of effort to organize.
I hate to be a party pooper, but based on my off-record conversations with people in the know, Star will be uninterested in bringing SAAKK for several reasons.
Firstly this DJ A creative Unit property was expensive, so the low numbers dont make for good ROI( Return Over Investment ). Its replacement series, Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana, shows better bottom lines due to reasonable costing. even though it does not boast big numbers to boot as well
Here comes the terrible clincher news for those hoping for a stand-alone OTT sequel. On this front, too, things look bleak for SAAKK was not resonating enough on Hotstar servers
Creatively as well, there were significant issues with the story as per the source..
On the positive side, SAAKK fans can rejoice that their favourite actors, Karanvir Sharma and Debattama Saha, have become household names. No wonder they have done two music videos so far. Karanvir, who had been around for years finally found his calling as Shaurya.
This show also threw up outstanding actor-singer Deba, who will undoubtedly go places,
Typically TV casting is not replicated, but lest hope someone tries to cash on their social media craze in a big web series. As per an informed fly the wall, Star will consider Debatama for future solo projects.
Star mandrins must be scratching their heads wondering how this SM noise did not translate into Hotstar views.TRP was always a different beast, so let’s not even go there.