Star Plus's popular daily soap Diya Aur Baati Hum might go off air soon. The show, starring Deepika Singh and Anas Rashid began in the year 2011. Soon, it became the top show of the channel and the most watched show on Indian Television because of its unique concept and performances of the lead actors.
Both the lead actors were newcomers, but surprisingly, both of them managed to garner limelight for their power-packed performances. The characters Sandhya, Sooraj and Bhabho became household names within no time. It is being said that the show will reportedly go off air due to the unsteady ratings.
The show which ruled the TRP charts, all these years has drastically declined in the past few months. Also, the lead pair Deepika Singh and Anas Rashid are not on good terms. As per the reports, their tantrums and the show's ratings are forcing the makers to shut down the show.
Last year, Deepika had slapped Anas for his inappropriate behaviour while they were shooting and it was only after CINTAA intervened, that the matter was resolved. Shashi Mittal, producer of the show, admits that the ratings of the show have fluctuated, but it still is one of the top shows.
She told the TOI, "It's like a family. Jaise family mein paanch saal saath rehne mein issues hote hain waise hi yahaan par bhi chhote-mote issues hote hain. There is nobody who is throwing tantrums."
She also adds, "If the show goes off air, it's all because of ratings. Even though there have been fluctuations in the ratings, our show continues to be in the top 10 shows. I haven't received any official intimation from the channel. We have been hearing news about the show going off air for the last one year."
A source also told TOI that a new show on the life of film-maker Mahesh Bhatt might be replacing this show.