As reported previously, ZEE TV will be axing ‘Ardhangini’, which has not performed as the channel hoped it would have.

The latest twist is that the soap is being wound up quicker than intended because its lead actress has fallen ill. Industry buzz is that Sudeepa Singh who plays Kangana in the show is suffering from chicken pox and low blood-pressure.

When contacted Kinnari Mehta, producer of the show confirmed the news and said, “The show is indeed going off-air from today. Sudeepa is suffering from chicken pox and her condition is severe. We shot last week۪s episodes without her. Since this is a love story it was impossible to shoot without her for two weeks۪ episodes. We tried to shoot with her but she was unable due to her poor health.”

Talking about the last episode, Kinnari informs, “The last episode will show Kangana dying and Priyam killing himself out of frustration. So there will be a sad end to this love story.”

The show finished on ZEE TV India yesterday (Friday 20th March). ‘Ardhangini’ in the UK will come to a close on Friday 28th March. The following Monday (31st March) will see the launch of ‘Saath Saath’ in the 19:00 slot on ZEE TV UK. This is a change to the schedule as previously the show was slated to take the 18:00 slot due to a primetime slot being unavailable.