Colors’ longest running fiction ‘Balika Vadhu’ ends this month, BizAsiaLive.com can confirm.
The show, which started on 21st July 2008 has been on-air for eight years. The final episode of ‘Balika Vadhu’ will broadcast on Sunday 31st July 2016. It has been under the scanner for many months. Recently, the show was moved from the 20:00 slot to an early primetime slot.
‘Balika Vadhu’ was a rage when it first launched. It was dealt with social issues like child marriage, widow marriage and adult education. However, recently, the show went under a major revamp with a new cast. Ruslaan Mumtaz was roped in for the male lead, he told DNA India, ���When you become friends with your co-star the working experience becomes that much more fun. She would make special things for me and even I made sure that I would get the kind of food she likes, from my home. When the serial gets over, both of us will move on to other things. Both of us are married and have our own family lives. The disconnect is going to happen, but I will always remember this as we had a great time.”
His co-star, Mahii Vij also expressed disappointment at the decision. She said, ���It�۪s only two-and-a-half months since I started doing the show and feel they are ending it too soon. I had rejected a lot of shows for this and to know that it�۪s suddenly going off air is disappointing. I think the change of time slot (it shifted from 8 pm to 6.30 pm) worked against it. The show had a chance to run for at least a year the way the scenes were written and picturised had it been aired at 8 pm. Ruslaan whom I met for the first time has become my best friend. Everyday we used to have our lunch together. Then there�۪s Farah, my hairdresser and Zakir a person from the production team whom I have become close to.”
‘Balika Vadhu’ ends on 31st July 2016 on Colors.