Sony halts launch of chatshow Kehna Hai


Shefali Shah’s return to television has been temporarily stalled! Sony has decided to put off Kehna Hai, a chat show on social issues that was to be hosted by the actor.

The show was supposed to be on air in December 2005, but it never took off.

“The channel has decided not to launch the show in this quarter and we did not see any point in mounting the show this early. They are probably waiting to start their afternoon band after which they might consider the show. Ideally, I think you should talk to the channel about it,” says BAG Films’ managing director Anurradha Prasad.

Insiders tell us that the since the show was based on women centric issues, it was difficult for the makers to convince people to talk about the same on camera.

According to our sources, Sony pulled the plug on the show because the final outcome was not satisfying. The crew had shot trial episodes for two to three days, but on the editing table it was difficult to get much content. This was also because the audience participation was lacking and thus the content suffered.

Supposedly, the entire production team was informed about the show being pulled off last week and after nine months of rigorous research, the team now has been assigned other projects.

“We haven’t finalised anything on the show yet, so I cannot comment,” says Sony’s Gursheel Walia, refusing to divulge much!

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