The current coronavirus crisis will result in a number of changes after the current lockdown measures are relaxed. Sony Entertainment Television is already bracing itself for a schedule revamp, with three shows not returning post the lockdown.
Bombay Times reports that ‘Beyhadh 2’, ‘Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein’ and ‘Patiala Babes’ – all finite shows, have been axed and will not be coming back.
In a statement, the channel told the publication, “Given that all shoots have been stalled since March, owing to the unprecedented situation we are in, these shows couldn’t shoot their logical ends. All the three shows have had a good spell and would have paved way to newer narratives eventually, had the shoots been functional. Having said that, keeping the best interests of all in mind and in joint agreement with the producers, it has been decided to terminate these shows, as of now.”
Meanwhile, Rajita Sharma, producer of ‘Patiala Babes’, told the publication, “Ours was always a finite series, but unfortunately, we are unable to shoot the remaining episodes because of the lockdown. None of us know when we will be in a position to resume shooting. So, it was a mutual decision to pull it off air.”
Adding to this, Prateek Sharma, producer of ‘Beyhadh 2’ said, “We all are in an unprecedented situation here and I would totally agree and go ahead with channel’s decision in this matter as whatever they will decide will be in the best interest of all the concerened parties, including producer, actors, writers and the rest of the crew.”
Ashnoor Kaur, who leads the cast of ‘Patiala Babes’ added, “I am not able to digest the fact that the show is over and we won’t be working as a team. It is sad but I am happy that I got to portray a role like Mini and given the circumstances I think it was in everyone’s interests.”