Star Plus’ weekday fiction ‘Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji’ has been confirmed to go off-air in August.
The show, which launched earlier this year, has struggled to make any impact in ratings. Recently, it went under a storyline leap with Donal Bisht replacing Jasmine Bhasin as the show’s female protagonist.
Bisht, who had been in the show for only the last two months expressed her upset over the decision. She told Bombay Times, “I wasn’t expecting things to turn out like this. It’s heartbreaking and I felt bad when we were informed that ‘DTHHJ’ will go off air. I had quite a few offers, but I chose this show, so it’s disheartening when the unexpected happens. However, I would like to believe that this has happened for the better.”
She added, “I was promised that the show would run for at least a year, but it’s ending in two months of me joining. Besides, when the protagonist is replaced, it’s usually for the betterment of the show. Considering all these, I took it up. In fact, the makers were planning to shift the set from Naigaon to Film City in October. However, the industry is unpredictable and so is the fate of TV shows. The channel has decided to shut it down even though the ratings haven’t dropped.”
Meanwhile, the previous actress, Bhasin voiced her surprise at the news. She said, “My aunt had messaged me and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I am shocked that this has happened.”
Bhasin also spoke about Bisht, “She was doing a wonderful job, plus she’s a very pretty girl. I am really thankful to her for accepting what I left midway.”