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The film and TV industries had limited impact as cine employees went on indefinite strike with producers failing to fulfil their pending demands. Several producers and actors continued to shoot under tight police security.
‘Karmphal Data Shani’ entered the list of the top 5 most-watched programmes in urban HSM for the first time. On the non-fiction side, there has been a sort of influx of singing reality shows with every major Hindi GEC introducing its own format.
‘Karmphal Data Shani’ is not going to replace any existing show, because the slot has remained vacant since the conclusion of ‘Chakravartin Ashoka’ in October. For more than a month, Colors has filled the slot by extending the timing of their shows ‘Shakti’ and ‘Udaan’ by 15 minutes each.
Swastik Productions and senior writer Saba Mumtaz have floated a company called Mumtaz Saba Productions. They are working on a romantic social drama for Zee TV.
Hindi GECs are chasing new concepts. Thus shows like ‘Airlines’ centring the aviation industry and ‘Reporters’ presenting the world of media have evolved.
The show is not about a regular warrior who takes out a sword and fights. It is about the making of a queen, a girl who had normal dreams but slowly realised that women need to be stronger.
The show is expected to hit the TV screens in April. It is produced by Swastik Productions, which earlier produced the mega mythological show for the channel ‘Mahabharat’.
&TV, which will launch on 2 March, will have historical show ‘Razia Sultan’ at 7.30 pm while ‘Begusarai’ is slotted for 10 pm. Both the shows will air from Monday to Friday.
Given the many interpretations of ‘Mahabharat’, it was not an easy task for Star Plus and Swastik Productions to recreate the epic saga for TV. TelevisionPost.com narrates how the saga unfolds for present-day viewers.