Star Plus is gearing up to pull the plug on one of its weekday fiction shows Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji. Launched with much fanfare on 15th January, 2019, the 4 Lions Films’ series failed to attract the audience despite having the presence of some popular faces from the Indian television industry on its star cast.
The show even took a time leap recently which introduced actress Donal Bisht as the new leading lady after Jasmine Bhasin quit the series a couple of months ago. However, even the time leap did not help in improving TRPs. Dropping numbers have finally forced the makers to axe the show. According to reports, Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji will beam its final episode in the month of August.
Donal Bisht, who had joined the show just two months ago, is clearly disappointed at how things have unfolded. “I was not 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 told an Indian daily.
She went on to add, “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.”
It’s yet not known that which new show is going to fill the time slot of Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji.