"Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat," which took a 12-year leap recently and introduced Mohit Raina as emperor Ashoka, may soon go off air. Although it is not known as to why the show is being pulled off, it appears like the low TRP ratings is the reason for it. Despite the huge buzz surrounding the leap and the new cast, the show has not been able to live up the audience's expectation.
According to an India Forums report, "Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat" will be replaced by Swastik Production's new show titled "Shani." The show will mark the return of cricketer-turned-actor Salil Ankola back to the small screen. The actor, who was last seen on reality show "Power Couple" will essay the role of Surya Dev while popular actress Juhi Parmar Shroff, who will also make a comeback with the new show, will play the role of Shani's mother.
However, Mohit said that he is unaware of the development. "I haven't heard something like this, I am clueless about the same," he said.
There were reports earlier that the makers might bring Siddharth Nigam, who played the role of young Ashoka, back on the show as Askoka's son, in case Mohit failed to impress the viewers. The young actor had created a benchmark with the role of Ashoka and has a huge fan following.
Also, rumour had it that the makers were not happy with Somya Seth's portrayal of princess Kaurwaki. The makers were apparently mulling over the idea of replacing her with another actress.
It now remains to be seen if Siddharth re-enters the show and help boost the show's TRP.