Even as viewers of Colors' "Naagin" are rejoicing with the news of the supernatural show being extended for another month, the buzz is "The Kapil Sharma Show" is the reason behind this extension.
It was reported that the Colors channel decided to run the weekend show "Naagin" for another few weeks despite the team having shot the climax sequence, as it doesn't want to lose the show's high ratings. Since its inception, "Naagin" has made a record of sorts by ruling the Television Rating Points (TRP) charts every week.
However, according to latest reports, Sony TV's "The Kapil Sharma Show," which had a grand opening on April 23 with 3 TRPs, has compelled Colors to extend the supernatural show (which garnered 4.8 TRPs), so as to keep the channel's overall ratings high.
"Colors does not want to lose Naagin's weekend TRP bonanza. Though the two shows don't fall in the same time slot (while the Sony show is aired in the 9-10 p.m. slot, 'Naagin' is telecast from 8 to 9 p.m.), 'Naagin' plays a big role in Colors' weekend ratings," a source told SpotboyE.
The sudden announcement of extending "Naagin" came as a surprise to the team as well. The creative team of the show is now working on altering the climax sequence and planning to bring back several characters. "The show has suddenly got an extension and so, hum bus shoot kiye jaa rahe hain (we are just continuing with the shoot)," Adaa Khan aka Sesha told the entertainment portal.
It should be mentioned that Kapil and his erstwhile "Comedy Nights With Kapil" (CNWK) team had a fallout with Colors, after which the comedian disassociated himself from the channel. Later, Krushna Abhishek's "Comedy Nights Live" replaced "CNWK" on the channel. A lot of comparisons were drawn between Krushna's and Kapil's shows. Although "Comedy Nights Live" was criticised by the audience in its opening episode, it is gradually wooing the audience.
With this, one can't help but wonder if Colors is threatened by Kapil's new show. Also, is the war between Colors and the stand-up comedian not over yet?