Historical drama "Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat," which has been entertaining the audience for the past few years, is reportedly going off air. The show, which started with child artist Siddharth Nigam as Ashoka, witnessed huge success during its stint on the show.
However, ever since the show took a 12-year leap and introduced Mohit Raina as the grown-up Ashoka, the show has been struggling to live up to the viewers' expectations. Despite the huge buzz surrounding the leap and the new cast, the show has been witnessing a drop in its ratings.
With the constant drop in the ratings, the makers have apparently decided to pull the plug. According to the Times of India report, "Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat" will go off air in early October. The creative team have apparently penned down an interesting climax sequence.
Earlier it was said that the makers might consider bringing Siddharth 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. However, with reports of the show going off air, it looks like Siddharth will not be returning to the show.
Also, some reports said that "Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat" would be replaced by Swastik Productions' new show titled "Shani." The show would mark the return of cricketer-turned-actor Salil Ankola to the small screen and he would essay the role of Surya Dev. Popular actress Juhi Parmar Shroff, who would also make a comeback with the new show, would play the role of Shani's mother.