"Sasural Simar Ka," which went on air on Colors channel in April 2011, is soon coming to an end. The daily soap, which stars Dipika Kakar as Simar, is likely to telecast its last episode in about two months.
The show, which took a 20-year leap in the storyline recently, and is focusing on the children of Simar and Prem (Dheeraj Dhoopar), is apparently not garnering the required Television Rating Points (TRPs). The constant drop in the ratings has forced the makers to mull over shutting it down. The cast is also said to be unhappy about having to portray older characters.
"It is the right time for us to have a logical end to the story. The 20-year leap, which was recently effected, has not worked in our favour. The TRPs have also not been too impressive since long, so the decision has been taken to end it," a source told Mid-Day.
The saas-bahu drama-turned-supernatural show, which entertained viewers with spirits, naagin and witches, recently became the butt of jokes on Twitter when Dipika turned into a fly. The show also received a lot of criticism when it copied parts of the teaser of the widely-popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones" (GoT) Season 6.
Until now, the show has taken three time jumps. The telecast timing was also changed from the prime time slot of 7.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. All these changes seem to have affected the show and its ratings.
"The channel initially changed the telecast time from 7.30 pm to 6 pm as the TRPs were continuously dipping, and the prime time slot was given to a new show, Devanshi. They have tried to work out different things, but it looks like the decision to end it will be announced soon as they think now is the right time. They have a couple of shows lined to be launched," the source told the publication.