Posted: 07 January 2011 at 11:25am | IP Logged
This is going to make me PERSONA NON GRATA or sure, and I don't mean it in a critical or callous way. Take it in the honest spirit it was meant--the anger and upset on this forum has been going on long enough. It's not good to harbor those feelings for long. But, with petitions of boycott, and post after post after post of this, and FACEBOOK ambushes, this lamenting over Mishal has got to stop. He's NOT DEAD! And for now, neither is Dutta. Otherwise they would have shown his body already.
Mishal was NOT fired, he CHOSE to leave the character and the show. I am fairly certain Hemal and the thers are well aware of their conundrum...it's not rocket science. They lost the star of their show, and they DAMN WELL KNOW IT. They are NOT stupid. Further, they are well aware of our feelings...so why focus on the same thing? They will do what they need to do with the show, based on COLORS input, and to some degree, the fans.
There is some wisdom to not beating a dead horse. The decisions are being made by the producers, and our telling them end the show or I will stop watching, isn't really all that persuasive. The show will die a natural death--people will stop watching this show naturally--because without Dutta, the thrust of the show is gone, and everything else including Nakusha is hollow.
Please don't be mad at me for saying this. I honestly find it sad that all the good times and insights/friendly debates are becoming overshadowed by this. That's all. LTL was a wonderful thing while it lasted, and we shouldn't hold onto something that is on its own path.[/QUOTE]
I am happy to see you back, believe me, I have missed your input. It saddens me to shout vindication in the face of everything happening to LTL today. You may recall, that I took quite a bit of flak as recently as December when I mentioned that the show had lost its orientation and it may very well have been too late by then to salvage anything if at all possible.
I will take the liberty of assuming that MR realises that he is the key to the conundrum today but will probably stick to his guns for purely professional reasons. I feel that there is a shelf time for all those who want to have a go at Bollywood which still does not have enough options to accommodate the horde of "talents" trying their luck everyday. And should he have got that once in a lifetime opporunity to do something that might just pay off or even shifting to another PH with the ooportunities to have some form of creative input, he will not let go of that one chance. And we have to respect him for that.
As to Colors, I have my reservations for this channel as the whole premise upon which it started to pursue a social agenda relevant to the realities of different aspects of life in India, does smack of some level of hypocrisy whenever, I find some energy to skip through the different offerings. Regressive, arbitrary in many case, I find some of the shows frankly shocking and I wonder how people are still glued to them. It could very well be that the target audience is different from other channels such as Star Plus or Star One for instance and hence the fact that LTL, despite its difference has never been their main priority. An actor worth his salt, should in such cases, definitely seek greener pastures.
Whatever be the case or the issue, i hope that LTL is given a proper closure and if it does continue, then it is up to us to make the choice closest to our sensibilities.
BTW, do spare a few minutes on my thread if you have got some time, it will be the last in my Deconstruction chronology. I would love to have you comment on it.
Edited by KavitaDR - 07 January 2011 at 6:38pm