Posted: 09 November 2012 at 5:46pm | IP Logged
Brilliant, logical post. I got so bored of my job that as protest I would come in at 2pm and leave at 4pm...seriously it was mind-numbingly boring and ironically stressful and hard work, which I just refused to do - I just got exhausted (I was in Marketing). Then I quit because I just had enough! And now I'm doing a PhD which is stressful but it's a good stress - I'm not bored. Boredom, stress and pressure is the bane of human existence and it makes people go to great lengths...like leaving advertising and refusing a pay hike (good for you!) and other bribes to come back, as well as leaving a hit show.
My take on this whole scenario, by the way, is that he put his papers in 2 months ago, negotiated for time off maybe for another film/promotion of his current film. The channel and PH couldn't give him extra leave. And because of the upcoming Diwali event and the UK trip he had to keep quiet. So he finds himself in a position of doing something that has grow monotonous, is intensely stressful and has meant that he still won't get to spend time with his family/wife. He will need to promote his new film - that's an obligation and his body has died from juggling the film and show. He said "screw it" and probably with support from his costars, friends and family just said I'm leaving. And I don't blame him. Meteoric rises in fame when you're a private person who wants success but has too much success in such a short time must be very stressful! He probably feels relieved - he must know he's taking a risk career wise, but he's taken a huge risk before in trying to make it into this entertainment business. It's his life.
My main gripe is why do shows that are born to have a short shelf life have to be "turned into a fruit salad" as I read in one person's post??
This show could have finished at the remarriage and that's it (I may have stopped watching in Feb, but the bits I randomly saw immediately post-remarriage were lovely). It's OK to just have a brilliant story shown over a short time - the brightest stars burn the brightest and are extinguished the fastest - that's fine. I think everyone weathered BS going off for his movie, and the TRPs may have dropped but frankly some of the highest TRP rated shows are pretty crap so what does that mean??
I think what I'm trying to say is perhaps in the Indian culture of TV dragging things out with crazy plots may be OK. But for sensible, intelligent individuals (in India and abroad and even non-Indians) who are keen to find their own way to escape the troubles of the day we don't need crazy plots - subtle development of characters and plot lines are fine! If this was a British or American series this would not have happened. This is the first time I have ever sat down and watched an Indian serial (my mother has always tried to make me as some sort of crazy mother-daughter bonding experience and I've always told her I love you but I need my brain cells!). What I now realise is that when channels have a great product they obviously don't know what to do with it...???!
If this story was stopped at the appropriate time months ago, people may have been sad, but everyone would have a bank of wonderful episodes to enjoy in posterity; it would have been a fairytale. Now I'm sure people are going to get a tinned fruit cocktail (you know the kind with mushy fruit, lots of sugar and no other taste) if the show goes on...
ETA: I just realised I wrote a lot - sorry
Edited by moomin4455 - 09 November 2012 at 5:46pm