This is a tad disappointing, if true, but I won't hold it against viewers for deserting this serial in droves. It did a horrendous job by first billing itself as a show against DV, and then turning around and making the antagonist a larger than life figure, leaving the public (who bought into their BS claims about their message) wondering what message the show was trying to give women in Jhanvi's situation. Essentially, they f
ed up by extending the serial beyond Viraj's arrest, since they didn't have jack s
t to show after it.
Even the new PH, once it took over, let viewers down by subjecting them to a parade of Viraj abducting Jhanvi's corpse and playing w/ it, and then desecrating it.
To an extent, the new PH does deserve credit for making Ananya at least as intelligent as Viraj, but by retaining the 'Viraj the omnipotent genius' model, they continued to, wittingly or unwittingly, glorify him.
I therefore have mixed reactions to this report, if it is true. On one hand, I don't bemoan its passing due to sunken TRPs. On the other hand, it's a pity, since the new cast - Mala, Vinay and the others were doing a bang-up job. Had this been a brand new serial, w/ a brand new name, it would probably have attracted some ratings. However, unfortunately, they'd have been sunk by all the excrement dished out by this serial before their entry.
Let's see how true it is!