Producer and writer Aatish Kapadia told india-forums.com, "Nowadays even completing 100 episodes is a milestone. Previously it was a landmark event when a show completed 200 or 300 episodes. However nowadays there is so much of competition in this industry."
While the show seems to have crossed a milestone, its also true that the makers have been criticized for the low TRPs of the show. When we quizzed Aatish he said, "Our show doesn't have too-high TRPs because it is a layered story. This kind of story telling doesn't work nowadays. Also our show is about a bunch of happy people and people like to watch sad tales instead these days. We are spicing up things, adding some drama and emotion."
Suchita Trivedi who plays Sanyuktagauri Nikhilesh Majumdar on the show agreed that viewers unfortunately don't want to watch feel good shows. She said, "Shows on which there is a lot of hatred sells. People would rather see shows where there is gossiping and back stabbing."
Producer Jd Majethia is also happy that his show is reaching 100 episodes. "This show took a long time to come on air, so we are very happy that we have reached 100 episodes." When asked about the criticism on TRPs he said, "I feel our show is doing quite well at the 7:30pm slot. Whereas it is true that Saath Nibhana Saathiya rakes high TRP as the 7pm slot, that show is very woman oriented. Our show on the contrary is for the family audience and has very strong male characters. Many male office goers aren't back home by that time. All I know is that we are making good content which people enjoy watching. In today's competitive world we are doing something different."
Rajeev Mehta who plays Nikhilesh Majumdar agrees with Jd Majethia, "Here all our male characters are strong and distinctively different. They have their own identities, footage and billing." The actor is looking forward to the show crossing at least 400 episodes.
Here's wishing the cast and crew of the show and hoping that our
audiences turn away from the negativity towards the positivity which Hats Off
is trying to bring on Indian Television!
Reporter and Author: Pallavi Bhattacharya