Rakhi Ka Insaaf now to air at 11 PM..

As opposed to Colors which challenged the I&B Ministry's directive to shift Bigg Boss to 11 pm, Imagine TV has decided to go by the Government’s order and has shifted Rakhi Ka Insaaf time slot by an hour.

Friday, November 19, 2010 | 12:01:55 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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As we know, COLORS successfully moved the Bombay High Court on getting a stay order on the directive issued by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry to shift their controversial reality show Bigg Boss 4 to slots beyond 11 pm. There was lots of speculation as to whether Imagine TV would do the same as their show Rakhi Ka Insaaf too was asked to be shifted to the late night slot.

News now comes in that Imagine has decided to abide by the Government's ruling. A channel statement to that effect reads as follows, "We have received an advisory from the I&B Ministry that requires us to shift the telecast timing of the program, Rakhi Ka Insaaf. We are complying with the Ministry's advice on this matter, and changing the telecast time of the program to 11 pm. We have already stopped all day time repeats of the program and have advised all news channels to refrain from carrying excerpts or clips of the show during daytime hours of 5 am to 11 pm, as directed by the Ministry. We would also like to clarify that we have not challenged this Order in any court".

The last line is a clear indication that the channel is in no mood for a fight.

One speculation for this surrender could be that the quasi judicial show was already under the scanner following the death of contestant Lakshman Prasad. His family members allege that Rakhi calling him 'napunsak' on the show made him commit suicide. Rakhi and four others  have moved  Bombay  High court in a separate  case asking the above proceeding to be quashed, but the court refused to grant them any relief. Imagine has already been facing lots of other legal hassles. They were recently forced to change the name of their upcoming fiction show on reservation from Arakshan to  Armano Ka Balidan.Arakshan,  as well known Film Producer and Director Prakash Jha has a film by the same name.

This decision to shift the time slot of Rakhi Ka Insaaf may cost the channel heavily in terms of TRPs. This UTV and Sagar Pictures show was getting good numbers at the 10 pm Saturday slot, but now that it will be pushed by an hour, the ratings are bound to drop. The reason being that  most of its  audience comes from parts of Punjab and Bihar where its  peak sowing season. Hence people need to sleep early as  they have to get up as early as 6 am to go to the fields. It also leaves the channel with one more problem of having to find a show to replacement for Rakhi Ka Insaaf at the 10 pm slot. 

Reporter and Author: Anil Merani

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Posted on: 19 November 2010 at 11:35pm
very very idiot and super flop show.a girl sorry old woman,who has no manner itself,is doing justice.what a joke.....................i think it is a injustice in itself.

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Posted on: 19 November 2010 at 12:41am
Good. This show is no different from Daytime talk show TVs in the US - things like Montel, Jenny Jones, et al. If they do have to run it, 11pm on weekends is right.

I also hope Rakhi implodes. Can't stand the bitch

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Posted on: 19 November 2010 at 12:15am
airing this show is the biggest mistake made by the channel ppl

Edited on:19 November 2010 at 12:15am

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Posted on: 19 November 2010 at 12:04am
jisko rakhi ka insaaf dekhna hai wo 11 baje bhi dekh lega.time change karne se kya fayda???

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