I respect Kritika's decision to take a break: Rajan Shahi

Tellybuzz in conversation with Rajan Shahi on Kuch Toh Log Kahenge going off-air…

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Rajan Shahi's Kuch Toh Log Kahenge which was based on the famous series Dhoop Kinare had gained immense fan following on television. The show is all set to bid adieu to television. Reports in the media assert that  the reason behind the same is Kritika Kamra, the protagonist of the show wanting to take a break. We spoke to Rajan Shahi, the producer of the show to find out more about the same and the journey of Kuch Toh Log Kahenge according to him…

What is the reason behind Kuch Toh Log Kahenge going off-air?

Pulling Kuch Toh Log Kahenge off-air was not an immediate decision. This decision was taken quite a few weeks back. Kritika wanted to take a break. Being an actor is a tough profession as they have to shoot continuously. The technicians and the actors are the ones who are on the sets all the time  and hence it is possible that monotony sets in. 

We had a conversation with the channel about Kritika wanting to take a break. The channel was not in the favour of shutting the show down. For me, Kritika has been one of the most professional, hard working and a very nice girl to work with. She has been very co-operative and has always stood by the show even in its difficult phases. The entire team including the directors, the creative and the technicians are very fond of Kritika. I wanted to respect Kritika's decision of taking a break and thus moved it further to the channel and they also understood our point of view. Kritika has been very good to us and very honest towards her work  and so if she wanted to take a break, her decision should be respected. She is one actress, I would always love to work with. Kritika is an integral part of our company and it will be a pleasure for us to work with her again after her break.We are very proud of having her as a part of our company and it was wonderful working with her.  

Do you think a replacement for Kritika was also an option? Isn't your decision giving more importance to a star than the serial itself?

When Mr. Mohnish Behl was being replaced with Sharad Kelkar I had extreme confidence about our choice of choosing him as Dr. Ashutosh. It was a very tough decision for us but I am very happy about it today. However in the case of Dr. Nidhi, at this stage and the phase of the show, Snehaji and I are very clear that it can only be Kritika Kamra as Nidhi. She is the soul of the show.

Tell us about your journey working with the team?

When a show is in its making, it's not only the TRP of the show that matters but the process of making it too is important. In my opinion that is what I got from Kuch Toh Log Kahenge. N.P. Singh & Sneha Rajaniji supported the show beautifully. The faith, love and positivity shown from their side worked very well for our team. Kuch Toh Log Kahenge had a very good team of creatives, writers, technicians and actors. Irrespective of what the TRPs were I as a producer have enjoyed all the times. The show is culminating today but it has been a pleasant journey and learning with good memories. Kuch Toh Log Kahenge has been the first show of my career, which has given me critical appreciation. It has been a very good team backed by the faith of Sony TV and the show has done well because of the faith the channel had in it. 

Having a strong star cast and a very good concept, what could have been the reason for the drop in the TRPs?

Sometimes, we did get good TRPs and sometimes we didn't. In today's time, very few shows get recognized and become a brand name. Of course, getting good TRPs for a show, can work as a booster for it, but its not always that a show can only be judged by its TRP. We have got a very good recognition from this show and I am happy that the show got the 11 PM slot on Sony TV. Being a city centric show the 11 pm slot worked well for it.

Do you feel that the replacement of Mohnish affected the TRP of the show?

After Mohnish's replacement, the TRP went higher. Mohnish did a fabulous job. He added a lot of personality to the character and I always appreciated the brilliant job he did. Sharad brought his own element to the character. They both did a fabulous job in their very own way and was also appreciated. I feel that Sharad and Kritika made a better pair and their chemistry worked well on-screen. It got them a good fan following too. 

Will you be coming back with a Season 2 with the same star cast?

We are leaving this show on a very positive note. When we will look back at the journey of  Kuch Toh Log Kahenge,  the USP of the show will be the good texture of writing. Writer Kamlesh Pandey, our creative Ritesh Modi and the director Mandar gave the show a new direction.  Kuch Toh Log Kahenge had a very good ensemble cast and a good team of actors like Rukhsar Rehman, Vishal Malhotra, Nitesh Pandey, Alok Nath, Karan Wahi, Nandita Puri, Dakssh Ajit Singh amongst others. Having such a big ensemble cast and the freshness these actors added to their characters has been one of the USPs of the show. We are surely ending this journey with a smile. 

We will take a break and analyze on what worked well with the show and what didn't. We are human and we make mistakes. It was not a typical show and we all are learning including me. This break will be giving us time to work upon our mistakes. I am thankful to Sony TV and there are talks for a Season 2. However, it is at a premature stage currently. The USP of the show has been its actors and if the channel decides to come up with Kuch Toh Log Kahenge's 2nd edition then why wouldn't we want to create that magic again. Currently I can only say that I am unaware about what future holds for us.


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  • Posted on: 01 September 2013 at 11:20amm-malhi

    No one can be Ashu except Mohnish Bahl

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  • Posted on: 20 March 2013 at 2:39ammohnish50

    Mr Shahi, KTLK viewers are not fool who can be carried away by statement.We have seen TRP charts and know what was the TRP during Mohnish's time and after.Only Mohnish can bring magic to KTLK.

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  • Posted on: 14 March 2013 at 11:31pmNeelProm

    Mohnish Behl - the best ashutosh :) @RS ji... U also know that...

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  • Posted on: 14 March 2013 at 12:45pmpranali82

    Some actor trying acting, some actor doing acting but actors like Mohnish and Kritika as Ashni they live the charector, they feel the charector, they with the charector and they in the charector. In my life, 1st time I saw the magic, passion and real feel love together on the Indian Television in the form of KTLK 110 epi. Performes of Moh nish Bahl as Dr. Ashutosh is greater than performes of Salman Khan as Prem in any of his film and Sharukh Khan as Raj and Rahul of any his film. Performs of Kritika Kamra as Dr. Nidhi is greater than any of Bollywood actreses performes even Kaitrina kaif, Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi any of their film. RS jee hum samaj sakte hai kee aap trp ko lekar MB jee ke bareme joot kyu bol raheho kyuki aap ek producer ho yaneki businessman or business me thoda bohot jhoot to bolana padatahe anywayse thoda dukh hota hai per mai aapse naraj nahi hongi kyuki aapiki wazase muze KTLK 110 mila.

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  • Posted on: 12 March 2013 at 5:15pmAhlaweya

    Love u Kittu sooo much :) n Love Sharad Kelakar too :) plzzz come back sooon with a bang :D
    both Kittu & Sharad r amazing in KTLK .. both have an amazing n lovely chemistry :) thnxx Rajan sir for giving us AshNi aka KritSha :))

    Dakssh u were superb in y'day ep, specially in the last scene .. waiting to see ur positive avatar :)

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  • Posted on: 11 March 2013 at 11:51pmNiroja

    MOHNISH BEHL such a fine actor.he is so natural whilst acting that every scence he does just seems so real.I am loving him as Dr ASUTOSH KTLK.

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  • Posted on: 11 March 2013 at 5:51pmAhlaweya

    Love Kritika Kamra & Sharad Kelkar sooo much :) my fav onscreen couple .. love them as AshNi ( KritSha ) :D
    gonna miss u both n Kuch Toh Log Kahenge sooo much !! plzzz come back sooon guys with a bang ;) wud love to see u both together again in KTLK 2 :)

    n love Kritika & Karan Wahi's paring a lot :) they have an awesome chemistry .. they rocked as NiHan :D wanna see them both in a romantic show soon ;)

    n Dakssh Ajit Sing is a superb n very talented actor .. he is one of my fav actors :) loved watching u with Kittu n Sharad :)

    Keep rocking all dears ... Love u n will miss u a lot !

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  • Posted on: 11 March 2013 at 5:36pmashutosh.panda

    Mohnish Behl always BEST DOCTOR




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  • Posted on: 11 March 2013 at 5:58amdare_devils

    Wish to see Mohnish Bahl in a new show, Sharad in a new show and KK in a new show but each of them on a different channel obviously different shows.. All the best. Thank you RS for bringing out good talents hope some good PH brings out best in them.

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  • Posted on: 11 March 2013 at 4:09amMohnishFan

    Rajan Sahiji , thanks to give us Dr Asutosh ( unforgettable Mohnish Bahl )..

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