Mahabharat, Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Saraswatichandra to be replaced

Several Star Plus shows are going off air, much to our pleasure and are being replaced with new shows

The makers of the magnum opus – Mahabharat starring Shaheer Sheikh, Pooja Sharma and Saurabh Raaj Jain is currently shooting the end of war post which the show will draw it’s curtains and go off air.

After hearing rumours of Saraswatichandra going off air for months now, things are finally confirmed. Once Monica Bedi aka Gumaan comes back for her final revenge the show will shut shop. Jennifer Winget and Gautam Rode have already started looking at scripts.

The makers of Saath Nibhana Saathiya initially had plans to take another leap, but the lead actors of the show were not keen on aging on the show. If rumours are to be believed, the show will come to a close soon.

There are three new shows that are vying to replace these daily soaps. However, it is still unclear as to which serial will take which slot. Producers Shashi Sumeet Mittal, Rajan Shahi and Miditech India Pvt Ltd. are contending for the time slots for their respective shows. Rajan Shahi has roped in Dhruv Bhandari for his show. However, there is a debate over the female lead. Talks are on with Heeba Nawab, but we hear she is already doing another musical.

Sukesh Motwani’s Bodhi Tree Productions and Miditech India are both vying for Mahabharat’s time slot. Motwani has just begun shooting. The youth based soap will have Aneri Vajani and Heli Daruwala as the female leads. Miditech wants to launch their show Airlines starring VJ Yudhishtir and Tulip Joshi once Mahabharat goes off air. The production house already has a bank of stories ready to air.

Well with Mahabharat, Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Saraswatichandra out of the picture, Star Plus will have a new and interesting line up. Watch this space for more television news and gossip.