February 13, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): The Star Plus family drama on television ‘Baa Bahu Aur Baby’ will be soon going off air.
After a successful tenure of Season 1, ‘Baa Bahu Baby’ made a comeback with its Season 2 on August 23, 2009. But the show has been plagued with problems ever since it came back with Season 2. The show started on Sat-Sun with the time slot of 8-9pm. But later the time slot was shifted to 10:30pm. The time slot of the show kept on changing repeatedly and the episodes were not aired regularly.
The production house has been flooded with mails ever since the news of the show going off air came out. The producers have been receiving lots of mails not only from the fans in India but also abroad.
Says JD Majethia, producer of the show, “We have been receiving lots of mails and calls from our fans. A scientist called up and expressed his sadness about the show being coming to an end. I also received a call from a kid asking me why the show is going off air. It’s amazing to have audience from all age group and all fields of life.”
When asked about the reasons for the show going off air, J D said, “Firstly we had a contract for only six months for Season 2 and secondly ‘Baa Bahu Aur Baby’ season 2 didn’t perform as per the expectations. The show timings were also constantly changed and it was shifted to late night slot, but still the serial had best TRPs at that slot. Low TRPs are said to be a reason for the shut down but the actual reason can be given only by Star Plus.”
JD Majethia, who has given successful shows like ‘Khichdi’ and ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’, said, “‘Baa Bahu Aur Baby’ has been very close to my heart. I do not like that it is going off air. Though I keep telling my actors and technicians that everything good comes to an end, I am still very emotional over the entire episode. But I still believe every serial must have a gracious end. I hope I get a chance to comeback with season 3.”
The last episode will be aired on 21st February, 2010.
Hats Off Productions ‘Baa Bahoo Aur Baby’, made by Aatish Kapadia and JD Majethia, presents the hues of life packed with high emotions, temperaments, idiosyncrasies of real people and even more real situations. It had touched the audience with its grass-root concept of being down to earth.