The final episode of the historical drama will air on August 7
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 28, 2015
‘Jodha Akbar’, once a top ranking show on Indian television, is coming to an end on Zee TV. The final episode of the historical drama will air on August 7, 2015.
History will give way to modern-day romance as ‘Jodha Akbar’ will be replaced by ‘Tashan-e-Ishq’, which premieres on August 10 and will air every Monday to Friday at 8.00 pm.
Commenting on the closure of ‘Jodha Akbar’, Zee TV Business Head Pradeep Hejmadi, said, “Being a historical serial, ‘Jodha Akbar’ had a finite storytelling to it. It had completed its quantum of storytelling.”
Offering a somewhat different take, Creative Head Sujata Rao, said, “There were a lot of historical points which were still to be explored, but I really can’t comment on the channel’s decision to shut down the show. We’ve had a wonderful experience and we want to end the show on a good note. We hope that ratings increase in the final episodes and people would then crave for a second season of ‘Jodha Akbar’.”
It is widely speculated that the transition from the Jodha-Akbar love saga to a Salim-Anarkali love saga didn’t augur too well with the audience.
“Maybe the audiences were looking forward to a continuation of the Jodha-Akbar story, but how long can you pull off a Jodha-Akbar? This was not fiction, but a piece of history and so we have to move with it,” Rao added.