Colors TV’s latest reality show, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge where Bigg Boss 13’s contestants Paras Chhabra and Shehnaaz Gill were looking for life partners, have comes to a screeching halt after the makers of the show had to halt the shooting amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Maharashtra. There already had been rumors that Mujhse Shaadi Karoge would go off air on March 27 owing to its inability to up its sinking TRP.
As per the social media posts by the show’s contestants, everyone, including Paras Chhabra and Shehnaz Gill came out of the house on 17th March as the shooting has been stopped till March 31. Many of the contestants- Ankita Srivastava, Balraj Syal, Navdeesh Kaur, and Sanjjanaa Galrani- took their social media handles to post pictures from their last day together before the wrap-up.
Sanjjanaa Galrani expressed that she was “very saddened” with Mujhse Shaadi Karoge coming to an end as she would miss her “most genuine friend” Paras Chhabra.
Contestant Balraj Syal confirmed in his Instagram stories that the upcoming episodes will feature two connections forming at the end of the show- Balraj with Ankita Srivastava, Paras will form a connection with contestant Aanchal Khurana, while Shehnaaz Gill will be leaving the house without any connection.
The decision to halt all film, television shows, advertisements, and web series’ shoots from March 19 to 31 has been taken by Indian film bodies including Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE), Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA), Western India Film Producers’ Association (WIFPA), Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC), and Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) in order to restrict the spread of COVID-19.
The BMC (Brihanmumbai municipal corporation) landed in the Filmcity, where the majority of the daily soaps and TV shows’ shooting takes place, to let the production houses know about the decision to stop production till 31st.
It is estimated that the decision of halting production will cause a loss of over Rs 100 crore to the industry.
“We are obviously worried about what will happen because some producers have a bank of episodes and some don’t. Some might repeat and some may run fresh content. We will have to wait and watch. It is the time where you have to keep safety over business,” said producer JD Majethia, the chairman of the TV wing of IFTPC.