Without skipping a beat, 'Dhadkan' set for fade-out

MUMBAI: Hospital series Dhadkan, along with twin dilemma Hubahu are making way for the Madhuri matchmaking show Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai that commences telecast on 29 July.

KNKKH has been slotted in the 8:30 to 9 pm band that was earlier occupied by Dhadkan (Monday through to Wednesday) and Hubahu (Thursday). While Hubahu is being wound up after a 40-episode run this Thursday, Dhadkan, which launched earlier with much fanfare, is being pushed to a later time slot from the coming week.

A gritty well made serial, the big-budget Dhadkan nevertheless was never able to garner ratings higher than 2 TVRs, say sources. The consistent lack of ratings is now responsible for the show being shifted to the 10:30 pm slot till the third week of August, when it will end after bringing the tale to its logical conclusion in a total of 87 episodes. 

For the show, producer Aqua Pictures had put up a state-of-the-art set in western Mumbai's Kandivli suburb using authentic hospital equipment. At the end of the day though, India's answer to ER failed to strike a chord with audiences here. And that is what ultimately forced Sony to turn off Dhadkan's life support system. 

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