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Uncertain future for Sahara TV channel?

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If buzz in the small screen industry is to be believed, Sahara One entertainment channel’s future is uncertain. Speculation is rife that either it will close shop or be sold off. The arrest of its chief Subrata Roy over non-refund to investors has further fuelled the speculation.

Says an industry source, “There was a recent bid to sell off the channel. Talks were on with one or two parties, but nothing materialised. Then came the news of the Sahara chief’s arrest and things came to a standstill.”

The channel is best known for its popular show, Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki, which aired from 2005 to 2011

For the last couple of years, the channel has not grabbed as many eyeballs as it set out to capture. In fact, many viewers are unaware that it still exists. Best remembered for its show Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki, which aired from 2005 to 2011, the channel now has few takers. In 2012, they tried to recapture audiences with the Indo-Pak reality show, Sur Kshetra, but it proved to be a damp squib.

Adds the source, “All the decision making is done from Lucknow, since the channel’s top brass is based there. Over a year ago, Sahara’s Mumbai office shut down its sprawling premises in Goregaon and moved to a smaller place at Link Road in Andheri (west). The staff has been hearing all sorts of rumours though there is no official word yet.”

It may be pointed out that shooting for the channel’s shows is currently on, but in anticipation of an announcement, production houses are apparently on tenterhooks.

Incidentally, several Bollywood celebs — including actors Fardeen Khan and Johnny Lever, filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, lyricist Sameer and singer Sapna Mukherjee — had come together earlier this month to show their support for the beleaguered Sahara chief.

Channel Slashes budget for Bitto and Shorr!

The relationship between channel and the production house is that of boss and employee. If the channel does not get the expected profit from the production, the channel slashes down the budget of the show. That’s the way it goes. This is precisely what has happened with Sahara One’s ‘Bitto’ and ‘Shorr’ that air every Monday to Thursday at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM, respectively.

Chhavi lives in her car!!!

Chhavi Mittal who is currently seen playing Himangi in ‘Ek Chutki Aasman’ aired on Sahara One is obsessed about her car. She starts her day very early morning everyday from her Goregaon home to go to Naigaon where the set is located. When TellyCafe.com spoke to the bubbly actress about this, she laughed and said, “I have no time! My break fast happens in the car, I catch my sleep in the car, I read in the car… so at the end of the day all the things takes place in my car only.”

Chhavi Leaves Her Bday Plans On Hubby Mohit!

Today Chhavi Mittal, who is seen in Sahara One’s ‘Ek Chutki Aasmaan’ as Hemangi, has turned one year older. But when asked about her birthday plans of the day, she seemed a bit confused as she says, “I don’t know, how I will be able to celebrate my birthday with my husband Mohit, as even today I am shooting for the show and even yesterday it was the same situation. So for now, if I get some time to spend with my hubby, I will totally leave it to him to plan the celebration.”