Kuch aur laao ke chakkar mein we spoilt what we started with: Delnaaz Irani on Kabhi Kabhie Ittefaq Sey ending on August 6

Farewells are never easy! Delnaaz Irani couldn’t agree more. The actress, who was excited about becoming a part of Kabhi Kabhie Ittefaq Sey (KKIS), is reeling from the news of it ending on August 6 after completing a run of seven months. She says, “It’s extremely unnerving and disheartening whenever a show ends. You can never be prepared for it irrespective of you being a seasoned actor, who has been part of several shows. I have been associated with long-running shows, so, I shouldn’t ideally be feeling too bad. However, I invest myself emotionally in every project and every set becomes my second home. Similarly, the unit of KKIS has become like a family and thus, it feels bad to know that the journey has come to an end. I felt lost when I heard the news of KKIS ending, especially because it seemed like an overnight decision, as the makers were introducing a lot of changes in the storyline. In fact, I was looking forward to my track taking off with my marriage on screen. We needed some sprucing up of the drama on the show but having said that, everyone thought that the storyline was all over the place.”

The fate of a TV show is always dependent on the numbers it rakes in. But we have seen many unconventional concepts being pulled off air in no time because of abysmal ratings. Delnaaz says, “The saddest part of doing TV is that the medium is TRP-driven, a number game I fail to comprehend. Given the fierce competition, everybody wants her show to do well and rule the roost. However, I strongly feel that TRPs shouldn’t be the only deciding factor, as one tends to compromise with quality when you worry too much about the numbers. I think makers should stick to their guns if they believe in their story and shouldn’t alter it just because the numbers aren’t favourable. A storyline is changed every Thursday on the basis of the ratings a show gets. So, every week, we fail to live up to the original story and our conviction. We are only living up to the TRPs, which is so sad.”

She adds, “It was one of the best roles which gave me joy as an actor and major track was developing with my wedding track. It’s not in actors hands as till when the show will run. I have got a lot of happy memories to take from this show”