News of the popular TV show Molkki going off air has been doing the rounds for a while. When we contacted Amar Upadhyay, currently playing the lead role, the actor shared, “I have not been officially informed by the makers about the show going off air, but I have heard this news from the unit members. Our creative head had come to the set on my off day and announced that by February or March the show might go off air. Since the channel or the production team have not officially informed me yet, all I can say is that maybe our show has a couple of months left, but I cannot confirm the same right now- let the Channel confirm this first.”
Molki is based on the story of a poor girl who is married off to a rich man in the exchange of money, and the show has garnered a lot of appreciation and attention for its story line.
Amar plays the lead role of Virendra Pratap Singh in the show and says he is sad that the show is coming to an end soon. “I think the show had an amazing potential – strong script, good performances, but somewhere down the line maybe we went off track and the audience lost interest for a while. I think our show has decent ratings given that we are competing with a show like Anupama which has been the undisputed number one in the same time slot. Maybe the audience wants a certain track in Molkki – the track which was there at the beginning of the show. I think we will be going back to that track soon – in next couple of days- so hopefully our audience like the show and we will get our ratings back.”
On missing the show he further adds, “I am going to miss everybody on the sets. But most of all I will miss playing this character! Virendra Pratap Singh is one of most fascinating characters I have played on TV.” Having worked in the show for a long time, the actor plans to take a break once it goes off air. “My family is planning a short trip, once we wind up the show – and that is a big if just now – I’ll go somewhere abroad provided there are no travel restrictions, if not, then I’ll go somewhere in India – before I take up another project.”