Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza to go off air; Krushna Abhishek denies low ratings the reason

FP Staff

Dec 16, 2016 15:27:28 IST

Krushna Abhishek's infamous show Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza will go off air in February five months after its premier in September.

Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza to go off air; Krushna Abhishek denies low ratings the reason

Bharti Singh and Krushna Abhishek on the sets of Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza. YouTube screengrab

DNA reports that the reason behind this decision is because of the dip in the ratings of the show. The decrease in popularity of the show might be because of two reasons. Firstly, the celebrities who are invited to the show to promote their upcoming releases are not very happy with the roast format of the show.

For example, actors like Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Tannishtha Chatterjee have walked out of the show owing to offensive jokes about their acting skills (in the case of Abraham) and their skin colour (in the case of Chatterjee). As a result, several actors have refused to promote their films on Krushna's show. According to the report by DNA, the most recent example was Ranveer Singh who refused to promote Aditya Chopra's Befikre on the show.

Secondly, members of the cast of the show have been quitting the show, such as Shharad Malhotra, Sumeet Vyas, Mannan Desai and Amruta Khanvilkar. This might be because of the format of the show or the dip in ratings, thus initiating a vicious circle.

However, Mumbai Mirror reports that Krushna has denied that the reason behind the withdrawal of the show is because of either of the reasons mentioned above. "It is doing extremely well and we have shot with almost 400 actors but it has reached its saturation point so we thought of concluding it on a high," he says.

Krushna also clarifies that Abraham did not walk out of the show. "He had completed the episode which was even aired later." Krushna confirms that the show will go off air in February but reassures the fans that they will come up with another show in May.

Updated Date: Dec 16, 2016 15:27:28 IST