Bump-er episode

Balika Vadhu fans were in for a bad shock when they saw the Wednesday episode of the serial dealing with child marriage. The makers shocked viewers by suddenly killing the character of Pratap, played by Jehangir Vakil. The Balika Vadhu office is flooded with calls since the last couple of days, enquiring about the reasons for Pratap’s death. In fact, many are also wondering if the character will make a comeback, just like Mihir Virani did in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, few years ago.Reveals our source, “Balika Vadhu enjoys high TRPs. Its viewers were looking forward to Pratap’s marriage to Sugna, played by Vibha Anand.

Expecting a happy event in the serial, viewers were aghast when they saw that Pratap is murdered by dacoits.

Actually, Pratap was not a popular character with the audience, but Sugna has a huge following. Viewers love her, so when the serial took the unexpected turn, they haven’t liked it.

In fact, many callers are sympathising with Sugna and saying that they cannot see the need to bring more grief to her life and are demanding where the serial is heading.”

We too wonder whether Pratap will be back in the story or not. Ashwini Yardi, the programming head of the channel offers some clarity, “Pratap is dead and won’t be coming back. Balika Vadhu is a realistic show.”

Report By: Kunal M Shah

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