The Indian television industry is a multi-million dollar business with producers producing over thousand programmes. Nevertheless, some of these shows are so silly or hurtful that they should have never aired on television in the first place.
The Indian television industry is massive as it airs thousands of programmes in different languages for viewers’ convenience.
Balaji Telefilms is one of the biggest contributors to television programming in the country. Alongside it, there are several other production houses that keep the audience entertained.
Nevertheless, there are certain TV shows that should not have gone through production. They were that bad and a total waste of time.
Here is a list of those television shows that left the audiences yelling “no more” –
Sacch Ka Saamna (STAR Plus)
Arguably, Sacch Ka Saamna is the most controversial show to run on Indian television. Created by Howard Schultz, this Indian show was the Indian variant of American game show ‘The Moment of Truth’. During the show, the contestants were asked 21 questions, some of which were too private and not to be divulged in public. The show, hosted by Rajeev Khandelwal, ran for two seasons. As the episodes progressed weekly, the show received negative criticism for the personal attacks and the possible traumas that the participants bore.
Rakhi Ka Swayamvar (NDTV Imagine)
This show hosted by television and Bollywood actor Ram Kapoor aired in mid-2009. In all honesty, this show made a mockery of the institution of marriage by telecasting a wedding that no one cared about on television. Sixteen men competing against one another to win Rakhi Sawant’s hand in marriage was the entire concept of the show. The Bollywood diva eventually got engaged to Elesh Parujanwala, a Canada-based businessman. The couple later broke off the engagement after which speculations were rife about Rakhi doing the show for money and Elesh participating in it for exposure.
Emotional Atyachar (Bindass)
Emotional Atyachar was the adapted version of American show called ‘Cheaters’. Basically, the show revolved around couples doubting one another’s commitment asking for a loyalty test. The show was hosted by Angad Bedi in the first season; Pravesh took over as the show’s host for the remaining three seasons. The show was heavily criticised for crossing personal barriers and hurting sentiments of the viewers and spreading vulgarity in the process. Even the Law commission sent the channel a legal notice stating that it was exceeding the limits of decency.
Rakhi Ka Insaaf (NDTV Imagine)
This show had controversy written all over it. The show’s host, need we say the name, used excessive obscene language while passing on her ‘justice’ towards participants. She has also been accused of abetting the suicide of one of show’s participants. Due to the complaints, the programme’s airing was shifted from prime time to 11.00 p.m.
All Balaji Telefilms Shows
There is no doubt that Ekta Kapoor is the queen of television industry and a contributor to numerous shows that kept the audiences glued to TV screens. Ekta did have her share of good days in producing television series; however, the shows released post the year 2000 have been quite painful to watch. These programmes are not only exaggerated, but long-running too. Every single time one of these shows ended, a part of the audience heaved a sigh of relief. The same portion of the public moaned in dismay when Ekta announced production of a new show.