The Highs & Lows Of Nupur In ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’

November 1st, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by Sampurn Wire  


October 31, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Rati Pandey aka Nupur of ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’ fame seems to have everything going for her at this point of time. The youth centric show begun more than two years ago and is still going strong despite a few hiccups in between.  The outspoken girl  Nupur is a character after Rati’s own heart who joins the hip and happening Excel college crowd after having transcended the barriers of the sleepy little town of Morena  which lies at the back of beyond.  The coming together of Mayank  (Arjun Bijlani) and Nupur seems to have struck a chord with the audience who raised a tremendous hue and cry following Nupur’s death in the show. Consequently Nupur had to be brought back albeit with a memory loss in order to keep the viewers happy. ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’ continues to enjoy a good run despite having taken a hit in the popularity factor even as the protagonists together with the newly introduced characters continue to take the tale forward.

But what was it actually that had prompted the creator to kill off one of the most promising character of the show? Was it a lack of viewers or was it connected to reasons of finance?  Or did Rati Pandey, the person in question suddenly decide to call it quits? There are a number of queries that keep surfacing in our minds. Let us try and find out the most likely reason.

The No. 1 show on Indian TV - ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’ arrived like a whiff of fresh air with a youth centric approach that was hard to beat. The viewers having grown tired of the dragging Saas and Bahu sagas took to the new story line and the show soon became Numero Uno among the current crop of TV serials enjoying a huge fan following in the process. However, the enthusiasm showed signs of flagging after the show had been on air for quite some time. Sunshine Productions panicked and decided to bring in a host of fresh new faces in order to revamp the show intent on regaining the No. 1 slot.  The move worked for a period of time with the TRPs showing a healthy boost. 

Rati Pandey - The protagonist Nupur played by Rati Pandey maintains that she had been given every opportunity of showcasing her acting talents here. While all four of the lead characters had been assured that their characters would not be chopped off prematurely, Rati states that she had been informed of her character’s death just before shooting for the accident scene. Surprised by such a turn of events, Rati, nevertheless maintains that she wasn’t shocked in the least. She emphasizes that she had been toying with the idea of quitting herself and the creative decision was actually a relief for her. But why was she so hell bent in moving out of the most popular show?  Well, according to her the character of Nupur had already been established and every kind of  emotion  that a young girl can feel had already been shown in MJHT leaving her with no option but to repeat herself episode on episode.

Fan Reaction – With the pretty and outspoken Nupur dying in a mishap, the immensely popular show of ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’ had the option of introducing fresh new faces, young people full of joie de vivre who could carry the show forward. It was a mistake though! The creators certainly did not account for the tremendous amount of enraged objections by Nupur’s fans. An outpouring of letters, SMSes and e-mails flooded the channel’s office each one expressing shock and dismay at seeing the end of Nupur. Rati Pandey fans numbered an astounding 6661 and went up by the minute making her one of the top rated female celebs ever to have graced the small screen. Messages even went on to read ‘No Nupur! No MJHT!’  The channel had absolutely no option except to beat a hasty retreat by bringing her back.

Comeback- Nupur returned to MJHT as Mayank’s wife and her fans are at peace again. But will the fans continue to remain mesmerized with her histrionics ever after? Her memory loss has kept everyone on tenterhooks and her fans keep asking themselves whether it is for real or feigned. Mayank, Gunjan and Samrat try to cope with her to the best of their abilities in the show which seems to be overburdened with twists and turns at the moment. The link that stretches back into the past connecting Dhruv with Nupur has been finally revealed. Will she be able to hold the attention of her viewers now that she is married and struggling to deal with the differences that seem to have cropped up all of a sudden? Only time and TRP will tell !

–Kornika Ganguly / Sampurn Wire

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