Launched as a show that could rival Kapil Sharma’s Comedy Nights with Kapil on COLORS, Star Plus’ Mad In India opened to poor TRP’s and has struggled ever since.
The face of the show, Sunil Grover had launched Mad In India amidst much fanfare when he quit ‘Comedy Nights’ due to some undisclosed misunderstanding with the producers.
Since then, the show had been expected to garner a huge audience. But the ratings and the audience reception has not been promising so far. Now, with news of Manish Paul quitting the show, things have taken a turn for the worse.
Grover as Chutki is the show’s main attraction. The early episode had Manish taking over the first half while Sunil with the rest of the actors would appear in the latter half. But this got mixed reactions and the makers decided to give more screen-time to Chutki. Unfortunately, that didn’t help the ratings either.
Manish, who had been signed for 26 episodes, wasn’t too keen on continuing. Apart from the limited screen-time that he was getting, he also had creative differences with the producers, due to which he was eager to quit.
Though rumours have been buzzing since early March, the anchor had categorically denied them then.
Close sources reveal that the creators are deciding between looking for a whole revamp of the show and replacing Manish Paul’s character. With things on a downhill, it looks like the end of the show is not far off.