(Blog) Today we will try to decipher the curious case of kidnapping tracks on our Indian TV shows! Divyanka Tripathi aka Ishita can be exempted from this case as her ‘absence’ was justified and valid as she was busy with her wedding with Vivek Dahiya in Bhopal while she was shown kidnapped on Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. But why were Akshara (Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai), Swara (Swarigini) and Pragya (Kumkum Bhagya) kidnapped ? While ACP Pradyuman and Daya are solving the mystery, let’s find out what exactly happened in the show when these damsels got kidnapped!
We compiled a list of few such shows that currently used this exciting and innovative (read test and tried) way of boosting their TRPs
Twinkle from Tahsan-E-Ishq
Jasmin Bhasin aka Twinkle was recently shown kidnapped on Tashan-E-Ishq. Apart from giving Yuvi (Zain Imam) the privilege of rescuing her from the goons and reasserting his masculinity, she was kidnapped to introduce a new villain in the show. Wow! Isn’t that a good enough reason to start watching this show, already?
Swara and Sharmistha from Swaragini
So this is my personal favourite! Ragini (Tejaswi Prakash) got her own sister, Swara(Helly Shah) and mother, Sharmishtha(Parineeta Bothakur) kidnapped on the show Swarigini. Apprently they were becoming hurdles in achieving her goals. Now that’s some dedication! Foolish me, I thought the show is about Swara and Ragini’s bonding. Swa-ragini, if you get what I’m trying to say!
Soumya from Shakti… Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki
This is hilarious but only unintentionally. So a guy kidnapped a girl and the two ended up romancing each other. Harman (Vivian Dsena) had set out to kidnap Surbhi (Roshni Sahota) but ended up kidnapping his ladylove Soumya (Rubina Dilaik)! Yes that’s about it!
Tanu from Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki
Wait till you hear this! Rishi (Sharad Malhotra) kidnapped the love of his life from stopping her to get married to someone else. He mixed something in Tanu’s (Shivani Tomar) drink, waited for her to get unconscious, wrapped her in a mat and carried her out on his shoulders. That’s some powerful love, no?
Akshara from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
It so happened that goons had come to kidnap someone else but they ‘accidentally’ took away the lead of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Akshara (Hina Khan). This is what happens when you bargain with your kidnappers! Lesson learnt, never settle for saste gunday!
Pragya from Kumkum Bhagya
Pragya (Sriti Jha) had apparently gone to save a child who was kidnapped but ended up getting kidnapped herself! This was by far the most convincing reason of getting kidnapped!
Ishita from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Well Ishita (Divyanka Tripathi) either had to die or lie in the ICU or get kidnapped. So the makers decided to get her kidnapped to cover up her absence on the show. Intelligent, I must say!
Rani from Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani
Raja (Sartaj Gill) kidnapped Rani (Eisha Singh) because he wanted to seek revenge from her for something she did maybe 20 years ago! Mostly all the reasons are ludicrous but then who cares if higher TRPs are achieved. Isn’t it?