The next show by YRF’s TV division will be Mahi Way 2, expected over the next couple of months. Season one was the story of an ugly, fat girl in Delhi, who gets super lucky, becomes the editor of the magazine she’s employed with, but breaks her engagement with the man of her dreams towards the end of the show. The show will now return with an all-new storyline but with the same bunch of actors.
Raveena Kohli of YRF confirms the news, but doesn’t quite know when and in which slot it will air. “That will be the programming team’s decision at Sony Entertainment because they have to consider a lot of factors. We’re just producing the show for them, and I don’t think we’ll interfere with their decision because that’s always been our policy. They’ll have their logic in place for whatever they do,” she states, adding that the show will go on floors in the next two months, towards mid-April.
Focus on quality
“As with all our shows, we’ll complete shooting most of the episodes before Mahi Way 2 goes on air some time this year. That’s the only way we can do justice to the show’s production quality and the content. If we try to shoot and air within a few hours or days time, the quality will suffer,” says Kohli.
Ajay Bhalwankar, head of programming, Sony Entertainment, states that Mahi Way 2 will air twice a week, just like its first edition. However, as of now, he’s unsure whether it will be aired on the weekends or during two consecutive weekdays.
“We haven’t even locked the concept for the second season yet, though the last one ended almost six months ago. Once we start shooting, and have a bank ready with the YRF team, we can take a call on the slot and the days of the week when it will air,” he reasons. “We should be through with pre-production details in a couple of weeks and then, we’ll be on the floors with Pushtie as the lead again.” There was buzz during October last year that the show would be among the first to air from the YRF stable. Pushtie says that although she knows that Mahi Way will come back, she’s unaware of the new plot: “I haven’t been given any details by the channel or the production house on the story and the shoot details. So, I can comment only after I hear from them.”