The third season of the Swayamvar show on Imagine has been postponed to early 2011 now. The show was expected to launch between October and November this year, but industry insiders indicate that the channel changed plans when Rahul Mahajan, who married model-actor Dimpy (Soumashree) Ganguly on the show on March 6, inflicted domestic violence on his bride.
“The channel hasn’t been able to find a suitable contestant so far. Even Rakhi Sawant and Elesh Parujanwala’s engagement didn’t last. The show’s credibility is beign questioned,” says an industry insider on condition of anonymity.
But Nikhil Madhok from Imagine disagrees, “We locked Rakhi Ka Insaaf and it had to start rolling immediately. We also have Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka 2 coming up in October. Meethi Choori No 1 is already on air. Bringing the Swayamvar back this year will clutter the space. And since it’s our property, we can launch the next season whenever we want. However, we are planning to bring it only next year.”