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'I am responsible for fall in TRPs of Paanchvi...'

Taking the blame for the drop in TRP ratings of his television show Kya Aap Panchvi Pass Se Tez Hain, King Khan admits that despite being the biggest attraction, he has failed to get the desired viewership.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2008 05:51 PM IST

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Friday said that he took the blame for the dipping TRPs of his television show Kya Aap Panchvi Pass Se Tez Hain because he was the biggest attraction on it and did not become attractive enough to get the desired viewers.

"Even in my films, it is said that it will get a good opening because I am there. If I consider the same yardstick, a star of my calibre should have brought enough audiences before the television set. If there is no opening and lack of appeal for the show despite my presence, then I think I am responsible. But, I do my best whatever I can do creatively," Shah Rukh said while interacting with a select group of journalists on the sets of Paanchvi Pass at film city in suburban Mumbai.

However, he defended his decision to do the show because it was educative and he liked being in the company of children. "May be the format was not appealing, but we were binded by the original format (Are you smarter than the fifth grader),"he said

"There are no options for a question on this show. This brings loneliness where as giving options sees involvement of more than one person. Some have not liked that the contestant at the time of dropping out of the contest, being asked to say that "Hum paanchvi pass se tez nahi hain" ( I am not smarter than the fifth grader).

The actor wondered why should there be a problem with the statement because it is not meant to show disrespect to the contestant.

"Grown-ups forget that it is okay not to know everything. They don't realise the beauty of saying I don't know some thing," he said.

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