22 October, 2020

The SSR Mega Serial

Mega serials with unfolding family dramas have now shifted from entertainment to news channels thanks to Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide and Rhea Chakraborty’s alleged hand in it

The SSR Mega Serial
outlookindia.com
2020-10-09T09:24:57+05:30

One of the most hilarious memes last week showed actor Ajit (that ­famous villain of the past) saying: “Mona Darling chalo News dekthey hain. Arnab Rhea ko jeeney nahi dega aur Rajdeep Rhea ko marney nahi dega.” Ajit’s words summed up the gnawing hilarity we are ­witnessing now—mega serials with unfolding family dramas have now shifted from entertainment to news channels thanks to Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide and Rhea Chakraborty’s alleged hand in it. It’s a whole new(s) story, but with all the ­predictable ingredients the addicts of mega serials are used to—a suicide morphing into a suspected murder, a lover bailing out just before the incident, distra­ught parent and sisters, fight over money, a drug angle, mental illness, conspiring villains and even an unproven connection to a powerful politician. Entertainment channels that used to pause the day’s episode with a suspenseful twist were unable to keep pace with the evolving conspiracy theories and inside stories of the police interrogation that...

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