Desi 'Grey's Anatomy' stalled

Apr 10, 2014, 09:19 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale

The Indian adaptation of the American drama might not go on air

A few months ago, Endemol and Star Plus had come together to shoot the Indian adaptation of the popular US drama, 'Grey’s Anatomy'. But now it seems that the fate of the show hangs in the balance. A crewmember says, “We shot the pilot last year in December, and sent it across to the channel, after which we got a go-ahead from them.

Himashoo Malhotra stars in the show
Himashoo Malhotra stars in the show

We then shot a few more episodes and our creative team was even asked to make a few changes in the story in order to make it more palatable for the Indian audience. But post that, there has been no word on the show. We have no idea when the next schedule will start.”

A medical drama, a major chunk of the show will apparently be shot at Delhi’s Fortis hospital. “The channel has not given us any confirmation as far as airing the show is concerned.

But the cast and crew are hopeful about it happening soon. It looks like things might start moving ahead post the Indian Premier League. Channels are usually averse to launching new shows during the IPL season. The show may get launched sometime in June or July,” adds the source.

Himashoo Malhotra, who stars in the show along with other debutant actors, says, “We don’t know when the show will go on air. That said, we expect it to happen soon.” Deepak Dhar, managing director of the production house, was unavailable for comment as was the channel’s spokesperson.

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