Star Plus’ Ishqbaaz will be extending its slot to an hour. Its spin off Dil Bole Oberoi has also been a successful attempt. However, all the characters were not getting along as per the script demands. The actors of both the shows were making short appearances whenever needed. Ishqbaaz, being the parent show, remained everyone’s favorite. The stories have been going parallel till now. Ishqbaaz will now run for an hour duration, with characters and stories merging into a single frame. Three different love stories will be seen, that of Anika-Shivaye, Gauri-Omkara and Bhavya-Rudra.
Dil Bole Oberoi was launched to give more scope to the characters Omkara and Rudra. Shivaye’s love story has been leading in Ishqbaaz. There was not much to do for his brothers in the short duration episode. After meeting the needs, characters were sketched nicely in the spin off. Based on popularity, the show will now sync all the tracks. The integration episodes of Ishqbaaz and Dil Bole Oberoi got a tremendous response by the viewers. The success of Oberoi Special made the makers go for the permanent merger. Ishqbaaz will now air from 10pm-11pm on weekdays. Viewers can expect lots of Ishqbaazi. What’s your take on Ishqbaaz going one-hour? Let us know in this opinion.