Doordarshan: Season 3 of Ek Tha Rusty

By Devesh Gupta , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | July 08, 2014
The TV show goes on air from July 10 and features the stories of Ruskin Bond. Season three of the show will have 52 episodes.

Doordarshan will start airing the third season of Ek Tha Rusty starting July 10. The 30-minute show will be televised in the 7pm slot for 52 episodes.


Ek Tha Rusty

The new serial, based on Ruskin Bond's stories, is produced by Shubhadarshini Singh. The characters continue from the previous seasons. The entire programme was shot in Mussorie and even Bond pitched in to support the production team. Singh handled the creative side.

Adopting the revenue sharing model, Doordarshan is working closely with the director Singh, who is banking on revenue from the advertisers now. Doordarshan is planning to promote the show on social media, outdoor and across the Television. Speaking at the launch press conference, Tripurari Sharan, director general, Doordarshan, said, "We are strongly concerned about our content and are pushing a strategy where producers have to consistently work with the Doordarshan." He acknowledged that DD was a bit late in catching on to social media promotions and marketing and added that the government is also mulling with the idea of a channel for kids.

Says Singh, "The serial is no longer for kids. It is for everyone. It has all the elements of love, betrayal, murder and mystery. Earlier it was age specific but now it is for everyone. It has been extremely difficult in managing the revenue for the production of the show."