Pooja Kanwal, better known as Pawni of Sony's Palampur Express has opted out of the show, as she is getting married in the month of November 2009.
Replacing her as Pawni will be known actress Akangsha Rawat, who was last seen in Waaris.
We talked to Akangsha who replaces Pooja who also confirmed the news, "Yes, I have started shooting for the show. I will enter the show tonight as the new Pawni. I have always been a runner in school; so when this role came to me, I grabbed it with both hands. I have been training under a trainer for few days now, and am ready to make a mark".
Akangsha Rawat earlier played the lead in Sahara One's Solhah Singaar.
The present track in the show has Dev (Hiten Tejwani) bringing Pawni to Mumbai to fulfill the dreams of her mother. He also reveals to her that her mother who was herself a runner had been charged with a dope case, due to which she has been leading an unstable life in the mental asylum. Dev gives Pawni a mission in life to become a professional runner, and win the medal that her mother once failed to get.
According to our source, "The new Mumbai track will have some interesting twists and turns, wherein Dev will support and guide Pawni in her new tussle in life. There will also be a college set-up in the show soon".
We got a confirmation from the channel spokesman that due to date problems with Pooja Kanwal, they had to figure out a replacement, and that Akangsha Rawat will be taking her place.
For the uninitiated, the protagonist Ajay Singh Choudhury too opted out of the show recently, and it is now to be seen how the show moves from here with a totally new cast..
Reporter: Ranjini Nair, Srividya Rajesh
Author: Srividya Rajesh