Giaa Manek, who is portraying the character of sweet and simple Gopi Bahu in Star Plus popular daily series Saath Nibhana Saathiya has been replaced in the show. Fans are aware that Giaa is one of the contestants in the much awaited dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 - Dancing with the stars , which is scheduled to be aired from 16th June onwards on Colors
There was news of channel war being waged as the actors were not being allowed to take part in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. But, Giaa Manek has made her choice and wishes to concentrate on her dance performances in Jhalak.
Tellybuzz spoke to Giaa but she refused to comment on anything - ' I will be holding a press conference tomorrow at 12pm. Please address your questions there."
Star Plus issued a statement saying-"Starting tomorrow, June 7th, one of STAR Plus' longest running shows, 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya' will see a new face essaying the role of 'Gopi Bahu', the lead protagonists of the show; which has been played by Giaa Manek since its launch. The association with Giaa Manek has however been discontinued with immediate effect, due to unprofessional conduct and breach of contract from the actor's side. "
We also hear that the channel has already started shooting with a new face, who will be seen essaying the character of Gopi Bahu in Saath Nibhana Saathiya. The tentative name doing the rounds is Devoleena Bhattacharjee who was last scene in Preeto.
Reporter: Ranjini Nair
Author: Anwesha Kamal, Medha Parashar