Zee TV's 12/24 Karol Bagh, produced by Sunshine Productions will see the entry of its first male lead in Neil Bhatt.
According to our source, "Neil Bhatt who has earlier done Arsalaan and Jo Ishq Ki Marzi Woh Rab Ki Marzi, will be seen entering the show. He will be cast opposite Simi Seth, played by Smriti Kalra".
Abhinav played by Neil Bhatt happens to be the brother of Anita who is to get married to Anuj. Anita's parents put a condition that only if Simi, who is elder to Anuj gets married, they will get their daughter married to Anuj. So this forces Simi to agree to her marriage with Rajeev, who she very well knows is a womanizer. In addition to all this, Anita's family is upset about Anuj's family not being rich, and all this is worrying Anita. This is when Anita calls her brother, Abhi who lives abroad to come down to help her talk to her parents.
When contacted, Neil Bhatt confirmed the news and said, "I will be seen in a different look, in t-shirts with high collars. My character name is Abhinav, usually prefer to be called Abhi. He is a very chilled out guy, flamboyant and independent. I am a person whose ideologies do not match with what my parents think".
"I have always done something different, from being the super hero to the villager. I now play a guy of my age, and that really excites me", Neil further adds.
We called Producer Sudhir Sharma who said, "We chose Neil Bhatt because we needed someone who looks younger to Simi. With this track, we will be entering into a new territory, a kind of relation which is a taboo in our society".
Neil Bhatt has started shooting for the show, and his entry is expected either today or tomorrow!!
Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair