Change is inevitable. Nothing is constant in this world that changes equations and phenomenons in the blink of an eye. Often we hear about replacements in TV shows; actors are replaced for certain reasons- creative dissatisfaction, lack of time and sometimes unknown reasons.
So, here’s looking back at some of the major replacements in TV shows this year:
Aamna Sharif Replaced Hina Khan As Komolika In Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2:
Hina Khan was immensely appreciated for her portrayal of Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, however due to her other commitments the actress couldn’t dedicate time for the show and hence the makers later roped in Aamna Sharif as the new Komolika.
Toral Rasputra Replaced Meera Deosthale In Udaan:
Meera Deosthale, who used to play Chakor in the show was later replaced by Toral Rasputra as Meera was uncomfortable playing a mother on screen. Both Meera and Toral were highly appreciated for their portrayal of the character.
Parul Chauhan Replaced By Niyati Joshi In Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai:
Actress Parul Chauhan, who used to play Mohsin Khan’s mother in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, was replaced by Niyati Joshi. Apparently, the former did not want to play a grandmother so early in her career.
Vikkas Manaktala & Chhavi Pandey Replaced By Tarun Khanna & Rachana Parulkar in Namah:
In a shocking replacement, the lead actors of Star Plus’ Namah, Vikkas Manaktala and Chhavi Pandey were replaced from the show after only a month of launch. Later Tarun Khanna and Rachana Parulkar took over the show.
Rashmi Singh Replaced By Chandni Bhagwanani In Sanjivani 2:
Actress Rashmi Singh, who played Dr. Asha Kanwar in Sanjivani 2 was replaced by actress Chandni Bhagwanani a couple of months ago. However, the real reason behind the replacement was not known.
Indraneil Sengupta Replaced By Manish Goel In Nimki Vidhayak:
Talented actor Indraneil Sengupta who used to play the character of Abhimanyu Rai in Star Bharat’s Nimki Mukhiya quit the show after the first season ended. For the second season, actor Manish Goel stepped up in his shoes.
Tanaz Irani Replaced By Kishwer Merchant In Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum:
Actress Tanaz Irani made a comeback on TV with Star Plus show Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum as Nisha Sippy. The former quit the show as she was unable to give enough time to her kids. Later actress Kishwer Merchant was welcomed aboard.
Shaurya Shah Replaced By Tanmay Shah in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai:
Child artist Shaurya Shah was roped in to play the character of Kairav, Shivangi and Mohsin’s son in the show, however due to some health issues, the actor dropped out of the show and later Tanmay Shah was roped in for the part.
Anu Malik Replaced By Himesh Reshammiya In Indian Idol 11:
MeToo accused music composer Anu Malik was ousted from the reality show where he served as a judge as Sona Mohapatra and several others petitioned against him. Later, Himesh Reshammiya filled in his shoes.
Some Special Mentions:
Karan Patel’s character was taken over by Chaitanya Choudhary in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein till the time the actor was shooting for Colors’ reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi. Later, Karan returned in the show.