Shaheer Sheikh is gearing up for his next, Pavitra Rishta 2.0 co-starring Ankita Lokhande. The original television show featured late Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role along with Ankita as Manav and Archana, respectively. As the news about the return of this series was confirmed earlier this weekend, there's been a lot of buzz about the same. Shaheer recently opened up about the first reaction, his thought process, the show, and more in an interview.
Talking about the reaction of people around him in an interview with SpotboyE, he said that they asked him if he is sure he wants to do the character since it was a legendary character of a hit show played by Sushant. He added how they told him that people would also have high expectations from him and he was not sure if he should take up the show, and when people said such things, it only made him nervous. In fact, he thought that people will not accept him.
Ask him what convinced him to eventually say yes, he said how he has been in a similar situation when he took on Arjuna's character in Mahabharat given the expectations but he told himself to not give up without trying and when this role came to him, he had the same thought. He also revealed that he was in a dilemma whether or not to take up the show for 15 days.
He further spoke about working on two projects at the same time and how this is a first, but he has promised both of them, hence, he decided to do both. However, he did mention that since Pavitra Rishta 2 has limited episodes, it is the best thing about digital space. He also mentioned that the series will take time to release and hence, he doesn't know if people will see him on two shows at the same time.
About his experience with Ankita, he mentioned that they are yet to shoot together and just met during the photoshoot but did not get time to interact. Among other things, he also mentioned watching Pavitra Rishta and how he was in awe of Usha Nadkarni and his first interaction with her felt good.
When asked if he knew Sushant personally, he said that he only met him twice but did not know him personally. He said how it was a risk that he took by moving from TV to Bollywood. He also recalled being asked about him during the release of Kai Po Che, and how he said the same thing about him opening the door for the rest.