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Posted: 19 June 2012 at 1:31am | IP Logged

We wonder if bringing in a new actor to play a well-loved character is a good idea

Every actor on Hindi television knows that you can be the most popular one in the country, but that doesn't mean you have job security. Your show can end abruptly (Apurva Agnihotri's Aasman Se Aage), your channel can go off air (Changragupta Maurya on Imagine TV) or you may simply be replaced (that list is endless). Giaa Manek being thrown out of Saath Nibhaana Saathiya after two long years is just the most recent incident where channel wars have forced an actor to quit the show that made them famous. There have been instances when the actors have taken the decision to be replaced. We take a look at some of the replacement decisions and the impact they've had, both on screen and off screen:




Who: Manav Deshmukh in Pavitra Rishta

Out: Sushant Singh Rajput

In: Hiten Tejwani

Did it work? Not really

Unhappy with the fact that the storyline was taking a 20-year-leap, Sushant quit Pavitra Rishta to pursue other creative ambitions. His decision came as a shock to all his fans and to Ekta. He broke the hearts of his fans who loved to see him on screen with his off screen love Ankita Lokhande. But Sushant stood by his decision and Ekta brought in her golden boy Hiten. Flashback scenes were reshot and there were rumours about Ankita being upset with having to be in close proximity to Hiten. The pairing took a while to click with the audience, but by then it was too late. Pavitra Rishta, which had ruled the charts for three years, began to slip in the ratings' race and it is yet to manage to rise again.


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Posted: 19 June 2012 at 1:42am | IP Logged
I agree no one can really replace Sushant as Manav. Sushant is one of the bestEmbarrassed
But Hiten is a good actor and is doing a good (if not incredible) job as the father of Tej-Ovi.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 at 2:08am | IP Logged
Sushant Sushant Sushant... Will be always our Manav... And Sushita will be always our ArMan forever...!!

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Posted: 19 June 2012 at 2:25am | IP Logged
PR was over the second Sushant left and the only thing keeping it going now are some of the new faces and young lovers in the show which the CVs are not even paying attention to because they are to busy looking/creating an unnecessary saas bahu drama.



if not they should have clear Manav and Archana misunderstanding by now and show them living happily with their kids.



Manav's mother should have been shown walking with stick in not showing still creating fight btw her son and bahu let alone turn her kids against her for no sensible reason.


I guess what I'm trying to say is that sometimes it's not only the replacement that is killing the show but the an unnecessary over the top dramas.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 at 2:38am | IP Logged
I agree with Angel. It definitely hurt the show when Sushant left and the current story track is just making things worse .
Showing Archana as a bad mother to her real daufghters and only thinking about Sachin is just aweful and  clealry no one is interested to see such a character ...
 
showing this 18 year leap and how Manav took the babies and filled them up with hate for their mother and still keeps them believign the worst of Archana , has totally killed Manav's character as a good understanding husband ...
 
When the USP of the show has been butchered  and the popular couple is also not there then how can the show survive ...
 
how much can these poor actors work when the script is just not helping them .
 
it is very unfair to say that Ankita was being unprofessional because Anki has always supported Hiten and praised him and he is a good friend ...Ankita is a very very professional actor and is 100 % committed to giving her best to Pavitra Rishta .
 
The media just talks nonsense about her all the time ...
 
The main fault is with the creatives of the show and they have spoiled this show very badly with crappy story line that is just dragging on and on ...
 
 Only evil thriving and good people suffering .. why would people keep seeing such frustrating stories ...


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Posted: 19 June 2012 at 2:44am | IP Logged
I agree Sushant would have been apt for essaying Manav's role since Anki and Sush share offline chemistry too... But Hiten is doing justice to the role as father to grown up children... He is also portraying the character well...

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Posted: 19 June 2012 at 2:45am | IP Logged
Also to add- doesnt necessarily mean change of characters would result in death of serial... I started religiously watching PR only after Hiten's entry... Its all in the storyline not in the actors.
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Posted: 19 June 2012 at 3:02am | IP Logged
i love sushant only. no once replaces sushant as manav. hiten is a good actor in taking care of her daughters.

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