Priya Bhatija to leave Dwarkadheesh

Major health problems forced Priya to quit Imagine's Dwarkadheesh

Saturday, October 08, 2011 | 2:06:54 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Actress Priya Bhatija must have been envied by many when she was chosen to portray Rukmini, one of the most prominent characters in the Indian mythology. But seems like luck was not on her side this time around. Constant illness forced the actress to leave one of the central characters in Imagine TV's Dwarkadheesh - Bhagwaan Shree Krishna.

"The shooting of the show is in Baroda and since the day I joined the show my health has given up. I have been suffering from one health issue or the other, sometime food poisoning, fever or infection and hence I have decided to quit the show. It was a mutual decision between the production house and me," recites Priya.

But our sources have another story to tell. According to them some issues between the actress and the production house led to this decision. However, Priya asserts, "It's not true, there was no problem between us and it was an amicable decision."

We wish Priya a speedy recovery and hope to see her back on screen soon...

Reporter: Ranjini Nair
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Posted on: 07 November 2011 at 1:55pm
This was the best chance Priya ever had of making it big. I'm sorry her health didn't permit it, but I'm surprised that she was as bad as she was playing a somewhat simple character

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 5:03pm
I quit the show when they stopped showing Priya!!!!

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 3:15pm
may b she was ill dats y cnt play well.
Ya i was also told d same thng.
PH should replce and bring a new fce rathr changn n spoit such classic by fiction n modifying.
Aur kya bolu ajj to cgm me v hadd kar di. The worst episode.
Worst fiction. In such a great Indian hist

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 12:49pm
hehe lv dat lyn if guy playing arjun fall ill. They substitute arjuna w8 bheema. Lol

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 12:33pm
i wish the makers take a decent and good actress as Rukmini ...Sneha wagh wud b a good choice ...

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 12:26pm
Isn't this article a little too late.By now the regular viewers have understood that she is out of the show.but instead of changing the story they could have replaced her with another actress.
Hope Priya's health is ok now.

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 11:50am
Pyar Ishq & Radhikarani

The show has already completed all the events that Rukmini was famous for by substituting her w/ Jambavati & Satyabhama. From now on, she has no role. Only thing left would have been the birth of Pradhyumna & Krishna's other sons, but since they'll be starting on the Mahabharat track Monday, when Pradhyumna was already an young man, chances are likely that this serial will have no Pradhyumna.


Fully agree w/ you. Much of the fault for giving her weird dialogs, like addressing Krishna by name, recoiling whenever something inauspicious happened, etc is partly the fault of the scriptwriters, but I do expect Ms Bhatija to have known that husbands then were never addressed by name. Her entire role was badly done! The other 2 queens did substitute, but that's altering the story. If in the Mahabharat track the guy who plays Arjun has health problems, will Krishna then play charioteer to Bhima?

Oh, forgot to mention - I wish Priya a speedy & complete recovery, and better luck in future endeavors. Too bad all this also happened while she was going thru a divorce

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 11:27am
Right from the beginning, this actor's acting was not upto the mark - on first seeing her i was really surprised how can they choose such an actor for Devi Rukmini's role - anyways, when she stopped working, the other two actor-queens have managed fairly well to carry the story forward...they could have replaced ms.bhatija long ago with a better looking and more convincing actor to play the role of Devi Rukmini. Jai Dwarkadheesh.

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 11:01am

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 9:08am
its a sad news.
Get well soon dear
btw PH must bring a new face
othrwse the storyline get distractd.
Shes ill. PH must bring a new fce
else the classic story is gtn spoild.
n TB stop using ur so called stupid 'sources'. Grr

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