Ekta’s Kahaani Humaarey Mahaabhaarat Ki
will not see the heart throb Harshad Chopra
playing Arjun!! Instead, it will be the dashing Sid Makkar
of Mere Apne
fame who is on course to play the very pivotal character…
According to our sources, “Ekta had planned to cast Harshad Chopra as Arjun in Mahaabhaarat because she had pre-planned the death of Prem aka Harshad in Star Plus’ Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. But the huge popularity that Prem and Heer got forced her not to kill him there; instead she got a fitting replacement for Arjun and did not want to expose her actor in two of her main shows”.
Confirming this news is Sid Makkar
who says, “Yes, I am playing Arjun. I took this up as I wanted to do something challenging and unique”. When asked whether the low TRPs and constant negative comments that the epic has garnered did not worry him, the actor quips “This is one daring show on television. I know that the masses are finding it tough to relate to the present epic, but this is where I wanted to do something different. Yes, I am anxious and scared to do it, but at the same time thrilled to the ‘T’ as I have got a chance to try something beyond the usual saas-bahu sagas”.
Will it be easy for him to step into Harshad Chopra’s shoes who was to play Arjun earlier? “Wow, this is news to me. I only realized it today that some other actor was cast for this particular role”, states the actor.
The actor concludes saying, “Why do you want to see the same kind of epics again? This epic has a different flavor to it, and that is why it is called Kahaani Humaarey Mahaabhaarat Ki, isn’t it?”.Well, hats off to the confidence of the new Arjun and we hope TRPs too give a different story as the Kahaani moves on!!
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh