Harshad Chopra Out; Sid Makkar In...

Ekta Kapoor's Kahaani Humaarey Mahaabhaarat Ki is again in the headlines as the epic has got its new Arjun. Read on..

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 | 3:43:35 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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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

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Posted on: 25 December 2008 at 3:57pm
Sid?Could Ekta not find any other character to play Arjun, come on how can you think he suits the role Im really dissapointed the show has just gone downhill in my ratings

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Posted on: 22 September 2008 at 5:18pm
yes gracella he is laxmi's satyakam:)
hmm..i heard it today k prem was to die in KDMHMD omg omg...thankGOD now he wont:)

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Posted on: 20 September 2008 at 1:17pm
hie !!

thnx to God dat Now ArshaD Chopra vl Not Go OuT Frm SErial...

its Me WaSEEla HEre ,I m Big Fan Of Em..

anD want 2 Invite em in Pakistan...

Plz Do Come In Pakistan .....

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Posted on: 18 September 2008 at 6:43pm
thanks... in some way that's good news, at least she's not going to kill Prem off in KDMHMD!!!!

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Posted on: 18 September 2008 at 12:45pm
premOMG she was gonna kill prem ? >:(

madness !!!

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Posted on: 18 September 2008 at 4:54am
I am glad Harshad isnot leaving the show

He has a big fan, if he leave the show, then ekta's show will be down

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Posted on: 17 September 2008 at 11:11pm
Is Sid the guy who played Lakshmi's 1st hubby in GKLB?? i like him..he is soo cute!

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Posted on: 17 September 2008 at 11:08pm
hey tht was bad for harshad yaar... but i love sid to... would love to see him in mahabhrata and harshad in kdmhmd

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Posted on: 17 September 2008 at 9:06pm
w/e as along as prem lives :)
aha bt good luck to sid :D

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Posted on: 17 September 2008 at 8:14pm
omgg i thought the article was talking bout Kis desh.
omgg thank god its not

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