Payal Sarkar replaces Madhura in Shakuntala..

Payal Sarkar of Waqt fame will now essay the role of Princess Gauri in star One's Shakuntala...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 | 2:25:59 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright:  |  Comments 11 Comments  |  12852 Views

Payal Sarkar who was last seen in Sony's Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya is replacing Madhura Naik in Sagar Arts' Shakuntala, and will now play Princess Gauri.

As reported earlier by Telly Buzz, Madhura had decided to opt out of the Star One show as she found it tough to manage her other show, Kis Desh Main Hai Meraa Dil.

Well, as they say one person's loss is another one's gain!! And talking about the new role, Payal says, "I know that Madhura was earlier playing the role of Gauri, but I have not seen the episodes where she featured. So I will take the character in the way I feel and will give my best shot. I will also provide my inputs to the characters' growth in the show". 

When asked why she took this role, the actress quips "I like the character of Gauri, as she is the total opposite of Shakuntala. And above all, I get a chance to play the royal Princess here (smiles)".

So are you happy playing second fiddle in the show? "In daily soaps, I don't think playing a lead is important. It's the character that matters and if you play the best character on screen, obviously audience will like it".

Payal was earlier seen in SAB's Love story where she was paired opposite Mishal Raheja. In Shakuntala, she plays sister to Dushyant who will later fall in love with Veer (Gagan Malik), the Senapathi working for Dushyant.

Well, we just hope this Gauri sticks to her guns and stays put in the show for long!!

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  • Posted on: 13 August 2011 at 1:32amsjj23

    Mishal ,when can your fans hope to see you?
    please come back to us ,its you have sworn to
    walk away from the world of GEC...we cn understand that..but please respond to your fans
    how about that photo shoot about your self that you promised us!

  • Posted on: 31 July 2011 at 12:53pm-Swasti-

    mishal we miss u so much... pls. give sum interview on any channel so fans can watch u... god bless uuu

  • Posted on: 30 July 2011 at 7:25pmsonalDutta

    No Mishal - No Dutta - No LTL - No Colors

  • Posted on: 30 July 2011 at 4:01pm-Swasti-

    Miss watching a talented actor like you, but I am sure you are in pursuit of your dream role which is just round the corner.

  • Posted on: 26 July 2011 at 12:55pmAni_98

    What ever Mishal do next...I would like it to be a challenging character with a lot of dept and layers...I would like the character and the movie/show do justice to his talent...I would like him to leave us speechless ones again and show us that he got even more talent and brilliantly...than we know of.

  • Posted on: 26 July 2011 at 7:54amsonalDutta

    my heart beats for u only mishal raheja...plz come back soon...i beg of u...:(

  • Posted on: 07 May 2011 at 1:33pmAni_98

    No Mishal - No Dutta - No LTL - No Colors

    Mishal I am sure you are going to be amazing in what ever you do next and that you are going to give us many more fantastic performance and characters to watch and enjoy.

  • Posted on: 21 March 2009 at 1:08amRKB_LUV


    she makes all we bengalis proud

  • Posted on: 20 March 2009 at 6:16amcoolsawariya


  • Posted on: 20 March 2009 at 2:41ampallavi25

    Thats GREAT! I really like her! I think Senapati-Gauri romance is emerging cuter than Shakuntala-Dushyanta.

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