Fans of Karan Kundra and Kritika Kamra
of NDTV Imagine
's Kitani Mohabbat Hai
fame who were eager to see their favorite couple together in a new show are in for a sad news!! Karan Kundra
has bagged the lead role in Ekta's Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai on Sony Entertainment Television
, while Kritika Kamra
plays one of the leads in Ekta's second show on the same channel, Pyaar Ka Bandhan
According to our source, "Karan Kundra will be replacing Manav Verma
, the nephew of Raj Babbar who was earlier playing the role of Veeru".
On the reason for replacement, our source states, "Manav was not that good in acting, and we needed a good actor for the role. Manav shot till last night, but an overnight decision was made and Karan Kundra has bagged the role and has started shooting too".
Confirming this news, Vikas Goopta, Creative Head
said, "Yes, Karan Kundra will now be playing the role of Veeru in Bayttaab. Karan is excited to play this character, and is in love with it".
The outgoing Manav Verma
expressed his unhappiness though and told us, "I was never informed of the change. I shot with them till yesterday night, and today I got to know that they have replaced me with another actor. There have been many actors who have got better with experience, and I feel sad that they did not even give me an opportunity to do better". Karan Kundra
on his part is happy to have bagged the role in Bayttaab. "He says, "I have left two good offers, to get this role. I am in love with this role, and am excited to play a mellowed down character when compared to Arjun Punj".
Tell him that his fans wanted to see him along with Kritika in Pyaar Ka Bandhan
, and Karan laughs it off and says, "See, my show is at the 10 PM slot on Sony, and that will be followed by Kritika's at 10.30 on the same channel. This is the closest we can get on screen (smiles)".
Karan Kundra has started shooting from today, and his promo will appear tomorrow. His entry sequence will be aired day after tomorrow.
For the uninitiated, Karan Sharma
who is presently seen in Pyaar Ka Bandhan
was to play the role of Veeru earlier. Later, Manav Verma
was roped in to play the same role, and now we are all set to see Karan Kundra in the same role!!Hope Karan Kundra is able to create the magic as Veeru now!!
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh