Bharat Chawda opts out; Ajay Krish to play Shashank in Bandini

Bharat Chawda will not be playing Shahshank anymore in Imagine’s Bandini. Ajay Krish has been roped in for the same.

Monday, September 13, 2010 | 5:09:03 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Imagine's Bandini, is all set to take an 18 year leap this Thursday. With such big a leap in the offering, the show will soon be studded with lot many new faces playing the younger generation. At the same time, news is that few of the established actors in the show have decided to opt out, post-leap.

Bharat Chawda who played the simpleton Shashank till now, will not be a part of the show anymore. Playing Shashank from now on, will be actor Ajay Krish, who was last seen in Imagine's Basera.

When contacted be confirmed news and said, "Yes, I have opted out of Bandini. I did not want to play an aged character at this stage of my career. I had a talk with Sandipji (Sandip Sickand) and it was a decision taken amicably.

Our source tells us, "Shashank's character post leap, will undergo a sea-change. He will be shown as a shrewd business guy, who has a point to prove, to Dharamraj Mahiavanshi (Ronit Roy). He will be shown to be a guy with attitude, determined to prove his innocence before DM."

As per the ongoing track, it has been that Santo (Aasiya Kazi) almost reached the jaws of death, after having the fake medicines made in Shashank's factory. This has made DM, hate Shashank.

We hear that Ajay Krish will enter the show in the pre-leap sequence itself. In the coming episode, DM will throw Shashank out of the house. Shashank will go through a lot of humiliation at the ends of DM, which make him stronger. Shashank's wife Kaddu (Prerna Wanwari), will however remain a pillar of support to him and will eventually go against her father.

Our source further tells us, "Post-leap the two families, that is DM's family and Shashank's family will be at loggerheads between one another."

We tried calling Ajay Krish, and even sent him a text message but we ddi not get any response from him.

Ajay is believed to have started shoot and his entry sequence will be aired tomorrow.

Reporter: Srividya Rajesh
Author: Nidhi Soparawala
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Posted on: 20 September 2010 at 7:17am
well said ajaykrishrocks.... i am started watching bandini back again for DM and Shashank.... Hope our dreams to watch some good acting does not go to waste... Love you ajay krish.

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Posted on: 19 September 2010 at 3:43am
bharat - simpleton...
ajay krish - attitude and style...

the character was so good which made bharat as shashank...
now ajay krish will take this character to a different level... awesome...

sorry but nothing against shashank... he could not play this changed character and stand besides ronit roy...
ajay krish is a fantastic actor and will be good to see his and DM scenes...
I am anyways only for AjayKrish... He is smart, Handsome and Awesome Acting...
Bharat Sucks !!!1

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Posted on: 19 September 2010 at 3:20am
hahaha rekha sharma.... dream on....

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Posted on: 19 September 2010 at 12:02am
Bharat Chawda was no Adonis but Ajay Krish is down right ugly.

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Posted on: 16 September 2010 at 3:56pm
today ajay was really good... great freeze on him... he is great actor... i hope he is given enough character to play with.... love u ajay krish,
sorry to say that fans of bharat do not have any other way to go... and ajay krish rocks and he will always... he has done more shows than bharat... great actor than bharat and looks much better than bharat... it is just that others have got used to see bharat for the past 1 year and its always difficult to accept change... but the fans of ajay krish are ga ga over him and his acting capabilities... He is simply superb and awesome... Its nice to see him playing negative since we all his fans have always seen him playing positive lead roles in Mamta and Ardhangini....


Edited on:18 September 2010 at 6:16am

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Posted on: 15 September 2010 at 3:06pm
please bring back bharat as shashank.
Ajay is not suiting the role

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Posted on: 14 September 2010 at 9:24am
Like others my fingers are also crossed. Lets see what is in store?

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Posted on: 14 September 2010 at 5:19am
I hope your talent doesn't go to waste ajay.

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Posted on: 13 September 2010 at 9:31pm
OMG, I don't believe another leap yet again ! 18 years !! So Aasiya will play a 40+ woman, DM like 70+ ! This is too far fetched even for Ekta !

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Posted on: 13 September 2010 at 8:51pm
omg are you serious ?

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