While, this is a character and show that the actor is going to be a part of throughout the run, he has only done cameo roles in recent times, be it Laado 2 - Veerpur Ki Mardani
On Laado 2's exit, he said, "Colors did not want me to leave Laado 2. I was already working with them for 6 months, but what I was initially told about the character, I wasn't doing that. Hence, in the 2nd month itself, I told my creative head that this is not working out. To that, I was said that let 20 episodes pass away and I will give you what was promised. Unfortunately, after 20 episodes, the creative got changed, albeit my character was given a boost. But, I had already signed this show (Yeh Pyaar Nahi Toh Kya Hai) by then and that was only because, I wasn't creatively satisfied in Laado 2 and when as an actor, you aren't enjoying what you do, it becomes difficult to continue to work. In fact, I still remember how all the promos were on me, Ammaji (Meghna Malik) and Rituraj Singh. But, once it began, it just became an all out Anushka (Avika Gor) show. We actually have nothing to do there and that is also why Meghna and Rituraj also left the show."
He added, "So, I told them in the 2nd month itself, that it's not working out, so plan the character an exit in a fair manner. They took another couple of months to plan it and then I was no longer a part of the show. But, having said all this, the production house is amazing to work with and I would love to work with them again."
On his abrupt departure from Ishqbaaaz
, he said, "I faced a similar situation with Ishqbaaaz. I signed for the show and I was told about how in a particular way, the character will be shaping up and I began shooting. But, due to sheer bad luck, that was also the time Dil Boley Oberoi got shut and merged into Ishqbaaaz once again. So, when I signed on, we had the perfect track set with myself, Additi Gupta, Surbhi Chandna and Nakuul Mehta being the central characters. However, due to the merger, the writers and creatives had to now cater to so many characters once again."
And finally about his character in the upcoming show, Yeh Pyaar Nahi Toh Kya Hai
, "In Yeh Pyaar Nahi Toh Kya Hai, the 180 episodes which are being planned, there is a graph that Kartik, my character goes through. He starts from a particular point and ends at a completely different place."
We wish Ankit all the best for all his future endeavors!