Last minute replacement: Rahul Sharma takes lead in ‘Kaisa Hai Yeh Rishta Anjaana’
It is not uncommon for actors to be replaced on daily soap operas, but it is rare for an actor to be replaced just a week before the show is scheduled to air. Shaleen Malhotra, who was initially cast in the lead role for the upcoming show ‘Kaisa Hai Yeh Rishta Anjaana’, has been replaced by Rahul Sharma.
Rahul, who was last seen in the show ‘Yashomati Maiyya Ke Nandlala’, has already shot the promo of the show, which will premiere on June 26. Confirming the news in a recent interview, Rahul stated, “Yes, it is true. that I will be playing the lead role of Rajat in ‘Kaisa Hai Yeh Rishta Anjaana’. The producers have informed me that due to some personal reasons, Shaleen will not be able to continue with the show. They approached me to take on the lead role.” Regarding the experience of replacing another actor, he added, “This is not something new for me. I was replaced by other actors several times. There were cases when I was informed the day before the shoot that I was no longer part of a show and that they had cast someone else. It’s a common occurrence in the industry and I don’t hold any grudges against anyone.”
Rahul has also appeared in various daily soap operas such as ‘Teri Meri Love Stories’, ‘Kaal Bhairav Rahasya’, ‘Ek Ghar Banauga’ and ‘Mitegi Laxman Rekha’. Talking about his role in the new show, he further explained, “I will be portraying the character of Rajat, who is a serious and quiet person in his personal life. He carries a sense of gravity and has many responsibilities on his shoulders. The story is set in Gorakhpur. Till now, I have mostly played light and easy characters, but this role is quite different and challenging.”