‘Mujhe accept nahi karenge’: Shaheer Sheikh was doubtful about replacing Sushant Singh Rajput in Pavitra Rishta 2

New Delhi: TV actor Shaheer Sheikh, who is about to play the position of Manav in the OTT reboot of the hit present Pavitra Rishta, lately opened up on his apprehensions and preliminary doubts about getting into late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s former position. In an interview with an leisure portal, he revealed that folks round him questioned him if he actually wished to exchange Sushant in the present and if he would be capable of stay as much as his legacy. He confessed that this made him nervous as he feared that folks won’t accept him.

He advised SpotboyE, “A lot of people told me that are you sure you want to do this character? Because it was a legendary character of such a hit show played by Sushant Singh Rajput. People will have very high expectations from you. I was anyway not very sure if I should take up the show and after hearing all such things, I started feeling even more nervous. In fact, the first thought I had was, ‘Mujhe accept hi nahi karenge log’.”

When requested about his ideas on Sushant, Shaheer stated, “I have met him twice but we didn’t know each other personally. What I know about him is that he was the guy who took the risk of quitting his hit television show for Bollywood. To attempt something big in life you have to take a big risk which he did. For television actors like us, he opened a way there. In my recent post also I had mentioned that how his way of accepting challenges motivated me to take up this challenge. Maine ye socha agar meri jagah Sushant hota to vo challenge ko face karta, harta nahi, darta nahi.”

“I remember during the release of Kai Po Che, a media person had asked me what do you think about it and I had told that he has opened the door for us. A long time back it was Shah Rukh Khan sir who did Circus on TV and ended up becoming a Bollywood star and now it is Sushant Singh Rajput,” he added.

A number of days in the past, netizens had taken to Twitter to precise their discontentment over Shaheer replacing Sushant and flooded the microblogging website with #BoycottPavitraRishta. 

Last week, on July 11, Ekta Kapoor’s digital platform ALTBalaji introduced that the present shall be again on display screen with Shaheer Sheikh as Manav and Ankita Lokhande as Archana.

After Sushant Singh Rajput give up the present for his film profession, actor Hiten Tejwani performed Manav’s position for nearly 3 years. Pavitra Rishta went off-air in 2014. 

The present accomplished 12 years on June 1, 2021, and recalling the undertaking, Ankita Lokhande, took to her Instagram account and even shared a clip that includes her and Sushant. Created by Ekta Kapoor, the present revolved round Manav (Sushant) and Archana (Ankita), a married couple. The two grew to become a family favorite with their stint on the Hindi drama. Sushant and Ankita dated for about six years earlier than calling it quits.

Sushant Singh Rajput was discovered lifeless at his Bandra residence on June 14, 2020. The investigation continues to be underway.


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