Shantanu to play grown up Ratan in Pehredaar Piya Ki 2
Right from the time the first episode was aired people slammed it for being backward and downright ridiculous. Some even signed petitions and shared memes on social media asking for its ban. The ministry was forced to ask Sony to change the timings of the show just after two weeks of its running. However, the channel decided to take it off air instead.
After the abrupt end the show, Sony Entertainment Television is bracing the return of Pehredar Piya Ki later this year.
Now, as per latest reports on a leading web portal, youth heartthrob Shantanu Maheshwari has been signed as the male lead in season 2 and he will romance Tejaswi Prakash Wayangankar.
Shantanu will be seen playing the role of Prince Ratan while Tejaswi Prakash will be essaying the role of Princess Diya as before. The plot will see a leap wherein the kid (Affan Khan) will grow up. He will return from abroad and a new thread of relationship will develop between Ratan and Diya.
Shantanu Maheshwari who has done youth centric and reality based shows till now, will be doing the first family drama of his career. He is currently seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 8 where he is a finalist and rumour has it that he’s the winner of this season.
Shantanu made his TV debut with Channel V’s Dil Dosti Aur Dance where he essayed the role of Swayam and his chemistry with Vrushika Mehta was much appreciated. Shantanu went on to win the international dance show World of Dance with his troop Desi Hoppers. He was later seen showing off his dancing skills in Colors TV Jhalak Dikhla Jaa where he was one of the finalists. Additionally, he appeared on an MTV show, Girls on Top.
The two actors are reportedly expected to leave for a 15-day long outdoor shoot in Bikaner this month. There are talks of a a famous TV actress joining the show in the days to come as Shantanu’s love interest.
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