Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke gossips: Ritvik Arora quits the show, Avinash Mishra to replace him
Here’s big news for loyal fans of Star Plus serial Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke (YRHPK). The fans of the show are enjoying watching the new episodes of the show after three months of lockdown.
Abir and Mishti are facing big troubles after Mishti happens to kill a guy who tries to molest her. And now, Varun (played by Ruslaan Mumtaz) entry has brought big troubles for Mishbir. Varun is the brother of the guy (Karan) killed by Mishbir. Varun is getting married to Abir’s sister Ketki. (Also Read – YRHPK spoilers: Nirmala insults Mishti, Ketki’s pregnancy ahead)
At the same time, fans of the show are missing presence of Kunal (played by Ritvik Arora) amid the wedding track and high voltage drama in the show.As per latest reports, Ritvik Arora has decided to quit the show. The reason for his decision to quit the show is the ongoing coronavirus pandemic crisis. The makers of the show have already found his replacement.
Actor Avinash Mishra, who has been part of the show like ‘Ishqbaaaz’, ‘Mariam Khan – Reporting Live’ has joined the cast of YRHPK as the new Kunal. Avinas was alst seen in a lead role as Shantanu Mazumdar in ‘Yeh Teri Galiyan’.
A source associated with the project says, “A lot of actors, including Rohit Purohit and Abhishek Malik were approached for the part. However, the makers have finalised Avinash to play the new Kunal.”
Talking about Ritvik’s exit from the show, producer Rajan Shahi revealed that he was upset with Ritvik’s unprofessionalism. In an interview with Bombay times, he said “A few weeks ago our supervising producer Vivek Jain called Ritvik. He said he could start shooting from July 1, but we should first speak to his father. That itself was unprofessional because he’s the actor, who has signed a contract with us. Yet, Vivek called his father, who asked for a raise in his remuneration, almost double of what he was being paid, and also a minimum 25-day work guarantee. What’s really wrong is the way he communicated it saying, ‘Don’t even think of calling back if you want to negotiate’. After this, Vivek reached out to Ritvik again, and even this time, he told us to speak to his father. When they were asked to send an e-mail on this, they started dilly-dallying. A few days later, Ritvik’s father started sending apology messages for laying down those conditions and tried to blame things on the COVID-19 situation. However, we have a record of all communication exchanged.”
Ritvik is in Delhi with his family on account of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown situation.On his part, he has shared that the main reason that he is not returning to Mumbai is the Covid-19 crisis. He has lost a family member due to Covid-99 and after TV actor Parth Samthaan tested positive for coronavirus, there was a lot of apprehension about him resuming shooting.
He said “A few days later, Vivekji called me, and I told my father to talk to him and decide whether I should go to Mumbai to shoot. I didn’t know about the conversation that transpired between my father and them. After I learnt about it, I told my father that he was wrong in asking for a pay hike. However, he didn’t ask them to double my money, he asked for a minor hike thinking that it would serve as a deterrent and they wouldn’t call me to Mumbai. He called them several times to clear the air, but our calls went unanswered. I then asked him to apologise through messages and on mail. This is a case of miscommunication and misunderstanding.”
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