Barun Sobti, Karan Singh Grover, Rashmi Desai – where did they go wrong?

Mon, January 13, 2014 9:30pm IST by
Barun Sobti, Karan Singh Grover, Rashmi Desai – where did they go wrong?

These actors and many more have walked out of the TV shows they helped make popular. But it could soon get very difficult for anyone to quit once they sign a new MoU…

The story of Karan Singh Grover leaving Qubool Hai has been making waves in tellydom for a while now. And while he was quickly replaced by his own buddy Raqesh Vashisth on January 10, avid fans of the show are not ready to accept the change in face…well, not yet. It is too soon. But people who gave Barun Sobti rave reviews for Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon were so annoyed that he quit the show to do a film that they made sure that the serial itself shut down.

Rashmi Desai tried to hold her Uttaran producers to ransom, but that failed and she made a quiet comeback to the show. Fenil Umrigar walked out of Bade Acche Lagte Hain ‘coz she did not want to be negative; Ather Habib left Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai after five years…there are more instances of walkouts than we can remember, hai na?

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But it may soon get very difficult for actors, especially in the upper echelons of their world, to quit. A proposed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between actors and producers says that the lead actor in a TV serial will have to stay with his or her role for at least a year, or else get it in writing from the producers that they may terminate their contract. But the actors’ organisation CINTAA does not agree with this, since most actors not only want an exit clause, but also a provision for annual fee hikes.

Is this fair? Each side has plus and minus arguments on the matter, but we think it is all a matter of careful discussion and debate. Which will happen and we hope that some middle ground can be found. Until then, all we can do is cross our fingers and hope our favourite stars will not suddenly decide to leave our favourite serials. After all, the story lines are convoluted enough, why complicate our TV viewing lives! Don’t you agree?Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • asyafan

    finally some sense, well as for fans accepting a replacement of Asad? Never going to happen!!!!, have you seen the way the new guy has ruined asad? KSG defined asad and they shouldnt have replaced him

    • Priya Wal

      If you didn’t know, KSG is the one who ruined Asad by showing unprofessional-ism on the sets! So why blame the new guy when he’s doing a much better job than frog-face Singh Grover who can’t act for shit?!!

      • priyanka kandpal

        WAIT a minute, did u say he can’t act? lol u are the biggest fool to say that… go and watch dill mill gayye and start watching qubool hai from starting and u’ll know that karan can act or not…. and all the tv actors respect ksg coz he’s a great actor indeed the best actor… shut the hell up now…

  • Zara

    The shows, in my opinion should not run for more than a year, as it become boring and dragged, introducing seasons with new or existing cast will be a good trend. As far as Qubool Hai is concerned, the replacement is not working for me at least.

  • phoohoney

    If Gul khan already knew that Karan would leave the show after an year then why the hell they didn’t finished it within a year…Qubool hai was different and Amazing but now its just like any random typical Indian show! Replacement just won’t help. Ksg was the soul of QH. just like me many had started watching this serial just because of Karan’s name included in it and now, i guess its just a waste of half an hour.

    • Priya Wal

      And people like you will never realise Surbhi is the soul of Qubool Hai because you are just a die heart Frog-face Singh Grover fan!

  • shalma

    Barun sobti is a ***** why he leave IPKKND damn it !!

  • square root

    Well hats off to gull khan for pulling it again the show QBH – Gul you showed that you are not depended on any actor –especially like the frog face KSG — who some how got the idea that he is something — I wish he should face only failures in future. One picture of KSG–he is so guy –hollow face and alll

  • Beea Syed

    yaar im missin ksg n bs …

  • arya

    Sobti has a problem family ,the reason he left IPKKND.Again if Gul knew he was leaving in a year why was he offered the role.He is one un professional actor