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Giaa Manek, Mohnish Behl, Sushant Singh Rajput: Do replacements really work in TV shows?

Every actor on Hindi television knows that you can be the most popular one in the country, but that doesn’t mean you have job security. Your show can end abruptly (Apurva Agnihotri’s Aasman Se Aag

By | Updated: June 19, 2012 12:54 pm
Posted Tue, June 19, 2012 12:48pm IST

We wonder if bringing in a new actor to play a well-loved character is a good idea

Every actor on Hindi television knows that you can be the most popular one in the country, but that doesn’t mean you have job security. Your show can end abruptly (Apurva Agnihotri’s Aasman Se Aage), your channel can go off air (Changragupta Maurya on Imagine TV) or you may simply be replaced (that list is endless). Giaa Manek being thrown out of Saath Nibhaana Saathiya after two long years is just the most recent incident where channel wars have forced an actor to quit the show that made them famous. There have been instances when the actors have taken the decision to be replaced. We take a look at some of the replacement decisions and the impact they’ve had, both on screen and off screen:

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