Pavitra Rishta: Will Gautami Kapoor be better than Ankita Lokhande?

After going through several names, Ekta Kapoor has finally decided to cast Ram Kapoor’s real life wife as Archana in Zee TV’s popular show

Ever since Sushant Singh Rajput quit Pavitra Rishta, Ankita Lokhande has been deliberating whether or not to quit the daily soap. Obviously, the production house doesn’t want their favourite bahu to leave, but how long can they really hold on to her.

Balaji Telefilms agreed to give the actor a break by putting her character in coma. Ankita was free to spend some quality time with her fiancé. But now that Ankita is on a holiday, she doesn’t really want to come back – and we understand. Besides taking a break, the other reason why Ankita doesn’t want to return to the show is because PV is probably gearing up for another big leap. If Ankita comes back, she will have to play an aged grandmother this time – and that’s just not acceptable to the actor.

So after several auditions and consultations, Ekta has finally zeroed in on Gautami Kapoor, who was last seen in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year. If rumours are to be believed, Gautami has given her nod for the show and is keen to play Archana.

While we’ll miss Ankita a lot, we are sure Gautami will do a fabulous job. After all, this is not the first time Gautami is replacing a popular actor in a long running serial, no? She had earlier replaced Smriti Irani as Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Nonetheless, we wish the actor all the best and hope the show treats her well.