Rubina Dilaik to play Jeannie in Jeannie Aur Juju

Rubina Dilaik

The Devon Ke Dev Mahadev actor will replace Gia in Jeannie Aur Juju

It’s Rubina Dilaik, and not Shivshakti Sachdev as reported in a section of the media, who will be playing the role of Jeannie in Jeannie Aur Juju. As for Gia getting replaced, a source says that she was getting a lot of offers which she had to let go because of the show. That’s when she started acting pricey and the makers looked for a replacement. Gia however, refused to comment about it.

A source says that Shivshakti was only auditioned for the role. Avers Shivshakti, “I had been approached for the role and had even given a look test, but after that nothing happened.” Rubina who just finished playing Sita in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev says that she was in talks with the channel for the fantasy show since the past 20-25 days. “Anuj Kapoor, (Business Head, SAB TV) approached me for the role. He said that I had an enticing, soothing face that is apt for playing a fairy/Jeannie. Also, as a child I used to watch the English show I Dream Of Jeannie and talking about it evoked fond memories,” smiles Rubina.

However, she was clear that she did not want to be a replacement to Gia Manek. “I was pondering over it when the channel told me that I will not be a replacement and will be introduced as another Jeannie. Since this role is completely different from whatever I have done earlier, I took it up,” says the actress best remembered for her role as Chhoti Bahu. Rubina will start shooting for the show from November 10 and has already started preparing for it. “There has already been a Jeannie and I have to see how different I can be and add to the character,” says Rubina. Apart from her professional life, talk is that all’s not well between her and her beau Avinash Sachdev. Ask her about it and she says cryptically, “There’s nothing like that.”

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  • sonia


    I hateeee gia manek!! such a wierdo.

    • aryan

      no noooo nooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • sanu

      you are mad sonia!!!!gia manek is best for the role of jini

  • Rabia Iqbal

    we all love giaa manek and i want just giaa manek as jeannie

  • krunal dave

    giaa as jeannie is best aur rubina ko to sirf two month ke liye hi approch kiya hai giaa rockkkkkkkkkk rubina floppppp

  • Habiba Imran

    Noooooooooooo never. We want Gia Manek bak as jeannie

  • nats

    Pleaseee, the creatives of this show would be doing themselves a favor by scrapping this show, rather than casting rubina as the Jeannie which would eventually lead to the same result..I could see shivshakti as Jeannie, but not Rubina, What a casting fiasco..

  • The…Yash

    no no no….we want gia manek…she is best for dis role… d way she acts one can ever do so !… we want her back…!

  • sohail rehmani

    gia menik jaise koi ho hi nahi sakti yaar us ko wapis lao warna jinne or juju bund karo ok sab tv

  • aashi

    don”t change jeannie (jiaa manek)

  • suman sagar

    kya yar sab tv wale bhai sahab pehle to giaa manek ko lao uske bad jeannie aur juju ko kevl rat me hi q dikhate ho din me kamse kam do bar to dikhaiye

  • pooja rani

    kya yar sab tv wale bhai sahab pehle to giaa manek ko lao uske bad jeannie aur juju ko kevl rat me hi q dikhate ho din me kamse kam 3 bar to dikhaiye

  • fatima

    I Like gia malik please come back please and Sonia you are fool

  • fatima

    I Like gia malik please come back please .

  • fatima

    You do not leave jini

  • fatima

    do not leave jini

  • fatima

    Do not leave us

  • Mallika

    I Really Loved Gia As A Jeannie, Please Come Back! :(

  • Nirali

    Please please do not leave giaaaa……….

    • varun

      noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.we want gia manek as jeannie

  • sweety

    Yesssssssssssssssss. We want gia manek as jini

  • komal

    Jiaaaaaaaaa please come back as jeannie.

  • Hari

    Nobody can match the charm of Jia Manek,she is very lively She was very impressive and carrying the show single handedly.Now i cant even imagine without her,her cute expression is unmatchable which won millions of hearts. I petsonally miss her very much.Irretrievable loss.

  • Sanket (S.R.K)

    Sorry to say………! But I Want Only Gia Manek Back.(as jeannie) Gia Is The Best in Role of jeannie & Rubina Dilaik is also best in other tv serial,but we want only,only,only Gia Manek.

  • Sanket (S.R.K)



    gia manek is best for the role of jini. Plz We want gia back.

  • ashish soni

    muze to giaa manek hi jennie role me acchi lagti ha. Plz sub tv director use wapas lao. Rubina b acchi actress hai. par jennie ke role ke liye sahi nahi

  • Hema

    Jeanie aur juju is superb serial but for jenie role GIA is the best…..Pls we back gia……Rubina is also a good actress…but she is not fit for jenie role……

    • satwant

      yes agreed

  • man ish

    Giaa and only giaa is best for Jeanie…
    plz get back giaa manek……

  • divya

    we want only and only and only Giaa.
    get Giaa back if you want show will go well

    • vicky

      arre yaaragar show ko band kar na chahte ho to kardo, par aise casting change karke show ko flop kyun kar rahe ho, please back original geannie(gia manek)

  • Pushpendra Singh

    Plz do not change Jini(GIAA) she is the best for this role
    everyone wants back Giaa in show .
    and one thing more plz the show at day as becoz at night i dont have much time to see TV ,, BRING BACK GIAA as Jini
    i really love him

  • easin

    we need gia manek plss every one say

  • Sudha

    Never liked Gia. Too much of ego and self importance. Her greed got her sacked.
    Rubina looks a bit too serious for the role of Jeannie, but give her time. I’m sure you will love her better than Gia in a few weeks.

  • nisha

    the show Jeanie and juju is incomplete without jia our first jeanie.:-(:-(please come back we all want you in the show Jeanie and juju…:-(

  • yugal

    old jeannie and new jeannie is nice

    • babar

      you are rt but jiaa manek of jeannie role is best

    • babar

      please jiaa back of jeannie role you are best jeannie rubina foooooooooooooooooooool gia coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  • anmol rattan

    luv u rubina

  • Prakash raj

    Plz geaa ko wapas lao

  • haider

    this replacement will benefit the show. Gia was over acting and was irritating.Those who watched the english version will understand this. jeannie character requires simple portrayal but gia’s way of acting was childish.

    • Sudha

      Fully agree with Haider. Gia was more than irritating and absolutely childish – a 5 year old brat.
      Another point, why are Priya Airlines pilots stuck in the office all the time?
      The American version had Cap Nelson, an astronaut who was office bound, but PA’s pilots seem shy of flying.
      Glad to hear that the serial may be axed by Jan. time to end the charade that humiliates common sense.

  • satwant

    we like sab tv serials like tarak mehta ka oolta chashma and chidiya ghar but our most favourite show is jeenie and juju ,all characters are well comic,but we like ali and gia,now new jenie is playing well but gia was most suitable with this jeenie character,she looks real jeenie and face very cute,new jeenie rubina is also beutifull,new double role of ali as bua of juju is very interesting and make show more comic.

  • Abhay Mahakul

    Apko koi kuch bhi bole Rubina ji me apko dil se kehta hun ap jini aur juju me best acting kar rahihain.thank you so much ki ap jini aur juju me aye.

  • Kamal

    ms. manek was perfect for the role! now its not as funny n.enjoyable as before!!