For seven long years actor Karan Mehra has tirelessly essayed the character of Naitik Singhania in Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. So the news of him suddenly quitting the show has come as a rude shock, not just to the audiences, but to the producer of the show Rajan Shahi as well. The show is gearing up for a high point and the actors will be flying off to Hong Kong in February to shoot an important sequence.
Apparently, the story line is set to take another big leap, which required leading man Karan to age further on the screen. Rumour has it that the idea of playing a 50-year-old post-leap has upset the actor and that is how the news of him quitting surfaced.
Reacting to the news, a distressed Rajan Shahi says, “It’s all rubbish. I am stunned how people don’t even bother to verify facts and speculate blindly. Every year I hear rumours about the show going off air or the leading actors quitting. If something like this ever happens, trust me I will be the first person to announce it”. He continues, “Ye Rishta… is a special show for all of us. Heena, Karan and the entire unit of the show are making sincere efforts to take the story to new heights. Such talks are malicious. Karan is very much part of the show and he’s not going anywhere.”
When asked whether Karan has a problem ageing on the screen, Shahi clarifies, “Neither Karan nor Hina Khan questioned me even once when I told them they would be playing parents to a 21-year-old son. Why will he now have a problem ageing on screen?”...