Ayub, who is currently seen in 'Uttaran' as Jogi Thakur, has reportedly refused to do the show because he is facing severe time constraints as his track in the show has picked up. The actor has even refused to various movie roles, it is said.
Whereas, Sameer is said to have been approached with the offer around a week ago.
Confirming the same, he said, "Yes, I have been approached. But nothing has been finalised as of yet. Talks are on."
Earlier, rumours were rife that the show's producers had even offered the anchor's space to 'Vicky Donor' star Ayushmann Khurrana.
'The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika' is a spin-off from US reality dating show 'The Bachelor'.
The reality show will feature actress Mallika Sherawat as the eligible "bachelorette", while contestants will be competing to be her beau. Based in Rajasthan, the show will showcase Mallika’s journey towards finding a companion for herself.
The show is likely to be launched in August.