Shweta TiwariShweta Tiwari

Shweta Tiwari, who had a baby boy last November, was expected to make her television comeback with a new show titled 'Inteqam Ek Masoom Ka'. However, Megha Gupta was signed on as the female lead, setting tongues wagging about Shweta's 'replacement'. Sources close to the show say it was at lead actor Avinash Sachdeva's behest.

Avinash Sachdeva
Avinash Sachdeva

Says an insider, "Avinash and Shweta had a tiff long ago. When he came to know that he was to romance her on the show, he put his foot down and told the makers he cannot work with her. He said Shweta looks much older now and that would affect their chemistry on screen."

Megha GuptaMegha Gupta

When we reached out to Avinash, he said, "I don't even know Shweta Tiwari. We have never been introduced. So how can I have a problem with her? It's bizarre."

Shweta, too, claimed to not know the actor, and that it was her decision not to do the show. "I Googled to see what he looks like. I realised he'd acted in Chhoti Bahu. Producer Anuradha Sarin has been a dear friend for the past 12 years. She narrated the script to me, but I didn't want to do it since it was a negative role. She was ready to give me my asking price and open to my timings."