When TV stars made crucial decisions for fans' sake
We give you a low down on television actors who have resigned and then reconsidered their decision for the fans
Picture this: A production house is being pelted with stones or getting suicide threats just because an actor of a particular show decided to call it quits. Shocking right? However fans, who are undeniably an integral part of an actor's life, sometimes go to extreme lengths to express their love for the actors.
Parth Samthaan walked out of Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan, which airs on a youth-based channel
Take the recent show 'Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan' for instance. The show, which airs on a youth-based channel had it's lead actor, Parth Samthaan walking out. However, this did not go down with his fans and as soon as the news hit the tube, people took to social networking sites to express their displeasure in the channel's decision. Not only that, when the second season of the show aired in the last week of August, fans threatened to not watch it thus affecting its TRP. With fans protesting for over a month, the actor has now decided to return to the show. A source says, "It was his decision to leave and it's his decision to come back.The channel agreed to Parth's return to show their respect for the fans of the show."
Commenting on his return to the show, Samthaan said, "I am extremely elated to return to 'Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan'. I really want to thank all my fans who have supported me through out this journey and that also includes the part when I was not in the show. I am really thrilled to see the enthusiasm among people and request them to support and inspire me with their love and craziness."
hitlist gives you a low down on actors who've resigned and then reconsidered their decision for fans' sake.
After establishing a huge fan base with his stint on the vampire-based show, 'Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani', DSena was seen in 'Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon' opposite Drashti Dhami. The show proved to be a huge hit amongst audiences and garnered high TRPs and viewership. But a tussle between the producers of Madhubala, Siddharth Tewary and Abhinav Shukla, caused Vivian to quit the show. Although the actor claimed that he took the decision for better oppotunities elsewhere, reports suggested that there were several disciplinary complaints against the actor. DSena's exit from the show did not go down too well with the fans and even months after a new actor was introduced, protests kept coming in. After much debate and falling TRPs, they reconsidered their decision and the actor returned to the show.
Ekta Kapoor's 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' put Smriti Irani aka Tulsi on the telly map. After playing the role for several years, Smriti decided to quit the show due to a heated argument with Ekta. The production house roped in Gautami Kapoor to take over the role of Tulsi, but a few months into the role, Ekta brought back Smriti to appease the fans of the show. Fans had gone into a frenzy when they came to know that Smriti was out of the show. Besides repeated calls and mails to the production house, some even pelted stones at the office windows. Once Smriti came back, things went back to being normal.
Television show 'Qubool Hai' has seen several actors such as Karan Singh Grover and Raqesh Vashisht essaying the lead role, but none have managed to stick around for too long. Karanvir Bohra came in after the first leap in the show and decided to leave within months of coming on board. When the news of the actor's exit broke out, his fans were up in arms over his resignation. They hounded the production house and the actor requesting him to reconsider his decision. In fact, they even started an online petition to keep Bohra on the show and it received over 800 supporters. Karanvir was overwhelmed by the love of his fans and eventually decided to come back after making a few alterations in the script.
The stand-up comedian's portrayal of 'Guthi' on 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' made him a household name. However, the actor decided to walk out of the show due to creative differences with the makers and started a show of his own. His show didn't bring in the desired TRPs and eventually shut shop. However, fans who loved Guthi, hounded him on social networking sites and requested him to return to Comedy Nights. Eventually, Sunil paid heed to their requests and reprised his role as Guthi.
Karan Singh Grover
Before 'Qubool Hai', Karan was popular as Dr Armaan Malik in 'Dill Mill Gayye'. The show was instrumental in making him a youth sensation. Yet, the actor quit the show a season later due to 'creative issues'. After much pressure from his fans, Grover returned to the show as the main lead opposite Jennifer Winget.