Same characters, different actors

Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 17:15
  • Same characters, different actors

    Pinky Ahuja from 'Parvarrish: Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi': The character of a dutiful housewife and mother of three children was originally played by Rupali Ganguly. However she decided to quit the show with news of her pregnancy. Barkha Bisht Sengupta was chosen to step into her role after the decision

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    Parvati from 'Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev': The role was originally played by Sonarika Bhadouria who was later replaced by Pooja Bose after Sonarika put donw her papers because of payment issues with the producers

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    Dr Ashutosh Mathur from 'Kuch Toh Log Kahenge': Mohnish Behl gave fans a severe shock when he decided to quit ‘Kuch Toh Log Kahenge’, in which he played the popular character of Dr. Ashutosh Mathur. While health concerns were among the reasons given by Mohnish for leaving the show, there were also reports of all not being well between him and the production house. Mohnish was replaced by Sharad Kelkar, who has been doing a commendable job

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    Manav Deshmukh from 'Pavitra Rishta': Sushant Singh Rajput, who is currently being showered with praises for ‘Kai Po Che’ became extremely popular playing Manav in ‘Pavitra Rishta’. When he decided to head for the big screen, the ever-reliable Hiten Tejwani was roped in as replacement. Initially, the audiences weren’t too pleased, but with time the new Manav has managed gain a place in their hearts

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    Ayesha Sharma from 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain': Chahat Khanna, who played the negative character of Ayesha Ram Kapoor in 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain', quit the show as she was getting married. She was replaced by Akanksha Juneja

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    Prashant Dubey from 'Punar Vivah': Sarwar Ahuja was axed as Prashant from 'Punar Vivah' after he apparently violated the channel's contract. His replacement, Vineet Raina, got into the skin of the negative character rather seamlessly

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    Anandi from 'Balika Vadhu': Although the official word is that Pratyusha Banerjee decided the quit the show, the buzz is that the makers were not pleased with the lead star's attitude of late, and hence decided to rope in Toral Rasputra

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    Gopi Modi from 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya': Giaa Manek was controversially replaced as the extremely popular Gopi Bahu in 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya'. It was being said she did not heed to the contract signed with the channel. Subsequently, she was replaced by Devoleena Bhattacharjee

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    Veer Bundela from 'Uttaran': Nandish Sandhu, who was immensely popular as Veer in ‘Uttaran’, left the show as he wasn’t comfortable playing an elderly character following an 18-year leap. His place in the serial was taken by Vikas Bhalla

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    Anuj Shrivastav from 'Kairi-Rishta Khatta Meetha': Jay Bhanushali was replaced as Anuj in 'Kairi - Rishta Khatta Meetha' since he was allegedly throwing tantrums on the set. Naman Shaw was brought in at a time the chemistry between the show’s lead characters was at its peak. Hence, the audiences were left feeling uninterested Karam Apnaa Apnaa-Shiv Kapoor: Iqbal Khan, who played Shiv in ‘Karam Apnaa Apnaa’ left the show stating that he wanted to move on to other things. Subsequently, he was replaced by Yash Tonk. The show wasn’t extremely popular hence the change did not make much of a difference

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    Kesar from 'Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya': Originally essayed by Kalpna Bohra, Aalika Sheikh stepped into the role after she quit the show

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    Mona Gandhi from 'Ram Milaayi Jodi': Priyal Gor, who played the lead character of Mona in ‘Ram Milaayi Jodi’, was replaced by Sara Khan, apparently since the makers were unhappy with Gor’s attitude. For a change, the audiences had no issues accepting the new Mona

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    Nimrit Malik from 'Amrit Manthan': Ankita Sharma replaced Dimple Jhangiani as Nimrit in ‘Amrit Manthan’, and furthered the show’s popularity. Dimple was later brought back in to the show as another character named Shivangi Tej Malik

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    Kkavya from 'Kkavyanjali': Rakshak Sahani and Eijaz Khan both played the male protagonist Kkavya in ‘Kkavyanjali’. The show paled in comparison to other Ekta Kapoor soaps, and had a run of only a year and a half

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    Bani Walia from 'Kasamh Se': Prachi Desai owes her fame to ‘Kasamh Se’ It was while playing Bani in the show that she was noticed and offered ‘Rock On!’. Following Prachi’s exit, Gurdeep Kohli was brought in. Although her performance was good, her popularity waned in comparison to Prachi

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    Dr Rahul Mehra from 'Sanjivani': Gaurav Chanana was adorable as Dr. Rahul in ‘Sanjivani’. Hence, when he left the show viewers had a tough time accepting Mihir Mishra as the new Dr. Rahul. That they eventually did is a credit to Mishra’s acting prowess

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    Sujal Garewal from 'Kahin To Hoga': Rajeev Khandelwal became synonymous with Sujal after playing the character in the ‘Kahin To Hoga’. Once he left the show to concentrate on films, the viewers just could not accept Gurpreet Singh in the role. The show’s popularity dipped immensely post Rajeev’s exit

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    Kkusum from 'Kkusum': Nausheen Ali Sardar was the original Kkusum and she remained audiences’ favourite as Mansi Joshi Roy and Shilpa Saklani did not make the same kind of the impact after taking on the character

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    Pallavi Agarwal from 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii': Shweta Kawatra and Achint Kaur were equally popular, playing the vampish character of Pallavi in 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii'

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    Tulsi Virani from 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi': Smriti Irani became a household name playing Tulsi Virani in ‘Kyunki…’ She was part of the show for nearly seven years, quitting following differences with Ekta Kapoor. Audiences did not accept her replacement Gautami Kapoor, which led to a serious dip in rations. Following this, Ekta brought back Smriti, but by then it was too late to salvage the show

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    Mihir Virani from 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi': Amar Upadhyay, who was the original Mihir Virani in ‘Kyunki Saab Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ was brought back from the dead owing to his unbelievable popularity among the masses. Later though he quit the show to concentrate on films Ronit Roy became Mihir after Inder Kumar’s brief stint. Although Roy did a competent job, he couldn’t match the popularity of Amar

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    Mandira Kapadia from 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi': The antagonist Mandira Kapadia was originally essayed by Mandira Bedi who was later replaced by Achint Kaur

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    Anurag Basu from 'Kasauti Zindagii Kay': Hiten Tejwani replaced Cezzane Khan as Anurag Basu in 'Kasauti Zindagii Kay', but he ended up being second best. Viewers couldn’t accept as Anurag, a role which Cezzane thrived on

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