Shaheer Pens An Emotional Note. Will Pavitra Rishta 2.0 Get Boycotted By Sushant Fans?
Before even airing, the show Pavitra Rishta 2.0 is facing a lot of backlash from the people. Sushant Singh Rajput’s fans would not take any other actor in the shoes of their beloved Manav.
News started circulating a few months back that Pavitra Rishta is all set to present a sequel. After the untimely demise of Sushant Singh, who played the role of Manav in it, fans didn’t want anyone else on the show. It was rumored that Mahabharat’s Arjun Shaheer Sheikh will play the role now.
After it was confirmed by Ekta Kapoor that Shaheer is the new Manav, #boycottpavitrarishta2 started trending. Take a look at the tweets:
Shaheer mentioned that he was shocked to be approached by the makers of the show for playing Manav.
He soon took to his Instagram to share an emotional lengthy note on how he feels. “When I was first approached for PR2, I was taken aback. Who in their right frame of mind would dare to play a character immortalized by Sushant Singh Rajput. I too was reluctant. Then I thought, knowing Sushant he was one to take every challenge head-on. And so I decided that while it is scary to step into his shoes & live up to audience expectations… it is scarier to NOT even try. Working with a team that loved & respected him immensely only adds to the genuine intent in all our hearts. Sushant, you will always be Manav. Nothing can change that & no one can replace that. I may not be as good, and I may not do justice to it as you did, but I promise to give it my ALL,” he captioned.
The show completed a 12-year journey. Ankita Lokhande, who plays the lead role of Archana, took to Instagram to share memories. She and Sushant dated for around 6 years after meeting on the sets. Sushant was found dead on 14th June 2020. What happened to him is still a mystery.
Revolving around the life of Manav and Archana, a married couple, this show became the favorite of people all over.