20 Shows That Replaced Their Actors Since television shows follow hectic schedule, they cannot deal with an actor taking long sick leaves, throwing tantrums, delaying shoot or frequently asking for a raise in their fees. So, the actors change, and although it has gotten less frequent in the past few years, the new actors often just randomly pop up on the screen, that becomes very confusing for the audience. Sometimes, these actors are properly introduced to the audience before they take over the reins of the character. Here are 20 such shows that had to replace their actors for some reason or the other.
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’
This is perhaps the most recent change, where the male lead of several years,
Karan Mehra quit the show and was replaced by
Vishal Singh as Naitik. It is said that although
Hina Khan and Karan Mehra shared a great chemistry on-screen, the two were not half as cordial off-screen. Moreover, Karan did not want to be seen as an old man and a father-in-law.
Diya Aur Baati Hum'
Gautam Gulati used to play the role of Sooraj’s younger brother, Vikram Rathi but had to be replaced by
Karan Goddwani when he decided to join
Bigg Boss. It worked out well for both the actors, as Karan got a job and Gautam got more fan following and popularity than ever before. He even got his own show after he became the winner of Bigg Boss.
Ishq Ka Rang Safed'
The show started off well with a social issue at its heart, as widow remarriage is quite an important topic. However, things went a little haywire when
Eisha Singh left the show for ‘Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani Season 2’. Her replacement was
Sanjeeda Sheikh, who has been handling the pressure of the show pretty well.
The show is pretty recent, and it had to replace a character long before it even came on screen. The role of Malika’s fiancé was to be played by
Karanvir Bohra, and this had been finalized a long time back that he would step into the show for just one episode. However, the actor pulled out of the project and was replaced by
Nagarjun Ek Yoddha'
The show is one of Life Ok’s most unique shows with an extremely unique concept. The show was doing moderately well, but had to replace its lead in order to make him look more imposing and mature. The actor who played the younger, teenage Nagarjun,
Anshuman Malhotra, was thus replaced by ‘
Pearl V Puri’.
Dill Mill Gayye'
The show was extremely popular among people of all ages, especially during the initial years. It was an extension of the popular show ‘
Sanjeevani’, that had itself been a huge success. However, the show also had a lot of romantic scenes between the lead pair, Armaan and Ridhima, due to which most actresses who played the role of Ridhima were uncomfortable.
Jennifer Winget was the final actress to portray the character, but before her, it was Sukirti Kandapal and before her, it was
Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan'
The show had the cursed time slot of 8:30 pm on Star Plus. Also, it did not have an intriguing story or a star cast that connected with the audience. So, before finally pulling it off air, the makers decided to give the story one last twist and changed the lead pair. So the female lead,
Shritama Mukherjee was replaced by the super bubbly
Asha Negi and Vibhav Roy was replaced by
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 7’
The show is already on its 9th season and doing pretty well, and a lot of the credit goes to
Manish Paul, who does a wonderful job as the host of the show. He keeps the energy up and connects with both the judges and the audience. However, after the season which
Drashti Dhami won, she was the host with
Ranvir Shorey. But she failed miserably to connect with the audience and was replaced by Manish Paul.
The first ever Balika Vadhu was
Avika Gor, who grew up considerably while shooting for the show. Then Pratyusha Banerjee came into the picture, who had been chosen after the votes of the audience. The actress was then replaced by
Toral Rasputra. The actress quit because the show had a hectic schedule which her health could not keep up with.
Sasural Simar Ka'
The show that has been thriving because of the many supernatural elements in the show had to replace its actor
Shoaib Ibrahim. He was replaced by Dheera Dhoopar. The actor quit because he was unsatisfied with the little screen time he had and the show’s complete focus on it female leads.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'
The show has been popular since the very first episode and has only grown in popularity through the years. A few years back it had to change two actors at the same time, which were Gurcharan Singh and Jennifer Mistry. Gurcharan Singh was replaced by Laad Singh Mann because of his tantrums, while Jennifer Mistry was replaced by
Dilkhush Reporter due to her pregnancy.
Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali'
Raj Bhanushali became a popular child actor due to the show, and the show too was doing well, but Raj could not balance the hectic schedule of the show with his studies, so he had to quit the show and the storyline changed overnight, taking an early leap as
Rishabh Sharma stepped in to fill his shoes.
The show changed its male lead close to 10 times, but it all started with
Karan Singh Grover, who at first took on the responsibility of the show but later started throwing unnecessary tantrums. He would also often call in sick and then upload pictures of himself partying. When this happened numerous times, the makers decided to replace the actor with Raqesh Vashishth.
14. ‘Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev’
The actress who played the role of Parvati,
Sonarika Bhadoria shot to fame with her role in the show. However, fame is not something that everyone can handle and the actress started to throw tantrums. Moreover, she did not get along well
Mohit Raina, who essayed the role of Mahadev. Thus, the actress had to be kicked out of the show.
Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga’
The male lead of the show,
Pankaj Tiwari, was changed overnight, as he failed to arouse the interest of the audience in the show. The entire show went through a revamp and Aamir Ali Mailk stepped in as one last attempt to revive the show.
16. ‘Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi’
Actress Rupali Ganguly got married and had to go on a maternity break, so her place was given to
Barkha Bisht Sengupta, who was also given a more mature look so she could look more convincing as the mother of teenagers.
Farhan Khan was a model turned actor who had all eyes on him when he joined the show. Actors like
Mohit Sehgal and
Vishal Karwal had screen tested for the show but failed, while he had succeeded. Naturally, a lot was expected from the actor. However, he failed terribly, and each week, the TRPs would be record breakingly low. So, he was replaced by
Anuj Sachdeva. Anuj had it particularly hard, because not only did he have to bring the show back to life, but also had to show chemistry with
Sanaya Irani, whose chemistry with
Barun Sobti is legendary.
18. ‘Hum Ne Li Hai… Shapath’
Milind Gunaji was doing fairly well in the show when Milind and the producers decided to part ways. The actor had taken up too many television shows and movies and was not being able to keep up with the show, which forced him to leave the show. It seemed to be for the best, as the show’s TRP too increased after
Aman Yatan Verma entered as his replacement.
Indias Dancing Superstar'
Actor Mohit Malhotra is an overall charmer with significant female fan following. However, as an anchor, he could neither live up to the expectations of the makers nor could he establish a connection with the audience. So he was replaced by his close friend
Ravi Dubey, who is a treat to look at with his dashing personality and has some great dance moves too. He is also extremely popular, since he has done some great roles in the past and still continues to choose his projects with care.
The show ruled the TRP charts for many years before it went off air. Its lead pair, who was also together in real life for a long time,
Sushant Singh Rajput and
Ankita Lokhande enjoyed great popularity. So much so, that Sushant Singh Rajput was also picked up for a role in Bollywood. Since then he has been giving some great movies, all of which had a good script at its core. His last movie, ‘M. S. Dhoni’, is doing extremely well and he had worked really hard for the movie. On the show, when he left, he was replaced by