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Here's the REAL reason why Shabir Ahluwalia quit Kumkum Bhagya!

"The show must go on" for Shabir Ahluwalia as he quits the hit daily soap, Kumkum Bhagya.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 08.35 AM, Apr 11, 2022

Here's the REAL reason why Shabir Ahluwalia quit Kumkum Bhagya!

Shabir Ahluwalia, who has been a part of Kumkum Bhagya for seven years, has decided to go on and start a new show titled Pyaar Ka Pehla Naam Radha Mohan. It's a mature love story set in Vrindavan, which would have had him as the male lead.

In a recent interview with ETimes, Shabir confirmed his departure from Kumkum Bhagya, stating that he had started a new daily soap. It was difficult to move on from his prior show, as it had become more of a habit than anything else. The actor explained that one misses the individuals they work with every day and spend a significant portion of their life with them. Sriti Jha and Arjit Taneja are two people with whom he has a strong bond. So, while it's never easy to say goodbye, the show must go on.

In the long-running family drama, the actor began as a youthful rock star and progressed to becoming a father to grown-ups. When asked if he had any reservations about playing a father figure to actors who were around his age, Shabir said that every actor has his or her fears. Kumkum Bhagya was essentially a love tale that came to an end at a certain point. It is no longer easy to maintain a daily soap for such a long time, and the only way forward is to depict what happens next in the lives of the main characters. 

The actor added that, thus, it is apparent that their children will grow up and carry on the story. That's only natural, and it's how a show evolves as the new generation takes over. It also gives the plot a fresh feel. Shabir has been in the sector long enough to see the importance of advancement. Also, for him, it's about the character, not the kid. They knew they'd have to do it at some point. He is starting from scratch right now. What happened in his previous show was merely a flashback, and that's how an actor should approach his job.

Talking about his next series, Pyaar Ka Pehla Naam Radha Mohan, Shabir said that the premise is engaging, and his character is loveable. He revealed that his first shot would take place in Vrindavan since the aura of the city cannot be replicated anyplace else in India.