Gopi Bahu replaced from Saath Nibhana Saathiya

Jiaa Manek aka Gopi Bahu from the popular soap ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ has been shown the door due to her unprofessional conduct and breach of contract on her side.

The root of this issue is Jiaa’s desire to take part in a rival channel’s reality dance show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5’ but her contract with the abovementioned serial came in her way. Since she did not take permission from them before committing her time as a participant in the dance show, she was asked to leave. Jiaa, on her part, says that it was she who put her papers first.

From being a prime time star to being sacked from can't be easy. How demoralizing is it for actors to get replaced? Priyal Gor says, "It is disappointing for an actress to be replaced. When you move to another production house, people question you which is insulting."

Actor Hiten Tejwani who's replaced Cezanne Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput in the past, says, "Everyone from the channel, production house to the actor suffers in the process. An actor is sacked when there's no room for discussion and it's the final step."

What about the audience? Isn't it tough for them to connect with a new face? "The audience does take time to connect with a new face, but if an actor is talented then he will win everyone's heart," feels Hiten. Is the star bigger than the character? Or is script the king? That technicality changes every week when TRPs are made public!

Amidst that entire tussle, the show will not suffer. For that matter, the channel has taken on board actor Devoleena Bhattacharjee to essay the role of Gopi. Devoleena has done some roles in TV serials earlier and she is “very happy” to play her part.