June 15 : The popular television drama Pavitra Rishta starring late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande will make a comeback in its second instalment. The series, which was aired from 2009 to 2014, will reportedly see Ankita reprising her character in Pavitra Rishta 2, while Shaheer Sheikh has been roped in to play Sushant Singh Rajput’s character Manav.
Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita became household names with Pavitra Rishta. After playing the role of Manav for several years, Sushant Singh Rajput exited the show. Hiten Tejwani was then brought on board to play Manav. He reprised the role for three years after which the show went off air.
Reportedly, producer Ekta Kapoor is planning Pavitra Rishta 2 with Ankita and Shaheer. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalised. Since 2020, rumours were rife about the sequel of the show, and in March 2021, it was reported that the show was in the pre-production stage with makers hunting for the lead actor.
Earlier this month, Pavitra Rishta had completed 12 years. Celebrating it, Ankita had a penned a heartwarming note that read, "12 years of Pavitra Rishta. 12Years!! Ohh, Yes Yes It's 12 Years Of Pavitra Rishta, Time Flies Really Quickly. With more than 66 Awards #Pavitrarishta remains to be one of the most loved show on Indian Television. Here's to 12 glorious years of this iconic show, which not only gave me Archana but love all across the globe and made me who I'm today. The story that celebrates joy of life, love, family and friendship. Thank you @balajitelefilmslimited @ektarkapoor for making me Archana and thank you to all the cast and crew. Thank you Maa and Paa for always supporting me.”
One of the popular actors in the television industry, Shaheer Sheikh has many hits to his credit. He is returning with the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Recently, he featured in a song titled Baarish Ban Jaa with Hina Khan.