Hi To Hai, the show which created a buzz
as the remake of Karan Johar's cult classic Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam, is in news
Though Ekta had clarified that the show's concept was not similar to the blockbuster, but speculations went on either way.
Ekta had tweeted, "I’m not making Kabhi Khushi Kabhi gum! I’m making a about rich family that own a pharmaceutical business ! The story is completely diff!! Soon on. SONY!"
I’m not making Kabhi Khushi Kabhi gum! I’m making a about rich family that own a pharmaceutical business ! The story is completely diff!! Soon on. SONY!— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) 9 May 2018
Since the show's
announcement, a lot of names have been floating with regards to the show's lead
cast and finally Bollywood actor Omkar Kapoor who was last seen in Pyaar Ka
Punchnama 2 was roped to play the main character.
Omkar, who started his acting career as a child with Masoom in 1996 was supposed to play the role of Ritwik Noon, an ambitious guy.
Confirming the news to Mid
Day, the actor had earlier said, “Getting a chance to be part of the television
industry, especially with Ekta ma’am, makes me feel blessed. On the work front,
my character, Ritwik, is ambitious and a go-getter. On the personal front, he
is a charmer.” He further added, “TV has a wide audience and I want to make a
mark in the industry. I’m looking forward to showcasing my talent and earning
the love of the audience.”
But SpotboyE.com has it that you won't be able to see Omkar in the show.
Yes, a source informed SpotboyE.com that just a day before the promo shoot Omkar stepped back. Everything was organised but the actor did not show up for the shoot.
Reason? The channel (Sony TV) is still racking their brains for a valid and reasonable answer from the actor but there's nothing from him, as yet.
According to a source that works on the show, Omkar was not comfortable doing playing a father in the show. His character was to have a son on the show.
That comes across as odd. Was Omkar not told about the route the story would take, while he was given a narration of the character?
What's happening next? Well, the production is looking for Omkar's replacement currently.
We contacted the producers for their take on the story, but at the time of going online, there was no comment from them.
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