popular actor Hiten Tejwani is in a shock as he has lost out on a project
overnight. The actor was all set to foray into comedy for the first time with a
new show titled, Namune, however, just a few days before the
shoot was about to begin, he was shockingly replaced by Kunal Kumar, without any intimation.
Talking to Bombay
Times Hiten revealed, “So far, I have replaced
actors, but this is the first time I have been replaced without intimation. I have
been a part of this industry and such things are quite common. I shot for four
days for the pilot of the show. I did a lot of prep for it, as this was also
the first time I was venturing into comedy. It’s not an easy genre. It takes
effort to get into the skin of the character. I was very excited about the
project, but now, what can I say?” he said.
He also added, “After the look test was done, I was wondering what happened, as there was no communication from their end. So, when the shooting date came near, I got in touch with someone I knew in the production team and the person was shocked that I wasn’t informed about the development. He broke the news to me that I had been replaced. Actors are often replaced, if they don’t suit a character or fit the bill. However, my problem was that they felt that I didn’t look like a lower middle-class guy, despite trying every trick in the book to make me look like one! Then suddenly, someone else was brought on board for my part overnight, and I wasn’t even informed about it. I’ve been a part of the industry for years and I have seen it all, but I am sure something like this would be difficult for new actors. They would take time to come to terms with what just hit them. It can also dent their confidence, as they would wonder why they were suddenly replaced, without even been given an opportunity to improve their acting."
may recall a similar thing happened with Kishwer Merchant and Shweta Gulati
recently when Neha Pendse entered the show, Partners- Double Ho Gayi Trouble
(SONY Liv), overnight.
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