Recently, Ekta posted videos on her Instagram story while conversing with her blue-eyed boy, Vikas. She told him that he has to do the second season of Puncch Beat, but he refused. While they were conversing, Alt Balaji CEO Nachiket Pantvaidya entered the room and Ekta asked him to stop everything and make Vikas shoot Puncch Beat Season 2. However, he wasn't not convinced. He even revealed that he nearly had a nervous breakdown. "I am not doing the second season of Puncch Beat. I almost got a nervous breakdown doing that show."
However, Ekta wasn't convinced with Vikas's answer. She told him that he would be going against the public demand for the second season, which is snowballing by the day. "What are we going to do about Puncch Beat if you are not doing the second season? People are rooting for the second season. They've watched all the episodes in one day."
We spoke to Vikas Gupta at the launch of his upcoming reality show Khatra, Khatra, Khatra along with Bharti Singh, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, Ridhima Pandit, Aly Goni, Aditya Narayan. We asked about why he not wanting to go ahead with Puncch Beat 2. Said Vikas, "I had a greatly harrowing experience while making Puncch Beat. So I don't want to go through the same experience again that's why. It has worked brilliantly so my mind might change after 2-3 months, but right now I don't want to see such amazingly talented people who have made such conversations and gestures that made mine and my crew's life amazingly miserable".
When asked if he is hinting at Priyank Sharma, who essayed the character of Raahat in the show, Vikas replied, "It was a difficult experience working with him as he had a knee injury for which he had to undergo an immediate surgery. My shoot has been stopped a couple of times. Then we had to push the schedule and most scenes were set outdoor which made things more difficult. Sometimes due to his anger issues he got his hands hurt by punching a wall. He said he can't shoot because his legs hurt and couldn’t walk properly. However, at Prince and Yuvika's wedding you were dancing like anything. You can go down on your knees to propose to Anusha in a fun way. You can work out every day, post a dance video every day. There were a lot of issues we had to face due to him. He used to go for events and not come for shoot. Eventually, when the show wrapped up, he should have gone for his surgery. We are sitting in March but, it hasn't happened yet. Yes, there is a problem in his bone, but that he is facing 7 years. Now if you want to make it an issue you can. He did trouble us a lot. But he also did very well on the show. He is capable and pulled off the character the way he wanted. And I am happy he did justice to the show. But as a producer I am extremely unhappy about his unprofessional behavior".
It now remains to be seen if Puncch Beat 2 happens. We shall keep you updated.
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