Popular TV actor Shaheer Sheikh is all set to play Manav in Pavitra Rishta 2. This role was earlier played by the late Sushant Singh Rajput who died under mysterious circumstances on June 14 last year. People are excited and nostalgic as the shooting of the show has already begun and will soon telecast on Zee5.
However, some people are against the second season of Pavitra Rishta and demanding a boycott on the show. Amid all this controversy, actor Shaheer Sheikh who has filled SSR’s shoes to play Manav has put up an Instagram post.
In his post, he has talked in length about replacing Sushant and why he chose to do the show. He wrote in the caption, “When I was first approached for Pavitra Rishta, I was taken aback. Who in their right frame of mind, would dare to play a character immortalised by Sushant Singh Rajput..I too was reluctant. Then I thought, knowing Sushant he was one to take every challenge head on. And so I decided that while it is scary to step into his shoes & live upto audience expectations… it is scarier to NOT even try. And so I did what I felt he would do, if he was in my position. I took the challenge.”
He further added, “When the team told me they wanted someone who was earnest so that we could all tell a story that was a fitting homage to Sushant’s legacy… I decided to give it my all and leave the rest to the audiences and to The All Mighty. Working with a team that loved & respected him immensely only adds to the genuine intent in all our hearts. Sushant, you will always be Manav. Nothing can change that & no one can replace that. I may not be as good, and I may not do justice to it like you did, but I promise to give it my ALL.”
Pavitra Rishta 2 will be exclusively available on ZEE5 for 55 days following which, it will also be available on ALTBalaji.