Pavitra Rishta recently clocked in 12 years. The show starring late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande was one of the most popular daily soaps and is all set to make a comeback with a 2.0 version, as per reports. For the longest time, it was being wondered who will step in to play the role of Manav. While we had reported that it won’t be Hiten Tejwani, who earlier replaced Sushant after he quit television, now another report claims that Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi actor Shaheer Sheikh has been roped in for the same.
A source informed Pinkvilla, “Shaheer Sheikh has come on board Pavitra Rishta 2.0 to portray the iconic character of Manav. Ankita will be back to play Archana again after 7 long years. The other cast members will be locked soon.” Shaheer is currently in Siliguri shooting for KRPKAB with Erica Fernandes and the team. KRPKAB is also returning with Season 3 in mid-July as per reports. The show will be limited series and will focus on the distance a couple might experience post many years of togetherness.
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In July last year, it was reported for the first time that Ekta Kapoor and Ankita Lokhande are deciding on a sequel to Pavitra Rishta which will air on the OTT platform. Shaheer has been a busy man recently. When not working, he was busy doing interiors to the new house he moved in with his wife Ruchikaa Kapoor. The actor got married in 2020 after dating Ruchikaa for many years.
On the other hand, Ankita has always mentioned that she loves Pavitra Rishta and that she can play Archana all her life.