Even as several prominent actors from the television industry auditioned for the lead roles of Zee TV’s second chapter of Punar vivaah, the rumor mills have been working overtime to predict who will bag the coveted roles! The good news is that the wait is now over. The channel now confirms that Rubina Dilaik, Karan V Grover and Shristy Rode have been cast as the leads in the new chapter of the show. With the story of the current protagonists Yash and Aarti coming to an end, the new show ‘Punarvivaah … Ek Nayi Umeed’ will tell a fresh, completely different story of remarriage with an all-new cast.
The new chapter tells you the real life love story of popular television actress Divya, which is perhaps more gripping than her reel life! Rubina will play the role of Divya who has had to put aside her love life in her quest to build a career as a television actress and support her family. Karan will play the role of Raaj, a disillusioned young man who has married the girl his family chose for him after he lost his first love to trying circumstances. What destiny has in store for these star-crossed lovers after Raaj’s marriage forms the crux of the new chapter of Punar vivaah.
“It is almost a year now since my fans have last seen me on television. When I played the devoted husband Karan to Abha on Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli, women all across the country fell in love with my character. Mothers too envisioned Karan as the perfect son-in-law for their daughters. Now, coming back to do another show with the channel that made me a household name is like returning to family.” says Karan V. Grover. “Punarvivaah is a show that the entire TV fraternity has been talking about for the last year. So getting a chance to work with a show that has created such an impact on society is a tremendous opportunity. I hope that fans will continue to support me in this new role in the same way that they have in the past. To say that I am excited by the prospect is an understatement!”
Rubina too is looking forward to this new role. She said,
“Everyone has seen the love story of a girl next door, but have you ever watched the love story of your favorite actor or actress? One just reads about it in the gossip columns. The new chapter of Punarvivaah gives the audience an up, close and personal view of an actress’s life and her love story. Playing the role of an actress is what I find most exciting! I cannot wait for the shoot to start. I hope that my fans love this new avatar as much as they loved me as Radhika in Choti Bahu.”
The new chapter of Punar vivaah also sees the return of Shrishty Rode who was last seen on the small screen as the grown up Shobha in Zee TV’s Shobha Somnath Ki. Shrishty’s character Sarita is to play an integral part in the story of Raaj and Divya.
“I am really looking forward to playing the character of Sarita as it shows fans a different side of me as an actress. I will not ruin the surprise by disclosing the exact nature of my role, but you should tune in to the show to find out!” says Shrishty.
With the first chapter of Punar vivaah having not only opened up to an overwhelming audience response but also managing to spark off a national debate on the issue of remarriage, the channel believes the subject merits more screen space even though the ongoing track of the lead protagonists has come to its logical conclusion. So audiences can look forward to a fresh story with fresh faces, once again centered around remarriage!