Parth Samthaan, after recovering from COVID-19, resumed shooting for Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. Seen in the role of Anurag Basu, the actor's fans were delighted to see their favourite onscreen. However, in a piece of bad news for Parth admirers, report of a leading daily has it that the actor has 'opted-out' of the Ekta Kapoor drama. According to a source close to the development, Parth reportedly wants to focus on his health and direct his attention towards upcoming projects. The source said that Ekta is convincing her show's leading hero to stay back but Parth has reportedly expressed his wish to step aside.
"Parth wants to now direct his attention towards his health and the other projects he is in talks with. Ekta Kapoor has been trying to persuade Parth into retainment but the actor has expressed his wish to opt-out. The production, in the meantime, has already started to consider actors to step in Parth's shoes but are finding it difficult," the source told. Parth, on the other hand, will be seen as the lead in Ekta's gangster series Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu.
If the report is true, this will be the third replacement in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. Previously, Hina Khan, who was roped in as the antagonist Komolika, was replaced by Aamna Sharif as the former had to cater to prior commitments. Recently, Karan Patel stepped into the shoes of Mr. Bajaj, formerly played by Karan Singh Grover.
Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 also features Erica Fernandes, Shubhaavi Choksey and Pooja Banerjee.