It seems that quitting serials is becoming the new age concept of gaining popularity? Many leading TV male artists have quit the serials in the past and also doing the same currently. Can it be a stunt to inch those dipping TRP’s or could it be a genuine Bollywood calling?
Amar Upadhyay aka Mihir Virani was the first to generate a furor over his scripted death in ‘Kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi’. The audience went berserk and created a huge chaos, charting the TRP’s to a new scale, and soon the makers had to bring him back. Since then the concept of male stars quitting shows is seen quite prominently, to inch those falling TRP’s.
However, there are many male actors, who are calling it quits owing to some meaty roles offered to them in Bollywood movies. For instance, lately Barun Sobti or Arnav Singh Raizada had to end the popular show, ‘Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon’, because of his busy schedule in Bollywood. He will be seen opposite Shehnaz Treasurywala in Main aur Mrs. Riight. There is another film called ‘22 yards’ up his sleeve, which is under pre-production.
Sushant Singh Rajput too had to call it quits from playing ‘Manav’ in ‘Pavitra Rishta’ because of ‘Kai Po Che’, which has grabbed him, huge media hype and star attraction. Although the audience craved for the original ‘Manav’, they did not complain when they found him in another attractive re-incarnation on celluloid. Sushant will be next seen in some plum roles along with Aamir khan and Anushka Sharma in Peekay and with Parineeti Chopra in Yash raj’s next untitled venture.
Karan Kundra is the next one in the offing too, who has declared that he is calling quits from ‘The serial’, which is shown on Channel V. However, he will continue to be on ‘Gumraah-the end of innocence’. He has grabbed a role in a film opposite Kangna Ranuat, where he will be shown in a rockstar avatar.
Despite male actors quitting silver screen, there are actors, who are veteran artists and continue to beautifully balance both their silver screen and celluloid careers with panache. Actors Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy are known to be contemporaries, both on silver screen and celluloid. The actors have played meaty roles on silver screen and yet, do substantial roles in Bollywood films. Though they take a break, it has never been a permanent good bye to either.
Actor Ronit Roy will once again be taking a break from ‘Adaalat’, but it will only be for a month, to manage his schedule for an upcoming Bollywood movie.
Whether it’s for TRP or a genuine Bollywood project in hand, male actors are calling quits from leading male protagonists’ role every now and then. We just hope that the audience sees their favorite male actors in some lovable performance elsewhere, if not on their favorite shows and save all that heartache.