skip to content
CT Trends

Paras Kalnawat aka Samar Shah terminated from the show over “breaching the contract”, here is what Sudhanshu Pandey has to say

Paras Kalnawat known for his character Samar Shah in the most popular TV show Anupamaa won’t continue the show. According to the reports the show’s production company issued a statement announcing the termination of Paras’ services as an actor in Anupamaa, accusing him of “breaching the contract.” The news spread like wildfire, disappointing many fans. The co-stars, who were unaware that Paras was a part of the show, are also taken aback by this news.

Now Sudhanshu Pandey who plays Vanraj Shah in the show Anupamaa commented on the same and said that not seeing him on set anymore is “unfortunate.”

Sudhanshu Pandey said, “No, I had no clue about this. On the set, everybody got to know only yesterday (Tuesday, July 26) through the news clipping that stated this has happened. All of us were shocked. I spoke to Paras also and asked him ‘How come ya?’ I had a chat with him last night. I guess there is some reason because of which this has happened. Sometimes there are certain things we do without realising that it could go in the wrong direction and even if you try to rectify them, the time goes by.”

However, Sudhanshu Pandey added, “It’s nobody’s fault. Everybody has their own sensibilities and understanding of doing things. Later, when we’ve realised that you know it may not have been the best thing that you have done. But once you’ve made a choice, you’ve got to stick to it, that’s how it is right now.”

Sudhanshu Pandey and Paras Kalnawat have been with the highest-rated show since its inception. “It’s very unfortunate and I told Paras that it is very difficult to think that you’ll not be there in the show because from day 1 we have all been together. He’s been a fun boy on the set also, always up to some or the other mischief. It is unfortunate,” the actor concluded.

On Tuesday, Anupamaa’s production company issued a statement that read: “Producer Rajan Shahi, who is known for producing hit shows Anupamaa and Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai on Star Plus has taken a stand to terminate the contract of actor Paras Kalnawat who played Samar in Anupama on account of breach of contract for signing up a show on another channel without any prior intimation. Directors Kut and Rajan Shahi have always been accommodating to actors and never stops any actor’s growth. Even in the case of Paras in the past adjustments were made to accommodate the opportunities he used to get and take up with the consent of the production house.”

Rajan Shahi said, “We as a production house won’t entertain breach of contract. We have terminated his services as an actor with immediate effect. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours.”

Paras Kalnawat will now seen in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10.



In a world full of writers, I'll just be another one with an edge to be the best. I am a content writer by trade and part-time poet.

Show More


In a world full of writers, I'll just be another one with an edge to be the best. I am a content writer by trade and part-time poet.
Back to top button