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Pavitra Rishta 2.0: Shaheer Sheikh pays homage to Sushant Singh Rajput as he is all set to play Manav

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In the second season of Pavitra Rishta, Shaheer Sheikh will play the immortal Manav Deshmukh. Sushant Singh Rajput, the late actor, originally performed the part. SSR became well-known as a result of Pavitra Rishta’s efforts. While Shaheer has taken up Manav’s role, the rest of the cast has remained the same. Shaheer will be seen romancing Ankita Lokhande, who will reprise her role of Archana in the serial.

On Tuesday, Shaheer Sheikh, took to his social media and shared a heartfelt note and also revealed what made him accept the offer. The actor wrote, “When I was first approached for PR2 (Pavitra Rishta 2.0), I was taken aback. Who in their right frame of mind, would dare to play a character immortalised by Sushant Singh Rajput..I too was reluctant. Then I thought, knowing Sushant he was one to take every challenge head on. And so I decided that while it is scary to step into his shoes & live upto audience expectations… it is scarier to NOT even try. And so I did what I felt he would do, if he was in my position. I took the challenge.”

He dedication his role to Sushant Singh Rajput, amd wrote, “When the team told me they wanted someone who was earnest so that we could all tell a story that was a fitting homage to Sushant’s legacy… I decided to give it my all and leave the rest to the audiences and to The All Mighty. Working with a team that loved & respected him immensely only adds to the genuine intent in all our hearts. Sushant, you will always be Manav. Nothing can change that & no one can replace that. I may not be as good, and I may not do justice to it like you did, but I promise to give it my ALL. #pavitrarishta2.”


The digital series will be directed by Bhairavi Raichura’s 24 Frames Production and will be broadcast exclusively on ZEE5 for 55 days before being made available on ALT Balaji. The digital series, directed by Nandita Mehra and scripted by Nikita Dhond, Gautam Hegde, and Ritu Bhatia, will begin production soon.

The late Sushant Singh Rajput, Ankita Lokhande, Hiten Tejwani, Asha Negi, Rithvik Dhanjani, Karan Veer Mehra, and others starred in Pavitra Rishta.

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