Ekta Kapoor’s popular show ‘Pavitra Rishta,’ which premiered in 2009, has returned for a second season with a new storyline and cast. While Ankita Lokhande reprises her iconic role as Archana in the show, Shaheer Sheikh takes over as Manav from Sushant Singh Rajput and Hiten Tejwani. After a long wait, the show has now begun streaming on ZEE5, with all episodes available at once. Notably, the eight-part series has received a lot of love and admiration from reviewers and audiences alike, based on the motto “love can overcome all challenges.”
#pavitrarishta2 began trending on Twitter shortly after the show was uploaded on OTT, with netizens and fans gushing over Ankita and Shaheer’s powerful performances in the show. Many netizens greeted Shaheer as the new Manav with warm arms and praised him as an outstanding actor.
On social media, one fan wrote, “I want to tell you that I cried with Manav @Shaheer_S!! .. All 8 episodes were so Beautiful. You have shined bright n won everyone’s heart..(yet again) Your hardwork,patience n dedication has paid off definitely…Loads of loveGrowing heart #PavitraRishta2 #ShaheerAsManav #ShaheerSheikh.”
Another one tweeted, “Just completed watching all episodes of #PavitraRishta2 & we must say what a performance!! Special mention to the characters Manav, Aai & Archana. @shaheer_s has nailed it again as how beautifully he portrayed Manav.”
Earlier, in an interview, Shaheer Sheikh said, “A lot of people told me that are you sure you want to do this character? Because it was a legendary character of such a hit show played by Sushant Singh Rajput. People will have very high expectations from you. I was anyway not very sure if I should take up the show and after hearing all such things, I started feeling even more nervous. In fact, the first thought I had was, ‘Mujhe accept hi nahi karenge log.”