|Speculations were rife about the lead actress Pratyusha Banerjee leaving the Colors’ much-popular show Balika Vadhu. Now, it’s confirmed that Pratyusha is not going to play Anandi anymore.
According to the insiders, the makers have finalized the actress Toral Rasputra to essay Anandi. Toral Rasputra was last seen in Zee TV’s Choti Si Zindagi. The young girl started her career as a teenager in Disney’s hit show Dhoom Machao Dhoom where she played a singer of an all-girls rock band.
Confirming her exit, Pratyusha Banerjee tells IANS, “I have left the show. There is no reason as such. It was a mutual discussion between me and my channel. The talks were on for a few months that I wanted to quit, but they also had to find someone who could take the story forward. Now I think they have found someone.”
The replacement will be made with effect from March 4, said a spokesperson from Colors channel.
According to the statement by Colors, the show is progressing towards the highpoint focusing on Shiv-Anandi’s married life, and given to the hectic shooting schedules the show demands at this stage, Pratyusha wasn’t able to commit the required time.
Ever since its inception in the year 2008, the show Balika Vadhu continues to be the top daily soap on Indian television, generating high TRPs. Pratyusha Banerjee replaced child artist Avika Gor as the grown-up Anandi in the year 2010.