|There has been constant buzz about Ankita Lokhande, who plays Archana, leaving the show Pavitra Rishta. Though the channel insists that Archana will return to the show after a short break, the producer of the show, Ekta Kapoor, seems to have different plans for the famous TV character.
Now, it’s heard that Shilpa Saklani, actress married to Apoorva Agnihotri, might replace Ankita Lokhande in Pavitra Rishta. It’s been quite a while since the audiences saw Shilpa Saklani in a daily soap.
The pretty actress earned fame playing Ganga in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. However, later she only did reality shows. She appeared last year on the show Survivor India, and was also seen for a week on the show Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki.
As per reports, Shilpa Saklani might just be the one doing the role of Archana. But nothing is confirmed yet, and a deal is being chalked out, claim sources.
Also, it’s heard that the actresses Shweta Mahandik and Smita Shewale have also been approached for the famous role in Ekta Kapoor’s hit soap Pavitra Rishta.
The original Archana, Ankita Lokhande made her TV debut with Pavitra Rishta, and also met her beau Sushant Singh Rajput on the sets of the serial. Thus, the show holds importance for her, but of late she’s been desiring a break from work, and wanted to spend some time with family and her man.