Can Avinash Sachdev be next Barun Sobti in ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 2’?
Meet Avinash Sachdev, the new cold and rude man of ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 2’
By Sonali Kumar
Date: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 09:21:00 GMT
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Avinash as Shlok!
It’s been almost two years since he enjoyed being the sweet and caring Dev in Zee TV’s Chhoti Bahu. Meet Avinash Sachdev who is all set to make a comeback on small screen with the second season of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. Yes, he is the one stepping into the shoes of Barun Sobti, reviving his cold and rude character, but with a different name.
Avinash Sachdev will play Shlok in the upcoming Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon… Ek Bar Phir. Surprisingly, when he signed the serial he wasn’t aware that the show is a sequel to a much hit show. Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon was forced to go off air last year in November on popular demand as the serial’s lead actor Barun Sobti had quit the show.
Naturally, expectations are quite high from the second season of the serial, and Avinash knows that people will start comparing him with Barun. But he is hopeful that the serial will click with the audiences. “'Iss Pyaar Ko...' is a family drama. So, it would definitely attract homemakers. But there's a chemistry between the lead actors, so that might catch the interest of youngsters,” says Avinash.
In the new Iss Pyaar Ko..., Avinash plays a male chauvinist, and will be shown as a cold and rude man who feels that women are inferior to their male counterparts. Playing a character like this was a challenge for the actor as he is totally opposite to what he is essaying onscreen. Anyway, Avinash Sachdev is living up the role and is often found being irritable and cranky post the shoot -- something his friends do not like a bit.
For the new season of Iss Pyaar Ko..., Avinash is paired opposite Shrenu Parikh of Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka. The cute actress is playing Aastha in the show. Like the original, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon… Ek Baar Phir, depicts a love-hate story between a boy and a girl, who are totally opposite to each other.
The show will premiere on Star Plus on August 26. Once again, love is in the air on TV.
Now the question is: Can Avinash Sachdev be the next Barun Sobti in ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 2’?