Star cast replacement is not a new development on TV series especially as it pertains to long running serials on Zee world. This is due to one reason or the other as will be discussed here.
Why do actors get replaced?
Naturally, there is need for replacement when a child cast in a serial has to grow or mature in other to further develop the storyline. When such replacement occurs, viewers tend not to notice much, they can only miss the acting prowess of the child cast but that is soon forgotten as the series progress.
However, this may not be the case in times when a cast gets a total change from one episode to the other in such a way that may leave viewers wondering what just happened?! Especially if it wasn’t well executed. An example is the change made on Purab’s cast in Twist of Fate season 2.
But then again, these changes are required due to factors surrounding both the actors and the show as at the time of filming.
Sometimes actors whose contract elapse while a show is still filming may not see the need to renew it, especially if they have better offer elsewhere or if they are simply bored with the current show. In such cases a replacement is necessary.
At other times, some actors may have to quit a show due to personal reasons or challenges, since ‘The show must always go on’, they have to get replaced. Suffice to add here that some Zee world series have the tendency to last over 500 episodes with filming occuring almost daily. An actor who isn’t sold out to following through till the end, may quit the show along the way.
Sometimes too, this replacement could be temporary and at other times permanent. However actor replacement should not be misconstrued with ‘killing off of a character‘ as seen with the death of Priyom in Begusarai.
Killing off a character could happen for many reasons such as contract elapse, character stagnancy, further plot development, etc. It could also be done to evoke empathy from the audience or increase a show’s rating.
That been said, let’s see the upcoming cast replacement on current Zee world shows.
Twist of fate 2
Vin Rana as Poorab Khanna,
Gurdeep Kohli as Bani Jai Walia / Pronita Partho Mitra
Manasi Varma as Pia Nishikant Dixit / Pia Pushkar Shukla
Pallavi Purohit as Rano Ranbir Bali
Ahsaas Channa as Ganga Jai Walia (child)
Priya Bathija as Ganga Jai Walia/ Ganga Rishi Tyagi (adult)
Priya Marathe as Vidya Ranveer Bali (adult)
Harsh Rajput as Ishaan Sharma
Surbhi Tiwari as Pratibha Jagmohan Prasad
Natasha Sinha also as Pratibha Jagmohan Prasad
Shivangi Sharma as Thakurain Kanika Prakash Singh
Silkeena Kaur as Thakurain Kanika Prakash Singh
If there are other replacements, we shall update the list..
So tell us your opinion concerning cast replacement, are they for good or bad?