Veteran actress Aruna Irani has announced her departure from ZEE TV’s popular soap ‘Maayka’.

According to Mumbai Mirror, Aruna’s reason for exiting from the show is lack of time. She has to put in 23 days in a month for the serial as opposed to the earlier 11 days when she first signed up for The production house and the channel have decided to substitute her and are weighing their options between Shoma Anand, Ashwini Kalsekar, Zarina Wahab.

A source from the production house told Mumbai Mirror, “We will make the replacement from Thursday. Aruna is finding it difficult to adjust her dates as she is caught up with other commitments. She has also begun her new venture which takes up a lot of her time.”

Aruna was playing the role of Durga in ‘Maayka’, a complete negative character that bears resemblance to her character in the film ‘Beta’.