Dheeraj Dhoopar to replace Sharad Malhotra in ‘Naagin 5’?

Jeetesh Luhar



Sharad Malhotra, Surbhi Chandna and Mohit Sehgal’s ‘Naagin 5’ continues to generate love from the audience as the supernatural show is receiving good numbers in the TV ratings.

However, whilst the audience is loving the chemistry between Malhotra and Chandna, latest reports suggest that Dheeraj Dhoopar will temporarily replace Malhotra due to the star testing positive for COVID-19 and therefore being under home quarantine, reports Bollywood Life.

Malhotra said in a statement, “They say if you stay positive good things and people will be drawn to you. Damn! Took this line too seriously. Unfortunately I have tested positive for Covid-19, with mild symptoms and thankfully my wife has tested negative and continues to follow all precautionary measures. I am in home quarantine, under strict medical supervision, so please keep me in your prayers and I promise to bounce back sooner and stronger.”

Talking about his character in ‘Naagin 5,’ Malhotra earlier told the media, “Initially when I was offered Naagin 5, I had this perception that I was going to be the hero. But then I was corrected saying that no, Ekta Ma’am wants you as the antagonist, as the villain and that completely took me by surprise. It was something which I never expected.”

He went on to say, “Considering that I was doing TV for the last 14-15 years, nobody had the guts to offer me the negative lead. By guts, I mean that nobody visualised me like this. I have been playing only hero or the protagonist, the positive guy for the longest time, I played a warrior, a sanskari beta or pati but never a grey character. I am forever going to be grateful to them for this opportunity, Ekta just threw a googly.”

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