'Balika Vadhu'

'Balika Vadhu' lead actress leaves show
'Balika Vadhu' lead actress leaves show

Lead actress of ‘Balika Vadhu’, Pratyusha Banerjee has quit the show due to personal reasons.

Banerjee who had been a part of the hit show since 2010 has been replaced with Toral Rasputra. The change will be effective on screen from Monday 4th March.

Banerjee told IANS, “I have left the show. There is no reason as such. It was a mutual discussion between me and my channel. The talks were on for a few months that I wanted to quit, but they also had to find someone who could take the story forward. Now I think they have found someone.”

Colors said, “The show is progressing towards the highpoint focusing on Shiv-Anandi’s married life. Given the hectic shooting schedules the show demands at this stage, Pratyusha has been unable to commit the required time. Therefore, we have mutually agreed to part ways. We understand Pratyusha’s perspective and wish her all the best for her future endeavours.”

The current storyline in ‘Balika Vadhu’ sees her happily married to Shivraj Alok Shekhar, played by Siddharth Shukla. It will be interesting to see how the change reflects viewership figures and whether or not the audience will welcome the new ‘Anandi’.