Days after Karan Singh Grover departed from ZEE TV’s popular show ‘Qubool Hai’, the channel has confirmed Raqesh Vashisth will play the role of Asad with immediate effect.
Talking about bagging the role, Vashisth said it was a pleasant surprise when he received the call from the production house. He will be juggling between ‘Nach Baliye 6’ on rival channel, Star Plus and now ‘Qubool Hai’. Talking to Times Of India, Vashisth said, “I just had a call from the production house three – four days back about the offer. I was hoping I will be offered a new character on the show and not be stepping into Karan’s shoes. However, the story would have gone haywire if that had to happen. I came to know that I’d be playing Asad’s role after my Ahmedabad trip. In fact, Karan (Singh Grover) who’s a good friend, told me, ‘you’ll fit the role’. I’ve always wanted to work with Gul Khan whose heroes are well etched out and when lady luck knocks at your door you don’t say no,” he says.
Grover left the show due to contractual issues. However, the channel said it had sacked Grover due to the actor’s ‘unprofessional’ behaviour.