Chocolate boy Jay Bhanushali

Another Ekta Kapoor loyalist has quit a show that made him a household name. Neev aka Jay Bhanushali is all set to quit Kayamath. A few days ago, Jay had expressed to Ekta that he had very little to do in the show and was at crossroads. Chocolate boy Jay Bhanushali who left his fans mesmerized with his enduring smile as Neev Shergill of Kayamath is quitting the show. The Telly Buzz team caught up with Jay to know the reason behind this and finds out what he plans for the future. Says a source from the Kayamath unit, “Earlier, Jay had great visibility in Kayamath. But after the storyline changed, the focus is on Shabir Ahluwalia.

As a result, his track is going nowhere. Hence he has requested Ekta to remove him from the show.”Jay Bhanushali, who captured the hearts of millions, specially the female audience with his cute smile as the ever charming Neev Shergill of Kayamath is seemingly putting an end to his character.

Speaking to the Telly Buzz team about his decision, Jay says, “Yes I am definitely quitting Kayamath. I have not decided when I will be leaving the show, but I have already spoken to the creative team of the soap to script an appropriate exit for me from the show.” So what went wrong that made Jay take such a drastic step? “There was nothing much left in the role. The first 6-7 months in Kayamath were very good for me, as the real power of Neev came out at that time. But as the track progressed, there was not much left for me to do. And I do not want to do a role that I am not happy at doing”, replied Jay.

So how did his mentor, Ekta Kapoor, react to his decision of quitting? “She is not angry at all”, says Jay. He adds, “In fact she understands my problem and my decision has been taken only after a mutual agreement. And it’s not like I am leaving Balaji. But if Balaji doesn’t have anything good to offer me, then it’s an entirely different ball game. I will definitely try and look out for better prospects.” Any future projects in hand? “No”, laughs Jay, “actually I am jobless the minute my track ends in Kayamath. But I am glad for the interlude as I wanted to take a break. I plan to just chill out with my friends and family and do all the things I couldn’t, for the last one year.”

But Jay Bhanushali fans needn’t be disheartened as the heartthrob of millions signs out saying, “I will surely be back with a bang. I might take a break anywhere from 20 days to two months, but I promise I will be back soon.”

Reporter: Srividya Rajesh

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