A chubby Akaashdeep Saigal will not play Duryodhan in Ekta Kapoor’s Mahabharat. He has been replaced by a fitter Aryan Vaid .No problem if I am fat’, that’s what Akaashdeep Saigal may be saying to himself. Saigal, who was chosen to play Duryodhan in Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming serial, Mahabharat, will not play Duryodhan. Instead, Kapoor has asked him to play evil Kans mama.Our well-placed source from the TV industry says, “Akaashdeep was asked quit doing Duryodhan’s role because lately he has put on a few extra kilos. Duryodhan’s character needs a very well-framed body. Hence Aryan Vaid, who looks fitter than Akaashdeep, was asked to step into Akaashdeep’s shoes.”
But wasn’t Akaashdeep Ekta’s blu-eyed boy? “Akaashdeep is a good actor and Balaji always recognises talent. So, Ekta asked Akaashdeep to play Kans mama instead. Akaashdeep is fine with his new role, so there’s no problem. Of course, Duryodhan’s role is meatier but Akaashdeep can’t do much about Ekta’s decision. Aryan is now final,” our source tells us.
Ekta too confirms that Akaashdeep is not playing Duryodhan. She says, “The fact that Akaashdeep is busy with my other show, Kuch Is Tarah, is one of the reasons why he won’t play Duryodhan.”
Despite a text message, Akaashdeep remained unavailable for comment.
Report By:Vickey Lalwani