It’s been more than nine months since the popular Shilpa Anand was replaced by Sukriti Khandpal as Dr. Riddhima in Star One’s Dill Mill Gayye. However, till date the ardent fans of Shilpa have not been able to accept Sukriti as the new protagonist of the show and have been requesting the Creative team of Cinevistas to get their loved actress back on the show.Siddharth Malhotra of Cinevistas, in an exclusive chit-chat with Telly Buzz opened up on this and said, “The fact of the matter is that we (Cinevistas) acknowledge that Karan and Shilpa had a great chemistry going, and looking at the requests in thousands made by fans of Shilpa (most of them coming from India-Forums), we genuinely gave it a try to get Shilpa back on DMG”.
“We tried our level best to get her on board, but the simple fact is that Shilpa is not keen on doing television anymore. When we requested her even further, she quoted a figure which was too high for any production house to cope with. To tell you frankly, her figure is so big that it accounts to my whole actor budget in DMG”, verbalizes the Producer.
Having said this, Sukriti Khandpal who now essays the role of Riddhima has managed to garner her share of fans and is doing a pretty good job. “Sukriti is doing a very good job, considering the fact that she was asked to fit into the shoes of Shilpa, who had by then got very popular amongst masses. We really appreciate her for the way in which she held her ground and moved on”, states Siddharth.
Answering the pleas of all Shilpa fans, Siddharth conveys his sentiment as he says, “We have our doors open for her all the time. And as I said, we did try to get her back, but things did not fall in place. If you people want to see her back in DMG, please see to it that your requests reach Shilpa and she gets convinced. We have no objection whatsoever to take her back”.
Well, so can we say that Shilpa fans now know what they need to do to get their favorite back on the show??
Report By: Srividya Rajesh