Filming for Pavitra Rishta 2 has started and the series’ new cast has also been announced. Supported by Ekta Kapoor’s ALTBalaji digital platform, Pavitra Rishta 2 stars Shaheer Sheikh as Manav. The role was previously played by the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput before he left the show to focus on his Bollywood career. Ankita Lokhande returns as Archana.
The digital streaming platform shared photos from the early days of filming Pavitra Rishta 2 on Instagram on Sunday. In the photos, Shaheer Sheikh was seen posing with Ankita Lokhande with a wink in her hand. He was also seen posing with Usha Nadkarni.
The caption read: “Sometimes in most ordinary lives we find the most extraordinary love stories! Witness Manav and Archana’s extraordinary love story. #PavitraRishta Filming begins; soon streaming on # ALTBalaji. “
Fans took to the comments section and expressed their excitement. “Ok whatever, this show will make us miss the ssr even more, but I know Shaheer would do a fantastic job. All the best for the team,” said one fan. “All the best shaheer !! I know you have the best in store for us,” said another fan. “No one can replace Sushant … but I’ll treat this as a new story,” added a third fan. “I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to love someone else as Manav than SSR, but I can’t wait to see the new jodi! I wish it was a new story instead,” said a fourth.
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Unlike the previous season, Pavitra Rishta 2 is expected to debut on the digital platform. Earlier this month, casting director Aditya Suranna told Zoom Digital: “Pavitra Rishta 2.0 is completely digital. To be honest, it’s a challenge for everyone. The task isn’t just for me. but also for the actors who got stuck. If we’ve seen something already, we’ve already set a benchmark. If it was a new show, everything we would do, would be fresh for people. But already, hum sabke paas ek benchmark hai (we all have a benchmark). “
“It’s not only for me but for the actors, the directors and for everyone. There are two people (from the old cast), Ankita Lokhande plays the role of Archana, Usha madame plays her part. We’ve seen them before and loved them. But for the rest of the cast, they have a challenge. Especially for Manav, for Shaheer Sheikh it’s a big challenge to live up to this space. But at the same time , it’s a challenge for the directors, me and other actors too, ”he added.