Shaheer Sheikh to play the lead role in 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' spin off, confirms Rajan Shahi!

Earlier there were reports that 'Beintehaa' fame Harshad Arora was in talks to play the lead role but the makers have now finalized Shaheer Sheikh.

'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' spin off: Shaheer Sheikh to play the lead role, confirms Rajan Shahi!
By: Filmymonkey Team
Updated: 05 Feb 2019 06:48 PM
Even after completing 10 years, Rajan Shahi produced Star Plus show 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' is still one of the most loved and top-rated shows on Indian Television. Featuring Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan in lead roles of Naira & Kartik respectively, the long-running show is reportedly all set to follow the trend of spin-off. As reported earlier, 'Beintehaa' fame Harshad Arora was in talks to play the lead role in 'Yeh Rishta...' spin-off. But now, Shaheer Sheikh has been signed on as the show's male lead and producer Rajan Shahi has confirmed the same.

Shivangi-Mohsin in 'Yeh Rishta...' (Photo: Web)

Speaking about the same to a leading daily, Rajan Shahi said that, “We are working on a spin-off of 'YRKHH', which completed 10 years, recently. Shaheer has been signed on to play the male lead. He will be seen in a dynamic role, which will be different from his previous outings. I realised that some characters from the original show deserve to be explored further in the spin-off. The title of the new show is yet to be finalised.

This is indeed a great news for Shaheer fans as his last show 'Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali' opposite Sonarika Bhadoria recently went off-air abruptly.

Shaheer too reacted on the same and told Bombay Times that, “Yes, I have been in talks with the production house, but I was in Jammu over the past few days. I will be returning to Mumbai today, and will take things forward.

Shaheer Sheikh (Photo: Instagram)

'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' spin-off will reportedly go on floors in the next few weeks.

For the uninitiated, 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' went on-air 10 years ago in 2009 with Hina Khan & Karan Mehra in lead roles. After being a part of 'Yeh Rishta...' for around 8 years, Hina & Karan quit the show post which Shivangi & Mohsin were introduced as the new leads.

Speaking about Shaheer Sheikh, he made his TV debut with Hungama's teen drama 'Sanya'. Whereas, he rose to fame afater playing the lead role of 'Anant' in Star Plus show 'Navya' opposite Soumya Seth. Post which, he went on to feature in popular shows like 'Mahabharat', 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi' among others.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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