After a 3 month long gap from shoots and normal life, the Hindi television industry is slowing resuming work. The coronavirus pandemic led the government to put a three-month-long lockdown in the entire country. Now, in order to revive the economy, the Maharashtra government has allowed producers to commence shooting but with the strict conformation of COVID-19 safety guidelines. Among many serials that have already begun shooting is Sony SAB’s popular show Aladdin-Naam Toh Suna Hoga. However, Avneet who was highly loved as Yasmine in the show has now decided to quit owing to the COVID-19 scare.
The social media sensation will be replaced by Ashi Singh. Ashi is a popular face among Hindi television. Her character as Naina Maheshwari in Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai earned her huge praise from the audience.
In an interview with Times Of India Ashi said, “As an artist, I strive to play different roles, and Yasmine is unlike Naina. I had never imagined that I would be part of a fantasy show. So, when ‘Aladdin’ was offered to me, I didn’t think of anything else. Also, I will be performing an action for the first time on screen. I will work hard to play the part convincingly and the challenge involved in it is another reason that prompted me to take it up.”
“I never wanted to replace anyone, as it’s difficult to surpass the benchmark set by the original actor. However, what has worked in my favor is the three-month break; now, the audience will have to reconnect with all the shows and it will be easier for them to accept a new face.” she further added.
Speaking to Avneet Kaur on her decision to quit the Mardaani star said that she is sad but does not
regret anything as her health is her number one priority.
The actress said, ” I decided to leave the show because of the coronavirus crisis. I suffered from dengue last year but resumed work despite my immunity not being strong. There was the stress of preparing for my board exams, too, at that time. It made me really weak. So, I am scared of resuming shoots at the moment. My parents and I decided that it’s better for me to quit. I am sad, but health comes first.”