It’s barely been a couple of days since the shoot of daily soaps resumed and some of the stars have already started to opt our of shows. Some find it unsafe to shoot in these times and some were unsatisfied with the story lines. Ashi Singh, who became popular as Naina in ‘Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai’, will step into the shoes of Avneet Kaur to play the new Yasmine in ‘Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hi Hoga’. As per the reports doing the rounds, Avneet quit the show because of health reasons.
In an interview with a leading entertainment portal, Ashi said, “As an artiste, 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 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.”
Talking about replacing Avneet, she says, “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 favour 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.”
On her part, Avneet says, “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.”