There are some contrasting opinions on their characters apparently ending abruptly..
The Star Plus long-runner, ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ witnessed a major development recently, where it saw the exit of actors Pratibha Tiwari and Harssh Rajput aka Naiya and Praksah respectively.
And this exit doesn’t seem to have gone too well with actress Pratibha Tiwari in particular. The actress has been angry about this abrupt end and mentioned that when she signed for the role back in March 2016, she was promised a development in future leading to the lead role.
She also said that she was not notified in advance about the ending of the character and just one fine day, she was given a message that her track has ended. While enacting her last scene, she thought the creatives would come up with a similar treatment like that of co-actor, Vandana Pathak, where she returned to the show. However, it was told to her that this is the end. She is fumed about the fact that all the promises made to her remain unfulfilled.
Pratibha said that post her stint in ‘Phir Bhi Na Maane..Badtameez Dil’, she was cautious about taking up a role and in fact, denied working in an international play until the role in ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ remains.
She concluded saying that now, even if the makers of the show call her back, she will not be returning and will focus on taking up only lead roles.
On a contrasting note, we contacted Harssh, who faced a similar fate, and said, “Honestly, I knew since day one that my role is not going to last forever. It was a short role and I do not think that it has met an abrupt end. And now that my character has ended, it isn’t a surprise to me.”