Satr Plus’ popular show ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ is still one of the most-watched shows on Indian television, and one of the primary reasons is because of its actors.
It’s lead actors Karan Patel and Divyanka Tripathi are still impressing the audience with their acting abilities, but one important character to bid farewell to the show.
Yes, we are talking about actress Shahnaz Rizwan who plays the role of Karan Patel aka Raman’s mother, Mrs Toshi Bhalla.
The actress will soon bid adieu to the viewers as she plans to quit the show. While speaking to TOI, the veteran actress said. “Yes, I am all set to quit the show.” “There is no such reason professionally. It’s just that I am really missing my family who is settled in London and eagerly waiting to go back to them. She added after 5 years staying alone in Mumbai, I am missing my sons who are settled in London. I want to stay amidst my loved ones now.”
While talking about her entire YHM journey, the actress stated that it’s been an unforgettable one for her. “I can never forget Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. It’s been a terrific experience altogether. Though like in a family, we too have had our share of arguments and issues but we are still one big happy family.”
While talking about her equation with her on-screen BFF Mrs. Iyer aka Neena Kulkarni, Shahnaz said, “Not everybody gets along well and a few are extremely professional, we are one of them. But she is a fine artist. When I entered the show, she thought that I wouldn’t be able to live up to audiences expectations since I was put opposite to her character. She considered that I was a newcomer as compared to her since she has been in the industry for 40 years and has given some impeccable performances. But not many were aware of the fact that I was no newcomer and have a history of the same business. I have won a lot of accolades that I can proudly boast of. But when she saw that I was getting a lot of appreciation from viewers and the response to my character was terrific, a little insecurity grew within her mind. But I won’t absolutely blame her for that because she has a wide range of work in her success book and has also worked opposite a few stalwarts of the Bollywood industry. So this feeling of insecurity is natural. In fact, she herself had admitted to me of how she never expected such fine acting skills out of me. I have been a part of the Pakistani film industry since a toddler age, but a few did not know about this here and were shocked when they learned of it. But I hold no grudges. There is absolutely no ill feeling.”
Further, talking about the things she will surely miss about YHM, Shahnaz said. “Divyanka and Karan are the two people whom I am going to miss dearly. I have loved them with all my heart and the two have equally loved me. Divyanka is a sweetheart and loves me a lot, I can feel it. Karan is otherwise touted to be moody and has tempers, but I know he too loves me a lot and I can’t tell you how much I am going to miss him. There was a time on sets when Neena somewhere had created a kind of a divide between the two of us and many actors were in her favour but both Divyanka and Karan were impartial and did what they felt was right. Also, Divyanka and Karan weren’t happy with me quitting and I too melted seeing them each time but then some decisions need to be taken.”
Well, we are sure, everyone is going to miss her.