Paras Kalnawat, who is known for his role as Samar in Anupamaa, is out of the show now. The production house has terminated his contract because he signed the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, on a rival channel.
A statement was released by the production house which stated, “We as a production house won’t entertain breach of contract. We have terminated his services as an actor with immediate effect. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours.”
Now during a recent interview with BT, the actor talked about it and shared, “I am looking forward to my new journey on Jhalak … But the fact is that I hadn’t signed Jhalak when the news came out in the media. But the makers felt that I did not inform them before giving a nod to the dance reality show. I can understand their point of view that I should have taken their permission or consulted them before considering the Jhalak… offer.”
Paras further added, “My character Samar was not having to do anything in the show since the past one year. After Nandini’s (Anagha Bhosale) character exited, my character hardly had anything to do. And then many new characters were introduced in the show and the focus shifted to another new family. I did not want to be reduced to just a family member standing in the background doing nothing on the show. I can understand that you have a track for a few months and then others come into focus. But I wasn’t really growing. So, when Jhalak was offered, I found it exciting. Also, I had informed the makers about how I felt regarding my role and my career graph, but they were not sure when my track would be back on the show.”
Talking about the love he garnered during his stint in the show, Paras said, “I have received immense love and affection because of this show and I respect the entire team. I am sure they will also continue to love me. I look forward now to a new journey.”