The hit show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein has been successfully grabbing eyeballs since 5 long years. Right from Divyanka Tripathi to Karan Patel, every actor on board is loved by millions of fans. But fans are currently in a shock after the news of actress Shahnaz Rizwan to quit the show took the internet by storm. Shahnaz essays the role of Karan Patel aka Raman Bhalla's mother.
The actress while talking to a leading daily stated the reason for her quitting the show.
"Yes, I am all set to quit the show," said Shahnaz. "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. Actually not many know that I flew down to India just for Yeh Hai Mohabbatein.
"My son had produced a movie in which I had acted. The makers of YHM saw my performance and wanted me to be a part of the show. Initially, I was reluctant but I decided to go for it. My family also pushed me into taking up YHM. But now after 5 years after 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 YHM journey, the actress said, "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."
Well to our surprise, while talking about her on-screen BFF Mrs Iyer aka Neena Kulkarni, Shahnaz did not have many positive things to say. She said, "Not everybody gets along well and a few are extremely professional, we are one of them. She is a fine artist but 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. Not many knew 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 worked in the Pakistani film industry since a young 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 missing YHM team, 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."
The actress informed that she planned to open her own production house for which she will keep visiting India. The actress, who is also a poet by profession, stated that she is not sure of how they would bring about a twist to show her exit in the show. Well, now whether they kill my character or send me on a pilgrimage forever is something I don't know. But Yes, Ekta who wasn't too happy with me quitting the show, stated that she felt I was irreplaceable and that means a lot to me," said Shehzan.
Shahnaz also stated how she is in love with India and can never forget her roots. "You won't believe that when I stepped onto the Indian soil for the first time, I could feel the warmth and love in the air. I could sense as if this was my own country. And why not?! My ancestors belonged to this country and are buried in the same soil so of course, I felt at home in India," said Shahnaz.