Shabir Ahluwalia rubbishes the rumors of quitting ‘Kumkum Bhagya’; says 'I am still on air'


Kumkum Bhagya, one of the popular TV shows recently completed its 5 years and the lead actors, Shabir Ahluwalia and Sriti Jha couldn't stop beaming with pride. In an interview to a leading tabloid, Shabir who plays the role of Abhi in the show, opened up about his attachment to the team, his off-screen chemistry with Sriti and rumours on quitting TV for the digital platform.

I don't know who is spreading these rumours. Kumkum is my baby; the show has given me everything. I am still on air, trying my best to entertain the audience. Hopefully, they will lap up what's in store after the generation leap,” Shabir said in a statement.


Here’s celebrating a show that has stood the test of time and crossed the boundaries of language , a big #thankyou to each and every one of you from all over the world for all the love you have given #kumkumbhagya , for always keeping it at the top ,no matter where it aired , and what language , We , as a team , are truly grateful that you let us entertain you for half a decade (thats a biggie ) and we really do hope your love only grows and we keep entertaining you for a long time to come ! P.s. To the best team ever !!! It really all comes together because of each and every one of them ! #5yearsofkkb #abhipragya #gratitude #happybirthday #bestfansever #balajitelefilms #bestshowever #iconic #zeetv #indiantelevision

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Further talking about his equation with Sriti , who plays the role of Pragya in the show, Shabir added, “It feels as if we completed our primary education together (laughs). She is a fantastic actor and a great human being. Sriti has been one of the nicest co-stars I've had.”

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Lastly, when the actor was questioned about his impending web debut with AltBalaji’s Fixer, the actor added, “The web has kicked off in a big way. I was waiting for the right script to foray into the OTT space. One of the factors that convinced me to come on board for Fixer was that Sohum Shah would be on the director's chair. The script is engaging, with a non-linear narrative. Plus, I play a disgraced cop. It is in contrast with what I have been doing on Kumkum Bhagya. This will be an opportunity for my fans to see me in a new light.”

Apart from TV shows, Shabir has also done films including Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) and Mission Istaanbul (2008).

Source: Mid Day