A couple of days ago, shoots of television shows resumed after three months of lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As fans were excited about fresh episodes of their favourite daily soaps, the news of major replacement in Sab TV's Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga is kicking in. Avneet Kaur, who played the role of princess Yasmine, has quit the fantasy show. Citing health reasons, Avneet bid adieu and Ashi Singh who was seen as Naina in Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai will take her place as the new Yasmine.
Talking about joining Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga and replacing Avneet, Ashi told a leading daily that the audience will find it easier to accept a new face after a break. "I never wanted to replace anyone, as it’s difficult to surpass the benchmark set by the original actor. However, what has worked in my favour is the three-month break; now, the audience will have to reconnect with all the shows and it will be easier for them to accept a new face," Ashi said.
Speaking of signing Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga and exploring different characters onscreen, Ashi said, "As an artiste, I strive to play different roles, and Yasmine is unlike Naina. I had never imagined that I would be part of a fantasy show. So, when ‘Aladdin’ was offered to me, I didn’t think of anything else. Also, I will be performing action for the first time on screen. I will work hard to play the part convincingly and the challenge involved in it is another reason that prompted me to take it up."
In conversation with the daily, Avneet said she left the show because of the Coronavirus pandemic and personal health issues. "I decided to leave the show because of the coronavirus crisis. I suffered from dengue last year, but resumed work despite my immunity not being strong. There was the stress of preparing for my board exams, too, at that time. It made me really weak. So, I am scared of resuming shoots at the moment. My parents and I decided that it’s better for me to quit. I am sad, but health comes first," she told.
Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga features Siddharth Nigam in the titular role.
(Source: Times Of India)