A few days after music producer Yashraj Mukhate's Rasode Mein Kaun Tha video featuring characters Kokilaben (Rupal Patel), Gopi Bahu (Gia Manek) and Rashi (Rucha Hasabnis) went viral, the producer of Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, Rashmi Sharma announced that the show is returning with a second season. While it is confirmed that Devoleena Bhattacharjee, who replaced Gia as Gopi, will be reprising her role, there is enough curiosity regarding the male lead. Now, in the latest development, an entertainment portal's report suggests that the makers are keen on roping in Sidharth Shukla. According to a source, a discussion, which is still at a primary level, has been initiated with the Bigg Boss 13 winner.
"Sidharth is the first choice to play the male lead on Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2. The makers are currently in the process of enabling a discussion with him. The discussion is currently on a very primary level but if things work out, his fans would be in for a surprise," the source told.
Rupal, who played the role of Kokila Modi, Gopi's strict mother-in-law, denied being approached by the makers to reprise the role. The actress, currently seen as as Meenakshi Rajvansh in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke told in an interview, "Actually I have heard about it, but I’m not sure about the same. Right now I’m happy playing the role of Meenakshi Rajvansh on Yeh Rishtey Hai Pyaar Ke on Star Plus. But my love and blessings are with Rashmi mam."