Jiaa Manek (aka Gopi bahu) was likely to be replaced from Saath Nibhana Saathiya), for doing a dance reality show on another channel, the inevitable has happened.
Jiaa now joins the ‘replaced’ stars’ club of Priyal Gor (Preet Se Bandhi Yeh Dori…Ram Milaayi Jodi), Rati Pandey (Miley Jab Hum Tum), Mishal Raheja (Laagi Tujhse Lagan), Amar Upadhyay, Smriti Irani (Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi), Eijaz Khan (Shubh Vivah), Iqbal Khan (Karam Apna Apna) and Mona Wasu (Parichay) who were all unceremoniously dropped from their shows when they were at the peak of their stardom!
Blame it on starry tantrums, unprofessional behaviour or not-so-good equations with the production house/channel, the one time heartthrobs were replaced overnight from their prime time glory without much ado.
View of Industry people about firing an actor/actress from a production:
A member of the Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) and Producer Sudhir Sharma said: “Creatively it is a huge setback for a production house when a star leaves an ongoing show. We take months to cast an actor, train him and then groom him.
“Broadcasters have to be strict with stars who do not abide by the rules to maintain discipline. Only then will the TV industry function well.”
Priyal Gor says, “It is disappointing for an actress to be replaced. When you move to another production house, people question you which is insulting.”
Actor Hiten Tejwani, who’s replaced Cezanne Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput in the past, said that everyone from the channel, production house to the actor suffers in the process.
“An actor is sacked when there’s no room for discussion and it’s the final step,” he said.