7/17/10

Anjali Abrol develops cold feet while Additi Gupta takes the chance for DJ’s Creative Unit and Zee’s upcoming show…

Tellybuzz has been extensively reporting on DJ's Creative Unit and Zee's upcoming show tentatively titled Sanjini based on the classic love-story of Devdas. We had reported that Additi Gupta of Kis Desh fame was the original choice for portraying the character based on Paro. However the actress at that time had rejected the role. The offer was later made to Anjali Abrol who was last seen in Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat.

The latest lowdown is that Anjali has declined the offer as she happens to feel that more of prominence is being given to the character based on Chandramukhi which is portrayed by Binny Sharma.

When contacted, Anjali confirmed the news saying, "I'm not doing this show because when I heard narration of the script I felt that the other female lead would get more screen space. This prompted me to refuse the role."

Though fans of Anjali Abrol may feel sad, Additi Gupta's fans have reason to rejoice as the actress has accepted the role and even started shooting.

Additi Gupta confirms the news saying, "Yes, I am playing this role in Zee and Creative Unit's upcoming show. The character is very different from what I've done before. The girl is egoistic just because she's got everything she's wished for in life. I have started shooting for the show."

As we know Zee TV has come up with a very unique and interactive campaign wherein the viewers can send in their favorite titles for the show. The promo for the same is on air. However, the promo for Sanjini shows only Binny Sharma and Iqbal Khan. There is no mention of the second female lead. It is being speculated that, it is this promo that gave cold feet to Anjali Abrol. Probably Additi found some spark in the show, some conviction that her role won't be sidelined after all which convinced her sign up for it.

We can only hope that Additi made the right decision and gets the deserved screen time!