Usually when an actor wants to leave a TV show, the makers bring in a replacement. So when Zahida Parveen told producers of her Zee show, Punar Vivaah, Shashi and Sumeet Mittal, that she wanted to opt out of the serial due to personal reasons, they decided to kill her character Gayatri Scindia.
“It is very common to bring in another actor to continue the character, but we have decided not to do this.
We don’t think anybody else can really fit the mould of Gayatri. So in the upcoming story track, she will die,” Sumeet says.
Punar Vivah is one of the best running soap operas currently. It is the love story of a divorcee and a widower. Punar Vivah has some tough competition from Bade Acche Lagte Hain, but has managed to stay on top of the most viewed list. (As per Indiaforums stats)