Can’t play grandpa at 30: ‘Ahem Modi’ quits Saath Nibhana Saathiya

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 11, 2016 18:54 IST
Actor Mohammad Nazim on the sets of Saath Nibhana Saathiya. (Facebook)

TV actor Mohammad Nazim, who plays Ahem Modi on Saath Nibhana Saathiya, has quit the popular show. The show is taking another time leap and the 30-year-old actor has been asked to play a grandfather.

Talking to Hindustan Times about his exit, the actor said, “I am just 30. I don’t want to play a grandpa at this age.” When asked whether this was the result of a sudden change in the script, Nazim said, “I don’t know. I just know that this is my reason for leaving the show.”

The actor said his fans will be able to watch him on the show for another two weeks before he makes his exit.

Mohammad Nazim in a still from Saath Nibhana Saathiya. (Facebook)

Nazim also said that he was upset with the development. “I tried reasoning with them (show producers) but they insisted on trying this leap.” He added that he wasn’t served any notice before this development was sprung on him.

In March, Amar Upadhyay, too, quit the show.

Read: Amar Upadhyay quits Saath Nibhana Saathiya, is ‘sad’ about it

Saath Nibhana Saathiya has had two time leaps in the past - the first one was an eight years’ leap in February 2014 and the second leap was of 10 years in March 2015.

Starring Devoleena Bhattacharjee in the lead role, Saath Nibhana Saathiya is a daily soap that traces the lives of two cousin sisters. Devoleena plays Gopi, who is the daughter-in-law of a rich and well-respected Gujarati family.

Read: Supernatural elements, dutiful bahu work on TV, says Devoleena Bhattacharjee

The channel rep, meanwhile, denied that Nazim has exited the show.

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