According to news reports, debutant Pratyusha Bannerjee from Jamshedpur will take over from Avika Gor as the grown-up Anandi in the Colors show Balika Vadhu, when the show takes a five-year leap. However, the channel insists it is yet to finalise Gor’s replacement.
Two newcomers, besides Bannerjee, have been shortlisted following countrywide auditions. They are Nivedita Tiwari from Lucknow and Ketaki Chitale from Mumbai.
The channel spokesperson confirms: “The reason we have chosen three girls is that we want the audience to choose their Anandi through SMS voting, that starts next week. The girl who gets maximum votes will be cast as the new Anandi.”