The suspense is over. The fair-skinned sister from Bidaai, Sadhana, played by Sara Khan, will be permanently bumped off the show, Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai, on Star Plus. Sadhana who is currently pregnant, will exit from the show, supposedly following a fall-out with producer Rajan Shahi. The buzz is that Khan was also upset about the eight-year-leap.
Shahi denies any creative differences with the actress but insists that if the channel has decided to knock her out, Khan doesn’t have a choice. “The decision is ours,” he asserts. “Yes, Sadhana will die but that’s not because Sara and I have fallen out or she wants to quit the show. We may even bring her back later.”
A source close to the production house confirms Khan’s exit and says she’s upset about it because she has no other shows in hand. “Even her deal on the acting school that she opened recently with Karan Mehra has fallen through. She wouldn’t want to sit at home twiddling her thumbs, waiting for another offer to come along,” points out the source.
Khan echoes Shahi, saying he treats her like his child and that she has no complaints against his production house. “But I’m only 20 and I don’t want to play a character double my age,” she argues.
“It would send a wrong message to the industry. But I’m sure of one thing, even if Sadhana dies tomorrow, Rajanji will find a way of bringing me back.”