Original Gopi bahu, Giaa Manek, not approached for Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2: ‘If they cast Devoleena Bhattacharjee, I am happy for her’

Giaa Manek, known for playing Gopi Bahu on TV show Saath Nibhana Saathiya, have said she has not been approached to reprise her role in the second season. She said that if Devoleena Bhattacharjee has been approached for the role, she would be happy for her.
Giaa Manek was earlier replaced by Devoleena Bhattacharjee in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya.
Giaa Manek was earlier replaced by Devoleena Bhattacharjee in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya.
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 03:30 PM IST
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Actor Giaa Manek, who shot to fame as Gopi bahu in TV show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, has said she hasn’t been approached for the second season of the hit show. The actor said that she would be happy for Bigg Boss 13 fame Devoleena Bhattacharjee if she has been approached. Devoleena had replaced Giaa on the show.

Giaa told Times of India in an interview, “I have lived the journey of Gopi bahu. Even when Devoleena joined the show as the new Gopi bahu, I never had any anger for her because, at the end of the day, everyone is doing their job. If not her, someone else would have done it. I don’t know much about the second season, but if they have cast Devoleena again, I am happy for her.”

She further added, “I can’t be Gopi bahu all my life. Actors want to play different characters, because we don’t want to limit ourselves. If I keep playing Gopi bahu throughout my career, how will it add to my growth? I am greedy as an artiste and I feel fortunate to be blessed with versatile opportunities.”

Giaa is back in spotlight for featuring in a viral rap video created by Yashraj Mukhate. He has made Rupal Patel’s Kokilaben’s dialogue “Rasode Mein Kaun Tha” into a rap song. On being asked about her reaction to the viral video, Giaa had told Spotboye, “When I saw the video for the first time, I was surprised and thought to myself ki aise scene ke saath kuch aisa bhi ho sakta hai. Aur itna viral bhi ho sakta hai. But I feel extremely grateful that I got an opportunity to be part of such a popular show and got to play an iconic character. Even after 9-10 years, scenes from the show are getting viral and that is a big compliment for me. I am enjoying this video immensely.”

Also read: Disha Patani takes Kokilaben’s place in recreated ‘Rasode Mein Kaun Tha’ video as she grills her two dogs, watch

The makers of the show are reportedly planning to return with a new season. Rupal, who played Kokilaben on the show, had also said that she has not been approached for the second season. She is currently seen on Yeh Rishtey Hai Pyaar Ke.

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