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‘Sure, we’ll have lovely kids too’

Pavitra Rishta’s leading couple refute rumours, say the show will continue with on-screen children and an age leap.

tv Updated: Nov 26, 2010 14:28 IST
Nikita Sharma
Nikita Sharma
Hindustan Times

A month ago, it was rumoured that

Pavitra Rishta

, Zee TV’s highly popular daily soap, would culminate with the lead characters, Archana and Manav, played by Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput, getting married. It was also said that Rajput had refused to continue working on the show if it took an age-leap. But when asked about these rumours, soon after their on-screen


Lokhande admits that their characters would age, and have children as well. “Sure, we’ll have lovely kids too,” she laughs. “After an on-screen wedding, we will have our children, which also means that we’ll have to look slightly older. But that’s fine by me.”

She also insists that her on-screen chemistry with Rajput will improve since they’re married in the daily soap. “They’ll start life anew. Now that they understand and respect each other more than before, there will be a lot of new things happening,” adds Lokhande. The lead characters will be shown staying with Archana’s parents till they find a house of their own. It had been reported earlier that both Lokhande and Rajput planned to make their move to the big screen, once the show wrapped up.

When asked if the plans are still on, Lokhande says, “If I land a big opportunity, I definitely won’t turn it down. But my focus will be

Pavitra Rishta

. I’d want to have best of both worlds. It’s true that I have been offered several roles in movies but at this point, my soap seems more interesting.” Rajput, who was silent through the conversation, added, “I’ll be making a movie when the show wraps up. But till then, I’m going to be on the sets as Manav with Archana, raising our kids and growing old.”

First Published: Nov 26, 2010 13:57 IST