Hina Khan aka Akshara of ‘Yeh Rishta…’ quits, but not for ‘Bigg Boss 10’

After lot of speculations surrounding Hina Khan’s exit from ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’, the actress has finally confirmed that she has quit the daily soap. Hina was seen in the lead role of Akshara in the over-seven-years-old TV series.

"Yes, I am quitting the show this month. With a heavy heart, my journey in ‘Yeh Rishta…’ has come to an end. Of course, I know people are emotionally attached but everything has a saturation point. I want to progress in my life,” the actress said recently.

Reportedly, Hina’s reasons for quitting were her ever decreasing screen time and focus being shifted on the next generation of characters in the show.

Meanwhile, the makers have roped in Parul Chauhan, best known for her role as Ragini from ‘Bidaai’. The actress will be joining the cast soon, not as a replacement, but as a separate character. It is said that Parul’s character will be that of “an over-ambitious, money-loving woman.” Another actor Sandeep Rajora will also join the show, as per a report in a daily.    

‘Yeh Rishta…’ will complete eight years of its run in January, 2017, and it seems that the popular show will undergo a revamp. Hina’s on-screen husband and son, played by Karan Mehra and Rohan Mehra respectively, have already quit the show.

Both Karan and Rohan are currently participating in reality show ‘Bigg Boss 10’, and there were murmurs that Hina too will enter the Bigg Boss house as a wild card contestant. However, the actress has rubbished the reports of her joining the reality show. Tagging a report on Tellychakkar, Hina tweeted, “Absolutely rubbish.. not true guys @ColorsTV.”