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Giaa Manek’s decision to participate in rival channel’s reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has got her out of Saath Nibhana Saathiya
Roshni K Olivera & Neha Maheshwri Bhagat (BOMBAY TIMES; June 8, 2012)
Giaa Manek, better known as Gopi bahu (left) from the serial Saath Nibhana Saathiya, has been replaced overnight thanks to her decision to participate in the upcoming dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on a rival channel.
HOW THE DRAMA UNFOLDED Giaa signed up with Jhalak… some time ago, but was asked to opt out of it by the production house of her daily soap. The matter was then taken to the Association of Motion Pictures & TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP), after which it went to the Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA). Members of CINTAA had a couple of meetings with Giaa, and their final decision was that the actress should quit the reality show. Says a source from the association, “Giaa tried to convince the association to let her do the reality show as well. But the fact is that she was under contract with her production house, according to which she could not do any other show while doing Saathiya. Also, they were of the opinion that Jhalak would have affected her image of a softspoken bahu in the serial. The channel felt it wasn’t fair… she had became popular because of their show and now a rival channel was using her brand and image.”
NEW BAHU STEPS IN
Giaa did not expect the channel to take such a hard stand, but it was difficult for her to quit Jhalak… More >