Rajan Shahi’s Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke was loved by the audience. It is the spin-off show of Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan starrer Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Shaheer Sheikh, Rhea Sharma aka Abir and Mishti’s love story was one of the most loved on television. The show has a huge fan following but still could not get good numbers on TRP charts. Hence, the show is now going off-air. Devoleena Bhattacharjee’s Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 will be replacing Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke. Ritvik Arora who played Kunal Rajvansh earlier was one of the most loved actors on the show. However, he was later replaced by Avinash Mishra. Ritvik was shocked to hear the news of the show going off-air. In an interview with ETimes, he spoke about the same and revealed that he had called up his on-screen wife, Kavveri Priiyam aka Kuhu.
Ritvik shared, “After hearing the news of the show going off-air and fans demanding an extension on social media, I called Kavveri Priiyam. She was heartbroken. I could identify with her emotions. I tried to pacify and motivate her. Of course, I am very sad for the cast and crew of ‘YRHPK’. We were passionate about the show and gave it our all. I wish them all the best for their future endeavours.” Ritvik Arora also spoke about Avinash Mishra who replaced him as Kunal Rajvansh. He was all praise for Avinash’s performance. Ritvik said, “I don’t want to get into kya ho sakta tha aur kya nahi (what could have happened or what couldn’t), because what happened, has happened. I followed the show for a while and I must say that Avinash did an incredible job as Kunal. In fact, everyone was doing a swell job on the show. The surrogacy track, too, had me hooked. It was a fabulous show with a progressive storyline.”
Ritvik was also asked if he saw himself in Avinash while he played Kunal. He shared, “I don’t think I would be able to comment on that. I can’t judge someone’s performance and seek myself in it as a third person. In all fairness, Avinash made his own mark as Kunal and held the character as his own. He brought his own individuality to the character and the show.”