Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 actor Barun Sobti speaks on fans missing Sanaya Irani: Shivani Tomar is perfect fit

Barun Sobti and Sanaya Irani played Arnav Singh Raizada and Khushi Kumari Gupta in the previous season of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. Barun will now romance actor Shivani Tomar as the two will be seen playing Advay Singh Raizada and Chandini in its third season.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: June 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, sanaya irani barun sobti, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon shivani tomar, barun sobti shivani tomar Shivani Tomar has been at the receiving end of trolls and excessive criticism by Sanaya Irani’s fans and the loyal viewers of Iss Pyaar ko Kya Naam Doon.

Having loyal fans of a television show is a double-edge sword for any maker. If they can go to any extremes to express their love for a show and its characters, they can also turn into the biggest critics if they think their favourite series has been messed up with. The makers of popular romantic show, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, are dealing with exactly this criticism right now as they are set for a third season. While one would expect the fans to be ecstatic to have their much-loved Barun Sobti back with a new season of the show, the majority is angry that he is coming but without Sanaya Irani, with whom he shared a sizzling chemistry in the first season. Barun and Sanaya played Arnav Singh Raizada and Khushi Kumari Gupta. Together they became the essence of this star-crossed romance drama and also a synonym to the show.

Barun will now romance actor Shivani Tomar as the two will be seen playing Advay Singh Raizada and Chandini. At the launch of the show, when asked whether Sanaya’s absence will be felt in the new season, Barun said, “Different characters need different actors to be cast. I was cast for suitability. How come people are missing Sanaya without watching the show? Shivani suits the character, she is perfect fit for it hence she was cast.”

The show’s producer Gul Khan, who reportedly had a fallout with Sanaya, added that while she had a great time working with the actor, she didn’t cast her this time as she didn’t fit the role.

“She does not fit the character. It was fun working with her but we hope to have fun with Shivani now. I stand by my casting of Shivani in this season, she is the best Chandni,” Gul said.

Shivani, who is geared up for probably the biggest show of her career, has been at the receiving end of trolls and excessive criticism by Sanaya’s fans and those who loved to see her with Barun on screen. Shivani, however, is taking it in her stride, as she said, “The show has not gone on air yet and the audience hasn’t seen it. Maybe once the show goes on air, their point of view might change.”

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 will premiere on July 3 and it is only then the makers will get to know if the audience will accept the love story of Advay and Chandini and give it as much as love as it gave to Arnav-Khushi.

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    Ajmal Dariabadi
    Jul 9, 2017 at 2:19 am
    Very Confusing. It does not have the charm of it's earlier namesake. No Good.
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      kd
      Jul 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm
      IPKKND3 IS WAST OF TIME FOR US WITHOUT OUR SANAYA IRANI
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        pradnya
        Jul 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm
        Gul what are you doing ?we want to watch ipkknd not Mahabharata or Ramayana that you cast shivani who isis good in Sanskrit but very poor in acting .really disappointing work gul
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          priyadarshini
          Jul 2, 2017 at 8:23 pm
          It is a treat to see SANAYA and BARUN together onscreen or offscreen.. when they are together one can't take his / her eyes off them even for a second ....they share such a bond that makes one feel so happy . Sanaya is not only beautiful but a versatile actress who portrays her emotions so naturally and perfectly .... AND IPKKND season 1 where she had shown how good she could be with her expressions , comic parts , the intense emotions , the passionate moments etc leave no scope to put a question mark on her suitability for the role of Chandni in IPPKND ...
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            isharasinghkzn
            Jul 1, 2017 at 8:57 pm
            South African ipkknd fans will NOT watch this show.
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              isharasinghkzn
              Jul 1, 2017 at 8:49 pm
              I do think that Baruns comment on Sanyas acting ability is weak. Bearing in mind that she has played several leading lady roles and was outstanding in each one of them. The comments that she does not suit the role brings into question her acting ability. Which is not fair. Gul khan must bare in mind that her success was due to the portrayal of Kushi. Sanaya made the show. Barun was her sidekick. Seriously. Change the name of the show. Ipkknd. Is nothing without Sanaya. Sadly I was a Barun fan. But I am disappointed that he was able to denegrate her acting versatility. But we do undestand Sanaya is extremely successful and some brilliant produce will cast her in a SUITABLE role in the same timeslot as ipkknd3 and then we will see who we want to watch act.
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                Ranbir
                Jul 1, 2017 at 1:24 am
                Truth is bitter my friends but it Hurts!!.Barun is a Hoaxster.Characterless barun is Bul Khan's bed mate parde ke peechey.Barun was jobless after his flop movies begging for work to gul.Barun's affair with Gul made her to do shows judge how much reception is there after a big gap for barun thats y Ipkknd EkJashn(not for fans request only for barun it was a finite series with alot of repeated edits n not a daily soap),then with another pair tanhaiyan,after all the experiments done for his re-entry Gulbarun decided to come with the same HateLove storyline RevengeLove ipkknd3 with rabba ve with lots of Obscene Romantic sceens to make fool of viewers to gain Trp earn bag full of money fame. Barun is an avarice money grubber,narcissist egocentric.Garunbul never bothered about fans request they just use viewers for trp throw us.When Gul bashed Khushi Sanaya this barun was bootlicking Gul after lots of hestiation spiritlessly telling his support for Sanaya Wow what an eyewash.
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                  priyadarshini
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 1:39 am
                  No sensitive , sensible human being who have ever seen the first season of IPKKND..will ever be able to forget the beauty and the magic of the romantic epic. Barun and Sanaya have not just acted but immortalized the characters, they have put so much life into their characters. Emotions were so intense that one could relate with the characters, the change of expressions were so real and convincing. No doubt Barun is awesome , his looks, his silence , his words make him unique but Sanaya , with her beauty , innocence and vivaciousness added so much charm to the relationship. Can't imagine another installment of IPKKND where one of them is missing. Let some other name be given but not Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon.... where there is no 'rabba ve' .... and not the heart touching background music....I MISS SARUN , I MISS ANJALI , NANI MADHUMATI LAVANYA ......AND SWEET NANDKISHORE(NK) so much
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