Kumkum Bhagya: This important character is leaving the show forever

Actor Arjit Taneja who plays Purab in Kumkum Bhagya has quit the show.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 21, 2016 5:04 pm
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Kumkum Bhagya is the show which has India’s attention and has made it a habit to top the TRP charts week after week. However, show’s major character Purab aka Arjit Taneja seems to have had enough of the show.

For months, there has been speculation that Arjit will quit the show as his romantic track with Bulbul (Mrunal Thakur) came to an end after she left the show. On Kumkum Bhagya, the thread ended with Bulbul’s death.

And Bollywoodlife.com has now confirmed that Arjit is indeed saying goodbye to the show. Balaji, the producers behind Kumkum Bhagya, have decided to let him go and the audience will soon see a new Purab.

Kumkum Bhagya began as an Indian take on jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Sriti Jha and Mrunal played the two sisters in the show who were paired with Abhi (Shabir Ahluwalia) and Purab. There was a parallel thread where Abhi’s sister Aaliya (Shikha Singh) also fell for Purab. With Mrunal leaving, Purab’s character became very one-dimensional.

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Arjit started feeling he had nothing much to do and was contemplating a new venture. The show is at present dealing with Abhi and Pragya (Sriti’s character) love life where Abhi has ostensibly lost his memory.

The cast bid an emotional adieu to the actor recently and Shabir also shared a picture with Arjit and Sriti. Earlier, Shikha had also shared a message on social media, asking Arjit to continue on the show.

Arjit made his debut in Ekta Kapoor’s Bade Acche Lagte Hain and was also seen on Balaji Telefilms’ reality series The Serial on channel V. He also participated in MTV Splitsvilla 6 as well. He had also been a host of Zing’s show Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and was seen in Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do.