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Sidharth Shukla and Sonia Rathee to star in Broken But Beautiful 3

Ekta Kapoor's Broken But Beautiful 3 will mark Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla's digital debut.

Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: December 5, 2020 9:04:42 am
sidharth shukla, sonia rathee, broken but beautiful 3Broken But Beautiful Season 3 will stream on ALTBalaji and ZEE5. (Photo: Sidharth Shukla/Instagram and Sonia Rathee/Instagram)

Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla is all set to make his digital debut with Broken But Beautiful 3. Shukla will share screen space with Sonia Rathee in the Ekta Kapoor-backed web series.

On Thursday, Ekta made the official announcement, revealing the cast of Broken But Beautiful 3 on Instagram. The video features Shukla and Rathee singing the song “Yeh Kya Hua”. The text on the video reads, “It’s more powerful to fall out of love than in love.” From the look of it, season 3 looks quite intense and romantic.

Expressing his excitement over bagging the lead role in the popular franchise, Sidharth said, “I am thrilled to announce my association with season three of Broken But Beautiful, a show which was hugely loved, admired, and appreciated by all. I have heard great things about the earlier two seasons, and I am excited to work with Ekta Kapoor for whom I have all the respect and admiration. I’m looking forward to this one.”

Echoing similar sentiments, Sonia Rathee added, “I was drawn to Rumi’s character because of what she stands for and who she is. This season, she goes through a tornado of emotions where we get to see her transform from a girl to a woman, struggling to find her place in the world. Getting the opportunity to tell Rumi’s story is more than I can ask for seeing as how I’m going through a similar transition in my own life. To top it all off, I’m getting to work with such incredible people! To say I’m excited is an understatement.”

Broken But Beautiful launched in 2018, and presented the story of two broken hearts who find solace in each other. Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi as Veer and Sameera were much loved by the audience. 2019 saw the launch of the second season which took the emotions and drama a notch higher. However, like all beautiful love stories, this one too ended on a happy note. In April this year, Ekta Kapoor made an official announcement of the new season, and even asked her followers to suggest suitable actors.

Fresh from the Bigg Boss 13 victory, Sidharth Shukla’s name was recommended by most. As for the leading lady, Shehnaaz Gill and Jennifer Winget’s names made the rounds. However, it will be fresh face Sonia Rathee opposite Sidharth Shukla in this story of star-crossed lovers Rumi and Agastya. As per sources, the new season will go on floors soon, and it is expected to premiere on ALTBalaji and ZEE5 on Valentine’s Day 2021.

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