MUMBAI: Earlier in the day, businessvoip reported about Star Plus’ daily soap Mariam Khan – Reporting Live heading for a time leap.
Due to declining TRPs, the serial will take a generation leap by the end of the month.
As per latest updates, the makers seem to have finalized the grown up Mariam Khan. A reliable source gives businessvoip exclusive information that TV actress Mahima Makwana has been finalized to essay the titular character.
The 18-year-old, who started her career with Balika Vadhu, will step into the shoes of child artist Deshna Dugad, who currently plays the character.
‘She is one of the most popular young names on Hindi TV, and hence, she was quite an obvious choice by the channel,’ a source adds. Her last show Rishton Ka Chakravyuh aired on the same GEC, and its popularity must have made the channel’s decision quite easy.
Interestingly, in her almost decade long career, Mahima will play a Muslim character as well as enter a show post a leap for the first time.
A fresh face will be paired opposite her. The hunt for the young male protagonist is still on.
As businessvoip reported earlier, the current male leads of the show, Paras Kanlawat and Avinash Mishra, will exit post the leap. Sheena Bajaj and Priyanka Kandwal, as of now, will remain a part of the show.
The Somersault Productions’ show started in May and is set for a revamp within three months of launch.
When we contacted Mahima she didn’t respond to our calls and texts.
Are you excited to see Mahima in Mariam’s character? Hit the comment section to let us know if you’ll miss watching Paras and Avinash in the serial.