Pear V Puri becomes the new Nagarjun on Life OK’s show
Replacement of actors is a common phenomenon in daily soaps and the latest replacement is in Life OK’s show, Nagarjun – EK Yoddha. The main lead of the show, 21 year old Anshuman Malhotra fit the bill of an ordinary guy on his way to become a superhero however now for phase 2 of the show where a more matured looking actor is needed to play the part of Nagarjun, Pearl V Puri has been roped in overnight.
Till now the storyline of Nagarjun – EkYoddha concentrated on the struggles of a 21 year old Arjun and how he is caught in the middle of a mythological mystery. Anshuman Malhotra was shown to be too big for his shoes fighting with giants like NikitinDheer and Mrunal Jain. However now with the change in storyline and Arjun becoming Nagarjun, Pearl V Puri has been roped in to play the part of Indian television’s first superhero.
It had been reported that Anshuman was reprimanded by his producer Yash Patnaik to shape up or ship out if the ratings of the show didn’t improve. Refuting the buzz, Yash says, “I have not pulled up Anshuman. He is a good actor and has done complete justice to the character. Such reports can be damaging for an actor. 21-year-old Anshuman fit the bill of an ordinary guy on his way to become a superhero. But we needed a mature guy to play the character in the second part, and that’s why Pearl has been brought in. The ‘power leap’ was planned in October, but we have advanced it as we have a good story at our disposal and many competing shows are slated to end”.
Pearl V Puri who will be seen playing Indian television’s first superhero said, “There are many naagins on TV but I am the only Nagarjun and will be the only Nagarjun. I have been wanting to play a superhero since a kid but what I have now realized is that what is meant to happen will happen as my casting for the role of Arjun happened overnight that too when it was least expected. I am overtly excited about getting to play a superhero as everyone secretly wishes to be one and I get to be the first person on television to play one”.
Watch Pearl V Puri play Nagarjun from Monday to Friday at 9pm only on Life OK