Amar Upadhyay was never the first choice to play Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi … and you will be shocked to know who was!

Amar Upadhyay was not the first choice for the role of Mihir Virani in Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Thi (Photo credit: Facebook / Amar Upadhyay, IMDb)

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi was one of the most iconic shows on Indian television. Even today, when we talk about Ekta Kapoor or his shows, it would be incomplete without the mention of this cult show. After almost 20 years too, we still remember Smriti Irani as Tulsi and Amar Upadhyay as Mihir. Can we all imagine someone else playing these two most beloved characters on TV? The answer would be no!

But did you know that Amar was not the first choice to play Mihir? You would be shocked to hear the name of the first choice. Continue to scroll further.

It was earlier Jignesh Gandhi who was roped to play Mihir Virani. However, he was replaced before Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi was established. Later, actors Amar Upadhayay and Cezanne Khan were the two pioneers for the role of Mihir, but ultimately Amar pocketed the project. A year later, Cézanne was seen in another iconic performance by Balaji Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Anurag.

But the saddest thing was that nothing could stop Amar Upadhyay from leaving the series in 2002. He was replaced by the late actor Inder Kumar, who played the role for a brief period and was later replaced by Ronit Roy in 2003. Ronit has received immense success. loves Mihir, and he was a part of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi until the show aired in November 2008.

Well imagine if Cezanne had played the part of Mihir then would Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi be the same or would Kasautii Zindagii Kay have the same magic without him? Either way, we can only guess at these possibilities now.

Well, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi was the first show to complete 1000 episodes and also made a place in Limca Book of Records. The daily soap opera enjoyed successful airing from July 2000 to November 2008. The show launched many well-known faces including Mouni Roy, Karishma Tanna, Pulkit Samrat, Smriti Irani and Amar Upadhyay.

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