Shashank Vyas, Shivin Narang and Shardul Pandit were approached to play male lead in Color’s Roop

Colors’ latest offering Roop has been receiving accolades from all the corners for its appealing and bold storyline. For the first time the makers Rashmi Sharma have taken a step to narrate a story of a boy who is effeminate and questions the stereotypical gender roles.

bestarticles has heard an exclusive scoop from the daily soap. A little birdie close to the show gave us a major scoop that left us flabbergasted. According to the tattle, the show is supposed to take a leap soon. Apparently the makers have also started approaching actors for the same. However, it seems the makers are finding it difficult to finalize the lead actor.

An insider reveals that a bunch of actors have been approached for the lead character Roop. TV actors Shashank Vyas was one of the most probable names. The makers were keen to get Balika Vadhu fame actor for the character. However, the good-looking actor rejected the role. Reason? Since the character was effeminate.

Furthermore, the makers approached TV’s chocolate boy Shivin Narang. Even the actor rejected the show for the same reason. He wasn’t quite upped to play a queer guy.

Shardul Pandit was the next to be approached, but if sources have to be believed he also gave the look test, but it seems the talks between the actor and production house got stalled.

Another source reveals that actors are not keen to risk their macho image and therefore it is difficult to find a popular face for the character.

Well, this indeed comes as a shocker. For Rashmi’s previous show Shakti which airs on the same channel, an A-lister like Rubina Dilaik gave her nod to play a transgender.

While Colors is bringing some path-breaking shows, it is indeed applause-worthy. Hopefully, in this socially apt endeavour of Rashmi and the GEC, they find the needed support from the actors as well.

Which actor will have the guts to play such character? Let us know in the comments below.


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