Rumor mills were working overtime today since the so called news of Zee TV's Punar Vivah going off air started doing the rounds. Everyone started blaming the main lead Gurmeet Choudhary to be the main cause of the show coming to an end due to the so-called creative differences between him and the producers Shashi Mittal & Sumeet Mittal.
A close friend of the couple Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee Choudhary said on conditions of anonymity, "It was very upsetting for Gurmeet to handle such false accusations which went on to saying that Punar Vivah was coming to an end just because he was not able to give enough time to the show. Gurmeet is an extremely hard working actor who lives and breathes work. Even Debina is understanding and never nags him to spend time with her if it compromises his working time on the show."
When asked about Gurmeet getting busy with Jhalak Dikhla Jaa last year and Nach Baliye – Sriman v/s Srimati this year, our source rubbishes it all, "Being the main lead Gurmeet knows that his first priority is Punar Vivah and he shoots for them for 12 hours and only after that does he give time to any other work that comes to him. He has thus worked for more than 20 hours in a day leaving him no time to relax or sleep. He is compromising on his personal life and health too. Just like a fish cannot survive without water, Gurmeet cannot survive without work. Last year when he did Jhalak the TRPs of Punarvivah were good and now when he is doing only 3 weeks of Sriman v/s Srimati he is being blamed for low TRPs! How can TRPs depend only on one lead actor?"
We also tried getting in touch with the producers and Sumeet Mittal ultimately reverted with a text message reply saying, "Punar Vivah is not going off air. And Gurmeet n we are very much comfortable with each other. No differences at all."
Gurmeet who has so far been quiet over the matter too spoke to TellyBuzz and said, "I am happy that the show is not coming to an end and that Sumeetji too has spoken about it. I was naturally very upset when these false reports started coming in the papers as I have always been very professional. I was hurt because for the last five years I have build a reputation of being extremely hard working and I silently enjoy this reputation. And I was also worried for my fans who were calling me and asking me what went wrong? They were equally upset with the producers and the channel for my sake which shows how much they love me and the show. I would like to thank my fans for all the support and it is there love which keeps me going."
Seema Khot Mattoo