Actress Dipika Kakkar quitting her super-fictional show Sasural Simar Ka was exclusively reported by us. But now for all SSK fans, here’s some good news for you all. Though Dipika wouldn’t be seen anymore on the show, her hit character Simar definitely isn’t going anywhere.
Actress Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar has been roped in to play Simar. While confirming the news to a daily, Keerti said, “I wanted to return to television with a good project. The show will bring its focus back on the mother-daughter relationship; I believe that I suit the role perfectly since I am also a mother.”
She further said, “Though the character of Simar is already established, the challenge lies in adding some freshness to it. I wouldn’t have taken it up if it wasn’t so challenging. I am nervous and excited at the same time to face the camera after so long.” Keerti debuted as Kammal in ‘Kammal’. She also played the role of Kanan in ‘Kahiin To Hoga’ and was also seen in ‘Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka’ on Zee TV. The actress got married to popular actor Sharad Kelkar, fell in love with him on the sets of Saath Phere. The two fell in love on the sets and got married in June 2005. The couple is blessed with a baby girl Kesha. Meanwhile, her husband Sharad is all set to play a vital role of a visually impaired man on Star Plus’ Koi Laut Ke Aya Hai.