December 17, 2018, Season 02 of started off with new characters and a new story. Ishqbaaaz Season 02 is a story of Shivaansh Singh Oberoi (Nakuul Mehta), son of Shivaay and Annika, and Aditi Vijay Deshmukh (Manjiri Pupala).
While Shivaansh is a rockstar, a heartthrob, while Aditi is a fierce police officer and at the same time a soft-spoken family girl. Aditi comes across as a girl next door and is averse of love and marriage.
While most of the characters are no longer part of Season 02, Dadi and Nani still continue to feature in Ishqbaaaz Season 02. Actors like Kunal Jaisingh, Shrenu Parikh, Leenesh Mattoo, and Mansi Srivastava too are not a part of this new season, something which I feel is a huge lead down.
Besides Manjiri, Supriya Pilgaonkar is set to essay the role of a police commissioner in the show.
“I am very excited to be part of a long-running show like Ishqbaaz because I get to play a character that I have never played before, that of a police commissioner. I have always loved women in armed forces and the sense of power they exude,” stated Surpriya in a statement.
Anyways, coming back to Manjiri, well, she was last seen in a recently released Marathi film Party, a comedy-drama directed by Sachin Darekar.
While Shivaansh has a strikingly similar to his mother, Aditi is still raw and is trying to carve her own niche.
Manjiri Pupula is a great actor, but the fact is that she cannot match up to the screen presence of Surbhi Chandna. It’s also sad to see that Nakuul and Manjiri don’t look great and they hardly have a great screen presence.
All in all, I feel that for this season to succeed one needs to have some great content as I am sure Nakuul Mehta will not be able to pull this one all by himself.
Here’s wishing team Ishqbaaz: Pyaar Ki Ek Dhinchak Kahaani all the very best.