June 27, 2016, Star Plus launched Ishqbaaaz, the show which set a new benchmark in terms of its look and feel, and about nine months later, on February 13, 2017, the makers launched Dil Boley Oberoi, the first ever spinoff on Indian Television.
However, Dil Boley Oberoi did not enjoy a huge run and was once again merged into its mother brand on July 07, 2017 and since then the show has enjoyed a huge fan following.
Characters like Shivaay Singh Oberoi (Nakuul Mehta), Anika Vardhan Trivedi (Surbhi Chandna), Omkara Singh Oberoi (Kunal Jaisingh), Gauri Vardhan Trivedi (Shrenu Parikh), Rudra Singh Oberoi (Leenesh Mattoo), and Bhavya Pratap Rathore (Mansi Srivastava) are now household names.
The chemistry between Anika and Shivaay has been one of the highlights of the show and this on-screen couple has been loved by one and all.
However, as all good things come to an end, Ishqbaaaz is also going to have a generation leap with five out of the six actors biding goodbye to the show forever.
Nakuul is the only actor who is being retained and he will continue playing Shivaansh Singh Oberoi, Shivaay and Anika’s son in the show. The entire star cast will be shooting for there last pre leap episode on December 07, 2018, post which the show takes a new turn.
This time around, Nakuul Mehta will be seen romancing Manjiri Pupala, and actors like Anup Ingale (Love Per Square Foot), Saransh Verma (Chidiya Ghar), and last but not the least, Malhar Pandya (Naagin 2) are going to be the part of Season 02.
However, as far as I am concerned, this move is a huge risk, as according to me, Ishqbaaaz has always been about Shivaay and Anika’s love story, and without them pulling off this one would be a mammoth task. But then, never say never!!!
All in all, it’s a tall order for the makers to live up to the expectations of viewers, but I hope that they get it right
Are you ready to welcome Ishqbaaaz Season 02 on December 17, 2018? Do get back to me with your comments and remember to tweet your views and opinions to @isalilsand.