Mumbai: Dheeraj Dhoopar has replaced Shoaib Ibrahim in the TV show ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ as Prem, husband of lead character Simar. Dheeraj says it`s a big challenge for him to replace someone who is so popular.
"Prem is a very popular character on TV. The show is doing good, TRP (Television Rating Point)-wise also its doing good. It has a good storyline. It`s a very big challenge for me to replace someone who is so popular and connected with the audience," Dheeraj said Monday on the sets of the show.
"I hope people like me also and continue to love Prem like they have been," said Dheeraj, last seen in TV show ‘Kuch Toh Log Kahenge’.
Manish Raisinghani, who plays Prem`s brother Siddhant says although the team will miss Shoaib, they welcome Dheeraj with open arms.
"When you start working together, you become a family. We will miss Shoaib. A sudden change has come. One family member has gone and one has come. We will miss Shoaib, but welcome the new member," Manish said.
‘Sasural Simar Ka’ first went on air April 25, 2011 on Colors.