Speculations have been rife about Gashmeer Mahajani wanting to quit Imlie for a long time now. The actor on Wednesday, made an announcement of sorts on his social media account when he wrote, ‘Unthread-Unplug-Detach-Cut-Gone (sic)’. Gashmeer, who plays Aditya Tripathi in the show Imlie, has apparently put in his papers. Says a source, “This did not happen overnight. In fact, Gashmeer had put in his papers a few weeks ago. The makers were however trying to convince him to stay back since he is the face of the show and the track focuses on him and female lead Sumbul Touqeer Khan. But all efforts went in vain when the producer Gul Khan wasn’t able to agree to some of the terms and conditions laid down by Gashmeer.”
A still from the show Imlie
Telling us more about why Gashmeer decided to opt-out of the show, the source adds, “It was quite clear from the first day of the shoot that Gashmeer will continue to shoot for his Marathi films and for web alongside Imlie, to which the makers had agreed. But as the story progressed and the show started doing well, Gashmeer was not able to take up other projects. He reportedly gave only 10 days in a month to the makers to shoot his sequence which was not enough. After a lot of discussions, Gashmeer finally quit the show. His last day will be in mid-January.” The makers have already started looking for a replacement and we hear that an actor has almost been finalised. In the meantime, the focus has shifted from Gashmeer to the new entry in the show, Fahmaan Khan.