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Shweta Keswani opts out of 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii'

MUMBAI: Looks like the Balaji telefilms would be stocking up on the glycerine supply. While the season for marriage is done with, the latest fad in telly land seems to be the mourning period.



Following the footsteps of Mandira Bedi in Kyunkii..., Shweta Keswani aka Avantika of Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii has dropped out voluntarily of the show, albeit for different reasons.

While Mandira has said she was unhappy with the negative role, Shweta's decision to call it quits is linked to fatigue.

According to Shweta, "I was doing Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. It was becoming hectic to handle both the projects. I need a break. If I don't take one now, I will soon collapse. I thought that the logic thing would be to drop Kahaani...."

Obviously, since she has a meatier role in Des..., it would be smarter to quit Kahaani... But Shweta argues: "It is simply because I have killed my husband in the serial. So it would be easier to get eliminated in this one. I told Ektaa about it nearly five-six months ago. You saw me getting caught last week. Now, they would probably show that I have been sentenced to life imprisonment. Please note, there is no friction between Ekta and me."

When asked about her future plans she said: "There is no dearth of work. Aroonaji has offered me a few roles in the serials she is planning for Sahara and Sony. Let's see. But nothing for some time at least. Leave me alone. I am exhausted."

With Deepak Kazir AKA Babuji of Kahaani... also planning to call it quits, is it Kahaani...'s turn for a double dose of sorrow?

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