After three years on the program, Muskan Bamne, who plays Paakhi in Anupamaa, has left. In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, the actor explains,” Yes, I am no longer part of it. I just got the confirmation from the makers.”
Bamne shares the reason, “It was not working out for me. The makers are introducing a track, in which I am supposed to play the role of a mother. They want to show my baby, which would be born through IVF. But I didn’t want to do it as I am too young for this. So we decided not to part ways.”
She continued, “I just want to explore a lot more. Also, it usually happens that if you agree to do a role like this (of a mother), the possibility of getting similar characters later in your career increases. So I did not want to take the risk.”
The actor is excited for a better future even as she has a twinge of grief at the thought of leaving the cast, with whom she has spent so many years working day and night. “I was part of the show for three years and I am thankful for this opportunity because it’s because of this role that I became a household name. I got to learn a lot on the set and become a better performer,” she adds, “And now I am hoping to get another good project to be a part of.”
Bamne wants to sign on for her next project with nothing less than a main part, even though nothing is official yet. “I am looking for a lead role only because I don’t want to let the name and fame I have earned in last three years go waste. Maine ye sab jo achieve kara hai use neeche nahi jaane dena chaahti. I want to utilise this and do a role where I can continue to show my potential as an actor. And for that, I am open to work on OTT, films as well as TV. Whatever gives a boost to my career, I am up for it,” she tells in conversation with HT.
When Paakhi’s character first appeared, she was a teenage girl attending school. However, as the narrative went on, she got married and is about to have a baby. The discussion over Bamne departing Anupamaa began following the show’s radical turn.