DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is the longest-running Indian television show by episode count? It currently has more than 2,961 episodes and still counting. The show originally started with young couple Akshara Maheshwari and Naitik Singhania. It followed their journey as a married couple and then becoming parents. But even after its success, the show went through many changes. At the end of 2016, Hina Khan who portrays Akshara quit the show after playing the lead role for eight years. The reason was she wanted to try something new having played one role in her entire career. But before that happened, Karan Mehra, who plays Naitik, left the show due to his worsening health. Because of the departure of the original leads, newer characters were introduced. The show now focuses on Akshara and Naitik's children Naira and Naksh.
Despite that, it continues to be on the top spot among Indian TV series since it premiered in January 2009. It is also one of the most awarded shows of Indian television. In fact, a spin-off series named Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke was produced due to its successful 10-year run and popularity. Moreover, it also had several crossover episodes with various shows including Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai, and Diya Aur Baati Hum. However, looks like the cast of Yeh Rishta is going to another revamp. It comes as Mohena Kumari Singh announced she will withdraw from the show after she gets married. This follows the exit of other cast members Parul Chauhan and Deblina Chatterjee. Regardless of these circumstances, the show remains strong.