The sexy and seductive actresses, known for their histrionics in reality shows, seem to be going in for a change, by taking up fiction shows on Indian television. After Monica Bedi portrayed the powerful character of Gumaan in Saraswatichandra, it is now the turn of Payal Rohatgi to take up a challenging role in a show.

Yes, Payal has been finalized to play the negative lead in 4 Lions Films’ new show Humsafars, to launch on Sony Entertainment Television from 22 September.

As per a source, Payal has replaced actress Tanvi Thakkar at the last minute. Tanvi had in fact started shoot, but then came a new development. Tanvi apparently did not match the ‘glamourous’ expectations of the creatives, which was needed to do justice to the role.

Now, instead of Tanvi, Payal will be playing bhabhi to the male lead Sahir (Harshad Chopda). It will be a powerful role and out and out negative. She will be working with Sahir in his fashion house, Saiyaara.
Furthermore, Actor Vishal Nayak will be playing the role of Sahir’s brother.

When contacted, Payal confirmed the news to us saying, “Yes, television’s reach today is growing by leaps and bounds. And I have been contemplating taking up a good powerful role in fiction space, something different from the reality shows I have done earlier. Yes, I am doing Humsafars, playing the negative lead. It is a very challenging role.”

We tried contacting Producer Gul Khan, but did not get through to her.

We hear that Payal will sport a hot and sensational look in the serial.

Are you ready to watch Payal’s fiction debut with Humsafars?

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