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Gaurav Chopra to be the new lead on Star Plus’ Sanjivani

Gaurav Chopra

A couple of days ago, producer Siddharth Malhotra had announced that his popular show Sanjivani was gearing up for a 3-year leap in its storyline. Today, the producer revealed the name of the new protagonist of the hit Star Plus medical drama after this leap. Well-known television actor Gaurav Chopra has been roped in to play the lead role opposite Surbhi Chandna.


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Talking about what led him to choose Gaurav Chopra for the lead role, producer Siddharth Malhotra said, “We were sure that the new addition has to be someone nuanced who will be the perfect partner for Dr. Ishani after all she goes through in the show. He will play a key role in her life as she battles her emotions and learns to grow out of her pain. We will see the foundation of a new relationship being built and Gaurav is absolutely perfect for it.”

Spilling some beans on Chopra’s character, the producer added, “Gaurav will play the new parallel lead. He is a rich well-educated investor, who is the new owner of Sanjivani. He values relationships over materialism and has a unique way of getting things done. He is respectful towards women and the marginalised. He respects doctors and is obsessed about the well-being of patients.”


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Gaurav Chopra, who has previously starred in such shows as Uttaran, Adalat and Aghori, is thrilled about being a part of Sanjivani. “Last year when I was doing Devdas, Siddharth had come in and seen it with his wife. That’s when he mentioned that he had something in mind for me. He called me soon after and had a very clear idea about my character. I heard about the role and I could very easily imagine myself doing it. In their words, they were looking for somebody to bring in some gravitas into the story and also a new relationship with Ishani – the protagonist of the show. As far as coming on board after two other senior actors – Rohit and Mohnish ji, I can’t say too much because their tracks have ended before I’ve entered. I am here to spearhead this new change, this new phase, this new story and of course I’m excited! And a little anxious to see how the audience reacts. Fingers crossed!” said the actor.