Actor Mayank Arora Talks About Quitting Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai; says “I think it was time to say goodbye to Kairav”

The popular show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has witnessed back-to-back exits. After Sharan Anandani and Paras Priyadarshan, Mayank Arora aka Kairav ​​has parted ways with the show. Speaking to ETimesTV recently, Mayank spoke about the reason for leaving the show, sharing, “I think it was time for the character to end, we parted amicably. It all ended mutually and in a good way. About the character: Every role has its highs and lows in a daily soap and Kairav ​​was a strong character so I knew it would have its mark. I’m going to miss the whole team, Aaru and Akshu. It becomes like a family when you work with them every day.”

Talking about his future plans, Mayank shared, “Now, fingers crossed, something new will happen. I have explored enough in my career. I always look for content be it web series, movies or TV shows. The content and the character must fit together and be in balance and in all my projects I keep looking for balance, I am open to everything whether it be internet, TV or movies.

When asked about the kind of content that interested him, Mayank replied, “I haven’t thought about what I would take, if it’s within my limits I’ll accept it. With the characters I’ve played, I’m sure I’ll get something I wouldn’t refuse. I’m really excited about doing a gangster movie if it’s offered and I’d step back from something daring in terms of content.

Speaking about the one quality he loved about Kairav, he joked, ‘Kairav’s simplicity and honesty. I loved playing Kairav, I’m such a person so I enjoyed it. I enjoyed playing Kairav’s mental breakdown sequence and had a lot of fun exploring it.