Indian television’s popular romantic-drama, Ishqbaaz, also spelt as Ishqbaaaz has finally found their female lead for their latest season - Ishqbaaz-Pyaar Ki Ek Dhinchak Kahani. It is Niti Taylor who also spells her name as Neethi Taylor. The 24-year-old is playing the role of Mannat Kaur Khurana. She will be paired opposite 36-year-old Nakuul Mehta’s character, Shivaansh Singh Oberoi, Shivaay (also played by Nakuul) and Anika (Surbhi Chandna)'s son. Now, the avid Ishqbaaz’s followers would know that Niti is making an entry on the show after actress Manjiri Pupala as ACP Aditi Deshmukh failed to create magic opposite Nakuul. Ishqbaaz – Pyaar Ki Ek Dhinchak Kahaani: Here’s How Nakuul Mehta and Niti Taylor’s Characters Will Fall in Love – Deets Inside.
It is common for fans to get attached to actors and actresses portraying characters on the screen. And when they get replaced by another, it is difficult getting a similar reception. This is what happened with Star Plus’ hit show Ishqbaaz and makers are in process to do damage control. In December 2018, the show took a leap that saw makers retain Nakuul Mehta and leaving out most of the cast including fans’ favourite, Shurbhi Chandna who played Anika Trivedi, the female lead and romantic interest of Nakuul as Shivaay Singh Oberoi.
There was much hue and cry among fans about the absence of their beloved Anika. However, Ishqbaaz makers went ahead and introduced in a new female protagonist played by Manjiri, a Marathi film actress to play the role of ACP Aditi Deshmukh opposite Nakuul’s character, Shivaansh. Sadly, Naakul and Manjiri’s chemistry failed to recreate the magic of Naakul and Surbhi. And the falling TRPs meant an introduction of another female lead, this time they went for a famous face on Indian television – Nithi Taylor.
Niti Taylor rose to fame with her portrayal of Nandini Murthy in MTV India’s show Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan. Her crackling chemistry with actor Parth Samthaan was much loved by audiences. Parth currently plays the role of Anurag Basu on Star Plus’ Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 along with co-stars Erica Fernandes and Hina Khan.
Coming back to Niti’s character in Ishqbaaz-Pyaar Ki Ek Dhinchak Kahani, the young actress will be seen playing the role of a happy-go-lucky girl. Niti had already shared an introductory video of herself as Mannat on Instagram. In the video, you can see her decked up in a traditional avatar and dancing on Anushka Sharma’s song “Jiya Re” from Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
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Apart from Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan and now, Ishqbaaz, Niti had also done Ghulaam, Laal Ishq, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and Webbed. She has also done three Telugu movies, Mem Vayasuku Vacham, Pelli Pustakam and Love Dot Com.
Courtesy her cute looks and girl-next-door image, Niti Taylor boasts of a good fan following on social media. She has 1.4 million followers on Instagram, 642k followers on Twitter and 390k followers on Facebook.
Fans love Niti Taylor a lot, and Ishqbaaz team will hope her entry will revive the show. Her chemistry with Nakuul Mehta is what fans and audiences will look forward to and, honestly this is what holds the key for TRPs. Meanwhile, reports claim Majiri Pupala’s character Aditi will turn negative. She may have failed to pique viewers’ interest in protagonist’s role, but still has a chance to turn things around as a vamp!