Indian Television is a bizarre place; people die, come back to life, reincarnate as flies and snakes and the list of madness just goes on. But when it came to Star Plus’s longest running and the most loved show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, the makers made sure they did not have to resort to any such crazy acts.

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehalata Hai finally gets back Naitik.

When the main lead actor Karan Mehra who played the role of Naitik Singhania left the show post a long relationship of 7 years, both the makers and the die-hard fans of the show were in a fix.

The fans had no clue what would happen to Naitik’s character and if the makers will ever be able to bring back Karan Mehra on the cast.

As predicted Karan Mehra is indeed not returning to the show in spite of many rumors claiming the opposite. In recent developments that have surfaced through online reports, it is quite clear that the makers are not killing the character but replacing the actor.

Karan Mehra not returning to the show.

On Karan Mehra’s exit, the makers of the showhas reportedly actually shot two scenarios, one of Naitik’s kidnap and one that of his death. But as soon as the fans got to know about this rumored possibility, there was a huge outrage on social media against it. Also the fact that some reports suggested that Naitik’s wife on the show Akshara Singhania played by Hina Khan was not ready to essay the role of a widow.

Vishal Singh rumored to be the new Naitik.

So the biggest news till now if online reports are to be believed is that Vishal Singh of the famous 1990’s show Dekh Bhai Dekh has replaced Karan Mehra as Naitik. Vishal was recently seen in Sony TV’s Parvarrish where he played father to young kids. Given the fact that he has already quite nicely essayed the role of a father of rebellious kids on a recent show, one can say that Vishal Singh seems to be a good choice.

Reports also claim that Vishal’s entry will be grand and will be shot in Switzerland in August. Till then we will have to wait and watch if the audiences and the loyal fans of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai accept Vishal Singh as the new Naitik Singhania.