Who's better: Pratyusha or Toral as Anandi? Vote!
Replacing the lead actors has become quite common in television serials.
Actors quit either to take a short break from their hectic schedules or in search of greener pastures. Viewership and the serial's TRPs drop, as audiences often don't take kindly to a replacement.
However, many actors have brought a fresh appeal to the character they stepped in to replace the originally-cast actor.
Click through the slide show, and VOTE on whether the new actors made good replacements, or if you preferred the original actor.
Pratyusha Banerjee replaced by Toral Rasputra in Balika Badhu
After a mysterious fallout with the producers of the show, Banerjee who played Anandi since 2010, has been replaced by former Dhoom Machao Dhoom actress Toral Rasputra.
According to reports, the Balika Vadhu producers were growing impatient with Banerjee's tantrums and attitude.
Rasputra's first episode as Anandi in the show aired last night.
Who played Anandi better? VOTE!
Image: Pratyusha Banerjee and Toral Rasputra as Anandi in Balika Vadhu
Giaa Manek replaced by Devoleena Bhattarcharjee in Saath Nibhana Saathiya
The actress had, apparently, proceeded to star in celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on a rival channel, despite being asked not to.
Devoleena Bhattacharjee, the new Gopi bahu, is presently trying to fill her shoes.
Who played Gopi bahu better? VOTE!
Image: Giaa Manek and Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Gopi bahu
Sushant Singh Rajput replaced by Hiten Tejwani in Pavitra Rishta
When he decided to quit TV for films, Ekta Kapoor's (the head of Balaji Films) favourite, Hiten Tejwani, replaced him.
The generation leap that introduced Tejwani didn't go down too well. But he has slowly settled into the role.
Whoplayed Manav better? VOTE!
Image: Sushant SIngh Rajput and Hiten Tejwani as Manav
Shilpa Anand replaced by Sukirti Kandpal, Jennifer Winget in Dil Mil Gaye
When she quit to concentrate on her film career, Sukirti Khandpal replaced her.
Sukirti worked for almost a year and then left because she felt her character wasn't interesting enough.
Jennifer Winget replaced her. The serial lost momentum and didn't do that well.
Who played Dr Ridhimma best? VOTE!
So what are you waiting for? Vote now!
Image: Shilpa Anand, Sukirti Kandpal, Jennifer Winget
Mishal Raheja replaced by Shabbir Ahluwalia in Laagi Tujhse Lagan
Mishal Raheja was replaced by Shabbir Ahluwalia in Laagi Tujhse Lagan, which resulted in a drastic drop in the show's ratings.
Raheja eventually quit in his quest to make it big in films. However, viewers couldn't accept anyone else as Dutta bhau.
Different twists and turns in the plot have failed to grab eyeballs.
Who played Dutta bhau better? VOTE!
Image: Mishal Raheja and Shabbir Ahluwalia as Datta bhau
Priyal Gor replaced by Sara Khan in Ram Milaayi Jodi
The serial's makers were reportedly unhappy with Gor's attitude.
Since the replacement was pretty early in the show, audiences accepted Sara, who went on to become more popular than Gor.
Who played Mona better? Vote!
Image: Priyal Gor and Sara Khan as Mona
Smriti Irani replaced by Gautami Joshi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Smriti Irani was hugely popular as Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
She quit following differences with Ekta Kapoor and Gautami Kapoor, stepping into her shoes, managed well but audiences missed the fiery Smriti in this family drama that ruled the TRP charts in its day.
After the conflict between Smriti and Ekta was resolved, Smriti was back.
The show soon ended after a dispute between the production house and the channel.
Who played Tulsi better? VOTE!
Image: Smriti Irani and Gautami Joshi as Tulsi
Nausheen Ali Sardar replaced by Mansi Joshi Roy, Shilpa Saklani in Kkusum
Nausheen Ali Sardar played the titular character in the popular show Kksusum that aired on Sony.
But actresses Mansi Joshi Roy and Shilpa Saklani, who were roped in to play the character later, did not make the same kind of impact.
Who played Kkusum best? VOTE!
Image: Nausheen Ali Sardar, Mansi Joshi Roy, Shilpa Saklani
Rajeev Khandelwal replaced by Gurpreet Singh in Kahiin Toh Hoga
He left the show to concentrate on films.
Subsequently, viewers just could not accept his replacement Gurpreet Singh. The serial did not do as well after Khandelwal's exit, and it ended soon after.
Who played Sujal better? VOTE!
Image: Rajeev Khandelwal, Gurpreet Singh
Amar Upadhyay replaced by Inder Kumar, Ronit Roy in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Amar Upadhyay, who was the original Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, was brought back from the dead owing to his unbelievable popularity among the masses.
After he quit, Ronit Roy played Mihir following Inder Kumar's brief stint.
The show touched a new high and established Ronit Roy as a top television actor.
Who played Mihir best? VOTE!
So what are you waiting for? Vote now!
Image: Amar Upadhyay, Inder Kumar, Ronit Roy