Real-life actors couple Kishwar Merchant (left) and Suyyash play brother and sister in Sony television’s “Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya.” (photo provided)

MUMBAI—Things are about to heat up on the show “Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya” with the entry of Kishwer Merchant. A lot of twists and turns, with a whole lot of drama, are in store. For starters, Merchant, wife of Suyyash (Abhay Kunwar Singh) in real life, has joined the cast and portrays the role of Abhay’s elder sister, Arpita, on the show.

Arpita’s role will have different shades and will play a crucial role in Diya’s (Tejasswi Prakash) and Abhay’s wedding. Like a typical sister-in-law, that she is, Arpita will not be too fond of Diya and will go to any length to show her down. Her sole purpose will be to create confusion and hurdles for the couple. Diya is known to not give up that easily, so a lot of drama will unfold between the two.

In the upcoming track, Diya’s and Abhay’s wedding preparations will be in full swing. As per a letter left by his father Ratan, he will take it upon himself to plan the entire wedding.

Asked why she took up this role, Merchant said, “When the producers first approached me with this role, I was quite nervous, but when I realized that the offer was for real, I eventually came around as I found this role be exciting and challenging. Initially, Suyyash was apprehensive, but I managed to convince him. After all, it is just a character that I am portraying. But the best part is that both of us will get to work and spend time together. The role surely is different from whatever characters I have played in the past. For the first time, I will play my husband’s on-screen sister, which in a way will be a refreshing change, and I have been teasing him a lot by calling him a bro! With my entry in the show, the audience can be assured of several twists and turns.”

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