Talented youngster Shehzad Shaikh will be the new Naksh Singhania in Rajan Shahi’s popular show on Star Plus, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.

After Rohan Mehra and Rishi Dev, Shehzad will go on to make a place for himself in the very popular role in the show.

Shehzad who was last seen in Colors’ Bepannaah has been following Yeh Rishta for almost three years now, and wanted to be associated with the show. “I have always wanted to be part of Yeh Rishta. I used to keep in touch with the casting team to see and find about the opportunity.Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai carries a legacy and it is an honour to be associated with a brand called Mr. Rajan Shahiji and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. It is the best Chritsmas and New Year gift for me. I feel extremely happy.”

On his excitement to get into the role of Naksh, Shehzad avers, “I am looking forward to this because with replacing a character comes a certain sense of responsibility. There is certain amount of work that is need to be put into it; so when it comes to stardom and big breaks I am thinking more about  taking care of the character that has been built and to make sure that the fans love the change and embrace it immediately. To me the big break will be the day when everybody in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai says that this is the guy we love.”

On working with a great Producer like Rajan Shahi, Shehzad quips, “I was over the moon when I got to know of this development. I have the highest regards for Rajan Sir. I am grateful to Rajan Shahi for trusting my talent.”

Best of luck, Shehzad!!