Star Plus hit show "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein" has been revolving around Ishita (Divyanka Tripathi), who is going through a low phase without daughter Ruhi by her side.
To add to her misery, Ruhi is seen distancing herself from her beloved Ishima and has even started hating her.
While the show with its interesting plots has managed to surprise viewers, the buzz is that the show makers are planning to take it to a new level by introducing a new character in Ishita's life.
The show that has being revolving around Ruhi's custody will now drift to a love triangle, reported Bollywood Life.
Reportedly, Balaji Telefilms have approached TV actors Mrunal Jain, Aadesh Chowdhary Eijaz Khan among others for this role.
However, the deal with Mrunal fell off as the actor is occupied with his ongoing show "Bandhan".
"Mrunal would have fit the bill perfectly, but the dates couldn't be worked out as Bandhan's set is in Umargaon. We wanted him to shoot with us immediately, which was not possible for him," a source told Bollywood Life.
"Mrunal was keen on taking up the offer as Divyanka is one of the top actresses on TV right now as YHM is a huge hit and also returning to Ekta Kapoor's camp would have been homecoming for him. But it was highly impossible to shuttle between the two far-off sets," added another source.
Further, reports suggest that the makers are yet to decide if the new character will play Ishita's life partner as Ishita and Raman (Karan Patel) have become viewers' favourite couple.
Meanwhile, Karan in real life is busy with his wedding to Ankita Bhargava on 3 May. The actor besides "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", is also hosting Channel V's crime show "Gumrah" and was recently roped in to host "Nach Baliye season 7".
With such tight schedule, one can't help but wonder if Karan is unable to dedicate his entire time to "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", which has led the makers to introduce a new character that would divert the attention of viewers in his absence?