A source associated with the show told us, “The makers were in talks with Vivian for quite some time and are happy that the deal has materialised. They are now planning a grand re-entry for the original hero of the show. Vivian is expected to shoot in 20-25 days. A special track is being written, which will mark his return. He will re-enter the show to deliver a special message, paving the way for the future course of the storyline. It’s a powerful cameo and Vivian will be seen in about 10 to 15 episodes. We thought of roping him in to deliver the important message, as the show began with Saumya (Rubina Dilaik) and Harman’s love story.”
Interestingly, Vivian, who had quit the show citing discomfort playing father to a grown-up actor, will be back a never-seen-before avatar. Says the source, “After his exit, the show went in for a time leap of 20 years. Vivian, however, will not be seen playing an older character. The makers are still working on the storyline.”
While the show has been on air since May 2016 and many feel that it may have lived its course, the source reasons that those associated with it from the beginning still feel a strong emotional connect with it. “The show holds a special place in every artiste’s life whoever has associated with it. This will always be Vivian’s baby and when it was time, the latter decided to make a comeback on it.”
Despite repeated attempts, we couldn’t reach Vivian for comment.