Mumbai, Feb 01: Rumour had it that Karan Mehra aka Naitik of popular TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai will soon be seen biding adieu to the show. However, the producer of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Rajan Shahi has shunned all rumours and has made an official statement that Karan is NOT quitting Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.

Reacting to the news, a distressed Rajan Shahi says, “It’s all rubbish. I am stunned how people don’t even bother to verify facts and speculate blindly. Every year I hear rumours about the show going off air or the leading actors quitting. If something like this ever happens, trust me I will be the first person to announce it”. He continues, “Ye Rishta… is a special show for all of us. Heena, Karan and the entire unit of the show are making sincere efforts to take the story to new heights. Such talks are malicious. Karan is very much part of the show and he’s not going anywhere.” ALSO READ: Karan Mehra to quit ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’

Reports online suggested that since the storyline is set to take yet another leap which required Karan to age further on the screen which apprently upset the actor. When asked whether Karan has a problem ageing on the screen, Shahi clarifies, “Neither Karan nor Hina Khan questioned me even once when I told them they would be playing parents to a 21-year-old son. Why will he now have a problem ageing on screen?,” reports a leading daily. ALSO READ: Nach Baliye 8: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’s actor Rohan Mehra & his lady love Yukti Kapoor approached for the show!

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, which is being aired on Star Plus, also stars Hina Khan, Rohan Mehra, Umang Jain and Ashnoor Kaur in lead roles.