Before finalising Raqesh for the role, the channel was bringing in options as Gurmeet Choudhuary, Barun Sobti and Mishal Raheja. But all of them refused the offer giving reasons for the following.
Gurmeet declared that he is not leaving Nach Baliye 6 so is not gonna do the role. Barun and Mishal too rejected the offer as they were seeing into something bigger than this.
Kushal Tandon, who was recently seen in the reality show Bigg Boss 7, told a straight away no as he now doesn't want to work for the TV and is siting his career in the film industry. Gurmeet and Barun also said no as they already have projects lined up for the coming year.
Raqesh Vashisth started his career as a model for Grasim India and then made his Bollywood debut from the movie Tum Bin. He is married to Riddhi Dogra, who was his co-star in the social issue oriented serial, Maryaada-Lekin Kab Tak!
It would certainly be some hard work from Raqesh's side to fit into Karan's shoes and make his mark over the audiences.