That is the rule of the world – someone’s loss is someone else’ gain. The same happened with Urmila Matondkar and Simone Singh. This has happened innumerable times in the past and is nothing new, especially in a place like Bollywood.
Urmila Matondkar had an offer for Ek Hasina Thi a TV show from Cinevista. So, why the producers had approached the aging Bollywood star is for the reason that she had earlier played the lead role in a film with the same title.
However, Urmila wanted to play the lead role once again and not what the producers wanted her to play. The production house wanted Urmila to be seen in the role of a mother, to which Urmila wasn’t reportedly ready.
The producers didn’t oblige and so did Urmila Matondkar. Finally, another face was chosen, that of Simone Singh. Simone had played a crucial role in a soup Heena, almost 10 years ago. So now, apart from Simone Singh, there will be other two faces in the show that of Vatsal Seth and Sanjeeda Shaikh.