From An Egoistic Rockstar To Husband No #1: How Abhishek Mehra Evolved On Kumkum Bhagya

Shabir Ahluwalia plays Abhi aka Abhishek Prem Mehra on Kumkum Bhagya. As the show is set for a 20-year-leap, we take a look at his character evolution

1. Meet Abhishek Prem Mehra, the egoistic rockstar

Rockstar Abhi of Kumkum Bhagya
Rockstar Abhi of Kumkum Bhagya

Smoking hot looks. Check. A classy personality. Check. Success and sartorial supremacy. Check. Is there anything we don’t love about Abhishek Prem Mehra aka Abhi from Kumkum Bhagya? He is hands down the man of every girl’s dream! In five years of its run, Kumkum Bhagya has witnessed major twists and turns.

Same goes for Abhi, played by actor Shabir Ahluwalia. He started off as this rich brat who is a famous musician. Abhi also carried a certain air about himself and basked in the glory of the fan following he commanded as a rockstar. Little did we know then that this personality would undergo a major metamorphosis!

As we excitedly wait for Kumkum Bhagya’s impending generation leap, check out how Abhi has evolved on the daily soap.

2. Enter Pragya and Abhi turns into a super romantic lover boy

Sriti Jha and Shabbir Alhuwalia as Pragya and Abhi in Kumkum Bhagya

Pragya Arora is a simpleton who is a far cry from the rich and popular Abhi and his lifestyle. In an interesting turn of events, Abhi and Pragya get married. As different as chalk and cheese, Abhi and Pragya fall deep in love against all odds. However, fate has different plans and they are separated by some trouble in their paradise.

But these various twists have calmed down Abhi to a great extent. From being full of himself, he has become a caring lover to Pragya, and prioritizes her over everything else!

3. The taming of the shrew version 2.0

Every Couple Will Relate To These 7 Things From Abhi And Pragya’s Love Story on Kumkum Bhagya
A still from Kumkum Bhagya

There have been various serials where we have seen these divas being tamed by a hero. Kumkum Bhagya, in a departure from usual, has shown a male lead character being turned into a completely different individual and changed for good. Abhi used to blindly follow Tanu and Aliya’s instructions, but after meeting Pragya, he has become more responsible.

He can now very well differentiate the good from the bad.

4. Abhi as a fun-loving daddy to Kiara

Sriti Jha And Shabbir Alhuwalia As Pragya And Abhi In Kumkum Bhagya
Sriti Jha and Shabbir Alhuwalia as Pragya and Abhi in Kumkum Bhagya

Who had imagined that a man child (of sorts, duh) like Abhi would make for such a great father? Remember when he first found out about Kiara being his daughter? And how he continued being a good friend to her? Besides, his equation with Sunny, Purab and Disha’s son is more of a friend than an uncle. Sunny, in fact, calls him ‘Chugs’ (short form for Chacha maybe?).

Abhi is pretty much the daddy cool of the Mehra mansion! What say?

5. Rockstar transforms into Husband No #1

Abhi Pragya to have twins in Kumkum Bhagya
(Source: ZEE5)

As far as style is concerned, there has been a paradigm shift. In the initial days, Abhi would wear wristbands, a bandana, leather jacket, and glares. Then he ditched the jacket for shirts and tees, spiked hair and a neck chain. His current fashion phase includes sporting comparatively shorter hair styled to perfection and mostly full sleeved t-shirts. His wardrobe now also includes patterned and printed suits, the ear studs, however, remain his constant accessory!

All in all, Abhishek Mehra as a character has taken a complete 180 degree in terms of attitude, perspective and personality. He now loves Pragya more than ever, probably more than his daughter Kiara too!

Keep watching this space to find out how Abhi and Pragya’s lives will change after the leap in Kumkum Bhagya.

In the meantime, stay tuned to the latest developments in Kumkum Bhagya episodes on ZEE5.