Real life couple Sara Khan and Ali Merchant has become rivals on-screen. Ali Merchant is all set to enter Saat Phere as Arjun, the male lead opposite Shweta (Amrapali Dubey). But what caught our interest is that he will be pitched against none other than girlfriend Sara Khan. Both Bidaai and Saath Phere share the same time slot of 9:00 PM on Star Plus and Zee TV respectively.

Ali Merchant says, “Apart from the competition I would first like to bring to light the co-incidence. My other show Amber-Dhara too aired at 9:00 PM slot which I feel is a lucky time-slot for me. Another co-incidence is that all the characters’ initials I have played on-screen started with the ‘A’. I am going to repeat history with Saat Phere. I don’t know the name of the character but it surely is going to start with ‘A’.”

Talking about the competition, the actor says, “Yes, it indeed is a weird feeling as we are pitched against each other. And now the topic of discussion is that who is going to watch whose show. This is indeed a very big competition. The success of any show depends on how well the story shapes up. My character is very much like Ranbir Kapoor of Bachna Aye Haseeno. He is charming, cute, loving, affectionate and funky. He is basically a chilled out guy who takes life as it comes.”

Sara remained unavailable for comment.