Kaatrukkenna Veli is a popular Vijay TV serial that depicts the story of a young woman who goes against all odds to continue her studies. She joins a college run by professor Surya, a role played by actor Darshan who has a huge fan following.

Earlier it was rumoured that Darshan is leaving the serial and his role will be replaced by a new actor. However, this news was confirmed yesterday when it was officially announced on the serial.

Now in a recent social media live interaction, Darshan has revealed the real reason behind making the tough decision to leave the serial. The actor clarified that he has received the very first opportunity to play a lead actor in a Kannada movie, and has been juggling between the serial and movie shooting for the past three months. However, the change of look for the movie and clashing schedule are the reasons behind his decision to leave the serial with a heavy heart.

He further explained that he was trying to debut as a lead actor in the Kannada movie industry for the past five years, and the Tamil film industry for the past three years and wouldn't want to miss this opportunity by rejecting the movie offer. Check out his emotional video here: