Melinda Shankar to leave Degrassi

26 Jul

The lovely and talented actress best known for her role as Alli Bhandari is also the lead actress in a lesser known tween television series, How To Be Indie, which starts filming shortly. With the two shows being shot at the same time, most of you are probably wondering how The Shanks will deal with shooting both series at the same time. That’s something she addressed today via Twitter.

“Yes i’m taking time off of Degrassi to film How to be Indie, but I will most def be back!”

She’s not leaving for good, thank God! But how do we know for sure?
1) She never dated Peter on the show
2) How to be Indie isn’t airing on The CW (or any American TV for that matter)

Here is a preview of the show in case you haven’t seen it!

16 Responses to “Melinda Shankar to leave Degrassi”

  1. DJ July 26, 2010 at 5:39 PM #

    Melinda Shankar must NEVER leave permanantly, at least not until Alli is out of highschool.

    Truthfully, out of the new people, she’s one of my favorites. The majority of the time, episodes that feature her in a main plot draw me in…the younger cast, plus Charlotte Arnold, are probably the people I like the most out of this new Degrassi cast, which is a good thing because there’s more years of story to come for them.

    So I’d be devastated if “the Shanks” as DN calls her(I love that name, don’t know where you got it but I love it) ever left for good…it’d be a big lost, and would be horrible to lose one of the young ones so soon. The good part about people like Shenae, or even Nina, leaving was that, as much as I loved them personally, they were getting up there in years anyway and didn’t have much time left on the show. But people like Melinda have two-four Seasons left on the show(depending on whether they continue with this format in the future and stick to the classic format of one year per Season, or depending on if they later revert to the 6-9 “one semester per season” stuff), and thats not even counting Season 10.

    • Degrassi Nation October 12, 2010 at 5:51 PM #

      If im not mistaken, she was looking for a suitable rap name. I came up with ‘Simply Shanks’ and she loved it! She actually said it was the best one yet. I just call her Shanks because its easier and fun!

  2. Sarah July 27, 2010 at 1:35 PM #

    in the new show is her older sister the girl that played Fara???? LOLZ!!!

    • Degrassi Nation October 12, 2010 at 5:53 PM #

      no. Her name is Sarena Parmar and you can follow her on twitter: @TheSar

      • AliO January 30, 2011 at 2:45 AM #

        I just looked on the cast list on IMDB and yes it is Farrah!!!
        Look at her filmography! It says it in there.

  3. B8 July 27, 2010 at 2:15 PM #

    Lol, I love that part about dateing Peter. Also I think Sav will get killed and she’ll take time off school. Just a guess. 🙂

    • Ashley October 9, 2010 at 11:26 AM #

      Sav isnt on this show or leaving.

  4. Ashley October 9, 2010 at 11:26 AM #

    Oh wow. This show looks extremely… odd. Really different from degrassi. Soo. Ya. Anyways. I think that is Fara. Anyways. I ❤ DEGRASSI! :DDD Keep the seasons coming.

  5. BB Green October 12, 2010 at 5:55 PM #

    This show will suck, but not be nearly as awful as that dumb Indian call center show after The Office–because nothing could. So it will easily be the best South Asian themed show in North American.

    • Degrassi Nation October 12, 2010 at 8:19 PM #

      Really? I watched the first rtwo episodes of that show and I liked it! As for How to be Indie, its on its second season.

  6. kaniya October 15, 2010 at 6:35 PM #

    please go back to degrassi the show will never be the same without you

  7. nataile October 16, 2010 at 11:56 PM #

    i love degrassi so much and it will not be good without alli i wish she would not leve she is m favorite person on degrassi :]

    • December 4, 2010 at 1:39 PM #


  8. December 4, 2010 at 1:30 PM #

    SHES STYLISH PRETTY AND LIKE TOTALLY awesome at acting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Adam lover January 10, 2011 at 4:34 PM #

    cant wait for alli to come back degrassi needs her


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