According to a new report, Asa and Shervin were both blindsided by the news of their demotions after seeing Bravo TV’s press release for the new season. In the release, a number of hot topics, including Mercedes “MJ” Javid‘s wedding, Mike Shouhed‘s dating life, Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi‘s messy divorce, and Reza Farahan‘s plan for a family, were revealed but when it came to Asa and Shervin, their names weren’t mentioned as part of the main cast.
This week, Tamara Tattles shed some light on the casting changes, revealing that a number of major decisions in regard to the show’s cast were made after production on the new season concluded, including Asa and Shervin’s demotion and the increased role of Destiney Rose.
While Asa will not be considered part of the official season seven cast of Shahs of Sunset, she will reportedly be paid based on the pre-season agreement she made with production. As the outlet explained, Asa will be paid based upon how many episodes she’s actually seen in.
As for why Asa won’t have a full-time role, Tamara Tattles said that much of her new life as a mom has been kept off-camera, which didn’t allow for much season seven footage. She was also forced to miss out on the cast trips taken by her co-stars because she was unable to leave her baby, who she shares with boyfriend Jermaine Jackson, at home.
In addition to her home life with Jermaine and her baby getting in the way of her role on the show, Asa is also facing an uphill battle when it comes to her relationships with her co-stars, especially MJ. In fact, when it came time to send out invitations to her wedding with now-husband Tommy Feight, MJ left Asa off her guest list. That said, Asa still considered going to the event after being asked to be the “plus one” of Adam Neely.
According to the report, Shervin’s faux romance with his Australian girl from season six, Annalise Carbone, wasn’t a good look for the show and when it came to season seven, producers hoped to expose him as a player. However, because he got a bad edit last year after his affair with a married woman was exposed, he was unwilling to allow cameras to chronicle his dating life.
Shervin was also unwilling to chronicle any of his working life.
Following the demotions of Asa and Shervin, Destiney was given the opportunity to increase her role on the show and chronicle her dating life and her search for the truth about her father as the network also added new cast member Nema Vand.
Although Reza and Adam are seen speaking about expanding their family in the trailer for the new season, Tamara Tattles said that fans shouldn’t hold their breath when it comes to a baby reveal during season seven. In fact, as Asa suspected in a scene from the upcoming episodes, Reza may not even want a child. Instead, he wants to keep his full-time role on the show and believes his baby storyline will secure his position.
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