Television czarina Ekta Kapoor's iconic series Kasautii Zindagii Kay is all set to premiere in October and ever since the teaser and promos have been aired, viewers are anxiously waiting to see their favourite pair Anurag and Prerna recreating the magic on the small screen yet again.
In the new season, Shweta Tiwari and Cezzane Khan who played the lead role will be replaced by Erica Fernandes and Parth Samathan respectively. And yes, Ekta is pretty confident that this new pair will surely create the same magic as the previous one.
While addressing the press recently, Ekta said, “I am excited to see my iconic show back on TV. It is great to see the remake of your most loved creation on TV. There are lot of emotions attached to this. However, I know that people are going to compare it with the previous season and yes, it is stressful. But I wanted to recreate this drama because it’s one of my best works. I wanted to bring alive love again amongst the audience. I am just hoping that people accept us (smiles).”
So, how did she choose Erica and Parth to play the iconic characters of Anurag and Prerna in the new season?
“I think this Erica also doesn’t know about it. So, 2-3 years back, I had come for a holiday to Kolkata with my friends when I remember somebody had put up a promo of Erica’s first show – Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi, on Facebook. Believe me, I saw the promo and I immediately made a call to my team and enquired about this girl. That day itself, I had decided to cast her for one of my shows. In fact, as soon as I got to know that her show is getting over, I offered Kasautii to her. And yes, for Parth, it was his eyes that made me to choose him for Anurag’s character. I had auditioned many guys but most of them came up with huge biceps and all. I saw his picture and his eyes were too impressive and this is how we got our Erica and Parth.”
When questioned on who will play Komolika and Bajaj; Ekta said, “Finally, I am playing Komolika (laugh). See, again Komolika is another iconic character which we will announce it soon. There’s still some time for her entry in the show; let people still guess it. And for Bajaj, trust me, there is not even writing done for his role. How can I audition anyone? Bajaj came at the 100th episode in the previous season, maybe this time we may introduce in the 50th or 60th episode. The audience will have to wait for some time.”
Ekta got Shah Rukh Khan on board to kick off her show. Talking about her love for SRK, she said, “I love him. He is the epitome of love. I respect him a lot.”
Shweta Tiwari, recently, claimed that her daughter Palak was offered Prerna’s role, which Ekta denied. Talking about the incident, “Frankly, I don’t want to comment on this. That child is like my child only. I overreacted to the post. I always react before I think. If Shweta is saying that, maybe she is right. I have seen Palak since she was so small."
The show will premier on September 25 on Star Plus.