Big shoes to fill

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Sep 2018 12:09:36


Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2 has been creating a lot of buzz on social media for quite some time now. Actress Erica Fernandes will be playing Prerna, while Parth Samthaan will step into the shoes of Cezanne Khan in the reboot version. He will be seen playing the role of Anurag Basu in the daily soap.

Tell us something about the show?
Kasautii Zindagii Kay is based on the epic love saga of Prerna and Anurag. Known for its soul-touching music to its soul-stirring story of love, betrayal, revenge and retribution, Kasautii Zindagii Kay is a retelling of Anurag and Prerna’s tale of romance and their undying love for each other. Even though it’s based on similar lines as the original one, this one is mounted in the present, thought and laid out in a contemporary modern manner.
Tell us something about your character?

I am really excited to play the character of Anurag. He is a successful businessman who lives by his principles and worships time. He looks down upon people who disrespect time. He is a very logical person and doesn’t believe in the idea of love. For him the meaning of love is that for his family only. He has a logical outlook in life and is a headstrong person.

What made you say yes for the role?
As soon as I was approached for the role, I said yes. Anurag’s character is really intriguing and I absolutely love it. Not just that, I have grown up watching Kasautii Zindagii Kay and it feels amazing to be a part of its reboot. I am a huge fan of romance and the iconic couple of Anurag and Prerna further enticed me to be a part of this love saga.
How is your rapport with your producer, Ekta Kapoor?
This is the first time I am working with Balaji and it has been a pleasure so far. There is no one who would not want to be associated with Balaji and I consider myself to be really lucky to bag this role. Ekta ma’am is really inspiring and very supportive. She is a guiding source and has made me feel very comfortable. And I am really excited for the show.

When you play such a popular character as Anurag’s, there’s a lot of responsibility and expectations attached to it. How are you dealing with the same?
Anurag is an iconic character and yes a lot of responsibility comes with it. I want to do justice to Anurag’s role and hence I am working really hard and giving it my all. Of course, it is difficult to play a role that has already been played and loved by an entire generation, as you are under more pressure to prove yourself. But I see it as a brand new character for me and I would add my touch to the iconic character.

How different is Anurag from Parth?
Anurag and Parth are poles apart. I am a very happy go lucky guy in contrary to Anurag who is a very serious person. He does not believe in love and I am a hopeless romantic. Although we do share a few traits like punctuality and immeasurable love for our families. And just like Anurag, I am a Mamma’s boy too.I have been super excited for this role and hence didn’t want anything to go wrong.

When will the show go on-air?
The wait is almost over. The show goes on air from September 25, Monday to Friday at 8 pm on StarPlus. n