Fans have been eagerly waiting for the reboot of Ekta Kapoor’s classic love story Kasautii Zindagi Kay. Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan will play the star-struck lovers Prerna and Anurag while Hina Khan will be seen as the ultra-glamorous vamp Komolika in the series.
In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, Erica confessed to having mixed emotions about it. “I am excited and nervous. There’s also a feeling of responsibility. So there are too many emotions right now,” she said.
While Erica could only brag about being an ardent fan of the original series, the 25-year-old honestly said, “I was a kid when Kasautii used to air on TV. I must have been busy with my books and cartoons. But yes, our parents used to watch it, and I remember seeing it on television. After I signed this project, I watched a couple of episodes to get a gist and feel of it. But we are trying to make this our own show. Also, I must add that everything would be different in the storyline.”
Talking about her role of Prerna, Erica said, “I completely relate to her. She is a strong and independent girl. She is also a multi-tasker like me. Prerna also believes in standing up for what’s right and pointing out the wrong. That’s an amazing quality in her.”
The ex-Miss India further shared that she was floored when she got to know that Ekta wanted to cast her the moment she saw her promo of 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi'. Talking about Kasautii, she said, “I am still very new in the industry and have just done one show. I want to experiment with my roles and characters. That’s the only way I will know what works for me. As for Kasautii, it’s a great opportunity for any actor. I am proud to be a part of this classic love tale.”