- Urvashi played the role of Komolika in the original series
- Erica Fernandes replaced Shweta Tiwari as Prerna in the new show
- Kasautii Zindagii Kay aired from 2001 to 2008
Ekta Kapoor's Instagram post introduces the television czarina's brain bank for the creation of "new age mean girl" Komolika for reprised version of her popular show Kasautii Zindagii Kay. On Monday, Ekta Kapoor brainstormed with actress Urvashi Dholakia (the original Komolika), Ankita Bhargava, Krystal D'Souza and Kumkum Bhagya's Charu Mehra. "Taking tips from the gang on creating the new age mean girl! #komolika #fromtheformertothelatter," Ekta captioned the group photo. In Kasautii Zindagii Kay redux, actress Erica Fernandes takes over from Shweta Tiwari as the show's protagonist Prerna. It has been reported that actress Hina Khan has been roped in as the new Komolika while Parth Samthaan will play Anurag Basu, the third spoke of the love triangle.
Take a look at Ekta Kapoor's post:
In July, Ekta Kapoor tweeted that she was stunned by the Internet's interest over the casting of Komolika and revealed a few traits of the new Komolika, which will set her apart from the previous character - she'll be "less OTT" for starters. Describing the actress who'll play Komolika, Ekta said: "So the actor will have to look very innocent... child-like face and unbelievably sharp. Hoping to give this antagonist a complete reboot."
So much speculation on who is komolika ! Just that she will b totally diff than d earlier one ! Smarter less OTT as fierce just less obvious !— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) July 13, 2018
So d actor will have to look v innocent ! Child like face n unbelievably sharp hoping to give this antagonist a complete reboot!— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) July 13, 2018
A promo of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, which doesn't clearly reveal the actors, has been aired by the showrunners. It is almost identical to the title song of Kasautii Zindagii Kay, which aired between 2001 and 2008.
Take a look:
Kasautii Zindagii Kay was one of Ekta Kapoor's top K-soaps including Kyunki... Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahhu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Kkusum among others.