Yesterday, we reported to you that actress Erica Fernandes has been roped in to play the female lead in the second season of ‘Kasauti Zindagi Ki 2’. Erica, who was last seen in Sony TV’s ‘Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi’, will be essaying the iconic character of ‘Prerna’ from the superhit show ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ which was originally played by Shweta Tiwari.
Ekta Kapoor is bringing back the magical story of Anurag and Prerna back on our TV screens. ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ ran successfully for 8 years from 2000 to 2008 where the lead roles of Anurag and Prerna were played by Cezzane Khan and Shweta Tiwari respectively. Although Erica Fernandes has been finalised for the role of ‘Prerna’, the casting of ‘Anurag’ has still not been finalised.
Many known names from the television industry like Mohit Raina, Angad Bedi, Ssharad Malhotra, Shaheer Sheikh and others were being considered for the lead role. Mohit Raina and Angad Bedi have denied the rumours on record. Shaheer Sheikh, on the other hand, is reported to be working on a TV remake of Mughal-E-Azam which will air on Sony TV.
According to the latest reports, ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ fame Barun Sobti has been approached for the role of Anurag Basu. He is being strongly considered for the part. If things work out and the actor gives his nod, he will be seen in the reboot version of ‘Kasauti Zindagi Ki’ opposite Erica Fernandes.
Barun was recently contacted to confirm the rumours. But he didn’t give a clear answer and dodged the question. Barun gained pinnacle of fan following from his popular TV show ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ in which he played the iconic character ASR aka Arnav Singh Raizada. The show also starred Sanaya Irani opposite Barun. ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ was a love saga of Arnav Singh Raizada and Khushi Kumari Gupta which focused on their love-hate relationship with each other. The show ran successfully for a year and a half but ended abruptly when Barun quit the show for a Bollywood project. Needless to say, fans were heartbroken at the abrupt ending of their lovable show. But after 3 years of it’s ending, the producers came up with an extension of the show named ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon- Ek Jashn’ which followed up the story of Arnav and Khushi’s life after 3 years of their marriage.
Although the production house and the actor, Barun Sobti, have not confirmed anything yet, if sources are to be believed, Barun might play the male lead in Kasauti Zindagi Ki 2.