Anurag Basu is the next mainstream director to make his foray into the world of streaming. He will be directing the Balaji series, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, which will show on TV as well as on the ALTBalaji streaming service. Erica Fernandes will play Prerna and Hina Khan will play the character of Komolika. Parth Samthaan plays the male lead.
This finally puts an end to the discussion about who’d play the famous characters. Earlier, Ekta Kapoor had refuted rumours of older actors playing the character through a tweet, saying that the love story required the main character to be in his early 20s.
Parth made his television debut as a lead in Channel V’s Best Friends Forever?, and became famous with Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan. Parth played the lead role, Manik.
The television series, in it’s previous avatar, was one of the most successful web series to come out of the Balaji stables and gave the memorable character of Komolika to the Indian audiences. It was also the launchpad for several well-known actors like Cezanne Khan, Shweta Tiwari, Jennifer Winget and others.