Ekta Kapoor is back with one of her most popular shows, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, and the reboot will feature Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi actress Erica Fernandes as Prerna.

While we have already seen the first look and promos of the show, there has been a new buzz in the corridors of the television industry that Erica was not the first choice for Prerna’s role. Do you know who was? Read on.

People may not be aware of this but the titular role of Prerna was offered to original Prerna aka Shweta Tiwari’s daughter Palak Tiwari. Palak is really young and is preparing for the Class 12 boards next year.

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Shweta, who was in Delhi for her play Jab We Separated, spoke to Hindustan Times about Palak’s much-anticipated debut. She said her daughter was clear that she wanted to be a part of the industry but wanted to complete her studies first and studies were her priority right now.

“Yes, I would have told her to go ahead and do it (Prerna’s role). In fact, everybody was saying, even from Balaji that she should do it. It was she who said ‘No Mom, I don’t think I can do a daily soap and work day in and day out. I cannot do that at this point in time’. And not only Kasautii, many other television shows were offered to her, she said no to every show. She said right now I don’t want to do it. Even if I have to do it, then I’ll do it later,” said the actress.

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Palak was also supposed to make her Bollywood debut opposite Darsheel Safary in Quickie this year but she backed out citing the same reason.

For Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot, Erica Fernandez, Parth Samthaan and Hina Khan have been roped in to play the roles of Prerna, Anurag and Komolika, respectively. The show will air on Star Plus from September 25.