Ekta Kapoor never approached Shweta Tiwari’s daughter for KZK 2
Ekta Kapoor ‘s Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot is all the news, there was a mini-controversy as the show’s original Prerna, Shweta Tiwari, said that her 17-year-old daughter Palak Tiwari was approached to play her role in the reboot. Within days of the interview, show’s producer Ekta Kapoor reacted to the news and wrote, “Aaah reaaaaaly?????????? How come I don’t know.”
Shweta, who was in Delhi for her play Jab We Separated that is directed by Rakesh Bedi, explained how the confusion happened. “Ekta never offered anything. It was the Balaji people – we were at someone’s house who works in Balaji, at a very prestigious position, and they said, ‘If we offer Palak Kasauti will you let her do it?’So I said ‘I’ll have to ask her first. When I went home I asked Palak whether she was interested, but she said she can’t do a daily soap because it involves too many hectic hours and also that she was studying. So that’s it!” said Shweta.
Palak being a part of Kasautii Zindagii Kay, which was telecast from 2001 to 2008, had Shweta and Cezzane Khan in the lead. The show’s reboot will have Erica Fernandes and Parth Samathan as the lead pair. In her earlier interview, Shweta had also said that she was not ready to do a daily soap. “I would have told her to go ahead and do it. In fact, everybody was saying, even from Balaji (production house) 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,” she had said.