After weeks of rumours, it was confirmed over the weekend that Hina Khan has indeed been signed to play the iconic character of Komolika in the reboot of ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ on Star Plus.
The channel unveiled the first promo of Khan as the vamp at the weekend. Talking about being signed for the show, Khan told Mirror, “I got a call from Ekta’s (Kapoor) team to meet her. She took me by surprise by offering the role within minutes of the meeting. She said she was keen that I played the part and asked me to take my time. When I asked her why she wanted me for a negative role, she said that I should prove my versatility to the world.”
Asked how she felt about comparisons with Urvashi Dholakia, who played the original Komalika, se said, “As a kid, I would watch the show with my mother, grandmother and aunties. Urvashi and I are two different actors and people. She did a fabulous job and so did Shweta Tiwari, Cezanne Khan and Ronit Roy (Kasautii… protagonists). I don’t believe in comparisons. Each one of us has our own style and times have changed. I don’t want people to compare us but approach it as a new show.”