Cezanne Khan, the original Anurag Basu, had made the role iconic with his impeccable portrayal of the character. With Ekta Kapoor launching the latest version of the show titled, Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, it isn't confirmed officially who's playing the new Anurag Basu, it is hinted to be Abhimanyu Chaudhary. However, we do know how the original Mr. Basu feels about being replaced.
When asked about being the first face of the show by a leading newspaper, he said, "I can never forget the show that gave me everything - popularity, success, name and fame."
The actor admits that the idea of rebooting an old hit show is refreshing and amazing! Ekta Kapoor has a way of weaving magic, and while the first instalment was a huge success, we hope she adds her signature touch to this version as well.
Cezanne further went on to confess that he actually didn't even get around to watching his show! “I really enjoyed being on the show and playing the role of Anurag Basu on Kasautii Zindagii Kay. The show rocked and how. Everything I have today is because of it. Kasautii Zindagii Kay was always in the top 10 shows on the rating chart. Though I didn’t get much time to watch the serial myself as I was shooting non-stop, from the 1400-plus episodes, I must have seen some 20 episodes because I was dubbing for the scenes in them. I wish the team all the luck for the reboot.”
Maybe this time around, he will actually watch the show!
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