Pooja Banerjee who plays Nivedita Basu in Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagi Kay talks about her role and show.

Talented youngster Pooja Banerjee has come a long way in her acting career and has excelled in the roles she has donned!!

Pooja has now taken the challenge of portraying the extremely powerful character of Nivedita Basu in Ekta Kapoor’s much-anticipated reboot of Kasautii Zindagii Kay, which launched in a big way on Star Plus yesterday (25 September).

The entire team of Kasautii Zindagii Kay assembled at Westin yesterday to witness the magical moment of the show going on air.

Talking about the moment, Pooja states, “I literally cried seeing the episode. It was so overwhelming. We were all very happy; it was an emotional moment for all of us.”

“As an actor, I always look forward to something different from what I have done. So for me as an actor, this is a very contrast character. It is like challenging myself again and again with every new role. We knew that this has been an epic and cult show; so there were a lot of nervous energies,” adds Pooja.

On her preparation for the role of Nivedita Basu, Pooja avers, “I want to play Nivedita my way. I prefer having this role just the way I want and how Ekta M’aam has perceived it. I remember of Nivedita being a huge part of the show. But there’s no inspiration coming from the earlier Nivedita Basu.”

On the golden advice given by Ekta to the cast, Pooja says, “Ekta M’aam has told us that she will not compliment us for our performance. Complimenting somebody results in the praise getting into our head. So the best compliment we can get now is to not give any compliment. This gives us the scope to perform better.”

Pooja has been pampered however, by her fans. “They have been constantly sending me gifts, bouquets and sending out cute messages. I am overwhelmed. They have been appreciating me for my costume and look.”

As Pooja is working on her role of Nivedita Basu for KZK, she is simultaneously gearing up to play Bani yet again, for ALTBalaji’s Season 2 of the extremely successful series, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai. “Yes, I am playing Bani as well as Nivedita now at the same time. We have started shoot for Kehne Ko Season 2. I am happy that I have that much of space to pull both off. I am juggling between the roles; both are equally strong and have good screen presence. This is undoubtedly the best phase of my acting career.”

Best of luck, Pooja for the two shows!!

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