Mumbai: The reboot of the cult love saga, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, has been loved by audiences. Characters are bolder, there is more drama, and Ekta Kapoor who had made the characters pretty much household names has brought some new dimensions, or let’s say new slaps to the show.
Prerna’s slaps have become a constant feature in the show. So much so that when Erica Fernandes steps out of her house, people maintain distance from her afraid of her slapping them. There were rumors that the episodes were ghost directed by Anurag Kashyap, as a woman slapping someone is completely his forte. In fact, the Faking News team had their task cut out when they tried to find a character who uses the slap as a weapon more often than Prerna. Just when it started looking like an impossible job, we were proved wrong by a certain Mr. Govind Tyagi from ALTBalaji’s new show Apharan.
After some research we found that Apharan narrates the story of a celebrated yet troubled police officer, who gets involved in a case involving abduction and extortion. Govind Tyagi’s character is the father of the girl whose kidnapping forms the basis of the new Original. Govind is seen slapping people left, right, and center out of sheer anger obviously. Faking News team took the task of verifying whether Govind outnumbers Prerna or not in the slapping game. And he surely does, in style. Writers of Kasautii Zindagii Kay have an added motivation now, as they need to add more slaps in every episode.
Our team also reached out to Govind Tyagi to hear his part of the story. “Prerna is an inspiration, not just for the female protagonists, but even for male actors like me. I had seen many episodes of Kasautii Zindagii Kay to learn the conviction of slapping someone, and trust me, it was useful.” said Govind in his exclusive interview to us. Even the director of the show believes that if this record will be broken again, it will be by Govind Tyagi himself, such is the confidence of the character.
The series will be available for streaming on the digital platform from December 14. Audiences can get a glimpse of Govind Tyagi’s character in the trailer here.