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Generation leap in Kasauti

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By: Rajesh Ahuja
Monday, May 07, 2007

New Delhi, (UNI): Generation leaps seem to be the ''in thing'' in television soaps, specially those from the stable of Balaji Telefilms.

Close on the heels of its contemporaries 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' and 'Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki' undergoing generation leaps for the second time 'Kasauti Zindagi Kay' is not far behind in trailing them.

The serial will take a 20-year leap with the tranformation of protagonist Prerna Bajaj, played by Shweta Tiwari, from an affectionate mother to a stern head of the Bajaj family.

In keeping with Prerna's status as the stern matriarch of the Bajaj household, the producers have designed a unique look for her character.

In her new 'avataar', she will be seen sporting a ''simple but elegant look'', sources in the Star Plus revealed, adding that as a widow in the show, she will be seen draped in chiffon sarees with parsi work on it.

Keeping in line with her character, designer Nim Sood has used only pastel colours for her wardrobe which has been accentuated with bare minimum jewellery, they added.

''There is a very exclusive, but at the same time serene look given to her. Instead of the dangling earrings and colorful bangles, she will now be seen wearing antique jewellery studded with different kinds of semi-precious stones like emeralds and rubies along with a simple bangle,'' the soucers said.

Overall, in this segment of the show, Prerna will be seen in a simple, refined yet elegant look,'' they added.

Like all the previous shows undergoing generation leaps, the latest 20-year leap for 'Kasauti...', its second since the show began, is being seen as an attempt to add freshness to the show.

In this context, those in the Star Plus and Balaji Telefilms feel that aging of Prerna and going forward 20 years will bring in a breeze of newness to the show.

''In the West, weekly shows get seasonal breaks. But the commercial aspect here does not allow us to do the same. So, in order to keep a long drawn show interesting, we have to refurbish it from time to time,'' producers of the serial said.

''We cover the entire cycle of a protagonist's life, youth, middle age and old age, by adding newer dimensions to it from time to time. Also, the younger generation after a leap adds a new freshness and spice to the show,'' the producers added.

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