English Vinglish Child Actor Navika Kotia To Mark Her TV Debut In ‘Kyunki …Saas Maa…’

New Delhi: Actress Navika Kotia, who essayed the role of Sridevi’s daughter in the 2012 film ‘English Vinglish,’ is set to essay the role of  Kesar in the upcoming television show ‘Kyunki… Saas Maa, Bahu Beti Hoti Hai’. Her character is described by the makers as “ambitious,” but she knows how to balance her dreams along with the dreams of her family. 

Talking about the show, Navika said: “I am thrilled to have bagged my first lead role as Kesar that too in such a progressive show- ‘Kyunki… Saas Maa, Bahu Beti Hoti Hai’. My character, Kesar is someone who knows how to balance her life when it comes to family and career. I strongly identify with her “never-give-up” attitude as it mirrors my approach to life. Once I learned about the script and character details, I realized that this was precisely what I had been looking for. The script is engaging, and the cast and crew are very talented. I am very excited to embark on this epic journey, and I truly feel blessed to be a part of such an ensemble cast.” 

The story takes viewers to Gujarat, where amidst a vibrant Navratri celebration, a storm begins to brew within the Rajgaur family of Surat when the youngest bahu – Hetal seeks separation, challenging the traditional role of a bahu. This unexpected turn of events leaves Ambika, the eldest bahu and the matriarch of the Rajgaur dynasty devastated as it has been her top-most priority to keep the family together. 

With an intense desire to disprove her sister-in-law Hetal’s belief that “Saas kabhi maa, aur Bahu kabhi beti nahi ban sakti”, Ambika, in a landmark decision, adopts little Kesar, a baby left at the doorstep of their family orphanage and vows to raise her – not as a beti but as a bahu. 

 ‘Kyunki… Saas Maa, Bahu Beti Hoti Hai’ is set to premiere on September 18 on Zee TV.