Through its six-year run, Kumkum has introduced many characters to include younger generations. Juhi has been on the show since its inception; and recently when she refused to play a woman twice her age, a new track was introduced featuring her and Hussain making a comeback following reincarnation.Nausheen Ali Sardar (Kkusum) and Cezanne Khan (Kasautii Zindagi Kay) quit their respective roles in the past, refusing to take generation leaps; but Kumkum’s female lead Juhi Parmar has been lucky. When talks of her streaking her hair grey to play a 45-year-old came about, she put her foot down and threatened to quit. The producers had no choice but to change her track and introduce her in a younger avatar, which will be on air shortly.
Says Rajesh Chaddha, Senior Vice President of BAG Films, â€œJuhi makes a transition from a 45-year-old to a 20-year-old. The idea of reincarnation where Juhi aka Kumkum and Hussain aka Sumit come back as a young couple worked for everybody. After all, the show is all about their love story.â€
Chaddha adds, â€œJuhi deserved a break after working for six years on the show. Even Hussain was given a break following his marriage. Juhi’s health was being affected because of the daily grind.â€
A thrilled Juhi is working hard to get into shape for her new role. Says a source, â€œJuhi is on a weight loss regime as she will now play a younger character.â€ The source adds that Juhi’s look will be revamped, complete with a spiffy wardrobe. â€œAfter playing mother for a while she now needs to tone up for the new role. Besides this, fresh faces have been added in the cast and the show will have a brand new look,â€ says the source.
Says Juhi, â€œIs losing two kilos qualified as a weight loss spree? I simply want to look fit.â€ She adds, â€œI needed a break after working continuously for such a long time. I wanted to spend some time with my family. It’s just that my break coincided with the revamping of the show.â€
Report By:Kavita Shyam