Television actress Deblina Chatterjee, who was last seen in Sasural Simar Ka, is set to take up a role in Star Plus’ Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai that had earlier been portrayed by actress Kanchi Singh. Deblina will be starring as Gayu, a character that Kanchi had been playing in the longest-running daily soap. Kanchi is believed to have not wanted to continue with the serial anymore.

In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Life, Deblina spoke about the character she will be playing and how excited she was about it.

“It’s a good show, a good brand, and a good production house. I’m pretty excited about it. The character is also good so let’s hope for the best. It’s a grey character and not negative. I wanted to explore new things. So this was something different,” Deblina said.

The actress also spoke about her interaction with the show’s lead actors Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi.

“People are very warm on the sets and even Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan are very nice,” she said.

Deblina was also asked if she had watched Kanchi on the show and if she was fine with any comparison that cropped up.

She said, “For me, it’s a new character. It’s easy to portray the character. The character has changed a lot (from what Kanchi played). I’ve not seen her in the show earlier. But what I know it’s a different character. Its okay to be compared. There’s no problem. The fans will have things to say. So it’s fine.”

Deblina concluded by revealing that her character will only be a cameo and that her mother was an ardent fan of the show.