Watch: ALTBalaji ropes in a fresh face Naghma Rizwan for 'It Happened In Calcutta' starring Karan Kundrra


ALTBalaji has roped in a fresh face Naghma Rizwan for its upcoming series It Happened In Calcutta opposite Karan Kundrra. All set to make her acting debut, an elated Naghma quipped, “It feels really great that the universe has presented me with such a wonderful opportunity. The whole 60s & 70s vibe, Calcutta and of course getting to play this strong and beautiful character Kusum, seems really magical and I feel really connected to all. I am sure Ekta Kapoor must have seen something in me beyond my exterior beauty and also my potential as an actor and for that, I’m truly grateful to her. If someone sees that spark in you, you got to keep the fire burning. My mother always said I’m a blessed child and now I truly feel it.”

Naghma will be portraying the role of Kusum, a strong-minded girl, who comes to Calcutta Medical College to fulfil her dream. Speaking about her role, she added, “Getting into the skin of the character is going to be exciting. She is like a vast sea to me, chaotic yet calm, strong yet vulnerable. The deeper you dive into her story, the more she is going to surprise you with all the beauty she beholds, just like the sea. To play a character who goes through all kinds of feelings with that intensity is an honour for any actor and I’m all prepared to make them feel proud of their decision for selecting me to be Kusum.”

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Actor Karan Kundrra, known for his role in the TV show Dil Hi Toh Hai, will be playing the lead role in the web series It Happened In Calcutta, a love story set in Kolkata of the 1960s and '70s. "It's a role that will bring out the best in me because months of hard work have gone in prepping up my character," Karan said.

Talking about his character, Karan quipped: "Ronobir Chatterjee is a medical college student who is flamboyant, arrogant and a 'devastatingly' handsome boy. It's time to get my strongest flamboyant game on." The series revolves around a young woman, Kusum, who aspires to become an esteemed doctor in the city. She gets into Calcutta Medical College. Romance comes into the picture when she meets college stud Ronobir and falls in love with him.

It Happened In Calcutta premieres on ALTBalaji.

(Source: PeepingMoon/ Input from IANS)