Star Plus’ Yeh Hai Mohabbatein will reportedly have its own spin-off and the show will air in July. As first reported by us, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein spin-off will be called  Yeh Hai Chahate, and it won’t cast the current actors of Star Plus’ Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Ekta Kapoor is looking for a new actor and it seems the actress has been finalized.

Erica Fernandes, Indian film actress who participated in Femina Miss India in the year 2011 and is best known for playing Dr. Sonakshi Bose in the Sony Entertainment Television’s Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi has been roped in to play the lead role in Ekta Kapoor’s Yeh Hai Chahate.

The report from TellyChakkar comes on the eve of April Fools’ Day and we are not sure whether this a joke or not. Although it seems correct as the actress was approached for Kasauti Zindagi Ki 2. With Yeh Hai Chahate, the makers of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein plans to show an extended family of Ishita and Raman. While Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel won’t be part of the spin-off, they will continue to appear in the original series, a source told us.

Yeh Hai Chahate will be based in Delhi and the lead actress is Erica Fernandes, while the makers are still looking for actor opposite Fernandes. The shoot of Yeh Hai Chahate is supposed to start soon. Until then take this news with a pinch of salt.