TV Roundup: Kritika Kamra, Sneha Wagh, Sher-e-Punjab, Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakantam, Ricky Patel, Tubelight

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Sneha Wagh

No duplicate used for me in ‘Chandrakanta’: Kritika

Mumbai– Actress Kritika Kamra says the makers of fantasy drama TV show “Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta” have never had to use a duplicate because of her unavailability.

Kritika earlier said that she has asked the makers of the Life OK show to allow her an off on Sundays as being a “single woman living in Mumbai” she was not able to focus on her personal duties.

“I like to take Sundays off, but not at the cost of quality of my scenes. They have never had to use a duplicate because of my unavailability,” Kritika posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

Talking about his working experience with the actress, Nikhil Sinha, producer of “Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta”, said: “Kritika Kamra is the most hardworking girl I have ever come across. She is very punctual and disciplined. She gives perfect shot for all her scenes with utmost dedication and grace, be it an action sequence or a romantic scene. The work is never suffered because of her.”

Sneha Wagh

Sneha Wagh pays ‘fine’ on ‘Sher-e-Punjab…’ set

Actress Sneha Wagh, who plays Raj Kaur in “Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh”, treated the entire unit with ice-cream as her phone suddenly rang in the middle of an important sequence.

To ensure a smooth and systematic flow during shoots, the makers have come up with a rule that mobile phones must be turned off on the sets, a source said.

If anyone’s phone — be it the producer, director, actor or crew — is found ringing, as a punishment one has to pay Rs 500 penalty. When the amount is sufficient, there’s a treat to all, the source added.

Sneha had one such experience too.

“The penalty which I had to pay was Rs 500, but I decided to treat the entire unit to ice-creams.”

Sneha says, “A lesson learnt from the incident is now my phone is always on silent mode while we are shooting.”

I’m a big fan of Salman Khan: Ricky Patel

Child artist Ricky Patel, who will be seen sharing screen space with Salman Khan in upcoming film “Tubelight”, says he is a big fan of the Bollywood superstar.

According to a source, during the first day of the “Tubelight” shoot, Ricky got a chance to meet Salman. He couldn’t hold his excitement when he met Salman and imitated the “chaddi” dialogue from the film “Freaky Ali”.

Salman got so impressed with Ricky that he asked the camera person over there to shoot his and Ricky’s video and uploaded it on his social media handles.

“I am a big fan of Salman Khan and I wanted to perform in front of him. When I met him on the first day of the shoot, I performed the dialogues and Salman sir liked it. I was so happy that I got an opportunity to perform in front of him and moreover he uploaded video with me on his handle,” Ricky said.

Besides “Tubelight”, Ricky will be seen in upcoming TV show “Inteqam Ek Masoom Ka”. The revenge drama will soon be aired on Life OK.

Javed Ali gets emotional after parents’ surprise visit

Mumbai–Singer Javed Ali got emotional when his parents paid a surprise visit on the set of popular children singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs Season 6”.

“This was one of the best surprises of my life. It is indeed an emotional moment. I owe my success to Allah and my parents who have sacrificed so much to get me where I am,” Ali, known for songs like “Kun faaya” and “Deewana kar raha”, said.

During their visit on the Zee TV show, Ali’s parents said that they had been through various ups and downs in life.

Singer Neha Kakkar, who is seen as a mentor on the show alongside Ali and Himesh Reshammiya, said: “Javed Ali is a priceless gem of our industry. After hearing his inspiring story, I hope our industry gets more singers like him.”

Himesh said: “Javed, you are an inspiration to everyone all over the nation. Your humility and simplicity says a lot about your down-to-earth personality. With your kind of talent, you have a long long way to go. Your parents’ heartfelt blessings are always with you”.

Ali’s parents will appear on the show on Saturday.

Nehha Pendse’s unique fan

Actress Nehha Pendse fulfilled the wish of a unique fan whose mother had asked her to secure ‘A’ grade in Class 10 if she wants to meet her favourite actress.

Nehha, who is seen as Sanjana in popular Life OK comedy show “May I Come in Madam?”, got to know about the young fan through social media.

“Whatever I am today it’s because of my fans and I have always been overwhelmed by the love and affection that has been showered on me by my fans. It was pleasure meeting my sweet little fan who secured first class result in board exams and came all the way from Pune to meet me (in Mumbai),” Nehha said in a statement.

“She gifted me a cute kitty photo frame too. I think I am lucky enough that people are watching me and appreciating my work. I was really moved and humbled to meet my youngest fan,” she added.

Chandni was made for Shivani Tomar: Barun Sobti

Actor Barun Sobti is all praises for his “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Nam Doon” co-star Shivani Tomar. He says the character Chandni is apt for the actress, who is a “very sweet girl and looks extremely promising”.

Star Plus is set to bring back the third season of the show. While the first season saw Barun romancing Sanaya Irani, in the third he has been cast opposite Shivani.

According to Barun, Shivani was the best choice to play Chandni.

“I personally saw Shivani’s audition, and it feels like the character was made for her. She’s a very sweet girl and looks extremely promising. Very glad to be working with her,” Barun, who has a rugged look in the show, said in a statement.

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