TV Roundup: Piya Albela, Sheen Das, Suyyash Rai, Rishta Hum Likhenge Naya, Smita Singh, Hitler Didi

Smita Singh
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Took inspiration from Jaya, Madhuri for ‘Piya Albela’ character: Sheen Das

Mumbai–Television actress Sheen Das says that she took inspiration from actresses Jaya Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit-Nene for her character in “Piya Albela”.

“Pooja’s character in ‘Piyaa Albela’ has evolved since the launch of the show. The transition from playing a grown-up, mature person to a eight-year-old kid has been a challenging one. I have tried to understand the various layers of my character,” Sheen, who plays the role of Pooja in the show, said in a statement.

Sheen has prepared for her new avatar in the Zee TV’s fiction drama by taking inspiration from famous characters portrayed by Bollywood divas.

In order to play the part, the actress took inspiration from Jaya’s character in “Uphaar” and Madhuri’s gestures and mannerisms from “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!”

She said: “To do so, I took inspiration from Jaya Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit. While Jayaji is unmatchable and her character in the movie ‘Uphaar’ will always remain iconic, I have tried to borrow little nuances from the way she behaved or acted in the movie.

“To add more layers to my character portrayal, I have also borrowed from Madhuri ma’am’s body language from the popular song ‘Chocolate lime juice’ from ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!’ ”

The actress hopes she can do justice to this new avatar and entertain the audience.

Kishwer made me a better person: Suyyash

Mumbai–Actor Suyyash Rai, who is celebrating his first wedding anniversary with Kishwer Merchantt, says he is thankful to his wife for loving him and making him a better person.

“I fell in love with her when my belief in love had died. She helps me every time to overcome my bad times. I’m thankful to her that she believed in me when no one did. She always stood by me when I needed someone the most in the last seven years of my life. She made me a better person,” Suyyash said in a statement.

“I’m thankful to her to be my wife and loving me blindly,” added the “Rishta Hum Likhenge Naya” actor.

The couple had appeared in the Salman Khan-hosted reality show “Bigg Boss” together.

Why Soni Singh finds ‘Naamkarann’ special

Actress Soni Singh, known for shows like “Sarojini – Ek Nayi Pehal” and “Sumit Sambhal Lega”, says playing Sunehri in “Naamkarann” is special to her as the character reminds her of her role in “Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann”.

“Essaying the role of Sunehri in ‘Naamkarann’ is special to me as it reminds me of my days while shooting for ‘Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann’ as Jhumki Rani. Both the characters are bold. Back then, I played was a prostitute and now a bar dancer,” Soni said in a statement.

“I’m enjoying shooting as Sunehri as I’m getting to perform and dance. Dance is my passion,” she added.

Smita Singh

Smita Singh fights her fear on birthday

Actress Smita Singh, who tuned a year older on Saturday, celebrated her birthday by facing her fear.

“I’m celebrating my birthday in Auckland. People are loving and are quite fond of Indian television shows. I was given a wonderful welcome,” Smita said in a statement.

Talking about her birthday plans, she said her friends gave her a surprise during midnight. Then, she overcame her fear of heights.

“I enjoyed sky diving. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is. It’s the most amazing experience of my life. I feel blessed to celebrate my birthday fighting my fear,” said the actress, who has featured in shows like “Hitler Didi” and “Thapki Pyar Ki”.



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