TV Roundup: Shilpa Shetty, Saam Daam, Akshay Kumar, Zakir Khan, Mallika Dua, Rieky Patel

Shilpa Shetty
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Shilpa Shetty turns TV game show producer

Mumbai–Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty has produced her first small screen live game show.

Shilpa shared the show’s poster on Twitter on Wednesday. A caption read: “Car ki tammanna bekaar nahi jayegi! Ab kam se kam paisai mein aunty aapko, har hafte….Ek car dilayegi.”

The poster of the show titled “Aunty Boli Lagao Boli: Sabse Kam Sabse Anokhi”, also features actress and comedienne Archana Puran Singh posing near a car.

It will air on Colors from September 24.

“My first TV production. Thank you Raj Nayak, Colors TV, Archana Puran Singh. India’s first live game show. Audiences are in for a treat (sorry) car,” Shilpa captioned the image.

The actress has earlier featured in a string of reality TV shows as a judge. In fact, she got a new lease of life in showbiz after she won the international show “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2007.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar makes laughter show’s mentors take workshops

Mumbai–Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who will be seen as a judge on the fifth season of “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge”, has urged the three mentors of the show to undergo workshops.

The show features Zakir Khan, Mallika Dua and Hussain Dalal as the three mentors.

Mallika said in a statement: “Yes, we’re taking workshops being conducted by theatre experts, which is great for me as I come from a stage background. At the end of the day, it’s about making them better and not about criticising or evaluating.”


The Star Plus reality show is introducing various challenges to make this an interesting journey for the contestants as well as for the viewers.

Akshay is personally involved in the show and is keeping a tab on the developments, a source from the show’s unit said in a statement.

My character in ‘Saam Daam…’ hit a chord with audience: Bhanu Uday

Actor Bhanu Uday, who is seen essaying the role of Vijay Namdhari in the new show “Saam Daam Dand Bhed”, is happy about getting a positive response.

“Saam Daam Dand Bhed” is the newly launched show on Star Bharat. Bhanu Uday has been receiving messages and Dubsmash videos of his dialogues and the rhyming notion.

“I was actually stunned when I started receiving these videos. Our show has only been on air for a week and to see that Vijay Namdhari has already hit a chord with the audience fills me with great joy.

“When we were creating this character, one of our intentions was that the audience should love him because only then will they be able to connect with his journey. To see that happening is very gratifying,” Bhanu Uday said in a statement.

The actor says he is “truly grateful” to the makers of the show for choosing him to play the part.

Child actor Rieky Patel trying to balance work, studies

Child artist Rieky Patel, who is seen essaying the lead role of Krish in the newly launched thriller drama “Ayushaman Bhava”, is trying to manage his time well to accommodate his studies and shooting.

“Yes, I go to school in the morning and then come on the set. For me, the show and my education, both are equally important and I am trying my best to balance the two,” Rieky said in a statement.

He said his team is very supportive.

“I am lucky to be able to manage both,” he added.

“Ayushaman Bhava” airs on Star Bharat.



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