TV Snippets: Emraan Hashmi, Yeh Rishta, Reliance Broadcast Network

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Shahnaz Rizwan’s fan girl moment with Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai–Television actress Shahnaz Rizwan, better known as Mrs Bhalla of small screen courtesy her TV show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein”, says shooting with Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi was a happy moment for her.

She added that Emraan was “very polite and immediately made me comfortable around him”.

Emraan became part of the Star Plus show to promote his forthcoming film “Azhar”. Shahnaz, who hails from England, was the only actor from the show to shoot with the Bollywood star on Saturday.

“I came to know about the shot in morning with Emraan. It was like a huge surprise for me. I have been watching and following his movies even when I was in England. Being a huge Bollywood star, he’s very polite and immediately made me comfortable around him,” Shahnaz said in a statement.

Talking about her experience, she added: “Having him around, I didn’t have to by-heart the script but just know the gist of it. We just went with the flow and almost everything was impromptu and we wrapped way in advance. I’m glad I got this opportunity and this definitely will be the most cherished shoots of my life.”

The episode with Emraan will be aired on Friday.

‘Yeh Rishta…’ cast to head to Rishikes

The impending leap of TV show “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” will not only usher in a fresh plot, but a new location as well. The story will now take the cast to Rishikesh.

Ashnoor Kaur, who is currently seen playing the role of Akshara and Naitik’s daughter Naira, will be leaving the show. And actor Shivangi Joshi will replace her and play the role of a grown-up Naira post the leap.

“The cast and crew will soon be heading to the holy city of Rishikesh for the upcoming leap in the show. Along with Naira, the show will also see another entry. ‘Nisha Aur Uske Cousins’ fame Mohsin Khan will be seen entering the show as Kartik, who will be paired opposite Naira,” said a source.

Talking about the show, Shivangi said: “I am really excited to be part of ‘Yeh Rishta…”. The story line is extremely interesting. The best part is that I get to play a character extremely close to my age. I am going to be my own self on screen and this is something I am really kicked about. I can’t wait to begin shooting for the show.”

The two actors will soon begin shooting for the Star Plus show.

nexGTv ties up with Reliance Broadcast Network

New Delhi– Subscription-driven video entertainment app nexGTV on Wednesday announced partnership with Reliance Broadcast Network to acquire global digital rights for BIG Magic and BIG Magic Ganga TV channels.

“Our partnership with Reliance Broadcast Network, which is one of the leading television networks in the country, further highlights our commitment to keep expanding the already extensive library of India-centric content available on our platform,” said Abhesh Verma, chief operating officer, nexGTV, in a statement.

BIG Magic offers comedy sitcoms which includes stand-up acts and comedy blockbuster films while BIG Magic Ganga provides regional entertainment.

The channels will be available for viewers around the world (except in north America) and across all platforms as part of nexGTv’s paid packages.

“We are confident that the Indian expat population will appreciate this latest addition of even more tailored regional and genre-specific content to their entertainment options,” Verma noted.

With the move, nexGTv will also widen its viewership among children and teenagers by engaging them with shows like “Baal Krishna”, “Naya Akbar Birbal” and “Vikram aur Munja”.


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