TV Snippets: Siya Ke Ram, Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa, The Voice India Kids, Nagarjun

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Madirakshi meets six-year-old fan on ‘Siya Ke Ram’ set

Mumbai–Actress Madirakshi, who is seen playing the role of Sita in popular mythological TV show “Siya Ke Ram”, fulfilled the dream of a six-year-old fan, Anvi Bansal, who wanted to meet her on the set.

Anvi, who hails from Delhi, got upset when she got to know that the show, which used to come everyday, has now been shifted to five days a week.

She wrote a letter to Star Plus about this and the channel asked her to visit the set of the show in Hyderabad to meet the cast and witness the shoot of the show.

“Through this show, we are trying to show Sita as a strong courageous and independent woman. The fact that a six-year-old at such a tender age is highly inspired by Sita and keeps saying that Sita is my inspiration says a lot,” Madirakshi said in a statement.

“Ever since I heard about Anvi, I was dying to meet her and did so many preparations to welcome her on our set. She brought me a very beautiful card and also spent good time with us,” she added.

During her visit, Anvi met the entire cast of the show including Ram (Ashish Sharma), Lakshman (Karan Suchak), Hanuman (Danish Akhtar), among others.

Talking about the little fan, Ashish said: “Anvi got me a friendship band saying that I am her friend now. She was such a sweet little girl and spending those few minutes with her while she smiled to glory being with us was extremely heartening.”

Mouni Roy ‘wanted to adopt’ a child

Actress Mouni Roy surprised a fan named Harvir Singh Chawla on the set of singing reality show “The Voice India Kids” and got so mesmerised by his singing that she desired to adopt him.

Harvir, who hails from Indore, got applauded by the coaches – Neeti Mohan, Shekhar Ravjiani and Shaan – for his performance in the Blind auditions. He was surprised by Mouni, who came on the set to greet him.

“Harvir is very sweet and adorable kid. He is one of the best talents on the show. I love his singing. He is blessed with a magical voice,” Mouni said in a statement.

“He is so cute that I just want to kiss him and hug him. I just wanted to adopt him and take him with me. I wish him all the very best and hope he comes up with flying colors in the show,” she added.

“The Voice India Kids” is aired on &TV.


Mrunal’s role in ‘Nagarjun…’ inspired by Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rowdy Rathore’

Actor Mrunal Jain, who is seen essaying two different roles – IPS officer Rajveer and Shankachurna – in TV show “Nagarjun – Ek Yoddha”, says his look of a police inspector is inspired by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s role in 2012 action drama film “Rowdy Rathore”.

“IPS officers have a very different way when it comes to talking and even the way they salute. When I was working on my role, the first name that came to my mind was of Akshay Kumar as I have seen ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and I had really liked his performance in it,” Mrunal said in a statement.

“Hence before we started shooting for ‘Nagarjun’, I watched ‘Rowdy Rathore’ again and again and observed the way he walks, talks, salutes and his overall mannerism,” he added.

Mrunal, who has previously appeared in shows like “Hitler Didi” and “Uttaran”, says its challenging for him to play two characters in the same show.

“For the first time I have got an opportunity to play two characters in one show which is honestly very challenging. I am thrilled to play an officer and wear an IPS officer’s costume as I am proud of these men as they are the unsung heroes of our country,” he said.

“Nagarjuna- Ek Yoddha” is aired on Life OK.

Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez

Television has huge connect with people: Jacqueline

New Delhi–Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is making her small screen debut as a judge for the ninth season of “Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa”, says television has a huge connect with people.

Asked if she feels if TV is a stronger medium than films, Jacqueline told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai: “Everyone may not go and buy a ticket to watch a movie but everyone has a television at home. It definitely has a huge reach and a huge connect with the audience.”

Though the “Dishoom” actor believes TV has a “fantastic connect”, she says she doesn’t know if it is a stronger medium than cinema.

“People do love, admire and emulate film stars as well. The reach is undoubtedly very large. I don’t know if I would want to compare it to cinema,” added the actress, who hails from Sri Lanka.

Talking about the celebrity dance-based show, co-judged by filmmaker Karan Johar and choreographer Ganesh Hegde, the “Roy” star feels she has a huge responsibility on her shoulders as she would be mentoring the contestants.

“Yeah, it is a huge responsibility because these contestants are celebrities…and have a huge fan following. They are really very talented so for me it’s kind of like ‘How do I judge them?’, ‘How do I judge people with so much talent?’ and at the same time ‘How can I help them to fulfil their dreams?’,” said the 30-year-old.

But being a judge is a “daunting task” for Jacqueline.

“It’s (judging and mentoring) very tricky and a very daunting task, but it’s also an exciting experience,” she added.

The celebrity contestants of the ninth season of the Colors show include Arjun Bijlani, Shakti Arora, Helly Shah, Surveen Chawla, Karishma Tanna, Gaurav Gera, Nora Fatehi, Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi and Sidhant Gupta.

It will go on air from Saturday.



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