TV SNIPPETS: Ye Hai Mohabbatein, Kawach, Vishal Dadlani, Dubai Diaries

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Pavitra Punia looking ahead to ‘Kawach…’ innings

Mumbai–Actress Pavitra Punia says she is thrilled to enter the supernatural genre with TV show “Kawach…Kaali Shaktiyon Se”.

Pavitra Punia
Pavitra Punia

Pavitra will be entering the Colors show with Mehul Vyas, and their entry will bring another twist to the story.

“I am quite thrilled that I am getting the opportunity to start my journey with a show like ‘Kawach…’,” Pavitra said in a statement.

She added: “My character is money-minded and will have some grey shades to it. She will come into the family’s life just to break them apart. I hope that the audience will love my character as much as they have loved the show.”

Mehul is also eager to join the show, which is being lauded for its uniqueness. He said: “My character is going to bring about a lot of twists to the show and I hope that the audience will like it.”

Vishal Dadlani had ‘people problems’

Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani says he was not a people’s person, and opened up only after he started singing.

When a contestant of “The Stage 2” talked about fears of performing on a public platform, the show’s judge Dadlani recalled his childhood weakness.

“I had the exact same problem in school. I didn’t exist until, literally until the first time I sang. I have severe people problems, right? The only time I don’t have any people problems is when I am singing. So I know exactly what you are going through,” Dadlani said in a statement.

Apart from Dadlani, Monica Dogra, Ehsaan Noorani and Devraj Sanyal judge the Colors Infinity channel’s show, hosted by Shibani Dandekar.

Ruhanika’s birthday bash with ‘Ye Hai Mohabbatein’ co-stars

Child artist Ruhanika Dhawan, who is seen as Pihu in “Ye Hai Mohabbatein”, was floored with a special birthday party organised by her co-stars.

Actress Divyanka Tripathi, who essays the role of Pihu’s mother in the Star Plus show, surprised her onscreen daughter with a pre-birthday celebration on Saturday. Ruhanika turned nine on Sunday.

“Ruhanika is very close to my heart and I had been preparing for her birthday for quite some time now. The younger cast helped me prepare for a surprise for Ruhanika,” Divyanka said in a statement.

“This is the very reason that even after the show taking a leap we wanted to retain Ruhanika as she’s the angel on our show and brings along happiness,” she added.

Ruhanika, who was elated with the surprise, said: “I was so happy after seeing the gifts everybody got for me and the way they planned my surprise.”

Dubai Diaries’: Facets of Dubai captured for new TV show

Mumbai–“Dubai Diaries”, a new five-episode TV show, will introduce viewers to the rejuvenating side of Dubai, showcasing the adventure, fun, street food, shopping and fashion in the city.

The show will be aired on NDTV Good Times starting October 6 with actress Tarana Raja, TV host Varun Mitra, food fanatics Rocky and Mayur, adventure junkie Neha Dixit and host Ambika Anand as anchors.

While Dixit will be exploring the adventurous side of Dubai, Mitra will be showing the business world of Dubai, Rocky and Mayur will be experimenting with the street food and delicacies that Dubai has to offer.

Rocky and Mayur, who have earlier hosted the show “Highway On My Plate”, shared that today Dubai boasts some of the best street food, and has more than just typical middle eastern dishes to offer.

In a joint statement, they said: “Dubai, a true crossroad of the world. This once small trading post has today grown into a smorgasbord of varied nationalities. Once Dubai became home to the world, the food of the world soon followed. Today Dubai boasts some of the best street food, not just from the middle east, but from everywhere.

“We dug deep into the small nooks and crannies of Dubai and our Dubai diaries share with you all the food treasures we found. Street foods, people, food trends and how the inhabitants of Dubai like to eat, are all things we bring you in our episode.”


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