Sunil on his role in Pataakha, Bharti denies rumours of Haarsh being unwell, Dipika misses Shoaib in the Bigg Boss house, and other Telly Updates

Sunil on his role in Pataakha, Bharti denies rumours of Haarsh being unwell, Dipika misses Shoaib in the Bigg Boss house, and other Telly Updates

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Had to unlearn a lot for 'Pataakha', says Sunil Grover

Popular television personality and actor Sunil Grover says working with National Award-winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj in Pataakha made him learn and unlearn a lot of things about performance.

On his experience of working with Bhardwaj, Sunil told a leading publication, "As an individual, I had my own approach to play a character. So, initially I was trying to do that. But when I started discussing things with Vishal sir, my approach changed. Sir thinks from a broader perspective, but I was thinking only of my character.

"So, working with sir made me think differently. I unlearned a lot to learn new things from sir."

In the film, Sunil essays a Rajasthani character for which he had to learn the dialect. He says it was a task.

"Vishal sir's writing is like poetry. So, as a performer, one cannot change words because that tampers the thought. He has written the script very carefully. His use of every single word has some reason. So for me, it was a challenge to match up that level of accuracy."

Asked if there is any quality of the character in the film he can relate with, Sunil said, "I have learnt how to make two people fight. Now I really can do that very well if I wish to."

The actor has been a part of showbiz for a long time, but his popularity as a comedian grew by leaps and bounds with TV show Comedy Nights With Kapil. He had a fallout with co-actor Kapil Sharma.

Is there anyone in the entertainment industry he wants to pick a fight with?

"No, no, please... I am happy in my space," Sunil promptly replied.

Pataakha will release on Friday.

My on-screen character has different shades: Piyush Sahdev

Actor Piyush Sahdev says his character Abu Fazl in the upcoming show Dastaan-E-Mohabbat: Salim Anarkali has different shades.

It is the tale of Prince Salim and courtesan Anarkali that will unfold on Colors from 1 October.

"I am grateful to be a part of a show like Dastaan-E-Mohabbat: Salim Anarkali. It is an epic love saga which has been recreated. My character Abul Fazl has different shades. He's a warrior and a poet," Piyush said in a statement.

"He's the one who wrote 'Ain-i-Akbari'. Abul Fazl was very close to Emperor Akbar. This character of Abu Fazl was never well-established in the previous versions of this story, but I am glad that it will be very well showcased in Dastaan-E-Mohabbat: Salim Anarkali," he added.

Abeer worried about his acting prospects after 'Mere Sai'

Actor Abeer Soofi, who essays the role of Sai Baba in Mere Sai, says he is worried about his "acting prospects" after the TV show concludes.

"I am absolutely happy and feel proud to be part of such a prestigious show - Mere Sai. In the past year, I have genuinely experienced lots of positive changes in my life," Abeer said in a statement.

"I remember when I agreed to do the show and play the coveted role of Sai Baba, many people told me that it would be difficult for me to break my image after playing such a distinct role.

"It wouldn't be good for me on the professional front as I would be stuck with just one character."

On the contrary, he feels playing Sai Baba has helped him gain a huge fan following.

"And on the personal front, I have become very calm," he said.

"Whenever I visit my hometown, I feel a bit different as my mother treats me as if I really am Sai Baba. She is a devotee of Sai Baba like me and probably the only person who is happier than me because of the role that I essay."

"Playing the character of a saint has been a difficult task as whenever I visit a public place, fans recognise me and try to seek blessings by touching my feet."

He is enjoying the amount of love and appreciation he is getting from viewers, but he also has a "small fear" in mind.

"I am worried about my acting prospects after Mere Sai, but I am carefree about it as I am sure about Sai Baba's blessings and he will only choose the best for me," said Abeer.


Actress Vinita Malik roped in for 'Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2'

Star Bharat is gearing up for its upcoming show Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2 which is a mysterious thriller. The show's season one was quite successful. According to reports, the makers have roped in veteran actress Vinita Malik from Star Plus' Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She'll play Gautam's grandmother, who also is the Rajmata of the Royal family.

Tarun Khanna to go bald for his role in Sony TV's Porus

Tarun Khanna, who was last seen in Life Ok's Devo Ke Dev Mahadev, is now all set to play the role of Chankya in Siddharth Kumar Tewary's Porus. Tarun will be stepping into the shoes of Chetan Pandit and will be the new Chanakya.  As per some media reports, it seems that Tarun has decided to go all bald for his role. While he could have used prosthetic, Tarun prefers to shave his head for a more authentic look. The actor says that he has stopped going to gym so that he could be a little lean, and he says he wants to convince the audience that he is that character.

Bharti Singh denies rumours of hubby Haarsh being admitted along with her

The laughter queen of television Bharti Singh was down with dengue and had been rushed to hospital for treatment. There's finally a sign of relief for Bharti's fans as she is recovering now and will be discharged soon. There were reports doing the rounds that her husband Harsh too was admitted along with her, Bharti recently shared a video where she said that she is recovering and thanked all her fans for their good wishes. She also clarified that her husband Harsh was fine and the media mistook him to be unwell.

Agnifera to witness a shift in time slot due to this upcoming show

&TV's hit show Agnifera is all set to take a generation's leap. The show will be revamped after the leap. Female leads Yukti Kapoor and Simran Kaur will be retained for the post leap story. Surbhi Tiwari and Shruti Gholap have been roped in for the show, and the series will witness a new time slot. We also know that Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gaatha will be launched in mid October. We hear that the show will air at 8 pm which right now is allotted to Agnifera. So, eventually, Agnifera will telecast at 7.30 pm.

Sreesanth gives inmate Deepak Thakur a makeover in less than an hour

The first week of Bigg Boss Season 12 has passed in a jiffy but a lot has happened over all these days. There is something else that the viewers are in for and that is Deepak Thakur's new look. Styled and given a makeover by Sreesanth, he does in fact look quite different. Also, Sreesanth took some inputs from Karanvir in the process.

Karan Goddwani, the new male lead in &TV’s Agnifera

Actor Karan Goddwani who was recently seen in Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki has bagged his next meaty role. He will now join the cast of &TV’s Agnifera as the new male lead post the 20 years generation leap. As per sources, “Goddwani will play a USA returned guy. He will have a flavour mix of Apurva Agnihotri and Shahrukh Khan from the movie Pardes.”

Dipika Kakar wears hubby Shoaib Ibrahim's hoodie as she misses him

Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim are one of the most loved couples of television, and they don’t shy away in showing their love. The couple always proves that they are madly-in-love. Dipika who is currently residing in the Bigg Boss house is missing her family very badly, and she is often seen crying. She found a really cute way to once again prove her love for hubby Shoaib. Dipika was spotted wearing Shoaib's yellow hoodie on the show.

Smriti Khanna shares PDA-filled lip-lock pictures with hubby Gautam Gupta

TV actors Smriti Khanna and Gautam Gupta, who tied the knot last year on 23 November in a lavish wedding ceremony, are having a time of their life. Smriti recently shared two pictures on her Instagram account where she can be seen passionately kissing her hubby. They look gorgeous together and make for a picture perfect couple.

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( Also Read: Divyanka’s sweet wish for Ruhaanika, Dipika Kakar makes a confession on Bigg Boss, Kapil Sharma is all set to return to television, and other Telly updates)

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