MUMBAI: Without an iota of doubt, our adorable telly town rock stars love to share a slice of their lives with their family of followers. Let’s take a look at what today’s platter of Telly updates has to share about Telly town actors.
Ankita Bhargava flaunts her baby bump
New beginnings are around the corner for Ankita Bhargava and Karan Patel as the couple is all set to welcome a new member to their family. Karan took to his Instagram handle and shared the news in quite an out of the box way.
Karan, popular for essaying the role of Raman Bhalla in Star Plus’ Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, tied the knot with the gorgeous Ankita Bhargava three years back. Ankita, known for her style sense, was seen flaunting her baby bump in the house warming party of Anita Hassnandani and Rohit Reddy.
Anita and Rohit, who recently bought a house, celebrated the good news with their friends in a small get together wherein to be mommy and daddy were also seen having a good time.
Actor Vikas Grover goes the religious way
Actor Vikas Grover recently made a spiritual to Shirdi and it turned out to be an enriching experience for him. He was accompanied by his friend Ramman Handa.
“A little time off the daily routine is much needed,” said Vikas.
“Shirdi is one place which gives me the feeling of being at home. Worshipping Sai Baba is a positive energy that makes me feel alive,” he added.
However, the actor doesn’t call himself a religious person.
“I can’t call myself religious but I’m spiritually inclined. Shirdi gives me the feeling of Baba being with me everywhere. For me, religion is just a political gimmick and spirituality is nothing but just being human,” said Vikas.
“It’s an amazing and divine feeling to visit Shirdi. I feel rejuvenated whenever I visit baba’s place and attend the early morning Kakad Aarti. It’s blissful,” signed off the actor, who makes sure to make a trip to Shirdi every month.
Ayyaz Ahmed enthralled on Agniphera completing 300 episodes
Actor Ayyaz Ahmed is ecstatic as his show Agniphera, which is aired on &TV, has completed 300 episodes.
“It’s a nice feeling when your show crosses a major landmark. My last show Santoshi Maa had also crossed 500 episodes bench mark,” Ayyaz said.
“I have a record of being part of successful, long-running shows. Even my reality shows have been very successful. I am doing well and it feels great bringing luck to the show and production house,” added the actor.
The handsome lad joined the cast some time back; he loves being part of the show. “It has been two and five months that I have been joined the show. People like my role as they can relate to it. I have tried to make my character relatable to the public. With all my characters, I create a special body language and a special lingo. People may not relate to Ayyaz, but to the character. I am very happy with the content and whatever the writers are writing.”
Ayyaz plays a negative role, people hate his character. However, this does not matter to Ayyaz.
Pankaj Tripathi excited to star in Indian remake of Criminal Justice
Pankaj Tripathi, who recently won a Special Mention National Award for his exceptional performance in Newton, has been brought on board to star in the Indian remake of the popular BBC series, Criminal Justice. It’s still under wraps as to what role the Masaan actor has been roped in to play, but it surely will be something to look forward to.
Pankaj said, “I am very excited to be part of the Criminal Justice remake in India. This is my second Digital series and it is amazing how much audiences love the digital space. My role and the details of the show are still being chalked out but looking at both the British and American version, I know there is going to be a bit of everything in this show.”
“I am looking forward to working with Tigmanshu Dhulia, Jackie Shroff and Vikrant Massey. Tigmanshu and I worked on Gangs of Wasseypur as actors, this time he will direct me and it has been my wish to be directed by him for the longest time. Now my wish is coming true,” he added.
Dil Hi Toh Hai to debut online on ALTBalaji
Dil Hi Toh Hai that is all set to telecast on Sony Entertainment Television will air later on OTT platform ALTBalaji for its viewers. Now, viewers of this show will be able to watch it whenever and wherever they want on their smart phones and laptops, even if they have missed watching it on TV. This is a pioneering step by the company as it aims to drive its digital future and expansion in the B2C segment through ALTBalaji.
Starring Karan Kundra in the lead, Dil Hi Toh Hai is a family drama revolving around an industrialist family that deals in pharmaceuticals. It’s a story about siblings who love and respect each other despite differences. It also stars Poonam Dhillon, Akshay Dogra, Sudeepa Singh, Gurpreet Bedi, Yogita Bihani, Nyra Banerjee, and Asmita Sood in pivotal roles.
By exploiting the digital rights of this show by itself, Balaji Telefilms and ALTBalaji have become the game changers in the Indian media and entertainment industry. As a content producer, Balaji Telefilms, for the very first time, has retained the intellectual property to a show produced by Balaji and licensed to Sony Entertainment Television to exploit the same on their TV Channel.