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What's hot on the tube

Hindustan Times   November 18, 2012
First Published: 15:07 IST(18/11/2012) | Last Updated: 17:44 IST(20/11/2012)

The latest buzz from the small screen.

Vijender Singh in Nach Baliye?
Everybody loves new challenges and it seems boxer Vijender Singh is looking for one himself, even in areas that don’t concern boxing. Along with his wife Archana, he has been approached to be part of the dance reality show Nach Baliye on Star Plus.

The show, which is all set for a major comeback after a hiatus of four years, is looking at couples from different fields to bring on board.

Vijender says, “I love the idea of bringing in talents and not just celebrities on board for a dance reality show. My wife and I have been asked to be part of it, but we haven’t confirmed anything yet.”

Commenting on dancing on TV, he says, “Though I’m not a fabulous dancer, I’m always up for a challenge. People haven’t seen me much with my wife because of my work, so this is a great opportunity to explore new shores, but we’re still debating if we should give a heads-up. However, I am open to the idea of being part of reality shows and if something interesting comes up, I will definitely look into it.”

Break ke baad
Smita Bansal, who has been missing from Balika Vadhu for over six months, is now back on the show. The actor, who plays the protagonist Anandi’s mother-in-law, took a break from the show as she was pregnant. She gave birth to a baby girl recently. Glad to be back on air, she says, “Being with my baby and taking care of her kept me very busy. Now that I am back to shooting, I wonder how she is coping at home without me.” Though she was away, Smita was in touch with the unit and her co-stars, keeping tabs on the show. “I love the new family, especially Sudhirji (Pandey) who had played my dad in Amaanat (TV show), years ago.”                       

Samir’s all for charity
When Samir Kochhar makes a commitment, he sticks to it. Recently he attended an event organised by an NGO for under-privileged children. Though Samir had been shooting late the previous night for his show, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, he made it a point to reach the venue early morning. The actor spent time with the street kids and gave them clothes, food and other goodies.

Apparently, Samir has always been supportive of the NGO and is just a phone call away when it comes to lending his support.

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