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TV fear grips Salman Khan

Salman Khan faces teething problems during the shoots of his TV show Dus ka Dum. Hiren Kotwani has the details.

india Updated: May 12, 2008 12:49 IST
Hiren Kotwani

Although he has shot for Sony’s Dus ka Dum for three days, it seems Salman Khan has still to settle into his role of a TV host.

Apparently, on the last day of the first schedule, he told producer Siddharth Basu that it wasn’t easy for him to read his lines on the teleprompter.

It is learnt that Khan told Basu that the lines written for him were full of pure Hindi and needed to be changed—this would help him to bemore spontaneous before the camera.

Plus, he wasn’t thrilled with the teleprompter. He asked Basu if they could do away with it so that he would not have to strain himself to read his lines.

Not enough rehearsals
Channel sources say that the problem with Khan taking time to settle in as a host is because he had just rehearsed for a fortnight which isn’t sufficient.

Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are said to have rehearsed for over a month before they were ready to shoot for their TV shows.

The star also preponed the shoot.. “He was supposed to go to London for an award show, but changed his mind and called to say hewas ready to shoot,”says our source, adding that Khan was nervous on the first day, and gave quite a few retakes before the shotswere okayed.

On a break
Apart from this, Khan is a bit reserved in his interaction with the contestants and the audience on the sets. When some participants tried getting chatty with him, the actor was polite enough but rushed off on the pretext of rehearsing his lines. Currently, Khan has taken a break fromthe show and will resume shooting after a month.

We tried contacting Basu for his side of the story. He responded with the statement, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating, Salman is a real surprise package on the show.Watch it and decide for yourself.”