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Big B to be Abhishek's first guest on Bingo

tv Updated: Jan 19, 2010 13:44 IST

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Abhishek-AmitabhActor Abhishek Bachchan, who is the newest celebrity to join the long list of television hosts, says small screen allows film actors to be themselves.

"Our fans and audiences know us through the characters we play in movies. But here, we are not acting and they get to meet us as we are and they judge us as real persons," Abhishek said at a press conference to announce the launch of weekly game-show National Bingo Night on Colors channel from January 23.

The actor said his father and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan will be his first guest.

"Paa has advised me to be myself, relax and be nice to the contestants and just pray that they like me," the 34-year old actor said when asked if his father had given him tips to be the perfect host.

Abhishek said apart from his father, he has still to shoot an episode with Shah Rukh Khan. "I have shot with Vidya Balan, Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone, Kiron Kher and the child stars of Balika Vadhu," he said.

Abhishek said 'Anandi' and 'Jagya', the child stars of Balika Vadhu were his friends and he enjoyed shooting with them. "I was part of the serial when I was promoting one of my films," he said.

Ashwini Yardi, head of Programming, Colors said Abhishek was so fond of the star kids that he would say that he wanted to play Jagya when the character grows up.