Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who awaits the release of his forthcoming film “Housefull 3”, has revealed that he once advised choreographer duo Bosco-Caesar to change their name to Bhaskar-Sridhar as their name was “difficult to remember”.
Abhishek shared the news when he appeared on the dance reality show “So You Think You Can Dance ‘Ab India ki Baari'”, where Bosco Martis is seen as a judge alongside Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit and choreographer Terence Lewis.
“I met Bosco-Caesar for the first time while I was shooting for ‘Shararat’ in 2002 where the duo was choreographing for us in the film,” Abhishek said on the show.
“At that time, not too many knew who Bosco and Caesar were. That’s when I told them their name was difficult to remember and such names do not work in Bollywood. So I started calling Bosco-Caesar as Bhaskar-Sridhar and it stuck,” he added.
“So You Think You Can Dance ‘Ab India ki Baari'”, an Indian version of the internationally acclaimed reality format “So You Think You Can Dance”, is aired on &TV.
Mihika Verma being missed on ‘Ye Hai Mohabbatein’ set
Actress Mihika Verma, who has shifted to the US post her marriage earlier this year, is being missed by her co-stars of the popular soap opera “Ye Hai Mohabbatein”.
Mihika, who played the role of Mihika Iyer in the show, has been replaced by Avangika Hundal.
Actor Aly Goni, who is seen as Mihika’s husband in the show, is missing her on the set.
“I miss her so much on the set. She was my favourite co-star and buddy. The track now has my character married to the show’s Mihika, how I wish we had her now. Great friends getting married on screen,” Aly said in a statement.
“She’s a rock star and was the fun element on the set. There were many times she helped me with my scenes. She has a beautiful soul. I wish her all the luck and love in life,” he added.
“Ye Hai Mohabbatein”, which is aired on Star Plus, features Karan Patel and Divyanka Tripathi in the lead.
Gracy Singh amazed by power of faith at Ujjain Mela
Actress Gracy Singh, who performed at Ujjain’s Simhasta Kumbh Mela earlier this month, says it was a “crazy” experience for her and she got amazed by watching the power of faith.
Gracy performed at the Simhasta Kumbh Mela with her troupe. All her performances were an ode to lord Shiva. She essayed all the dances as Parvati.
“It was crazy as the crowds were unimaginable. The roads were blocked. It was amazing to see the power of faith that people have in god,” Gracy said in a statement.
“Even though it was very hectic, I did not feel tired as I felt connected to god. During my performance, the crowd was calm and filled with devotion. Also, they all recognised me as Santoshi Maa which was very nice to know,” she added.
Gracy, best known for her role of Gauri in 2001 film “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India”, is currently seen essaying the title role in TV show “Santoshi Maa”, aired on &TV.
‘Dance + Season 2’ will showcase hidden talent of India: D’Souza
Ace choreographer-filmmaker Remo D’Souza, who is returning as Super Judge on the upcoming second season of “Dance +”, says the dance reality show has received an overwhelming response in auditions so far. He feels the show will showcase a lot of hidden talent of India on the national television.
“There is a lot of superlative hidden talent in our nation and across world. I wish to showcase each one of them on national television. We are receiving an overwhelming response in our auditions across cities,” he said in a statement.
“Some talents are beyond amazing and I can’t wait to see them perform live. I have personally interacted with quite a few and I must say this time the competition seems tougher than before. We are back and looking for next dancing sensation and the race has just begun,” added the National Award winner.
“Dance + Season 2” will soon beam on Star Plus. Dancers Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti Mohan and Punit Pathak will be seen as mentors.