Bharti Singh calls Athiya Shetty a’hockey stick’ (TV Snippets)

Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) Comedian Bharti Singh, who appears on new TV show “Comedy Nights Bachao”, poked fun at actress Athiya Shetty’s sleek physique by calling her a “hockey stick”.

Daughter of actor Suniel Shetty, Athiya, who has made her Bollywood debut along with Sooraj Pancholi with “Hero”, will be seen in the forthcoming episode of “Comedy Nights Bachao” along with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is co-producing the film along with veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai.

Bharti, along with her co-star Krushna Abhishek, was seen poking fun at the guests.

When she went around to meet Athiya and Sooraj, she said: “For the first time on Colors, a hockey stick and a football are seen together.”

It was clearly a joke on her own rotund frame.

After that, Krushna called Bharti and Athiya a “perfect 10”, with Athiya being the one and Bharti the round zero.

The episode featuring the “Hero” stars will air on Saturday.


Shamita Shetty wins ‘Dance Marathon’ on ‘Jhalak…’

Leaving behind the likes of Faisal Khan and Lauren Gottelib, actress Shamita Shetty will win the ‘Dance Marathon’ act of dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded” by dancing for over five minutes continuously on stage.

For the forthcoming episode, all contestants had to dance on stage without stopping, and the one who managed to dance till the end, won the competition.

The final two who survived the competition were Shamita and Faisal, after which Shamita was declared the winner. Not only that, she will even be seen surpassing judge Lauren’s four minutes and 40 seconds record to a staggering five minutes and 25 seconds.

“It felt great to break all the records and win the ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Dance Marathon. I really wanted this and I didn’t realise I had won in the first place and was the last one on the stage as I was so engrossed in dancing. It was a great feeling and winning at this point of the competition is very motivating,” Shamita said in a statement.

Apart from Shamita, other contestants who are a part of the Colors’ show include Mohit Malik, Sanaya Irani, Anita Hassanandani, Neha Marda, Scarlett Wilson and Roopal Tyagi.

Lauren appears as a judge on the show along with Ganesh Hegde, Shahid Kapoor and Malaika Arora Khan.


How Madhuri Dixit got her Bollywood debut?

Actress Madhuri Dixit, who has carved her own niche in the entertainment industry by showcasing her versatility in dance and acting, says she landed her debut Bollywood role with 1984 film “Abodh” by chance.

Madhuri spoke about it in an interview with veteran actor Anupam Kher on his chat show “The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai”.

Recalling how she got “Abodh”, Madhuri said: “There was a person Govind ji, who used to work for Rajshri Productions and his daughter was in the same class as my elder sister. In school, he knew that I used to dance, act in plays and give speeches.

“Then Rajshri had announced that a new film production will begin and they were looking for a young innocent face. That’s when he approached me.”

However, Madhuri added that her parents said ‘no’ for the project as they wanted her to pursue her education.

“Govind asked my parents to meet Rajshri heads to perhaps change their mind, so we went to their office. We felt we were in a home and not the ‘filmy’ kind… but they were simple and nice people. I still remember that they asked me to read a few lines from a book in Hindi to see if I had a Maharashtrian accent when speaking, but I didn’t.

“Then later I had a proper screen test and they asked me to dance as well, which I did. Looking back, I feel like I didn’t have any qualms about performing and was very carefree about the whole process,” she added.

After “Abodh”, Madhuri went on to star in films like “Ram Lakhan”, “Dil”, “Beta”, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!”, “Dil To Pagal Hai”, “Devdas” and “Gulaab Gang”.

The episode, featuring Madhuri will be aired on Sunday on Colors.

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