Bhavana Balsavar to show negative side in ‘Waaris’ (TV Snippets)

Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Actress Bhavana Balsavar, who is known for her sweet and happy-go-lucky image onscreen, will next be seen playing a negative character named Raseela in popular TV show “Waaris”.

Bhavana, best known for her roles in shows like “Dekh Bhai Dekh”, “Gutur Gu” and “Satrangee Sasural”, will be seen as Jagan’s (Akshay Dogra) mother-in-law in the show.

“I was very sceptical before I chose this role but then the channel always explores unique concepts in their shows, so I thought I should be a part of this. Though I have played a grey character before, this one is different from the previous ones as it’s a bit more manipulative,” Bhavana said in a statement.

Also, since her character is Bihari, she had to catch on to the accent.

“It was new for me. As I have lot of Bihari friends, it became quite easy for me to get into the character,” she added.

“Waaris”, aired on &TV, is based on cultural issues and shows a mother (Aarti Singh) bringing up a girl child as a boy.

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Shaan grateful to Shekhar Ravjiani’s father

Popular singer Shaan, who is currently seen as a coach on children singing reality show “The Voice India Kids”, got emotional on set after watching fellow coach Shekhar Ravjiani’s parents. He says the singer-composer’s father Hasmukh Ravjiani, an accordion player, is his mentor.

Shekhar’s parents made their television debut on the ‘Family Special’ episode of the show. Shaan was elated to see them together.

“My sister Sagarika and I started with performing in small live shows, and I was lucky enough to perform in one of the shows where Hasmukhji was present. At that point in time, he said to me that he would give me and my sister different platforms to perform,” Shaan said in a statement.

“It’s since last last 24 years that he has been motivating me. I am really gratified to Shekhar’s parents and Hasmukhji is one of my mentors,” he added.

“The Voice India Kids”, aired on &TV, is an Indian version of the internationally acclaimed reality format “The Voice”.

–IANS

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