Jasmin Bhasin shoots with rats for TV show (TV Snippets)

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Jasmin Bhasin, who plays Twinkle in “Tashan-e-Ishq”, got a chance to overcome her fear of rats while shooting with them for a TV show.

Jasmin suffers from ‘musophobia’, fear of rats, but for an upcoming sequence she had to shoot in jail after being charged with her sister’s murder.

Yuvraj (another character played by Zain Imam) goes to meet her in custody and takes a box filled with rats as he is aware that it is Twinkle’s biggest fear.

“Just like my onscreen character Twinkle, I’m extremely scared of rats. When I got to know about this sequence, I was under the impression that the rats would be added through visual effects (VFX), but after reading the script I found out that I will have to shoot with real rats,” Jasmin said in a statement.

“I had a word with my director and tried to persuade him to avoid rats and add them on later through use of graphics. But he didn’t approve as he wanted to capture my real reaction. So, I agreed to do it,” she added.

Though Jasmin was “super scared after seeing rats on the floor”, she took the challenge “sportingly”.

“I did not act for this scene as the expression and reaction came out automatically out of the fear that I have for rats. But after the retakes required, I’m happy to say that I have overcome my phobia forever,” she said.

“Tashan-e-Ishq”, aired on Zee TV, also features Sidhant Gupta and Shritama Mukherjee.


Rakesh Bedi joins ‘Sahib, Biwi Aur Boss’

Actor Rakesh Bedi, best known for his roles in TV shows like “Shrimaan Shrimati” and “Yes Boss”, will next be seen as a Don in “Sahib, Biwi Aur Boss”.

Rakesh will be seen as the uncle of Anisha (Mugdha Chaphekar) who lives in Mumbai and is invited for a family visit by Vinod (Dhruv Singh).

“I am happy to play the Don in the show. Working with SAB TV has always been a pleasure and I am really excited to play this new character on the channel. I thank channel and the team to consider me for the role,” Rakesh said in a statement.

“Sahib, Biwi Aur Boss” tells the story of Anisha’s struggle to juggle between her married life and work.


Bosco Martis’ new show to feature real dance talent

Choreographer Bosco Martis, who has been choreographing for Bollywood with his partner Caesar Gonsalves for over a decade now, says the upcoming dance reality show “So You Think You Can Dance ‘Ab India Ki Baari'” will showcase the real dance talent of India to the world.

The show, which is an Indian version of the internationally acclaimed reality format “So You Think You Can Dance”, will feature Martis as a judge alongside Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit and ace choreographer Terence Lewis.

“I believe that the show will help showcase the world the huge pool of dancing talent in the country and the fact that we are at par with the global standards,” Martis said in a statement.

“So You Think You Can Dance ‘Ab India Ki Baari'” will be aired on &TV.

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