Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Actor Zakir Hussain, who is best known for playing negative roles in films, will be seen as an honest and strict police commissioner named K.M. Dayal, in the TV show “Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma”.
“The unusual storyline and my character were the prime reasons I opted for this show as it is very different from the kind of shows one generally sees on television,” Zakir said in a statement.
“Apart from the fabulous script, we have a stellar ensemble cast and technicians with a strong body of work in films and television. I keep on getting a lot of offers for television, but I did not want to opt for something run-of-the-mill because as an actor what matters to me is the graph of my character and the impact it has on the viewers,” he added.
The finite series, which is aired on Zee TV, captures the journey of Zeenat, a mother of two, deserted by her husband and her rise to a position of power. It also features actors Urvashi Sharma and Aman Verma.
Zakir says he agreed to the role instantly.
“The show is set in an era which as an actor I haven’t explored before. My role of K.M. Dayal is a smart thinker and a tactical person, who with the deft use of his mind, tries to control the dynamics of the underworld,” he added.
Talking about the daily soaps, Zakir said: “I am open to working in any medium as long as the character is challenging and I am able to devote enough time to do justice to the role.”
Ridhima Pandit mesmerised by Rajinikanth’s fan base
Actress Ridhima Pandit, who is seen playing the lead role of Rajni in popular TV show “Bahu Humari Rajni_kant”, became a part of the “Kabali” fever when she saw southern superstar Rajinikanth’s film at Aurora Theatre in Matunga.
“I didn’t know much about Aurora Theatre until we launched our show here, keeping in mind the name of my character Rajni. Ever since, I have been eagerly waiting for a Rajinikanth movie, so that I can be a part of the madness that unveils here,” Ridhima said in a statement.
“And I surely wasn’t disappointed. The atmosphere inside and outside the theatre was electrifying and after watching the film, I am an even bigger Rajinikanth sir fan,” she added.
Further talking about the superstar, Ridhima said: “Rajinikanth sir has a unique style and is a living legend in his own right. Similarly taking inspiration from him, I too hope to have a style of my own as Rajni the robot and continue to entertain people and make them laugh.”
“Bahu Humari Rajni_kant” is aired on Life OK.
Aryan Prajapati is Tiger Shroff’s ‘great friend’
Actor Tiger Shroff has praised his “Baaghi” co-star and child artist Aryan Prajapati by calling him a “great actor and great friend”.
Aryan, who is currently seen in TV show “Ishqbaaaz”, took a half day off from school to visit the set of dance reality show “Dance + Season 2”, where Tiger came to promote his film “A Flying Jatt”.
“Aryan is a great actor and great friend. He is talented beyond his years. I will for sure watch ‘Ishqbaaaz’ for him and support him,” Tiger said in a statement.
Ace choreographer-filmmaker Remo D’Souza, who is seen as super judge on “Dance + Season 2”, was pleasantly surprised to see Aryan on the set.
The show, which is aired on Star Plus, features choreographers Shakti Mohan, Punit Pathak and Dharmesh Yelande as mentors.