Akshay Kumar hosts ‘Savdhaan India’ (TV Snippets)

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar will be seen hosting the upcoming episode of popular TV show “Savdhaan India”.

Akshay will appear on the show to promote his forthcoming film “Jolly LLB 2”.

According to a source from the set, Akshay had allocated three hours to the show and finished shooting his portions in 40 minutes straight.

“He had read the script before reaching the venue and when he met the director and the team, he had his inputs ready. These were incorporated in the script and despite all this and taking his shots from different angles, he finished shooting in 40 minutes straight,” the source said.

“He even asked the team if they are happy and content, to which everyone said ‘yes’. After that, Akshay left,” the source added.

The episode of the Life OK show featuring Akshay will be aired on Thursday ahead of the film’s release on Friday.

“Jolly LLB 2”, a satirical black comedy-drama, will feature Akshay as a lawyer where he stands up against all odds.

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Ashish Kapoor slapped six times by co-star

Actor Ashish Kapoor, who is seen as Jai in “Waaris”, was slapped six times for real on the set by his co-star Aarti Singh.

The show will witness a lot of twists, as Amba (Aarti) will be seen slapping Jai. She feels that he is the reason behind her brother’s death. For the shoot of the scene, they had to do six retakes to get it right.

“We were shooting a sequence where I had to raise my hand on Ashish. However, the director wasn’t happy with the shot he was getting, so we ended up doing a lot of retakes. Poor Ashish was left with a pink cheek! And all of us on the set couldn’t help laughing,” Aarti said in a statement.

“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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Tassnim seeks blessings for comeback

Actress Tassnim Sheikh, who is returning to the small screen after a hiatus of over eight years with

“Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi”, visited the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain to seek blessings for her comeback on TV.

“I visited the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain to seek blessings of the Almighty for the success of my upcoming show ‘Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi’. It was a divine experience. I am very glad that my husband joined me for this visit. I had an amazing darshan. It’s the best way to restart my career with the blessings of the Almighty,” Tassnim said in a statement.

Tassnim, who is married to Sameer Nerurkar, is best known for her roles in popular daily soaps like “Kkusum”, “Kasautii Zindagii Kay”, “Kumkum” and “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”.

She took a break from the limelight after she got pregnant. She has a seven-year-old daughter named Tia.

“Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi” will be aired on &TV starting from Monday.

–IANS

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