Akshay Kumar turns ‘thief’ on TV

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar turned prankster on the set of TV entertainer “The Kapil Sharma Show” when he ‘stole’ an audience member’s watch.

Akshay came on the set of the show to promote his forthcoming film “Housefull 3” with co-actors Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh.

Akshay took off an audience member’s watch without the latter realising it.

“Akshay, Abhishek and Riteish were in a complete fun mood while shooting. The trio loves Kapil and his team and were seen having a gala time with him. A complete prankster, Akshay loves pulling people’s leg and this time it was no different,” said a source from the set.

Narrating the incident, the source added: “As part of a contest, one lucky audience member won a special prize. As the gentleman came on stage to collect it, Akshay very slyly distracted him as he took off his watch. All this, as the winner didn’t even realise what was happening.

“The actor later confessed and returned the watch to him but not without having some good fun and ensuring loads of laughter.”

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Watch out for sitcom on air travel!

“Hawaa Hawai”, a comedy show starring Rakesh Bedi, Aishwarya Sakhuja and Delnaaz Irani, revolving around air travel is ready for a touchdown in the world of small screen.

The comedy show, written and directed by Sammir I Patel, will revolve around the launch of a new airline meant for the common man, with air fares as low as Rs.500. The story will then navigate through different people’s experiences of being on the flight.

Jointly produced by Ndtv red dot and SIP productions, the show also features Brijendra Kala, Gopi Bhalla, Rakesh Srivastav, Smita Singh, Paritosh Tripathi, Devendra Chaudhary, Sunil Sawra and Neha Jenny, read a statement.

Sammir said “it is a mohalla (colony) in air, where the characters and situations will bring madness in the sky”.

The pilot episode of the show has been shot, but it is yet to be revealed which channel it will be showcased on.

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Ssharad Malhotraa’s love for cricket

Besides acting, Ssharad Malhotraa, best known for his roles in shows like “Banoo Main Teri Dulhan” and “Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap”, likes to play cricket and considers Sachin Tendulkar his favourite cricketer.

“I have been playing cricket since childhood… I am very passionate about the sport. My favourite cricketer is Sachin Tendulkar and whenever I get the opportunity I go and watch India’s matches live,” Ssharad, who can be sen showing off his cricketing skills in sports-based reality TV show “Box Cricket League” (BCL), said in a statement.”

“I remember watching Sachin for the first time in India in Kolkata when the India-Australia match happened at Eden Gardens. That was the first time when I saw Sachin playing. Watching him live was the biggest thing ever happened for a cricket fanatic like me,” Ssharad said.

Asked whether he gets time to practice during his busy shooting schedule, Ssharad said: “These days I am shooting 12 to 13 hours a day. I barely get time to practice but whenever I get time I do it after my shoot.”

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