Difficult to sustain comedy: Sumeet Raghavan

Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) On completion of one year of TV show “Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hain”, actor Sumeet Raghavan says it’s a “big achievement” for the entire cast as it is hard to make viewers laugh.

“I am ecstatic. I don’t have words to express my happiness. We have completed one year. It is a very big achievement considering it’s so difficult to sustain a comedy. Hats off to the whole team. (We) hope to continue doing quality work and entertain the audience,” Sumeet said in a statement.

The Sab TV show, which completed one year on Tuesday, narrates a comical tale of an alien family which is struggling to settle with humans on earth while learning the intricacies of human nature and behaviour.

Apart from Sumeet, “Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hain” also stars Rupali Bhosale, Bakhtiyaar Irani and Tanaaz Irani.


I’ve become good friends with Kritika Kamra: Puru Chibbar

Actors Puru Chibbar and Kritika Kamra, who play good friends in TV show “Reporters” are also very fond of each other off screen. The former says the duo have too many things in common and like to spend time together in between shoots.

“Initially I did not know Kritika well and therefore our conversations were only restricted to simple ‘hi’ and ‘bye’. But as time passed, we realised that we had so much in common and started talking about our interests. And in no time, we became good friends,” Puru said in a statement.

“We make sure that we catch up on each other’s life and have small ‘gupshup’ (chat) sessions in between shoot breaks. You always get to know a person better when you spend some quality time with them,” he added.

Apart from Kritika and Puru, “Reporters” also stars actor Rajeev Khandelwal.

The Sony Entertainment Television show focuses on the behind the camera life of journalists, along with the angle of an intense love story between the characters they portray.


TV is entirely different industry: Asmita Sood on small screen debut

Actress Asmita Sood, who is making her TV debut with upcoming TV show “Phir Bhi Na Maane… Badtameez Dil”, says she confident about her decision to move to the small screen as there she will be seen “five times in a week rather than in a movie which comes at long intervals of time”.

Asmita, who has starred in southern films like “Victory”, “5 Sundarikal” and “Aadu Magaadra Bujji”, will be seen playing the lead role of Meher in “Badtameez Dil”, which will be aired on Star Plus.

“The character of Meher is not at all like me in real life. It is one of those challenging characters that will give me the chance to explore different aspects of my work,” Asmita said in a statement.

“When I was offered the role, I didn’t think twice before accepting it because I don’t want to do the same things which I do in movies. Television is an entirely different industry. My fans will get to see me five times in a week rather than in a movie which comes at long intervals of time,” she added.

Asked whether she has taken a risk by moving to the television industry, Asmita said: “I’m confident about my decision and I know the show will do well and my hard work will pay off.”

“Badtameez Dil”, which will start on June 29, will also star Pearl Puri and Suyyash Rai. The show will replace “Nisha Aur Uske Cousins”.


Hope to plays characters like Vidya Balan has played: Divyanka

Actress Divyanka Tripathi, who plays the role of Ishita in popular TV show “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”, got “amazed” when she met Vidya Balan on the show’s set. She says the “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” is “epitome of professionalism” and the duo share similar views and opinions.

Vidya, who began her career with 1995 show “Hum Paanch”, is said to have liked the concept of the show and gave compliment to the whole cast.

“Receiving compliments from an actor of Vidya’s stature is extremely overwhelming. Vidya is the epitome of professionalism, who is true to her craft and this is something I’m going to take back from her,” Divyanka said in a statement.

“I’ve always been in awe of the kind of characters Vidya has portrayed on screen and I hope to play such characters as well. For the little while that we met, she was extremely warm.

“I was amazed to notice that our views and opinions are very similar. She was happy that shows with such storyline are popular on TV,” Divyanka added.

The episode featuring Vidya was aired on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, “The Dirty Picture” actress is prepping for the release of “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”, directed by Mohit Suri.

The film will delve on a love triangle formed when one’s past love confronts with future and the impact on the present.

“Hamari Adhuri Kahani”, which also stars Rajkumar Rao and Emraan Hashami, will hit the theatres on June 12.

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