Shahid, Malaika strike close friendship

Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Actors Malaika Arora Khan and Shahid Kapoor, who are currently seen as judges on dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded”, not just share a good bond, but also snacks in between shots!

Earlier during the shooting of the show’s Filmy Masala episode, where the contestants had to incorporate a genre based act into their performances, Shahid and Malaika were seen munching on a few snacks in between breaks together.

Shahid brought an entire box of snacks, which the two judges were found sharing with each other.

“Over the few weeks since Malaika has joined ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, the two judges have become very close during shoots. They have shared munchies with each other on numerous occasions and both of them always get healthy snacks especially for the show,” said a source from the show.

Malaika replaced filmmaker Karan Johar as a judge on the Colors show.

Apart from Shahid and Malaika, the show also features Ganesh Hegde and Lauren Gottlieb as judges.

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Jaya Bhattacharya gets home cooked food for her co-stars

Actress Jaya Bhattacharya, who is currently seen as Vasundhara in soap opera “Thapki Pyaar Ki”, considers her co-stars in the show as her family members and often gets home cooked food for them.

While she can be seen as the head of the family on screen, Jaya is also coincidently considered head of the off screen family. In fact, the crew calls her room the “family room” on the set as everyone congregates there when not shooting.

She has a very strong bond with all the cast of the show and is usually seen giving acting and health tips to the younger lot of the actors like Jigyasa Singh (Thapki), Ankit Bathla (Dhruv) and Manish Goplani (Bihaan).

“We all bond really well on the set. All these young bachchas (children) call me ‘Maa’. So like a mother, I share and teach them whatever I can. And during lunch time, all of them come to my room and we have food. Most of them stay away from their family so I get home cooked food for them,” Jaya said in a statement.

The story of “Thapki Pyar Ki”, which airs on Colors, revolves around a girl who stammers. However, she doesn’t let this destroy her cheerful and obedient character.

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Shaan helping ‘The Voice India’ winner to shift to Mumbai

Uttarakhand-based Pawandeep Rajan, who won the singing reality show “The Voice India” under the guidance of coach Shaan, is being helped by the Bollywood singer to relocate to Mumbai from his native place, to learn singing from him and start a career in Bollywood.

“Pawandeep has proved what a great singer he is and he deserves to be right here. I have always believed in helping real and deserving talent so I am going to do every bit I can to see him settled here,” Shaan, who was seen as a coach on the &TV show along with Himesh Reshammiya, Sunidhi Chauhan and Mika Singh, said in a statement.

On his part, Pawandeep still cannot believe that he won the show.

“The next most important step for me was to move here, which would have been so difficult. But Shaan is proving to be really godsend for me. I can’t thank him enough for being so supportive,” he said.

“The Voice India” was an Indian version of the internationally acclaimed reality format “The Voice”.

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