Surbhi Jyoti sports dental braces for new look in show 

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) After showcasing her four different avatars in TV show “Qubool Hai”, actress Surbhi Jyoti is gearing up for yet another look. She will soon be seen in an exciting role post a 25-year leap in the show’s narrative.

A complete departure from her previous characters and looks as Zoya, Sanam, Seher and Jannat, Surbhi will now be seen playing the role of Mahira. She will sport a geeky look with braided hair, big glasses topped with braces.

“I’m very lucky that after playing the role of Zoya, Sanam, Sunheri and Jannat which were completely different from each other, my fans will get to see yet another new dimension of me as an actor,” Surbhi said in a statement.

“In the same show, my fifth role as Mahira is a girl-next-door who gets drawn to a man with paranormal powers in a most unlikely love story of sorts. My look with braces maybe very funny to look at, but in reality, it is very difficult to talk with braces. I’m using customised braces for the role especially made by a dentist for me,” she added.

In its new chapter, “Qubool Hai”, which airs on Zee TV, will showcase the love story between a seemingly ordinary girl Mahira and a man with paranormal powers, making the love story seem almost impossible at first.

Apart from Surbhi, the show will also star Rajbeer Singh and Additi Gupta.


Usha Uthup to appear on ‘The Voice India’

Singer Usha Uthup, known for her powerful and unique voice, will be seen as a special guest on singing reality show “The Voice India”.

Uthup, best known for her songs like “Hare rama hare krishna”, “Ramba ho” and “Darling”, says she is “impressed” with the talent of budding singers.

“I have been following ‘The Voice India’ and I’m more than impressed with the budding singers and the mentoring they have been receiving. It’s an absolute pleasure to be a part of such a good music show and amongst all the lovely coaches,” Uthup said in a statement.

The &TV show, which is an Indian version of the internationally acclaimed reality entertainer “The Voice”, features Bollywood singers Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mika Singh and Himesh Reshammiya as coaches.


Alpana Buch joins ‘Udann’

Actress Alpana Buch, best known for her roles in shows like “Papad Pol – Shahabuddin Rathod Ki Rangeen Duniya” and “Saraswatichandra”, will next be seen as Amma Ji in popular TV show “Udann”.

Amma Ji will be shown as a woman from Mumbai’s Dharavi chawl. Even though she lives alone, she is a bold individual, and shares a good rapport with the people who live in the chawl.

Excited about joining the show’s cast, Alpana said: “I have always been a big fan of ‘Udaan’. Amma Ji’s character is a very different role for me. Previously, I have essayed characters which are polite, but Amma Ji is a bold and courageous woman who stands on her own two feet. I’m really looking forward for people to see the new character.”

The Colors show tells the story of a family caught in the web of bonded labour.

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