Yuvraj Thakur joins ‘MTV Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan’

Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Actor Yuvraj Thakur has joined the cast of youth fiction show “MTV Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan”, which has returned with an all-new season.

The first season had ended on a nail-biting note as fans were left guessing about the future of their favourite characters — the Fab 5. Now the second season will be bidding a bittersweet goodbye to a couple of friends from the Fab 5, and fans will get to see new characters entering the show to keep the story fresh and interesting.

Yuvraj said: “I’m super excited to be part of a show that has fans going crazy over every minor twist and turn in it. In India, I don’t think I’ve come across a show that’s generated this kind of fan following in a long long time. And to be part of a show of such a caliber is truly exhilarating.”

Talking about the second season of the show, Aditya Swamy, head of MTV, said viewers will see new characters and new stories “which will reflect the ever changing world of young people”.

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Shahbaaz Khan joins ‘Neeli Chatri Waale’

Actor Shahbaaz Khan, best known for portraying negative characters in films and TV, will have an image makeover with popular show “Neeli Chatri Waale”. He will be seen playing a former dacoit, and will don the look of a ‘Sabji Wala’ with a simple dhoti and kurta.

“I’m always on the lookout for challenging roles. ‘Neeli Chatri Waale’ is a light-hearted show and I’m playing the role of a former dacoit Mahadev, who has left the crime scene for good and has been allotted a quarter and a vegetable cart for making a living,” Shahbaaz said in a statement.

“Viewers have always liked me as a villain and hope I will be able to do full justice to this character as playing the role of a ‘Sabji Wala’ is a first for me,” he added.

“Neeli Chatri Waale”, which is aired on Zee TV, has crossed a run of 100 episodes. It deals with the story of a comman man’s relationship with god.

The conversations between its lead protagonist Bhagwan Das (Rajesh Kumar), a common man and a modern-day Lord Shiva (Himanshu Soni) wielding the blue umbrella bring a smile to the viewers’ faces.

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‘Top couples’ being approached for Indian ‘Power Couple’

After taking Israel by storm, internationally acclaimed TV show “Power Couple” is all set to entertain Indian viewers. A source says that some of the India’s popular couples are being approached to take part in the show.

Set to be aired in October on Sony Entertainment Television, the show will have 10 celebrities, who will undergo a rigorous test of love along with their better half. Disconnected from the entire world, these 10 couples will be living under one roof and will be tested as they face extreme challenges to prove how well they know each other.

“The couples will be judged on their physical, emotional and mental strength making them question their vows made to each other,” a source in the know of development said.

“The show will feature 10 celebrity couples. The channel is approaching top couples across different fields like Bollywood, television and sports for the show. It will also see either an A-list actor or an A-list couple as the host. The hunt is currently on,” the source added.

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