Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of late Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan, Sarabjit Singh, is said to be a big fan of TV show “Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera”, which focuses on the life of Ranvi (Shivin Narang) and his half-sister Veera (Digangana Suryavanshi).
Kaur along with Sarabjit’s daughter Poonam visited the set of the Star Plus show on Wednesday to meet the star cast.
“I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from Dalbirji. She got my number through a writer friend Rajesh Beri who is writing the film on Sarabjit Singh to be directed by Omung Kumar. She wanted to meet me and the entire cast of ‘Veera’,” Yash Patnaik, who has produced the show along with his wife Mamta Patnaik under their banner Beyond Dreams Entertainment, said in a statement.
“She met us at the office in the morning and went on talking about the show. She and her family have been following ‘Veera’ from the first episode. She told us how our show used to remind her about her brother Sarabjit who was in Pakistan jail at that time,” Patnaik added.
Apart from Shivin and Digangana, the show also stars Sneha Wagh, Shagufta Ali, Vishal Vashishtha and Farnaz Shetty.
Anas Rashid injured on ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ set
Actor Anas Rashid, who plays the role of Sooraj Rathi in popular soap opera “Diya Aur Baati Hum”, sprained his ankle while shooting for an upcoming kabaddi sequence.
The 34-year-old, who hired a personal trainer to look like a kabaddi player on the Star Plus show, got injured while playing the game and was advised bed rest for 10 days by a doctor.
“We were shooting a crucial scene and unfortunately I had a bad fall. The doctor said I needed to rest, but how could I delay the entire shoot? It affects the schedule of the entire cast and I don’t want the show to suffer at my cost,” Anas said in a statement.
Speaking about the professional players who have been called on the show for authenticity, Anas added: “There are real kabaddi players on sets whom I have approached like ten times already for tips, they are so helpful. They have given me valuable insights into the game which I am incorporating in my acting.”
With new entrants Rituraj Singh as the kabaddi coach and Riddhi Dogra as the team owner, the kabaddi track is an important part of the show.
TV show ‘Maharana Pratap’ completes two years
The popular historical drama “Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap”, based on the life of Maharana Pratap, a sixteenth century Hindu Rajput ruler of Mewar, completed two years on Thursday.
The show, which stars actor Ssharad Malhotra in the title role, has garnered appreciation for its riveting concept and storyline.
“We are fortunate to have dedicated past two years to tell the story of great Maharana Pratap our beloved freedom fighter who dedicated his life for the freedom of our country,” Abhimanyu Singh, CEO, Contiloe, said in a statement.
“This journey would have been impossible without the hard work of our creative and production team. We would really like to thank the viewers for giving us continued support and it would be our endeavour to continue to entertain them with this great historical tale,” he added.
“Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap”, which airs on Sony Entertainment Television, also stars Rachana Parulkar, Rajshree Thakur, Aashka Goradia and Shakti Anand among others.