Kapil Dev to appear on ‘Dance Plus 4’

Kapil Dev to appear on ‘Dance Plus 4’
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Mumbai: Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev will feature as a chief guest on StarPlus’ dance based reality show “Dance Plus 4”.

Confirming Dev’s appearance on the show, choreographer Remo D’Souza, a judge on the show, said in a statement: “The cricket icon has been sharing his feedback about the stunning talent on the show and I am super excited for him to come here and witness it live. It’s an honour to have him here and we are all very excited to shoot with him.”

Narayani replaces Amita Khopkar in ‘KarnSangini’

Television actress Narayani Shastri has been roped in to replace actress Amita Khopar for the role of Karn’s mother in mythological show “KarnSangini”.

Narayani said in a statement: “It’s true that I am going to be a part of ‘KarnSangini’. She (the character) is docile and doting yet strong. The character is neither negative nor positive and is somewhere in-between. I am really thrilled to play Radha’s character as I like playing grey characters.”

On her exit from the show, Amita said she respects the makers’ decision.

“I was informed well in advance about the replacement and wasn’t kept in the dark. Makers don’t have any problem with my acting but it was their call to replace Radha’s character and I respect it. I don’t have an issue with the development, as it would be for the betterment of the show and it’s a part and parcel of this profession,” added Amita.

“KarnSangini”, which also features actors like Aashim Gulati and Sayantani Ghosh, airs on StarPlus.

Ranbir’s ‘Rockstar’ inspires Himanshu’s ‘Mariam…’ character

Actor Himanshu Malhotra, who has joined the cast of television show “Mariam Khan – Reporting Live”, says his character in the serial has shades from actor Ranbir Kapoor’s role from “Rockstar”.

The show recently took a leap and Himanshu will be seen playing the role of Zain Ashraf.

“I always look for a portrayal where I can explore myself more and rediscover myself. I play a rockstar and interestingly, my character has shades from one of my favourite character of all times — of Ranbir Kapoor from the ‘Rockstar’ movie… It oscillates between attachment and detachment in life.

“I had fallen in love with Ranbir’s character and I hope I can portray it in my unique manner. I am looking forward to the viewers’ response,” Himanshu said in a statement.

Also featuring actors like Madeeha Khan and Lubna Salim, “Mariam Khan – Reporting Live” airs on StarPlus.