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Barkha is a treat to work with: Gulfam Khan (TV Snippets)

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Actress Barkha Bisht, who has bid adieu to Mahesh Bhatts "Naamkarann" after her track got over, is being missed on the set, says Gulfam Khan, who played her onscreen mother on the show.

Gulfam said it was a "treat to work" with Barkha.

"Barkha is missed on the sets by everyone -- from the artistes, to the director, to the creative department. She is a treat to work with," Gulfam said in a statement.

Gulfam, who has previously appeared in shows like "Sindoor", "Bhagyavidhata", "Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann" and "Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon", has mostly portrayed negative characters onscreen.

However, in the Star Plus show, "Naamkarann" and her other show "Khwaabon Ki Zamin Par", Gulfam is seen playing positive characters.

"Negative and positive are two ends on the same charging rod. The energy that flows in between is what counts. It doesn't matter what roles I do, I have played positive roles in the past, but 'Naamkarann' and 'Khwaabon Ki Zamin Par' are two shows which are so well played.

"It's a pleasure doing poles apart positive on them. I love doing this as much as I enjoy negative shade characters," she said.


When Ayushmaan met 'Indian Idol' contestants

Khuda Baksha and Hardeep Singh, who hail from Punjab and are seen as contestants in popular singing reality show "Indian Idol 9", bumped into actor Ayushmaan Khurana at the Chandigarh airport.

"The moment Ayushmaan came to know that they were 'Indian Idol' contestants, he got up and greeted them. The three spoke and discussed music and Ayushmaan inquired about the show and how the contestants felt making it to Top 14", a source close to the show said.

Hardeep and Khuda were happy to meet the actor-singer, and spoke about his next album.

"Ayushmaan is very down to earth and interacted with us like we are his buddies. He even gave us a few tips on music and wished us luck for 'Indian Idol 9'," Hardeep said in a statement.

"Indian Idol 9" is aired on Sony Entertainment Television.


A lot of pressure on me: Benny Dayal

Popular singer Benny Dayal is feeling the "pressure" as a coach on popular singing reality show "The Voice India Season 2".

"I am extremely excited for the battle round, since it's my first time that I am coaching and guiding the contestants in their musical journey," Benny said in a statement.

"I feel privileged to share my knowledge. Yes, there is definitely a lot of pressure on me to save the best ones from my team who can then move ahead in the show and prove their mettle? But I am just going to follow what my heart says," Benny added.

Apart from Benny, the &TV show features singers Shaan, Neeti Mohan and Salim Merchant as judges.



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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 17:42 IST