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Actress Ambalika Sapra, who is reprising the character of Vidya Balan from her popular 1995 sitcom "Hum Paanch" in "Hum Paanch Phir Se", says she is not bothered about comparisons with the star.
"Though I was extremely happy to have been approached for the role of Radhika, I knew it was coming with a big responsibility on my shoulders as I had to live up to the character portrayed by Vidya Balan," Ambalika said in a statement.
"Comparisons had to come hand in hand with Radhika's character, but it never bothered me as I believe in creating and not following or replicating.
I have adopted a few traits of the character played by Vidya Balan, but added a lot of new elements," she added.
"Hum Paanch Phir Se", aired on BIG Magic, is a sequel to "Hum Paanch".
Sandeep Anand turns clown for TV show
Actor Sandeep Anand, best known for his various antics on "May I Come In Madam?", will next be seen as a clown in the popular TV show.
Sandeep will don the avatar to entertain his boss Sanjana (Nehha Pendse).
The makers of the Life OK show suggested Sandeep wear a clown's mask to be more comfortable in the character, but he insisted on doing the full makeup of a clown to make it look more funny and true to the script.
"I am really discovering many sides of myself and sometimes the pressure is too much to handle, since I'm the only one in the show who is donning different characters in almost every second episode. As an actor I've gone beyond my comfort zone to make the audience happy," Sandeep said in a statement.
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