Actor Eijaz Khan has put on weight to play Mukhi in new TV show "Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage".
"The character is a matured man who had to take up a lot of responsibility at a very young age. So he had to look older than his age. Additionally, in the village that I stayed, a lot of men were not lean but on the slightly heavy side," Eijaz said in a statement.
Eijaz went on to gain 10 kg by eating his favourite dishes.
"I love sweets -- favourite being gulab jamun, jalebi and chocolates. I can eat them pre-lunch, post lunch and even in between. In fact, the role was a blessing in disguise as I got to indulge my sweet tooth," he said.
"I had to be careful about what I ate before, but as Mukhi, I could eat whatever I wanted and how can one resist lovely Gujarati food," he added.
"Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television starting from Tuesday.
Manasi Joshi Roy enjoys vacation before shooting for comeback show
Actress Manasi Joshi Roy, who is making her comeback on the small screen after a hiatus of almost 10 years with upcoming family drama "Dhhai Kilo Prem", went on a trip to Sri Lanka with her husband Rohit Roy and their daughter before starting to shoot for the show.
"Dhhai Kilo Prem" is an unusual love story between Piyush and Deepika, played by Meherzan Mazda and Anjali Anand.
Manasi will be seen as Madhuri, Meherzan's mother.
"I love travelling. Sri Lanka is somewhere I was planning to go since quite a while. As Rohit and I have been busy with our personal commitments we couldn't get a window then," Manasi said in a statement.
"Now that I will be starting to shoot for 'Dhhai Kilo Prem', we wanted to just go for a short vacation and spend some quality time together. I am happy to be back on TV after almost a decade," she added.
Manasi has previously appeared in shows like "Kkusum" and "Nach Baliye".
'India's Best Dramebaaz' fame Vansh Maheshwari joins 'Kuldeepak'
Child actor Vansh Maheshwari, who became famous after participating in children's acting talent hunt TV show "India's Best Dramebaaz", will next be seen in upcoming TV show "Kuldeepak".
The show will trace the struggle of a young mother who wants to protect her child from negativity.
After rejecting more than 45 child artistes, the makers of the show finally locked five-year-old Vansh for the role of the son.
"According to my mother, I have got a huge opportunity to learn acting and I want to make good use of it. It's very nice to be on the set because I get pampered a lot by everyone," Vansh said in a statement.
The &TV show will also feature Shardul Pandit and Keerti Nagpure. It will start from March 27.
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