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Now this is definitely a publicity stunt. Akshay Kumar will be seen on one episode of Sasural Genda Phool to promote his movie Khatta Meetha.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: July 19, 2010 12:17:59 am

Big appearance
Now this is definitely a publicity stunt. Akshay Kumar will be seen on one episode of Sasural Genda Phool to promote his movie Khatta Meetha. The episode,which will air on Wednesday,has whole unit bubbling over with excitement and making special preparations to welcome the superstar. (We wonder if he’ll appear in character or as himself). All we’re hoping is that this ‘special appearance’ doesn’t start off another war in Twitterverse. Our inbox is overflowing with junk as it is.

The blind side
We have seen village belles on small screen sport perfect eye make-up and just the right hint of blush on their cheeks. That is why it surprises us to hear that an actor is actually ‘researching’ the character they’re supposed to play. The latest news from Imagine’s new show,Rakht Sambandh,has it that Sriti Jha who plays the blind Sandhya on the show is taking great pains to ensure that her character will have the right touch of authenticity. So she’s been reading books written about visually-challenged people and watching movies about them—her favourites are Naseeruddin Shah-starrer Sparsh and The Miracle Worker,about Helen Keller. We don’t know if she’ll adopt Rani Mukherjee’s ‘realistic’ waddle from Black,but we’re sure the eye make-up will continue to be perfect and unsmudged.

Unrealistic expectations
More news arrives of actors striving for authenticity. Murli Sharma,who plays Hyderabad don Malleshwar Ramalingaya on Laagi Tujhse Lagan,kicked up a fuss on the sets of the show. He found that he was supposed to enact a scene where the don will be shown reading a Hindi newspaper. This struck Murli as being unrealistic,because he reasoned that the don,being a Hyderabad native,will be reading a Telugu newspaper. So that sent the whole unit into a tizzy as they rushed about trying to find a suitable Telugu daily. But,Mr Sharma,if we extend that logic,you should also be delivering your dialogues in Telugu,no? With Hindi subtitles,of course.

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