Mumbai, Jan 16: Small screen actress Barkha Bisht will essay an AIDS victim in an upcoming episode of popular TV show "Yeh Hai Aashiqui".
Barkha will be seen as Urmi, an extremely supportive and caring lady who gets AIDS, while Shravan Reddy will be seen as Arjun who falls in love with her and stands by her till the end.
The actress is "glad to be a part of the show" and added: "It was a wonderful experience. With few of the most talented people shooting for the episode, I felt as if I shot for a short film."
"Urmi is a very simple woman who loves her job and is happy despite her gloomy married life," Barkha said in a statement.
The episode will air Sunday on Bindass.
At 48, Vishwajeet Pradhan gets his entire body waxed
Actor Vishwajeet Pradhan had a tough time playing Kalavati, an eunuch, in TV show "Ek Boond Ishq" as he had to get his body waxed every 15 days.
"Since males have faster hair growth than females, so I have to get my full body waxed every 15 days. I believe in personal hygiene so I visit a salon and pay from my own pocket," Vishwajeet said in a statement.
He said that at 48, it is difficult to play a role that requires you to wax your body hair.
"I also play Tayaji's role, who is the head of the family. So carrying two different roles is quite challenging," he added.
Thanks to his role, Vishwajeet's wife and children tease him all the time.
Ruslaan's popularity travels offshore
Actor Ruslaan Mumtaz, the latest heartthrob on telly, is so popular that his fans come from far away places to meet him.
One such fan was Nancy Dutta, a London resident, who travelled all the way to Jalandhar in Punjab, to meet Ruslaan, who was accompanied by his "Kehta Hai Dil...Jee Le Zara" co-star Sangeeta Ghosh.
When Dutta came to know that Ruslaan will be in Jalandhar she packed her bags and landed there.
"As an actor, I really respect and love my fans. They play a very important role in my life. I always wanted to talk and interact with my fans. Nancy keeps interacting with me on a regular basis on Twitter and Facebook," Ruslaan, seen as the male lead in the Sony show, said in a statement.
"I think it is quite overwhelming that someone is taking time off from their daily chores and putting in so much effort for me. I follow all my fans on Twitter and always try to acknowledge their love and support," he added.