DID L’il Masters has successfully unearthed the best young talent in the country. However, finding a suitable host is proving to be a tough task for Zee TV. Ulka Gupta, (a.k.a little Jhansi of Jhansi Ki Rani fame), who was earlier considered to be the front runner, might now not make it to the show owing to her acting assignment.
“Jhansi Ki Rani was supposed to take a leap but the successful opening post IPL has forced the producers to continue with Ulka for few more episodes. Presently, Ulka is having her summer holidays thus she’s free to give full time to Jhansi… Once her school reopens, it will be difficult for her to devote time to the show. Ulka is scheduled to shoot for Jhansi in mid-May, that may not leave her with much time to do L’il Masters,” said a source.
Another source adds, “We’re facing difficulty finding a host. Ulka is busy with her acting commitments, thus she may not feature in L’il Masters. L’il Champs hosts Afsha and Dhairya are also in the fray. Ziah and Zaynah are out. If we don’t find a child then actor Manish Paul, who is currently hosting Ghar Ghar Mein, will host L’il Masters.”
Both Ulka Gupta and Manish Paul remained unavailable for comment. Zee TV head (non fiction) Aashish Golwarkar didn’t respond to our text message.