Razia Sultan's Khalida Turi replaces Simone Singh in Siya Ke Ram
Actress Khalida Turi excelled as a performer in the role of Qutub Begum in &TV’s popular show, Razia Sultan.
Now, she has bagged her next big show in the mythological masterpiece, Siya Ke Ram being made by Nikhil Sinha’s Triangle Films for Star Plus.
Yes, the exclusive news coming in is that Khalida will play the role of Kaikeyi, the role which was earlier almost bagged by talented actor Simone Singh.
As per reliable sources, “The deal did not come good with Simone Singh. And Khalida was asked to go through few look tests, after which the makers signed her for the prized role. Khalida will be flying to Hyderabad tonight. She will be starting shoot from tomorrow.”
When contacted, Khalida confirmed the news saying, “Yes, it is true that I have bagged Siya Ke Ram. I really did not want to take up a mythological, after Razia Sultan. However, seeing the opulence and grandeour of the show, I could not refuse the offer when it came my way. I am excited, as I have never played a grey shaded character earlier. Qutub, the role I played in Razia Sultan was the complete opposite of Kaikeyi.”
Here’s wishing Khalida all the very best…
It’s a phase of ‘gloom’ and ‘sorrow’ for the two pretty damsels, Pankhuri Awasthy and Bhavna Chauhan, as both the actresses lost their loved ones.
Yes, the girls who play Razia and Shazia respectively in the & TV show, Razia Sultan (Swastik Productions) are still to come out of their grief and agony.
Shares a source, “Pankhuri lost her grandfather two weeks back, while Bhavna, who plays sister to
Razia lost her father recently. It was a shocking moment for both the actresses.”
We spoke to Bhavna who shared, “On 28th morning, I got a call and I was in tears. That call was from my home stating that my dad is no more. I completed few of my scenes and then left for Delhi. I reached Delhi by night and we did the cremation and went to our hometown Shimla. Last night I returned from Delhi and today I resumed my shooting. The team has been very co-operative and helpful.”
We called Pankhuri, but she was busy shooting.
May Lord give strength to both the souls and their family members…
Abhishek Mahendru is all set to do a cameo for &TV’s Razia Sultan (Swastik Pictures). He will be playing the character of Rajkumar Dhanurdhar.
In the coming episode, kings from different kingdoms will fight to rule over Delhi’s sultanate.
Rajkumar Dhanurdhar will also be a part of the battle.
Talking about the role Abhishek shared, “I really enjoyed shooting with all the brilliant co-actors.
There were many action sequences, which I enjoyed being a part of.”
This particular episode will air tonight.
If it's about playing a vamp, Sambhavna Seth's portrayal of Shah Turkan in & TV's Razia Sultan is about to create history, quite literally. She is gearing up for the role of a ferocious and manipulative mistress in a show that is about to give a new meaning to the word magnum opus. With her image that's miles away from being a babe in the woods, the role seems to fit Sambhavna Seth like a hand in glove. Razia Sultan is an untold story of the first woman ruler of India that will highlight the contemporary outlook that prevailed way back in the 13th century.
Produced by Swastik Productions, Razia Sultan has spared no expense on creating the grand sets by Omung Kumar - that are as lavish as can be. Not just the sets but the content and characterization are just as rich. The show is slated to air in the first quarter of this year on the new Hindi Entertainment Channel - &TV from the ZEE Group.