Wednesday, March 28, 2007
The popularity of Indian television is evident from the fact that whenever the celebs have gone for shootings or visited any place, the welcome has been tumultuous.
Therefore, it was natural that recently Zee TV's 'Maayka' team received loads of love and hospitality when they visited Punjab. More so, because the serial is based on a Punjabi family.
Sudhir Pandey, playing Brij Malhotra, and Nandita Puri, playing Mohini, were overwhelmed by the kind of response they got from the locals. They had barely reached Amritsar market when the people pounced on them for autographs and photographs.
"I was taken in for a surprise" said Nandita. "People were asking me as to why I had not brought my
daughters (on screen daughters) along." A very happy shopkeeper gifted Nandita a shawl!
The two also visited Golden Temple where people clicked photographs of them at every possible opportunity. At the Wagah border the two even danced with the locals.
"It was a very touchy moment for us when we got an opportunity to play with the mentally challenged kids at Prayas in Jalandhar. The NGO in Jalandhar helps these kids to lead a good life" said Sudhir Pandey. In Ludhiana too the mentally challenged kids of Nirosh performed on the song "Aisa Desh Hai Mera' and these two stars joined them.
Sudhir and Nandita consider themselves lucky as they were showered with loads of love from the local Punjabi people.
We wish they get the same response throughout the country as well!