Friday, June 01, 2007
We have heard lots of stories about the crew playing pranks on the new comers and the stars, but this time it was Siddharth Kannan who pulled a fast one on the entire team of his show 'Santa and Banta Unlimited'. His partner in crime, however, was not his co-host Baba Saigal, but a guest on his show - Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishen!
During the shooting of the show, Siddharth began making some sarcastic comments and asking uncomfortable questions to Ravi regarding his innumerous link ups, getting too close and personal! A shocked Ravi became agitated and threatened to leave the show on the grounds that Siddharth had the nerve to humiliate his guest on the show. He wasn't going to tolerate such behaviour on air. The crew panicked and did their best to pacify him, but with no luck.
After a whole ten minutes drama, they revealed their secret and surprised the unit that it was all pre-planned and designed to give them a scare. Baba himself had no clue as to what was happening. Everyone was visibly zapped.
"It was great fun. Siddharth is a rockstar and one of the most natural actors I have come across in my acting career. We just met up in the make up room and decided on doing something impromptu. He played along so well. Siddharth is great and I would love to cast him in my next Bhojpuri film. I had a lot of fun on the show. We just let go and left them completely perplexed!" says Ravi Kishen.
So is it movie calling Bhojpuri films for Siddharth now?