'Maharana Pratap' to open with Big B's voice

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will narrate a part of the opening episode of forthcoming show "Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap".

The 70-year-old veteran has earlier lent his baritone to films like "Parineeta" and "Jodhaa Akbar".

Based on brave Rajput ruler Maharana Pratap, the historical drama will go on air starting May 27 on Sony channel.

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Shweta wants 'Dhak dhak' lessons from Madhuri

TV actress Shweta Tiwari is a huge Madhuri Dixit fan, and she says she would love to learn the iconic "Dhak dhak" steps from Bollywood's dancing diva on the new season of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa".

Shweta is going to be one of the celebrity contestants on the show, while Madhuri returns as one of its judges. Shweta considers Madhuri as her dancing idol.

"I hope I don't faint when I meet Madhuriji for the first time," Shweta said in a statement.

"I want to learn the 'Dhak dhak' steps from the original 'Dhak Dhak' girl. I have practiced it since the time I was a child to exact her moves, but I don't believe I am quite there at the moment," she added.

The last season of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa", aired on Colors, also had a Madhuri fan in actress Rashmi Desai. Rashmi was even mentored by Madhuri for her performance on "O re piya" from the film "Aaja Nachle".

The new season of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" will go on air June 1.

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Ravi, Aishwarya back again!

TV actor Ravi Dubey will be seen hosting "India's Dancing Superstar" with his "Saas Bina Sasural" co-actor Aishwarya Sakhuja. He says the audience will see a very easy going chemistry between them.

Ravi is trying his hands at anchoring for the first time, and he said he is "extremely good friends" with Aishwarya.

"The audience will get to see a very easy going chemistry between me and Aishwarya. Even I am looking forward to host the show with her. It's going to be interesting," Ravi told IANS.

Ravi, who is replacing Mohit Malhotra as the show's host, believes Aishwarya's presence "will make it easier" for him to present the show. Ravi is currently dating actress Sargun Mehta.

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