TellyBuzz already reported about Zee TV
's Special Episode titled
'Salute at 8' which will portray the patriotic fervor of Rani Lakshmi
Bai (Kratika Sangar). The protagonists of all the fiction shows on Zee
TV, recently got together to pay tribute to the warrior, Jhansi Ki
The actors donned white to sing the Indian National Anthem which will be aired in the episode at 8 PM on January 26th.
Our source states, "The shoot for the same was held few days back. And
it was graced by all the leading artistes of shows on Zee TV
for the channel's very Popular Jodi Manav (Sushant Singh Rajput
Archana (Ankita Lokhande
) and Anukalp (Nishant Malkani
) and Mona (Sara
Khan ) from Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dor Ram Milaayi Jodi".
"The leads from Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli
– Suhasi Dhami
and Karan V
Grover, Ratan Rajput and Abhishek Rawat
from Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi
Kijo, Iqbal Khan
, Binny Sharma
and Additi Gupta
from Sanjog Se Bani
Sangini, Gaurav Khanna
and Vandana Joshi
from Dil Se Diya Vachan, Aamir
Dalvi, Rohit Purohit
and Veebha Anand from Sanskaar Laxmi, Himmanshoo A Malhotra
and Nivedita Tiwari
from Bhagonwali Baante Apni Taqdeer, Sargun Mehta
and Garima Ajmani
from Apno Ke Liye Geeta Ka Dharmyudh were present
to pay their tribute by singing the National Anthem", adds our source.
We hear that while Sara Khan
and Nishant Malkani
were at a channel
organized promotional shoot at Delhi, Sushant and Ankita apparently
refused to be part of the event for reasons known only to them.
of Sanskaar Laxmi told us, "It was an awesome experience
to shoot for the National Anthem. I wore white Kurta Pyajama and when I
was standing with all the other artistes to sing the Anthem, I
remembered my school days. It was a nostalgic moment for me, and I
talked to my friends after the shoot to tell them about my
who was not present at the event said, "We were already
in Delhi for a promotional event of our show, Ram Milaayi Jodi. I got
to know that such a shoot was going to happen, but we could not get
back as we were engaged in Delhi".
The grapevine says that Sushant and Ankita were not present at the
Anthem shoot as this was completely a free-of-cost shoot and no actor
was being paid for it.
When we contacted Ankita Lokhande
to ask her about their unavailability
for the shoot, she gave us two different reasons while talking to us.
"We were not informed by the production house", she quoted initially.
Then when probed further, she said, "It was Sushant's birthday and we
were out of town to celebrate the occasion. We got a call from the
production house calling us for the shoot, but we could not go back".
When asked about the place in which she celebrated Sushant's birthday,
Ankita had this to say, "I don't think I have to reply to your
We are sure that this would have been a one-off experience for the
artistes who saw it as an honour of singing the National anthem on
Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair