‘Mahavir Singh is a strong character’

Rajendra Gupta aka Mahavir Singh, the latest entrant in Sphere Origins’ Balika Vadhu, is an arch-rival of Dadisa. Rajendra Gupta, who has been in industry for around 24 years, shares his experience on Balika Vadhu and more.

What made you take up Balika Vadhu?

I have been a fan of Balika Vadhu for a long time. I was very impressed by the concept and the way it was presented.
    I was in touch with lots of artists from the serial and always complemented them for their performance. The sets, costume and language... everything has been worked upon so well that they seem real. Today, there are many serials which start off with bang but within three months, they start losing their charm. But Balika Vadhu has maintained its position till

Why did you approve of a negative character like Mahavir Singh?

As I said earlier, I have been a fan of Balika Vadhu. When the production team approached me for the character of Mahavir Singh, I was more than happy to be associated with the show. Mahavir Singh is a strong character. Though negative, the character holds a strong ground.

How did you prepare yourself to get into the character of Mahavir Singh?
Since I am from Haryana, it was not very difficult for me to pick up the language and the diction.
    I have been very familiar with their lifestyles, gesture and thoughts. So picking up the character was not an intricate task for me.

How is the experience of working with Surekha Sikri and Heeba Shah?
It’s lovely working with them. Both are very good actors. Since we are all associated with theatre, I have worked with them before also. I have great respect for Surekha’ji’ and I think she is a great actor.

Mind-blowing special effects

HBO brings Twister on September 23 at 9 pm starring Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwis and Jami Gertz. Get set for the most breathtaking ride of your lives. Travel with a bunch of dedicated and crazy scientists, led by Dr Joanne Harding and William Harding.
These two scientists put their divorce on hold as they try to unravel how tornadoes work. Their modus operandi is simple, get inside them.
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All about women

Watch Ladies Special on September 23 at 9.30 pm on Sony Entertainment Television. Karan humiliates Pooja in front of Kamini and asks her to leave. Pooja meets her Ladies Special friends after a long time and there is a small celebration in the train as all of them are together.
Pooja makes a mysterious call and talks about teaching a lesson to Karan. Geeti decides to take admission in a new art college. Trisha too decides to pursue further education. Vinny surprises Shubha with a job as a music teacher thus bringing back Ladies Special in her routine. Trisha and Geeti meet at the college and sparks fly between the two. Pooja reaches Kamini's house.

Battling fear

Watch Khatron Ke Khiladi - Level 2 on September 23 at 9 pm on Colors. In this episode, the teams are blindfolded as the stunt is happening. Some contestants freak out while doing the stunt. Akshay Kumar tries to confuse the blindfolded contestants about the positions of the camera.
The second stunt of the day is called Bulldozer Car Roll. Some contestants perform very well. Meanwhile Rosa reads out an essay written in Hindi for Prashant. Which contestant wins the safety band in the first stunt? Which contestants fail in the second stunt? Tune in to find out.

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