Kids impress Preity Zinta
With just one week left for the Top 6 to be revealed on Zee TV's India's Best Dramebaaz, the fierce competition is evident as every contestant on the kids reality show vies for a coveted spot in the Top 6.
This week was no different as the two teams battled it out by sending in their best performers to take centre stage. The icing on the cake of course, was the presence of actress Preity Zinta who was on the show to promote her upcoming film 'Ishkq in Paris'.
"It seemed like Preity's presence encouraged all of our dramebaazes to put their best foot forward. The sheer variety of acts and the confidence with which all of them performed was fabulous!" said judge Sonali Bendre.
"It was like a magic switch was triggered and there was so much change in some of them while others just upped the ante in their acts."
To put on a show for their adorable Preity didi, Gracy and Chinmay enacted a scene from Preity's film Kal Ho Na Ho where Chinmay played a very convincing Shahrukh Khan and Gracy stepped into the shoes of Preity's character in the film.
The only twist to this otherwise seemingly simple act was that the entire act was performed while suspended upside down in mid air over the stage.
Adding to the difficulty of the act, the talented duo even tossed a ball between them, catching it deftly each time. Gracy even managed to pour herself a glass of water, thereby defying the laws of gravity.
"You were so so good!" said Preity on seeing their act. "Chinmay, you make a fabulous Shah Rukh and I am sure that he would have been thrilled to watch you!"
The resident king of his own world Praneet, performed a mix of scenes from all popular Salman Khan films including a part where he invites Preity to dance with him onstage.
Preity, being her lovely self, agreed at once and even joined Praneet in doing his own version of the slow motion walk much to the amusement of the judges and audience.
The show's two versatile actresses, Sayuri and Honey acted out a dual love story of Devdas and Paro on one side with Lord Krishna and Radha on the other.
The show's cutest chota packet Nihar too tested out his vocal skills as he sang a song for the lovely Preity Zinta.
Needless to say, Preity was awestruck with the kids.
"They are going to grow up and become successful actors who will replace you and me" she said to Sonali.
"The only person who will benefit from the influx of so many new actors will be Anurag da (Basu, filmmaker, judge of the show)," said Preity with a laugh.
(Posted on 08-05-2013)