After the successful stint as a host on Zee’s celeb studded reality show Ek Se Badhkar Ek, Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kissen will reportedly have to bid adieu to the show due to his commitments.A source close to the actor says,” Ravi Kissen has to fly to South Africa for the shooting of the movie Luck which also has Sanjay Dutt in the lead.Ravi ji has a very important role in the movie.The show has been given a four week extension as the show is doing well though it is in the 7:30pm slot. It is reported that Mandira Bedi will be roped in in his place.”A reliable source from the production house UTV confirms the news and says,”It is true that Ravi ji has some other committments and thus is planning to call it quits. He has to fly to South Africa for his upcoming movie Luck.
We will try to work on the money part and come to an amicable conclusion.One has to retain Ravi Kissen as he is the USP of the show.All the mails we receive from fans and viewers speak volumes about it.We will try to call him every Tuesday for the shoot by arranging air tickets for him.”
When asked if the production house is contemplating on some names who can step in Ravi’s shoes the source said, “We are positive that we will succeed in convincing Ravi Kissen.”
“Chances are very low of Ravi ji shooting in the next week. He is shooting this week. Though UTV is trying very hard to convince him but one sees it rather difficult for him to fly down every week from S.A,” says the source.
When contacted, Zee TV Programming Head, Tarun Mehra said, “I don’t know what you are talking about and where this is coming from.”
Well amidst all this confusion we just wonder who will replace the Bhojpuri babu.
Report By: Neha Maheshwri