Backstage drama

The 7th Indian Telly Awards was a night to remember. The large audience witnessed some scintillating performances by the stars. As at every occasion, it's the behind the stage masala that always escapes the audience's eye.

Tellychakkar's very own Mayur Lookhar who witnessed all the backstage happenings brings you those not-to-be-missed moments


Ekta's Bhool Bhulaiiya! At the 7th Indian Telly Awards, Ekta Kapoor bagged the award for the best continuing serial (Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kahbi Bahu Thi). After receiving the award Ekta headed to give an interview back stage. After winding up her interview Ekta forgot to take her trophy. She's won many an award and perhaps she's lost count of them all. But this one was too special for her and she came back for it.

Deven a doting husband! Deven Bhojani won the best comic actor award for his character Gattu in Baa Bahoo Aur Baby. On the dais, Deven confessed to preparing a victor's speech and it didn't take him long to read from the piece of paper. Post receiving the award he headed back stage for his interview. Unfortunately for Deven, he had to wait for some time. And an uneasy Deven requested to be excused as his wife was sitting alone. Now, that's what you call a doting husband.

Red Bull is the booster for Shaktimaan! Popeye derives his strength from Spinach; Stanley Ipkiss becomes invincible after wearing the Mask, Anger turns Dr. Bruce Banner into The Incredible Hulk. Ever wondered what keeps our desi super hero Shaktimaan (Mukesh Khanna) strong?

Well, here's the secret. Our Shaktimaan was spotted sipping on to a Red Bull (energy drink) backstage. If one had any doubts over the energizer's effect, one merely had to see the spirited performance by the actor while dancing to the title track of Om Shanti Om.

Akashdeep - the true showman? Akashdeep Sehgal has been in the news lately for his poor health. However, that didn't deter him from performing at the Telly Awards. Prior to his performance, the actor took his dose of medicine. Now that's what you call a true showman.


Quizmaster Basu puzzled by his award? Siddharth Basu is not known to hog much media space. For two decades, he's gone about his work without making much hue or cry about it. At the 7th Telly Awards, Siddharth and wife Anita won the Hall of Fame award. When congratulated by our team Siddharth gave a somewhat puzzling reply, "I don't know why I have been awarded." Mr. Basu will forever remain modest.

Restless Karan! From the time he arrived, Karan Oberoi was much clued on to girl friend Mona Singh's whereabouts. Mona was scheduled to perform in her Jassi avatar. When she was about to make her stage appearance, Karan, who was chatting backstage ran to take his seat to catch his loved one perform.


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