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Vikas Bhalla, Deepshikha as the newest surprise element in 'Karishma...'

MUMBAI: With the second launch slated for 25 August, Karishma- The Miracles of Destiny's unit finally let its hair down at the launch party at J W Marriott on Monday night.

Apart form the new banners and a fresh media publicity round; the show in its revamped avatar will also have some new faces in meatier roles. Amongst actor who have their roles refurbished are actor- singer Vikas Bhalla and film and television actor Deepshikha aka Kittie Party's Kuku.



Besides a colour change from reddish orange to sky blue, the promotional banners of the serial sport Bhalla's face now. When asked why it was missing in the earlier promos, he pleaded ignorance and jocularly added that he was unaware that the show had been launched earlier. According to media sources, Bhalla has been on the shoot since day one, but his romantic track with Karishma has now been refurbished, hence the inclusion.

Speaking about his character Arjun, Bhalla said: "He is the youngest Thakur who returns to his village after studying abroad. Being Devyani's (the older Karishma) first love, he is the only pleasant memory of her childhood. She and he have been childhood buddies." Vikas Bhalla who started his career as a film actor, later launched a music album and was last seen in Zee's late night show Miit. His role was later handed to Hiten Tejwani. Besides starring in Karishma... he has also launched his second album, which according to him did average business. 

When asked, he offered that his track with Karishma is to run for 60 episodes. The relationship between him and Karishma is a typical filmi rich boy-poor girl track, with him being a rich Thakur and she his house help. His elder brother kills him on the show, over property issues, thus adding some drama.

While Vikas has been shooting since day one, media sources claim that Deepshikha has been signed just a few months ago. In an earlier interview, Deepshikha offered that her character would be introduced after 60 episodes, but news has it that her character is the surprise element on the show from day one.



She is to play Devyani's son Jay's (played by Ayub Khan) mistress, settled in Dubai. After she is gets to know that he is already married to Resham Tipnis, settled in India, she packs her bag and flies down to India to claim her right a la Mandira in Kyunki....

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