MUMBAI: With the lid having been blown off Jassi's real identity in Sony's latest claim to fame, (Jassi is actually model Mona Singh of the Asian Paints commercial), the channel and producers Tony and Deeya Singh have roped in Extra Innings hottie Mandira Bedi for a couple of special episodes in an effort to keep the hype up.
Mandira will play herself in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin - as having recently landed from South Africa after India's defeat in the finals.
The story goes that Raj (Parmeet Sethi) and Armaan (Apurva Agnihotri) spot her in a party and offer her an entry to the Gulmohar House of Fashion - where the show is set - as a brand ambassador for the fashion house.
After prolonged discussions, they convince Mandira that she should capitalise on the popularity she received after her glamorous contribution in the cricket World Cup.
Mandira's wardrobe in the serial will comprise of some ultra glamorous creations by Satya Paul.
Mandira's episodes are to be telecast on 5 and 6 November. Whether her tenure on the show will be extended or not has not yet been finalised.