Shruti Ulfat makes a comeback to television with Fauji 2 (Red Chillies Idiot Box production), which is to launch on COLORS in early 2010.
Telly Buzz had earlier reported that Renuka Shahane had almost been finalized to play the wife of the elder Abhimanyu Singh aka Shahrukh Khan in the show. However, the latest is that Shruti Ulfat has bagged the coveted role, opposite the Badshah.
Confirming this to Telly Buzz, Shruti Ulfat says, "Yes, I play Dr. Madhu Rai who is the wife of the elder Abhimanyu Singh which is to be played by Shahrukh. I am looking forward to working with him (smiles). Pulkit Samrat will be playing our son, and is the lead of the show".
We tried calling Renuka Shahane, but she was unavailable.
Our attempts to get in touch with Bhavna Sresth, Creative Head, Red Chillies were in vain.
As reported earlier by Telly Buzz, Roopal Tyagi will play the parallel lead in the show. Ankeeta Bharrgava has also been finalized to play an important role. The female lead of the show has not been finalized, and is tipped to enter only after the first twenty episodes.
The show has already gone on floors, and is expected to launch after Bigg Boss ends, at a biweekly slot over the weekends.
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh