After a 13 year haul, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shirodkar makes a comeback albeit on the small screen. The 43-year old who made audiences sit up and take notice with films like 'Kishen Kanhaiya' will play the role of a domestic help on TV in a show called 'Ek Muthi Aasman'. The show deals with the trials and tribulations of a domestic worker and will go on air in August on Zee TV.
We take a look at other B-town stars' TV stint...
Mallika Sherawat makes her television debut with the reality show that has featured the likes of Rakhi Sawant, Rahul Mahajan and TV actress Ratan Rajput on the lookout for their perfect match. The show is set to go on air this August.
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Abhay Deol is the newest actor to join the Bollywood bandwagon to have entered the Television domain. Abhay is hosting Zee TV's reality show ' Connected Hum Tum'. The show will feature six women from different walks of life with the camera constantly following them.
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Television's biggest host, Amitabh Bachchan came back with the sixth season of the much-loved show, 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. The television show was almost singularly responsible for reviving the superstar's image and also led to a rush among Bollywood actors to make their own smashing debuts on the small screen.
The last in the holy Khan triumvirate to make his debut on the small screen was none other than Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan. His show 'Satyameva Jayate' caught everyone's attention with its unique theme.
Shah Rukh Khan returned to television in 2007, replacing Amitabh Bachchan as the host of third series of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Surprisingly, Shah Rukh Khan's TV stint with KBC as well as his other attempts like 'Kya Aap Panchvi Paas Se Tez Hain?' (2008) and 'Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout' (2011), did not see much success.
Abhishek Bachchan made his small screen debut with 'National Bingo Night' on Colors. The first episode had Amitabh as the guest and later had stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan just managed to get a lukewarm response. Abhishek's metrosexual look combined with a chilled out show format also could not help him make a mark like his father.
Salman Khan, the macho man of Bollywood, began his television stint with 'Dus ka Dum', which became quite popular. He later went on to co-host 'Bigg Boss 5' with Sanjay Dutt. The duo shared a unique chemistry between them which reflected on the show's TRPs.
Sanjay Dutt, co-host of 'Bigg Boss 5', simply ended up playing the second fiddle to Salman Khan on the show. But rumour has it that since Salman will not continue his association with the show, Sanjay Dutt might just be flying solo for 'Bigg Boss 6'. Let's hope, he opens up and lives up to his 'Munnabhai' candor in this time around.
Akshay Kumar too has dabbled in television, hosting the adventure show 'Khatron ke Khiladi' season 1 and 2. Shortly after, he went back to his humble culinary beginnings by cooking up a storm on 'Master Chef India'. But Akki couldn't match up to the audiences' taste and for round 2, celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna was roped in to replace the star.
Priyanka Chopra, who took over from Akshay Kumar for 'Khatron ke Khiladi 3', was the femme fatale to 13 male participants on the show. The show had record-breaking opening TRPs, and went on to have a successful run on television. Priyanka however, was asked to pass the baton back to the original Khiladi.
Arjun Rampal, riding high on the success of his films, turned to TV with the reality show 'Love to Hate You'. But his attempt to be a Raghu of the Roadies - going with the bitchy format of the show - didn't quite convince his audience.
The exuberance of Preity Zinta, who anchored 'Guinness World Records Ab India Todega' on Colors, was liked enough for the producers to return with round 2. She later followed it up with her chat show 'Up, Close and Personal with PZ' but the show, with too bubbly and vivacious Preity, didn't quite hit the mark with the public.
We love Madhuri Dixit, but even her high-voltage smile could not sustain her small screen venture, 'Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai' where she played a match-maker. The wedding reality show didn't click with the audience and it was scrapped from primetime soon after it was aired.
Govinda was a part of the daily television watch list with his game show 'Jeeto Chappar Phaad Ke'. The prizes to be won on the quiz show were limitless but even that was not enough to save Chikki from dead TRP ratings.
After hosting game shows such as 'Tol Mol Ke Bol' and 'Deal Ya No Deal', R Madhavan was said to have enjoyed his stint as the host of Imagine TV's game show 'Big Money'.
In keeping with her innocent and jovial personality, Colors chose Juhi Chawla as the host for 'Badmaash Company', a chat show for children. The little ones were made to interact with the lively and enthusiastic host and give a free and uncensored opinion on whatever Juhi Aunty would ask.
Raveena Tandon made her debut on small screen with 'Isi kaa Naam Zindagi' based on the same format that was used in 'Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai' with Farooq Sheikh.