Bollywood’s ‘Kanta Ben’ turns daring ‘Dadi’ for TV

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Remember Sulbha Arya, the simple and scandalised Kanta Ben of “Kal Ho Naa Ho”? The veteran actress will now be seen in a new avatar as a grandmother in &TV’s “Begusarai”.

Sulbha will be seen essaying the role of the ‘Badi Dadi’ of the Thakur family and she will be marked by her character of a firebrand who is highly opinionated and gives everyone a run for their money with her cutting remarks, said a source from the channel.

Her character is shown as a late riser even at the age of 70, and she has the final word in all matters of the family.
“The actress will be playing a bold and unconventional old lady and adds to the eccentricities of an already quirky town Begusarai. By playing the bindaas (carefree) and cracker of a ‘Dadi’, the actress will be shedding her simple and coy image,” the source added.
The channel &TV goes on air March 2, and the show will have a rustic feel.