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Kyunki dogs need attention too!

January 18, 2007 14:29 IST
Can't get enough of television? Grab your weekly gossip from the industry right here.
Riva Bubber -- Damini of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi -- seems to be converting her love into alternate career options!
An ardent dog lover, Riva, recently launched her hi-tech beauty parlour for dogs named Wizard of Paws in a posh Mumbai suburb. Riva has two cocker spaniels named Benji and Bijou and has even completed a course in dog grooming from a London-based school.
But what will the dog salon have?
According to Riva, "It's a one-stop-dog-shop where dogs can be blow-dried, hair-trimmed and perfumed. You can also pick up bows, jackets, fancy collars, designer leashes and special toys."
Wait till you hear about Riva's plans which might turn into an USP -- she wants to introduce match-making for dogs with a data bank of her client's pets!
Bhanujit SudanRemember Bhanujit Sudan? Well, the actor who plays Nihal in Star's afternoon show Bhabhi, is not one who believes in resting on one's laurels. His portrayal of Nihal's role has won him appreciation from all quarters, but he wants to do something more. But only after he settles the current turmoil he is facing.
The actor, who was rumoured to be courting co-star Rucha Gujrati, is going through a rough patch
in his personal life. His long-time girlfriend in Delhi has not taken to these rumours kindly, and the two are not in the best of terms.
However, Sudan is hopeful that love will ultimately prevail over baseless rumours, and his girlfriend and he will live happily thereafter.
What does a producer do when its protagonist goes on leave? He changes the story. Now, you understand why there is a new twist in Kumkum.
Juhi Parmar as SantoThe grapevine suggests that Hussain, who won the title in the celebrity dance competition Nach Baliye, is vacationing with wife Tina, and his absence is the reason for the change in the story.
According to the latest track, Hussain gets admitted in an asylum, and is not shown any more.
Meanwhile, his screen wife Kumkum (Juhi Parmar) has been ousted from her home by her daughter-in-law, Antara. Not one to give up so easily, Kumkum, to save her family, re-enters the Wadhwa house as Santo, the maidservant.
In her new avatar, Juhi will always stay in ghoonhgat and carry herself as a Haryana village belle. Sources suggest that this is just the beginning and in the next few months, more changes are due in the serial.
Srabanti Chakrabarti