Ragini Nandwani (Lovely of Zee TV’s Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein) is a die hard Salman Khan fan and would do anything to meet the star. The day she found out that Salman is coming on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Pa Li’l Champs to promote his upcoming release, Bodyguard… Ragini was thrilled to bits and coaxed the channel authorities to make her a part of the episode.
Ragini’s joy knew no bounds when she found out that the character of Salman in the movie Bodyguard is named Lovely Singh. She clapped her hands and rushed to the producers with this piece of info and rattled out a well thought out explanation as to why she should be made a part of the show.
On the D Day, the usually chirpy actress arrived on the sets of Li’l Champs with a thousand butterflies in her stomach. She ensured her make-up was in place and she was dressed appropriately for the occasion not to mention that even the mirrors knew what she wanted to tell Salman when she meets him.
Everything went for a toss the moment Ragini caught a glimpse of Salman in flesh and blood. She forgot all her lines, started sweating profusely and fumbled a few times till Salman said, “I have seen you on TV.” “After hearing this sentence from the man himself, I thought I will probably faint,” said an embarrassed Ragini. All I could do was muster enough courage and say, “I am the fifth bahu in Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein and need some tips to impress my mother-in-law,” she said. Judging her predicament Salman delivered the dialogue of the day, “Tension mat lo, waqt ke saath Sasu Maa pat jayegi aur agar nai pati toh nipat jayegi.”
Once Ragini was out of the sets, all she wanted was a wall to bang her head against. She said, “I could not believe I forgot all my well rehearsed lines. It was like falling in love and going blank at the moment of confession the boy/girl!”
Ragini apologized profusely to the producers for her folly but nobody scolded her, rather laughed at her expense on how she looked so awkward when Salman spread his arms to give her a huge hug but all she could manage was stand near his side nervous that she would faint at being so close to him!
Ragini would definitely remember this moment all her life as a bitter sweet symphony moment.