Akshay Kumar plays love guru on chat show ...

Indo-Asian News Service

imageMumbai, (IANS) Akshay Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of "Humko Deewana Kar Gaye", will have some advice for the lovelorn on ETC channel's TV chat show "Star Giraftaar".

Akshay takes the hot seat with host Suresh Menon. The show will be aired at 8 p.m., April 19, and the repeat telecast will be at 1.30 p.m. April 20. In the interview, he shares his views on how love happens.

"This is also the story of my film 'Humko Deewana Kar Gaye'. It is borrowed from a real love story of a Canadian couple where the guy is the perfect husband. They are the perfect couple but love happens to the husband and he leaves his perfect life to go after his love," said Akshay.

Commenting on "wife beating" on the show, Akshay said: "Wife beating (the husband) is a very good concept! It is essential. A man must be beaten because it will keep him conditioned. He will be better prepared for the world."

While giving love tips, Akshay said: "It's a lost case if one has only Rs.500 to woo his girlfriend. But then there are ideas that can save him."


Raj Tara debuts in 'Eight Shani'

Karan Razdan's spooky thriller "Eight Shani" is the debut vehicle of Raj Tara, son-in-law of music director Jaikishan.

"I wanted to become an actor since school but pursued a business degree from London University and after being an exporter for eight years I am more than happy to quit everything for my acting passion," he said.

He thanks his fashion designer wife Bhairavi Jaikishan, daughter of musician Jaikishan Panchal - of music director duo Shankar-Jaikishan, for supporting his decision to enter films.

Before venturing into films, Raj worked in a few TV commercials like Citibank, FUS Inega and a couple of shirt brands.

"Eight Shani" is also the launch pad of actor Raj Kumar's daughter Vastavikta.

Raj says Razdan's film is the best debut vehicle for him.