Actress turned jewellary designer Neelam Kothari, made youth skip their heartbeats in the 80s with her stunning looks and who co-starred mostly with Chunky Panday and Govinda in many, returns on camera for Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa’s Colors TV show ‘Kitchen Champion’. Neelam, who’s now married to actor Samir Soni and have a daughter with him named Ahana, is the guest along with her yesteryear co-star Chunky Panday on the show and she describes her comeback as “Have been shying away from the camera since 18 yrs! So finally decided to be part of this fun show”.
Neelam was last seen in 2001 film ‘Kasam’ and it is almost after two decades that she faces camera and the promo clips have already been released for the Season Finale episode of ‘Kitchen Champion’ that’s hosted by Arjun Bijlani.
In the video, show’s host Arjun talks about Neelam’s hit film ‘Hatya’ co-starring Govinda and the mention of popular song ‘Main Se Mina Se Na Saqi Se’ was obvious to come up. Such songs with Neelam and her co-stars, largely Govinda and Chunky shaking a leg together were a huge hit then.
Neelam shakes a leg on the song and this takes us back in time.
Husband Samir shared the promo video and wrote an adorable message for wifey which reads – “And she’s back after a gap of 18 yrs, still looking as lovely as ever. ????????????#[email protected]#kitchenchampion”.
Neelam commented on the video: “Thank you for the encouragement! Was scary facing the camera after 18 yrs[laughing emoji]”.
Yes, this particular song was viral last year when ‘Dancing Uncle’ Sanjeev Srivastava took India by storm with his video from a wedding dancing on stage copying Govinda steps on the same track. The youth of today was introduced to the song, courtesy ‘Dancing Uncle’.
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Neelam reposted her ‘Kitchen Champion’ video on her Instagram page too and wrote- “Have been shying away from the camera since 18 yrs! So finally decided to be part of this fun show”.
Colors official Instagram handle also shared another video clip in which Arjun Bijlani makes the guests(Neelam and Chunky) play ‘The Neelam Show’ from Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol-Rani Mukerji starrer superhit 1998 film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Remember how the daughter of SRK aka Rahul’s daughter Anjali(played by Sana Saeed) aspires to be a TV host like Neelam?
Here’s the other promo from ‘Kichen Champion Grand Finale’ that airs Mon to Fri at 1.30pm, below:
And in yet another promo, both Neelama and Chunky Panday dance to their 1989 film ‘Ghar Ka Chirag’ song ‘Tutak Tutak Tutak Tutiya’. [Click here to view the video!]
Doesn’t watching Neelam and Chunky Panday recreate their magic from the 80s make you nostalgic?
Let us help you relive those 80s moments..Watch original version of both the songs below: