Reality bites Zeenat

MUMBAI: After years of demurral, Bollywood’s glamour icon of yesteryears Zeenat Aman has finally said yes to television. She will be a judge on Ekta Kapoor’s reality show Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket to be aired on 9X.

“Ekta has been so sweet. I’ve watched her grow up in front of me. I’m happy that my first foray into television is for her, though I must admit I don’t watch much TV,” Zeenat said. “But every time I’d run into Ekta’s mom — and that is once a year — she’d tell me to please let them know when I’m ready for television.”

The former beauty queen, who has starred in many memorable Bollywood hits, has been offered a number of soaps in the past, which she declined to do.

“TV does take a lot of time. Very honestly, I wasn’t willing to invest the amount of time it required. And my priority has always been my family. But this time I was approached with such enthusiasm, I just couldn’t say no.”