Many have laughed over the pranks played by VJ Siddharth Kannan on co-actor Baba Sehgal on Zoomâ€™s Santa Banta Unlimited. But the tables were turned on him when singer Shaan pulled a fast one on him.
The singer, who is Siddharhâ€™s good friend, took a cue from the film Sholay where Amitabh Bachchan goes to Hema Maliniâ€™s aunt and tells her about Dharmendraâ€™s bad habits albeit as a loyal friend.
Similarly, when Shaan met Siddharthâ€™s mother during his recent trip to Chennai, he casually told her: â€œAunty, Sid is a great TV host, but his chain smoking and drinking habits worry me. He is a loving and humble person but has only about six to seven brawls a week. He is such a talented and busy guy, it is amazing how he manages to be out at the disco and hang around with girls till the wee hours every night.â€
After hearing all this, Siddharthâ€™s mother was hysterical thinking her son had changed into a â€˜bad boyâ€™ overnight. She immediately called up Siddharth, who was stunned when his mother reprimanded him for his lifestyle.
Siddharth later realised it was a prank played by Shaan. â€œIn true Sholay style he tried to pull my leg by making up my non-existent habits in front of my mom. Iâ€™m a Tamil-Brahmin, a teetotaller, non-smoker and am not even capable of hurting an ant,â€ said a bemused Siddharth.
According to inside sources, Shaan had to spend quite some time convincing Siddharthâ€™s mother that her son is not that bad after all.