November 25 : Actor-politician Kirron Kher, who has been battling cancer and was undergoing treatment, resumed work and returned to the set of the TV reality show India's Got Talent as a judge for the new season.
The 69-year-old actor was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, earlier this year. Kirron Kher has now started shooting for India's Got Talent, which she has been judging since its start. On the new season, Kirron Kher will be seen co-judging with rapper Badshah, actress Shilpa Shetty and lyricist Manoj Muntashir.
Shilpa shared a behind-the-scenes video from the set and wrote, "BTS on IGT. First day, first show with Kirron Kher and Badshah." In the video, Kirron Kher looked as beautiful as ever in a beige coloured saree with red border. She can be seen wearing a face shield. In the clip, Shilpa can be seen admiring Kirron Kher’s statement neck piece and jokingly asked the senior actress to adopt her so that she can inherit all of her jewellery. "I come to shootings only to see her jewellery," Shilpa can be heard saying in the clip, after which Kirron Kher laughs and says, "Don't be silly." Shilpa then continues to say, “Mai to kehti hu adopt kar lo mujhe, Sikander (Kirron Kher and Anupam Kher's son) “thodi pehnega ye (I am telling you, just adopt me, Sikander won't wear your jewellery)." To this Kirron Kher says, "Usko pehenni padi toh shayad wo bhi pehen lega...the other day I told him that I think I should sell some of my jewellery because tum shaadi to kar nhi rahe, he said, 'Don't you do it, my wife will wear it'."
Shilpa then turns the camera towards her and sends out a message to Sikander. “Sikander I’m taking away her jewellery.”
Talking about the ninth season of the show, Kirron Kher told IANS, “India's Got Talent has always been close to my heart. This being my 9th year with this prestigious talent reality show, returning as a jury member is a wonderful experience. It feels like I am coming back home.”