Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi, who is currently busy with multiple projects and judging the talent hunt show India’s Best Dramebaaz, recently walked out of the show after actor-dancer Shantanu Maheshwari expressed his fondness for the actor. Shantanu was surprised and at the same time confused and did not know what was happening. This incident happened while shooting for an episode on Monday where Shantanu spoke about Huma and her film Ek Thi Daayan and said, “I have watched ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ 50 times only because of you. You looked very pretty and an absolute ‘Daayan’ in the movie.” It was after this that Huma walked out.

She later came back to announce that she was playing a prank on him. Co-judge Omung Kumar had brought Huma back to the set and revealed that it was a prank played by all the judges on him. “I was extremely shocked and didn’t understand what happened. I thought I cracked a joke. But later when Huma left the set, I thought that it didn’t go down well with her,” Shantanu said in a statement. “It was only much later when Omung (Kumar) Sir got Huma back on the set and they revealed to me that it was a prank played on me by all the three judges – Vivek Oberoi Sir, Huma and Omung Sir,” he added.

Hosted by Shantanu Maheshwari and Vighnesh Pande the Zee TV show India’s Best Dramebaaz is also judged by Vivek Oberoi along with Omung Kumar.