Preetika Rao’s Beintehaa went off air in 2014 but people still remember her as the beautiful and spunky Aaliyah from the passionate love story. As we know, Indian TV shows have a huge fan following in continents like Africa and South America. Beintehaa has previously wowed Asian countries, the Balkan ones and even the Middle East. The show is now on in Africa and is a huge hit in Tanzania. The craze for the show is immense and people have even named their daughters Aaliyah on Preetika’s character on the show. The leading lady was recently invited to Tanzania to be part of an awards show. Dressed in a black Archana Kocchar outfit, Preetika slayed it on the red carpet. The response to her arrival was overwhelming. She met fans at the airport and also explored some of the sights and sounds of the beautiful country. Preetika went on a catamaran cruise in Zanzibar. In a statement to Tellychakkar.com, Preetika said, “Firstly, I was very surprised that I was invited to Tanzania. I was called by a TV channel there which hosted the show Beintehaa, dubbed in Swahili. They told me that your show is so popular that kids have been named Aaliya after the character played by you. I went there for their biggest awards show which is called Sinema Zetu Awards where I was invited as the chief guest. It was a grand award function and actors from all the states of Africa were present there. They honored me on stage in front of the fourth president of Tanzania.” (Also Read: Preetika Rao rubbishes rumours of dating Beintehaa director!)
Preetika’s Beintehaa is dubbed in the local Swahili language and the actress had a lot of fun listening to her show in that lingo. She also gave a couple of interviews on the national TV channel there. She was touched to meet a couple of little girls who were named Aaliyah based on her character. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates….