The telly world has a new entrant who loves to eat chocolates – it is not a kid or a woman, but an elephant.

A baby elephant, which is one of the main characters of Zee TV’s new show “Bandhan … Saari Umar Humein Sang Rehna Hai”, not only loves to gorge on chocolates on the set, but also has his favourite brand.

“People will be surprised to learn that Ganesh (elephant) is extremely fond of chocolates and his favourite is Perk, so it is stored in bulk on our sets,” said actor Aditya Redij, who essays the role of a forest ranger in the show.

Shooting with an animal has loads of lighter moments and recounting one such experience, Aditya said: “Once Ganesh and I were required for a sequence, but he would not stay in one place. So, the trainer told me to offer him a banana, I did that and the shot was successful.

“For the next shot, I gave him yet another banana and the shoot went well. Then, for the third shot, I hid the bananas. Ganesh walked over and gave me a nice little rap on the side with his trunk, almost like he were giving me a ‘tapli’ … this caught all of us completely off-guard and the entire unit burst out laughing.”

The show is aired at 7 p.m.

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