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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ghar Ki Baat Hai to become one hour weekly

With the IPL season starting, SRK's TV show "Ghar Ki Baat Hai" on NDTV Imagine produced under the banner of Red Chillies Idiot Box, which started as a tri-weekly show ( Friday to Sunday) is going to be one hour weekly, on Saturdays between 9-10PM from 11th April.

Two new episodes will be telecast back to back. So there will be double masti and dhamaal for viewers. Confirming the change Director Anant Mahadevan says, "I always thought comedy should be weekly. Ghar Ki Baat Hai has found its own mark. The feedback for the show is excellent. So are the reviews by TV critics, who have called it an "absolute scream" and rated it among the best comedies on Indian television."

"People even watch the repeat telecast and we have the best of talent in terms of actors who have amazing comic timing. Once a week airing of two episodes back to back every Saturday is a good idea. In case of a Sitcom like "Ghar Ki Baat Hai" the entire story is told within a stipulated time of 25 minutes, unlike soaps that stretch forever... It is a comedy of manners and words rather than the comedy of slipping on the banana peel," he adds further.

The story revolves around the hilarious situations and events in the lives of the Yagnik family, a young couple, Rajdeep and Radhika Yagnik, living in Mumbai along with Radhika's unemployed brother Kapil Kumar aka Kaku. The constant one up situations between the brother's in-law and the wife playing the bridge between them gives way to a comedy of errors. How these diametrically different people unite as a family, is the essence of 'Ghar ki Baat Hai'.

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Aathvaan Vachana gets three months extension.

Sony and Rose Audio Visual's show Aathvaan Vachan started on a good note, but found itself in trouble after the death of Manali, with its TRP's going down!! And with this, there was a buzz that the show might wind up if they do not deliver better numbers.

Well, for the ardent viewers of Aathvaan Vachan, there is good news for the moment, and as per our source, "The show has recently picked up and has managed to hold its ground. Hence the channel has given them an extension".

Shrishti Arya of Rose Audio Visuals confirmed this news. The show has got a three months extension and now all are happy about it.

There are lots of twists and turns to be revealed in the show and we are working towards developing the next track.

After the entry of Pallavi Subhash, the numbers got better. The story is doing fine at the moment, but Aadesh aka Vishal Singh is yet to take his Aathvaan Vachan. So there is lot more to be shown and seen.

The show has Vishal Singh, Vinny Arora and Pallavi Subhash.

As for now, the story is all set to move ahead…
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Maa to be replaced by Ghar Ghar Mein.

Zee's recently launched show Maa will be axed, and replacing it will be a unique game show Ghar Ghar Mein.Maa, produced by Shakuntalam Telefilms will be seeing its untimely end, courtesy its low TRP's.
An actor on terms of anonymity confirmed that, "Yes, it is true that Maa is drawing to a close.The show never got the numbers it promised, and one of the reasons being that the channel had planned the launch of Maa initially in a prime time slot. A slot as early as 7 PM did not fit into the bill as far as the concept was concerned".

Now Maa will be winding up on April 17th, and a unique game show Ghar Ghar Mein will be replacing it.

Maa had a very good ensemble cast of Chitrapama, Amarr Upadhyay, Vineet Raina, Jhanvi Cheddha etc.

According to our source, "Ghar Ghar Mein will launch on 20th April at the 7 PM slot. It will be a game show hosted by Vipul Roy and Manish Paul, where they will be going from house to house and will put the family members, basically housewives on the hot seat with their impromptu questions on various aspects. They will give away prizes too, to the most deserving family member".

We messaged Producer Shyamashis Bhattacharya to confirm the news of Maa, but he remained unavailable for comments.

Even Ajay Bhalwankar, Programming Head, Zee was also not available to comment.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Meet the star cast of Bhagya Vidhata

As we begin the countdown for the launch of the next COLORS' show, Sabki Jodi Wahi Banata.. Bhagya Vidhata produced by Shreya Creations,we give you more details on the cast list finalized for the show.

As reported earlier, the female lead will be played by newcomer Richa Soni, while Atul Srivastava who was earlier seen in Kareena Kareena plays the girl's father and a lesser known actress Meena Nathani plays her mother. Another newcomer Pooja Yadav will play sister to the female lead.

The news coming in now is that the male lead and actors playing his family has been decided, and here is our source giving us info. "The male lead will be yet another new face to television, and his name is Vishal Kanwal. The role of the boy's father will be played by noted actor Vishnu Sharma who had earlier essayed the role of Vasudev in B.R. Chopra's Mahabharat. The boy's mother will be another known name from films, Utkarsha Naik. The boy will have two other siblings, and the roles will be played by new faces Susheel Singh and Yash Sinha".

"The launch date and time slot for the show has not been fixed yet", adds our source.

Bhagya Vidhata will focus on a horrifying custom prevalent in Bihar wherein the marriage takes place with the groom placed at gun point by the girl's family and well-wishers.
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Kishwar Merchant to enter Miley Jab Hum Tum

The gorgeous Kishwar Merchant will soon be entering Star One's Miley Jab Hum Tum!!

She will enter as the Drama Professor Ms. Tamana who is first mistaken to be a student by Dodo(Jas Karan Singh). Her character will be similar to Sushmita Sen's in Main Hoon Naa, the only difference being that Sush was seen in transparent sarees in the film, while Tamana is the modern version who will be seen in western outfits.

She will be the next hot and happening thing in the show, and boys will just go gaga over her. She will be seen in hot dresses mostly floral designs. Dodo who first mistakes her to be a student falls head over heals for Tamana and will fall in love with her. In fact, Tamana is from the same college and had passed out just three years back, and is now back to take over as Professor.

This is a comfirmed news as Producer Sudhir confirmed it and Kishwar has already started shooting for it. Earlier they were looking for a fresh face for this character, as this is supposed to be a very glamorous one and they even auditioned on a large scale looking for a new face, but things did not work out. So now they opted for Kishwar as they feel she has every quality that is required for the particular role.

Well, it's now drooling time folks, in Miley Jab Hum Tum...
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hina Khan plays her part in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

Hina Khan who plays Akshara in Star Plus number one show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai played an important role in getting her on screen parents Sanjeev Seth and Lataa Saberwal, married in real life. Sanjeev confessed the same saying, “Usne ek beti ka sacha farz nibhaya”. The duo had recently got married after a short courtship..

When we spoke to Hina about her match making efforts she smiled and said, “I had seen the love they had for each other, but they just could not express it. Hence I would speak to both of them separately and try to get out their real feelings. Next I started helping them pass on messages. And last but not least when I saw that both were really interested in each other, I convinced Sanjeev to propose telling him that Laata surely will accept, which he did. I am so happy for both of them as I regard them as my real parents. This seems to be the best thing I have done in real life.”she gushes.

In closing we could not help but ask if she would not mind taking their help in finding a guy for her in real life and she said” Why not they have already found Akshara, a perfect match in Naitik right”.
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Karan Grover and Shradha’s Ehome Blog

The KS Blog Launching Soon...

Buzzing with excitement and action, television’s handsome hunk Karan Grover and his wife Shradha have been quite busy these days setting up their ‘Ehome’. The first ever celebrity couple blog, Karan and Shradha’s KS Blog is launching soon and will allow the two to connect with their audiences directly across the globe.

In this digital age, blogging has become a common trend no doubt, but no celebrities have ever shared their space in the virtual world. Inseparable even when it comes to blogging, the KS Blog will be the couple’s new possession which will have rooms like the library with their reviews, to the kitchen and even a treasure chest with their secrets and a playroom with fun things to do! What’s more the first blog we hear is a special visual treat for their fans as instead of a written entry, Karan and Shradha have decided to start their blogging journey with a video blog to reach out to their fans!

The duo has chosen to tie-up with seeing the vast popularity and exposure this very popular online Indian entertainment forum has when it comes to housing TV buffs from all over the globe on one platform. Speaking on the blog Karan says, “I have been getting so much love from people all over the world, and I want to be able to thank them and interact with them! This blog will be our space to share our thoughts, ideas and connect to those who like to be entertained by us!” His better half, Shradha, adds on, “We live in a digital age and the future will be even more tied to the digital world! We thought what better way to reach out to our audience than a blog where we can interact directly!”

And with this Karan and Shradha return back to rehearsals but tell us not to forget to visit their home, which is inaugurating on March 27th. at 7:30 PM IST.
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Maalti AKA Ashita Dhawan Pregnant

Before you start wondering let us tell you that it is not Ashita but her character Maalti who will be pregnant in the popular prime time show Bidaai. Motherhood for every woman brings a change in her life and it is said that this phase will bring a beautiful transition into Maalti’s life.

“For Maalti her pregnancy will bring growth and change in her life! However, for me as Ashita this is a scary phase! Pregnancy maybe the best thing that could happen to Maalti, but I was initially very hesitant about this new track as I could not see myself playing a mother. Yet, after speaking to my producers and team I could understand that the pregnancy will bring an evolution in Maalti’s character! What’s more Maalti loves to get attention and now the whole family will be seen caring for her and she will be the center of attraction which will truly be an enjoyable experience,” says the bubbly and talented actress Ashita Dhawan.

Soon Ashita’s character of Maalti will be getting more screen space, as a track change will see her brother coming into the picture and a new angle in the TRP topper Bidaai!

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Jay Bhanushali back to fiction

Jai Bhanushali, popularly known as Neev of Kayamath is returning to fiction after a long time.

According to sources, "He has been approached to play an important character called Dhruv in Sony's upcoming daily Palampur Express, which has been shot in Delhi and Palampur. Dhruv is a good looking MBA friend of the lead girl who is an athlete. The lead actress is yet to be finalized".

Palampur Express traces the girl's growth as sprinter as she moves from one championship to another. The source informs that besides Bhanushali only Tej Sapru, who plays the lead girl's father are known faces in this Roshan Abbas's Encompass Productions presentation.

However when we contacted Jay, he refused to comment.

Sanjay Upadhyay, Creative Director, Fiction Sony also did not respond to our SMS.

If the news is confirmed, it would be welcome news to the fans of this cute Gujju boy who also finished runner up in Jhalak Season 2. Currently the young lad is seen co-anchoring the dance show Dance India Dance on Zee TV.
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Bidding adieu to Jasuben..

NDTV Imagine's Jasuben Jayantilal Joshi's Joint Family is closing its doors to viewers on March 28th. The JD Majethia-Aatish Kapadia show which had a huge family as its protagonist with Jasuben (Swati Chitnis) solving her family problems, started as a Monday to Thursday affair when the channel launched, and was then turned into a weekend show before finally getting wrapped up. We spoke to J.D. Majethia on why they chose to give Jasuben a decent burial…

"Like COLORS and Star Plus which are running their shows from Mondays to Fridays, NDTV Imagine wants to do the same. Jasuben was running from Fridays to Sundays. With the Hindi films being sold to TV channels for lesser prices, more and more big ticket movies are being sold to multiple channels which run them within one or two weeks of each other. Films fetch a collective viewership on a Sunday and that
positively affects the GRPs of a channel which in turn reflects positively in the TRPs. Besides, in between these films, channels run the promos of their daily shows, so that becomes in-built advertising", quips J.D.

Adding on, he says, "Now in such a scenario, it wouldn't have made sense to run Jasuben only on Saturdays. Yes, we are not completely satisfied with how Jasuben fared on the channel. It came at a time when COLORS had launched their Khatron Ke Khiladi and we all know how the channel affected the other shows then".

Talking about change seen in television, he quips "Today television has become very unpredictable and uncertain. What was on an upswing once is nowhere today. A show which did well two weeks ago today has a massive TRP drop…so it's all very uncertain. It's no longer a channel versus channel competition, its one show versus the other and that's a good sign because viewers now have a choice and they no longer have to watch a show out of habit even if it's badly made. They can switch to something else".

"It's a decent burial for Jasuben, no sweat because apart from Ramayan, it was the only show left to go off air from the first lot of shows NDTV Imagine had announced during their launch", concludes the Producer.

We bid farewell to the unique show Jasuben Jayantilal Joshi Ki Joint Family which shuts shop this weekend…
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mona Vasu returns as Juhi on Specials @ 10

After Radha Ki Betiyaan, Mona Vasu is all set for her new act on Sony, and will be seen in Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine - Zindagi ke Panno Se on Specials @ 10. The new series of Juhi will air this Thursday on March 26th and Mona is essaying the lead role.

Talking about her stint in the series,Juhi lives in a small cottage in the outskirts of the city with her 7 year old son Vaasu and her very boisterous and flashy mother Sarla. Juhi is a single mother who supports her son and her mother.

Vaasu is very unlike a 7 year old child. Though he has friends and does very well in his studies, unlike other kids he never opens up. He is usually withdrawn and lives in his world except the time he writes to his father who is a seaman traveling the world and writes to his dad every week.

In return Juhi replies to those letters. A day comes when Vasu wants to meet his dad. This is where the big challenge comes in the life of Juhi. Now she plans to fulfill her son's wish. This is the high point in the story where there is a twist.

Shakti Anand is essaying an important role in the show.He is the one who helps Juhi in her plans. The manner in which all this happens is something to be watched.

Talking about Juhi, Mona Vasu said that, “Juhi is a touching story of a mother-son relationship. It is about a mother wanting to keep her son away from the consequence of her failed marriage with an abusive man.” Mona had loads of fun while shooting for Juhi and bonded like a house on fire with the little kid who plays her son Zeeshan in the story. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Mona. On the first day of the shoot Mona, in order to build a rapport with the kid, asked him which game he like the most to which the kid said football, Mona said she too like football and then asked him who from the unit did he want to kick on the face, and little Zeeshan, irritated from the constant questioning said Mona Vasu. Mona broke into laughter, but bonded famously with the kid thereafter.It is directed by Ashvini Chaudhary.

So viewers are you ready for another high drama on small screen. The episode starts on 26 March at 10:00 pm.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What will Santo's decision be?

NDTV Imagine's Bandini
is taking another eventful turn that will change the life of Santo (Aasiya Kazi). As Santo struggles hard to ajust to her new household, destiny has other plans in store for her.

Santo is in for a rude shock when her Nanaji reveals the news of the death of Manjiri (her cow), her Maavdi whom she considers her mother. To add to the complexities in her life, the perpetrator of this gruesome crime is none other than Hiten, the eldest son of her husband Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi (Ronit Roy).

With the entire village aware of the truth, this becomes a social issue as 'Gau Hatya' is considered sacrilegious according to the Hindu religion and the furious villagers are shouting for justice.The righteous Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi passes the responsibility to Santo, so that his fatherly emotions do not affect his judgment. This leaves Santo in a predicament as she has to punish the murderer of her Maavdi and also save the son of Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi on the other end.

Will she convict Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi's son Hiten or will she forgive him?? Catch this special episode on March 25th at 10:00pm
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Gauhar accuses Shilpa of copying..

Things are getting fishy in the Season 3 of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as contestants accuse each other...Again in the limelight is Gauhar Khan...

Sony's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 3 opened up with a controversy looming large between Gauhar Khan and her choreographer, Hanif Hilal. Now Gauhar is again at the thick of things, as she recently accused Chak De girl Shilpa Shukla of copying steps in the last episode.

According to our khabroo, "Shilpa scored a perfect 30 last week for her performance on the number 'Zinda Hoon Main', and this irked Gauhar who felt that injustice was done to her, as she fell short of Shilpa in the race".

Trouble began when after the shoot of last week's episode Gauhar accused Shilpa of copying steps. She pointed to the fact that the same steps were used by Mouli Ganguly and Mazher for the same song in Nach Baliye 4. "Gauhar was heard saying that Karishma who choreographed for Mouli and Mazher in Nach, assists Nishant who is now the choreographer of Shilpa", adds our source.

"Gauhar went on to say that the act of Shilpa was so similar to the duo's act in the Star Plus show. They had scored the highest for their act and here too, Shilpa scored the maximum", concludes our source.

Well, this is the bitter 'reality' of reality shows, isn't it?
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Monday, March 23, 2009

New twist in Saath Phere

Zee's Saath Phere will see the sudden death of Jiji, for which Saloni will be arrested...

The reign of the wicked Jiji (Nivedita Bhattacharya) will be finally over this week in Zee's Saath Phere.

Saath Phere produced by Sphere Origins will see a major highpoint this week with the accidental death of Jiji.

According to our source, "Jiji and Saloni (Rajshree Vaidya) will have a tussle in the terrace when accidentally Saloni pushes Jiji, and she slips and falls off from a great height. This will mark the end of the very popular negative character".

When asked whether this is also one of Jiji's plans to trap Saloni, our source confirms that, "No, we are surely bringing about an end to Jiji's character. But all in the family start to think that Saloni has deliberately pushed Jiji off the terrace. Thursday's freeze will see Saloni being arrested by the police for the charge of Jiji's murder".

"The track ahead will probably have court room drama, but we have not decided on it yet", concludes our source.

Saath Phere is now aired at the 9 PM slot on Zee TV..

As we bid adieu to Jiji, we need to stand tall to witness Saloni's battle with law for a change…
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Shaurya aur Suhani on Star Plus

Sphere Origins new venture on Star Plus is all set to come on air from 21 March. Shaurya and Suhani is a fantasy based show that focuses on the fight against injustice and a story about love and pride.

It is a story of a brave and good hearted young man, Shaurya, who is unaware that he's the Prince of a royal family and his struggle to regain his kingdom. This fight and struggle is intertwined with his romantic love story with Princess Suhani. It portrays love story of two human beings, who are separated by class and find their way to each others heart.

To suit the mega screenplay designed for this show, STAR Plus introduces Saurabh Pandey as Shaurya & Srithi Jha as Suhani and they will join the galaxy of actors including Manish Wadhwa as Takshak and Vineet Kumar as Simha playing the consummate small screen villains from the line€"up of new talented actors. The other actors who are a part of this adventure series are Manoj Verma, Shaji Choudhary, Lilliput, Rohit Purohit, Roshmita, Ankit Shah, Rahul Dosani and Geeta.

The show is starting on March 21 at 8 pm. So viewers are you ready for another fantasy journey!!!
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Another elimination in Jhalak House

Well its time for another contestant of Jhalak to bid adieu to the stage of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, season 3. The unlucky participant this week was Anand Raj Anand who could not win the hearts of junta and judges.

Monica Bedi was in the bottom two with Anand Raj Anand. It was a tough competition when the two danced but suddenly Anand blanked out leaving everyone in miff.

His chorographer continued to perform while he stood straight in confusion. Everybody including Vaibhavi tried to cheer him up but their efforts failed and this musician cum singer failed to perform.

Anand took his elimination very sportingly.It seems he knew about it and took his removal with a smile. Though judges and other participants felt bad for him.

It's survival of the fittest...truly said!!!
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Entry of Suryakanth in Betiyaan Scrapped??

It was earlier reported that Suryakant aka Yatin Karyekar of Zee's Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyaan will be soon coming back to the show. But of late, it was discovered that his re-entry has been scrapped.

If sources are to be believed, "The entry was planned due to the dipping TRPs of the show, but recently the show has picked up again which forced the creatives to stop the come back of the man".

"Everything was finalized by the production house as well as the channel. Yatin was also present at the venue during the celebration of 500 episodes of the show. It was then that he discovered he might not be coming back to the show, and it is heard that he had immediately walked out of the party showing his displeasure", adds our khabroo.

Yatin was unavailable for comments. We also struggled to get some official person from the channel or production house to talk about this, but we were not lucky enough.

Well, all we can say is that only TRPs decide the fate of an actor in the industry!!
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Friday, March 20, 2009

‘Dulhan’ gets a lifeline for two months

The show Dulhan has unexpectedly got a lifeline, just as a contestant in KBC gets a lifeline when he doesn’t know the answer. Shakuntalam Telefilms show has been given an extension for a couple of months.

Sources say that the show has been given only two months to work on. If still the show will not gain TRPs then it will have to go off air. The only thing which will depend on the show’s staying back will be the show’s TRP.

We hope the track of Dulhan works out fast or else Dulhan will have to bid farewell to everyone.The downfall of the TRPs started when that Gauri's track was introduced, I guess now the creatives have realized their mistake,thats why they have modified the storyline.As informed earlier that Gauri's character will eventually exit from the show followed by lead pairs reunion.

Hope this new track will give life to the show!!!
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Balika Vadhu and Bidai goes down on the TRP charts

According to the latest TRP ratings out this week indicate a major fall in the rating of the 2 lead shows i.e. Balika Vadhu( Colours) and Sapnaa Babul KaBidaai ( Star Plus). The former has tanked to 5.8 from a peak of 10 which it had reached with the death of Sugana’s husband Pratap. This Colours show was normally averaging around 8. Even the latter which also was doing an 8 had dropped to 6.3.

But the surprise package this week has been the rise of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. This Star Plus show on arranged marriage produced by Rajan Sahi has become number 1, with a rating of 6.4. a notch below Bidaai also produced by Rajan Sahi.

Rajan accepts that the ratings of Bidaai have fallen a bit, “This will happen for we don’t want to make every episode a high point. The story is gearing up for a major drama. I would go so much to say that the saga actually began with now with both Ragani and Sadhna married. Once the new drama sets in the ratings will again surely rise.

Rajan is also not afraid of the upcoming IPL tournament, “Even last season Bidaai got very high rating. I sincerely believe that we have a loyal audience who will come back even during the cricket craze. Hence I don’t feel the need to resort to stunts”" Most GEC channels had avoided launching new show last year during the first edition of IPL He further says that the current band of 6-8 TRP rating is quite good given the fact most other shows don’t do more then 2/3.

A source from Colour says that they accept that Balika Vadhu has dropped and that they will sit down to find out reasons for this drop. They accept that cricket may be one of the reason ( SET Max is second in GRP race) . But the Colour source says that their other new shows are doing well. “Na Aana Iss Desh: Laado and Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pari’ and Laadli are giving good numbers 3.5 and 2.3 TVR respectively . And the Balaji Telefilms' horror show Koi Aane Ko Hai which replaced Dancing Queen is also giving a 2.8 which is quite good given the fact that fiction does not do quite will on the weekend slot.” ended the source.

With this, Star Plus stands tall as the #1 Channel with 322 GRPs followed by Set Max which takes the second spot with 301 GRPs, while COLORS is the third with 250 GRPs. Star Plus has 72 GRP lead from last week giving it a distinct 29% leadership.

Hope that this is a temporary fall and this is a warning sign for the Colors channel to gear up well!!
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Kanwaljeet Singh back to Star Plus after 10 Long years

The actor who was last seen on Star Plus in 'Saans' is back after a gap of ten long years..

Kanwaljeet Singh
was last seen on Sony's Aisa Desh Hai Mera and now the veteran actor is back with new offering of Star Plus, Sabki Laadli Bebo, produced by Endemol.

Back to the channel after a long association in the past, the actor states "I am returning to Star Plus after ten years with Sabki Laadli Bebo. My last show with the channel was Saans with Neena Gupta. I feel great to be working for them again".

He got a similar offer from another show, but opted for Laadli Bebo. "I would not like to name the show, but somewhere I felt this story has more substance and liked the script", he adds further.

"I feel if you get a good base, you can construct the building well. This is the story of a family where the father longs to have a daughter after having three sons. Even when the third boy was to be born, he wishes to get a girl. He loves his sons a lot, no doubts about it but he has a desire to get a girl child in his family. Finally his wishes are answered with the arrival of Bebo", he explains.

Elaborating more about the story line the actor chirps, "This is not a documentary but a simple, emotional and beautiful story of Bebo and the ups and downs of her life".

Talking about the lead Shiv Shakti aka Bebo, Kanwaljeet verbalizes, "She has not even started with her shoot but people here have already started loving her. For me she is like my daughter", he concludes.

Kanwaljeet has surely given the 'Saans' to this new show on Star Plus!!
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Aneesha Kapoor to be eased out of Dulhann

Aneesha Kapoor who essayed the role of Gauri in Zee's Banoo Main Teri Dulhann will finally have a graceful exit from the show which will pave way for the union of the much-in-love couple, Amar and Divya.

According to our source, "Gauri who has lately been brainwashed by Sindoora has got a feeling that she can very well be part of Amar's life as Divya is away from him. However, things take a U-turn when she hears the news of Divya showing signs of recovery. Gauri then starts to feel that she has no reason to be in the house as Amar and Divya are made for each other. As the news of Divya regaining consciousness enthralls all in the house, Gauri slowly steps back and walks out of the house without informing anyone".

We called Aneesha for a confirmation on this, and the actress said that, "Though I have not heard the narration yet, it is true that Gauri will exit from the show soon".

With the news coming in that Dulhann has managed to get an extension of just one month, the story seems to be falling in place for a grand reunion of the leads.....

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Prime time shows extended on Imagine

NDTV Imagine is all set for a change in the slots of its prime time shows. As Oye… It's Friday bids adieu this week, the prime time shows on the channel will be given an extension of one more day, and will now be aired from Monday to Friday from March 27th.

The channel has now decided to extend its shows on Friday too. The time slot from 8 to 10:30 pm will be taken over by the shows that are running on weekdays.

With this, Jyoti aired at 8.30 PM, Dehleez at 9 PM, Ramayan at 9.30 PM, Bandini at 10 PM and Kitani Mohabbat Hai at 10.30 PM will now run five days a week, including Friday.

Talking about Saturdays, our source adds, "The channel has Ghar Ki Baat Hai on Saturday and a blockbuster movie that covers the evening slot. There are many shows in the pipeline, but things will only get clear after IPL finishes".

We tried messaging Shailja Kejriwal, EVP - Content, NDTV Imagine for a confirmation, but she was unavailable for comments.

So are you all looking forward to one more day of your favorite shows on Imagine??
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Gaurav Khanna to return to Jeevan Saathi?

His death shocked his admirers but if things go as planned Gaurav Khanna may well return to Colors show Jeevan Saathi.

As per sources, Gaurav will return in a new avatar. It must be recalled that Neil, the character that Gaurav played earlier was killed. And, he was cremated too. So, Gaurav will indeed comeback in a new avatar.

When contacted, Khanna said, “I cannot tell you anything now. Talks are on and I’ll speak once anything materialises.”

Producer Hemal Thakkar (Playtime Creations) says, “We haven’t decided on it yet. If Gaurav is to return then that will not happen immediately. The current track is doing very well so we’ll stick with it for some more time.”

Well, this news surely is music to all Gaurav Khanna fans.
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Minnisha turned sentimental on SRK’s Knight and Angels

Kidnap girl Minnisha Lamba will be seen on small screen SRK’s Knight and Angels for tomorrow’s episode.

She dressed in an indigo dress looked sexy and got lot of compliments. She was very happy to be part of a reality show hunting for cheerleaders as she likes to dance and is a positive person herself and above all she is working for SRK’s production’s house for the first time. This episode was different from the previous ones as eliminated contestants tears brought tears to the celebrity judge Minnisha Lamba’s eyes too.

Red Chillies Idiot Box creative head non-fiction Pranjal Khandhdiya says, “We have been getting good feedback for Knight and Angels. Minnisha enjoyed being part of the show and made the episode special with her vibrant presence as the celebrity judge”

Knights and Angels‘will be a 6-episode series which comes every Saturday that will be on NDTV Imagine. The show is judged by Kolkatta Knight Riders captain Sourav Ganguly and Murli Kartik.

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Star Plus presents Burey Bhi Hum, Bhale Bhi Hum

With the onset of spring, India's numero uno Hindi General Entertainment Channel, STAR Plus offers you a fresh entertainer that will help you unwind all weeknights with a hilarious family drama - Burey Bhi Hum, Bhale Bhi Hum. Premiering on March 16 at 7.30 pm, Bure Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum is slice of everyday life entertainer and a heartwarming tale about two brothers and their families who live under the same roof.

Capturing the essence of the contemporary Gujarati household and produced by J D Majethia & Aatish Kapadia's Hats Off Productions, Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum takes the genre a step ahead from the hugely popular Baa Bahoo Aur Baby by incorporating a strong dose of romantic & negative, good and bad elements within the lovable & simple, crazy & conniving characters of the Popat family.

Speaking on the launch, Vivek Bahl, Senior Creative Director, STAR Plus said, "Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum is a Gujarati family drama revolving around characters we will love… & love to hate… done in the refreshing, inimitable style by JD Majethia & Aatish Kapadia. With the launch of Burey Bhi Hum, Bhale Bhi Hum, we aim to give our viewers even more variety & flavours in our prime time line-up after shows like Aap Ki Kacheri- Kiran Ke Saath, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Sabki Laadli Bebo, & Chehra."

Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum is a story set around a Gujarati family residing in Baroda-the Popat family. The head of the family, Ambalal (Firoz Irani) has two sons, Mansukh (Ashiesh Roy) and Bhallu (Manoj Goel), with their respective wives and children. Though the family stays together, they are completely divided with respect to their approach and attitude towards life. The show features other actors like Harshada Khandvilkar, Priti Joshi, Piyush Ranade, Sheetal Thakkar, Srman Jain, Ashutosh Kulkarni, Shruti Bafna, Ritu Parmar, Prasad Barwe, Bijal Batvia and Nitin Jain playing members of the Popat family.

On March 16 at 7.30 pm, welcome the Popat family into your household and be a part of their engaging story in Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum, only on STAR Plus.
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Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo new show on Zee

Zee TV brings to you an India which exists but has never been shown before With…Agle Janam...

Zee TV is proud to present its latest offering 'Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo', which is the story of seventeen year old Laali's optimism about life and her courage and compassion when it comes to rescuing her family from the throes of hunger and abject poverty. The lead role of the girl who embodies all these virtues and is strong enough to protect her family and loved ones is a relatively fresh face Ratan Rajput. The show produced by Swastik Pictures premieres on 16th March, every Mon-Thurs at 9.30pm only on Zee TV.

The term poverty is a relative concept. Even after more than 50 years of Independence, India still has the world's largest number of poor people in a single country. In a small town in Bihar is a minority Dalit race called the 'Musahar' who by profession are rat killers and which is their only means of survival. To this race belongs a family of six that forms the subject of this new show.

On one hand where the show talks about poverty, on the other it also highlights the fact that in this male dominated society, a woman has not lost her identity and has the ability to overcome barriers. Our lead protagonist, Laali, sets an example by supporting her father to run the family. The show shatters the age old myth about women being looked down upon in Indian society and at the same time brings to viewers 'another' India where people have to fight hard to house one square meal a day.

In the background of poverty, the extreme sacrifices that Laali makes is a moving story. This seventeen year old girl lives with her parents and her younger siblings in a village called Koyna in Bihar. They come from a low cast background and by profession are rat killers or 'Musahars' who help the Zamindars to protect their land and homes from infestation. The father scrapes together a small income and the girl does odd jobs around the village to support him. And like any other girl of her age, she also dreams of a happy life after her marriage to a man who loves her. So will her dreams ever come true after a life of struggle and disappointments? Will her father be able to fulfill his daughter's desires after he has seen her give up her childhood to help him meet ends?

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Neha Desai turns negative in Woh Rehne Wali

Neha Desai who entered Rajshri Productions' show on Sahara One, Woh Rehne Wali Mehlon Ki recently turns out to be a 'Naachnewali' with a dark past.

She gets married to Rishabh's brother Varun played by Faisal Gazi, but the story will take a twist when she reveals her real color to the family.

According to our source, "Payal has been planted by Taiji to bring in problems between the brothers. Payal is actually in love with Rishabh's youngest brother, Virat and enters the house to get close to him. Her character will turn negative now".

With this, Neha Desai who was earlier seen in Grihasti and Ranbir Rano will be playing a negative role for the first time in television. "Yes, this is a big challenge for me as I play grey for the first time. I am so lucky that I am getting a chance to portray various shades in just two weeks. Viewers will now get shocks after shocks as they see my character change", quips Neha Desai.

"The fact that she is a prostitute is not the only twist in the tale, as Payal's main intention to get into the house is to get close to Virat. Payal has been in love with Virat from her Khote days. Also, she will try to bring in a rift between brothers and she plans to split the family", adds Neha.

Well, it looks as though Rani has a real battle in hand now!!
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Garima Ajmani enters Meet Mila De Rabba

Garima Ajmani who was earlier seen in serials like F.I. R., Zaara, Bhabhi and Kismat Ka Khel will now be entering Sony's Meet Mila De Rabba.

She will enter in either the Monday or Tuesday's episode. There is a very interesting track ahead where Garima plays a devout Muslim girl Zara.

She has begun shooting for the show. Her character is named Zara who is a girl across the border in Pakistan who helps Kulwant (Piyush Sahdev) to reach his country.Not much details about the track is revealed, but it will pave way for some interesting happenings in the serial. Both Kulwant and Zara will help each other in the track ahead.

Talking about the role,Garima took this show as she looks forward to playing a Muslim girl.She will be playing a Muslim for the first time and this is one reason why she took the role.

With the entry of this parallel lead, there seems to be some tough times coming for Geet!!
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Jhalak bids adieu to...

The male contestants surely did perform better than the fairer sex this week in Sony's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. After Bhagyashree's exit last week, this week's Elimination Special on Saturday sees yet another shocker of a result as the very adorable magician Ugesh Sarcar gets unlucky this time.

Ugesh and Anand Raj Anand were in the bottom two and had to go through the Face-Off where they perform on their previous act again. While Anand Raj came up with a steady performance, Ugesh who performed marvelously well in the episode, forgot his steps and the entire act got bit weird. This made the judges' decision easier, as the choreographer duo Saroj Khan and Vaibhavi voted for Anand Raj Anand. When it was Juhi's turn, she was heard saying that it was fair enough that Anand Raj Anand stays in the race, now that Ugesh forgot his steps in the face-off.

Ugesh Sarcar performed on the Hrithik number and got into the skin of the character so well in the episode that the judges had then praised him for his body language and the sensational magic cum dance that he exhibited. But it was indeed a sad moment when Ugesh could not reproduce the same magic on stage in the Face-Off.

The very talented magician will surely be missed on the Jhalak stage...

From next week onwards, the journey gets tougher in the Jhalak House as the contestants get to perform on various International dance forms. Unlike the last two weeks, both the male and female contestants will be seen grooving next Friday.
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Friday, March 13, 2009

Tuj Sang to go off air on April 10th

Star Plus' Tuj Sang Preet Lagaayi Sajna of Balaji Telefilms has been facing flak of late due to its low numbers, but if sources are to be believed, there is a high chance of the show going off air in April.

"Recently, Tuj Sang was tossed from its 10 PM prime time slot to the afternoon band, and will be aired from March 16th at the 1 PM slot, replacing Kumkum. But this might only be a temporary phase, as the channel has now taken a final call to end the show", quips our source.

As reported earlier, Tuj Sang had received two prior warnings from the channel to deliver, but nothing worked right for the unit.

Lead actor Pooja Bose accepted that she has heard of the news of the show going off air, but said, "I have not got a confirmation from either the channel or the production house".

However, when we called Keertan Adhyantaya, GM and EVP, Star Plus for a confirmation on the same he said, "The show has been shifted to the afternoon slot, and till now we have not decided anything about the termination of the show".

We messaged Ekta Kapoor asking the same, but she replied with a text message that read, "Tuj Sang is moving to an afternoon slot, but its not ending".

However an actor on terms of anonymity confirmed to us that , "The show will be going off air on April 10th, and this is the news we have got".

It looks as though Ekta Kapoor is going through a very critical phase, as the Queen of Soaps who once had lot many shows in her kitty on Star Plus will now be left with just Kis Desh to deal with if this news comes true..

For now, it looks like viewers will get to see Tuj Sang at the 1 PM slot for the next few weeks.I don't understand yaar what is going on in the channel heads' mind,why cant they make up their mind....
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

NDTV Imagine's Jasuben to bid adieu..

After Radha Ki Betiyaan and Main Teri Parchhain, Jasuben Jayantilal Joshi ki Joint Family produced by Hats Off Productions will be the next show to go off air on NDTV Imagine!!

Confirming this news is our source, "Jasuben will be winding up on 28th of March and the final day of shoot will be March 20th".

"Jasuben which was earlier shifted from a daily to a weekend slot could not pull in better TRP's, so the channel has decided to shut shop", adds our source.

We tried contacting J.D. Majethia of Hats Off for a confirmation but he said, "I cannot comment on it right now".

However, an actor from the Jasuben clan on terms of anonymity confirmed this news and said, "We have been intimated of the show going off air".

We tried messaging Shailja Kejriwal, EVP - Content, NDTV Imagine, but she was unavailable for comments.
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Juhi Parmar on SAB TV

The vivacious bahu of Indian television, Juhi Parmar is all set for her first comedy show on SAB TV. After Kumkum, it seems the actress wants to try her hand on fiction comedy and tickle the funny bones of her fans, especially after the success she got with Comedy Circus.

Confirming this news is Anooj Kapoor, Programming Head, SAB TV, "Yes Juhi will soon be part of our family. She will be seen in a courtroom comedy drama, but that may be after IPL".

As of now, the gorgeous actress who has recently got married is all set for a lavish honeymoon with hubby, Sachin Shroff.

Alongside, SAB TV has also lined up many shows. "We have another show based on hospital comedy. SAB is known for its different and unique concepts and we cater what the audience is looking forward to" he adds.

Jaspal Bhatti and Shekher Suman are the other faces that will be part of the channel. "Yes they will also be seen on SAB soon, but we are yet to decide the format for the show. Things are in the initial stages," he quips.

When asked about comedy reality show,he quips "We are planning that too, but again its too early to talk about it. Things will get clear only after IPL matches end, i.e. in June or July".

So viewers, get ready for some more dhamaal with your favorite celebs as they tickle your funny bones.

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"Bhagya Vidhata" New Show on COLORS

COLORS' new show Sabki Jodi Wahi Banata.. Bhagya Vidhata, produced by Shreya Creations is about marriage on the lines of 'Terror', wherein the marriage takes place with the groom placed at gun point by the girl's family and well-wishers. The show was earlier titled 'Reet'.

This horrifying custom is followed in the North, especially in Bihar wherein arrangements for the marriage happen as usual with all the rituals, starting from Mehendi to Sangeet taking place normally. The only difference is that only few elders in the girl's family will know who the groom is, and who they have to kidnap at gun point before the muhurat. After the marriage is over, the girl's family performs the 'Bidaai' and leave the girl at the boy's place. The muscle men of the girl's family threaten the boy's family to accept the girl into their house; otherwise they would end up killing the boy".

The girls' families in Bihar are forced to conduct such marriages due to the prevailing dowry system wherein the boys demand for huge money, failing which the marriage usually does not take place. Forced by poverty, the girls' family take the path of crime to get their daughters wedded.

Bhagya Vidhata
is the journey of one such girl who is married under these circumstances. The girl will have to go through a miserable life wherein she is not accepted as the Bahu or Wife of the house.

On the cast of the show will include a newcomer by name Richa Soni will play the female lead, while the male lead has not been finalized yet. Atul Srivastava who was earlier seen in Kareena Kareena plays the girl's father and a lesser known actress Meena Nathani plays her mother. Another newcomer Pooja Yadav will play sister to the female lead.

The family of the boy has not been finalized yet as of now. But we will update on that later.
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Shoot to begin for Peter Gaya Kaam Se

The lucky one being cast opposite Rajeev is Lekha Washington. The lucky one being cast opposite Rajeev is Lekha Washington.
Actor Rajeev Khandelwal has been in news since his first flick 'Aamir' that got a critical acclaimation. After that though everyone knew that he has also been roped in for UTV Spotboy next 'Peter Gaya Kaam Se.'

Its known that the film was not getting its lead actress but finally they have got it. The lucky one being cast opposite Rajeev is Lekha Washington. She is the one who shot mainly as a host for IPL last year.

This will be her debut in Hindi cinema and before she has worked in few south films. In the movie she will deliver a role of a sassy NRI who returns back home.

Peter Gaya Kaam Se is directed by Britisher John Owen and the shooting is scheduled to start from 14th March in Goa.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Arjun Bijlani dislocates his shoulder..

Arjun Bijlani who plays Mayank in Star One's Miley Jab Hum Tum has dislocated his shoulder recently while he was shooting a fight scene for the show.

The actor was at the doctor's when we called him yesterday. "I was shooting a fight sequence when all of a sudden my shoulder snapped and came out of the socket. I was in terrible pain and could not even move my hand. But then, the cameraman somehow managed to push it back into the socket and I continued with the shoot. In fact, he had to push it back twice as it came out again after few minutes", quips Arjun.

The actor was so tired after the day's schedule that he could not see a doctor the same day. The next day he had to resume shoot as they were working cut-to-cut. "I packed up from shoot just now and I am waiting at the doctor's place. I have to get an MRI scan done tomorrow. It needs to be seen whether it is a muscle tear or something worse", explains the actor.

Arjun has got a break of three days in which he has to get better. "I will not be shooting for the next three days, and I hope to get better by then. But if there is any complication, I heard I might have to undergo physiotherapy for the next six months", says a worried Arjun.

In Miley Jab Hum Tum, the track is poised at a point wherein Mayank and Nupur (Rati Pandey) are slowly but steadily falling in love..

We hope Arjun is fit and fine soon, so that we can see more of Mayank-Nupur awesome chemistry on screen!!
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Promos of Na Aana Is Desh Laado in trouble?

Few organizations had raised objections on the disturbing promos aired of the new COLORS' show on female infanticide, Na Aana Is Desh Laado.

The new show of COLORS channel, 'Na Aana Is Desh Laado' has just started yesterday and the show is already in controversy with its promo airing on the channel, wherein few organizations have raised questions on it.

As we know, the show focuses on female infanticide. The promo shows shocking scenes of a girl child being immersed in a big bowl of milk, with the hope that the same child would be reborn the next year as a boy. These scenes were really disturbing to the eyes. Hence few organizations had raised their voice against this to the channel.

We called up Shyamashis Bhattacharya of Shakuntalam Telefilms to know the truth, and he says, "There are no such controversies as far as I know. The promos portray the true picture and I know we need to present it in a lighter manner and we are planning for the same".

Will there be such scenes in the show too? "As I said the show talks about female infanticide and the fact is that such practices are still on in some places. There will be such scenes shown in the show, but not so horrifying that it hurts the sentiments of people. One needs to keep a continuity of the show to understand what message we want to pass on to the audience. All I can say is that Laado is a positive show", he adds.

However, as per our khabroo, "The channel did get calls raising questions on their promo, but now things are solved. Above all, as the show has launched there will be new promising promos shown of the show".

For the uninitiated, the other COLORS' show Uttaran too faced problems during its launch, and that was to do with the title of the show, which got cleared just weeks back.

We could not get any official comment on this from the channel though..

Whatever it is, even though the promos were bit disturbing, it seems as though it has caught the eye of the viewers. Now let's wait and see what verdict is passed by audience on the show!!

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Grihasthi is going off air.

The popular show on Star Plus, Grihasthi is coming to an end. The show is getting off air on the 27th of March, 2009.

The creative head of Sphere Origins informs us, “The show is coming to an end on the 27th of this month. I personally went on the sets to break this news to everybody and trust me it was not easy to look into everyone’s eyes and say such a thing. The entire cast and crew was shocked and many had tears in their eyes too”.

We spoke to the artists of this much popular show and they too expressed their grief on the same.

Anand Suryavanshi, a main lead of the show was taken aback with the news, “This came like a shock to me. The mere thought of not being together after spending so much time with each other makes you drained. I will really miss this show and each and every one who is responsible and attached with this show”.

The other cast and crew were also no less when it came to depicting their unhappiness and emotional trauma of the show’s unfortunate end.

Shaleen, the winner of Nach Baliye 4 speaks his heart out to us, “If you tend to spend so many hours on the sets, naturally you bound by a unique force called friendship. We all are friends out here and the Grihasthi sets had become our second home. It was certainly the best time I ever had. I was so emotionally attached to everyone out here. When I was in Nach Baliye, I used to go back and ask people on the sets about my performance and stuffs. Everyone there would give me suggestions and tips and I used to follow it. I think there were innumerous people accountable for me winning Nach Baliye 4”.

Chavvi Mittal, who was a bit earlier informed that the show was going off air, was somewhat prepared but still doesn’t failed to express the amount of fun, frolic and peace this set had given her.

“The set was a family to us. People gave me a lot of suggestions and I always used to listen to them and keep that in mind. It was much of a picnic kind of environment where people were always in a mood of masti and stuffs. We played hard and worked harder. That was the spirit on the sets. All these things were emotionally attached to me. Still I did not cry; as I usually don’t get tears in my eyes. I guess the saying that, “If something ends, something good is waiting for you”, surely goes the way.

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Karan Wahi's new show "Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pari"

Karan Wahi who had first blasted on the TV screen as Ranveer in Star One’s youth cult show Remix is keeping his fingers crossed. For this dude’s long absence from the idiot box will end next week with the launch of Colour’s new show, Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pari. However he is not cent sure of his presence as the contract is yet to be signed “There are still some issues which need to be ironed out.” he says.

This DJ’ s Creative Unit show was first supposed to air on 9x, but because of problems with the latter channel, it was shifted to Colours. Karan says “Everything happens for the good as Colour assures us better ratings. The show is based on the concept of the importance of the girl child. Our theme is quite contemporary in the sense that many people these days want a female child, times are changing”.

Talking about his character, who’s name is yet to be confirmed, Karan says “He is a today’s guy who falls in love with the lead girl called Kusum . How our relationship goes on is the crux of the story. She being a only girl in the family is heavily protected by her relatives. And the best part is that there is big difference in our respective value systems". He goes on, “My character will make an appearance within the next 2/3 weeks. This delay is because the show begins with the Kusum being born. She will soon grow up . Its good that I did not make appearance then as I would have been charged with child molestation”, he jokes .

He further does not have much information about the change of the lead actress. The character of Kusum was first supposed to be essayed by Menka Lalwani, but now is being played by Mugdha Chapekar. “I have no clue as to the reason for this change, kindly ask the producer . Infact I had no idea about it till I went for the promo shoot.I had shot large portions with Menka so all that goes waste".

On his long absence from TV, Karan says, “After Remix, I did not want to do same old stuff and secondly I had considered a couple of films which unfortunately did not see the light of the day. Agreed out of sight is out of mind but even now people still remember me as Ranveer of Remix”

Ask Karan about the SET reality show, Mr and Ms TV he did early last year and his face glows up .” I learned a lot. It gave me a platform to showcase my hidden mimic skills. Only thing I would advice others is that even if they black out on the dance floor, they should not show it for had I not done that, I would have surely won the crown". His jodi along with Jasweer Kaur lost out in the finale to Swapnil and Purbi Joshi.

Although he accepts that many people did not see the show as it had a very short duration(9 days), he still stands by the concept, "it was designed in such a way that you could not show it week by week. The rounds was impromptu, so you had to shoot non stop ".
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Juhi Chawla now dances to Ram's tunes...

In the coming episode, all contestants of Sony's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 will be seen dancing to the tunes of Amitabh Bachchan, SRK and Salman Khan.

And the best part of the episode was when Juhi danced with the tubby man Ram Kapoor on the floor. The man who is a complete riot on sets has much more in store for viewers this week!!

"Ram who claimed to have two left feet when it comes to dancing was a complete surprise as he harmonized his steps with his choreographer", says our khabroo.

He did a SRK to the hilt dressed like Suri of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. "Ram's hard work and dedication was truly admired by the Teen Deviyaan and they were also generous in awarding him some good marks", adds the source.

He even inspired Juhi Chawla to join him on the dance floor. "They together danced on Banke tera jogi … from Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani. At the end of it, Juhi exclaimed, "Punjab Power has lit our lives!", chirps the source. If Juhi's funny one liner brought a laugh on sets, Ram who was quite excited had not yet finished and quipped, "Every time something good happens to me, I wake my wife and daughter from their sleep to share my happiness. Tonight I won't let them sleep ... I danced with Juhi Chawla!!!", concludes our khabroo.

Well, to catch the man in action, tune in to Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 on Friday, March 13th, at 9 PM on Sony Entertainment Television…
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Another mythological show on NDTV Imagine

After the success of Ramayan, Sagar Arts is all set to come up with its new periodic cum mythological drama on NDTV Imagine called Swami Narayan. The show is now in its initial stages.

Moti Sagar confirmed this, saying "We are doing a show called Swami Narayan, but things are in its nascent stages. I can''t divulge any other information".

When asked about the channel he says, "It is for one of the National GEC channels, that is what I can say. For more information you need to wait."

Our khabroo chirps that, "It will be for NDTV Imagine only. The producers had finalized this project long back, but the strike postponed it. The shoot has not yet started and they are now on the verge of finalizing the actors".

"The location will be definitely out of Mumbai, somewhere in Gujrat where the shoot of many other Sagar Arts shows have taken place", concludes the source.

Lord Swaminarayan, the founder of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya, was born on 3 April 1781, in the village of Chhapiya, near Ayodhya, North India. Having mastered the scriptures by the age of 7, he renounced home at 11 to embark upon a 7 year spiritual pilgrimage on foot across the length and breadth of India. Eventually settling in Gujarat, He spent the next 30 years spearheading a socio-spiritual revolution. With a faithful following of 500 Paramhansas, He established the Swaminarayan Sampradaya, introducing social reforms, serving the poor and the needy, challenging superstition, addictions and blind faith.

His work concentrated on promoting personal morality and moulding spiritual characters. In a life span of 49 years, He enriched humanity with six majestic mandirs, revealed the Vedic philosophy of Akshar Purushottam worship, and imparted deep spiritual wisdom in the sacred scripture - Vachanamrut. In His own lifetime, He was worshiped as the supreme God by hundreds of thousands of devotees. And He promised to remain ever present on earth through a succession of spiritual Gurus.
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Star Plus Mahaabharat scrapped?

Star Plus and Bobby Bedi''s Mahaabharat was once the talk of the tele-land, but suddenly everything has gone silent after the television strike took over last year. We wonder what the channel and the Producer are up to.

A source from the production house informs, "The show is scrapped from the channel as lots of money was needed. Alongside there was no slot for the same, hence the decision was taken".

We had already reported that the show might see dawn in April, 2009, but all looks bleak now. "The latest news is that the show has been scrapped. However, Bobby has still not left hopes and was heard telling one of his colleagues that he would never part with the hope of getting the show launched someday", adds our source.

Another insider enlightened us further, "The channel was not happy with the star cast of the show. They demanded for lots of changes. With that, they preferred to shoot in Mumbai at Film City, but the producers did not agree. Bobby wanted to give it a real look, and so he wanted it to be shot in the forests around Delhi. Things went wrong and it resulted in the closure of the project".

The star cast for the grand epic was already finalized. Nirmal Pandey as Bheeshm, Gagan Malik as Krishna, Lillete Dubey''s sister, Lushin Dubey was to portray the role of Kunti. Manoje Biddvai was also roped in to play Karan.

The shoot was taking place in the jungles of Morna, near Delhi.

It seems Bobby believes in the phrase that, ''Where there is a will, there is a way''. Let''s see what future lies in store for his Mahaabharat…
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Yudhister gets kidnapped...

Star Plus Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat has an interesting week coming up with the Holi festival bringing in color, masti, drama and also suspense to the track.

The Rajya Abhishek (coronation) track has been on for a while now, and there has been a tight contest so far between Rudr (Amit Dua) and Yudhister (Kapil Nirmal). However, this track will end soon with the worthy one being coronated.

But there is a major twist coming during the Holi sequence where the buzz is that Yudhister will get kidnapped.This is a big development in the story as when the Rajya Abhishek is to happen, Yudhi is kidnapped amidst all the Holi activities. This leads to too much of tension as Raja Saab gets unwell.

However, the story will unfold further when Choti Rani and Nandini's plans come to the fore.Not much details is divulged as of now, but it is that Yudhister has been caught in the trap set by both Choti Rani and Nandini. Things will be more clear when Choti Rani gets to know the ulterior motive on Nandini.

If sources are to be believed, all will get fine and eventually viewers will be seeing the Coronation of Yudhister very soon!!
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

New entry in Dill Mill Gayye..

Asif Sheikh enters the Star One show as Dr. Armaan's flirtatious dad...

Star One's Dill Mill Gayye is going in for another twist with a new entry. Veteran film and television actor Asif Sheikh who was last seen in SAB TV's Yes Boss has joined Dill Mill Gayye as Dr. Armaan's dad.

"He is in the show to help him in his quest to win over Riddhima. He is the uninvited dad who will make things worse for Armaan as he is the flirtatious Casanova kind of a guy who checks in every woman who comes his way. He is a young and flashy guy and people will get a dose of comedy as he enters Dill Mill Gayye", quips our source.

According to the track, "Asif Sheikh who is a lenient and friendly dad to Dr Armaan comes to know about Riddhima and quizzes Dr Armaan about it. On the other hand Dr Shasank who by now has already approved the relationship wants to meet Asif to know more about Dr Armaan's family, but eventually he will realize that if this is the kind of family he wants his daughter to go, then he should really think twice".

Are you ready for the total mad fun comedy track that will be explored as Asif joins Dill Mill Gayye??
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First elimination in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3..

An exclusive sneak peak on the first elimination on the show…

Sony's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 has just taken off, but the show will see its first elimination today. Well oh well, the result turned out to be a complete shocker as one of the promising contestant, Bhagyashree along with her talented choreographer Toby was ousted today.

Ms. Tantrum queen will be eliminated in today's episode. Shilpa Shukla was there with her in the bottom two.

In the episode, the judges cast their votes to decide the elimination. The bottom two again performed on the same songs. Saroj Khan said that Bhagyashree was better today and my vote goes to her, while Vaibhavi rooted for Shilpa", quips the source.

Now poor Juhi was left in confusion of what to do. "At last she chose Shilpa but got emotional and cried on the eviction of Bhagyashree. The actress took her elimination sportingly and said that 'Shilpa deserved to stay back'".

The short stay of Bhagyashree in the Jhalak house was not that eventful.In the first episode, the actress with her partner Tobby confused the judges as well as janta. The message that the duo tried to give was not so clear and even judges agreed with that.

In the second episode she did fairly well, but could not win the heart of judges as well as the audience. She performed on Sridevi's sensuous number from Mr. India 'I Love you'. Everything was fine but our choreographers cum judges could not find the spark in her dance as well as the chemistry was somewhere missing.

Well, are you all geared up to watch the elimination episode tonight at 9 PM on Sony??

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hiten Tejwani enters Kitni Mohabbat Hai..

Its good news to all Hiten Tejwani fans that he will be soon seen in yet another Balaji serial “Kitni Mohabbat Hai”. After Kyunki he was busy doing cameos with his last cameo being with Gauri Pradhan-Tejwani in KumKum”.

But not much detail about the role is divulged only information is that the role is very important in the context of the story. There is still time for his entry.

The serial is about Aspiring singer Aarohi (Kritika) falls in love with a man, whose ideologies are completely different from hers.

Hiten came into limelight and became heartthrob of many girls with popular show Kutumb where he played the character of an egoistic young guy Pratham Mittal. Latter he also earned a lot of accolades for the matured character of Karan Virani, the actor played in Kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi.

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