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Anshuman Jha: No difference between cinema, television today

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Anshuman JhaHaving been a part of the entertainment industry for eight years, Anshuman Jha who started his career in films with Dibakar Bannerjee's Love Sex Aur Dhokha and went on to well-received roles in Chauranga and Yeh Hai Bakrapur, is stepping into the web series world. He is ready to do television shows too as he feels the medium is no bar. "Babbar Ka Tabbar" - a new web series - is part of the original content bouquet offered by new digital platform Zee5, from the ZEEL stable. Set in Delhi, the show will have 24 episodes."The show is set in east Delhi where a tenant called Jamiya, that's my character, has taken over the Babbar family's Parchatti (terrace room). And how they let him be because he solves their day to day problems in his own quirky way," he said. So why did Anushuman wait this long to work on the medium? "I'd say there is no difference between cinema and television in today's times.…

Nimrat Kaur: Politics should be kept away from Indian Army

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Nimrat KaurThe Test Case actress Nimrat Kaur's father was killed by Muslim militants, but she says her mother kept them away from an anti-Islamic environment and brought her up to have a liberal mind. She also said there should be no political interference in the Indian Army. Nimrat plays the role of a combat soldier in the web series The Test Case.On last week's terror attack in Jammu where militants stormed an army camp, Nimrat said, "I think politics should be in its area and should not enter into the Indian Army, just the way the Indian Army does not enter politics. See, in our country, it is very easy to grow up in an anti-Islamic environment, especially for people like us. Because my father's life was taken by militants who were Muslims, there were many occurrences where people said 'Muslims are like that, violence exists in their religion, they kill people' and all other hate thoughts. But my mother always shut them …

Suhasi Dhami: Let societal taboos not triumph over your desires

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Suhasi DhamiActress Suhasi Dhami, who essays a widow with a 15-year-old daughter in the ongoing TV show Aap Ke Aa Jaane Se, says people must not let society's pressure hinder their personal relationships. "Age must not be considered a hindrance when it comes to love and the so-called societal taboos must not triumph over one's true desires," Suhasi told the media.In the show, her character develops a liking for a man 18 years her junior. But their bond is not taken well by their parents and neighbours.Suhasi was in the capital to promote the Zee TV show.She was asked about the show's relevance given the Supreme Court's recent tough stand that nobody has the right to interfere if two adults get married.Suhasi said: "Yes, the Supreme Court says so, but then we all know that when and if our parents go against a relationship, then how many times will we rebel?"Several times such cases do not even reach the court. The…

What's brewing between Diya and Ratan?

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Diya (Tejaswi Prakash) and Ratan's (Rohit Suchanti)Love is a testimony of purity and age is just a number when it comes to relationships. Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya has brought to the audience a unique concept of a couple with a 9 year age gap in a relationship. Soon, Diya (Tejaswi Prakash) and Ratan's (Rohit Suchanti) fans, fondly called DiRa, will get to witness the most awaited sequence they have been looking forward to.In the ongoing track, Ratan's family planned and tricked Diya and Ratan to go on a Honeymoon, Ratan will organize a surprise date for Diya leaving aside all the confusion and misunderstanding that have piled up between them. But, will this surprise really bring a difference in their relationship? Will the viewers witness a new love story on the television screens? Has Ratan realized his love for Diya?The two have always been at loggerheads due to circumstances and never seem to come to a common ground to sort the proble…

Aditi Rathore in new avatar in Naamkarann

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Aditi RathoreAditi Rathore's character Avni has been shown dead in Naamkarann, but she is not walking out of the show. She says new characters, including hers, and stories will make the show even more interesting. "Avni has completely finished herself. Her story in the past is over. She has stopped fighting back and has accepted things as they are. She is no longer aggressive. She tries to be happy but she is upset and misses her family but she doesn't want trouble for her family," Aditi told IANS from the set of the Star Plus show in Mumbai.Revealing the reason behind her character getting killed off, the actress said: "Whosoever was in Avni's life is dead. She feels that Ayesha ma and Neela ma sacrificed their lives for her. Avni doesn't want something happening to her husband Neil. She doesn't want people like Vidyut to hurt her family again, so she chose to walk away from their lives."Actresses Neena Gupt…

Traditional Aravan Puja brought to life in Shakti - Astitva ke Ehsaas Ki

via television http://ift.tt/2C3yhdo Fighting societal norms and hoping to give kinnars a life of dignity, Colors' show 'Shakti… Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki' has been reigning high with its engaging narrative. Featuring Rubina Dilaik and Vivian Dsena who play the protaganists - Saumya and Harman, the show is now exploring a new track that threatens the foundation of their very relationship.Testing the depth of their love is Saumya's decision of participating in the Aravan Puja. Having accepted Saumya the way she is, Harman is against this puja that highlights old traditions of the Kinnar community. For this immensely critical sequence, 70 real kinnars have been roped in to maintain authenticity and portray the scene aesthetically. Moreover, the makers of the show have even selected a beautiful outfit for the very glamorous Rubina. She will be seen draping a rich, red Banarasi saree - inspired by the one worn by Anushka Sharma for her own wedding.Rubina Dilaik, who portrays th…

Zareen Khan: Want to know if my biggest trolls have the courage to face

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Zareen KhanZareen Khan says she is glad that her mother is not on social media as she will get disturbed with the way she (Zareen) gets trolled. "Trolls don't realise that whatever they write not only affects us but also affects our family and friends. I am very thankful for the fact that my mother is not on social media because such bad and abusive comments would definitely disturb her," Zareen said in a statement.Zareen has been a victim of trolls on social media platforms. She approached MTV to be a part of their new show "MTV Troll Police" after watching an episode with actress Taapsee Pannu. "I have seen Taapsee's 'MTV Troll Police' episode. I feel this is a great initiative and a great thing that MTV has come up with to help people who are targeted without any reason. There is a certain section of people in our society who hide behind the anonymity of Internet and troll people like me," said Zaree…

When Rani Mukerji met Aditya Chopra for the first time

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Rani Mukerji and Aditya ChopraWith Valentine's Day feels still in the air, we have another 'awww' story for you. Did you know that Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji who had many speculations about their relationship had first met professionally during the casting of the film Mujhse Dosti Karoge? Back in the day, while the Yash Raj Productions film was finding its actors, Aditya Chopra was quite interested in casting Rani Mukerji for the role.However, while Aditya faced pressure from many people to not cast Rani Mukherjee as they thought she wasn't good enough to play the part, he still went ahead & cast her because he thought she had the caliber and had faith in her talent. From that decision to then having one thing lead to another, they finally got married and have a gorgeous daughter, Adira. On the show BFFs With Vogue on Colors Infinity, speaking on this, Rani Mukerji mentioned, "After having faced failure for a couple of …

Jolly LLB franchise maker Subhash Kapoor to direct Nanavati case based web show

via television http://ift.tt/2Ev6qAi Jolly LLB franchise filmmaker Subhash Kapoor is directing a web show based on the 1959 Nanavati case, which will be produced by Ekta Kapoor. It is in pre-production and the cast is yet to be finalised. Akshay Kumar's 2016 film, Rustom, was also based on the sensational case involving naval commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, who was tried for the murder of Prem Ahuja, his wife's lover.Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here.Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Gurdas Maan and Diljit Dosanjh to reunite on Rising Star season 2

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Gurdas MaanColors' Live singing reality show - Rising Star season 2 has become the no. 1 non-fiction show and has been winning accolades from viewers for taking them on a heartfelt musical journey. Keeping the excitement going for the spectators, one of the most renowned singers in the Punjabi Music industry, the legendary singer and actor Gurdas Maan, will be seen gracing the weekend episode of Rising Star 2.Confirming the same, Gurdas Maan says, "I have been following this season of Rising Star and I must say the talent is outstanding. The LIVE format is an intriguing concept in today's time and it's amazing to see how the talent lift the wall of destiny with their fabulous voice. I am looking forward to witnessing their talent Live and sharing the panel with my Punjabi brother - expert Diljit - along with the supremely talented Shankar Mahadevan and Monali Thakur."Gurdas Maan further adds, "Along with entertaining the …

Baahubali: The Lost Legends second season to launch on Friday

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BaahubaliAnimated series "Baahubali: The Lost Legends", revived for a second season, will be launched on Friday, announced officials of the online streaming app Amazon Prime Video. The series is based on the blockbuster "Baahubali" film franchise, created by Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks.All the 13 episodes of the series will be available for streaming on Friday, read a statement. "There are back stories for each character in 'Baahubali', some really powerful scenes which needed to be told and explored through different mediums. I have always enjoyed animation, and I'm glad we are able to visualise these stories through this medium," said S.S. Rajamouli, the director of the "Baahubali" films."When we look at Baahubali and Bhallaladeva, what we see in the film is just a small fragment of their lives. In the bigger picture, there is so much more to know about them. The same applies to other…

Jitin Gulati's hair woes

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Jitin GulatiBanker turned actor Jitin Gulati (Tailap) is seen playing Mrinal's (Sonarika Bhadoria's) brother on Sony's show Prithvi Vallabh. He brings complete charm and ease in his character and feels blessed to be a part of the show. While actors have to go through a lot of look trails to get the costume right, Jitin Gulati had to go through the same.His costume passed the test but it's his hair look that had to go through 8 to 10 look tests. The actor poses 2 looks, one with a bun and another in open hair in order to support the mukut (crown) and ensure it doesn't come off during scenes. When asked Jitin, he says, "To get my hair look correct, the look tests were necessary. It was important to get it in right proportions."In another incident, the actor who was doing a serious scene required him to faint. This turned out to be a funny incident as his wig came off and he didn't understand why everyone was laughing…

Smriti Kalra spread Valentine's Day cheer among traffic cops

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Smriti KalraSmriti Kalra decided to spread Valentine's Day cheer among traffic cops yesterday. A better plan than chanting 'Pyaar ek dhoka hai', what say?Smriti Kalra's latest offering 'Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara' has piqued the attention. The 30-year-old actress recently joined Instagram following a huge fan following post the show. Sanjay Kapoor, her co-star, created an account for the actor. She said, "Sanjay always showed me the messages his fans would send for us. I was overwhelmed. One day, he simply took my phone and created my account. I am technically challenged, so he's helping me understand it."Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here.Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Rishina Kandhari shares bold bikini photos on Valentine's Day

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Rishina KandhariWhile celebrities usually post lovey-dovey photos on social media on Valentine's Day, TV actress Rishina Kandhari did something unusual. Rishina, who is seen in 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897, Yeh Un Dino Ki Baat Hai and Tu Suraj Mai Saanjh, posted her sexy pictures donning a 2 piece bikini on the social networking site. However, the actress deleted those photographs within few minutes. 
Rishina KandhariWhen contacted, a source close to the actress revealed, "Rishina is keeping her bold avatar under wraps for now until she can speak about her upcoming project."Did the makers of the project she has been part of asked the actress to take the pictures down from her social media account? Well, this could only be the reason why she deleted her photos! 

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After 24 years, Shrimaan Shrimati to return to TV with new star cast

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Poster of the original 'Shrimaan Shrimati' show. Picture Courtesy: YouTube.90s most popular sitcom – 'Shrimaan Shrimati' - is all set to return to the small screens after 24 years. The show will have an altogether new star cast but will retain the same director. The show will be titled as 'Shrimaan Shrimati Phir Se', reports Mumbai Mirror.The original show, which was first aired on Doordarshan was directed by Rajan Waghdhare, written by Ashok Patole and produced by Adhikari brothers- Gautam Adhikari and Markand Adhikari. The premise of the show was about two husbands, who were attracted by the respective neighbour's wives. The show featured late actress Reema Lagoo, late actor Jatin Kanakia, Rakesh Bedi and Archana Puran Singh.Talking about the new star cast, the publication reports that Barkha Bisht will feature as Prema aka Doll, Suresh Menon as Dilruba Jarnail Singh Khurana, Samir Shah as Keshav Kulkarni/Keku and Such…

Divyajyotee Sharma suffered from depression

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Divyajyotee SharmaActress Divyajyotee Sharma says she battled with depression for five years. On her life before joining the entertainment industry, Divyajyotee said in a statement: "I always wanted to be an actress. I used to do theatre in Delhi but family responsibilities had put a pause to my career. It is only after my divorce, due to unfortunate reasons, that I decided to come to Mumbai and test my luck."I didn't know where to take my life after the divorce, and becoming an actor was the only hope for me. In 1998, I came to the city of dreams and bought my own house, and only then I informed my parents that I have shifted." However, standing on her own feet wasn't an easy task. "I couldn't gather courage to move forward after my divorce. Despite my brave attempt to move to a strange city, I was in depression for five long years," she said.Then she was asked by her mother to join Kishore Namit's acting i…

Sapan Verma to host a speed dating event for animal lovers

via television http://ift.tt/2F3xis6 Comedian Sapan Verma will host Romedy Now's #FurrentinesDate, a 'speed dating' initiative created for animal lovers on Valentine's Day, here later on Wednesday.

#FurrentinesDate is a property that will see furry ones play cupid by bringing together animal lovers to celebrate their love for pets and abandoned strays and help them find love in the process. 

"I love cats and dogs, and the event is happening at Cat Café Studio. I keep going there," Sapan told IANS.

And so, when he was asked to spend Valentine's Day with a bunch of cats, he took it up.

The event will see 30 Romedy Now fans (15 girls and 15 boys), with a common love for animals.

"And there will be lots of cats around. You have a conversation starter. If you are a pet lover, that is the first thing that will help to get along," he said. 

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The Sai Baba show will talk about combating drug abuse

via television http://ift.tt/2EqWmIv In today's fast paced world, people are busy with their everyday lives and commute. Youngsters seldom get time to relax and turn to other means such as alcohol and drugs to reduce their stress. The social evil of drug addiction is on the rise and curbing this menace is a necessity of today's times. Abeer Soofi who essays the role of Sai Baba in Sony Entertainment Television's show Mere Sai has practiced law before becoming an actor. He was deeply affected after witnessing drug addiction cases. Coincidentally, the current track on the show depicts the village of Shirdi encountering a drug menace. Sai Baba had rescued villagers from the clutches of drug addiction.When contacted Abeer said, "I was a criminal lawyer before becoming an actor and practiced law for a brief period. During my stint I came across people turning to crime to satisfy their cravings for drugs. It was heart wrenching to see people commit theft to buy drugs and I …

Kapil Sharma reveals the name of his new comedy show, asks for blessings

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First look of Kapil Sharma's show. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/kapilsharma.Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma revealed the first look of his new comedy show on Wednesday. The 'Firangi' actor took to his Instagram account to unveil the name of the show, which is- 'Family Time with Kapil Sharma'. Well, after professionaly lying low for the last few months, the comedian wants to re-position his brand. From his first show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' to 'The Kapil Sharma Show' and now 'Family Time With Kapil Sharma', he has his name in the title. He titled the post as, "need ur best wishes :) coming soon (sic)."A few days ago, Kapil Sharma also released the promo of the show, which promised fun and entertainment to the viewers. It showed Kapil taking an auto to Sony Entertainment Television and the auto-driver denies saying that he is yet to pay his previous balance. Later, it shows how Kapil takes a dig on …

Choreographer Sanam Johar to make acting debut with fiancee Abigail Pande

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Sanam Chopra with partner Abigail Pande. Picture courtesy/Sanam Chopra Instagram accountChoreographer Sanam Johar is set to make his acting debut with his fiancee and dance partner Abigail Pande. They will feature in the upcoming episode of "MTV Love On The Run". Abigail will portray the role of a dance enthusiast from an affluent family who falls in love with her dance teacher Sanam."It's Sanam's first stint with acting and I am glad that it's with me for ' MTV Love on the Run'. It's all the more special because we will be for the first time seen together in a fiction show in the Valentine's Week," Abigail said in a statement."It's a very beautiful episode. We have addressed the issue like - are money and love interlinked? We feel that money is important, but love should always be priority," she added. The episode will air on MTV on Friday.Catch up on all the latest entertainment news a…