Apr 302018
 

The Simpson focuses on a family of five – Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie – and their animated antics in the fictional town of Springfield

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

The Simpsons has become the longest-running scripted show in primetime American television history after airing its record-breaking 636th episode. The episode was aired on Sunday, surpassing a record last set by Gunsmoke, reported Fox News.

Gunsmoke started on radio in 1952 and eventually became a TV series that ran for 635 episodes from 1955 to 1975. The Simpson focuses on a family of five – Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie – and their animated antics in the fictional town of Springfield. In true Simpsons fashion, the show took aim at Gunsmoke — literally — in a gunfight battle between baby Maggie and Dillon at the end of last week’s show. At the end of that episode, Homer told the children that their series was about to pass “Gunsmoke”.

The Simpsons has won 32 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards and a 2016 People’s Choice Award, according to the show’s website. It was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short The Longest Daycare. The show has been in news of late after it raked up a controvsery over stereotyping of Indians in America’s popular culture.

It featured a South Asian character called Apu, who has had to grapple with the troubling stereotype of a convenience store clerk with an exaggerated, fake Indian accent since the show’s existence. The documentary The Problem With Apu touched upon how The Simpsons damaged the South Asian caricature. The makers of the latter show have since addressed the controversy.

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Apr 062018
 

After anchoring Pro-Kabaddi league matches, Aahana Kumra to host a travel-cum-cricket show

Aahana Kumra

Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) actor Aahana Kumra is hosting a travel-cum-cricket show. She will be crisscrossing the country and striking a conversation with Indian Premier League fans during the tourney, which runs from April 7 to May 27. In 2016, Aahana had anchored the Pro-Kabaddi league matches.

Aahana Kumra in an interview with IANS said it is the small screen that keeps her afloat in an expensive city like Mumbai. Listing the pros and cons of working in a web series — a popular platform gaining momentum — and TV, which is an evergreen medium of entertainment, Aahana told IANS: “As an actor, you enjoy the medium, the experience, and it also gives you the opportunities to work with the actors you want to work with. There is no restriction in terms of scripts… It is a very liberating space. But, of course, the longevity is not so much. “It is not like TV. TV really pays your bills, makes sure you have a house in Mumbai. It gives you the kind of sustainability that you need in Mumbai,” she said.

Also read: Aahana Kumra: Web series are liberating, but TV pays bills

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Mar 242018
 

Sources say Race 3 makers have turned down Rs 75 crore offer from channel, want to capitalise on Khan’s addition

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

While Race has been a successful franchise, producer Ramesh Taurani is well-aware that he has got a trump card in Salman Khan who has joined the cast of the third instalment. 

Khan, who is also one of the co-producers of Race 3 that also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol among others, is making the most of the star power that he brings to the action thriller – rumours are rife that the makers are eyeing a whopping Rs 150 crore for the film’s satellite rights.

A source reveals, “Salman Khan‘s last outing Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) had earned around Rs 70 crore from the satellite rights, which was said to be the highest price paid for a Bollywood film. With the actor joining the cast of Race 3, Taurani and he are looking at doubling the figure. After a few talks, the duo has decided that they will offer the airing rights at Rs 150 crore.”

The insider adds that a leading channel has already offered Rs 75 crore, but the producers are in no mood to reduce the price. “Salman has also decided to take a percentage of the film’s profit and the earnings from the satellite rights.” When contacted, Taurani said, “I am not aware [of this] and I would not like to talk about it.”

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Feb 092018
 

You have seen him play the mighty Bheem on TV and kick some ass when he joined the WWE league, Saurav Gurjar is now all set to be seen on the big screen.

Ravannnnn😡😡😡😡

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Always try best ������

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He’s our own Jason Momoa basically. Stellar physique and great talent, he’s got all the positives working for him. 

Saturday special 🥊🥊🥊 BIG PUNCHES NO PAIN 😡 NO GAIN 😡 Never give up 👊�👊�👊� GET UP champ💪�

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He can toss people around like tossing a sack of potatoes.

Part-4 😊😊😊

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Haryana’s state boxing champion made the whole country proud by joining the WWE. Now, Saurav has been signed up by Karan Johar for playing a negative role in ‘Brahmastra’. 

Follow your Dreams And Transform your Life. #WWE #SauravGurjar #Actor #Wrestler #Dream #WinningIt #LivingIt #FeelsGood

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Starting a New Chapter with “BRAHMASTRA” http://bit.ly/2EnLaQh #SauravGurjar #Actor #WWE #Wrestler #Brahmastra #KaranJohar #AyanMukerjee #RanbirKapoor #AliaBhatt #AmitabBachchan #NegativeRole #Blessed

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Friday always very tuff day because of leg’s day😥😥

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You are going to hear and see a lot of this dude over the internet from now one so watch this space for more details. Until then, we personally think Saurav is going to do a fine job.

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Jan 252018
 

Veteran actress-politician Hema Malini enacted an epic scene from the classic film Sholay when she became part of dance reality show Dance India Dance Season 6 as a special guest

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Veteran actress-politician Hema Malini enacted an epic scene from the classic film “Sholay” when she became part of dance reality show “Dance India Dance Season 6” as a special guest. 

Hema Malini joined the team of the Zee TV show with Ram Kamal Mukherjee, author of her biography “Beyond the Dream Girl”, read a statement. On the request of master Mudassar Khan, Hema Malini enacted the ‘tonga’ scene from the film.  She also expressed her delight at being able to re-enact the scene after 40 years. 

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Jan 072018
 

TV actress Achint Kaur has signed a short film, titled Wrong Mistake. which will be shot in Goa this month. The project is about a power couple who decide to gift each other unique gifts on Valentine’s Day.

Achint Kaur
Achint Kaur

TV actress Achint Kaur has signed a short film, titled Wrong Mistake. which will be shot in Goa this month. The project is about a power couple who decide to gift each other unique gifts on Valentine’s Day. It turns out to be a mistake that changes their lives upside down. Produced and directed by Lakshmi Lye, who helmed the critically acclaimed film Appa (2016) on marital rape is helming the short.

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Oct 232017
 

With Shah Rukh Khan tied up with the shoot of Aanand L Rai’s film, word is his TV show, TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, has been postponed indefinitely. It was slated to roll post Diwali, but looks like it won’t happen anytime soon, not even in early 2018. King Khan shot for the show for a few days in August.

Kapil Dev and Shah Rukh Khan
Kapil Dev and Shah Rukh Khan

It is said that the makers are keen on Kapil Dev as one of the speakers. But the question is when will SRK find time for the next stint of shoot? The show has celebrities from different fields motivating the audience with their life-changing stories.

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Oct 212017
 

Indraneil Sengupta has been logging airmiles flying from Mumbai to Kolkata. The actor is balancing his Bengali film commitments with his TV show, Nimki Mukhiya.

He is keen to do Bengali movies as they keep him close to his culture. At the same time, he wants to keep one foot in Bollywood and on the small screen. That is when he is not playing football as part of a celebrity league. The actor is keen to balance it all.

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Oct 192017
 

The cast of Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s (Swastik Productions) Shankar Jai Kishen talk about their plans for Diwali and the cracker they resemble the most.

Chitrashi Rawat
Chitrashi Rawat

Chitrashi Rawat: I have already started attending many Diwali parties. On the day of Diwali, I will stay at home. I have not gone to my home town this year, because of the shooting schedules. This Diwali, I will be at home, cleaning my house, decorating it with lights and rangolis, as I do every year.

Himmanshoo Malhotra: I will celebrate Diwali at home with my wife. We will light diyas, decorate the house with Rangolis and lamps, get dressed and maybe call up some friends. I think I resemble the fountain, as I am full of positivity and like to make people happy.

Hemant Pandey: I am going to celebrate Diwali with my family this year. The cracker that I resemble the most is Phuljhadi because it is bright and lively.

Sumeet Samnani: I celebrate Diwali with family every year. Diwali is one of the grandest festivals for Hindus. So I take off from work for at least 3-4 days and spend that time with my loved ones. I resemble a fountain because I feel that I give out positive vibes when I meet people. I try to do good things for others. I think I also resemble a rocket because I always aim high.

Falaq Naaz: I will visit my friends and my brother. My family and my friends think that I am like the fountain. Because when it bursts, everyone looks at it in awe. But personally, I think I am a rocket because when I get angry, I burst and people watch me in silence.

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Oct 182017
 

Diwali can only mean one thing – lots and lots of parties, and Bollywood has gone completely all out when it comes to that. Kickstarting the festival season, Ekta Kapoor threw a lavish Diwali party on Tuesday night which had all the biggest names in Bollywood and TV in attendance.

Everyone went all desi for this one, obviously, decked in full Indian attire, because as the saying goes ‘you should look like a pataka on Diwali, instead of bursting them’.

Alright, let’s dive right into all the pictures and get sad about the fact that we’ll never attend a party like this.

The Whole Bollywood Attended Ekta Kapoor's Diwali Party © Balaji Telefilms

Shutting down all the breakup rumours, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt arrived together.

The Whole Bollywood Attended Ekta Kapoor's Diwali Party © Instagram

Pyaar kiya toh darna kya!!!! ���😭 Slap to haters and babies spotteddddddd. Diwali rocks now in every sense. . . . . #sidlia #shipper #aliabhatt #sidharthmalhotrafanclub #alianators #love #couplegoals #marriagematerial #gorgeous #diwali2017 #diwalibash #ektakapoor #parties #traditional #gorgeous #followforfollow #instagood #like4like

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Karan Johar was clearly very excited to be twinning with Sonam Kapoor, or was it planned?

Twinning!!!! @abujanisandeepkhosla @sonamkapoor

A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Oct 17, 2017 at 4:27pm PDT

The team of ‘Veere Di Wedding’ had the perfect opportunity to flaunt their wedding outfits.

#TeamVeere lighting it up at producer & bosslady @ektaravikapoor ‘s #Diwali bash 💃ðŸ?½ðŸ’ƒðŸ?½ðŸ’ƒðŸ?½ missed you #kareenakapoorkhan #veerediwedding @vdwthefilm @rheakapoor @sonamkapoor @shikhatalsania @ghoshshashanka @ruchikaakapoor #HappyDiwali all! â?¤ï¸? Apologies @chandiniw @saracapela i’m getting you better pictures 🙈🙈🙈

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And obviously, Ekta Kapoor went on an Instagram spree sharing lots of pictures from the party, with everyone from Jaya Bachchan to Sushant Singh Rajput.

Diwali nights

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Diwali nights

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A v beautiful @kritisanon with all our tv beauties #diwalihai

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When u see a pic n smile! #SnM

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Pavitra rishta tere mere man ka ������������

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With my partners !!! Akaash n manoj ji! #jioandbalaji #newbeginings

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Sistaah to my left sistaaah to my right together we grow and. Together we fight( mindset not each other) veere pic of solidarity ���������� #veerediwedding

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Well, that seems like quite a lit Diwali party! Doesn’t it?

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