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

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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 ������������

A post shared by Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) on Oct 18, 2017 at 4:49am PDT

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

A post shared by Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) on Oct 18, 2017 at 12:22am PDT

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

A post shared by Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) on Oct 18, 2017 at 1:27am PDT

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

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Oct 162017

Ajay Devgn’s film ‘Golmaal Again’ is releasing soon. Ajay says since his kids love watching the ‘Golmaal’ film series Rohit Shetty and his entire team always ensure that there are no scenes or dialogues with double meanings so that children can enjoy watching the films.

Ajay Devgn has revealed that his son Yug loves the ‘Golmaal’ films. Yug couldn’t watch the first ‘Golmaal’ film when it was made but now watches the films whenever they are on television.

Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn feels that a film from the ‘Golmaal’ series is always on an any TV channel everyday. Ajay’s son Yug always watches these films with great interest whenever aired on TV. So, Ajay is of the opinion that all children enjoy watching the ‘Golmaal’ films.

Also read – Aamir Khan: Ajay Devgn is a great guy

Ajay Devgn says son Yug is eagerly awaiting ‘Golmaal Again’ and so is he since he is interested to know his reaction.

Ajay Devgn says his children love watching comedy films as opposed to tear-jerkers. He believes children get good entertainment from such films.

Also read – Ajay Devgn: Comedy not a male-dominated space

But, Ajay also added that he doesn’t believe in films that have senseless comedy and steers clear from the genre himself. The actor-filmmaker believes that audience is smarter now and expects logic in a story.

Upon being asked on why is it that the ‘gang of boys’ of the ‘Golmaal’ cast remain constant but the actresses keep changing in each film, Ajay said that it is to have a fresh aspect in each sequel. Ajay Devgn went on to call co-star Tabu as the naughtiest and said he enjoyed working with Parineeti Chopra since day one.

Also read: Ajay Devgn promotes ‘Golmaal Again’ despite a severe backache

Rohit Shetty’s directorial ‘Golmaal Again’ will hit theatres on 20th October.

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Oct 162017

Arshad Warsi has put to words a notion that has, until now, only circulated in the media circuit through hushed whispers. “The [Bigg Boss] show is down market,” he says, alluding to the Salman Khan-hosted reality series that is now in its 11th season. The poor quality of the programme, which sees celebrities reside in a specially-constructed house for approximately 90 days, has been topic of discussion over the past few years.

“People on the show, I hear, are tacky,” says Warsi, who hosted the first season in 2006. “I haven’t seen this season, but I’ve heard about it. The channel is attempting to boost the ratings by showcasing the things that sell. And thus, morality is taking a backseat,” he says, alluding to the recent crop of participants, who, inarguably, turn to violence and misbehaviour to garner attention. Warsi calls the makers of the controversial show “businessmen”, who are not attempting to make the world better with their offering. Joining the likes of several actors and producers in blaming the audience for the worsening quality of content on TV, Warsi says, “People enjoy watching crass, and the channel is merely serving it. The content showcased on Indian television is regressive. The day people change, their taste [in content], the narrative of the shows will also change. If the world wants to see sensible people in the house, the channel will oblige. The audience wants to see dramatic people, those who fight, hit and abuse.” The suggestion, however, may seem debatable, given that the downfall of the show came to fore last week, when it failed to procure a spot on BARC’s top five TV shows, which saw Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati ace the list.

An adaptation of the British sitcom, Big Brother, the Indian version, Warsi says, was not created with the intention of merely drawing attention. “The concept back then was to understand the psyche of people and notice the developments that occur when they are made to reside in a house, isolated from the world. No one wanted to cause any trouble. There was no nudity or violence demanded in the clause.”

Given that the drama unfolded only towards the latter half of the series, the makers decided to rearrange the format, Warsi suggests. “When you meet new individuals, you can be cordial for a week. Then, you discover their traits. When good behaviour wears out, the dynamics change. It takes time for people to reach that stage. But, now the channel wants immediate TRP success, so they are consciously sending nutcases into the house.”

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Oct 102017

deepikaBraveheart diva Deepika Padukone came out in the open and publicly discussed her battle with depression last year on a TV channel. While the actress is at the peak of her career with back-to-back hits in her kitty, DP recently spoke at India Economic Summit and addressed her fear of depression relapse. Terming her past struggle as “such a bad experience”, the Padmavati actress always carries a fear of relapse.

The 31-year-old actor was interacting on the stigma surrounding mental illness at India Economic Summit. “I don’t think I can say that I’m completely over it (depression). There is always a fear at the back of my mind that I might have a relapse because it has been such a bad experience for me,” Padukone said. When quizzed if her mental condition cost her movie roles, Dippy opened up saying,”Maybe there are people who haven’t offered me films because they think I was depressed and I can’t act. Maybe, I don’t know. I’m in a good space because I can choose the movies that I want to act in, but I don’t think everyone has that luxury of where they want to work or when they want to work,” she said.

She started the ‘The Live Love Laugh Foundation’ to help those like her to cope up with depression. As she gears up for the release of her upcoming period-drama, a report by Cosmopolitan suggests Deepika sought medical assistance while the shooting the climax scene of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. Rumor has it that the 31-year-old was extremely disturbed by the self-immolation scene (Jauhar). The suicide scene transported her back to the time when the actor was herself battling depression. Well, it isn’t just Dippy but her rumored beau Ranveer Singh too got seemed to have taken his portrayal of the merciless Khilji way too seriously. So much so that he was advised by his friends to visit a psychiatrist. However, both the stars completed their shoot with an unsettling impact on their minds. If these reports are anything to by, one can only imagine the level of brilliance the Ram Leela stars have put in to step into the shoes of their characters.

Stressing on the importance of inculcation of mental health in school curriculum, Deepika said, “A large part of the stigma comes from the fact that we (just) talk about physical education in schools. I had physical education in my school, but we didn’t have anything to talk about mental health. It’s not a part of the curriculum. If we included that in the curriculum and introduced the idea or the importance of mental health at school level, there will be no stigma.”

Unlike others, Dippy didn’t shy away from owning her issues. Elaborating on her decision to go public with her depression battle, she said, “I didn’t think about the repercussions. The idea really was to change the way people in India and the world see mental illness”.

On the work front, Deepika Padukone will be next seen in SLB’s Padmavati alongside Ranveer and Shahid Kapoor. The trailer of the magnum opus was released some time back and while Deepika, Shahid put on a great show, it is baddie Ranveer to watch out for!

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Oct 062017

King Khan is all set to make a comeback on small screen with Ted Talks India. People are already waiting for one of the most popular shows.

This is the first time that Ted Talks will actually be launched on TV, and Shah Rukh Khan will be seen hosting the show, making us all more excited about the show.

#shahrukhkhan #kingkhan #tedtalk #confrence #shahrukhkhan #kingkhan @iamsrk

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During the launch of Ted Talks India, Shah Rukh Khan was asked about competition with Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar who are quite successful on TV as well. To which he simply said he isn’t competing with anyone.

And it was amidst all of this when a journalist addressed him as ‘Salman’ and not just once but a couple of times. However, she immediately corrected her mistake and apologised for the goof-up. But SRK being the king of wit had a hilarious response leaving everyone in splits.

#iamsrk at the #launch of #starplus #ted in #mumbai #shahrukhkhan #actor #star #bolllywood #starplus #tedtalk #mumbai #india

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SRK asked her “What’s your name?”

To which the journalist replied “Lipika.”

And right there came Badshah’s reply, “Don’t worry Deepika it’s alright. Oh, I am so sorry, Lipika.”

Well, what happened next? The whole crowd broke into laughter enjoying the moment.

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Oct 032017

Most people of our generation have given up watching TV and it’s not even surprising anymore. We have Netflix when we chill in bed, we stream everything on our laptops, we save movies to our iPads for that long cab drive and basically screens have replaced the good old binge watching TV on the couch, with a wonderful plate of fries while our parents sat with us watching ‘Malgudi Days’. Save heart, for our favourite dramas from the 90s are all set to make a comeback in our lives.

I don’t mean to say that they are being remade, but what I mean is that they will be available for our viewing real soon. Remember those days of watching DD and witnessing some great storylines with no scheming ‘saas bahu’ drama or no ‘Crime Patrol’ being shoved into our eyes. I am talking about shows like ‘Circus’, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ and even ‘Fauji’ which catapulted Shah Rukh to fame.

Dd Channel Series Will Now Be Available Online© Doordarshan

“Some material from the archives has been put on our official website for sale. The next step is to be able to syndicate some of the popular content and make them available through on-demand platforms like Hotstar, Netflix and Amazon Prime. We have set up a separate social media team that has been asked to individually reply to those writing to us on Facebook or Twitter. Live updates of events, matches or shows are now being done that has made a lot of difference”, said Shashi Shekhar Vempadi, CEO of Prasar Bharti.  We want to watch things at our convenience and having nostalgia available on Netflix or Hotstar would guarantee a visual treat. DD is currently going through a major revamp and is redesigning all social media strategies. After all, old is gold right?

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Oct 012017

In a career spanning over 4 decades, Tom Alter worked in as many as 56 films. One of the finest actors Hindi cinema ever saw, Tom Alter was excellence redefined. With his demise at the age of 67, Indian cinema has lost a precious gem. As people poured tributes over social media mourning the passing of the legend, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar remember the time he first met Tom Alter. He posted his first interview ever taken and it was by none other than Tom Alter.

Through my first ever TV interview, met a true sports lover and a good human being. You will live in our hearts forever. RIP #TomAlter pic.twitter.com/BJ0fjqaSzM

— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 30, 2017

Dated 19th January 1989, a time when many of us weren’t even born, the interview was taken when Tendulkar was merely 16 years old and was his first ever television interview.

Tom Alter loved sports. He played cricket for a Bollywood team called ‘Match Cut Club’ and co-wrote a book on India’s World Cup triumphs with Ayaz Memon. Not many know this, but Tom Alter worked as a school teacher in Haryana and even became a cricket coach for his students there.

Sachin Tendulkar's Heart-Warming Tribute To Tom Alter Will Bring In A Rush Of Nostalgia & Memories © Facebook/GujBook

He was a man of many talents. Besides being an actor par excellence, he was also a columnist, a director, writer and TV host. A fluent speaker of Hindi and English, he was well-versed with Urdu as well. He was known to recite Urdu poetry and his portrayal of Mirza Ghalib in the play ‘Ghalib’ by Pierrot’s Troups is one of the most memorable acts he has performed.

RIP, sir. 

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