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  • Now Sunil Grover to play Kapil Sharma's father-in-law in 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' 3 hours 21 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Comedian Sunil Grover, whose popularity went several notches higher when he essayed the drag act of Guthhi on 'Comedy Nights with Kapil', is now back on the show. This time, Sunil will be seen as a stubborn and obnoxious father-in-law to the show's lead Kapil Sharma. Sunil left the hugely...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you guess the literary works these popular TV shows are based on? Yesterday

    This is a good time to test your literary accomplishments. While these works of literature are popular and timeless, the characters in these television adaptations are familiar and vibrant....
  • Actor-politician Chiranjeevi to feature in the Telugu version of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi will soon be seen in the hot seat of Telugu version of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' titled 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu', hosted by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna. The show featuring megastar Chiranjeevi will be aired Aug 3. "Nagarjuna recently recorded the show featuring Chiranjeevi. It has come out extremely well and...
  • After hosting 'Jhalak..' Manish Paul to now host an infotainment show 3 days ago

    Mumbai: After hosting dance and reality shows, Manish Paul will be seen as the host of infotainment show 'Science of Stupid' and says he used to stay away from maths and commerce during his school days. "I was in humanities as I always wanted to stay away from maths and commerce....
  • Shweta Tiwari refers to her first negative role in 'Baal Veer' as 'challenging' 4 days ago

    Mumbai: After playing a perfect homemaker, actress Shweta Tiwari is looking forward to her first grey character in the TV show "Baal Veer". As Mahabhasma Pari she will be seen using her evil powers to destroy Parilok, where all the fairies reside. She is "excited" about her part and said: "This...
  • Mona Vasu inspired by Big B's energy and workaholic nature 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Popular TV actress Mona Vasu, who returns to the small screen with megastar Amitabh Bachchan starrer show 'Yudh', is amazed by the energy and workaholic nature of the actor at this age. Mona said she accepted 'Yudh' for three reasons- opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan, creative director Anurag...
  • 'F.I.R.' in new avatar - with live audience 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Comic TV series F.I.R will be seen in a new avatar with its talented bunch of actors now performing on-stage with a live audience, which will be involved in the act too. The show's stage avatar promises to enthrall audiences with some thrilling action-packed performances and dynamic stunts, raising the...
  • Divyanka Tripathi's personal items damaged on show set 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Rain damaged Divyanka Tripathi's personal belongings, including her laptop and clothes for the shoot, on the set of "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein". But the professional actress did not cancel the shoot. In the TV show, aired on Star Plus, Divyanka plays the role of Ishita Raman Bhalla. Recalling the incident, the 29-year-old...
  • Real life couple Aamir Ali, Sanjeeda Sheikh to work together in 'Ek Hasina Thi' 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Real life couple Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh will be romancing on-screen as the former will be seen in a cameo in upcoming episodes of TV show "Ek Hasina Thi". Sanjeeda plays the lead character of Durga in the thriller show, aired on Star Plus. "Aamir will start shooting soon. He...
  • CNN-IBN the most viewed English news channel all through Budget week July 17, 2014

    CNN-IBN was the most viewed English news channel all through the week of Railway Budget and Union Budget. The Narendra Modi government presented its first Railway Budget and Union Budget on July 8 and July 10 respectively. ...
  • Television got me a break in Bollywood, says Karan Kundra July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: It has taken Karan Kundra three years to come back to the fiction genre on the small screen after gaining prominence with "Kitani Mohabbat Hai". The actor is wary of the hectic lifestyle of a "daily soap" artist, but he says he will never leave the world of...
  • Episode two of 'Yudh' picks up pace but a jumbled screenplay overpowers good performances July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The second episode of 'Yudh' starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role gave a little more insight into the world of businessman Yudhisthir Sikarwar's life. While pilot saw Yudh- as Sikarwar is fondly called by friends and family- being tipped by an unknown man about how the general hospital...
  • No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show' July 16, 2014

    New York: Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become "a cottage industry." Stewart introduced Clinton by saying, "She's here solely for one reason: to publicly...
  • 'Bade Achche Lagte Hai' set new benchmark for Indian TV industry: Jai Kalra July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The curtains are down on 'Bade Achche Lagte Hain', which started as a unique mature love story of two distinct individuals, and looking back at the journey, actor Jai Kalra, who's now looking forward to 'Laut Aao Trisha', says it brought a whiff of freshness to the Indian...
  • 'Yudh' first episode review: Slow and obscure, the pilot of Amitabh Bachchan's family drama fails to impress July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: When in 2000, Amitabh Bachchan took on the host's position for Siddhartha Basu's 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', it proved to be a turning point for not just Bachchan but also for Indian television. Bachchan in some way was responsible for heralding a new era in Indian television. Thanks to...
  • Kapil Sharma to attend Yuvraj Singh's charity event July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Comedian Kapil Sharma will attend a charity event in aid of cancer, organised by cricketer Yuvraj Singh in London Monday. Kapil had been rushing through shooting of "Comedy Nights With Kapil" to create a bank of episodes so he could leave in time to be part of the special cause. "Yuvraj...
  • Was joking when I said pregnant women should hide indoors: Kim July 14, 2014

    New York: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she was joking when she suggested women should stay indoors and hide during their pregnancy. Kardashian, 33, who has a one-year-old daughter with her rapper husband Kanye West, was slammed by some critics in the media over her own styling decisions while she...
  • India uses cinema to tell its stories, Pakistan uses TV, says 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' actress Sanam Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Having immortalised strong women-oriented roles on TV screens across the border, young and multi-faceted Sanam Saeed, known to Indian audiences as Kashaf Murtaza of 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai', says that while India makes the most of its filmmaking capacity to tell stories, the medium in Pakistan is TV. The 29-year-old...
  • Watch: New trailer for 'Doctor Who' features Peter Capaldi as the new doctor, along with a bunch of monsters and aliens July 14, 2014

    The Doctor is ready to see you now.'Doctor Who' fans, rejoice! The trailer for the latest season of the long-running British series is here! Featuring the 12th doctor Peter Capaldi, the series features the Doctor and his colleague Clara Oswald in TARDIS."Where are we going?" asks Clara. "Into the darkness,"...
  • Alia Bhatt doesn't want her husband to be like her father Mahesh Bhatt July 14, 2014

    While most woman aspire to marry someone who has similar traits like their father, Alia Bhatt has a different view altogether. The recent trailer of 'The Anupam Kher Show' has Alia Bhatt and her filmmaker father Mahesh Bhatt as the celebrity guests. The trailer shows Mahesh Bhatt admitting to adultery on...
  • 'The Ugly Truth' star Katherine Heigl returns to TV with 'State of Affairs' July 14, 2014

    Beverly Hills: Katherine Heigl is returning to television, with her mother in tow. She stars on the new fall series 'State of Affairs,' playing a CIA attache who informs the president on high-level incidents around the world. It's the first TV series for Heigl since she left her Emmy-winning role on...
  • Actor Vatsal Seth suffers a minor injury on the sets of 'Ek Hasina Thi' July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Small screen's bad boy Vatsal Seth got injured while shooting for 'Ek Hasina Thi' much to the shock of the actor and the crew members. But he resumed shooting after a short break. According to sources, Vatsal had to shoot a glass bottle with a handgun. The scene was narrated...
  • Lisa Kudrow's TV show to air this autumn July 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former 'Fiends' star Lisa Kudrow's TV show 'The Comeback' will air in the autumn, it has been confirmed. HBO announced that season two will begin in November, nearly 10 years after the first season aired, reported Ace Showbiz. "It was almost too fun to play Valerie Cherish the first time...
  • What's Amitabh Bachchan's 'Yudh' about? Division of business empire July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The promos of the forthcoming TV series "Yudh" have left audiences guessing the actual story of the show, but a source says the narrative will centre on the division of the business empire of the show's protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh, who is making his debut in the fiction space on...
  • Sreesanth blames 'bad day' for his Jhalak outburst; gets eliminated from the show July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Indian pacer Sreesanth said his outburst on 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' was due to a back injury and a bad performance during the face-off which saw him being eliminated from the dance reality show. The 31-year-old cricketer, who was in the bottom two and was in the face-off round...
  • Kim Kardashian: Pregnant women should never leave their house July 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian feels pregnant women should stay indoors as much as possible. Kardashian, 33, who is mother of a one-year-old North West, said it is good to go hiding when a woman is expecting, reported Us magazine. "I recommend hiding for a good year and having...
  • If not me, Shah Rukh Khan will be a great host for this season of 'Bigg Boss': Salman Khan July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has not yet given clarity on whether he will host the eighth season of popular reality show "Bigg Boss". However, in case he does not, he feels Shah Rukh Khan will make for "great host". Rumour mills are abuzz that Salman, who has hosted four seasons...
  • Confirmed! 'Glee's final season to have 13 episodes July 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: The final season of 'Glee' will be comprised of 13 uninterrupted episodes. 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy announced in October 2013 that the sixth season would be the show's last, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production sources said that Fox has decided to give 'Glee' a limited 13-episode final order...
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar 'thrilled' to be a part of 'Doctor Who' July 12, 2014

    London: Sanjeev Bhaskar, best known for starring "The Kumars at No. 42", is set to appear in an upcoming episode of "Doctor Who". The comedian will play an "important" role in the final episode of the new series, reports dailystar.co.uk. Sanjeev had previously lent his voice to "Doctor Who" audio stories,...
  • 'Game of Thrones' writer GRR Martin upset with fans speculating on his death July 11, 2014

    Los Angeles: He may kill popular characters in 'Game of Thrones' (GOT) with ease but author GRR Martin finds it offensive when 'GOT' fans speculate whether he will be able to finish the hugely popular story before his death. The series, which airs on HBO, has become hugely popular with...

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Novelist Salman Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday.