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  • Of media and media 'ethics'

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    What will you do if you see a man on fire? Will you save him or will you just keep the camera rolling? I was...

  • Farida Jalal returns to the small screen 18-05-2011 01:53 PM

    Are you bored of watching Meghna Malik's strictness in Na Aana Iss Des Laado? Get ready for some laughs with new fun loving Ammaji, played by Farida Jalal in the forthcoming comedy show Ammaji Ki Galli.Ammaji Ki Galli, which will come on SAB TV, is Farida's full-fledged role on the...
  • 'KBC 5' to go on air in August 05-05-2011 11:49 AM

    Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to make a comeback to the small screen with the fifth season of hit quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati on Sony Entertainment Television in August.His look this time will be styled by noted designer Rohit Bal. "Yes ... KBC back in August and...
  • Shah Rukh Khan back to television 03-05-2011 04:14 PM

    Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan is back to his roots - the small screen. Nearly two decades after featuring in fiction shows like Circus and Fauji, the superstar recently shot a cameo for Colors' new show Sasural Simar Ka.The 45-year-old was quite excited about the shoot, and squeezed in time...
  • Hrithik shoots 'Just Dance' at Madame Tussauds 03-05-2011 02:20 PM

    Hrithik Roshan's debut television show Just Dance has become the first Indian TV-programme to be shot at Madame Tussauds in London. Co-judges Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant shot with Hrithik's statue at the museum. "This will be the first show to receive the honour of shooting at Madame Tussauds," a...
  • Shatrughan Sinha to host Bhojpuri KBC 01-05-2011 04:54 PM

    Shatrughan Sinha is set to host the Bhojpuri edition of popular quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), and daughter Sonakshi Sinha will be one of those on the hot seat. He also plans to invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to the show. "Yes, Sonakshi is going to be on the...
  • 'Took offer to strip as fun': Poonam Pandey 17-04-2011 11:52 AM

    Poonam Pandey became a household name, thanks to her promise to strip if India won the World Cup. While she didn't quite get down to the act, the model says she was fully aware of what she was saying and enjoyed the public response. "I took it as fun, but...
  • The rules of the small screen have changed 06-04-2011 11:45 AM

    Over-the-top makeup, blingy saris and heavy jewellery ruled the small screen for almost a decade, but not any more. With reality-based shows dominating the tube, the style is now subtle and subdued. Komolika from Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Jigyasa from Kasam Se or Ramola Sikand of Kahin Kissi Roz were known...
  • Akshay returns as the host of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' 04-04-2011 03:09 PM

    Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will return as the host of adventure reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 4 and says that he feels good to be back on his home turf.Akshay had hosted the first two seasons of the show, while the third one saw actress Priyanka Chopra taking the mantle...
  • Nausheen Ali Sardar back on the small screen 28-03-2011 12:15 PM

    After playing the girl-next-door in Kkusum, actress Nausheen Ali Sardar is returning to small screen as a typical Marwari woman in Beend Banoonga Ghodi Chadhunga. She says her character is of a traditional housewife who believes women should work only at home. "'Beend Banoonga Ghodi Chadhunga' is a male-dominated story...
  • Reality check for TV shows 22-03-2011 11:02 AM

    Indian television will see more reality shows with real people instead of celebrities as contestants, says Myleeta Aga, general manager and creative head of BBC Worldwide Productions India. She also believes TRPs will continue to be an important factor for content. "In the coming time I think there will be...
  • Madhuri Dixit gets pricey 21-03-2011 02:09 PM

    Getting Madhuri Dixit to sign on the dotted line just got costlier. After the stupendous response to her presence on dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, it now appears that the channel would have to considerably upgrade her already-impressive, if not astronomical, fee if the star is to appear as...
  • A docu-reality show salutes Indian Army 20-03-2011 12:18 PM

    In this era of high-decibel television reality shows where contestants are lured by a bagful of money and 15 seconds of fame, "Mission Army" on National Geographic Channel attempts to do something different - give an insider's view of the rigours and regimen of one of the most revered institutions...
  • A candid chat with sensous Veena Malik 20-03-2011 10:51 AM

    Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who climbed the popularity and controversy charts alike with Indian reality show Bigg Boss, says singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan should follow Indian laws and pay taxes, adding that she pays 40 percent of her Indian earnings as taxes. She was asked: "What was the general...
  • Here is your opportunity to bully Raghu 18-03-2011 01:00 PM

    Ever thought of bullying MTV Roadies' Raghu " the biggest bully himself? Airtel and MTV Roadies gives you an opportunity to have a voice chat with Raghu on 19th. Raghu will take on the challenge of getting bullied by his fans and will answer their questions at 4 pm. And...
  • New dancing star is here 09-03-2011 11:11 AM

    It was a big day for Meiyang Chang. The Chinese Indian dentist-turned-singer-turned-actor Tuesday won dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 and won Rs.50 lakhs, which he will share with his choreographer Marischa Fernandes. He outperformed TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was a consistent performer, and Yana Gupta, the...
  • Sequel fever hits small screen 26-02-2011 11:23 AM

    After the launch of the second season of Imagine TV's Kitani Mohabbat Hai in November 2010, Zee TV launched "Choti Bahu 2". Now Sony TV will soon launch "Mahi Way 2", produced by Yash Raj Films (YRF) TV, and STAR Plus is reportedly planning a sequel to its hugely popular...
  • World Cup fever: No threat for entertainment channels 16-02-2011 12:20 PM

    The World Cup begins on Saturday but entertainment channels are not fretting about losing too many viewers or advertising. They are safely banking on their dedicated female viewership that is hooked on to their daily dose of soaps and cricket lovers who would only be watching select matches this year....
  • Madhuri's kids have just realised mom is a star 13-02-2011 11:20 AM

    She has mesmerised millions of Indians with her screen performances, but Madhuri Dixit's US-brought up kids realised their mother was a big Bollywood star only when they visited the sets of a dance reality show recently. "They didn't know, but they are kind of realising now when they visited the...
  • Dolly offered about Rs 1 crore for new show 09-02-2011 06:24 PM

    The producer of Armanon Ka Balidaan says that they have offered loud-mouth Dolly Bindra about Rs.10 million to be on their show that is telecast on Imagine TV. "Dolly Bindra is definitely in demand and was best suited for the role. We can't divulge the exact amount but it is...
  • Sushant Rajput in tears on 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4' 06-02-2011 12:37 PM

    Television actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who now has a big fan following thanks to his impeccable dance performances on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4, broke down after an emotional performance on the reality show. The actor, best known for his role in Pavitra Rishta, had to perform on the theme -...
  • Indian reality TV is Bollywood show all the way! 05-02-2011 11:59 AM

    Can you imagine Kaun Banega Crorepati without mega star Amitabh Bachchan? Or Indian Idol without composer Anu Malik? In a celebrity-obsessed nation, even reality shows that aim to make a star out of the common man are driven by Bollywood faces. "Whatever happens, reality shows will always need some face...
  • Bappi Lahiri to make acting debut on TV 02-02-2011 10:53 AM

    Bappi Lahiri says, "I liked the idea, the script and also the fact that this was not just for singing but Disney offered me a chance to act as well. So I decided to take it up because I have never acted in a show," said Lahiri. Lahiri will play...
  • Imtiaz in no mood for sequels 01-02-2011 11:44 AM

    A sequel has become the sure shot formula for success for most filmmakers with hit movies these days, but not for Imtiaz Ali, who has chosen to tell the pending story of his superhit romance drama Jab We Met through a TV series rather than a new film. Dabangg producer...
  • 'Did nothing wrong': Veena Malik 22-01-2011 03:11 PM

    Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who was an inmate in season four of Indian TV reality show Big Boss, has said there was nothing immoral about her relationship with Bollywood actor Ashmit Patel or any other member of the house. "All criticism of my action is baseless, because it is being...
  • Fan frenzy to meet Khali in Ludhiana 22-01-2011 10:34 AM

    The fan frenzy to meet World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion Khali took an ugly turn in Punjab's Ludhiana city when an unidentified man fired in the air, injuring two people, police said Saturday. "Khali had gone to the house of Punjab Deputy Speaker Satpal Gosain for dinner Friday night. While...
  • Ankita Lokhande out of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4' 21-01-2011 06:47 PM

    After the shocking elimination of Krushna Abhishek and Yana Gupta, TV actress Ankita Lokhande and her choreographer Nishant have been voted out of Sony TV's dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4. Viewers have voted the duo out of the show despite their impressive performances, and the judges - Madhuri...
  • Indian version of 'The X Factor' coming soon 21-01-2011 03:55 PM

    All aspiring singers who have been waiting to audition for the sixth season of music reality show Indian Idol, hold on! There's something bigger in store as Sony Entertainment Television is set to launch internationally famous show The X Factor in India soon. "Indian Idol will come, but this year...