TV SERIALS

  • Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon to star in TV series 'Big Little Liars' 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actors Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are heading back to television with new series 'Big Little Liars'. They have been roped in to star alongside each other in a limited series based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name. The script has been written by David E. Kelley,...
  • Remember 'Mr Yogi' and 'Tamas'? 30 wonderful TV serials from the 80s and 90s we definitely want to see remade in 2014 August 9, 2014

    The 80s and 90s were the best times for television as far as content was concerned. Original shows produced and written by some of the country's best names connected a culture that thrived on intense domestic dramas and situational comedies inspired from American and British television.Doordarshan, the state broadcaster, had...
  • TV's highest paid actor Ronit Roy notices his 'Adaalat' crew can't afford shoes, buys footwear for the entire unit March 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Ronit Roy, said to be the highest paid television actor, gifted shoes to the unit of his long-running serial 'Adaalat'. When contacted, Ronit seemed embarrassed and said: "Please don't make me sound like Bill Gates. It was a very small gesture and one that we should not even discuss." When coaxed,...
  • Sanjjanaa Galrani injured on the sets of 'Ashwini Nakshatra' November 23, 2013

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then Kannada actress Sanjjanaa Galrani has got injured on the sets of a TV serial. The actress was on the location to shoot for her cameo in TV soap 'Ashwini Nakshatra'. Her leg has been hurt in the incident but she still...
  • 'Dehraadun Diary' actor Rohit Bakshi ready for TV offer January 3, 2013

    Mumbai: He is making an interesting transition from television to movies with Milind Ukey's reallifebased movie 'Dehraadun Diary', but Rohit Bakshi has no plans to shun TV offers after this big screen leap. This is so because he started from small screen 10 years ago and has since done...
  • 'Sherlock' named best TV series of 2012 by critics December 30, 2012

    London: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's drama 'Sherlock' has been named TV show of the year by critics. The Sherlock Holmes adaptation topped a poll of critics and writers compiled by Radio Times magazine to find the best show on TV in 2012, reported Contactmusic. "Sherlock delivered the TV event of the...
  • There is no story in the serials, says ITA chief November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The tussle between the organisers of the Indian Television Academy awards (ITA) and the Film Writers Association, which is speaking on behalf of the TV writers also, has come out in public. The writers association was in favour of the inclusion of a new prize in the category...
  • Chennai: Kidnap drama by 11yearold July 31, 2012

    Chennai: When an 11yearold girl from Manali wanted to come up with an excuse as to why she landed up at her uncles house instead of school, where she was supposed to be, she cooked up a kidnap drama, apparently inspired by a TV serial. According to Priyas (name changed)...
  • Salman Khan is my lucky mascot: Sooraj Barjatya March 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Six years after Sooraj Barjatya helmed a project, the filmmaker is now gearing up for his next directorial venture and has also expressed a desire to work with his lucky mascot Salman Khan. "I am writing my script and should be starting shooting soon," Sooraj told PTI. He made...
  • Mohnish Bahl to quit 'Kuch Toh Log Kahenge' February 29, 2012

    Mumbai: The hectic schedule of daily soaps seems to have taken a toll on Mohnish Bahl and the actor has decided to quit 'Kuch Toh Log Kahenge' just months after it went on air. "It is true that Mohnish Bahl is leaving 'Kuch Toh Log Kehenge' 'KTLK' due to health...
  • I have serious trust issues: Ekta Kapoor January 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Her production company is at an alltime high professionally but Ekta Kapoor admits that she is still fighting some personal demons. She is envied for her hard work and success but she is also given many not so flattering tags. A tough slave driver, short tempered, mistrusting and many more. Refreshingly,...
  • Winslet calls self hypocrite for no nudity vow September 9, 2011

    Los Angeles: Actress Kate Winslet has called herself the hypocrite of the decade after once vowing never to disrobe onscreen ever again. The 35yearold who has bared all for films like 'Titanic', 'Holy Smoke and Jude' and 'The Reader', promised to cut down on her nude screen time in 2009...
  • Nausheen Ali Sardar back on the small screen March 28, 2011

    After playing the girlnextdoor 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 maledominated story because...
  • Sequel fever hits small screen February 26, 2011

    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...
  • Zindagi Live: reallife couples of television February 13, 2011

    On this episode, meet TV serial couples who ended up falling in love with each other in their real lives. ...
  • Zindagi Live: meet the Gods of TV screen October 19, 2009

    They are TV artistes who have been worshipped as Gods and whose lives changed once they became Lord Ram, Lord Krishna, Saibaba and Bal Krishna. Meet them on Zindagi Live. ...
  • Now, Cong split over child stars in TV shows July 11, 2009

    New Delhi: After confusing signals on Section 377, the Congress could be split open by another issue. This one has to do with child artistes in TV serials. Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has told CNNIBN she has no problems with television serials featuring child artistes, completely contradicting the...
  • TV bahus no longer interested in being cry babies June 20, 2009

    Mumbai: Every one has been wondering where all the bahus of Indian television have gone. The golden years of daily soaps are history now and the bahus too are moving on. Some are experimenting with their roles and some preparing for motherhood. Politician, producer and actor Smriti Irani, TVs best known bahu,...
  • Channels need innovative serials to stay on top June 19, 2009

    Mumbai: Many women are no longer trying to garner TRPs by being the bahus. But it is a cocktail of shows with women especially young girls as central characters who are vying for the viewers' attention. In 2000 women ruled TV playing the scheming saas, or the ideal bahu. In 2009,...
  • Small screen goes big, TV serials to hit silver screen May 26, 2009

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Pankaj Kapur is busy shooting for his popular satire Office Office these days. But this time around there is a difference. The shoot is no longer for the television, Office Office is the name of a movie which is currently underproduction and promises to cater to a...
  • Rajeev Khandelwal can't stop singing praises for his own film June 19, 2008

    Mumbai: His Bollywood debut has been the talk of the town, and now Rajeev Khandelwal can't stop singing praises for his film Aamir. "I would give Aamir five on five. It's a superb film. We haven't received any criticism at all. I'm still waiting for people to come and tell me,...
  • Militancyhit Doda opens doors to TV productions May 31, 2008

    Doda: As a television crew from a Mumbaibased production house gets ready for some lights, camera and action in the militancyhit Sarol Bagh village in Doda district, the locals, too, are gearing up for a new beginning. It's been almost three decades since any film or television shooting took place...
  • Rajeev Khandelwal says he's not missing TV May 11, 2008

    Mumbai: While stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and now Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have moved to television also, there are some television stars who are moving to the big screen as well. The latest from the gang is Rajeev Khandelwal who will soon debut with a...
  • TV actors finally play their age in reel life March 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Young television actors are no longer required to play older characters as was the practice until recently. With a host of new shows and channels being launched across the country, opportunities for young talent to play their age are increasing manifold. In a far cry from the times when...
  • TV channels woo international buyers at MIPCOM October 12, 2007

    Cannes: Television shows maybe driving TRP's back home in India, but television channels like Sony, Zee and Sahara are trying their best to woo international buyers at MIPCOM. So be it Sony's recently launched show Virrudh, or Sridevi's Malini Iyer from Sahara or the family drama Kittu Sab Janti Hain,...