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  • Farida Jalal returns to the small screen June 16, 2011

    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 fullfledged role on the...
  • 'KBC 5' to go on air in August June 16, 2011

    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 this...
  • Shah Rukh Khan back to television June 16, 2011

    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 45yearold was quite excited about the shoot, and squeezed in time...
  • Hrithik shoots 'Just Dance' at Madame Tussauds June 16, 2011

    Hrithik Roshan's debut television show Just Dance has become the first Indian TVprogramme to be shot at Madame Tussauds in London. Cojudges 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 source close...
  • Shatrughan Sinha to host Bhojpuri KBC June 16, 2011

    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 hot...
  • 'Took offer to strip as fun': Poonam Pandey April 17, 2011

    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 people...
  • The rules of the small screen have changed June 16, 2011

    Overthetop makeup, blingy saris and heavy jewellery ruled the small screen for almost a decade, but not any more. With realitybased 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 for...
  • Akshay returns as the host of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' June 16, 2011

    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 June 16, 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...
  • Reality check for TV shows June 16, 2011

    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 more...
  • Madhuri Dixit gets pricey March 21, 2011

    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 alreadyimpressive, if not astronomical, fee if the star is to appear as...
  • A docureality show salutes Indian Army March 20, 2011

    In this era of highdecibel 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 March 20, 2011

    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 reaction...
  • Here is your opportunity to bully Raghu March 18, 2011

    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 if...
  • New dancing star is here March 9, 2011

    It was a big day for Meiyang Chang. The Chinese Indian dentistturnedsingerturnedactor 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 Czechborn...
  • 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...
  • World Cup fever: No threat for entertainment channels February 16, 2011

    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. Channels'...
  • Madhuri's kids have just realised mom is a star February 13, 2011

    She has mesmerised millions of Indians with her screen performances, but Madhuri Dixit's USbrought 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 sets...
  • Dolly offered about Rs 1 crore for new show February 9, 2011

    The producer of Armanon Ka Balidaan says that they have offered loudmouth 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 around...
  • Sushant Rajput in tears on 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4' February 6, 2011

    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 Jashn...
  • Indian reality TV is Bollywood show all the way! February 5, 2011

    Can you imagine Kaun Banega Crorepati without mega star Amitabh Bachchan? Or Indian Idol without composer Anu Malik? In a celebrityobsessed 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 value...
  • Bappi Lahiri to make acting debut on TV February 2, 2011

    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 a...
  • Imtiaz in no mood for sequels February 1, 2011

    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 Arbaaz...
  • 'Did nothing wrong': Veena Malik January 22, 2011

    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 hurled...
  • Fan frenzy to meet Khali in Ludhiana January 22, 2011

    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 he...
  • Ankita Lokhande out of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4' January 21, 2011

    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 Dixit,...
  • Indian version of 'The X Factor' coming soon January 21, 2011

    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 we...
  • 'Roadies 8' all set to roll on the small screen January 19, 2011

    It's the time to vra, vra, vroom. The very popular reality show Roadies is all set to air its first episode of its eighth season on TV, this Saturday. Watch as the terrible trio Raghu, Rajiv and Rannvijay travel through the country on the hunt for six boys and...
  • Gaurav's new game plan January 12, 2011

    TV host Gaurav Kapoor is all set to host the first season of reality show Minute to Win it, an Indian version of the original show by the same name that is quite popular abroad. The show provides an opportunity to contestants to complete certain tasks using everyday household items...
  • Madhuri, Govinda shake a leg January 7, 2011

    Dancing diva Madhuri Dixit and comedy king Govinda relived their more than a decadeold memories as they danced together to their popular number Makhna for an episode of reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4. The song from the 1998 film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan became a chartbuster for its peppy tune...