Friday, June 29, 2012

Na Aana Is Des Laado to end

Na Aana Is Des Laado, COLORS’ landmark show that launched in March 2009 is coming to an end. With strong characters like Ammaji who became synonymous with the show, Na Aana Is Des Laado created a powerful impact among audiences. After a successful run of over 4 years, the show that reached out to millions of viewers and became a topic of family discussions is drawing curtains on a positive note.

Within a few months of its launch Laado generated national conversations not only for its strong concept but also powerful characters that will go down in the history of television. Iconic characters like the authoritative Ammaji - the Sarpanch of Veerpur to the docile yet strong Siya, Raaghav, Amba will be remembered for times to come. The show was no less than a prime time blockbuster followed by many at the 10:30 pm slot that later moved to the afternoon slot. Over the past 4 years, viewers lived through Ammaji’s journey from being a stern Sarpanch in approval of female infanticide to the leap and eventually her fight for her granddaughters - Diya and Janhavi survival. After a successful run of 850 episodes, it is time for the show come to its natural end giving way to new content and ideas.

Commenting on the wrapping up of ‘Na Aana Is Des Laado’, Prashaant Bhatt, Weekday Programming Head, COLORS said, “We do not believe in stretching a story unnecessarily, rather end at an appropriate note. We are happy with the recognition and appreciation that the show has received so far and believe that it is time to wrap up the show. Drawing curtains to this fiction show makes us proud about having created such a bold series and we promise to continue to innovate and experiment in our future programming as well.”

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kalki Koechlin in PETA ad

Smiling brightly while holding her beloved rescued cat Dosa, Filmfare Award–winning actor Kalki Koechlin stars in a brand-new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. The ad reads, "Adopt, Don't Buy", and goes on to say, "Even the Little Tigers Need You", a reference to conservation groups' efforts to save tigers. Kalki wants her legions of admiring fans to know that every time someone buys a cat or a dog from a breeder or a pet shop, a wonderful animal living on the streets or languishing in an animal shelter loses a chance at finding a loving home. The ad was shot by ace photographer Himanshu Seth. Kalki's make-up was done by Berzin Irani."Dosa is a super cat he's cuddly, affectionate and good-looking", says Kalki. "With so many homeless animals suffering on the streets or waiting to be adopted in animal shelters, breeders only add to the problem by bringing yet more cats and dogs into the world. I am so happy that I adopted Dosa," says Kalki.

Indian girl Deana Uppal fakes transsexuality on Big Brother

Asians all over the United Kingdom have a lot of hopes and expectations from Deana Uppal; the new Indian after Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in the UK reality show Big Brother. But by the looks of it, as the show progresses, Deana is quite regularly crashing their hopes.

After a huge argument with a Housemate on Big Brother last week, Deana was seen ‘faking’ her sexuality on the show this week, pretending she was born a man and had an operation to remove her manhood.

Playing a prank on Housemate Becky Hannon, Deana told her, “I used to be a man. I thought you knew! Thought you’d read up on me. I don’t want to make you uncomfortable, I thought you knew!”

But Deana’s joke about a ‘sex-change surgery’ didn’t go well on another Housemate Luke Anderson, who was born a woman, and is still making the transformation from a woman to a man. Luke ended up blasting Deana for being “insensitive”, after which she apologized and confessed she was joking.

Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar, who also happens to be Shilpa Shetty’s ex-publicist and a specialist with handling publicity for participants on Bigg Boss (the Indian version of Big Brother), said, “one can’t compare Deana to Shilpa.”


'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum' just got hotter! With 'Dil Garden Garden' and 'Shirt Da Button' already topping the charts, the forthcoming third track promises to heighten the film's existing noise level!
The curvaceous Shilpa Shetty's chartbuster, 'UP Bihar Lootne' ('Shool') will feature in the film but not in its original form! There's a twist here, as the lead pair Tusshar and Riteish Deshmukh will gyrate to Shilpa's 'thumkas' in a specially created male version of the track, choreographed by the veterans Rekha and Chinni Prakash, whose recent work in 'Ishaqzaade' had everyone spellbound.
Titled 'Hum Toh Hain Cappuccino' by lyricist Kumaar, the Meet Brothers Anjjan have recreated Shilpa's chartbuster (by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy) to make it even more commercial and club-friendly!
Last weekend, an elaborate dhaba set, which cost over 2 cr, was set up at Mumbai's Film City where Tusshar and Riteish shot for the track with leading ladies Sarah-Jane Dias and Neha Sharma.
Says producer Ekta Kapoor, "Our team debated extensively on the choice of track before we arrived at 'U.P. Bihar Lootne'! It's not just another run-of-the-mill item number that you see these days! It is supremely quirky, funny and signature super kool, which goes very well with the tone of the film! The boys have completely outdone themselves and the track promises to take the hype around the film to a new level!"
Poised to become the new dance anthem post its release on July 5, the track has a promotion plan as unique as the track itself. Ekta plans to give it the widest possible viewership across a single evening by revealing it on Balaji's four consecutive leading prime-time soaps ('Pavitra Rishta', 'Parichay', 'Kya Hua Tera Vaada' & 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain'), something which has never been done before.
The track will also be the front-runner for the film's promotion in North India, and particularly, in Delhi, U.P. & Bihar, where Riteish and Tusshar, in a rustic get-up, will tour the cities in an open truck with the track blaring from the loudspeaker.    
Trust Balaji to make the 'koolest' moves for their films!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ek Tha Tiger to release on Independence Day

This is a film about a story that became a legend, a story that is spoken about only in hushed whispers… a story that shook the very foundation of a dark world of intelligence and espionage… where there are shadows without faces. And where Governments fight shadow battles through soldiers of the unknown…

But like all reports that come out of this uncertain world… nobody will ever confirm those events…

This story is about an agent named TIGER…

It may or may not have happened…

Yash Raj Films is pleased to announce the release date of one of the most anticipated releases of this year – “EK THA TIGER. The film will release in theatres worldwide on 15th August, 2012.

Directed by Kabir Khan and Produced by Aditya Chopra, Yash Raj Films’ romantic-thriller “EK THA TIGER”, stars Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif in the lead roles.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sushil Kumar impresses Abhishek Bachchan

Coming from the village of Motihari in Bihar, the aam aadmi who made
it big, Sushil Kumar knows understands the value of rain and how
disastrous its effects can be whether it is too little or too much. On
the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Sushil used this experience as a means
of paying tribute to the 100 years of Indian cinema. Present there at
the time was Abhishek Bachchan who was on the sets to promote his
upcoming movie, Bol Bachchan. The act, which was dedicated to the rain
gods as well cinema, struck a chord with the actor who had earlier
interacted with Sushil on the sets of the reality show hosted by his
father, Amitabh Bachchan. So enthralled was Abhishek by Sushil’s
performance, that when the simpleton asked the actor to teach him some
steps from his hip-hop fiesta, Bluffmaster, Abhishek was unable to
turn him down. Clearly, Sushil has his sights set on the Jhalak
Dikhhla Jaa title and is willing to learn from everyone the right
moves to make him the champion!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pratyusha Bannerjee breaks down in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa

Bharti’s Bhai Giri on Jhalak

Bharti’s Bhai Giri on Jhalak

Ever since Bharti Singh aka Laali decided to take to the Jhalak stage, she has been on a roll with surprises for her fans. She has been working really hard to improve as a dancer and is taking lessons from her choreographer Savio very seriously. For the special episode giving tribute to the 100 years of cinema, Bharti will be seen playing Sanjay Dutt aka Munnabhai while her partner Savio will play circuit!

Well there is no doubt that this cheerful lady will be in her comfort zone (comedy) when she performs to Sanju Baba’s iconic character of ‘Munna Bhai’. Known for her great comic timing, Bharti has taken great interest in this act from the chalking the concept, character look, dance steps… her fans will be left laughing out loud!

Apparently the comedian is also the prankster on the sets of Jhalak and is often referred to as the Bhai of the Jhalak house! Here is one performer who can catch everyone’s attention within minutes! She has already won the judges over by her fantastic performance in the first episode. And now with this one… she is all set to tickle their funny bone! Will she get a Jaddu Ki Jhaappi from all the three  judges, only time will tell”

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gurmeet: The New Dev.D

 Gurmeet Choudhary is aiming to be the new Devdas on television! In this week’s Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa act, where the theme is a 100 years of cinema, Gurmeet will be seen dedicating his act to all the three Devdas’. From Dilip Kumar’s romancing to Shakrukh’s Chalak Chalak, Gurmeet feels that he truly evolved to the modern version of Dev.D. What with Shampa and her gruelling rehearsals, his reel screen wife from a popular daily and his real life wife Debina, Gurmeet seems to have a lot of emotional atyachaar on his plate. Let’s hope he manages to leave the bottle for the love of all his current leading ladies. Here’s wishing him best of luck…

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Divya plots to seperate Tej and Toasty

As expected Tej and Toasty's happy marriage has run into trouble thanks to Divya who has fallen for Tej in Saas Bina Sasural on Sony.

A source reveals " The doctor says Pashu seems to be in a serious condition, they will have to put him in the ICU and do several tests for that they have to pay Rs.3 lakhs at the reception. All chaturvedi’s are tensed now as they don’t have money to pay. On the other hand in ICU room Toasty is with Pashu who wants to say sorry to Malti. After this Tosty is calling Malti but her mom is disconnecting the phone. Then tej and tosty both are in dilemma to get money and Malti, for Pashu’s sake. tej goes at salon and tells mr. Patel about his problem ask for 3 lacks loan as his brother is in hospital. Mr. Patels helps him and gives 3lakh 50 thousand ka cheque all this while Divya is admiring tej. On the other hand at toasty is disappointed as secretary and mother everybody denies her to help. She is tensed and while getting down from building a kid comes to Toasty tells the truth and says he will help her as it was not watchman uncles mistake its his,at the same time his mother overhear all so she also agrees to help Toasty.Toasty, kid and mother goes to hotel where Malti and her mother are staying. kid tells the truth to Malti,Malti realises her mistakes goes to hospital where in ICU she meets Pashu and they have a very emotional moment. They both apologize to each other.Pashu and Malti are brought home. Everyone is happy Chhedi tells Pashu he should rest for sometime before he gets well even he informs them that he has a meeting with a senior bureaucrat regarding the sealing. All hopes for good. On the other hand at salon Divya keeps clicking Tej’s pictures, but when he looks she pretends to be clicking pictures of the site she is extra sweet to him as now as she is in love with tej. Mr. Patel gives bonus cheque to tej for the increase in revenue, because of his business idea.Tej calls tosty for a lunch at restaurant to give her this good news where divya and her friends also comes and get’s to know about Tej having a woman in his life, divya decides that she will snatch Tej from her."

Now what will Toasty do to save her marriage? That only time will tell.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’s thirteenth contestant revealed

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5 secret thirteenth contestant has been revealed. It is no one other than Kaun Banega Crorepati 5  winner Sushil Kumar. Sushil has been paired with choreographer Alisha Singh in the show. Sushil is a non dancer and is nervous. He has also revealed that the songs on Jhalak are new for him as he only listens to old Hindi songs.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rupal Tyagi choreographed Vidya Balan song

It was a dream come true for Rupal Tyagi (Gunjan of Zee TV’s Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke)! It was not very long ago that she choreographed the ace Bollywood actress, Vidya Balan on Mere Dolna (Bhool Bhuaiya) and it was like walking down memory lane for Rupal as she danced to the very same song on the new show in which she plays the lead female protagonist.

Rupal said, “After finishing the shoot for the song sequence in Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, it felt like I had completed a full circle. I have fond memories of choreographing Vidya for the same song. She is a quick learner, a delight to watch on screen and has no airs of being a superstar. Dance will always be my first love and as an actress, I am sure I will get loads of opportunities to also showcase my dancing skills.”

It has been an interesting journey for Rupal Tyagi, who essays the role of Rupal from being an assistant choreographer to bagging the lead role in a primetime show of one of India’s premier Hindi General Entertainment Channels, Zee TV. Rupal wanted to become a professional dancer and trained at Shiamak Davar’s dance institute Bangalore, her hometown. Then she got an opportunity to assist Pony Verma, a Bollywood celebrity choreographer who has made actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor dance to her tunes. For two years, Rupal shuttled between Bangalore and Mumbai before she finally settled in Mumbai. She got her first break in a fiction show with Zee TV – Hamari Betiyon Ka Vivaah and also acted in Choti Si Zindagi which prompted her to choose acting as a career.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum's pug gets rechristened

An adorable pug, who plays a crucial role in the forthcoming Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, has been rechristened. All thanks to the unnecessary madness that takes place in India before a film releases!

The pug, whose screen name is Fakhruddin, will now be called Fakhru.

Says a source, "With self-proclaimed social activists, animal welfare committees and moral crusaders who suddenly turn hyper-active before the release and make a mountain out of a mole-hill, the production house has chosen to play safe and change the pug's name to avoid offending any community or political party."

Fakhru, who plays Riteish Deshmukh's friend, has been given a rather suggestive name thanks to his strong breeding capabilities!