August 07, 2017

To play the underdog Rahulram Manchanda took inspiration from Amol Palekar!

Rahulram Manchanda, who was last seen in 'Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Kya Karein' will be seen playing a prominent role in Esselvision's upcoming show 'Vani Rani' on &TV. To get into the skin of the character, Rahulram took inspiration from Amol Palekar's character from 'Chhoti Si Baat'.

Shruti Bisht tied rakhi to her on-screen brothers..

Shruti Bisht, who is playing bubbly Mishti in &TV's Vani Rani tied the Rakhi to her on-screen brothers Rahulram Manchanda, Jitendra Nokewal and Jatin Bhardwaj. Shruti Bisht, who is playing bubbly Mishti in &TV's Vani Rani tied the Rakhi to her on-screen brothers Rahulram Manchanda, Jitendra Nokewal and Jatin Bhardwaj. In turn they make their on-screen sister feel special and pampered her with lots of chocolates and gifts in return.

IN PICS: Actress Deepti Sharma

August 03, 2017

&TV presents a unique tale of identical twins with 'Vani Rani'

Twins can read each other’s mind and feel the other’s pain! They dress alike and have similar tastes and likings! They are two sides of the same coin! If you believe these myths about twins to be true, then think again! Meet &TV’s twin protagonists - Vani and Rani, two halves of a whole who have nothing in common other than similar looks.

One ruled by head while the other by the heart, Vani and Rani have starkly conflicting personalities and beliefs which makes us question their relationship. &TV presents its latest fiction drama – Vani Rani, an unconventional story of estranged identical twins. Starring powerhouse performer, Tanvi Azmi in the titular roles, the show premieres 7th August, Monday-Friday at 7.00 pm on &TV.

BARC Ratings (Impressions)- Week 30, 2017

July 30, 2017

Kanika Kapoor wins best playback singer at Zee Cine Awards!

After the Big IIFA win, Kanika Kapoor does its again! This time it was the prestigious Zee Cine Awards. Kanika won for the best playback singer female for the much acclaimed and famous Da Da Dasse from Udta Punjab.

July 28, 2017

Shahid Kapoor inspires modern groom looks for the wedding season !

Shahid Kapoor is bringing sexy back and how ! The star who has always been a fashion icon has upped his game , with his recent dapper and suave look trending over social media.

'Wanted' actor Inder Kumar passes away..

Bollywood actor Inder Kumar passed away early Friday morning. He was 42.

I came back to India because now I want to do Hindi TV shows: Ravi Bhatia

Ravi Bhatia, who was last seen in Ekta Kapoor's historical saga 'Jodha Akbar' as prince Salim, moved to Indonesia to milk his immense fan-following in the south-Asian country. After staying there for almost two years, the actor is now back in aamchi Mumbai.

July 27, 2017

BARC Ratings (Impressions)- Week 29, 2017

Magician Amey Sarang launched trailer of his 12 short films..

The Third Generation illusionist, Amey Shraddha Sarang, made a mark in the world of Magic through his 16 world and national records. He is attempting another such record by preparing a series of 12 short films within 12 days. Each of these short films will be based on various themes, including a tribute to mothers and social awareness issues also. It will also incorporate magic and magicians in the storyline. The talent of magicians is usually restricted to social gatherings but Sarang would like to give magic on grander scale on international level as well as create bigger platform for passionate talents from all kind of arts other than magic.

July 22, 2017

Akash Gill to play an effeminate in 'Rishton Ka Chakravyuh'..

Akash Gill, who played the negative role in 'Gangaa' will be back in action soon with Rolling Pictures and Taurus Media's upcoming show 'Rishton Ka Chakravyuh' on Star Plus. Informs a source associated with the project, "Akash will be seen playing Baldev (Ajay Chaudhary) and Sudha's (Sangeeta Ghosh) son Narottam. As he is Sudha's step son, and she doesn't want him to become legal heir, that's why she raised him as a girl. As a kid, he was forced to wear, ghagra under shirt and behave like a girl. Because of his upbringing, Narottam is effeminate."

July 21, 2017

'Vani Rani' actor Rahulram Manchanda created 'bomb' scare..

Rahulram Manchanda, who enthralled viewers with his performance in shows like Saraswatichandra, Ekk Nayi Pehchaan, Diya Aur Baati Hum and Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Kya Karein etc will be soon seen in Esselvision's upcoming show on &TV 'Vani Rani'.

July 20, 2017

BARC Ratings (Impressions)- Week 28, 2017

Ankit Tiwari, Babul Supriyo, Javed Ali & Leslie Louis performed to raise funds for the needy artists

'Rehmatein' as the name suggests was initiated to offer financial aid in difficult times for yesteryear noted musicians and established artists going through a rough phase.

This charitable music concert in its first year, raised funds for the legendary composer Khayyam & artist Rajendra Mehta. In the 2nd year, over 40 insurance policies were gifted to musicians & artists in need. Now, in its 3rd year, the concert, Rehmatein 3 brought bollywood melodious singers Ankit Tiwari, Babul Supriyo & Javed Ali alongwith Leslie Louis on one platform. The event was also graced by music maestro Bappi Lahiri who felicitated and awarded the recipients this year. The theme for this year was Bollywood and audience thoroughly enjoyed the evergreen hits of the artists.

I was obsessed with Ranbir, says 'Qaidi Band' actor Aadar Jain

He is the newest kid from the Kapoor khandaan to make a foray into films. Son of Reema Jain and grandson of Raj Kapoor, Aadar Jain is all set to make his debut in the film Qaidi Band. Even before the film hits the theatres, the youngster is making news. After all, he was introduced by none other than cousin Ranbir Kapoor as the new talent of YRF, the banner, which is launching him. His promotional campaign, however, got targeted by the Twitterati as reeking of nepotism. Here, the newbie talks about his debut film, cousin Ranbir and takes head-on the charges of nepotism..

July 19, 2017

Not only Farhan Akhtar, even Milkha Singh could be proud of The Faith Runner

When Farhan Akhtar brilliantly transformed himself for the epic Milkha Singh-movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, it was a delight to watch his wondrous feat. But not all achievers get the mileage Bollywood stars get.

July 12, 2017

Ranveer Shaves off Beard to a Heavy Stubble, Becomes Young Khilji

Ranveer Singh is always known to give his 100 percent for every film and part. To become the one of his kind super villain Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati, Ranveer grew a thick beard, which he has sported at recent public appearances too. He also underwent rigorous physical training to bulk up and look like a menacing, ruthless warrior and conqueror, every bit the committed actor. His bearded look also set fashion trends.

July 10, 2017

Zayed Khan to make TV debut!

After making Bollywood debut with 'Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne', Zayed Khan did several films like 'Main Hoon Na', 'Yuvvraaj, 'Mission Istaanbul', however he failed to make it big at the box office. Now we heard, the actor is all set to start second innings in acting with a finite TV series..

July 09, 2017

RIP Jenny.. *cries*

In tears we saw you sinking, and watched you pass away.
Our hearts were almost broken, we wanted you to stay.

July 04, 2017

OMG! Pankit and Praachi Thakker end their 17-year long marriage!

It appears that there are rocky roads ahead for Pankit and Praachi Thakker's love boat. The tight knit couple seem to be experience turbulence in their relationship since  2015. Rumor has it that the couple has been living in separate homes for nearly two years now and are heading for a divorce in the near future.

In a recent social media post, Pankit vented his feeling stating, "Never blame the other person for your personal choices; you are still the one who must live out the consequences of your choices."

June 29, 2017

A simple Hibernate Example with Maven, Eclipse and SQLServer..

Go to the command prompt execute the following command to generate Maven compatible Java project named as 'HibernateSLC'
mvn archetype:generate -DgroupId=com.khs.scrutiny -DartifactId=HibernateSLC -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-quickstart -DinteractiveMode=false

Above command will tell Maven to create a Java project from “maven-archetype-quickstart” template. If you ignore the archetypeArtifactId argument, a list of the templates will be listed for you to choose.

To convert Maven project to support Eclipse IDE, on the command prompt navigate to 'HibernateSLC' and execute below command:
mvn eclipse:eclipse

BARC Ratings (Impressions)- Week 25, 2017

Param Singh is one of the finest actor, says Saurabh Tiwari

The immensely talented actor  Param Singh, who is seen essaying the title role in Life OK’s show Ghulaam is not only winning the hearts of the audience, but has also secured a special place in the hearts of the show producer Saurabh Tiwari and his co-actors.

June 27, 2017

'Saraswatichandra' actor Rahulram Manchanda to play a lawyer in &TV 'Vani Rani'

Rahulram Manchanda, who enthralled viewers with his performance in shows like Saraswatichandra, Ekk Nayi Pehchaan, Diya Aur Baati Hum and Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Kya Karein, is all set to shine again. The actor, who is the brand face of McDowell's has been roped to play a prominent role in Esselvision's upcoming show on &TV 'Vani Rani'.

Hollywood calling Evelyn Sharma?

Evelyn Sharma has worked with interesting makers like David Dhavan, Rohan Sippy, Divya Khosla Kumar, Ayan Mukerji and Imtiaz Ali in Bollywood flicks like Main Tera Hero, Nautanki Saala, Yaariyan, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and the upcoming Jab Harry Met Sejal.

June 20, 2017

Arjun Rampal debuts as screenplay writer with Arun Gawli biopic, Daddy!

Arjun Rampal's much awaited film, Daddy is a biopic on gangster-politician Arun Gawli. Besides co-producing the project, Rampal has also forayed into script writing with this movie. He has been credited for co-writing the screenplay along with director Ashim Ahluwalia.

When Benny Dayal’s date got #LAPATA

While out partying with you, a gangster’s daughter goes missing. Yes, he is trying to hunt you down. No, there is no way out. You either suffer from the shock of a hundred different ways that you could be killed, or you try to prolong your lifeline, by running around endlessly in the city, trying to find her. Going to the cops isn’t an option either. So, how do you find her? More importantly, how do you save your life? Ask Benny Dayal and Dub Sharma, and you would know exactly what to do.

ALTBalaji welcomes Pammi Aunty and her family..

India’s largest OTT platform for original and exclusive digital shows, ALTBalaji brings a hilarious new show with Pammi Aunty to its viewers.  The digital show will showcase celebrated Pammi Aunty aka Ssumier Pasricha and her maddening dysfunctional family. The highlight of the yet to be named show is the fact that all the characters are played by Ssumier Pasricha himself.

June 17, 2017

Akash Gill to play pivotal role in 'Chakravyuh'..

Star Plus is coming up with a show 'Chakravyuh', which will be produced by Rolling Pictures and Taurus Media. After roping talented actors like Ajay Chaudhary, Sangeeta Ghosh, Narayani Shastri, Lubna Salim, Mahima Makwana, Sanyukta Timsina and Tom Alter, the makers of the show have now finalized Akash Gill to play a pivotal role in the show.

June 15, 2017

BARC Ratings (Impressions)- Week 23, 2017

We hope that Naagin’s ardent viewers enjoy watching Chandrakanta : Ekta Kapoor

As viewers prepare to bid adieu to the unprecedented leader on Indian television, Naagin 2, COLORS is all set to launch a fantastical tale of love and revenge portrayed against the backdrop of magic and mysticism, Chandrakanta. Promising to be a visual treat and every fantasy lover’s delight, Chandrakanta will showcase an epic power struggle between two rival Aiyaar kingdoms, Vijaygarh and Suryagarh. Putting the spotlight on the conflicting yet fervid relationship between princess Chandrakanta (Madhurima Tuli) and prince Veer (Vishal Aditya Singh), the show is laden with myths, legends and magic. Chandrakanta, produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms, will mystify audiences starting 24th June 2017, every Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 PM on COLORS.

Commenting on the launch of the show, Raj Nayak, COO - Viacom 18 said, “For two back-to-back seasons Naagin has enjoyed the status of being a favorite of the viewers. It’s their confidence in our content that has allowed us to explore this genre further. The recent success of costume dramas and fantasy offerings not only on television but also in films is a testimony that our viewers have evolved, and are willing to explore different narratives. We are thrilled to collaborate with Ekta Kapoor’s creative intellect yet again to showcase a unique rendition of a story which, though has been narrated before, leaves a lot of scope for creating a cohesive viewing experience.”

Chandrakanta narrates the tale of Vijaygarh’s lost princess who lost her family and kingdom to a power war waged by Naugarh’s evil Queen Iravati (Urvashi Dholakia). While many believed the family to be wiped out, an infant Chandrakanta was found in a river by a simple and loving aiyaar fishing couple in Suryagarh. Her true identity lost in the war, Chandrakanta grows up to be a strong warrior-like woman, whose focus and strong determination are unparalleled. But, her real journey starts when she crosses paths with Queen Iravati’s son, Prince Veerendra Singh, who finds himself enamored by Chandrakanta’s entrancing beauty and falls hopelessly in love with her when he comes to battle Suryagarh’s Prince Shivdutt (c).

Spread across a sprawling 32,000 square feet, Chandrakanta’s sets, designed by National Award winning Art Director Chandravadan More, highlight regality and opulence of the magical realms. Three distinct zones, Queen Iravati’s darbar in Vijaygarh, Prince Shivdutt’s darbar in Suryagarh, and Chandrakanta’s foster parents’ fisherman’s shack, have been authentically created to form the perfect setting for Chandrakanta and Veerendra’s love saga. Intricately designed costumes, by Sameera Ahmad, offer a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours which add a dimension to the complexity of the monolithic and prodigious backdrop.

Said Producer Ekta Kapoor from Balaji Telefilms at the launch, “Chandrakanta is a very special show for us and it has very big shoes to fill. That said, we were filled with excitement over the prospect of creating this show. The plot is gritty, complex, passionate and is laced with top class VFX which will transport the viewers into alternate reality. We hope that Naagin’s ardent viewers and voracious fantasy-fiction aficionados enjoy watching Chandrakanta and support this mammoth venture.”

Speaking on playing the title, actor Madhurima Tuli said, “Royalty by birth and a warrior by deeds, Chandrakanta has the innate ability to melt even the most ruthless warlords, outlaws and savage beasts. She is the perfect example of beauty with brains, and her fearless attitude and lack of vanity set her apart from every other woman. Chandrakanta’s focus is legendary, as much as her love for Veerendra. I am looking forward to this new journey and hope to live up to the audience’s expectations.”

Adding further, actor Vishal Aditya Singh aka Veerendra said, “Veerendra is fierce and ambitious, making him a strong warrior, who is ready to face anything that comes in his way. A charmer with a way with the ladies, Prince Veerendra will find himself allured by Chandrakanta’s beauty, intelligence and bravery. He’s obedient to a fault; he will be caught between his loyalty to his mother and his passionate love for Chandrakanta. It’s an honour for me to be a part of a path-breaking show and work with two entertainment masterminds, Balaji Telefilms and COLORS.”

Along with Madhurima Tuli, Vishal Aditya Singh, Urvashi Dholakia and Shaad Randhawa, Chandrakanta will feature an ensemble cast including actors Shilpa Sakhlani as Queen Ratnaprabha (Chandrakanta’s birth mother), Sandeep Ranjora as King Jai Singh (Chandrakanta’s birth father), Prerna Wanvari as Vishaka (Chandrakanta’s aunt), Nirmal Soni as Djinn (Chandrakanta’s best friend),  Shruti Golap as Ruchi (Chandrakanta’s adoptive aiyaar mother), Sayyad Mohammad Iqbal as Bheema (Chandrakanta’s adoptive aiyaar father), Purvi Mundada as Champa (Veerendra’s best friend), Amit Sinha as Kroor Singh (Shivdutt’s confidante) and many more.

June 13, 2017

Akshay Kumar will always be an idol for me : Kartik Aaryan

Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame Kartik Aaryan recently shot with ace photographer Dabboo Ratnani for a popular magazine. The pictures of the actor has set the mercury rising. The actor has worked on his body for his next film post Guest Iin London. The pictures from the shoot which have gone viral has Kartik flaunting his washboard abs, taut muscles and drool worthy body.

The credit for his transformation goes to famous celebrity fitness trainer Prashant Sawant who has been training stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgan, Varun Dhawan and many other top celebrities. It was a challenge for the actor to attain the perfect body, as Kartik is vegetarian and had limited choice for his diet. But nevertheless he achieved the most desirable physique.

IN PICS: Catch these new behind the scene stills from Tubelight

Munna Michael’s posters created a storm..

With every new Bollywood film, we get to know about the actor, director and musicians involved with the film but most people have no idea about the people who design the marvelous posters of a film.

June 12, 2017

'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi' actress Khushbu feels shooting for two shows simultaneously can be quite taxing

Journalist-turned-actress Khushbu Thakkar, who is currently seen in 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi', will soon be seen in SAB TV's upcoming show 'TV Biwi Aur Mai'. The bubbly actress, who earlier did the shows like Geet Hui Sabse Parayi, Rangrasiya, Ishq Ka Rang Safed, will be seen as a creative director Tanvi in the show.

June 09, 2017

The magical hands behind Nawazuddin Siddiqui's transformation in Mom

When Nawazuddin Siddiqui's bald look for the movie Mom was revealed, the media and fans went ga-ga over it. So stunning and convincing was his artistic makeover, he was almost unrecognizable in pics of his special appearance character from the Sridevi Kapoor-Akshaye Khanna starrer. But not many are aware of the secret magical hands behind this overwhelming transformation.
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