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Post 'Bigg Boss 8', Praneet Bhatt eyes more acting roles

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Dec 22 : Actor Praneet Bhatt says he has emerged from "Bigg Boss 8" as a wiser man, who finds nothing "impossible". He is now looking at bagging roles in more TV shows and movies.

What people suffer in a lifetime, I faced in 13 weeks: Praneet Bhat

Mumbai, Dec 21 : "I got fed up with everything inside there," said actor Praneet Bhat, who was Sunday evicted from the TV reality show "Bigg Boss 8" and describes his 13-week stay as a life-changing experience.

TV stars recall their memorable X-mas

Mumbai, Dec 21 : What is the most memorable X-mas you had? TV celebrities say the best memories of their Christmas are from their school days, and if they get Rs.1 lakh from Santa Claus today, they would like to give it to charity or buy gifts for their loved ones.

Genre-specific channels: Trend intensifies on Indian TV

By Sugandha Rawal, New Delhi, Dec 21 : How many times did you switch on your TV set in the mood to watch a romantic or a comedy show, but ended up only switching channels in search of something apt? It is to eliminate this gap and to provide a one-stop destination to viewers that a slew of genre-specific channels surfaced on Indian TV in 2014, experts said.

Kiran Shrinivas happy about his appearance in 'Yeh Hai Aashiqui'

New Delhi, Dec 19 : Kiran Shrinivas, best known for TV show "24", will be seen in the forthcoming episode of "Yeh Hai Aashiqui", and the actor is excited about it.

Can't host 'Bigg Boss 8' from January 2015: Salman Khan

Mumbai, Dec 19 : Superstar Salman Khan, who has been hosting the reality show "Bigg Boss 8" for the past several seasons, has confirmed that he won't be able to anchor the last four episodes of the show's "Weekend Ka Vaar" due to prior commitments with the makers of film "Bajrangi Bhaijaan". He says filmmaker Farah Khan may step into his shoes.

Party time on 'Chidiya Ghar' set, clocks 800 episodes

Mumbai, Dec 19 : The cast and crew members of light-hearted family entertainer "Chidiya Ghar" celebrated its feat of clocking 800 episodes with a bang.

'C.I.D.', 'Adaalat' teams come together for telefilm

New Delhi, Dec 19 : The team of long-running investigative series "C.I.D." and protagonist K.D. Pathak of courtroom drama "Adaalat" will come together for a three-hour special telefilm.

'MTV Roadies' now lifestyle for youth, says Rannvijay

Kolkata, Dec 18 : Popular video jockey-turned-actor Rannvijay Singh Thursday spoke about the originality of reality TV show "MTV Roadies", and said the series has become a lifestyle for youngsters.

When Tihar inmates laughed their heads off

New Delhi, Dec 18 : It was an unusual day in Tihar Jail when laughter echoed from the prison, thanks to comedians Bharti Singh, Amit Tandon and Zakir Khan who performed live for the inmates as a part of television channel Comedy Central's "Spread The Cheer" campaign.

Jeetendra surprises Pallavi Kulkarni

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Actress Pallavi Kulkarni was pleasantly surprised when she had a celebrity visitor on the set of her TV show. It was veteran actor Jeetendra!

Nirbhay Wadhwa bags role in '...Maharana Pratap'

Lucknow, Dec 17 : After mythological show "Mahabharat", actor Nirbhay Wadhwa is all set to enter historical drama "Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap".

Monali excited about judging singing reality show

Mumbai, Dec 17 : After singing and acting, singer Monali Thakur is set to judge singing reality TV show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs" and says that she is excited about it.

Gurmeet promises wife Debina 'cameo in all my films'

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Actor Gurmeet Choudhary has promised his wife Debina Bonnerjee a cameo in all his films, including his debut "Khamoshiyan".

DD shows have better subjects than other channels: Rajeev Verma

New Delhi, Dec 15 : Actor Rajeev Verma has witnessed the changes that have transformed the television industry and feels that even today Doordarshan scores over satellite channels by focusing on variety.

I would've been great for 'Bigg Boss' TRPs: Diandra Soares

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Dec 15 : Model Diandra Soares created quite a stir inside "Bigg Boss 8" right till her eviction when it was reported that she was pregnant. And had her stint on the reality show continued, she says her "absolutely outrageous" avatar would have pushed up its ratings.

Bhopal's Rita Mathur wins 'Mallika-e-Kitchen' title

New Delhi, Dec 12 : Rita Mathur from Bhopal was crowned LG's 'Mallika-e-Kitchen' in the sixth season finale of the live cookery contest held here Friday.

Taahir takes cue from B-Town's young prince Fawad Khan

Mumbai, Dec 11 : Actor Taahir Shabbir has taken inspiration from Pakistani actor and Bollywood's new chocolate boy Fawad Khan, for his style on TV show "Nisha Aur Uske Cousins".

Anushka's nickname is Nusheshwar

Mumbai, Dec 11 : She enjoys her fame in Bollywood, but actress Anushka Sharma says for her friends, she is still Nusheshwar, the nickname with which they call her.

Dengue-struck Karanvir Bohra hates to be in hospital

Mumbai, Dec 9 : Actor Karanvir Bohra, who is hospitalised here after suffering from dengue, can't wait to get back to work, says wife Teejay Sidhu.

My husband encouraged me to get into films: Anasuya

Chennai, Dec 8 : Television anchor and actress Anasuya Bharadwaj, who is finally making her cinematic debut with a yet-untitled Telugu thriller, says had it not been the support of her husband, she would not have entered films.

'MTV Roadies...' fake audition message leads to chaos in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 6 : Thousands of youngsters who went for auditions of reality TV show "MTV Roadies X2" here Saturday morning were in for a rude shock when they got to know that they had been tricked.

'Khatron...' brought out the fitness enthusiast in me: Meiyang

By Subhash K Jha, Mumbai, Dec 6 : Singer-actor Meiyang Chang, one of the participants at "Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns", says that stunt-based reality show has helped him in bringing out the fitness enthusiast in him.

Action leads Neil Bhatt to 'Diya Aur Baati Hum'

Mumbai, Dec 5 : Guys often get excited just by the mention of words like guns and action. Actor Neil Bhatt is no different.

Ronit Roy's fascination with perfect shots continues

Mumbai, Dec 5 : Living up to his image as 'Mr Perfectionist' of the small screen, actor Ronit Roy keeps on finding ways to improve his role on TV show "Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar".

'Private Investigator' takes Mrinal places, literally

Mumbai, Dec 5 : Actor Mrinal Dutt, who will be seen as the male lead in TV show "Private Investigator", is bitten by the travel bug. The actor is travelling extensively across India to prepare for his character as a detective.

Romantic-comedy 'Tu Mera Hero' launched

New Delhi, Dec 4 : New TV show "Tu Mera Hero", about a lazy lad, was launched here Thursday and the makers claim that it will be like a breath of fresh air when it goes on air Dec 22 on Star Plus.

Robust line-up of new shows planned for PAL

New Delhi, Dec 4 : Going forward, PAL, the latest Hindi general entertainment on Indian TV, is set to engage viewers with "exciting" campaigns and "innovative" shows over the next few months.

Mallika Sherawat to be on 'Comedy Nights With Kapil'

Mumbai, Dec 4 : Comedian Kapil Sharma, who is seen flirting with almost all female celebrities on his TV show "Comedy Nights With Kapil", has a reason to smile. Actress Mallika Sherawat, known for sensuous and bold scenes, will be the next guest on his show.

Dilshad, Mumani exit 'Qubool Hai'

Mumbai, Dec 4 : After entry of actress Additi Gupta, actresses Shalini Kapoor and Alka Kaushal will bid adieu to TV show "Qubool Hai".

Shekhar Kapur to make TV directorial debut with Lifetime's 'Damien'

Washington, Dec 4 : Shekhar Kapur is set to make his TV directorial debut with Lifetime's sequel series to classic horror film 'The Omen,' titled 'Damien'

Debina Bonnerjee to do chirpy cameo in 'Uff! Yeh Nadaniyaan'

New Delhi, Dec 3 : Actress Debina Bonnerjee will be playing a cameo role in TV show "Uff! Yeh Nadaniyaan" to add an extra dose of fun to the comedy show.

Shah Rukh Khan celebrates DDLJ's 1,000 weeks on Kapil's show

Mumbai, Dec 2 : It turned out to be a joyous reunion when the cast members of "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", the Bollywood romantic film which is set to clock a successful run of 1,000 weeks Dec 12, turned up on the set of hit show "Comedy Nights With Kapil".

'Mahakumbh': Gautam Rode opts for natural tan

New Delhi, Dec 2 : TV actor Gautam Rode is going out of his way to perfect his look for the show "Mahakumbh" -- even if it means tanning his body naturally to match the requirements.

My focus is on playback singing: 'India's Raw Star' winner

New Delhi, Dec 1 : After winning music reality show "India's Raw Star", Odisha's Rituraj Mohanty says the victory is just the beginning and that he now wants to pursue playback singing.

For ghazal lovers, here comes Irshaad

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Irshaad, a new 24-hour digital ghazal channel, will cater to fans of the music genre. The platform will be launched in association with ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas.

It was not the right time to enter 'Bigg Boss': Renee Dhyani

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Renee Dhyani, the latest to be evicted from "Bigg Boss 8" house, says she should not have entered this season of the reality show.

Chef Ranveer Brar joins 'MasterChef India'

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Chef Ranveer Brar will co-judge "MasterChef India" season four along with culinary experts Sanjeev Kapoor and Vikas Khanna.

I was depressed, homesick in 'Bigg Boss': Renee Dhyani

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Dec 1 : Fresh out of "Bigg Boss 8", former "Roadies" contestant Renee Dhyani says she has emerged stronger and more confident following her brief experience in the show. However, she admits she was lonely in the 'house'.

Rituraj Mohanty wins 'India's Raw Star'

Mumbai, Nov 30 : Odisha's Rituraj Mohanty was named the first "India's Raw Star" Sunday here after receiving votes from audiences across India.

Renee Dhyani voted out of 'Bigg Boss 8'

Mumbai, Nov 30 : Former "Roadies" contestant Renee Dhyani was Sunday evicted from popular TV reality show "Bigg Boss 8".

President, PM to attend TV show 'Aap Ki Adalat'

New Delhi, Nov 30 : President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior ministers will attend an event Dec 2 rpt Dec 2 to celebrate 21 years of television show "Aap Ki Adalat" that has been running since 1993.

Rebellious streak leads Nandish to 'Khatron Ke Khiladi...'

New Delhi, Nov 29 : Actor Nandish Sandhu, who will be entering stunt-based reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns" as a wild card entry, says his rebellious streak prompted him to take up the show.

I'm too nice for 'Bigg Boss': Pakistani actor

New Delhi, Nov 29 : Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar, who has become a household name in India with his TV show "Aaina Dulhan Ka', says he prefers to watch reality television over drama.

Mary Kom, Vivek Oberoi to be guests on Tara Sharma's show

New Delhi, Nov 28 : Celebrity parents like M.C. Mary Kom and Vivek Oberoi will be among the guests on the third season of former actress Tara Sharma's show on parenting, "The Tara Sharma Show".

Arjun happy to play villain to his wife

New Delhi, Nov 28 : Actor Arjun Punj has shared screen space with his wife and actress Gurdeep Kohli in serials like "Sanjivani - A Medical Boon" and "Diya Aur Baati Hum". But instead of being all mushy on the small screen, the couple has always played arch rivals.

Nandish Sandhu to enter 'Khatron Ke Khiladi...'

New Delhi, Nov 28 : Actor Nandish Sandhu will be entering stunt-based reality TV show "Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns" as a wildcard entry.

Discovery Turbo now rebranded 'just for men'

New Delhi, Nov 27 : Men have a reason to cheer as Discovery Turbo is set to reposition itself as a 'men's only' entertainment channel.

Crazy female fan stabs Vatsal Sheth's picture?

New Delhi, Nov 27 : Here's a weird fan story -- actor Vatsal Sheth's negative character in his show "Ek Hasina Thi" has left one of his female fans so appalled that she stabs his picture every time after watching a new episode of the show.

Indian TV to get taste of Romeo and Juliet

New Delhi, Nov 27 : A sequence with a slice of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" will be part of new channel Pal's show "Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai".

Anuj Sachdeva shares light moments with Anushka Sharma

New Delhi, Nov 27 : Actor Anuj Sachdeva was overwhelmed at sharing screen space with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a TV commercial.

Trying for good film roles kept me away from TV: Arjun Punj

By Sandeep Sharma, New Delhi, Nov 27 : Arjun Punj became a popular name in the TV world with his role in "Sanjivani - A Medical Boon" over a decade back. For almost eight years he kept away from the 'idiot box' as he was caught up with his business as well as tried to look for "good" big screen roles.

TV shows earlier had better scripts: Farida Jalal

New Delhi, Nov 27 : From playing a lovable 'bhabhi' in "Dekh Bhai Dekh", a 'naughty nani' in "Shararat" and a sensitive 'dadi' in "Balika Vadhu" - Farida Jalal has essayed various roles on the small screen over the years. Now she's returning to play 'Dadi maa' again and says shows during her heydays were backed by stronger scripts.

'Taarak Mehta...' launches campaign to promote Clean India

New Delhi, Nov 26 : The team of popular light-hearted family show "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma" has launched a digital initiative to promote the Clean India campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sayantani Ghosh to make cameo in TV show

New Delhi, Nov 26 : TV actress Sayantani Ghosh will make a special appearance on "Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai".

Anita roped in for 'Hero' remake

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Actress Anita Hassanandani, who is currently seen in the show "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", has been roped in for the movie remake of Subhash Ghai's "Hero".

Child artist Siddharth 'swims' through role - literally!

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Child artist Siddharth Nigam was in for a shock when the makers of show "Mahakumbh" informed him of an underwater sequence as he didn't know how to swim. But instead of giving up, Siddharth took up the challenge and learnt swimming in four days.

'India's Raw Star' to end with a bang

New Delhi, Nov 26 : The musical journey of the reality show "India's Raw Star" is all set to end on a high note with singers like Kailash Kher, Mohit Chauhan, and Shaan lined up for the final episode.

Ronit Roy denies doing 'Everybody Loves Raymond' spin-off

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Actor Ronit Roy has denied rumours that he has been roped in for the Indian adaptation of the international TV sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond".

Rohit Khurana does a Johnny Depp for Indian TV

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Actor Rohit Khurana will be invading the show "Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal" as a pirate named Alfredo. His look in the shows bears resemblance to that of the iconic character essayed by Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.

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