April 8, 2020
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The eternal chocolate boy of the TV industry and one of the sexiest man of Asia , actor Vivian Dsena is surely one actor who is missed terribly on screen. The actor, who was last seen in Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, reportedly left the show because of a time leap and has not taken up anything new as of now. Here is why we want him back!

  • He made us fall in love with him right from his show Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahani. His portrayal of the dashing Abhay Raichand was simply amazing.
  • His show Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon was another show which had us literally drooling over him. Not only was his character strong, but is well-remembered even today. His Jodi with Drashti Dhami was clearly incredible and we still miss that seeing such chemistry on screen today.
  • Well, as we have already mentioned before, his chocolate boy looks are to die for. He might not have the most well-chiseled body or six-pack abs, but Vivian surely has a charm, which one cannot miss. Don’t you agree?
  • His versatility as an actor can also be seen in the various shows that he has done. Each role has been so unique and different. We hope we get to see him in more unique characters.
  • Last, but not the least, the fact that Vivian has never run after popularity is what makes him so special. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Vivian has always managed to keep a low profile, which has piqued the audience’s interest in him.

Well, all we can say is that we can’t wait for Vivian to be back on screen!

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Actress Amrita Prakash (Patiala Babes) is spending her time in quarantine as productively as she can. She has started posting online skin care tutorial for her fans and followers. When asked, she says,”I am not someone who likes to use too much makeup.

I prefer showing my natural energy and beauty while keeping my skin healthy. I was getting a lot of requests on my social media asking me on how I maintain healthy skin. On watching skin care videos by vloggers and makeup artists out there I realised most of them are pushing fancy and expensive products onto people.

In my opinion, skin care does not have to be so expensive. Also, I only use cruelty free make up and skin care products. I wanted to share this idea with people who are unaware of the cruel animal testing that goes on behind their favourite brands. Surely, we don’t need to make animals suffer for our superficial needs.” Speaking on her own mother and grand mother’s skin regime she adds,”My nani and my mom both have amazing skin.

Their secret has been to only use natural remedies. I have incorporated their ideology into skin care routine. Thus, I use a lot of ‘ghar ke nuskhe’ along with natural and organic products.

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The past few days have been fraught with anxiety for television actor Shivin Narang — the highrise near Infiniti Mall in Malad west, where he resides, has been identified as a containment zone by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). On Thursday, after one of the residents with a recent history of foreign travel tested positive for COVID-19, the BMC officials swung into action and sealed the residential complex that consists of six buildings.

Narang, who lives with his parents, says, “The buildings were sealed few days ago. We have no choice but to adhere to the guidelines. Residents have been told not to step out to buy essentials; we can place orders online or ask for home delivery. The essentials are being dropped at the main gate and we have to pick them up from there.” Sakshi Tanwar is among the many small screen stars who stay at the Malad address.

Narang, who was part of the latest instalment of Khatron Ke Khiladi, believes that such extreme actions are necessary in the face of the crisis. However, the actor points out that the current situation may pose difficulty for senior citizens in the buildings. “It is a tough task for senior citizens as it is a huge complex, and they have to walk almost half a kilometer to reach the entrance and pick up their supplies. But we are all following the rules. Everyone has to cooperate to stop the spread of the virus.” Other actors who live in the building include Ankita Lokhande, Sakshi Tanwar and Ashita Dhawan.

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Ramayan, Circus, and Mahabharat have made a comeback on screen, and we are loving it. Here are the other shows which these TV actors wish would come back.

Amrita Prakash: I think we had some beautiful shows on television in the 90s. There are some wonderful shows that I have grown up watching and performing in, which influenced me as a performer and a person. I feel blessed to have been part of television during its golden age, in the late 90s and early 2000s- with shows like ‘Rishtey’ and ‘star bestsellers’ – which were completely story-centric. As opposed to the TRP-centric storyline we have today, back then every story was spun and told so beautifully, with performances that moved the soul. How I wish we would only bring back these shows to re watch but also to remake. I miss being a part of that wondrous era in Indian television.

Mohsin Khan: I would again like to see Dekh Bhai Dekh and Fauji. I have heard so much about these shows and I really want to watch them.

Rohitashv Gour: Re-telecasting Ramayan and Mahabharat is a very good thing because people won’t step out from there house when these shows are on. We should target villages as well as towns. Village people will be more connected to Ramayan and Mahabharat kind of shows and the town people will be more connected to the shows like Tamas, Buniyaad, Byomkesh Bakshi. These serials were very famous during that period. Another shows like Mr. Yogi, Yeh jo hai Zindagi, Rajni should also re-telecast.

Sharad Malhotra: I used to religiously finish all my homework before time so Sunday mornings could be happily spent watching my favorite classic animated superhero character – HE-MAN and the masters of the Universe. I wish this series could be retelecast on TV.

Mohit Malhotra: Ramayana and Mahabharat both are amazing to watch again. They have been cult shows and I have grown watching them every Sunday morning. I remember when it would telecast, you’d have no traffic outside on the roads since most of us were watching these shows at that time.

Rishina Kandhari: I would like to see Malgudi Days because I have heard amazing things about the show. I have also read a couple of stories amd I really wish it’s telecast again for me to learn more about it. I liked RK Narayan’s writing as well.

Parull Chaudhry: It’s fabulous to know that these shows are coming back. Today, I saw the first episode of Ramayan and it completely took me back to my childhood days. I don’t remember much of the show accept Ram, Ravan and Sita and Dashrath Ji. It was so nice to see the show today. We were all sitting and watching it together. I think we will watch the repeat at 9 pm also. I am looking forward to seeing Circus as well. I want to see Shahrukh Khan back then. I think we should retelecast Banegi Apni Baat, it was one of those wonderful shows and if we come a little more ahead, then it should be Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. These are the two shows which definitely should be retelecast.

Amal Sehrawat: I feel Dekh Bhai Dekh should be retelecast. It was a sitcom produced by Jaya Bachchan and had an ensemble cast of talented actors like Navin Nishchol, Shekhar Suman, Sushma Seth and many others. It had beautifully portrayed in a humorous way various problems solved together by family, reflecting their love and attachment for each other.

Kettan Singh: I want Hum Paanch, Grihlaxmi ka Jinn, the entire season of He-Man and Giant Robot to come back on TV. I have a list actually, Just Mohabbat, Shankar Jai Kishan are at the top of that. I know the retelecast will find a lot more audience.

Kunal Thakur: Ramayan and Mahabharat will be very nice to watch because we have seen these throughout our childhood. Circus, I haven’t seen so I will be very happy to see it. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai will be very nice to watch again as well because, at this sad time, we get stressed and this affects our body. So we should see a comedy show so that we can laugh.

Amit Sarin: We used to watch these shows with our entire family and the beauty was that everyone used to find the time to be able to do so! It used to bring the entire family together, kids to elders. I would love to see shows such as Hum log, Yeh jo hai Zindagi, Malgudi days, Mungeri lal ke Haseen Sapney, Kyon Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on air again.

Vikas Sethi: I love Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Nukkad, Circus, Fauji because these are part of my childhood memories. I hope these also come back on screen. I can’t wait to watch them again.

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दुनिया पर इस समय खतरनाक कोरोनावायरस का खतरा मंडरा रहा है. जिसके चलते देश को 21 दिनों के लिए लॉकडाउन किया गया है. देश में कोरोनावायरस (Coronavirus) से संक्रमित लोगों के आंकड़े भी लगातार बढ़ रहे हैं. ऐसे मे एक फैन ने जब सिद्धार्थ शुक्ला को बताया है कि वह कोरोनावायरस से संक्रमित है, जिसके बाद बिग बॉस विनर ने ट्वीट करके अपने फैन को कुछ यूं ढांढस बंधाई है.

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दरअसल, एक फैन ने ट्वीट करते हुए लिखा, “मैं कोरोनावायरस (Coronavirus) से संक्रमित हूं, कृप्या मुझे अपनी दुआओं में याद रखना. अगर मैं वापस नहीं लौट पाई तो सिद्धार्थ से कहना कि मैं ट्विटर पर केवल उनके लिए आई हूं और मैं उन्हें हमेशा प्यार करती रहूंगी.” फैन के इस ट्वीट का सिद्धार्थ शुक्ला (Sidharth Shukla) ने भी जवाब दिया.

सिद्धार्थ शुक्ला (Sidharth Shukla) ने ट्वीट करते हुए लिखा, “हाय हानिया, मुझे ये सुनकर काफी दुख हुआ. लेकिन कोई नहीं, तुम जल्दी ही ठीक हो जाओगी और डॉक्टर्स तुम्हारा अच्छे से ध्यान रखेंगे. सामाजिक दूरी का ध्यान रखना, जिससे यह किसी और तक ना पहुंच जाए. तुम्हारे जल्दी ठीक होने के लिए प्रार्थना कर ली है और आगे करूंगा भी. मजबूत रहें.” सिद्धार्थ शुक्ला के इस ट्वीट के बाद से ही फैन्स लगातार इस पर कमेंट कर रहे हैं और अपनी प्रतिक्रिया दे रहे हैं.

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They say that, ‘You don’t choose a character, the character chooses you.’ And something special has happened with Star Bharat’s ‘Ek Thi Rani Ek Tha Raavan’ fame Ram Yashvardhan.

The show ‘Jag Jaanani Maa Vaishno Devi- Kahani Mata Rani Ki having recently taken a leap, has seen Puja Banerjee being roped in to essay the character of Maa Vaishno Devi and as the character of elder Vaishno took a replacement it was ought to have Bhaironath in it.

Sources said that the makers of the show were looking for someone with a strong personality to play the character of Bhaironath and when offered the role Ram Yashvardhan took this as an opportunity to showcase his skills that he is best known for.

The talented actor said, “Bhaironath was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. I have played Shiva previously in a show so this character seems very connected to me. The character is really strong and with a lot of variations. It takes a lot of hard work and I hope I will do justice to this character and I also hope that the audience appreciate my work and efforts towards it.”

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Known for her strong character portrayals on television, actor Neha Marda has been winning hearts with each performance. The actress is all set to return to Zee TV, stepping into the shoes of Shubra in her upcoming show – Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti. Neha will be seen playing the role of a mother and homemaker based in Pune.

Her character, Shubra, is a phenomenally talented woman who had enjoyed a successful stint in designing before marriage. Much like the character, she herself is gifted in more ways than one. While everyone knows how good she is at acting, little do most people know that she’s quite a star when it comes to music. In fact, Neha has been honing her singing skills throughout her career, recording and publishing cover versions of popular songs on her social media handles. And she plans to continue singing as long as she can!

An ecstatic Neha shared, “Singing has always been more than just a hobby. It’s a part of who I am! As a kid, I used to try my hand at songs of all the top musicians and my journey began from there. In fact, music has always been my go-to happy place, it is where I find my solace. Since a few years, I’ve been recording and putting up covers of my favourite tracks on social media. It is my way of putting it out there for the world to see and listen to my renditions. I believe music makes everything better and that’s how I would like to contribute to everyone’s happiness, by bringing music to their lives.”

Wouldn’t you also like to see Neha Marda sing on screen? In the meantime, catch Neha as the wonderful Shubra in Zee TV’s Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti soon!

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TikTok is one of the most used apps today and common people, as well as celebrities, are using it today. However, its Chinese origin posts a question on many user’s minds whether to continue to use it or not. There is a general perception that China has made the Coronavirus intentionally to disrupt the world economy and due to this, all Chinese products must be banned. Actors give their take.

Amrita Prakash: In my opinion, apps like TikTok are absolutely ridiculous and I don’t use them anyway. It’s the kind of content and narcissism that makes my brain hurt. As far as Chinese ownership is concerned, are we banning all Chinese imports and cutting off trade relations with China? And why just India? Has the UN declared that the spread of Covid-19 was an intentional move by China so the world will boycott them? Let’s face it- this happened to them as much as it did to us. So, let’s be a little more human and a little less arrogant.

Parull Chaudhry: Definitely TikTok should be banned because of its Chinese origin and yes, of course, we are using it for our entertainment purpose. It’s a big social medium but since China has been irresponsible in handling the corona situation and handling a lot of other things and there is a lot of news that all this was planned by them to destroy all the economy of the world, so I think I would definitely support this ban.

Vikas Sethi: Why TikTok, there are thousands of products made in china like mobiles, laptops, TVs, your decoration lights and millions of other products. To pick one thing because it’s social media is not fair.

Vijayendra Kumeria: Its an individual’s choice whether to use TikTok or not. I personally am not a fan of this app. I feel it is unproductive to make such videos but I don’t think that because corona started in China.

Kettan Singh: Corona Virus that originated from Wuhan in China was because of humans there consuming bats. It was not because they were making Tik Tok videos. A virus mutates and attacks humans in general, not a particular ethnicity or caste or religion or colour. So let’s not call unnecessary bans which will have no effect on the corona.

People are enjoying their space on Tik Tok making entertaining videos and doing their bit. And if we come down to banning Chinese things, we will have to ban a majority of things that we use on a daily basis that are made in China. So let’s be practical and do what’s necessary to stay safe.

Rishina Kandhari: Tiktok should definitely be deleted. It’s not because of corona or something but it’s a nuisance for the eyes and ears as well. I hate TikTok and I am not on TikTok and never will be. I think that people should delete it. I know there are a lot of celebrities in TikTok and they are encouraging it and TikTok is paying them a huge amount of money.

But I think they are being ridiculed by everybody and that’s not good. China is trying to become the next superpower, people are saying or assuming that they have done this all deliberately. Life in China is back to normal and the manufacturing of almost everything has begun over there. The gloves and mass which we are wearing are manufactured over there and supplied to different parts of the world, which is again not good.

Kunal Thakur: Tiktok is an application from China and the virus has also come from China. But this is not related to any application and I know actors and people who enjoy Tiktok quite a lot. These days they are making full use of the application but I don’t think TikTok should be banned. But yes, I know that in TikTok many useless things run which doesn’t make any sense. Many people risk their life because of TikTok videos and many times they do such unsafe things which are not advisable. But I don’t think there is any co-relation with Coronavirus.

Shashank Vyas: Personally, I am not on TikTok as I am not so fond of it and neither does it attract me. I wasn’t aware that it’s based out of China till recently when I read in some articles online demanding for a Ban on Tiktok. As we all are aware, the origin of coronavirus is in China. Now, there is a theory floating on social media and the minds of a lot of Indians too that it is a man-made virus and a strategy by China.

Today, like any other Indian, I am pained and hurt to see what all is happening around us, be it the loss of lives, economy, poor people suffering badly and what not. Call me emotionally hurt right now but I can’t derive entertainment out of an app that’s completely based out of China. It’s earning its major revenue and fan following from India. Also, there have been so many registered deaths (especially youth) while making TikTok videos. Not only TikTok, I will try to refrain from using whatever Chinese products that come in my direct contact and knowledge. And trust me there is a huge number of people who feel like this today once you check out social media platforms where petitions are being raised and signed to ban TikTok.

Shweta Rohira: I haven’t used TikTok much and I am not too active on it. So, the ones who are using it would be the right ones to comment. However, if it’s entertaining us in this difficult phase, there’s no harm. We have so many things that are made in China that if we ban or refrain from using all of them, we will be left with very few things. This also should make us realize that we need to in future value and motivate things and apps made in India too so that more and more Make in India items rule the digital world.

Amal Sehrawat: Are you serious? If that’s the case then almost everything we use i.e. mobiles, televisions and many other household items, industrial items, etc should also be banned as most of them are manufactured in China. The need of the hour is to fight against COVID 19 and not against any nation.

Jasmin Bhasin: I think it would be very mean to say that because it started from China, so China spread Covid 19. I don’t think any country would do this intentionally or China did this intentionally. It’s just was a virus that originated from there and it has spread. We shouldn’t be blaming anybody but instead, we should be following all the safety precautions to get over it. Also, it would be a very mean thing to stop using TikTok because it’s origin is in China. I think we should keep using the application.

Rohitashv Gour: I agree that TikTok has come from China. But people have loved this app so much that I don’t think they will stop using this app. Because of this, they will be able to showcase their creative side and acting skills. They feel that to showcase their talent, this is the best platform. If people don’t put any vulgar content on this, then I don’t think that is application is bad. At least this app keeps people busy and is not bad for our country. I know that Corona has originated from China which is bad but TikTok is good that’s the reason we should not ban it.

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As we try to pass our time during this lockdown, TV channels are also doing their bit by bringing back cult shows such as Ramayan, Circus, and Mahabharat. These shows are being telecast again. Actor Rahul Sharma says that this is a great time for the younger generation to understand our culture and where we come from. “These shows are historical. I have grown up watching these shows and they have helped me gain a different kind of perspective in life, a basic ideology about life.

So, when you telecast these kinds of shows, firstly people will work on their Hindi and secondly, they will understand our culture, the kind of ideology we share from our ancient times. They will understand the thought process of Ram and Krishna. I think today’s generation can really benefit from these shows,” says Rahul, who is part of Pyar Ki Luka Chuppi.

He adds, “I am not sure how much they will connect to these shows though. I feel if we expose our children to these kinds of shows, it will be great for their mental health. It will create a good impact on them.”

Rahul, too, is happy to watch these shows again. “I am happy that I am getting to relive my memories. I remember how I used to spend my days watching Ramayan, Mahabharat, and Circus. These were my favorite shows,” he says.

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Making optimum use of the lockdown, the 90s most popular band ‘A Band of Boys’ has composed and released a song straight from their homes. Titled Yaari, the first of its kind song, is the band’s contribution to lift up everyone’s spirits, to communicate that it’s possible to stay indoors and to let creativity thrive.

Throwing light on how did the idea came into being, Karan Oberoi, lead vocalist of the band said, “The idea came to us while chatting about the fears that surround us in the time of corona and how much it has unsettled everyone.”

“Innovation is the need of the hour and in such times music can really add the healing touch,” he feels.

Speaking of how cumbersome the process of recording the song outside a studio (from each one’s home) was, Karan says, “It was difficult and complex because of the general lag in transmission. Each one of us (the band members) had to recalibrate the timing to not go off sync and miss the rhythm. We had to rehearse day and night to get the desired output.”

“Recording a song like that made us admire the yesteryear singers and musicians who performed like that without the option of a second take. I felt good having been able to pull it off,” he added.

‘Yaari’ is composed by Chin2 Bhosle and penned by Karan himself.
Karan also tells about what this song holds for the audience. He states, “It’s real and raw. It’s a song about friendship and about staying positive through difficult times. Yaari is an ode to the indomitable human spirit.”