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Actors give their definition of love this Valentine’s Day

Amit Sarin: I would define love as growing together and being together in happy and sad times.

Himanshu Malhotra: My definition of love would be loving each other no matter how hard times are, supporting and pushing hard to achieve the goals, motivating each other to be better every day.

Vijayendra Kumeria: I would define love as being able to love till we grow old, love is not just holding hands and giving gifts I would say it’s an expression beyond actions, you feel just right to be with the person you are.

Mrunal Jain: Love is being able to love when you yourself don’t feel loved, it’s being able to love the person no matter how miserable she is.

Sharad Malhotra: Love is to accept one’s flaws, still be able to love, it is knowing that you are not alone and home is where your love is.

Adaa Khan: Love is friendship. It is all about heart. Words are not needed always.

Jasmin Bhasin: Love is the pure form of friendship. It need not be always romantic. It is a connection of two hearts.

Mohit Malhotra: Love is a passion with emotion. It makes the sky filled with rainbow

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V-Day is a reminder to love, say TV actors

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is here! TV actors talk about what this day means to them.

Mohit Malhotra: It’s a great day to express love and care for your special one and it’s a reminder for those who are already in love to renew their love vows. With the advent of social media, we get to see more of it since people don’t just express their love and care for their loved ones in person but also put it out there on social media for all to know. Romance to me is loving wholeheartedly without any conditions or reservations. It’s pure and innocent. For me, it’s losing track of time when you are with the person you love.

Ankit Siwach: We don’t need a specific day to show love, it is supposed to be done every day. Valentine’s Day is just like a reminder, to make it even more special for your loved ones. I think people who celebrate it and consider it important, go out and have a blast. Others are part of the celebrations on social media. Romance is a blissful feeling.

Kettan Singh: I’m not Valentine’s day-fan, but I do love the vibe of the day. Streets, restaurants, malls all teeming with love and red hearts. This day, just like all other special days, is big on social media. But I don’t feel Valentine’s Day is limited to Social media. You can see it all around you! For me, romance is someone standing up for you and making you feel confident about yourself. Many people think mush is an expression of romance but I have grown out of it.

Sanjay Gagnani: Valentine’s Day is an important day for me. When I say it is an important day doesn’t mean that it is the only day when one can express love but it acts like a reminder for people to not don’t forget their loved ones. Valentine’s Day doesn’t just mean to express your love for your partner, but you can express your love for anyone be it your father, your mother, your family. The world needs a lot of happiness and days such as these give us that. I’m a very spontaneous person. I don’t really plan things. But if I had to plan something, I would definitely plan to travel with my partner. We might go to an exotic destination.

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Valentine’s Day: Celebrate the day with your family, friends, urge single TV actors

Who says Valentine’s Day is only a day for lovers to express their feelings, even families go out and celebrate Valentine’s Day. TV actor give their take on the same!

Arun Mandola: Yes, that’s true. The new generation is celebrating Valentine’s Day in their own style. It is no more just a day to be spent with your partner. This time I am going to Delhi to celebrate Valentine’s with my family. I am lucky that I am part of a new Bharat.

Dipna Patel: Valentine’s Day is all about expressing love and love is the most beautiful emotion in the world. In India, there is no freedom to express romantic love, especially in smaller cities and towns. People hide and meet their partners. I feel that this needs to change. However, the concept of joint families is prevalent in India and the entire family goes out together on Valentine’s Day, which is amazing.

Aastha Chaudhary: Valentine’s Day is basically a day to express love. It’s not necessary that only couples will celebrate this day, you can celebrate it with your family and friends too. People like me, who are single, can go out with friends. You can plan to have a fun outing with your family too. Valentine’s Day is a festival of love. I won’t be celebrating this day with anyone as all the places are full on the 14of the February. It is so tough to find a place anywhere.

Rahul Sharma: My take on Valentine’s Day is that it is a day of love. Love can be there with lots of people, and not just with your spouse or partners. Most of the people spend their day with their loved ones. If you don’t have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, then you can definitely go out with someone whom you like, they can be your friends or your parents or your siblings. I don’t believe that only this particular day is the day of love. This year, I will not be free because I will be shooting. If I am not, then I will spend the day with me itself.

Adaa Khan: I agree Valentine’s Day is no more a girl and boy for me it’s like a friendship day only. I like to spend time with my friends, who are mostly not from the industry.

Shashank Vyas: Valentine’s Day means the celebration of love and love can be in any form. You can love your brother, sister, father and mother. You don’t need one day to express love, love is forever and a permanent thing. It’s all about the feeling and emotions you feel for another human being.

Jasmin Bhasin: Love is something unconditional, which you feel for another human being. Love is not just a romantic feeling, it can be any form of love that involves pure feelings and emotions. I would go out with friends for dinner.

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TV actors view Valentine’s Day before and after marriage!

They say it’s tough to keep that spark going once a couple gets married….however, is it true? TV actors compare their Valentine’s before and after marriage!

Amit Sarin: Post marriage, I have double reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I met my wife on Valentine’s Day and my1st child, my daughter Vaeda was born on Valentine’s Day. Well, anything which gets popular has scope for marketing, the same is true with Valentine’s Day. Social media has become an integral part of today’s generation, everything including Valentine’s Day is an occasion to showcase on social media. My idea of romance is still the same – to be able to hold each other’s hand, walk together, to travel together, to have meals together, to pull each other’s leg and even after 13yrs of marriage to often say “love you”.

Amal Sehrawat: The frequency of Valentine’s Days post-marriage increases, I mean every day becomes Valentine’s Day. Every occasion is a mix of celebration and marketing these days, and this day is no exception. I celebrate this day with my family. I am sure there are many people like us. Romance, for me, is silently feeling each other’s emotions.

Vijayendra Kumeria: For me, it has been the same before and after marriage. We never went mad after this one particular day as we believe that dedicating one day for love is not cool. I totally agree that it’s a marketing strategy. These days people live an altogether different life on social media. I have seen couples posting cute, loving pictures on social media and all of a sudden you get the news that they are no more in a relationship. It’s quite funny. For me, romance is simply to care for and love someone.

Mrunal Jain: Post marriage, celebrating this day becomes important as you have to make sure that life doesn’t become boring after marriage. You need to put more effort to make it more special than it was before marriage. It is still considered as one of the most special days when people go out in the market and shop for their loved ones. Actually, this day has become more relevant because of social media. According to me, Valentine’s Day should be always between two people rather than showing it off to the world. My idea of romance with my partner would be to listen to her and hear what she has to say, spending more time with her, keeping the phone switched off and giving her all my time.

Himanshu Malhotra: It’s slightly different actually when you are boyfriend-girlfriend, I think you’re slightly more attentive to what Valentine’s Day and Rose and Chocolate Day are all about. Usually, after marriage, days like your anniversary, your birthday, her birthday become more important than Valentine’s day. But having said that, I think once you’re married, you live together and you start seeing each day all the time. So, it’s not like there’s a great curiosity to meet, to go out on a date. Of course, this day brings with it a great marketing strategy as well. I remember buying anything on Valentine’s day is so tough as everything is super duper. A rose, which will generally cost you 20 bucks, will now cost you a hundred bucks. At Archies, everything is very expensive. My idea of romance is very conventional. It’s like a candlelight dinner.

Rohitashv Gour: It depends on you how you celebrate it. Before marriage, you are young and the mind works differently. But after getting married, you get a bit matured and your way of celebrating occasions changes. But the enthusiasm doesn’t die. I see it as a day to celebrate one person who matters to you, like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day.

Arjun Bijlani: I think Valentine’s Day remains the same as before marriage or post marriage. Nothing really changes except maybe your plans for the day, especially after a kid. I think we, as a society, are getting more and more western and we are getting their culture more in our country. Earlier we were a very closed society and Valentine’s Day was not part of our culture. It’s not bad to incorporate something if you feel happy about it. I think everything in life certainly has become for social media, not only Valentine’s Day. I think romance is not only about getting flowers and having ice cream together, putting two straws in one coconut, the way it is portrayed on social media. I think romance is about intellect. It’s about understanding each other.

Sharad Malhotra: The idea of romance should not be limited or restricted to just one day of the year. LOVE is the most powerful and endearing emotion and should be celebrated throughout the year, each day of life and not just on the 14th of Feb (Valentine’s day). The marketing gurus with their gimmicks have made the 14th of Feb very commercial in the form of Valentine goodies, chocolates, balloons, etc…and there are hardly any emotions left to be felt on this particular day.

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Dark Horse’ of Bigg Boss 13

“I feel that Arti could be the ‘Dark Horse’ of Bigg Boss 13”- Samir Soni 

Bigg Boss 13 contestant Arti Singh is currently going very strong with her game and presence on the show. And with the season finally nearing its finale day, like each contestant who has successfully managed to create their own niche and fanbase based on their personality, Arti has been very different from the others in her demeanor and conduct throughout, which has rightfully earned her the tag of the most ‘Dignified’ contestant in the house!

While contestants inside have also praised Arti for being very real and genuine and showcasing her true self to the world. Arti has also earned a lot of support and praise from outside the house from close friends, family, and well-wishers who have loved the way Arti has managed to maintain her dignity and respect so beautifully through the season!

Ex-big boss contestant and Arti’s close friend Samir Soni is also high on praises for Arti’s strong stature throughout the show. Speaking about why he feels Arti could and should win the show this time, he shares,”I feel that Arti could be the ‘Dark Horse’ of Bigg Boss 13! She has throughout the season conducted herself with a lot of dignity and respect, which has rightfully earned her a lot of love and appreciation from people watching the show, especially the elderly and people above a certain age group, who have in fact built a strong liking for her in this season.” 

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WORKING BIRTHDAY FOR NAKUUL

Mehta will be busy promoting his debut web series – Never Kiss Your Best Friend which premieres on Jan 20 on ZEE5.

Birthdays always call for a celebration. And when you have a new project on release, then that celebration is bound to be on a whole other level. Seems like the case with multi-faceted actor Nakuul Mehta who is all set to make his OTT debut with ZEE5’s web series Never Kiss Your Best Friend. A millennial story of friendship and love – the show releases Jan 20 and Nakuul’s been painting the town red (or should we say neon given the super fun looks he’s been sporting) promoting the show. And the promotional madness continues right through his birthday – with interviews, specials and multiple appearances lined up for Jan 17 – His Birthday.

We’ve also been told that the ace actor will be co-hosting a special screening of the series for his industry friends and family at a suburban preview theatre on Jan 17.

Talking about his birthday plans Nakuul Mehta shares, “Even though it’s a working birthday, I know I’m going to enjoy it, as I do all my birthdays – in a different way of course. Despite the hectic schedules, promoting a show that I’m so happy with just makes the entire process meaningful and special. Our show’s trailer and songs have received so much love and I can’t wait for my people to see it on ZEE5.”

The teaser, trailer and songs of the web series have received fantastic traction and his fans cannot wait for the premiere on 20th January!

The series is based on Sumrit Shahi’s best-selling novel of the same name. The 10-episode series is a millennial rom-com starring Nakuul Mehta and Anya Singh and will also see veterans Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and Rituraj Singh, who will play Nakuul’s parents while Niki Aneja and Vivek Mushran will be playing Anya’s parents.

The story is about two best friends, reconnecting after a long separation and the existence of a curious history between them, grappling with their complicated feelings for each other. It plays across two timelines; their youth when their friendship was the highlight of both their lives and their adulthood when they meet after years of separation.

Produced by Sarita A. Tanwar & Niraj Kothari and Directed by Arif Khan the series is all set to premiere on 20th January exclusively on ZEE5.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.zee5.com/zee5originals/details/never-kiss-your-best-friend/0-6-2356/never-kiss-your-best-friend-trailer/0-1-315016

Watch the music video here: https://www.zee5.com/zee5originals/details/never-kiss-your-best-friend/0-6-2356/jaane-na-dunga-kahin-never-kiss-your-best-friend-music-video/0-1-318726

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Zee TV’s Guddan Tumse Na Ho Paega takes a 4-year leap!

Zee TV’s popular fiction show Guddan… Tumse Na Ho Paega, has become a favourite amongst viewers with its unique and never-seen-before concept of the country’s youngest Saas. In the upcoming episodes of the show, viewers are in for a dramatic and unusual twist in the storyline. Post a fair share of trials and tribulations that came their way, audiences saw the show’s hero Akshat (played by Nishant Singh Malkani) falling knee-deep in love with his wife Guddan (played by Kanika Mann).

One after another, the righteous couple has been attacked physically and emotionally by their obsessive lovers like Antara (played by Daljiet Kaur) and Vikrant (played by Pawan Shankar). In the last few episodes, Antara has been successful in creating a misunderstanding which has forced Guddan to leave the house and in turn convinced Akshat to marry Antara as a revenge against Guddan for allegedly aborting their child.

As Akshat and Guddan part ways, the storyline will take a 4 year leap and will present Guddan in an all-new avatar! Established as a popular film actress, Guddan has finally achieved her dream of becoming an actress with her sister Revti by her side as her trusted aide. On the other hand, the Jindal house has been adversely affected by the separation of Akshat and Guddan. While Akshat is on a self-destruction spree and doesn’t care about anyone anymore, Antara has made life of the people in the Jindal house a nightmare and no one is happy anymore. Amidst such a pitiful state, Dadi is still hopeful that some day Guddan will come back into their lives and fix everything.

Talking about the leap Kanika Mann said, “We absolutely adore our audience and we are overwhelmed by how they give us so much love and that is why we want to give them our best. We try different story lines and drama so that we can keep them entertained. The upcoming track will give our audience a lot of freshness in the show and I am sure they are going to enjoy it especially with my new avatar as a popular and successful actress.”

Nishant Singh Malkani said, “While we all crave happy endings, the reality is always far from it. Guddan and Akshat are one of the most loved on-screen couples and I always like to hear my audience reactions when they see us braving the challenges and reuniting. I am glad the makers of the show are keeping it real for Akshan and show the various aspects of a relationship unfold on screen as the two face their worst fears every now and then to overcome and reunite. I would love to see the audience reaction to our new lives post leap and hope they will enjoy the new twist in the lives of Akshan.”

With Antara in full power of the house, Akshat in a state of agony, will Guddan ever come back to Jindal House? How will Akshat fix Jindal house problems this time? Is it over or it’s a new beginning for #Akshan?

To know more, tune in to Guddan… Tumse Na Ho Paega every Monday to Saturday at 08:00 PM only on Zee TV!

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Karan Jotwani roped in for Zee TV’s new fiction offering ‘Qurbaan Hua’

There’s just a handful of people in life that any of us would give a hand and leg for … it could be anyone from a dearly cherished childhood friend to your spouse to a close sibling but for most of us in India, it is our family. Zee TV’s next primetime offering Qurbaan Hua is an intense drama about two passionate and young individuals, caught in a crossfire of destiny.

They’re on a mission of their own, driven by the love and pride of their family. Despite being two completely different people hailing from starkly different backgrounds and cultures, Neel and Chahat are about to sacrifice the single-most important and intimate relationship of life and tie the knot with each other, without a trace of love that forms the foundation of any marriage.

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hile he is burning with the fire of revenge for his sister’s death, she is single-mindedly determined to clear her abbu’s name as she’s convinced he’s had no role to play in the death of Neel’s sister. The question, then, is – What lengths will they go to for the love and pride of their family?
Zee TV has roped in Karan Jotwani, who was last seen in Zee TV’s Aap Ke Aa Jane Se, to play the role of Neel in Qurbaan Hua.

Neel is an emotional young man, particularly close to his sister. In fact, he is one of the most eligible bachelors in town with big city dreams and someone everyone just instinctively loves. Catch his world turn upside down and his ugliest side brought to the fore when his sister is painfully snatched away from him, filling him with violent rage and the thirst to eliminate the one man he holds responsible for her death.

Talking about his character, Karan Jotwani revealed, “I am thankful to be a part of yet another impactful show on Zee TV after Aap Ke Aa Jane Se. I chose the show not only because of its unique, evocative story but also because my character is very strong and challenging. In fact, the show is based on an extremely basic human insight of going the extra mile for the love and pride of one’s family and loved ones.

So, I am excited to start work on the show and I hope my fans who I hold dear and close to me, continue to shower me and the show with love, and understand the nuances of the story.”

Produced by Full House Media, the story of Qurbaan Hua is based in the majestic hills of Devprayag where the two rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi blend seamlessly to form and together be called Ganga. The show brings forward the journey of two equally powerful and head strong individuals whose destinies find them entering the institution of marriage with agendas of their own, a move that is about to change their fate forever.
Find out more about Qurbaan Hua on Zee TV!

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India’s best dancer के ऑडिशन दिल्ली में, 18 जनवरी को

नई दिल्ली, अपने किड्स डांस रियलिटी शो – सुपर डांसर की सफलता के बाद अब सोनी एंटरटेनमेंट टेलीविजन इंडियाज़ बेस्ट डांसर के जरिए 15 से 30 साल की उम्र के टैलेंट को मंच प्रदान करेगा। फरवरी में प्रसारित होने जा रहे इस शो में इस साल वीकेंड्स पर भव्य नजारे देखने को मिलेंगे! जहां टेरेंस लुईस, गीता कपूर और मलाइका अरोड़ा खान जैसे जाने-माने डांस महारथी इस शो के जजिंग पैनल में शामिल होंगे, वहीं मशहूर कॉमेडियन भारती सिंह और उनके पति हर्ष लिंबाचिया इस शो को होस्ट करेंगे। इतना ही नहीं, इस शो में डांस जगत के 12 खास मेंटर्स होंगे, जो चुने गए टैलेंट का हुनर संवारेंगे।

इंडियाज़ बेस्ट डांसर के ऑडिशन देश भर में आयोजित किए जाएंगे, जिसमें डांस प्रतिभाओं को अपना श्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन करने और इस शो में भाग लेने के लिए आमंत्रित किया जा रहा है। इस शो के पहले ऑडिशन दिल्ली में 18 जनवरी को श्री वेंकटेश्वर इंटरनेशनल स्कूल, सेक्टर-18, द्वारका, नई दिल्ली में होंगे सुबह 8 से 2 बजे। दिल्ली की संस्कृति नृत्य और संगीत से काफी प्रभावित है। मशहूर वेस्टर्न स्टाइल से लेकर लोकनृत्य तक, दिल्ली अपनी जोशीली और रंग-बिरंगी डांस प्रस्तुतियों के लिए जाना जाता है। तो आपको किस बात का इंतजार है? यदि आपको लगता है कि आप बेस्ट हैं, तो इंडियाज़ बेस्ट डांसर के ऑडिशन देने तक चैन से ना बैठें!

दिल्ली के प्रतिभागियों को एक खास संदेश देते हुए टेरेंस लुईस ने कहा, “इस बार हम जजों को इम्प्रेस करने के लिए डांसर को वाकई खास होने की जरूरत होगी। हमने रियलिटी शोज़ में इतना टैलेंट देखा है कि अब हमें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर के डांसर्स देखने की जरूरत महसूस होती है, जो सच्चे परफॉर्मर्स की तरह सचमुच हमारा ध्यान आकर्षित करें। यह इसलिए भी जरूरी है क्योंकि यह इस शो का पहला सीज़न है और हम चाहते हैं कि इसका स्तर वाकई ऊंचा हो। यह यकीनन आसान नहीं रहने वाला क्योंकि मैं ऐसे किसी को भी नहीं चुनूंगा जो बेस्ट ना हो।!”

आगे जज गीता कपूर ने कहा, “हम एक प्रतिभाशाली देश में रहते हैं, जहां हर राज्य की अपनी एक अलग संस्कृति है और मुझे यकीन है कि प्रतिभागियों की भी अपनी अनूठी शैलियां होंगी। मैं हर एक प्रतिभागी को शुभकामनाएं देना चाहती हूं। इस बार मैं चाहूंगी कि प्रतिभागी भांगड़ा या कालबेलिया जैसी लोक नृत्य शैलियों, या फिर मोहिनीअट्टम, ओडीसी, कत्थक या भरतनाट्यम जैसे शास्त्रीय नृत्यों की प्रस्तुति लेकर मंच पर आएं। उम्मीद है सभी प्रतिभागी, बॉलीवुड डांस को भी वो सम्मान देंगे जिसका वह हकदार है। हमारा विचार यह है कि प्रतिभागी हमें सिर्फ फ्लिप्स या स्टंट्स दिखाकर प्रभावित ना करें बल्कि हमारे सामने डांस को उसके सच्चे स्वरूप में प्रस्तुत करें।”

तो आप भी अपने डांसिंग शूज़ पहनकर इंडियाज़ बेस्ट डांसर के ऑडिशन में अपना सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन करने के लिए तैयार हो जाइए, शनिवार 18 जनवरी को श्री वेंकटेश्वर इंटरनेशनल स्कूल, दिल्ली में।

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Here’s Your Chance to Audition for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs!

Auditions for the new season are now open and will be held in Delhi on Sunday 19th January 2020 

Delhi, 16th January:  After ruling reality television and winning the audiences over with melodious renditions and dhamakedaar performances by its phenomenally talented child singers from across the country, Zee TV’s marquee singing reality show for kids Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs is back. If you think that you have what it takes to become the next Li’l champ, you need to rush to the closest venue in order to audition for the all new season! Sugandha Date was crowned the winner of the previous season while the nation was introduced to an array of talented singing prodigies like Shreyan Bhattacharya, Anjali Gaikwad, Tanya Sharma, Shanmukhpriya, Sonakshi Kar and everyone’s favourite ‘Chote Bhagwaan’ Jayas Kumar. Taking the legacy of recognizing child singers and giving them a platform to discover their talent at such a young age forward, the show once again sets out to scout for a fresh new batch of young music aspirants and will be conducting auditions across various cities. The auditions in the city will be held on Sunday, 19th January 2020, 8:00 AM onwards at Happy Model School, Janakpuri, Block B 2, BB Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110058.

But participation will only be possible for contestants who have registered. So, if you think your kid has the potential and the talent to win the nation’s heart with their melodious voice and are in the age group of up to 15 years, then it’s time to block your spot, give a call on 7304189194/ 8828290291 to register for the auditions. In the coming days, the auditions will be held in Nagpur and Mumbai.

Get ready to watch the young singing prodigies turn their dreams into reality as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs will air soon on Zee TV