April 19, 2019
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An evil daughter-in-law, true-life events and amazing performances, Dipti Kalwani’s (Sunny Side Up’s) Ek Bhram- Sarvagun Sampanna is surely a must-watch. We tell you why!

  1. Unique concept: The promo is enough the reveal that the show has a rather unique concept. While you feel that Jahnavi’s sister has a perfect life now as she is entering a loving, wealthy family, there is a sinister element that comes in right at the end. That sure is enough to drive us to watch the show! Isn’t it?
  2. The ensemble cast including Ayub Khan, Parikshit Sahani, Nasir Khan, Tanvi Dogra, and Tina Philip all under one roof in one show.
  3. Shrenu Parikh: If you loved her in Ishqbaaz, you are sure to love her more in this show. She will be seen breaking the stereotypes of a typical daughter in law. More of an anti-heroine, her character plots to destroy her in-laws. Now, that’s something we have not seen before.
  4. The look: Well, this show is seriously giving us some major wardrobe goals. While the wedding look has amazing traditional wear, the other promo features Jahnavi in everyday life and we just love her easy breezy sari.
  5. Zain Imam: Seen in Naamkarann, the actor is simply brilliant in the show. He plays ex-army personnel. Well! We surely can’t wait for this one to start!

स्टार भारत में प्रकाशित लोकप्रिय सीरियल मुस्कान की अभिनेत्री शीतल अंतनि को बेजुबान जानवरों से अलग ही लगाव है। उनके घर में उनका पालतू कुत्ता जिसका नाम टाइसन है उनकी भी एक अलग कहानी है। लेकिन अभी मुस्कान की ये अभिनेत्री अपने सेट पर ज्यादा समय बिताती है जहाँ पर सेट पर आवारा जानवर उनके दोस्त बन चुके है। आज वैसे भी अन्तराष्ट्री पैठ दिवस है जहाँ लोग अपने अपने फालतू बेजुबान जानवरों के साथ खुशियां और उत्साह का समय वयतीत करते है।
शीतल अंतनि का मन्ना है की इंसान धीरे धीरे अपनी इंसानियत खोते जा रहा है और वो खुद के बारें में ज्यादा सोचने लगा है, ना की दूसरों के बारें में सोचे, इसीलिए में सोचती हूँ की इंसान से ज्यादा जानवर ज्यादा वफ़ा दर और प्यारे होते है, उन्हें जितना प्यार आप देंगे उससे ज्यादा वो आपसे करने लगेंगे बॉस सिर्फ एक कदम उनके और चलने की देरी है। आप खुद ही जान जायेंगे की वो बिना इंसानी जुबान बोले कितना कुछ कहे देते है। शीतल अंतनि अपना फ्री टाइम इन बेजुबान जानवरों के साथ बिताना पसंद करती है, उन्होंने इस ख़ास दिन पर अपने इंस्टाग्राम अकाउंट पर ये पिक्चर शेयर की और लिखा है पैसा आपके लिए एक अच्छा कुत्ता खरीद कर दे सकता है मगर प्यार उस कुत्ते को अच्छी जि़न्दगी और वफादारी सीखा सकता है।
शीतल अंतनि ने हिंदी और गुजरती इंडस्ट्री में कई सालों से काम कर रही, 12 साल की उम्र से वह कमरे के सामने अभिनय करती आ रही है। उन्होंने इक्यावन, बालिका वधु, सपना बाबुल का, खिड़की जैसे कई हिंदी सीरियल्स में अपने अभिनय का परचम लहरा चुकी है, साथ ही गुजरती थ्रेटर में उन्हें रंगीलो राजा प्ले में बेस्ट एक्ट्रेस के अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया गया है।
शीतल अंतनि बहुत ही जल्द बड़े परदे पर भी नजर आने वाली है।

कास्टिंग डायरेक्टर से एक्टर बनीं अंजलि प्रिया नौसिखिया होने का सही उदाहरण हैं और उनका मानना है कि वर्तमान समय में खासतौर से किसी एक चीज में पारंगत होना अलग बात है, हर व्यक्ति को कम से 2.3 हुनर तो आना ही चाहिये, भले ही वह उसका इस्तेमाल करे या ना करे, लेकिन सीखना जरूर चाहिये। मैं भी अर्धांगिनी की अभिनेत्री के व्यक्तित्व के कई सारे रूप हैं, जो उनके हर अंदाज को खास बनाता है। अंजलि एक प्रशिक्षित कत्थक डांसर हैं। इतना ही नहीं शॉट्स के बीच में वह थोड़ा बैले डांस भी सीखती हैं। इस अभिनेत्री को गाना भी पसंद हैए वैसे वह खुद को इस मामले में खुशकिस्मत नहीं मानतीं। लेकिन यह बात उन्हें गाना गाने से रोक नहीं पाती। अंजलि ने मार्शल आट्र्स में भी बेसिक ट्रेनिंग ली है और साथ ही तलवारबाजी के भी कुछ गुर सीखे हैं। साथ ही अपने खाली समय में थोड़ा डूडलिंग करना भी पसंद करती हैं।
मैं भी अर्धांगिनी की कहानी के मौजूदा ट्रैक में चित्रा के सर्वगुण संपन्न वाले रूप को दिखाया जा रहा है, जोकि अंजलि के वास्तविक जीवन से काफी मिलती.जुलती है। कई लोग यह सोच सकते हैं कि ढेर सारी चीजों पर फोकस करना दृढ़ता की बजाय एक कमजोरी है, लेकिन अंजलि ऐसा नहीं मानती हैं, उनका कहना हैए आपके पास सिर्फ एक जिंदगी है, तो फिर क्यों ना वे सभी चीजें की जायें जो आपको पसंद हों। अपने पसंद की हर चीज करने और सीखने की कोशिश करें, चाहे वह डांस होए कोई नया हुनर हो या फिर कोई भी ऐसी चीज जो चलन में हो।
इस अभिनेत्री के पास उन चीजों की एक सूची है, जिन्हें वह रचनात्मक रूप से करना चाहती हैं। हर बार वह कुछ नया सीखना चाहती हैं और फिर वह उस सूची पर निशान लगा देती हैं। अंजलि साल में दो महीने कुछ नया और रोचक सीखने के लिये छुट्टी पर रहती हैं। इससे जीवन और भी रोमांचक हो जाता है।
सही ही कहा गया है। भविष्य उसी का है जो ज्यादा से ज्यादा हुनर सीखता है और उन्हें रचनात्मक रूप में शामिल करता है। तो फिर अंजलि के नक्शेकदम पर चलें!

स्टार प्लस के आगामी डेली सोप एक भ्रम. सर्व गुन संपन्न में छोटे पर्दे की बहुचर्चित अभिनेत्री श्रेनु पारिख द्वारा निभाये जाने वाली अनूठी और अपारंपरिक बहू, जाह्नवी के कारण दर्शकों बीच जिज्ञासा बड़ा दी है। पूरी तरह से अपने किरदार में ढलने वाली अभिनेत्री ने शो के लिए स्वयं अपना नाम चुना है।
निजी जिंदगी में अभिनेत्री को जान्हवी नाम से बेहद लगाव है और इसलिए श्रेनु ने ही निर्माताओं को इस नाम का सुझाव दिया जो तुरंत सहमत हो गए। घरेलू और विनम्र बहु की रूढि़वादिता को तोड़ते हुएए जाह्नवी इस शो में खलनायिका की भूमिका के कारण सुर्खियों में छाई हुई है।
इश्कबाज़ में अपनी अदाकारी से तहलका मचाने के बादए श्रेनु पारिख अब छोटे पर्दे पर एक अनोखी कहानी के साथ प्रशंसकों का मनोरंजन करने के लिए तैयार हैं जहाँ शो की मुख्य नायिका ही विलेन है।
हाल ही में रिलीज हुए शो के दिलचस्प प्रोमो ने दर्शकों के बीच जिज्ञासा बढ़ा दी है जिसमें जान्हवी एक आदर्श बहू होने का दिखावा करती है,्र जबकि वही जाह्नवी अपने ससुराल वालों के खिलाफ साजिश रचते हुए भी नजऱ आ रही है।
स्टार प्लस पर 22 अप्रैल से प्रसारित होने वाला शो एक भ्रम. सर्व गुन संपन्न सुमित सोडानी द्वारा निर्देशित और सनी साइड अप फिल्म्स द्वारा निर्मित हैए जिसमें श्रेनु पारिख और ज़ैन इमाम मुख्य भूमिकाओं में नजऱ आएंगे।

Every actor in real life faces some or the other fear or phobia that they attempt to overcome while they perform in television shows. It takes a lot of courage to overcome your fears and inhibitions and for actors who are constantly in front of the camera it gets even tougher to perform a scene that needs them to defeat their fears.

Simran Kaur, who has proved her acting prowess with her role in &TV’s show Agnifera will soon be seen in &TV supernatural show Laal Ishq. The actor happened to reveal a phobia she recently overcame while shooting a scene of the show. Narrating an incident from the shoot of an episode that gave the actress nightmares after the shot, she said, “I had to shoot for a scene which required me to dunk myself in a bathtub. I have a huge phobia towards water and I found it extremely difficult to enact that scene with utmost ease. In fact while I was performing the first take I thought I almost drowned in the bathtub. I had to ask the team to give me some time before I could go for another take on the scene. When the director noticed the visible fear in my eyes he requested the crew to tie my hand to a rope so that I don’t feel the fear of drowning.”

Ditching her regular Punjabi avatar, the actress will be seen essaying a South Indian character. While appearing as one might have not been a task, the actress surely faced some struggles in bringing about the authentic South Indian accent to her tone. Sharing her experience on the same, Simran said, “My character was mentally challenging as I had to showcase a dark side to her life. To top it, the other challenge was to ensure the character’s authentic style was showcased. It required me to put in a lot of effort to get the accent of a South Indian girl right. A night before, I watched Tamil and Telugu movies to understand and adapt to the accent in which they speak. I also watched those movies to get accustomed to the demeanour of the South Indian women.”

Laal Ishq’s episode is set to give the audience chills by showcasing a different variation of a ghost created by the environment.

To know more tune in to watch the exciting episode of Laal Ishq on &TV from Saturday – Sunday at 10 pm

The king of comedy, Sanjay Kohli, who has three super hit shows on air namely Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai, Jijaji Chhat Per Hai and Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, speaks about his life and career.

How will you sum up your journey as a maker?

My journey as a maker has been very fruitful and has been a learning process.
I came from Delhi to enter with the intention of being part of the advertising world. At the very onset, I got the topmost ads in the country and after that, I never looked back. I was India’s number one model and have modelled for various competing brands in the country. After this, I started my own production house with my wife Binaifer Kohli. It is one of the highly renowned production houses. We made big shows which were very successful.

What has been your initial challenges when you started as a producer? Please share.

Basically, we were producing a lot of ad films, so it was a lot of fun. But when we started producing TV shows, we realised that the TV world was not organised. We being very strong at preproduction, we already had an edge over the others. Also, we already knew the importance of creative thinking. The setbacks that we faced initially were that people were laid back, not very professional. It was an era where people thought that they were the face of the show. Back then, the contracts were not very tight. It was all a learning process but a little harrowing in the beginning.

Your production house is mostly into producing comedy shows, why is that? Please share the reasons.

That’s not true. We have produced lots of good soaps too. FIR, May I come in Madam, Jijaji Chhat Par Hain and Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai have become hits. Our newest show Happu Ki Ultan Paltan has been topping the charts as well. So, I believe that everybody specializes in something. We specialize in comedy and we know the mantra and pulse of the audience. Hence, we enjoy working in comedy and now it has become our forte. My team is my strength including Manoj and Shashank.

According to you, what should be the basic ingredients of a good comedy show? Please define.

The basic ingredients of a comedy shows are its characters and how well defined they are. When we are shooting episodes, it’s not like work, we enjoy every bit of it. It’s like we are being paid to have fun.

Your better half Binaifer has a huge role to play in your career, how she completes you?

Yes, Binaifer has a huge role to play in my life. She completes me in every way. We both have our fortes and our departments to handle. But we are both there for each other. We have immense confidence in doing what we do as we both know that the other counterpart would be behind to support. We complement each other by backing each other by our expertise.

As a producer, what are your aspirations now? Please share your future plans.

God has really blessed us and we have got everything. We are now in the process of making a movie. We only do what we enjoy, we don’t look at the money part. We do what we like and are passionate about. Money follows inevitably

De-stressing is a must in today’s stressful life, how you unwind yourself?

Yes, it’s very important as the job we are doing is very time-bound. Many young people have heart failures in this job only because of the fact that its time-bound. I de-stress by playing pool volleyball, badminton or gym. So, I like all sorts of sports, it also helps me to de-stress. Sometimes, I watch new episodes of a serial to de-stress. The easiest way for me to relax is to make a new episode. It naturally helps me de-stress.

Who has been your all-time favorite comedian and why?

Charlie Chaplin is my all-time favorite comedian. He never needed to open his mouth. He did everything through his eyes and gestures, which is so very difficult. Whether it was a sad or happy scene, he made sure the audience knew what he was feeling.

In your life, career one person whom you admire, look up to? Share your reasons.

The one person who I look up to and admire in my life is my mother. She became an army widow at a very young age of 32. In spite of that, I have not seen her ever without a smile on her face. I have always followed her values and example.

Happu Ki Ultan Paltan has got tremendous feedback from the audience. What is your take on that?

Happu Ki Ultan Paltan has got tremendous feedback and love from the audience. In fact, it’s the most difficult show to have been made in our career as it’s not a conventional show with a conventional hero with a conventional dialect.

Actor Piyush Sahdev has been always particular about his fitness. Recently the actor has lost few more kilos and now he is leaner than before. He says,”I am a person who likes to keep on experimenting with my look. I remember just before Beyhadh I was 108 kilos and after transformation I came down to 70 kilos. After that I was travelling and hence I had gained weight.
This time I wanted to try this look which is not very lean and not very muscular too. I wanted to keep a balance between the two and I have got the result in 37 days, I lost 10 kilos. Currently my weight is 80. I have stopped carbs and also stopped taking sugar and salt. I have realised time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. Since my childhood I have a habit of achieving things which I wanted and this time also I proved myself. Good health is extremely precious to me. I have got my six packs abs with lot of hard work. Well Piyush you are looking quite a hottie and we hope to see you back on TV!

I have even stayed in a temple in Bandra

Coming to Mumbai and making a name for himself in the industry has not been a cakewalk for actor Krishna Bharadwaj, who is currently seen in Tenali Rama. The actor says that when he came to Mumbai initially, he could not even afford a place to stay. “We couldn’t make a lot of money because my father wasn’t a successful actor. When I came to Mumbai, I stayed for a year-and-a-half at a friend’s flat and would hide every time someone would come home. I have even stayed at a temple in Bandra for a week when his family came to visit him. He was a student then and was getting money for his expenses from home. The family wouldn’t have appreciated him spending the money on me. He became a godfather to me. He paid for my acting classes and my first folio. Once I started getting work, I paid him back. I wasn’t getting work in 2004 and I started working as a trainer, which was in the same institute where I was learning acting. I was getting paid `500 for it. A few years later, I participated in the reality show, Bluff Master and won three lakhs, and things became better,” he says.

The actor is following his father’s dream of becoming an actor. “I have been acting since the age of four in Ranchi Akashvani Doordarshan. My father is also an actor, and I have acted with him on stage. He came to Mumbai to try his luck in acting but went back to Ranchi (Krishna’s hometown) after he failed to get work. He did some minuscule roles back home. I came to Mumbai in 2004 and that wasn’t an issue, as my father had tried it himself. He had faith in me that I would achieve what he couldn’t. I have taken a lot of years to reach where I am today, but we had the faith that I will make it,” he says.

The actor says that he has thoroughly enjoyed his journey but it has been a big struggle too. It was tough for him to bag work after this show RK Laxman Ki Duniya ended in 2013. “I just wasn’t getting work after that. I would be shortlisted after every audition, but never got the final call. Before Tenali Rama, I was out of work for four years and was in dire need of it, as I had no money. It was a really low phase, but what I learnt a great deal from it. Before that I worked as a writer, director and actor. Suddenly, I was out of work and leading a life in Mumbai without money. I applied in an airlines for the job of a steward and my brother also tried to find a job for me in Hyderabad. But I decided to not give up. I kept myself occupied with theatre for four years even though money wasn’t coming in. They say everything happens for a reason and I feel that Tenali Rama was the reason that nothing was materialising for me. The adversities made me a better actor today,” he says.

Music can break barriers and strike various emotional chords. Recently, on COLORS’ Rising Star 3, a contestant from Kolkata, Pooja impressed Mika Singh with her soulful performance. Mika, who was present on the show as a celebrity guest, was hoping that Pooja would get selected to the next round as she performed against Salaamat, in the Duels ki Takkar. However, the audience thought otherwise and Pooja was ousted.

While talking to Pooja, Mika realised that she hopes to pursue her studies further but might not be able to do so due to her financial background. After hearing her story, Mika got emotional and immediately offered her financial support so that she doesn’t have to give up on studies or music.

Commenting on this, Mika Singh said, “ I wanted the contestants to follow their dream without any burden of responsibilities. It was just a small gesture to encourage them to give theirbest performance in the show. Salaamat wanted to educate his wife whereas Pooja wanted to pursue further study. I am going to help both Pooja and Salmaat’s wife with their further studies”.

Actor Ansh Bagri, who is currently seen in the show Dil Toh Happy Hain Ji, is a big fan of social media. The actor says that it helps the audience get to know the artists better. “Social media is actually important because of the majority of the audience being active on social media. It’s not necessary but the actors who are social media savvy can connect with the fans and interact. The audiences love their favourite actors sharing their lives behind the camera. Fans actually get more connected to the actor through social media,” he says.

Ask him if social media has any relevance to an actor’s talent, and he says, “I don’t think social media has any relevance to an actor’s talent because today anyone can just act on something and put it up on social media. But that doesn’t make them an actor. The number of followers won’t decide whether he or she is a good actor or not. Being famous on social media doesn’t make you an actor. A real actor’s talent is seen through his work and not through his social media following.”

The actor feels that social media can be quite addictive if you are not careful. “There should be a control on it and if you use it pass your time, it’s fine. It distracts your mind when you are working. It’s addictive,” he says.

Talking about his own social media activity, he says, “I post whatever I feel. I cannot be a fake person and I just post whatever I want to. I don’t plan anything.”