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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BIG CBS LOVE comes up with a hilarious new show “Benidorm Pranksters”



Imagine what will happen to a city when seven wacky elderly people are left out on the streets? We will find out soon because BIG CBS LOVE, India’s only English Channel for couples brings to you the craziest new show “Benidorm Pranksters” this month. Benidorm Pranksters is an edgy hidden camera show starring seven senior citizens who roam around the streets with a mission: to pull a fast one on young people. The show promises to have the most bizarre and nonsensical pranks ever played to irk the young crowd.

If you want to know what these people have in store for you, sample this- one of the characters from the show Marcel likes to pick on youths at their home. So he goes home to home offering useless services: Selling Google or Calculator and hammer at home. Another character Gaston loves to startle passersby in his remote-controlled wheel chair, calmly reading the newspaper or polishing the brassware.

Its revenge time for the pensioners! Catch all the hilarious episodes of this retired retarded people every Monday to Friday at 9 pm only on BIG CBS LOVE.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gossip & Gup shup, Glitz & Glamour, Starry nights & Star blazer - All on Bollywood Tonight


Stardom in the entertainment industry is very fickle, and Bollywood is no exception, yet you have people enamoured and in awe of tinsel town. Keeping this in mind BIG CBS LOVE, the ultimate feel good channel for the urban contemporary couple, which features America’s top rated television shows from CBS Studios International, like Oprah Winfrey Show & America’s Next Top Model, Rules of Engagement…and more creates a new destination for its viewers--Bollywood Tonight. As a promise made to the viewers to include local programming, the new show is about the dream merchants-- Bollywood, and for all those who love the filmy glam sham, filmy happenings, glitz & glamour and lives & times of their favourite star and more.

Today, the influences of films and entertainment on people have made Bollywood occupy a pride of place in all media—print, radio, TV. Did you know? It’s Jacqueline for Krrish 2 and Bipasha in Raaz 3 or that Salman leaves for treatment to US…The new show Bollywood Tonight explores all the happenings in the dream world of films and brings to its viewers the latest Bollywood happenings, hot news, gossips, scoops, film reviews, box office news, interviews with actors/actresses, making of the film, peek-a-boo into first look…

Nikhil Mirchandani, Business Head, Television Channels, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited said: “This is our first attempt to bring localized content to BIG CBS LOVE viewers. We strongly believe that our viewers who enjoy shows like the Oprah show and America’s Next Top Model will love to have their dose of our own Bollywood happenings. With the launch of Bollywood Tonight, we want to give our viewers a peek-a-boo in to tinsel town-- there’s gossip, glamour and much more to keep the viewers connected to their favourite stars.”

Bollywood Tonight brings the hot news from Bollywood just for you, every night at 11.00 pm only on BIG CBS LOVE.

Monday, August 29, 2011

KJo’s Agneepath looks more deadlier than the original : Atleast going by the promos..



What happens when 2 Karan's of Bollywood come together?? The result is a movie that is all about revenge. Yes! We are talking of "Agneepath" produced by Karan Johar and directed by Karan Malhotra. The official one and half minute promo that got released today is in short - Mind Blowing. Incidentally, this teaser precedes the theatrical trailer of Agneepath that will release with Ra.One this Diwali.

While the new Agneepath has main characters like Vijay Dinanath Chauhan (Hrithik Roshan) and Kancha (Sanjay Dutt), both the Karan's have incorporated some new introductions which goes well with the storyline as well gives it a new twist. The character played by Rishi Kapoor is one such that is introduced in this newer version. Even the lead protagonists love story (Priyanka Chopra-Hrithik Roshan ) looks entirely fresh with no resonance to the Madhavi-Amitabh track of the 1990 version and looks much in tune with the times. But one thing can be said for sure, that Sanju Baba as Kancha Cheena looks more menacing and deadlier than the Kancha played by Danny Denzongpa. Going by the promos, this is sure to make it to the blockbusters in early 2012 as the film will be released on January 13th, the same day as Hrithik’s first film “Kaho Na Pyaar Hai” released 12 years ago. 

Watch out for "Diya Aur Baati Hum" from today on Star Plus..


Star Plus is launching a new show Diya Aur Baati Hum (DABH) from today in the 9pm slot. To be aired from Monday to Friday. DABH is a
 unique love story where the protagonists get married in some unforeseen circumstances, after which love blossoms between them (Do we smell "Bade Acche Lagte Hai" kinda concept?). It is a refreshing story about a man of modest education helping his far well-qualified wife achieve her career goals, braving ridicule from the society. The show replaces ‘Gulaal’ which currently airs on the same slot and promises to make viewers sit up and take note that it’s about time men support their wives in pursuing a career and realizing their potential without they being labeled a ‘Joru ka Gulam’.

Diya Aur Baati Hum, is about a 19-year-old outspoken middle class girl Sandhya from Pushkar and her struggle to fulfill her dreams of becoming an IPS officer. She dreams to break the boundaries of her narrow confined existence of middle class values. The story is also about Sooraj, who is a sweet talker and a self made man. Sooraj runs a sweet shop near his house which is famous. He has been a provider to his family from an early age, hence, he discontinued his studies after passing tenth.

Sooraj and Sandhya get married. As usual, Sandhya is not able to finish her graduation. Soon she is part of the family she does not even know. Though Sandhya’s dream is an important part of her character but she does not carry it on her shoulder all the time. She is a fun spirited young girl who aspires for the sky! This story is about her struggle to fulfill her dream and a journey where she finds help from the most unlikely quarter - a lover who can make it possible. 
Gautam Gulati

The major cast includes Anas Rashid essaying the character of Suraj, while a a new face Deepika from Delhi is cast as the female lead. Surbhi Tiwari will be essaying Deepika’s mother Kanchan who’s well educated and attached to her roots and tradition. As the story is based in Pushkar, Rajasthan, she will be playing a cameo of a Marwari woman.

Of the supporting cast, Gautam Gulati has been roped in to play Suraj’s brother whose role is really significant. Apart from these, the famous Rajasthani actress, Neelu is making an entry into the Indian Television and will be seen playing a key role in the show along with Kanika Maheshwari, Ashok Lokhande and Anita Kulkarni in pivotal roles.

Well, though this story does find semblance to Amitabh starrer "Sooryavansham" as its basic premise, how well the story is able to garner a good viewership is to be seen. Also with serials cutting pasting stories from various films, there  is no doubt that even DABH will be trying to maintain its ratio. However, unlike serials that start on a fresh premise, there is nothing new in store. To know more, watch tonite as the show unfolds...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

King of Leon “Live at the O2” rock concert exclusively on BIG CBS SPARK


Kings of Leon have a background so exorbitant in rock mythology that it almost sounds made up. Their “Live at the O2 London, England” performance left a mark on one and all, and BIG CBS SPARK is now giving you a chance to relive their concert on Saturday & Sunday, August 27th & 28th at 8.00 p.m.

The performance given by the Kings of Leon was so phenomenal that it was released a year later as a DVD, the band’s first. The ‘Live at the O2’ concert consists of a 22-song set selected from all four of the band's albums. The tracklist includes their super-hit songs like ‘Notion’, ‘Be Somebody’ and ‘Fans’. The band's retro-chic look and blend of Southern boogie and gritty garage rock was a complete sell-out to over 80,000 fans who attended the concert at London’s O2 Arena.

Two days of fun, frolic and MUSIC; two days of entertainment, head-banging and MUSIC; two days of one helluva event and of course, MUSIC! BIG CBS SPARK will air this concert over two days and give you the chance to enjoy the songs of these hairy rebels. Watch as the three Followill brothers cast their magic with their resplendent music and their never-ending spirit on stage as they play some of their classic numbers, leaving the crowd wanting for more.

So if you missed this concert in London, fear not! Tune in to BIG CBS SPARK over the weekend and turn your living room in to the O2 concert arena and watch the Kings of Leon performing some of their best songs, LIVE! Catch the Kings of Leon LIVE at the O2 on Saturday & Sunday, August 27th & 28th at 8.00 p.m. only on BIG CBS SPARK.

Friday, August 26, 2011

It’s the time to disco on Oprah with Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Salt-N-Pepa, Pat Benatar, Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne


The wonderful 70s and 80s gave us rock, hip hop, disco, funk, pop and the greatest songs ever. In the upcoming episode of Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday August 26th,at 9.00 pm on  BIG CBS LOVE viewers will witness history. The diva of the talk shows, Oprah, honors the rock goddesses for their contribution in the world of music.

She starts with legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks, a woman who has dominated the music scene for almost four decades. "If I couldn't sing for people anymore there would be a big hole in my life. At 62, Stevie is still rock and roll's reigning queen—and she wouldn't have it any other way.

Joan Jett has been paving the way for girls who want to rock for 35 years. To keep the audiences enthralled Joan Jett, the rock guitarist performs along with the sensational Miley Cyrus on the evergreen song “Bad Reputation” and “Cherry Bomb”. With 21 albums and an impressive list of chart-topping hits, Joan, now 52, still has plenty of reasons to love rock. Joan doesn't just love rock and roll—it's like a religion to her. "I take it very seriously, and I think that it's important to do what you love," Joan says.

In the '80s, hip-hop music was a man's world...until the all-female rap trio, Salt-N-Pepa, heated up the scene. The hip hop singers Salt-N- Pepa gives a very peppy and salty performance and the audience grooves with them. They also reveal that when they founded Salt- N- Pepa, they were just following their passion, but never expected that it will change the face of hip-hop forever.

Four times Grammy award winner Pat Benatar sings "Love Is a Battlefield," along with young singer and song writer Avril Lavigne. Avril, who highly respects Pat, says "These women paved the way for artists like me, and they were the first women in rock and roll. They had to go head-to-head with other male bands, so they're strong, they're independent, and they’re doing what they love."

Last but not the least disco divas Sister Sledge perform their anthem "We Are Family". Watch Oprah Winfrey Show, BIG CBS LOVE on 26 August, 2011 at 9:00p.m as Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar, Salt-N-Pepa, Avril Lavigne and Miley Cyrus join in to sing-along!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Love is beautiful…but once scorn in love it can be devastating & dangerous.

Sylvia Vargas met the love of her life when she was in high school. He was the first and only man in her life. Marriage was the next step. Little she did know that the man she loved would change drastically within a year of their marriage.

On the upcoming episode of Cheaters on BIG CBS SPARK, another love story will come to a tragic end. Hearts will be broken and some relationships will change forever. In her 20s and few months back happily married Sylvia Vargas was hoping that all her doubt be proven wrong and that her husband would come out clean. But her nightmare came true when she caught her husband red handed with another woman.

Cheaters, the big daddy of all the reality shows and has captured a number of unusual incidents on infidelity. Be it husband cheating on wife, mother dating son’s best friend, a man three timing or gay cheating on his boyfriend. Will Sylvia forgive her husband or leave him for the good? Watch the episode on 24th August 2011 at 8:00 p.m only on BIG CBS SPARK. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mama’s day out: Sai Deodhar shows up her baby bump at First BIG Television Awards


Showing off her baby bump and strutting down the Red Carpet shyly, was the petite Sai Deodhar who attended the BIG Television awards along with her actor hubby Shakti Anand.

Even as the rains lashed the city, of Mumbai, on the glamorous night, the stars from the television fraternity were present in large numbers at the event; right from the ever-bubbly Ragini Khanna to the glamorous vamp Urvashi Dholakia, to super cop Kavita Kaushik, to obnoxious Dolly Bindra…you saw them come in clans, but it was such a delight to see mommie–to-be Sai, who is expecting her first bundle of joy sometime this August, come to cheer her fellow actors. The couple has been married for over six years and terms this as the perfect time for them to have a baby.

The BIG Television Awards is India’s first and only television awards that seek to create a unique platform where India can choose their favorite television characters. The BIG Television Awards will be telecast tomorrow on August 21st at 7.00pm only on Star Plus.

It’s unconventional Abhay Deol v/s Stylish Virat Kohli on India’s Sexiest Bachelor today


He became the heartthrob of young girls from his very first film Socha Naa Tha. Then followed Monorama Six Feet Under, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! But with Dev D, he made it clear he was here to stay. He became an actor to reckon with. His simplicity and natural performance in his recent film Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobaara only added on to his popularity. We are talking about none other than Abhay Deol, the youngest Deol in Bollywood.

Coming from a family that has been a part of this glamorous industry, Abhay Deol learnt his way around soon. This charming young actor has young hearts racing for his dimple smile and boyish looks. But for all his charm he recently made a statement saying “I may or may not get married.” Even after such statements the truth still remains that Abhay can mesmerize his women fans. But the big question here is will his dimples and unconventional ways help him win against the killer cricketer Virat Kohli?

Virat Kohli first taste of fame was at a young age of 20. Today, millions of young girls are crazy about him because of his performance on the field and his stylish looks. Virat is one of the most stylish cricketers in today’s time. Being the youngest contender on BIG CBS PRIME’s India’s Sexiest Bachelor, will Virat be able to rise as the winner? Only time will tell.

But for now, let’s get close to the Boy- next -door Abhay Deol and youngest contender Virat Kohli and know these young men better. Watch out for them on August 20th at 10 pm on BIG CBS PRIME, as India’s Sexiest Bachelor gets close to Abhay Deol and Virat Kohli and reveal some well hidden secrets.

Friday, August 19, 2011

India's top art director Samir Chanda dead..

Critically acclaimed art director Samir Chanda passed away today evening following a massive cardiac arrest. Winner of three National awards, Chanda worked with renowned names in the industry that included Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Govind Nihalini, Kalpana Lajmi, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and Pankaj Kapur. 

A trained painter from Calcutta Art College, Samir's vast training and understanding of Indian art and architecture ranged from the recreation of sets from the 10th century to the modern contemporary world. He had been associated with movies like Aks, Raavan, Bose The Forgotten Hero, Guru, Rang De Basanti, Krishna, Omkara, Saat Khoon Maaf and Bengali films like Kharij, Yatra, Kaalpurush, Moner Manush, Kaalbela among others. The National Award winning Chanda has also directed a Bengali film titled "Ekti Nodir Golpo" starring Mithun Chakraborty.

Samir also art directed Shunya Communications “Agar Aisa Ho To” – a television serial directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee wtih Faaroque Shaikh, Renuka Shahane, Rajit Kapoor, Harish Patel and others. According to Mohan Das (Eon Films), who was the associate producer of this serial, “Samirda was extremely talented and it was a pleasure working with a man who was not only humble but down to earth. Even though he had a few national awards in his belt at that time and was only doing feature films, yet he was enthusiastic about our project. When we asked him what made him take up our project, he said that he jumped at the offer, just coz he wanted to work with Hrishida (Hrishikesh Mukherjee)."

A specialist in recreating sets of Rajasthan, Samir art directed several films set in this exotic and colourful state including Kalpana Lajmi’s national award winning “Rudaali” and Govind Nihalini’s “Rukmavati Ki Haveli”. Samir’s aesthetic style and knowledge of the art scene in this mystical region of India, enhanced the richness, layers and textures of Desert Dreams. A favourite with Shyam Benegal, Samir did most of Shyam’s film from the late eighties till date including “Sardari Begum” and “Bose The Forgotten Hero.  May god rest his soul in Peace.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We will all miss you Shammiji, tweeted Bollywood & Media..


As Bollywood bid final goodbye to Shammi Kapoor with moist eyes and prayers, Shammi Kapoor's family members and friends bid goodbye to the veteran actor at his funeral at the Ban Ganga cremation ground today morning. While the last rites were performed by his son Aditya Raj Kapoor, younger brother Shashi Kapoor who is himself unwell, attended the cremation on a wheelchair.Nephews Randhir and Rishi Kapoor and grandnephew Ranbir were also present for the last rites.

Apart from the family, many Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Madhuri Dixit, Aamir Khan, Subhash Ghai, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Prakash Jha, Danny Denzongpa, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Ketan Desai, Satish Kaushik, Jug Mundhra, Fardeen Khan, Vinod Khanna, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Yash Chopra, Nikhil Advani, Sudhir Mishra, Ranjeet, Tom Alter, Shatrughan Sinha, Tinu Anand and Kabir Bedi also came to pay their last respects. At the same time entire Bollywood offered its tributes (tweeted) to the maestro... 


Farhan Akhtar
Mr. Shammi Kapoor. Never before - Never again. Thank you for the wonderful cinematic memories and life lessons. RIP.

Amitabh Bachchan
Gone ! Enveloped by flames, reduced to ashes into his abode in Heaven .. Shammi Kapoor ! Bhagwaan aapki atma ko shanti dein !!
Hrithik Roshan
Legends like shammi kapoor do not die...he lives, inside us...around us....

Preity Zinta
2 my all time favourite Shammi kapoor, my childhood crush & my reason 2 Yahoo.. May ur soul rest in peace ! U will live in R hearts FOREVER!

Siddharth
The great man Shammi Kapoor has left us... Countless films, an amazing life! Rest in peace sir...

Anupam Kher
Shammi Kapoor ji was one of d 1st Youth Icons from Cinema. He liberated actors from being stereo types. Will miss his STYLE and SUBSTANCE.

Shekhar Kapur
The great iconic Shammi Kapoor who defined an era n influenced music, dance n song even today has passed away, leaving a hollow vioid

Uday Chopra
Moment of silence for Shammiji who passed away today...respect and admiration for his spirit.

Subhash Ghai
Today IO lost my another dearest one.. Shammi Kapoor.. A mon of unconditional love and young till last breath at 79. God bless his soul.. I still can’t forget his glowing face at peace ..We always connected with unconditional love since Vidhata & Hero till date

Lara Dutta Bhupathi
The one time I went to see Shammi uncle for tea, was a surprise visit. He grinned and said-"now look, u've made an old man blush".

Pritish Nandy
I came to know Shammi Kapoor during my days of internet evangelism. Will miss you, friend.

Deepika Padukone
He was an inspiration not just for his style and the films he did, but also his attitude towards life...we will miss you Shammi uncle... RIP

Rahul Khanna
Sorry to hear about Shammi Kapoor. Remember seeing him attend a workshop at an Apple store in NYC, not long ago. Full of childlike wonder.

Rajdeep Sardesai
the great shammi kapoor is no more. He was truly the king of the hill station romance!!

Rajeev Masand
Years ago when I worked w/ a newspaper, Shammi Kapoor posed in a Santa suit & let us take pictures. He was fearless, not easily embarrassed.

Rannvijay Singha
He loved, laughed, lived and danced his way into our hearts forever. RIP Shammi Kapoor – Indian cinema’s antidote to sadness."

Jitesh Pillaai
Shammi kapoor's last film will be with grand nephew ranbir kapoorin rockstar. Where he reportedly plays his music teacher. Appropriate!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bollywood’s own Elvis Presley passed away this morning

Legendary Bollywood heartthrob Shammi Kapoor, whose acting and dancing style heavily influenced today’s bollywood stars passed away this morning at 5:15 am. He was 79. He is survived by his wife Neela Devi, son Aditya Raj and daughter Kanchan Desai.

According to sources, he was on dialysis for the last few years and was undergoing the procedure at least thrice a week. He was on Saturday admitted to the ICU of the hospital and was on a ventilator for last fewr days. He died of renal failure this morning.


The second of the three sons born to Prithviraj Kapoor, Shamsher Raj Kapoor (who turned Shammi Kapoor during his stint at Bollywood) though born in Mumbai, spent a major portion of his childhood in Kolkata, where his father was involved with New Theatres Studios, acting in films. It was in Kolkata that he did his Montessory and Kindergarten before doing his major schooling in Mumbai.

One of the finest actors that Hindi cinema has ever produced, Shammi Kapoor was extremely versatile as an actor and was the leading star of Hindi cinema during the late 1950s as well as the 1960s. He debuted in Bollywood in 1953 with the film Jeevan Jyoti, but it was his famous yell 'Yahoo' in Junglee that signified the arrival of a rebel star against the reigning trio of his time Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar.

Hailed as 'Elvis Presley of India', he went on to deliver hits like Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Dil Deke Dekho, Junglee, Dil Tera Diwana, Professor, China Town, Rajkumar, Kashmir Ki Kali, Janwar, Teesri Manzil, An Evening in Paris, Bramhachari, and Andaz and Vidhaata. He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1968 for his performance in Brahmachari and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Vidhaata in 1982.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

F&TV World introduces Sunny Pundir & Swarangi Ambekar as "Model of the Week"...


In our Model of the Week Page, this time we are featuring absolutely two new fresh faces who hold a lot of potential. Going a bit off the route by not featuring popular models whom we see everywhere, we have zeroed in on these two mainly as they come armed with loads of talent.

This week's Male model is "Sunny Pundir" hailing from Delhi. This “Hot New Model” on the block, Sunny who doesn’t bat an eyelid to even do nude modeling or strutting on the ramp in his basics is interested in acting, modelling as well as TVCs. He started his career with walking the ramp for reputed designer and is a often seen face on the ramp.

Intensely passionate about acting, Sunny is also keen to get onto the acting scene. He has recently been finalized by a Mumbai based production house to do a short film targeted to be showcased in the International Film Festivals. However, he is tight lipped about the same and says will reveal once the shoot is over.

A fresh bundle of talent to watch out for, Sunny is also in talks with various agencies and production houses for furthering his career on the TVC scene. Keenly looking forward to add variety to his kitty and get one good chance to experiment with roles, this young lad is sure to set a milestone for himself soon as his focus is clear: I want to be a name to reckon.

Swarangi Ambekar who features as our Female Model in the same section is a fresh model from Mumbai. She started her career with a short film for the Gorbastchow Short Film Contest and is recently selected to be the fresh face for a popular cosmetic brand. Having dabbled with Fine Arts for her studies, Swarangi is all set to give her modeling career a flying start. We at F&TV World wish both Sunny & Swarangi - all the best in their careers and wish them a fabulous future..

In case, you like to be featured on this “Model of the week” page in our series, mail your portfolios on filmsntv@gmail.com. Dont forget to add your contact details. And ya, no need to get disappointed if you don't find your self in the coming week. Who knows, it might be your turn next... Cheers!!

"Shakal Pe Mat Jaa" Official Trailor out with Aarakshan





The official trailor release of "Shakal Pe Mat Ja" was released yesterday with Prakash Jha’s much hyped up anti-reservation film “Arakshan”. Slated for release on September 23rd 2011, SPMJ is a film based on a true story of 4 young boys who got caught up as suspected terrorists at the Delhi international airport, while capturing an aircraft landing, on their handy cam. The story then turns crazy when they are interrogated by the officials ensuring that every moment is a crazy laugh riot.

The film apart from featuring some of the industry's veterans like Saurabh Shukla and Raghubir Yadav also boasts the  presence of an extremely talented newcomers including Aamna Sharif, Umang Jain, Shubh, Chitrak, Pratik (Best child actor, screen award for Paa) and Harsh. The talented music director duo Salim-Suleman have been roped in to compose the music for the film.

SPMJ is produced by a brand new Production studio house, called Linc Entertainment  in collaboration with Ipix Movies, headed by Hrishitaa Bhatt who  has co & line produced the film. The film is directed by Shubh (Mukherjee) who has also acted and written this film. Shubh is also doing Sanghamitra Chaudhary’s “Strings of Passion” with Zeenat Aman, Girish Nagpal, Shirin and others.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The cops are sure to bring the house down!!!


You have seen them investigate and solve innumerable cases on the small screen in their illustrious career spanning more than 13 years in one of television industry's longest running shows. Shivaji Sattam and Dayanand Shetty better known as ACP Pradyuman and Daya are undoubtly one of the most loved and recognised faces of the TV industry. Tune into Zee TV on Saturday, 13 August at 8 30 pm and this is the first time you will see the super duo shake a leg and showcase their vocal chords on TV.

In Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Independence Day episode called 'One India', some of television's favourite actors were celebrity guests to support the Top 8 Li'l Champs of their choice. TV veterans Shivaji Satam and Dayanand Shetty of CID fame came to support Azmat, who suddenly went missing at the start of the episode. Shivaji entered and asks Daya in his trademark style, "Azmat kahan hai?" Daya exits in search of Azmat and finds him stuck in the bathroom doing his riyaaz!!! They could not believe the choice of location the little boy had chosen to do his riyaaz!!

Azmat set the stage on blaze with his fabulous rendition of a folk song from Bihar, Chalat musafir le liyo re, pinjre wale munia. Shivaji Sattam was so happy after his performance that he sang a couplet of the same song leaving the audience shouting for more. If this was not enough, Sanjana Bhola stood up and requested them, "We have grown up watching your action sequences but have never seen you dance." The little kid's earnest request melted the hearts of the super cops and they broke into an impromptu jig on stage. The decibal level in the studio reached a record magnitude with the audience being too generous in their hoots, whistles and applause.

Overwhelmed by the support and affection showered on them by the audience, Shivaji Sattam said, "This has been one of the most memorable days of of my life" Anchor Jay Soni summed up the feeling evoked by all seeing their presence on the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs platform saying, "We are extremely thankful to you. Aaj aapne darshako ko ek anokhi cheez dikhai hai - Aapki dance!"

This is high voltage entertainment at its best. Do not miss the ONE INDIA special on Saturday, 13th August 8:30 PM, only on Zee TV.

Kareena’s Love Aaj Kal (Saif Ali Khan & Shahid Kapoor) battle for India’s Sexiest Bachelor


India’s Sexiest Bachelor is all set to have heart beats racing this weekend with four handsome hunks vying to claim the top spot in the race to be crowned India’s Sexist Bachelor. 

The first head-on collision will be between Kareena Kappor’s ex and current boyfriends - the Chote Nawab, Saif Ali Khan and the chocolate boy Shahid Kapoor tomorrow - Saturday August 13, 10.00 pm…

The Chote Nawab may be planning to marry Kareena in 2012 but his stock value among the women only continues to grow. The Prince Charming even today, in spite of his steady girl friend Kareena has girls drool over him. Saif is a thorough gentleman and that reflects in the way his fans mob him– they don’t seem to care that he was once married or has two kids or is even dating the beautiful Kareena. In fact from being taken for a spoilt brat in Bollywood, today he is looked upon as a dependable star. If the Chote Nawab is your choice of India’s Sexiest Bachelor just log on to www.facebook.com/bigcbsprime or SMS ISB <space> <03> and send it across to 55454.

Besides having Kareena as a girl friend, there are several similarities between Shahid and Saif, including the fact that their first movies were released when they were 22 years old! At an early age, people started betting on Shahid Kapoor as a luminous Bollywood star. But it was only after Jab We Met that Shahid could establish himself as a force in Bollywood. Shahid can be a man and a boy at the same time, a quality that has earned him millions of female fans.  Women love the innocent face and the big eyes, which combined with a hot bod makes Shahid Kapoor every woman’s dream.

If you too want to make sure that Shahid Kapoor is India’s Sexiest Bachelor logon to www.facebook.com/bigcbsprime or SMS ISB <space> <03> and send it across to 55454.

Its newbie Ranveer Vs hotie Neil Nitin on Sunday… 
Ranveer Singh & Neil Nitin Mukesh, who will be on India’s Sexiest Bachelor on Sunday August 14, at 10 pm, are both capable of having women crave for their attention.

With his ‘die for’ international looks and light eyes, Neil Nitin Mukesh has caught everyone’s fancy right from the day he made his debut in Johnny Gaddar. His box office film New York went on to establish his popularity & his acting skill. Coming from an elite Bollywood lineage, Neil is someone who tops as far as being sexy & suave is considered. Woman love the frank, emotional and dependable Neil.

If you have been swept off your feet by Neil’s good looks and charm then vote for him and make him India’s  Sexiest Bachelor .Just log on to www.facebook.com/bigcbsprime or pick up your cell phones… type ISB <space> <04> and send it across to 55454.

Ranveer Singh, the newest heartthrob has a very unconventional looks and may come across as a brash young man. But his ‘I don’t care’ attitude is getting his women fans chasing him. In addition to this is his discerning smile and the boy-next-door looks makes him a  strong contender for the sexiest bachelor in India.

If you like the rugged & charming hero then vote for Ranveer by logging on to www.facebook.com/bigcbsprime or pick up your cell phones… type ISB <space> <04> and send an sms to 55454. Stay tuned to India’s Sexiest Bachelor every Saturday & Sunday at 10.00 pm only on BIG CBS PRIME.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Creating controversy to draw audiences??




After Prakash Jha’s “Arakshan” created controversy with a demand to stop release, it is now the time for Ram Gopal Varma’s “Not A Love Story” which is supposedly based on the Neeraj Grover Murder case.  It seems Ram Gopal Varma and producer Sunil Bohra has been served a legal notice by both the accused in the case- Maria Susairaj as well as Jerome Matthews asking them to stop release of their film as they feel that they have been projected in a negative light.

The notice sent by Jerome says that he has ample evidence that the film is based on the Neeraj Grover murder case that took place on 7th May 2008 and if released, will hamper the image of his family as well as his appeal against the judgment making the case subjudice. The notice also asks to remove all publicity material within 24 hours and the release of the film be stopped, failing which, Ramu will have to face severe legal action.  However, producer Sunil Bohra insists that his film is a fictional one and is wondering why Maria and now Jerome have sent them legal notices.

Even we at our end are wondering coz the same story was shown on Sony Television’s “Crime Patrol” where Anup Soni featured the case as a fictionalized story. If they could attempt and show it as a fiction, why single out the guys from Bollywood? Not A Love Story is being released on August 19 at theatres all over.. Go watch it..

Friday, August 5, 2011

Glue LLC (Los Angeles) acquires Hollywood rights for Jaanleva 555



Kalpana Pandit and her “House of Pandit” recently announced the completion of their maiden Hindi Feature Film ”JAANLEVA 555″ that stars Kalpana Pandit and Akash Hora. Introducing a new leading man Abrar Zahoor from Bangalore, this romantic mystical thriller filmed in the exotic jungle locales of India is written & directed by Sundeep Malani who had earlier did the short film “Jo Jo Laali” for House of Pandits.

The film that boasts of a one schedule start to finish filming with a zany fresh star cast is a story of reincarnations with foot tapping dance tracks that have been choreographed by Longinus Fernandes of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame as well as lilting melodies that is sure to hit the charts. Just like the fresh star cast, this is one film that can boast of an incredible achievement of having eleven musical tracks in a film, which was once the domain of the Rajshri Productions or the present domain of Bhojpuri potboilers. The tracks are composed by seven fresh, talented composers that includes Dev Chauhan, Mike Paul Hughes,  Bradley Gene Janke, Yug Bhusal, Nishant & Rahul and Ameya Naik.


The supporting starcast of Jaanleva 555 includes Cliff Janke, Willy Manchanda, Shona Chabra, Mann Hora, Anant Vijay Joshi & Ranjeet Jha in a dynamic role.  Ranjeet Jha who has already done “It’s a man’s world” by Saurabh Sengupta is upbeat and elated about his role in this movie. Only the second Indian film to be shot in the Canon 5D digital format (according to the producer), the cinematography has been breathtakingly captured by Selvam Mathapan.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in "498A - The Wedding Gift”??

Wondering what is our Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh doing with Suhaib Ilyaasi?  Well, he is not our PM, but in fact Gurmeet Singh, the lookalike of our PM who is featuring in "498A - The Wedding gift" that is directed by Suhaib Ilyasi, the very famous host of crime show “India’s Most Wanted”. Gurmeet Singh, who looks exactly like prime minister of India Manmohan Singh, plays the eminent real life character on reel.

It’s said that inspiration to Filmmakers often come from their own life stories. One such case is of Suhaib Ilyasi who was charged under the Dowry Act (498A) after his wife committed suicide in 2000. Suhaib ‘s film is based on the criminal act 498A and hence the title “498A - The Wedding Gift” because in Indian law belongs to dowry cases in the country. However, his movie is a commercial movie on misuse of criminal act 498A of IPC of 1860.  “My movie is based on a section of the IPC, 498A jo dahej lene waalon ko rokne ke liye banaya gaya tha. But it's being completely misused these days and this is what we have tried to portray through this movie,” says Suhaib.

The film that is 90% complete is produced under the banner of Aliya Productions Pvt Ltd. and stars Gurmeet Singh alongwith Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo, Farida Jalal, Supriya Karnik, Deepak Tijori etc.  The leads of the film are played by new comers Harsh Nagar and Shrishti Gautam. Beautiful melodies are sung by Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chouhan and Shaan.

COLORS OF PASSION - RANG RASIYA..