Bannet Dosanjh wins Rising Star..

Rising Star is the first ever live singing reality show where the contestants woo the audiences with their singing and get immediate feedback in form of votes from them (audience) through an app designed especially for the show.Actor Anil Kapoor was the special guest for the grand finale. He launched the DVD for his blockbuster espionage drama 24: Season 2.

Singer Bannet Dosanjh has emerged as the winner of India’s first live singing reality show Rising Star by defeating other finalist, Maithili Thakur by just two votes.

“Rising Star winner Bannet Dosanjh counts Diljit Dosanjh as his mentor and wants to sing for Shah Rukh Khan; And he fervently hopes his songs are picturised on Shraddha Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez”

Besides the winning trophy, the singer has earned a contract with Mahesh Bhatt’s Vishesh Films that will give him a chance to playback in their next movie. Working for Vishesh Films is a golden opportunity for young Bannet. “All I am thinking about this is that I will have to work a lot on my singing. There are people who have expectations of me. I wish I can uphold the honour of this win and through my singing, I can express myself to a larger audience,” he said.

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By: SHUBHAM SHARMA

EMMA WATSON at her best in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

With the release of  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST . international reports claims that her role has placed her on the track to becoming Hollywood’s highest-earning star of 2017.  Watson told vanity fare that she worked with Disney to update her character for the live-action version of its 1991 cartoon: In this latest version, Belle wears more practical clothing, is an inventor in her own right, and often asserts her love of reading. Watson even asked renowned feminist writer Gloria Steinem to watch the film and make sure it aligned with feminist principles.Still its not a feminist movie.  Beauty and the Beast is an odd film in many ways, even as it adheres to the safest routes of storytelling. Much of the film is a near-identical replication of the original, down to repeated dialogue and recreations of iconic scenes. It’s a redundant method of film-making, but it also makes sense from a cold-hearted business point of view: Why fix what isn’t broken, especially when that formula has proven so profitable and helps with strengthening the brand? That’s not to say that the film is totally without new additions, but the small shifts made in aid of evolving the stories and characters to fit changing sensibilities ultimately rob the story of much of its emotional depth. Several of these changes were heavily lauded in the press by the cast and crew of the film as part of the extensive promotional campaign. Emma Watson, who plays Belle, took great pains to emphasize the feminist nature of the character – a topic of passionate discussion in feminist film critic circles – and play up the newly added elements of the film that supposedly gave her more agency than was present in the original story. The symbol of this evolution was the washing machine, invented by Belle to ease her workload and give her more time to read, which Watson said was a symbol of the town’s distrust of her. Given the build-up dedicated to this device in the publicity for the film, it’s something of a letdown to finally see the crucial scene and have it be so utterly inconsequential.

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By: SACHIN CHOUDHARY

Top 5 Reality Shows of India

Indian Audience is fond of TV soaps but when it comes to reality shows, the enthusiasm for the show increases. The TRP of these reality shows are always found to be more than that of other TV programs. So here we bring you the top 5 Reality Shows of India –

 

1.Comedy Nights With Kapil is the highest rated as most viewed show on Indian screens. The show gained a tremendous popularity among the people. This comedy show of Kapil Sharma is a kind of reality show with scripted dramatics and celebrity interaction with audience in reality. For CNWK, Kapil Sharma also won Indian of the Year award in 2013 along with Rahul Bajaj, Deepika Padukone, Arvind Kejriwal etc.

Main Cast : Kapil Sharma as Actor

  1. Bigg Boss is a famous reality show which is adopted from the concept of Big Brother. This show involves the participation of famous celebrities. The celebrities/inmates live in the Bigg Boss home under the surveillance of cameras 24*7. Every week, the house faces an eviction and the last inmate to survive in the house becomes the Bigg Boss winner.

Main Cast : Salman Khan as the Host

  1. MTV Roadies is a reality show, telecast on MTV. The show is very popular among the youth of India. The participants of this show face tough challenges every day. Their journey starts from one point and ends at another. Each and every journey ensures a new competition and eviction.

4.Kaun Banega Crorepati is a money winning quiz show, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. The show is one of the most knowledge provider TV show of India and is very famous around the world. The concept of this show has been taken from UK based Who wants to be a millionaire.The winning prize of this show has been atleast 1 crore in all seasons.

Main Cast: Amitabh Bachchan as the Host

5.Dance India Dance is dance reality show. The show is one of the best dance shows in India till date. The theme and concept used by several dancers has been outstanding and simply the best.The dancer competitors get proper training by Bollywood choreograophers. The winner gets a hondsome amount of money

Main Cast: Geeta Kapoor as Judge

BY: ANSHUL AHUJA

 

BOLLYWOOD STAR: AKSHAY KUMAR IN DIVYA KHOSLA’S NEXT FILM.

No one can stop Akshay Kumar as his movies are raking big money at the box office and the he just keeps on signing new movies. Just a couple of days after he signed Gulshan Kumar’s biopic titled Mogul, the actor is in news again for signing yet another film. If reports are to be believed, Akshay Kumar is all set to star in Divya Khosla Kumar’s next directional which is expected to go on floors in the last quarter of 2017.

T-Series head Bhushan Kumar has confirmed the news to Mumbai Mirror “Akshay will also be a part of my wife Divya Khosla Kumar’s next directorial. Divya has been working on her script. While Akshay has liked the script and zone of the film, Divya wanted to work more on it. She is in no hurry and given that Akshay is a superstar, she doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned in giving him the best script. She wants to take more time to develop it to her complete satisfaction, after which they will start shooting the film.”

 

Talking about Mogul, Bhushan said, “To make my father’s biopic is an extremely emotional feeling for me. It’s not just a film, but a tribute to my father as he was my guide and Akshay in the role of my father was my first choice. When I took the film to him, he not only said yes immediately, but also never discussed the remuneration. Just like me, he loves his father too and being a part of Mogul was an emotional decision for him.”

 

Talking about Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movies, the actor has three releases this year. In 2018, the actor will be seen in four movies. Akshay Kumar fans have a reason to celebrate as their favourite actor has a movie release at every 2 to 3 months for the next two years.

 

BY: Smriti Sahni

 

 

ANOTHER SEASON OF NACH BALIYE: MORE DRAMA MORE LOVE AND MORE ENTERTAINMENT

Nach baliye is a couple dance reality show that airs on Star Plus. It was created by Anil Jha in 2005. Since then the show has got immense success and huge popularity. So far, there have been seven seasons and the Nach baliye 8th season is all set to be in air very soon. It will go on air probably in March 2017.

There have been reports that Sonakshi Sinha have been finalised to judge the show but the official judges of the show are yet not introduced. Coming to hosts, Karan Tacker has replaced Karan Singh Grover. The winning Jodi of Nach Baliye season 7 was Himanshu Malhotra and Amrita Khanvilkar. Many other rumours related to judges and contestants were there nowadays but the list which has been finalised has 11 contestants.

Those final contestants are:

  1. Vivek Dahiya and Divyanka Tripathi
  2. Mona Lisa and Vikrant Singh
  3. Rohan Mehra and Kanchi Singh
  4. Keith Sequeira and Rochelle Rao
  5. Abigail Pande and Sanam Johar
  6. Drishti Dhami and Neeraj Khemka
  7. Vikas Manaktala and Gunjan Walia
  8. Karam Rajpal and Shivaleeka Oberoi
  9. RJ Preetam and Prabjot Kaur
  10. Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim
  11. Bharti Singh and Harsh Limbachiya

Hope this season will also be a great bang with lots of dance moves, entertainment, and love and much more so let’s wait for the season to be on air.

BEYHADH SEASON 2 : JENNIFER TURNS BOLDER, KUSHAL TANDON’s lOVE TURNS INTO REVENGE.

Beyhadh a reality show on Sony TV whose first season was actually worth watching so if you are Jennifer winget or Kushal Tandon fan or an ardent viewer of their thriller television show this update will make up your day. After a good run of 100 episodes, Jennifer and Kushal’s popular thriller is set to take a three –year leap. So what’s in store? A lot of it we got a hint of, in the first promo of this season 2. Behyadh’s latest trailer only oozes more passion and thrill.

Kushal took to his Instagram page and shared a still from Behyadh with the caption, ‘I’ll take that pain, just to give you that pain. In his latest post, he shared the new promo with the same caption and this one takes the excitement a notch higher.

The new promo is loaded with elements of love, passion, hatred and thrill, enough to tease its fans.in the trailer we see Maya in her sexiest avatar, while Arjun with lot of anger. The new tagline of the show is ‘Mohabbat ki nayi dehshat’, and one cannot miss the powerful revised title track of behyadh too.

This Sony TV’s romantic thriller is already high on TRP charts and its new season will only add to its numbers. More mysteries and unanswered questions seems to be waiting its viewers.

This new season will be bringing so many twist and turns in Maya and Arjun’s life and will start airing from March 21.

ITS KAPIL SHARMA V/S SUNIL GROVER AGAIN!

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The ace comedian is once again making news, but for all the wrong reasons. Popular comedian and host Kapil Sharma has been grabbing the eyeballs since Saturday for two completely different reasons. The first one being the news of him introducing his lady love Ginni to the world and the second one of him allegedly having a fight and beating up Sunil Grover on a flight. Now, Kapil has finally opened up on the said incident and has racted in his trademark style. As per a BollywoodLife report, he said, “Mujhe yaad nahi (I don’t remember). Actually hamari har flight mei ladai hoti hai (We fight on every flight), har jagah ladai hoti hai (We fight everywhere). It is a healthy fight. We fight for work. We fight for good work.”
However, Kapil once again came out clean as Sunil EXCLUSIVELY admitted that it was his decision to cancel the promotions and not Kapil’s. While everything seems honky dory between the two, there is a part of me that still asks if there is something more than what meets the eye. What do you think ? Are the stories of their rivalry just a publicity gimmick or do they really have some grounding ?

LAUGHTER DOSE IS BACK!!

If television nostalgia means anything to the millennials, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, will grab a major share of their memories. Thanks to this mad-house, our growing up years became oh-so-memorable. Be it Rosesh Sarabhai’s lame but highly memorable poems, the burns Maya Sarabhai gave to Monisha, Indravadan’s jokes at the expense of everyone and Monisha’s super-amazing bargaining skills — Sarabhai vs Sarabhai gave us a lot to laugh about.

When Sarabhai vs Sarabhai first went on air, the Gujarati family culture became an instant hit with the small screen viewers. Following its footsteps and success mantra, many more shows were based on the same community . The show follows the eccentricities of the Sarabhai family, an upper middle class family living in South Bombay. The family consists of Indravadan Sarabhai (Satish Shah) and his wife Maya (Ratna Pathak), who live in an apartment with their younger son Rosesh (Rajesh Kumar). Their older son Sahil (Sumeet Raghavan) and his wife Monisha Sarabhai(Rupali Ganguly) live in the apartment across the hallway.

Good news! The show which gave us some of the best moments on Indian television between 2004 and 2006, is returning. Now, no need to stream it online or watch its downloaded seasons on your laptops. 

“We had a couple of rounds of discussion with our writer and producer regarding this. But then it didn’t work out the way we wanted to, so we thought to do something else with it,” Deven told PTI.

It was jubilation time for fans of the cult show as producer JD Majethia announced that the show would return by May as a web-series on Hotstar. The show has taken a leap of seven years. The cast and crew will begin shooting from the end of March. Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai stars Sumeet Raghavan, Rupali Ganguly, Ratna Pathak Shah, Satish and Rajesh Kumar. It seems some new characters will be added on the show. Look tests have already been done for the characters. 

“After the show wrapped up, all of us, including the actors, got busy with other commitments. However, at every public event and even at private functions in the last 10 years, I was always asked when Sarabhai vs Sarabhai was returning. It was public demand which finally compelled us to set aside everything else and concentrate on developing a quality script which lives up to the audience’s expectations. Shooting will continue all through April. We are targeting a May release,” informs actor-producer-director Jamnadas Majethia .

Soon the laughter medicine will be on your mobiles and laptops. Just wait and watch!!!

ROADIES RISING – HYPE RISING !

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Roadies has always been interesting but this year the hype is even higher. Along with the the Roadies fame Ranvijay Singha, Prince Narula, Actress Neha Dhupiya and television actor Karan Kundra, the show has been joined by cricketer Harbhajan Singh. He would not be a team leader but will definitely bring amazing twists and turns in the show with his powers.
The show has started to air but there were recent news that Harbhajan might leave the show because of a spat with Neha Dhupia. A source from the sets informed, “While shooting for an audition episode, Rannvijay, Neha, Karan and Prince wanted to test a contestant by making him face his biggest fear. They made him sit on a chair and decided to electrocute him. To make matters worse, Neha suggested that water be poured on his feet. That’s when Harbhajan lost his cool, and said, “This is wrong. Just to do a task, you might end up hurting the guy. He could die. I am not going to be part of this.” To this Neha told Harbhajan that, “You can throw googlies on us but you cannot tell us what to do.”
Roadies Rising had also been in news for the “gang leader” Kundra for slapping a male contestant  who had claimed that he had slapped her sister once, therefore being replaced by another MTV Anchor Nikhil Chinnapa.
While I get that Roadies Rising is trying to rise above itself and give us a lesson in civility, it would have been far more effective using just one contestant as an example. This is a morality lesson prolonged to a point where it becomes a spectacle and nothing more.  A contestant who is lesbian, came out to her parents on camera. And a paanwallah’s son, who till a few months back lived in a house without a bathroom and now has shifted to a house with an attached loo, came on the show and spoke of how he did a number of jobs and had saved money for his parents and how his sister was now a lecturer.
Four celebrity “gang leaders”. One fame-hungry star off-spinner. And a whole bunch of physically abusive people slapping each other up. How can you possibly not want to watch this show?

MOVIES RUNNING STRONG!!

FROM ‘LOGAN’ TO ‘BAAHUBALI’: SOME ACTION MOVIES OF 2017 THAT ARE CREATING NEWS.

  1. Naam Shabana: A spy thriller movie directed by Shivam Niar is actually movie like Akshay Kumar’s 2015 film Baby. The main role of Shabana is played by Taapsee Pannu. This movie is also scheduled to be released in Tamil and Telugu and will be hitting the cinemas on 31 march.
  1. LOGAN: The 10th installment in the X-Men film series, as well as the third and final Wolverine film following X-men origin: Wolverine 2009 and Wolverine 2013. A movie directed by James Mangold. With the cast Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Richard E.Grant, and now doing so well in theatres as released on 3 march.
  1. The Fate of the Furious: a movie directed by F. Gary. This movie is the 8th installement of Vin Diesel’s The Fast and The Furious franchise, which will be releasing on 8 April. It is expected to replicate and build on the success of its seventh offering which emerged as the highest-grossing Hollywood film in India when it was released in 2015, which collected more than 100 crore.
  1. Baahubali: The conclusion: sequel to the 2015 blockbuster ‘Baahubali’. S.S Rajamouli’s epic historical fiction film which is to be released on 28 April. This was the much awaited movie it will finally be giving answer to the most popular question, ‘why Katappa killed Baahubali’. The lead stars are Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Dagubatti and Tamannaah Bhatia.
  1. Baywatch: A movie with Action and Comedy which is directed by Seth Gordon is based on the television series of the same name. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and our very own Priyanka Chopra. It will hit screens on 26 may.
  1. Wonder Woman: a movie based on the DC Comics character of the same name is directed by Patty Jenkins and is a superhero film. Releasing in India on 2 June.
  1. Spider-Man Homecoming: The superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character will be the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and 26h movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This movie is directed by Jon watts and will be arriving in theatres on 7 July.
  1. Reloaded: The movie directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez. The fox Star Studio production will arrives in theatres on 25 August.
  1. 2.0: A Rajnikanth’s movie in which he is reprising his role from the 2010 science fiction Tamil film Enthiran, directed by S.Shankar. The film, in which Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson are joining the cast. This will releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and will be in theatres on 18 October.
  1. Tiger Zinda Hai: The year ends with Salman Khan and Katrina Kalf reuniting for the second installement of the Tiger film series. The film directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Yash Raj Films releases on 22 December.

By: Smriti Sahni