Commenting on taking Ashoka’s legacy forward, Mohit Raina said, “The magnificence of a warrior king like Ashoka is unparalleled. Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat is a historical masterpiece and it brings me tremendous pleasure to be a part of the show. This role I feel will be the next milestone in my career. ”
Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat brings together best minds from the world of entertainment, and an ensemble cast comprising of Somya Seth as Kaurwaki, Ankit Arora as Sushim, Kajol Shrivastav as Devi, Dakssh Ajit Singh as Radhagupta. The show also features actors Sameer Dharmadhikari and Pallavi Subhash who have immortalized the characters of Emperor Bindusar and Dharma respectively.
There’s nothing that can stop a girl who has her sights set on the stars or the moon. Following their ambitions Gia, Revati and Isha have been overcoming every obstacle in their path to achieve their goals in MTV Girls On Top. The hardships at every step of the way in this cutthroat world hasn’t dampened their spirits, as they continue to march on. But nothing comes easy for the girls, especially with the prejudice prevailing in society even today. Inspired by the unshakable spirit of the Gia, Revati and Isha, Sunny Leone visited MTV Girls On Top set to applaud the girls on their fierce tenacity.
Sunny is an ardent fan of MTV Girls On Top and has been regularly following the show. On visiting the sets of MTV Girls On Top, Sunny Leone said, “It feels great to be around these girls. Their energy is contagious. MTV Girls On Top has been successful in inspiring the new generation of women and I am totally enthused about being a part of the show. All three girls are playing equally dynamic and diverse characters. It is amazing to see MTV bringing a show that highlights strong and independent women who we’ve all come to admire and respect.”
MTV Girls on Top celebrates women in all their glory demonstrating the fact that girls are equals if not better than boys, regardless of the avenue or platform.
More power to you Sunny!
Baalveer has company this time around in the form of Gurudev. This character will be essayed by none other than the lean and talented Rajesh Khera, who is known to experiment with his looks in every role that he undertakes. He will now be seen as Gurudev in Baal Veer in the attire of a shaolin monk.
When spoken to Rajesh Khera he mentioned, “Due to the fantasy fiction genre doing well on the small screen, now there are more roles for bald guys. Since I have done similar roles, the makers feel I look the part and can easily portray such characters well. “
Tune in to Baal Veer from Monday to Friday at 8pm only on SAB TV
The countdown for the search of India’s next ‘gem’ starts on 30th April 2016, every Saturday and Sunday, at 9pm on COLORS
Talent doesn’t discriminate; it knows no biases, it has no preferences. It only celebrates meritocracy. Unearthing the finest and the most astounding talent from the length and breadth of the country is the Nation’s premier talent show, India’s Got Talent. With only ‘hunar’ taking precedence above all, the latest edition of the show will bring to you the finest and the rarest of jewels of the country who will wow the viewers with their exceptional abilities. The judging panel – Karan Johar, Kirron Kher and Malaika Arora Khan will return yet again to turn dreams into reality for the contestants. Produced by Fremantle India Television Productions Pvt Ltd. and hosted by Bharti Singh and Sidharth Shukla, India’s Got Talent will bring unbridled energy on the stage and will enrich weekend family viewing experience starting 30th April 2016 every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 PM on COLORS.
India’s Got Talent is known for recognizing the best of the most mundane to the most extraordinary acts. This year’s highlights include performances like sand art, beat-boxing, mind-reading, underwater and water-sport acts, aerial yoga, horse acrobatics, and for the first-time-ever ice-skating and sky-diving acts. This edition will also see the team travel to every nook and cranny of the country to bring to the fore unheard of talents looking for a stage to perform. Further, special episodes will celebrate rustic and traditional art forms which have lost their individuality over the years.
The film “Babuji ek ticket Bambai” is an attempt to draw the focus on how a dying scared culture deprived of support from the various sections can metamorphize into current corrupt form. “RAI” indigenous to the natives of Bedhaiya community found the Bundelkhand regions of M.P. and U.P. Their culture is all about singing and dancing to celebrate and is considered divine as it enjoys religious sanctity. Here the females used to sing and dance while the male counterparts used to accompany them to the mela’s or grounds and would play musical instruments besides protecting them. Nowadays this culture is looked down upon and has lost its sheen because of the association of flesh trade with this community.
The film is all set to release worldwide on 10th June 2016.
The dreadful and heart wrenching realties and facts give a new impetus and lease of life to the already ongoing debate that:
Should prostitution be legalised?
Should euthanasia be legalised?
Randeep Hooda, the handsome hunk has been working on his newly released flick ‘Laal rang’ directed by Syed Ahmed Afzal, which is a social thriller shot in Karnal, Haryana. Randeep plays a jatt in this movie. Laal rang is the next movie after ‘Highway’ in which he gets to show his Haryanvi roots.
Firoz A Khan is a fresh talent who is known for his choreography in the movies like Hero, Commando-a one man army, Youngistan, Welcome to Karachi, Sanam Teri Kasam and many other hits.
Khan has also assisted some renowned choreographers like Ganesh Acharya,Firoz Khan, Remo D’souza, and Farah Khan.
He has also showcased his acting skills in the movie ABCD. After working with Firoz in the movie ‘Laal rang’ Randeep could not stop gushing about how amazing and talented Mr Khan is. Randeep also said that he sees a lot of potential in Firoz and so he could not stop going gaga over him. He loved working with Firoz and cannot wait to work with him again. Bromantic much?
Lovable television on screen and now off screen couple, Mohit Sehgal and Sanaya Irani visited the City of Nawab, Lucknow to show their support to Ariel India’s Dad’s #ShareTheLoad Movement. The happy couple who tied the knot very recently were very excited and proud to launch the new Ariel Matic ‘ShareTheLoad’ pack here in Lucknow. The unique pack is the first of it’s kind as it comes with the world’s first, ‘Odd-Even’ laundry calendar, which encourages men to do laundry on odd days and women on even days. “Laundry is now a lot more fun, with the launch of the ‘ShareTheLoad’ pack with the ‘Odd-Even’ calendar. We are extremely pleased to launch this very unique pack as it will make our lives a lot more easier as we can help each other with household chores like laundry and with a brilliant product like Ariel Matic,” said the chirpy and beautiful Sanaya Irani. “I would encourage husbands and also dad’s for theat matter across the country to join the #ShareTheLoad movement,” said the actor and Sanaya’s better half, Mohit Sehgal.
Popular and beautiful Ssara Khan is on a working spree these days. She will now be seen in a ‘naagin’ avatar in SAB TV’s Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle.
Shared a source, “Ssara will play a naagin who will come in the hospital. Her entry will add spice and fun, not just in the hospital but also in the show.”
Ssara’s character will be part of a single story that will air for 10 days. The creatives although can stretch the cameo if needed.
When spoken to Ssara, she confirmed the entry and said, “Yes, I will once again don the naagin avatar and am really kicked about it. Also I am quite eager to know about fans’ reaction also.”
Tune in to Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle from Monday to Friday at 10:30pm only on SAB TV
Beauty comes in all shapes and from every corner of the country! Get a chance to be in the country’s biggest fashion reality show asMTV gears up to launch the second season of India’s Next Top Model with modeling experts assessing, criticizing, and praising new and ramp- worthy talent from across the country. So if you think you are fierce on the ramp here’s your chance to show it to the world .
Rush in your entries as this could be your ticket to the runway, send in your entries on INTM@MTVINDIA.COM NOW!!
This season of Roadies is turning out to extremely intense and competitive. Gang leaders have been employing complex strategies to surpass the twists and turns that come their way in order to win. With gang leaders participating and gunning for victory along with the gang members in Renault MTV Roadies X4, things turned out to be a bit ugly between Karan Kundra and the rest of the leaders. In the upcoming episode of Renault MTV Roadies X4, gang leader, Karan Kundra was faced with an uneasy situation wherein the decision of the other gang members took a toll on him and his gang.
As the contestants geared up for an immunity task, Rannvijay and Neha took the decision of giving Prince Narula the leverage of performing the task over Karan. Being the youngest, Prince derived the benefit of performing the task first, leaving Karan extremely furious because of Neha and Rannvijay’s bias towards Prince. Karan retorted angrily and said that Neha and Rannvijay were extremely unfair and unprofessional. Karan was upset to an extent that he could not concentrate on the immunity task and his fury harmed him in more ways than one.
A source close to the set said, “ Karan was fuming with rage. We have never seen him so upset. It was definitely unfair when Neha and Rannvijay gave Prince the leverage of performing the task over Karan.”
Young dancing sensation, Shantanu Maheshwari is back to what he loves the most- dancing. Shantanu who essays the role of a singer, Sahir Bhasin in MTV Girls On Top was extremely thrilled when he was asked to give a dance performance along with his troupe, Desi Hoppers. Desi Hoppers is a crew led by young dancing enthusiasts, Shantanu Maheshwari, Macedon Dmello and Nimit Kotian and have been applauded for their flawless dance performances in the past. ‘Desi Hoppers’ triumphed over 40 countries and became the first ever Indian crew to win the ‘World of Dance’ championship in Los Angeles.
Shantanu was least expecting it when he was approached for a dance performance along with the Desi Hoopers and much to everyone’s surprise, Shantanu gave a fiery one- take performance in MTV Girls On Top. The unrelenting, Shantanu delivered a stupefying performance despite not having had enough time to rehearse with his gang.
On his performance, Shantanu said, “It was a great experience … I never thought I will get a chance to dance in this show but I did and the best part was I got this chance with Desi hoppers … Will love to get more chances like this in the show.”
Shantanu is playing Saloni Chopra’s love interest in the show and has been making girls go weak in their knees with his charm and impactful performance.
If you yearn for something, your fates hold the power to realign destiny and bring you your heart’s desire. And it’s this longing to fulfill her mother, Anandi’s last wish which gives her daughter, Nandini the wings to achieve her dreams and dictate her own future. COLORS’ longest running fiction drama, Balika Vadhu will narrate a story of love and aspirations as they erase the memories of pain and longing of her childhood. As an established doctor, Nandini finds a purpose which helps her to overcome the stigma of her past and chart the way for a journey that promises happiness beyond comprehension. Nandini’s journey of love and determination to move on will commence as a brand new chapter – Balika Vadhu…Lamhe Pyaar Ke, starting 25th April 2016, every Monday to Friday at 8:00 PM on COLORS.
‘Waiting’ is about the special relationship between two people who befriend each other unexpectedly in a hospital, while nursing their individual spouses in coma. It is a film about grief, but more than just dealing with it, ‘Waiting’ is also about confronting it and discovering a sliver of hope between the lines. It is a life-affirming story representative of urban India and its ethos, that is bound to strike a chord with cinema-lovers across the board.
Hangover Productions (Ashish Sablawat, Dhiraj Battu, Aman Paul Jain, Vikas Khanna) threw a party to announce Beach Volleyball Mania Season 1 with Models and TV stars at Sun N Sand on 23rd April.
It was an inspiring day for the citizens of Mumbai, as over 150 children came together to prove that cleanliness like the rest of India is on the top of their mind as well. Kick starting the campaign ‘Together For Good’ initiative by Nickelodeon, these children were seen collecting waste matter at the Carter Road Promenade in Bandra, Mumbai. The initiative has been brought alive with the support of Spark a Change Foundation.
Staying true to the philosophy of ‘Collect. Clean. Create’, children took it upon themselves to collect waste matter from around the locality, and with the help of a reckoned artist turned it into a beautiful art installation. Supporting this inspiring cause Mr. Ashish Shelar, MLA of Bandra along with the honorable Member of Parliament Poonam Mahajan as they encouraged everyone present to stand up for the cause of cleanliness. Also present was Nina Elavia Jaipuria, EVP & Head – Nickelodeon, Viacom18 along with some of the some popular characters like, Motu Patlu, Dora and SHIVA who kids love. As over 150 children took up the mammoth task of piecing together an art installation, a professional artiste helped them create spectacular art installation symbolic of a clean India.
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – South Asia’s and India’s biggest and only mainstream LGBTQ film festival – will be held at 3 venues – Liberty Cinema from May 25-29, 2016, Alliance Française de Bombay from May 26-28, 2016, and Max Mueller Bhavan from May 26-28, 2016
Mouni Roy, who is at the prime of her career at this point confessed, “I am a hardcore Madhuri fan. I was thrilled to bits when I got a chance to host ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ show.
Mouni did comment that she won’t be doing the Naagin dance on this show but Madhuri assured that she will get Mouni to perform some dance numbers with her.
14 Emmy awards, 26 localized productions representing 35 different countries! The show that has captivated the imagination of a global audience and is the biggest and the most popular platform in the world of Dance reality is now all set to take India by storm! Get ready as the World’s biggest dance show, So You Think You Can Dance makes a grand debut in India on &TV starting 24th April every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 PM. Produced by Endemol Shine India the show will witness an epic battle of Street and Stage style for the very first time on Indian Television. The two styles will battle it out and give all that it takes for the ultimate supremacy on the dance floor.
Leading the judges’ panel will be the epitome of grace and panache – Madhuri Dixit along with the National Award Winning Choreographer – Bosco Martis who is known for songs like Senorita (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cocktail), Tune Maari Entry Yaar (Gunday), amongst many others; and an Encyclopedia in Dance and Style – Terence Lewis. While Bosco will represent the Street styles of dancing, Terence will represent the Stage styles. Popular TV stars – the sensational Mouni Roy and the charming Rithvik Dhanjani will take on as the hosts of the show.
Mr. Rajesh Iyer, Business Head, &TV said, “Following the success of The Voice India, we are thrilled to present yet another adaptation, the Indian Edition of So You Think You Can Dance – the biggest dance show in the world. The format brings forth an immersive concept, where the contestants are classified into two groups as per their style of dancing – Street and Stage. The ultimate winner from a grueling Street v/s Stage Gala rounds will be chosen under the guidance of an esteemed jury – Madhuri Dixit, Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis. We believe that the show will give a new momentum to the weekend television viewing experience.”
Speaking on his association with the show, Bosco Martis says, “I was very excited when &TV approached me for the show and it didn’t take me any time to say yes to the project. We want to showcase to the world the huge pool of dancing talent that India has and our performers are at par with the global standards. This is a great platform for the aspiring dancers to showcase their talent to a global audience.”
Adds Terence Lewis, “I am elated to associate with this show. I have been religiously watching the American version for more than 7 years now. The show practically set the level of dancing world over. Judging the Indian version is just a great honor for me and also a feather in my cap. I believe the show is devoid of any drama and just focuses on one thing, pure dancing.”
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