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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Ram and Saakshi win Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Bade Acche Lagte Hain

Ram and Saakshi win Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Bade Acche Lagte Hain!
Ram and Saakshi win Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Bade Acche Lagte Hain
 It is not every year that a couple from telly world gets to win a prestigious award such as Dadasaheb Phalke one. And the lucky one to get honoured with this are no one other than one of television’s most loved couples, Ram Kapoor and Saakshi Tanwar aka Priya from Sony TV’s Bade Acche Lagte Hain!

We very well know that Dadasaheb Phalke Awards are one of the most prominent awards in Indian Cinema and the recipients are the most deserving pupils from the Industry. And the news of Ram-Sakshi winning the one definitely comes as one of the most delighted news.

The leading duo of Bade Acche Lagte Hai Ram and Saakshi, have been awarded for their contribution to Indian small screen. Ram Kapoor and Saakshi Tanwar were adjudged as the best actor and best actress on Indian Television respectively.

Ram Kapoor and Saakshi Tanwar both enjoy huge popularity and have infused life in to their respective characters. Ekta Kapoor also won the Phalke Icon Producer Award - Film & Television. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ram Kapoor, Saakshi Tanwar and Ekta Kapoor for their contribution to Indian Television.

Ravi Kishen approached for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5

Ravi Kishen approached for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5!

Ravi Kishen approached for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5
Ravi Kishen approached for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5! He is a renowned Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishen approached for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5! He is a renowned Bhojpuri star  8 hours ago Dancing reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa is one show which is eagerly awaited by its fan. In the past few weeks we have been hearing of speculated names approached to appear on the show.  Last we had updated you about dancing diva Madhuri Dixit's Tribute to some veteran actresses, and now we are again back with some more names likely to be seen on board. Apart from many big names like, Gurmeet Choudhary and Anas Rashid, the newest to add to this list is the famous Bhojpuri actor and ex- Bigg Boss contestant Ravi Kishen, who has also been approached to be a part of this show.  “Yes I have been approached for Jhalak but currently I am busy shooting for a movie and shooting dates are clashing. I am not sure if I will be taking it,” confirms Ravi.  We have already informed you about other participants who will be sharing the joyful experience of dance which includes Meghna Malik, Avika Gor, Giaa Manek, Hina Khan, Bharti Singh, Manish Paul and Harsha Bhogle.  Till the time we don’t get the final list, let’s keep making guesses and see who manages to get into the dancing list
Dancing reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa is one show which is eagerly awaited by its fan. In the past few weeks we have been hearing of speculated names approached to appear on the show.

Last we had updated you about dancing diva Madhuri Dixit's Tribute to some veteran actresses, and now we are again back with some more names likely to be seen on board. Apart from many big names like, Gurmeet Choudhary and Anas Rashid, the newest to add to this list is the famous Bhojpuri actor and ex- Bigg Boss contestant Ravi Kishen, who has also been approached to be a part of this show.

“Yes I have been approached for Jhalak but currently I am busy shooting for a movie and shooting dates are clashing. I am not sure if I will be taking it,” confirms Ravi.

We have already informed you about other participants who will be sharing the joyful experience of dance which includes Meghna Malik, Avika Gor, Giaa Manek, Hina Khan, Bharti Singh, Manish Paul and Harsha Bhogle.

Till the time we don’t get the final list, let’s keep making guesses and see who manages to get into the dancing list!
Dancing reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa is one show which is eagerly awaited by its fan. In the past few weeks we have been hearing of speculated names approached to appear on the show.

Last we had updated you about dancing diva Madhuri Dixit's Tribute to some veteran actresses, and now we are again back with some more names likely to be seen on board. Apart from many big names like, Gurmeet Choudhary and Anas Rashid, the newest to add to this list is the famous Bhojpuri actor and ex- Bigg Boss contestant Ravi Kishen, who has also been approached to be a part of this show.

“Yes I have been approached for Jhalak but currently I am busy shooting for a movie and shooting dates are clashing. I am not sure if I will be taking it,” confirms Ravi.

We have already informed you about other participants who will be sharing the joyful experience of dance which includes Meghna Malik, Avika Gor, Giaa Manek, Hina Khan, Bharti Singh, Manish Paul and Harsha Bhogle.

Till the time we don’t get the final list, let’s keep making guesses and see who manages to get into the dancing list!
Dancing reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa is one show which is eagerly awaited by its fan. In the past few weeks we have been hearing of speculated names approached to appear on the show.

Last we had updated you about dancing diva Madhuri Dixit's Tribute to some veteran actresses, and now we are again back with some more names likely to be seen on board. Apart from many big names like, Gurmeet Choudhary and Anas Rashid, the newest to add to this list is the famous Bhojpuri actor and ex- Bigg Boss contestant Ravi Kishen, who has also been approached to be a part of this show.

“Yes I have been approached for Jhalak but currently I am busy shooting for a movie and shooting dates are clashing. I am not sure if I will be taking it,” confirms Ravi.

We have already informed you about other participants who will be sharing the joyful experience of dance which includes Meghna Malik, Avika Gor, Giaa Manek, Hina Khan, Bharti Singh, Manish Paul and Harsha Bhogle.

Till the time we don’t get the final list, let’s keep making guesses and see who manages to get into the dancing list!

Life OK's Alakshmi to go on air from May 28

Life OK's Alakshmi to go on air from May 28!

Life OK's Alakshmi to go on air from May 28
In the recent past we got many updates regarding Hats Off Production's new show Alakshmi, which is said to be a family saga.

And today we have come to know the date when it will finally hit the screens. Buzz has it that the show by Hats Off will go live from 28th May 2012 and incidentally another of Hats Off’s show Byah Hamari Bahu Ka, Sony TV, will also be aired from the same date.

Talking about the show, Sujay Reu of Zee TV’s Ram Milaayi Jodi and Helly Shah of Star Plus’ Gulaal fame will be seen playing the leads. Other list of actors include Supriya Pathak, Anang Desai, Falguni Desai, Neeraj Kshetarpal , Ujjwal Chopra, Priyamvada Sawant, Sunil Vishrani , Purvi Vyas and Disha Savla.

“The show is most likely to go on air sometime this month but I am not the right person to talk about it. However, it is a good show with a good story line”, says Anang Desai.

Well, let’s hope that the show will be a hit.

Vipul Shah ready once again with his Comedy show

Vipul Shah ready once again with his Comedy show
Vipul Shah ready once again with his Comedy show!

Producer-Director Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Deven Bhojwani are teaming up to co-produce a show for SAB TV titled Bhai Bhaiyya aur Brother. Sources have learned that the show is all set to go on air from 4 June 2012 every Monday to Friday.

Vipul is already getting praises through shows like Comedy Circus, Ek Mehel Ho Sapno Ka and lot more, and is again coming up with his comedy tadka show Bhai, Bhaiyya aur Brother.

Taking about the story, it revolves around the lives of three brothers who stay in different parts of the world. Sooraj Thapar, the bhai, hails from Gujarat, bhaiyya, the main protagonist who is yet to be cast, resides in Mumbai. Vrijesh Hirjee aka Sameer Chawla, the brother, stays in U.K with his wife played by Muskaan Mihani. Muskaan will play the role of Jennifer and they will have a kid named Tom, played by Sadil Kapoor.

Ultimately, Sooraj Thapar and Vrijesh Hirjee will come down to stay with bhaiyya in Mumbai and then the story will capture the cultural clashes between them. Now, the role of bhaiyya’s son, Saral-a true Mumbaikar, will be played by Shivansh Kotia.

Well, with such a talented team, the show looks promising.

Satish Kaushik bringing a comedy show on SAB TV

Satish Kaushik bringing a comedy show on SAB TV!

Satish Kaushik bringing a comedy show on SAB TV
Satish Kaushik is known among the most versatile personalities of the Indian Film Industry, he is a successful director, actor and producer. The filmmaker cum actor created magic on the screen with the movies like Tere Naam and Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai featured Salman Khan and Tusshar Kapoor resp.

Now, he is all geared up to recreate his magic on the small screen. As per the industry sources, after playing successful innings in the Indian Film Industry, Satish is foraying into T.V production. The filmmaker cum actor is making a show which will be aired on SAB TV. Moreover, he has roped in cute Saloni Daini for his first T.V show.

Cuddly Saloni is claimed to be one of the youngest comic stars on TV. Sources further add that Satish’s show would be a comedy and revolve around a family. Apart from producing, he will act in it. In this comedy show, the audience will se Saloni as Satish’s daughter Chutki and the show be aired bi-weekly. The young comic star will capture the heart of audience by speaking pure Hindi along with vedas and purans. Show’s pilot has already been shot and the flick will go on floors after 15 May 2012.

So, television viewers get geared up for a dose of comedy by Satish Kaushik and Saloni!

Bipasha Basu to woo three men in the remake of Shaukeen

Bipasha Basu to woo three men in the remake of Shaukeen!

Bipasha Basu to woo three men in the remake of Shaukeen
Sultry actress of the tinsel town, Bipasha Basu, rules the heart of the Indian audience as the seductive lady has all the power to fetch the audience to the theatres. Indeed, she has the real trade for Bollywood town.

The latest news from the actress’ side is that she has been roped in by Rohit Roy for a remake of 1982 blockbuster. As per the industry sources, Bipasha Basu will play the female lead in the remake of Shaukeen that featured Mithun Chakraborty, Ashok Kumar and Rati Agnihotri in the lead roles. In this flick Bips will step into the shoes of Rati Agnihotri and the most interesting part is that the audience will see her robbing the senses of three old men.

Sources further add that the movie will not be a hard core copy of the original one and would be plotted according to the taste of contemporary audience. However, it will reflect the essence of that old golden time. Actor turned director; Rohit Roy has confirmed the news of casting of Bipasha. Moreover, he has signed Bollywood veterans Rishi Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah and Boman Irani for three old men. Presently, the siren is occupied with her forthcoming projects like Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum and Raaz 3D.

Wow! The casting does sound interesting one to watch out for! 

Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke serial( Promo 2 ) video

Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke  serial( Promo 2 ) video

Hrithik Roshan named as the ultimate style icon

Hrithik Roshan named as the ultimate style icon!

Hrithik Roshan named as the ultimate style icon
Handsome hunk, Hrithik Roshan is known among the leading stars of the Indian Film Industry. The actor’s ultimate and unique style is well recognised in the Bollywood town.

Now, the actor has added another feather to his cap by securing highest votes in an online survey. The latest news making its way is that the hot hunk has grabbed the maximum votes as ultimate style icon in an online survey conducted by Yahoo India.

Moreover, the actor has left behind the famous celebs like Shahrukh Khan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. As per the industry sources, the survey was conducted in the month of April with 1,223 respondents. Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan were crowned as the most stylish celebrity couple.

Bollywood’s megastar, Amitabh Bachchan was voted as the best power dresser and Bachchan bahu Aishwarya was titled as the best dressed celeb on the red carpet. Tinsel town’s Munni, Malaika Arora Khan grabbed the title of the most stylish celebrity mom. Evergreen beauty, Rekha got votes for traditional Indian fashion sense and Vidya Balan fetched the votes for her most unique fashion sense.

Our heartiest congratulation to all the winners!

jannat2 movie review 2012

jannat2 movie review 2012
jannat 2
Director:
Kunal Deshmukh
Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta

Sex and guns. Emraan Hashmi is the champion of B-life. He's back again in a vehicle tailormade for his unique ability to look fear in the eye. Betting illegally on cricket, dealing in drugs, chasing married women, selling sex, is there a single low life activity that Hashmi has not done onscreen? Well there was running guns and that's now on his bio data too with Jannat 2. So there he is again, flirting outrageously, doing all sorts of things to make money (selling pirated CDs, illegal guns), running from the police, being generally a kutti kameeni cheez. And since it's supposed to be a Delhi film (cue to visuals of Hashmi dancing at India Gate and drinking at Ansal Plaza), every third word is the national abuse of the national capital (b...c...d) The film acquires a certain requisite tension thanks to the presence of a powerful foil to Hashmi, the underrated Randeep Hooda, an insomniac police officer with a bullet in his brain and a thing on his conscience about bringing illegal gun runners to book.

The atmosphere is not totally authentic, but the film is more about a certain type. A certain type of Delhiwala who lives off his wits, with little education but a lot of guts, who wants to get ahead in life. The movie gets the friendship unto death right with Mohammed Ayub (yes, Manu Sharma in No One Killed Jessica), the girl he falls in love with right (slightly posh, aspirational, change-the-world doctor) and the scary villain (almost, Manish Chaudhury, shedding his uber urbane image.)  Hashmi has emerged as the voice of the angry half-haves, those not poor but not rich either, who have access to view a certain kind of lifestyle, but not the means to procure it. He has army of fans among people like him. With films like this, the closet fans can come out.
rating 3/5

Akshay Kumar and Sajid Nadiadwala set to come up with their next fil

Akshay Kumar and Sajid Nadiadwala set to come up with their next film!

Akshay Kumar and Sajid Nadiadwala set to come up with their next film
With the astounding success of Housefull 2, Bollywood has got its new bankable jodi in the form of Akshay Kumar and Sajid Nadiadwala.

No one is unbeknownst to the fact that Housefull 2 has earned more than 100 crores at the box-office so far and it is their second consecutive success together after Housefull. And taking a wise decision, producer Sajid Nadiadwala is ready with his next home production starring Akshay Kumar.

It is sad that it is a film in the action-romantic space that goes on floors mid-February next year. Despite not settling on a director for the venture as yet, the producer has teamed with Akshay Kumar, given the warm equation the two have shared over the years.

Confirming the news says producer Sajid Nadiadwala, “Yes Akshay and I team up again for my next venture. We have a strong personal equation. The film falls in the romantic-action genre. It will be interesting to see Akki in that space. He has always trusted my instincts as far as stories are concerned”.

“Once I am through with the basic storyline, my team will start work on the screenplay. Nothing else, including female lead, or other crewmembers are finalized yet,” added the Producer.

So be ready to watch another blockbuster soon to come from the duo!

Jimmy Shergill compliments his co-star Karisma Kapoor for Dangerous Ishq

Jimmy Shergill compliments his co-star Karisma Kapoor for Dangerous Ishq!

Jimmy Shergill compliments his co-star Karisma Kapoor for Dangerous Ishq
It is known that Bollywood beauty Karisma Kapoor is going to make a grand come back with Vikram Bhatt’s 3D project Dangerous Ishq and her enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the curtains to be raised as the flick is all set to hit theatres on May 11.

Karisma is known among the notable actresses of the Indian Film Industry and everyone knows that she is blessed with an extraordinary acting talent as she hails from the first family of the Bollywood town; Kapoor family. She has always earned praises from her directors and co-stars for her way of working and the new admirer in the list is co-star Jimmy Shergill, who is all carried away by her focus and dedication.

Jimmy will be seen as a police officer in the flick; on being quizzed about the experience of working with Karisma Kapoor, he praised the actress and said, “Karisma is a superb actress. She is very disciplined and focused. Her character in the film goes through 500 years and she has portrayed each of the transitions very nicely. She would be seen in different looks”.

He further revealed, “Dangerous Ishq has been shot in 3D and Vikram has brought experts from North America for the film. It has been brilliantly shot in 3D.”

The film is currently among the most awaited ones and has Rajneesh Duggal playing Karisma’s love interest.

Well, with so many singing praises, we just hope the film stands up to all expectations! 

Vidya Balan has been roped in for a clean picture

Vidya Balan has been roped in for a clean picture!

Vidya Balan has been roped in for a clean picture
After mesmerizing the audience with her dirty acts in The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan will now feature in a clean picture that is said to be ad films to propagate the government's sanitation programme.

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has successfully roped in the celebrity as the brand ambassador to spread awareness about the drinking water and sanitation campaign, and he is hopeful that her involvement will make the campaign to end open defecation a national obsession.

"For an actor, what can be a better thing than doing a dirty picture on screen and off screen a clean picture. I think this role will work a lot because we are working on a national movement," Balan said after meeting Rural Development Minister Ramesh at his office.

"This is a clean picture (for Vidya Balan)," Ramesh quipped when sources present there asked Balan if people will like her in a role to end the menace of open defecation in the country, an issue closely related to women's health and security.

"I think it is a matter great honour for me, becoming the brand ambassador of sanitation campaign. It needs to become a national obsession. I am ready to (do it) in my capacity. I am convinced," Balan, who has won the national award for her role in The Dirty Picture this year, said.

Hope Vidya will do wonders with her clean picture!

Sony Music acquires the music rights of Student of the Year

Sony Music acquires the music rights of Student of the Year!

Sony Music acquires the music rights of Student of the Year
Last we heard about Student of the Year was that the release date of the film has been set and now we have another update regarding the film directed by Karan Johar.

As per reports, leading music company Sony Music on Thursday announced that it has acquired the right of romantic comedy Student of the Year. Co-produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chilies Entertainment, the movie is a launch pad for starlet debutants Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra.

The music of the film is composed by Vishal-Shekhar. "Sony Music's association with Karan Johar and Dharma Productions goes back a long way. Student of the Year is a very special project for us and we will weave in innovative marketing elements into the campaign to connect with the youth and the fans at large," said Sanujeet Bhujabal, Marketing Director, Sony Music India.

Director Karan Johar said, "I am proud to associate yet again with them on SOTY, a film that launches three new talents and is a celebration of youth, music and dance."

We are eagerly waiting for the film’s release and hope that it won’t get postponed further!

Jannat 2 is not a rip-off of Lord of War, film keeps you engaged

Jannat 2 is not a rip-off of Lord of War, film keeps you engaged!

Jannat 2 is not a rip-off of Lord of War, film keeps you engaged
Before the release of Jannat 2, it was said to be the rip-off of Nicolas Cage’s Lord of War, but now as the film has released in the theatres, the truth is out in open for all to see and pass their verdict.

Though it seems as if Lord of War is present somewhere in the background but the movie is not totally based on the Hollywood hit. The film revolves around the hitherto unexplored-in-Bollywood territory of arms trafficking.

Earlier the comparisons were made because the Emraan Hashmi starrer also deals with arms and ammunition like the Hollywood one. However, this film by Kunal Deshmukh is entirely different. As always Emraan has done a fair job playing the pakka Dilli wala who has no shame in admitting himself to be a kutti kamini cheez as his name goes Sonu Dilli KKC.

Involved in the illegal trading of guns, Emraan’s character believes that this way he is making the life easier for all who wants to kill someone or the other. But his ideologies change as he finds love in Dr. Jhanvi played by Esha Gupta. This is when our hero signs a deal with ACP Pratap played by Randeep Hooda, and helps him to plunge deeper into the arms racket.     

Must say that Randeep stands as a show stealer throughout the film and if Emraan is the base then Hooda is surely the backbone of this building named Jannat 2!

Surely to be watched for some thrilling moments!   

1920 – Evil Returns to release in the theatres on July 13

1920 – Evil Returns to release in the theatres on July 13!

1920 – Evil Returns to release in the theatres on July 13
After watching his films such as 1920, Haunted 3D, one can place an easy bet that Vikram Bhatt whip hand when it comes to making horror flicks.

Now the filmmaker is back to scare the audience once again as he is coming with the sequel of horror flick 1920 that came in 2008, titled 1920 – Evil Returns. It is a super natural thriller and now the release date of the film has been fixed.

It is learnt that the film will hit the screens on the scary date of Friday the 13th of July, 2012. Produced by BVG Films (A division of ASA Productions and Entertainment Pvt Ltd), the film stars Aftab Shivdasani, Tia Bajpai and Vidya Malvade.

The sequel has been directed by Bhushan Patel while story and screenplay has been penned by Vikram Bhatt and Amin Hajee together. The music has been given by Chirantan Bhatt. Few days back when sources quizzed Aftab about the film, he said, “This was a completely different type of movie from my earlier roles. But I put everything to bring the character to life."

Well, we hope that you have succeeded in your mission Aftab!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Scarlett Mellish Wilson is the Imported Kamariya in Shanghai item song

Scarlett Mellish Wilson is the Imported Kamariya in Shanghai item song!

Scarlett Mellish Wilson is the Imported Kamariya in Shanghai item song
Ever since the song Bharat Mata Ki Jai has been released, with everyday it is becoming the Indian anthem and the demand for Shanghai music is increasing by the day.

And now it is learnt that Dibakar Banerjee’s film Shanghai also has an item song that will be released soon. It is known to everyone that now day’s item songs have become quite a rage among filmmaker and it is taken as a compulsion to have at least one item song in every film.

The demand for an item song for movies is evident from the number of super hit item songs that are being played on every radio channel, parties and television channels. The makers of Shanghai have launched the 1st look of their upcoming item number, Imported Kamariya which features another British model Scarlett Mellish Wilson.

Dibakar Banerjee had spilled the beans about the girl last year but she was kept under wraps to retain the novelty factor of the song. The item song composed by Vishal-Shekhar is actually a satire on Indian people’s fascination for fair-skinned girls from abroad like Katrina Kaif, Nargis Fakhri and the recent one Nathalia Kaur. Thus the item number has a situational relevance in the film.

Here’s the first look of Imported Kamariya, and now you know who she is!

Khushi's suicide attempt in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon

Khushi's suicide attempt in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon!

Khushi's suicide attempt in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon
After the long wait, finally the ardent fans of Star Plus’ Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon are going to see some major drama taking place putting aside the amusing acts.

As already seen in the recent promo, it’s time Arnav (Barun Sobti) blurts out the truth behind the forceful marriage to Khushi (Sanaya Irani). However, the track which will lead to this revelation again takes us all on a funny ride, which we think is quite a different way adopted by the CVs.

Coming back to the storyline, Khushi has misunderstood Arnav and she is under the notion that he is attempting to kill her so that he can marry Lavanya. Few of the instances led Khushi’s suspicion turn into a fact. In the coming episode, she will yet again sport Arnav with a rope and will think that he is planning to hang her down.

Frustrated with the feeling of being murdered brutally she will decide to end her life on her own. Her foolish act will lead her to stand on the terrace roof, from where she’ll build up the courage to jump down. However, Arnav will reach the place and forbid her from doing so. Buzz states that this will irk Arnav a lot and out of rage he will spill the beans about his marriage to Khushi thereby letting her know how he had been aware of her relation with Shyam (Abhaas Mehta). 

Now if believe the sources close to the production house then Khushi will make her side clear before Arnav but she won’t be able to bear the fact that Arnav never trusted her. Furthermore, a lot of drama will be seen before the two get back to the Rayzada Mansion.

Let’s see if misunderstanding will finally get cleared or we will be made to wait for a tad long!

Deepika Singh is not ready to mingle at the moment

Deepika Singh is not ready to mingle at the moment!

Deepika Singh is not ready to mingle at the moment
She won the audiences’ heart with her naïve yet powerful portrayal of a girl who is forced to enter the marital knot thus giving up her dreams of becoming an IPS Officer.

Well, we are sure by now you must have guessed t hat we are talking of the intelligent and mindful Sandhya aka Deepika Singh from Star Plus’ Diya Aur Baati Hum. This production from the ends of Shashi-Sumeet Mittal has not only given the other shows a tough fight but even succeeded in beating the once popular Saath Nibhana Saathiya.

There was a time when Saathiya ruled the TRP charts and Gopi vahu enjoyed her unquestioned rule over the other bahus of town. But things changed for it when Diya Aur Baati came in; it not only made Saathiya lose its position but also made Sandhya as the new favorite among the bahus. But obviously, as a newbie Deepika Singh could have asked for nothing more.

Today she is known as Sandhya and her act is praised by one and all. Deepika is elated with Diya Aur Baati Hum’s success and feels that this show has given her right platform to prove her acting prowess. Professionally she is content with whatever she has achieved in such a short span. Furthermore, on being asked about her personal life, more precisely the relationship status, Deepika said, “I am single but I don't wish to get mingle now. I have to focus on my career first. I really don't have time to date someone”.

Now that’s what we call being the contemporary woman! Hope you set new records in your career Deepika!

Mithil Jain opts out of Pavitra Rishta

Mithil Jain opts out of Pavitra Rishta!
Mithil Jain opts out of Pavitra Rishta
Television industry is one place where promises are seldom kept, and another victim of it is our own Mithil Jain who so far was seen playing Punni's fiancé in Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV.

Now the buzz is that the actor is certainly not happy with his role. Sources say that Mithil is highly disappointed with the way his character has been sidelined contrary to what he was promised before he started shooting for the same.

He was assured by the production house that his role will be an important one, but unfortunately he is not finding his character that important in the show, as a result of which he has decided to quit the show.

The actor is said to be shooing for the production house for past 2 months but still no contract has been signed. When sources tried contacting Mithil to further enlighten the news, he said, “Yes, I am leaving the show due to some personal reason which I don't want to disclose”.

Well, let’s see who steps in as his replacement!

Star Plus' Ruk Jaana Nahi completes 100 episodes

Star Plus' Ruk Jaana Nahi completes its century!

Star Plus' Ruk Jaana Nahi completes 100 episodes
Star Plus show Ruk Jaana Nahi has certainly stricken to its title and is said to have completed its 100 episode this May 2 2012.

The entire cast and crew as well as the production house (Playtime creations), are busy in the celebrations of the success. The team was seen cutting cake together and having lot of fun and enthusiasm.

Sources contacted Pooja Sharma (Sanchi) who shared, “I am happy that people have appreciated my work. It’s a fantastic feeling. My character has gone for a makeover and the story is getting more and more interesting. The production house is amazing and they pamper us a lot. Yes, we have hit a century and I believe there will be many more to come.”

Furthermore, Anirudh Dave (Indu), added, “The atmosphere on the sets was awesome as we were shooting the pre-wedding sequence. So we had band, baaja and the cake cutting became even more special. I hope this is just a beginning and we achieve many more milestones.”

While producer Hemant Thakkar said, “I am feeling great and it was a different show for us to produce. The team is good to work with and I love being with the cast and crew. At a time when shows go off air within months of its launch, we have become the slot leaders. The entire credit goes to the team.”

Well, we wish the show celebrates more anniversaries like this in future also.

IPL has not mooed Gutur Gu success, say the actors

IPL has not mooed Gutur Gu success, say the actors!

IPL has not mooed Gutur Gu success, say the actors
The TRPs of TV shows have seen a slight downfall owing to the hoopla created by IPL. As the fact remains, cricket is followed in India like religion and when one has so many players battling out to prove the excellence then daily soaps are sure to go for a toss.  

Super-hyped cricket season does impact the shows running on different GECs and numbers plummet like a house of cards. DJ’s A Creative Unit’s show, I Luv My India, aired on SAB TV has already bitten the dust but actors of Fireworks Productions’ show Gutur Gu on the same channel are in a pretty optimistic frame of mind.

They are having different perceptions to hold the scene. One of the actors from the show Kunal Kumar who plays Ballu Kumar said, “The success of Gutur Gu lies on a lot of factors. Firstly, it’s a weekly and viewers have something fresh to see every week. There are many variations to watch out for in the show and I don’t think IPL has affected it in anyways. Viewers still love it,”

On the other hand, Bhavna Balsawer aka Mrs Babita Kumar shares, “The show is doing really well and it is unique and interesting. We connect to the viewers and we have loyal audiences who watch our show irrespective of other happenings on television.”

Well, hope the show will continue with its success!

DJ's next show on Star Plus to feature Ulka Gupta

DJ's next show on Star Plus to feature Ulka Gupta!

DJ's next show on Star Plus to feature Ulka Gupta
After bagging name and fame at the very tender age of 14 through a historical show Jhansi Ki Rani aired on Zee TV, the young Laxmi Bai popularly known as Manu, Ulka Gupta is set for a comeback.

It is notable that Ulka became a household name playing the young Laxmi Bai and even after the show took on a leap, her character was always cherished by all.  She was highly acclaimed and appreciated for essaying the role of Manu. She even won numerous awards for the same character.

But soon after, the young talent went missing as she is said to have been pursuing her studies. However, her sabbatical is all over now as we hear that Ulka has been approached to act in DJ’s A Creative Unit’s upcoming show on Star Plus.

The show is about a simpleton family, where Ulka pitches herself. She will be very rebellious in nature and will be the main family member.  Sources say that show is about a Punjabi family settled in Delhi. The plot revolves around a girl who will run away from home to marry her lover and later will get abandoned by her beau and return. The pilot for the show is expected to be shot soon.

Ulka confirmed the news and said, “Yes, I have been approached for the role but I can’t comment much on it right now. All I can say is that I am very excited about it.”

That’s really great Ulka and we hope your comeback stands successfu

Madhuri Dixit pays tribute to Meena Kumari, Mumtaz and Sri Devi with Jhalak

Madhuri Dixit pays tribute to Meena Kumari, Mumtaz and Sri Devi with Jhalak!
Madhuri Dixit pays tribute to Meena Kumari, Mumtaz and Sri Devi with Jhalak

This season of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa is surely going to be a tough call for all the contestants as this time around dancing won’t be a simple affair.

If one goes by the promos of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5 to be aired on Colors, it can be seen that dancing diva Madhuri Dixit, as the judge of the reality show, has already made it clear what she expects from the contestants.

The promos of the show are shot with great excellence with Madhuri paying tribute to yesteryear beauties in her own graceful ways. Very first promos of Jhalak takes the viewers dive back into the times of Pakeezah where Madhuri is seen bringing alive the grace and sophistication of Meena Kumari in the song Thade Rahiyo O Baanke Yaar. Though the promo version has been choreographed by the ace Saroj Khan but Madhuri has tried her best to imitate each and every move of Meena Kumari from the classic song with sheer perfection.    

Not only has she given tribute to Meena Kumari but has also paid honor to Mumtaz and Sri Devi. Dressed in a figure-hugging, 70s-style, tight, peach-colored churidaar salwar kameez, Madhuri can be seen dancing to Mumtaaz’s popular song Motiyon Ki Ladee Hoon Main, with absolute aptness and élan. Next in line comes the vivacious Sri Devi, whom Madhuri has re-lived with the song Kaate Nahi Kate from Mr. India. Clad in a see-through sari, she has done full justice to this Sri Devi number, which still fantasies many.

The promos are a sure shot delight to be watched and promise a worth watching dance battle!

Manish, Mughda and Gautam in Shon Tara Productions debut venture

Manish, Mughda and Gautam in Shon Tara Productions debut venture!

Manish, Mughda and Gautam in Shon Tara Productions debut venture
Neeraj Sachdeva, who has earlier worked as the Project Head in shows like Miley Jab Hum Tum and 12/24 Karol Bagh of Sunshine Productions and Four Lions Films’ Geet Hui Sabse Parayi, is set with his production house Shon Tar Productions.

Soon he will be coming up with his maiden venture which is going to be a love story and if things go well, Manish Tulsiyani last seen in Chhajje Chhajje Kaa Pyaar Sony TV, Mugdha Chapekar known for Sajan Re Jhuth Mat Bolo SAB TV and Gautam Sharma with the fame of Star One’s Shakuntala will be seen essaying prominent roles.

The pilot for the same has been shot and the production house awaits the approval from the channel. If all goes as planned, the show will either be aired on Star Plus or Life OK, based on the results of the research team.

The story is about a simpleton, played by Manish Tulsiyani, who is a matchmaker, and how he eventually falls for the girl for whom he is finding a life partner.

Talking of the show, Mugdha said, “Yes, I have auditioned for the show, but there is nothing beyond this. I was busy preparing for my Masters exams in World History. Now that I am done with my exams, I deserve a vacation.”

Let’s see how different this love story stands.

Nishigandha Wad replaces Navni Parihar in Sajda Tere Pyar Mein

Nishigandha Wad replaces Navni Parihar in Sajda Tere Pyar Mein!

Nishigandha Wad replaces Navni Parihar in Sajda Tere Pyar Mein
Star Plus’ Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein, produced under the banner of Ravi Ojha Productions, has seen a rise in TRP this week. Well, it is certainly a good development for any show given the onslaught of IPL fever.

The show has got a boost and is now drawing the attention of many, thanks to Aaliya’s (Deblina Chatterjee) meeting with Mahendra Pratap (Rohit Roy). Moreover, Ranveer’s (Shaleen Bhanot) growing concern for Aaliya too has aroused anxiety among all to watch out for this unique love tale entangled with the love for country.  

And if sources are to be believed, then the soap will soon see a major replacement. Navni Parihar, who essays the role of Ranveer’s mother, is on the verge of making an exit. She has some unavoidable commitments so she needs a break for a month. The production house ultimately has decided to replace her.

Navni will be replaced by seasoned actress Nishigandha Wad, who is currently seen in Colors’ Sasural Simar Ka. She will soon commence shooting for the same. “I haven’t signed any contract as yet but yes, talks are on,” said Nishigandha Wad.

Well, someone’s loss always proves a gain for other!


Sphere Origins brings Mantu Bhaiya Ki Darling for Life OK

Sphere Origins brings Mantu Bhaiya Ki Darling for Life OK!

Sphere Origins brings Mantu Bhaiya Ki Darling for Life OK
New TV channel Life OK has certainly managed to entertain the viewers with its popular drama shows. And its growing popularity has invited many production houses to start new ventures, and the latest to add to this list is Sphere Origins productions.

Buzz has it that they are planning to launch a light-hearted show on the channel with Abhishek Sharma (Miley Jab Hum Tum fame), Neha Saxena (last seen in Tere Liye), and a new comer Udit Shukla in pivotal roles. Sources say that the show is said to be based on the storyline of Munnabhai MBBS, and has been tentatively titled Mantu Bhaiya Ki Darling.

The pilot episode has been shot and soon the shooting will start in June. The story revolves around a guy and his efforts to win the girl whom he loves. While Neha Saxena confirmed to have shot for the pilot refusing to diverge any further, Abhishek on the other hand sounded a bit perplexed as he said, “I am clueless about the show you are talking about.”

Wondering is he trying to keep things in wrap. Anyway, stay tuned to get more updates on Mantu Bhaiya Ki Darling.

Sunshine production gear up to launch a new show on Channel V

Sunshine production gear up to launch a new show on Channel V!

Sunshine production gear up to launch a new show on Channel V
Sunshine Productions’ ongoing show on Colors, Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, has been doing relatively better in terms of numbers. Its leads, Akanksha Singh aka Megha and Kunal Karan Kapoor aka Mohan, share a cute chemistry which is being loved by the masses.

The production house has earlier produced shows like Miley Jab Hum Tum (2008) and 12/24 Karol Bagh (2009), these were also hot among the masses and garnered appreciation from all. Inspired by the success that has come so far, Sudhir and Seema Sharma (Founders of Sunshine Productions) are launching another project on Channel V, aimed to spread love.

A source informed that the show will be a teen love story revolving around students studying in a school. It will deal with different issues which teenagers face in their lives. The casting is currently on and it is expected to go on air in July, 2012.

Seema, regarding the development, said, “The show is still in its initial stages as we are still auditioning. However, it is a love story.”

We wish Seema and Sudhir all the best for their upcoming venture.

Karisma Kapoor reprises her old roles on the sets of Comedy Circus

Karisma Kapoor reprises her old roles on the sets of Comedy Circus!

Karisma Kapoor reprises her old roles on the sets of Comedy Circus
It is known to everyone that two of Karisma Kapoor’s biggest hits are counted as Raja Hindustani and Raja Babu. And recently these films were almost brought back to life on the TV show Comedy Circus where the actress appeared as a celebrity judge for a forthcoming episode.

One can call it a reunion of sorts when Karisma Kapoor met Judge Archana Puran Singh. After a hiatus of 16 years, this was the first time that these two actresses were meeting.

The duo was last seen together in Raja Hindustani but soon after the film was over they both lost touch. And it was only on the sets of the comedy show that the two gorgeous ladies were back on stage. And they hit it off right where they left. Laughing, giggling and gossiping were on top of the check list as these two caught up with each other's life.

But it didn't end there. After Raja Hindustani, it was time for Raja Babu to be revived. Though Govinda wasn't present, his nephew and popular standup comedian Krushna Abhishek dressed up like Raja Babu for his act with Sudesh Lahiri. Karisma Kapoor joined them on the stage to add some original thumkas to the act.

One can certainly say that the actress is back in form!t

Shakti Arora glad after hosting the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Shakti Arora glad after hosting the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award!

Shakti Arora glad after hosting the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Shakti Arora, who played Tapush in Star Plus’ Tere Liye, explored his potential and dabbled at anchoring with Imagine TV’s Gyaan Guru.

Needless to say this experiment yielded results and his hosting skills were loved by one and all. The show became quite a rage among the masses and everybody praised Shakti for his lively presence on the sets as a host. Thanks to his wonderful stint on the reality show, Shakti was then offered to host the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2012 which were held on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

This was indeed a moment of pride for Shakti and before taking on the podium to host the glorious event, he was quoted saying, "It's a great event I am excited to be a part of such a big event. All the actors and the producers of our Indian Cinema will be part of the evening today. I haven't really prepared myself. I have decided to be myself and I will meet people with warmth and respect. There are butterflies in my stomach but I'm sure it will all be fine."

Meanwhile, sources say that Shakti did his job pretty well and impressed one and all with his liveliness. With this we also got to hear that after trying hands into anchoring, Shakti is willing to get back to acting. He is waiting for a good script to come his way.

Hope some production house is listening to this!

Bharti Singh and Manish Paul in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5

Bharti Singh and Manish Paul in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5!

Bharti Singh and Manish Paul in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5
After starting its run with Sony entertainment Television, celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has changed loyalties and the fifth season of it will now be aired on Colors.

At present the makers are struggling hard with the toughest of job, zeroing in the celebrity contestant. Ever since one heard of Jhalak going air, loads of names from tellywood sought the attention. Right from the coy Gopi vahu aka Giaa Manek to the bold Ammaji aka Meghna Malik from Na Aana Is Des Laado, many prominent names made their way to the list.

Of late, names like Gurmeet Choudhary and Anas Rashid also joined the bandwagon and now we have come to know that standup comedians most popularly known for their acts in Comedy Circus, Bharti Singh and Manish Paul too have been approached to show off their dancing skills on the show. Like others, both Bharti and Manish refused to confirm the news.

Meanwhile, the name of the show’s host also happens to be suspense for all. Last it was reported that JDJ 4 winner Meiyang Chang might don the host’s hat for this season. And if all goes well then one might get to see ex-contestant Ragini Khanna aka Suhana from Sasural Genda Phool as the co-host of Chang. 

Let’s see who all finally make it to the show!  

Karuna Verma geared up to enter Chhal Sheh Aur Maat

Karuna Verma geared up to enter Chhal Sheh Aur Maat!
Karuna Verma geared up to enter Chhal Sheh Aur Maat
The latest buzz making way from Telly world says that actress Karuna Verma is set to take on a new and exciting role. Ever since its start, 24 Fames’ thriller show Chhal Sheh Aur Maat on Colors has been garnering good reviews from the masses.

Its plot is unique, interesting and of course, quite gripping, after all it is introduced by Abbas-Mustan and thrill and entertainment has to be its core. Now, the makers have decided to bring in a new entry to further spice up the plot. Yes, Karuna Verma is the one who will play the role of a lawyer, Mrs. Gill.

She was last seen in Pyaar Ki Ye Ek Kahaani on Star One and was also to appear in Sony TV’s Kya Hua Tera Vaada, though the plans seem to have not materialized so far. In the show we have already seen the death of Mr. Arya, Aditi’s (Hunar Hali) family friend and lawyer, under suspicious circumstances.

Now Mrs. Gill will enter the show to solve the mystery behind the mysterious death. Karuna began shooting from 3 May 2012 and her entry is expected to air in a day or two. When sources contacted Karuna Verma, she confirmed the news and said, “Yes, I am doing the show and it’s a very strong role. I am playing a lawyer but I can’t reveal much about my role as I am yet to start shooting.”

Keep reading this section for more updates on Chhal Sheh Aur Maat!

Sandhya to known the truth about Sooraj in Diya Aur Baati Hum

Sandhya to known the truth about Sooraj in Diya Aur Baati Hum!
Sandhya to known the truth about Sooraj in Diya Aur Baati Hum
Star Plus' popular show Diya Aur Baati has undoubtedly won the audiences’ heart and that’s the main reason for its immense success and it being the TRP chart’s ruler.

The relationship shared by Sandhya (Deepika Singh) and Sooraj (Anas Rashid) is surely an inspiration for all married couples. But according to the current track, Sooraj's harshness towards Sandhya has disheartened the viewers, and now the CV's are planning to clear the misunderstanding between the couple.

As known, Sooraj’s rude behavior towards Sandhya is fake and he is doing all this to free her from the burden of their marriage but she has been unaware of it. But in the coming episodes the whole truth will be revealed out in front of Sandhya thus clearing the misunderstanding between them.

Sources contacted Deepika and she said, “Yes! Gangaur is going to be celebrated in the show, Aamir Khan will also join the celebration with the people of Hanuman Gali and circumstances will lead to Sandhya knowing the truth behind Sooraj's rude behavior towards her."

Well, this is certainly going to be a good piece of news for the fans of the show who are eagerly waiting for their couple to be together once again.

Gurmeet Choudhary and Anas Rashid approached for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Gurmeet Choudhary and Anas Rashid approached for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa!

Gurmeet Choudhary and Anas Rashid approached for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Whenever a new show is in its making, rumors about the star-cast comes parallel. In that note, the rumors list enhanced after hearing that the very popular reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, produced by BBC Entertainment, approached TV heartthrob Gurmeet Choudhary and fellow actor Anas Rashid for the show.

It is notable that speculations about the names of the contestants to be seen in JDJ have been doing rounds ever since the fifth season was announced. And with Gurmeet and Anas being brought into the scenario, it has become all the more exciting.   

Gurmeet Choudhary has become the popular face of the television with shows like Ramayana aired Imagine TV and the best among all, Geet Hui Sabse Parayi from Star One. Presently he is playing the lead in Zee TV’s show Punar Vivah. On being asked about his participation in Jhalak, Gurmeet said, “No, I have not got any call from them.”  

On the other hand Anas, the lead actor from Diya Aur Baati Hum said, “Yes, I was approached for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. However, I did not want to take it as my show Diya Aur Baati Hum is doing well and in any way I am going through a hectic”.

The suspense is building up each passing day; let’s hope to get a final confirmation soon! 

Gaurav Khanna to play lead in Sony TV's Byah Hamari Bahu Ka

Gaurav Khanna to play lead in Sony TV's Byah Hamari Bahu Ka!
Gaurav Khanna to play lead in Sony TV's Byah Hamari Bahu Ka
After coming across various names, we have finally come to know that JD Majethia's Hats Off Productions has finalized the good looking Gaurav Khanna to play the lead in Sony TV’s Byah Hamari Bhau Ka.

Earlier there we speculations about actors like Karan Wahi, Aditya Redij and Vishal Karwal being approached for the said role. But the role has eventually fallen in Gaurav’s kitty. As per a source, "Gaurav Khanna has been finalized to play male lead in the show. He will play Shrenu Parikh's husband. His character is of a very positive and optimistic person."

It is already known that Benaf Dadachanji and Shrenu Parikh have been finalized to play the female lead. The show is most likely to hit the screens post IPL and is supposed to be aired in place of Shubh Vivah, which has recently got an extension from the channel.

Let’s see what more comes from the ends of Byah Hamari Bhau Ka!

fatso movie review 2012

Fatso movie review 2012
Director: Rajat Kapoor
Cast: Ranvir Shorey, Gul Panag, Purab Kohli, Neil Bhoopalam
Much against its title, Fatso is a film that resorts to minimalism and cuts off all excess flab and formula to come up with a sweet little story.
Naveen (Purab Kohli) and Nandini (Gul Panag) are very much in love. But their cloud nine state is short-lived when Naveen dies in a road accident and reaches heaven only to realize that his soul was wrongly brought there in place of his fat friend Sudeep (Ranvir Shorey).

Subsequently his soul is sent back on earth and replaced in Sudeep's body. Now Naveen's soul in Sudeep's body tries to touch the heart of Nandini again and rekindle romance in her life. But he has a competition in the form of Yash (Neil Bhoopalam) who is trying to hit on Nandini.

Seeking its 'soul' from the 1941 Hollywood classic Here Comes Mr Jordan, which was also remade in Bollywood as Jhuk Gaya Aasman (1968) starring Rajendra Kumar, Fatso, more or less, is the same spirit in new body. However writers Rajat Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla have entirely revamped the screenplay to modern milieu and grammar. So you don't have the regular horn-headed Yamraj in paradise.

Rather amongst the most accomplished achievements of the film is its hilarious heaven setting, which is modeled as a dilapidated government office and has every characteristic element associated with bureaucracy from long queues, indifferent officials and red-tapism. The spoof is smart, side-splitting and at the same time also subtly attempts to draw parallels with the human and ethereal world in its own sassy way.

With the minimalism treatment that it opts for, the narrative never falls prey of slapstick or melodrama and remains restrained throughout. But at the same time, it also gets one-dimensional, to an extent, with the narrative primarily focusing only on the love story. One does feel that the soul-changing idea could have been explored to better effect by tapping subplots like Naveen's strained relationship with his father or his discomfort in Sudeep's bloated body.

Ranvir Shorey takes a backseat in the first half where Purab Kohli takes lead. With the role-reversal, Ranvir takes precedence in the second half while Purab is out of picture. Perhaps some better character buildup of Sudeep in the first half could have helped establish a contrast after his soul-switchover in the second half. Also there is no reference of Sudeep's dead soul - another dimension that the film could have explored.

The chemistry between Gul Panag and Purab Kohli is so casual and comfortable that the lip-locks don't need to be blown out of proportion, like in most Bollywood flicks. However the same can't be said about the camaraderie between Gul Panag and Ranvir Shorey that appears somewhat hurried. But beyond all the trivialities, the biggest flaw of the film is that its strongest scope for human drama is never touched upon with Nandini never coming to know of Sudeep's spiritual exchange. Thereby the film dies a premature death with an abrupt end.

Barring the impulsive end, Rajat Kapoor's direction is sensible and sensitive. The way in which he blends sequences of living and dead in the first half is commendable. Also the dialogues in such scenes are very contextual and complement well. At a broader level, the film successfully conveys the message that it's the soul of a person that you fall in love with and not merely the body.

Ranvir Shorey is resourcefully restrained and plays the title role to the requisite perfection. His body structure in the film is overweight though not exaggerated. His 'spirited' act comes to fore in the final sequence where he mouths an endless monologue. Purab Kolhi is exceptionally good in the first half and his absence is felt in the second. Gul Panag puts in a poised performance. Neil Bhoopalam balances his friend-n-foe act and is perfect in his part. Gunjan Bakshi exudes raw sex-appeal. Brijendra Kala is brilliant as the messenger of death. Vinay Pathak's cameo doesn't register.

Fatso is somewhat short on body but strong on spirit. Keeping mind over matter, this film is an enjoyable experience!

Verdict: Good

Mother's Day on 13 th may 2012

happy Mother's Day on 13 th may
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April, or May. It complements Father's Day, the celebration honoring fathers.
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world; many of these can be traced back to ancient festivals, like the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration.

Dates around the world

In Mexico, Mother's Day is not connected with any older celebrations of Motherhood. However, in some other countries and cultures, other celebrations of Motherhood have become known as Mother's Day (for example, in the UK flowers and gifts were traditionally brought to mothers on Mothering Sunday, and this date is now called Mother's Day in the UK) or the date of Mother's Day has been chosen to coincide with an existing festival (in Greece, the Orthodox celebration of the presentation of Jesus Christ to the temple on 2 February is Mother's Day). In some countries the date was changed to one that was significant to the majority religion, such as Virgin Mary day in Catholic countries. Other countries selected a date with historical significance, such as Bolivia using the date of a battle where women participated.See the "International history and traditions" section for the complete list.
Note: Countries that celebrate the International Women's Day instead of Mother's Day are marked with a dagger '†

International history and traditions


Mother's Day in the Netherlands in 1925
Northern Pacific Railway postcard for Mother's Day 1916.


In most countries, Mother's Day is a recent observance derived from the holiday as it has evolved in America. When it was adopted by other countries and cultures, it was given different meanings, associated to different events (religious, historical or legendary), and celebrated on a different date or dates.
Some countries already had existing celebrations honoring motherhood, and their celebrations have adopted several external characteristics from the US holiday, like giving carnations and other presents to your own mother.
The extent of the celebrations varies greatly. In some countries, it is potentially offensive to one's mother not to mark Mother's Day. In others, it is a little-known festival celebrated mainly by immigrants, or covered by the media as a taste of foreign culture

Byah Hamari Bahu Ka - Coming Soon Promo video

Byah Hamari Bahu Ka - Coming Soon Promo video

Neetu Chandra is thankful to Anurag Kashyap

Neetu Chandra is thankful to Anurag Kashyap!

Neetu Chandra is thankful to Anurag Kashyap
Bollywood actress and model, Neetu Chandra is on cloud nine these days because the lady has bagged her first ever international project and the diva gives all its credit to the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

The director is well known for recognizing the right talent and this time the ball has gone to the court of Neetu Chandra. As per the industry sources, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has recommended her name to Greek director Kyriakos Tofaridis who is the producer of The Last Homecoming. Well, the story doesn’t end here; the filmmaker has chosen her over the other big divas of the tinsel town; Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor. Sources further added that, Anurag bonded well with the Greek director at a film festival. Kyriakos expressed his desire that he is looking for an exotic Indian face for his next bilingual project to be made in English and Greek.

Anurag suggested Neetu’s name and after an online meeting, the Greek director finalised her. The model cum actress is thrilled to get this golden opportunity and she is all thankful to the filmmaker who recommended her to Kyriakos. Neetu expressed her gratitude to Anurag and added “Yes, it was Anurag who introduced me to Kyriakos. I am looking forward to shoot in Greece. I am thankful to Anurag."

Neetu you are surely going to envy other Bollywood divas!

Face-off between Aishwarya and Karisma avoided by Raveena Tandon

Face-off between Aishwarya and Karisma avoided by Raveena Tandon
Face-off between Aishwarya and Karisma avoided by Raveena Tandon!

Meeting with your husband’s ex is never a pleasant moment and the same must have been felt by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan when she unknowingly bumped into Karisma Kapoor at a dinner hosted by Nita and Mukesh Ambani.

Everyone knows that Aishwarya’s hubby Abhishek Bachchan was at one point of time engaged to Lolo, however later the engagement was called off and the later settled down with Delhi based businessman Sanjay Kapur.

However, recently during a dinner held in honour of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the Ambani couple's residence Antilla, Lolo and Ash came face to face at the main entrance. Since Antilla has a common entrance and reportedly, it was Aishwarya who arrived first, while she stepped out of her car, Karisma’s vehicle was next to follow.  As Aishwarya was about to step inside the party, someone told her about Karisma’s presence.

Within no time, Ash came face to face with Karisma and both looked through each other. It was an awkward scene but a prompt Raveena, along with her hubby Anil Thadani walked into the frame and greeted Ash with a hug, which averted the big face off.

What a close call! Wonder if the two would have greeted each other had Raveena not played saviour!