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Weekend Attractions!!!

The Big Star Entertainment Awards 2011:
Get ready to witness this year’s biggest New Year party, the BIG STAR Entertainment Awards 2011 on STAR Plus. The BIG STAR Entertainment Awards 2011 will recognize India’s best talent from Bollywood, Television, Sports, Music and Dance. The event will be hosted by two known faces of silver screen – Shreyas Talpade and Irfan Khan. Several popular television stars will also be seen giving sizzling performances. The highlight of the event will be Dabangg Salman Khan who will perform on some of his hit tunes. The gorgeous Diva Priyanka Chopra will also woo the audience with her mesmerizing and sizzling act. Southern superstar, Dhanush, the voice behind the Kolaveri Di fever rounds off the evening with his first ever live performance at the awards show. The show also introduced a new social category – male, female and film honoring those who entertained audiences with a message.
So Tune in to the BIG STAR Entertainment Awards to watch this star studded night on Dec 31st, 10 pm only on STAR Plus.

Nach le Ve with Saroj Khan Season 3 Grand Finale:
All good things come to an end and it’s time for Nach le Ve Season 3 with Saroj Khan to end on a magnificent and grand note with its high octave Grand Finale. Celebrities, dance, music will all come together on the Grand Finals of Nach le Ve with Saroj Khan. Watch participants Chaitanya-Ashit Dhawan, Tapeshwari, Karishma Tanna-Gaurav Chopra, Prerna Wanvari, Neha Marda, Akshat Saluja, Pooja Kanwal, Jannat Zubain Rehmani-Khushali Hirani and Neil Bhatt-Jayshree Venkatraman fight it out for the title of the ultimate dancing star in this seasons Nach le Ve with Saroj Khan. This dance battle is sure to get everyone on the edge of their seats and the excitement will make the audience groove.
This Grand finale will also see famous actress Genelia D’souza put on her dancing shoes and dance on Saroj Khan’s most famous dance numbers.
To make sure you don’t miss a single moment of this fun and excitement with your own television stars and the ultimate dancing divas Saroj Khan, Malaika Arora and Genelia D’souza, tune in to watch Nachle Ve Season 3 with Saroj Khan on Friday, 31st December10 pm only on Imagine TV.

Master Chef India Season 2 Grand Finale:
The popular cooking reality show, Master Chef India Season 2, is all set to bid adieu. The grand finale of this reality show will be held on 1st January, 2012 only on Star Plus. Actor Akshay Kumar, who was the judge of Master Chef India Season 1 and had refused to do the second season, has agreed to be the celebrity guest-judge on the Grand Finale of the show. Akshay will announce the winner’s name and hand over the prize to him or her. The top 3 finalists of Master Chef India 2, Joseph, Shipra Khanna and Shazia Khan will meet the final challenge in the finale week. 

So stay tuned to watch Master Chef India Season 2 at 9.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, only on Star Plus.

Comedy Circus Welcome 2012:
Comedy Circus will be seen welcoming 2012 with a bang! The special New Year episode will be packed with sizzling performances from ‘Chaamak Chhalo’ Rakhi Sawant and various actors from TV fraternity. They will surely make your New Year celebration more dazzling and glittering by their acts! So what are you waiting for, sit back and enjoy this laughter ride of breathtaking dances and rib tickling acts!
So tune in for this and lots more on Comedy Circus Welcome 2012 on 1st January 2012 Sunday at 8:00 pm on Sony Television.
Wishing everyone a great weekend and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!

Swati Ghosh

Happy Birthday Salman Khan!!!

Agar Miley Khuda toh
Poochunga Khuda yaaa….
Jism Mujhe Deke Mitti ki
Sheeshe sa dil kyun banaya…

Aur uspe diya fitrat 
ke woh karta hai Mohabbat
Wah re Kya teri kismat …
And thus he leaves millions of hearts across the world beating faster each time he comes on screen! Meet the self proclaimed bad boy with a soft heart, a man who loves “Being Human” and also goes out of his way for people that matter to him!

My first heart-throb and perhaps the only one ever since, Salman Khan celebrates his birthday today!!! Like wine, he only gets better with age!We on behalf of Rangmunch.TV wish him the best of health, wealth and happiness!!!

He once said in an interview, “every girl starts behaving like your mom after two-three years of being in a relationship, and I already have a mom”! Kudos to the man who minces no words!

Recently when we caught up with Harshad Chopra, who plays Mohan in Dharampatni, on Imagine TV he admitted his only dream is to meet Salman Khan in person once in his life time. Actress Gia Manek who plays Gopi in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya is no different. She was so thrilled she couldn’t contain her joy, as she saw her dream man right in front of her eyes recently. Humse Hai Liife Actor Aditi Chopra confesses, she wants to be Madhuri in Hum Aapke Hai koun since she wants to act opposite Salman, and she further adds, if that doesn’t work out, she wouldn’t mind being adopted by him as well!

Here’s to a most eligible bachelor in Bollytown Salman Khan!!!
Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

Niharika Vidya Sagar

Must Watch Show: Nach le Ve with Saroj Khan Season 3!

Put on your dancing shoes as Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan welcome actors Tusshar Kapoor and Kulraj Randhawa on the dance stage. Both of them are not only going to be gracing the event but also going to be shaking a leg with the dance legend Saroj Khan on the famous “Dhinka chika”

To see the fun unravel when the master of dance herself teaches actors Tusshar Kapoor and Kulraj Randhawa – Tune into watch Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Season 3.

Catch the dance on Nachle Ve 3 on Monday, December 26, 2011 on Imagine TV at 7.00 pm.

Edited by:
Swati Ghosh



Must Watch: Nach le Ve with Saroj Khan Season 3!

Aaja Nachle Nachle mere yaar tu Naachle….yes weekend is just round the corner and this is the most apt song that one can think of. Why? The answer is very simple mere dost!! 

Its Friday once again on Imagine TV and this time on Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Season 3 there is going to be a serious battle of dance between some of the best dancers in television industry. Girls Neha Marda, Ami Trivedi, Jasveer Kaur take on couple Ravi and Aishwarya and Akshat Saluja in this week’s Friday Finale with Malaika Arora and Saroj Khan.

To watch our television stars take on each other in this intriguing battle of dance tune into Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan season 3, Friday December 23, 2011 only on Imagine TV at 7.00pm.

So Don’t miss the star studded action tonight!!!

Edited by:
Swati Ghosh


Life is all about moving on with good memories – Waseem Sabir!

Waseem Sabir
With the recently revamped channel StarOne now being called LifeOK, we talked to various names from with in the industry that have worked with the Channel, to know what they feel and how they perceive this new change! Here is what Waseem Sabir had to say.

Name: Waseem Sabir

Profession: Indian Television Director

Shows Worked on StarOne: Remix, India Calling, Mano Ya Na Mano, Saathi re, Pari Hoon Main

while shooting for India Calling.
The History….
In 2004-05 when Star One was launched they wanted to cater to the youth with shows from different genre like Remix, Family Business, India Calling, Mano ya na Mano. Then in 2007 they decided to make it a sister concern channel which is like Star, which is Indian with not much of youth oriented stuff. So as a result, Cult shows like Remix were taken off air. But later the youth shows were back again on Star One.

with the actors of Saathi re
On Multiple revamps on StarOne…
Let me explain this to you, the way I understand it. The GRPs of a channel get divided. For Eg: If Star is leading with 312 GRP points, Sony’s GRP is 258 points , Colors is at GRP 240 points, Zee TV is 140-150 GRP points, Imagine TV 70-80 GRP points, Star One 40 GRP points. Initially when Star One revamp happened, the idea was to get some additional TRPs without hampering Star Plus. Its like having a sister concern channel which is trying to pull ratings from your other channels. So I guess by launching a new channel, the idea once again is to offer more shows which would then hamper the GRPs of other channels. This will also affect the GRP points of Star Plus but that will be very nominal. So at the end of the day the GRP of Star Plus and Star Desh or Life OK will all come to STAR as a whole.

The Future….
Life OK is great since I just saw the promo and it says do not think about the future but think about the present and try to live in the present. There are a couple of interesting shows like MA, which is of Venkatesh Productions and is already very popular in Bengal. Then there is a story, which is in the lines of Agni Sakshi the movie , with Karan Veer and Shiti Jha. Then they have a mythological show called Mahadev where they are going to show a lot of special effects. 

However, Life OK is coming up with a new concept or rather; format wherein they are going to pitch in 15 minutes episodes unlike 30 minutes that we normally see. Therefore, the idea is to cover three shows in a span of one hour, 15 minutes for each show. In addition, the shows are going to be aired on all the 7 days of the week. Now whether this format will work or no, that one will have to  to wait and watch. However, there is a ray of hope that the channel might offer something new.

The Audience….
Life is all about moving on. Therefore, I will like to tell the viewers to move on with good memories. In addition, every show, every character, every actor has a shelf life. Before the characters stop appealing to you and the story loses its essence, it is better to part with good memories.

~ Waseem Sabir


Imagine’s Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondho takes an 18 year leap!

One of Imagine TV’s most loved and successful series Baba Aiso Varr Dhundho has moved 18 years ahead in the story where India will see its favourite character – Bharati essaying the role of a mother-in-law and taking the story to the next level. The show will see the entry of a host of new characters promising to up the entertainment and drama quotient.

Post this leap, the story will progress to the lives of Bharati and her two sons – Vihaan and Akaash. The entry of women in their lives – Kopal and Pari will add an interesting twist to the tale. Tabrez Khan will be essaying the role of Bharati’s elder son – Vihaan while Akaash, her younger son, will be played by Raj SinghShalini Sahuta will portray the character of Pari and Kopal’s role will be played by Adithi Tailang.

Commenting on the 18 year leap, the leading lady of Baba Aiso Varr DhundhoJuhi Aslam said, “The serial has taken a fascinating twist with an 18 year leap and I’m really excited about playing the role of a mother- in- law. It’s a totally different character to explore and I’m very thankful to Imagine TV for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to working with my new family on the show now.”

The new cast seems equally enthusiastic in joining Bharati on one of India’s most unique and dramatic shows.

“I have been following the show since its launch. I feel extremely lucky to be a part of such a popular show” commented Raj Singh (Akaash).

Tabrez Khan (Vihaan), “I am really happy to be given an opportunity to play the important role of Vihaan in the show. I look forward to giving it my best shot.”

Aditi Tailang (Kopal), “It feels good to be a part of such a popular show and I hope to continue entertaining the audience who has been following this show for long.”

“I am excited to be a part of this show. I am hopeful that the audience will continue to support and love the show, like they have in the past”, Shalini (Pari)

Commenting on the generation leap, Mr. Vivek Bahl, Chief Content Officer, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. Said “Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo” is a unique concept which has found loyalty amongst audiences across the country. The story was now at a crossroads where the next logical step for us was to take it to the next level and introduce new characters and a different angle to the story. We are optimistic that people will continue to love this show as they have done in the past.”

Watch the new generation on Imagine TV’s Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo from Monday to Friday at 10:00 p.m.

Edited by:
Swati Ghosh

Swayamvar Season 4: Will Veena Find Her Groom

Iss Swayamvar
Veena Chunengi Apna Varr
Veena Ka Vivaah on Imagine TV
~ Imagine TV presents the fourth season of the most sought after show with the gorgeous Veena Malik~
Mumbai, December 2, 2011: Riding on the stupendous success of preceding seasons of Swayamvar, Imagine TV announces Swayamvar Season 4 and this time it is none other than the ravishing beauty Veena Malik who is all set to find the love of her life in India – the country she has grown to love.
Her vivacious and spirited nature has made her one of the most sought after bachelorettes and her fame and fan-following extends to almost every household in the country. With Swayamvar Season 4, Veena is geared up to embark upon the blissful journey into the next important phase of her life. 
Commenting on the search for her Prince Charming, Veena Malik said, “I am extremely excited about Swayamvar and I believe that this is the best platform for me to find my life partner.  India ne mujhe bahut pyar aur shauharat de di and mujhe yakin hai ki meri iss talash mein India mera saath dega”.
The search for Veena’s Mr. Right kicks off with a worldwide call for entries. The next step will consist of bringing prospective grooms together under one roof, where they will undergo a series of tasks to test their compatibility with Veena and prove their love for her. In the show Veena’s friends and family will help and support her in arriving at the most important decision of her life. 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vivek Bahl, Chief Content Officer, Turner General Entertainment Networks India Pvt. Ltd said, “Swayamvar is one of the most sought after shows on our channel, with a very strong viewer connect.  We are delighted to bring its fourth season with the dynamic Veena Malik.  We at Imagine shall leave no stone unturned to make it a grand affair for her as she makes the decision of her lifetime.”

News Baar :The Week Back And Forth

Dharampatni : The last episode of the week  ended with Mohan deciding to start his own work and not follow the family business. Everybody is very happy but the one person who is disappointed is Baapji. He obviously had different dreams and seeing them not being fulfilled is hurting him . Kastoor and Mohan are coming close which is not going down well with Mohan’s mother.  Will all this complication in the family result in Kastoor and Mohan bridging the gap or grow more distant? Keep watching Dharampatni on Imagine Monday to Thursday.

Parvarish,Kuchh khatee, Kuchh Meethi: Who said raising kids was child’s play ?This week onwards Sony TV airs the story of 2 sisters and their individual families. Where one sister is a true blue Hitler, the other is a bucket of emotions. Pinky  the younger sister is complete a jelly mass  of emotions and cries at  a drop of a hat whereas Sweety thinks only from her head and is a hard core practical mom. Both are doing a great job of rearing their kids but growing kids are a different ball game all together. Recently Pinky’s daughter,Raavi moves to her Masi ‘s house after a tiff with her mom. Pinky misses her daughter but at the same time realises that her other two kids are feeling a little left out and that she has been unfair to them . Soon all is sorted out between the sisters Pinky and Sweety and they also make up with their kids. At the end all get together for a family meal with their Papaji.To see more teenage problems and how they are tackled , keep seeing Parvarish Sony TV.

Big Boss Season 5: Cat fight turns malicious. Too hot to handle is what comes to mind when one sees as to what has happened in the past week in Big Boss. The FIGHT between Pooja Mishra and everyone is on a high but what blew out of box was Pooja man handling Sid. The physical  push , the abusive tone and the screaming probably was heard miles away. The guys also left no stone unturned. Both Sky and Sid were at each other’s throat and were absolutely taunting one another at every step of the way. On the other hand Amar, Pooja Bedi and few house mates were on a  quite note. A shocking entry to the house was Sunny Leone. I must say she maintained a dignified stance and didn’t let the cat out of the bag as to her identity. Pooja  Mishra’s  sudden elimination  didn’t come as a shock. So hang on tight to your seats as things are getting HOT and HOTTER in the house.

Yahan Mein Ghar Ghar Kheli : After seeing two Karans on the show the creatives have come up with the double role track yet again, this time with Abha. Will just have to see how different the makers treat this double trouble. This week showed a distraught Abha looking for her lost daughter. Karan too had a premonition from his side as if things were going wrong. But things ultimately worked out till the goons came and everything just HALTED ! The next thing you see, is a changed Abha in the Swarn Bhawan shocking everyone. Gone are the agyakaari, sushil and polite bahu. Replacing her is raw, raunchy and highly unpredictable one. Looks like it is going to get very interesting from here on and like everyone else we, would also like to know “Where is the real Abha?”  So keep tuning on to Zee TV every weeknight.   

Sasural Simar Ka: The week of all rona dhona has been replaced with rage, anger and disbelief .Simar  has gone and gotten married to Siddharth which has left the entire household in complete shock. The one person who just can’t fathom such a preposterous step is Prem and Roli. Mataji very cleverly and cunningly threatened Simar in getting what she wanted. Now Simar being Simar  is giving her marriage a  second chance  just so that Prem can accept Roli .Even Siddharth is baffled by this and has nothing to say. To know whether this step of Simar will destroy or give a new beginning to Prem, is what is to be seen. Keep watching Sasural Simar Ka On Colors.
Do keep  watching  as the weekend is over and a new week is about to commence .We will be back next weekend . Till then take care

The Director Psyche: Waseem Sabir !

I read faces. If I sit with a person for about half n hour , I can tell pretty much about that person  and 85% of it comes true.”~ Waseem Sabir

He is a well known name who has made a mark in the Television Industry. Starting with shows like Saara Akaash, Kusuum, Hum Do Hai na, Waseem rose the ladder of success slow and steady. He worked in production and eventually moved to direction. As a Director he has set up Maryada Lekin Kab Tak on StarPlus which is hitting the popularity charts for its bold concept. In the recent past he has also set up Imagine TV’s show Dharampatni.
Rangmunch.TV brings to you the PSYCHE of this Director!

On a scale of 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) how many marks would you give to the following?

·         Importance of story: 5
·         Importance of screenplay: 5
·         Importance of music: 4         
·         Importance of a good assistant: 5
·         Importance of good-looking actors: 3
    In the options given below which one of the following inspires you the most. Starting from 5 – 1 (5 being highest and 1 being lowest) mark them in the order of priority.
·         A book – 3
·         A movie  – 4
·         Another show – 2
·         A real life experience – 5
·         A rival doing better than you – 1
     If your day at work has been really crappy, you would:
·      Show it on family and friends
·      Go take a walk
·      Bitch out hard to a friend till your mouth hurts and heart eases
·      Ignore it as a part and parcel of your job routine.
If you found out two of the actors on your show have become a real life couple you would:

·      Confront them and tell them you will not tolerate this on your set.
·      Congratulate them and incorporate more of their scenes in the 
·      Be indifferent to them as they are not concerned with your life.
·      Treat them differently on the set, treat them differently outside.
     In case of a conflict in vision with your writer, you would:

·       Talk to him/her and explain it is visually not possible.
·       Ignore what is written, take a call, shoot, and then let the writer   
·       Ignore your vision and shoot what is present in the script      
       as long as the episode goes on air.
·       Try to balance out between what is written and what can   
       be presented in order to not wreck your personal equation with the
       said person.
      An actor is repeatedly performing badly and has been receiving  
      negative feedback. As a Director, you would:

·    Take him out on a friendly informal dinner and explain stuff to him/her.
·    Yell at him, since you are tired of repeatedly telling him/her.
·    Ask his closest friend on the set, to talk to him/her and explain stuff
·    Give him/her as little screen space as possible to cover up the flaws.
     Your close buddy in the same profession as you has won an award that
     you sincerely believed you deserved. You would: 

·     Congratulate him/her first and hope to win the next year.
·     Take your time to come to terms with it and then give her/him a call 
     to wish them.
·     Ignore the person totally till the time; you have the award in your 
     hand next year.
·     Totally give up on the concept of rewards and Awards as a benchmark for performance.

     One fine day you realize that you are no longer interested in your current project for whatever reason, you would:   

·     Prepare to pack your bags and move on to the next project that catches your attention. 
·    Introspect, find out the reason for your lack of interest, and go about correcting them.
·    Ignore the feeling and go about your work as best as you can. After all, you are being paid for it.
·   Continue the project and let everyone on the sets bear the brunt of it.

         60 seconds with Waseem Sabir!  

            Work: Passion
            God: Everything
            Destiny: Whatever it is
            Family: First Priority
            Romance: Yet to figure out
            Marriage: Will happen
            Friends: Life
            Television: Work
            Success: Important
            Fans: Happy to have them
            Chemistry: Is my forte
            Life: Is beautiful
            Colours: Blue
            Politics: Hate it
            Action: Not much

    Hope you all had a great time reading this amazing and insightful interview.

    Interviewed by:
    Swati Ghosh
    Niharika Vidya Sagar



Nachle Ve Season 3 back on Imagine TV!

If you Dream to be a dancing star this wedding season then 
 Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan

It’s your chance to shine bright amongst your friends and family this wedding season. Get ready to be trained by the master of Bollywood dance – Saroj Khan in the comfort of your own homes, as Imagine TV brings back Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan (Season 3) starting 28th November, Monday to Friday 7pm.

The mahurat episode will be a treat to watch as Saroj Khan will be joined by the lead pair of ‘The Dirty Picture’ – the beautiful Vidya Balan and charming Tushar Kapoor.

Sizzling hot Malaika Arora Khan will don the hat of a guest celebrity judge on the weekly finale which will be held every Friday.

Speaking at the occasion Masterni Saroj Khan said, ‘To live is to dance; to dance is to live – that’s my motto! I want to share my passion of dance with as many people as possible and Nach Le Ve provides me with the perfect platform to do so. This season I’ll teach the audience the latest Bollywood moves so they can shine like stars this wedding season.”

Daljeet & Shaleen Bhanot

Nachle Ve will feature prominent and loved television actors, learn and compete on recent Bollywood dance scores. Saroj Khan will bring in her experience to play as armature celebrity dancers work their way to win her heart. The star studded show will include some prominent faces of our Television Industry like Ashita Dhawan, Chaitanya Chowdhary, Gaurav Khanna, Ankita Sharma, Daljeet and Shaleen Bhanot, Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij, Gaurav Chopraa and Mouni Roy, Anoop Soni and Smita Bansal trying to compete with each other.

An excited Malaika Arora Khan said, “Dance for me is the most honest expression of human emotion. I am happy to be associated with a show which brings the joy of dancing to people in the comfort of their home. I loved the previous two seasons of the show and I think it’s a great platform for everyone to learn dance and shine like stars. Sharing space with the dancing legend and one of my favourite choreographers – SarojJi is something that always gets me excited. What I am looking forward from the participants this season is their passion for dance!”

Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan and be the dancing star you always wanted to …watch Imagine TV from Monday- Friday 7 pm

Edited by:

Swati Ghosh