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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.”