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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
Rangmunch.TV
 

Shaheer Sheik wishes his fans Happy New Year on Rangmunch.TV



TV heartthrob Shaheer Sheik who plays the role of Anant, in StarPlus show Navya, shares his New Year plans and wishes his fans!




Having worked really hard throughout last year and making a name for himself he hopes to get some time to relax! As always Shaheer greeted us warmly when we met him, and had a hearty time chatting with us after he read his fan mails.Do leave your comments and wishes behind for Shaheer to read !!



Edited by,
Niharika Vidya Sagar
Rangmunch.TV

 

Must Watch Shows!


Parichay on Colors at 9:30pm on Colors:
Raveena falls prey to Rohit’s evil plans and elopes on her wedding day. Richa takes advantage of the situation and tries to paint Siddhi black before Kunal and his family. She informs them that Siddhi was aware of Rohit and Raveena’s affair. However, Kunal and Siddhi eventually find Raveena and stops Rohit from getting married to her. Nevertheless, will Kunal and the entire household forgive Siddhi for not revealing the truth earlier or will they understand her good intentions?

Maryada Lekin Kab Tak at 11:00pm on Star Plus:
Brahmanand succeeds in planting the seed of suspicion in Aditya’s mind to such an extent that he refuses to listen to Priya even. Aditya who was already upset seeing his mother Devyani dance with Shubhankar, gets further disturbed when he sees Devyani sleeping in a separate room. Meanwhile Uttara in an assertive tone tells Brahmanand to reveal the truth about their relationship to his entire family orelse she would do the needful. Will Brahmanand succeed in his vicious plans?

Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV
 

Must Watch Shows!


Hawan at 7:00pm on Colours
Manjari’s heartache does not go unnoticed by both Baapji and Yajur. While Jajur loves his wife immensely, he is unable to express it for some reason, which is only known to Baapji. So what is stopping Yajur from experiencing martial bliss with Manjari? Will Aastha be able to get to the truth of Yajur and Manjari’s relationship? 
Diya Aur Baati Hum at 9:00pm on Star Plus
While Suraj stops the Police from arresting his mother, Sandhya and the entire family is surprised when the police says that the person who lodged the complaint did not want to disclose her identity. Police eventually arrests Bhabho and puts her behind bars. The entire family thinks its Meenakshi, but the inspector further adds that the caller spoke in English and sounded well educated. Will Sandhya be able to mar Meenkashi’s plans and prove Bhabho innocent before the eyes of law?
Navya at 10:00pm on Star Plus
As much as Anant hates to be treated like a child, he just doesn’t behave like a grown up either. More than often his irresponsible behavior puts Navya in a spot, and this time around, his insecurities landed them both in the Police Station. Thanks to Amar Sir who reaches there on time and saves them and their families from facing the humiliation and embarrassment. Will this incident make Anant a more responsible man or will it create further problems in his relationship with Navya?

Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV
 

Awww n Hawww Moments of the Week!

On Christmas, Rangmunch.TV is back with its regular weekend dose of Awww n Hawww moments. So let us do a quick recap and check them out!

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon on Star Plus: 
Finally Lavanya bid adieu to Arnav and the entire Raizada family on knowing that her relationship with Arnav had no future. Even though she was extremely heart broken and hurt, but she was not bitter towards Arnav. She pleads the family members not to blame Arnav, while the viewers go awww seeing an initially selfish La turn into selfless Lavanya.
Parichay on Colors: 
Both Kunal and Siddhi tries and resolves each other’s tension. While Siddhi arranges the money for Raveena’s mehendi ceremony, Kunal finally gets Shilpa her right match. Awww!!! However, Richa and Rohit continue to play their foul games in trying to win over their love. While Richa is using Vineet to win back Kunal, Rohit on the other hand manipulates Nisha to lie and puts Raveena into a dilemma. Hawww!!!
Diya Aur Baati Hum on Star Plus: Meenakshi finds out the biggest truth as she over hears Sandhya talking in a cybercafé and informing her Bhabhi about her brilliant result. In order to teach Sandhya and the family a lesson, she files a police complaint against Bhabho for Domestic Violence. Meanwhile Sandhya is restless and wants to tell the truth about her being qualified both to Suraj and Bhabho, but just when she is about to do so police comes into the picture and arrests Bhabho. Hawww!!! 

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge on Sony Entertainment Televison: 
Ram Milaye Jodi…but here the jodi is not of Ashutosh and Nidhi. We are talking about Armaan and Rohan. Well these two good souls decide to bring the two lovebirds Ashutosh and Nidhi together. With a lot of hit and miss, Armaan and Rohan’s plan succeed as Dr. Ashutosh and Nidhi come face to face at the Dargah where they had come to pray and ease their restless soul. As they both gaze at each other in complete awww, we all felt like saying Rab ne bana di Jodi!!! 
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behna Hai on Star Plus: 
This week the viewers saw some really sweet moments of love and romance. Viraat plans a night out for Viren and Jeevika so that the newly wed couple can find some time for themselves away from the family..awww!!! On Jeevika’s birthday, Manvi decides to gift a cake and takes Viraat’s help. She turns Viraat into a Master Chef as he bakes a cake for his Bhabhi dearest on Manvi’s instructions. Awww how cute!!!! Last but not the least, Viren too leaves no stone unturned to make Jeevika’s birthday the most memorable moment. First he goes missing, leaving Jeevika and the entire family worried and in tears, but on his return he takes everyone by surprise, especially Jeevika, as he brings in her birthday gift. Jeevika gets emotional as she sees Manvi before her eyes and realizes why Viren went missing. Awww!!! 

‘Dil se di dua…Saubhagyavati Bhava?’ on Life OK: Hawww!!!Hawww!!!Hawww!!! Yes this is the only reaction that viewers might have had watching every episode of this show. Jhanvi’s dreams of a blissful married life soon turn into a nightmare as she gets to witness the over possessive nature of her husband Viraj. While Viraj appears to be a thorough gentleman to the outside world, only Jhanvi gets to see the real Man behind the mask. For no fault of hers, Jhanvi undergoes mental and physical abuse from Viraj, which makes her life a living hell. While Viraj’s behaviour towards Jhanvi is still a mystery, we only hope that we get to see some awww moments between the two in the forth coming episodes.

Rangmunch.TV wishes all its readers and viewers a Merry Christmas!!!

Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV
 

Karan Tacker:If you walk by me, I could tell you what perfume you are wearing!

Karan Tacker

Rangmunch.TV brings you a Christmas surprise! We caught up with Karan Tacker aka Viren of Ek Hazaro Main Meri Behna hai on StarPlus, as he was driving to his shoot, and shot some random questions at him, to see how spontaneous he is! Needless to say, the man is a riot and all of you that listen to him speak, wouldn’t disagree!

So as you listen, to banter with Karan Tacker, do let us know what you feel! Karan would like to know too!!!
Interviewed and Edited by,
Niharika Vidya Sagar
Rangmunch.TV
 

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

 

Yaad toh tab aayega na jab bhool jayenge- Gautam Hegde

Gautam Hegde

I remember when Star One was launched sometime in 2004. I was very new to the TV industry then and was completely in love with the channel- its tagline was Apni Tuning Jamegi and it had this complete fun feel to it, the promos, the packaging- it was like a wafer, crisp, fresh, you couldnt just have ONE! Sarabhai, Instant Khichdi, Remix, Guns n Roses, Pyar Ki kashti, Hotel Kingston (you may think I’m googling the names but the truth is I remember because I was awestruck that TV can be THIS too!!) And I secretly wished to be a part of Star One someday.

With the Mukul Srivastav, Hitesh, and Shilpa D Mello (MJHT)

And somehow I think God hears the whispers that you send to your own heart as well. A few years later, Vivek Bahl offered me to write for Deeya Singh’s Annu Ki Ho Gayi Wah Bhai Wah. And I was thrilled!! I did a few initial episodes of that but I couldnt continue due to some reasons. Then I got a call for another show called Seema Sudhir Sharma’s Chhotey Chhotey Sheher Bade Bade Sapney about two diamterically opposite sisters from a small town who come to a posh college in the metro. This show, no Santa Claus goodies for guessing, was Miley Jab Hum Tum! 


We went on air on September 22, 2008 (I hope I am right else the fans will kill me; and if I am right please dont think I am like Subodh from Dil Chahta Hai!) and again I was super happy to write a youth show, something I always wished to write when I saw Hip Hip Hurray as a kid. I still remember Mayank, Nupur, Samrat, Gunjan, Uday, Diya, Benjy, CJ, Vatsala, Annie, Chacko, Chinu, their Valentine Days, their pentathalons, the trip to Morena, Samrat realizing he is in love with Gunjan (which by the way happened almost a year after the show aired), how fans would keep comparing ‘Mayur‘ with ‘Sajan‘ and the whole complaints about these people got so many minutes of scenes more and they got so many seconds less in the song! LOL! That sheer madness! 

With Actor Arjun Bijlani

I miss MJHT- when I hear Khuda Jaane, I remember Sam-Gunjan, when I hear Ishq hua, I remember the one shot song in the foyer, when I hear Pehli baar mohabbat, I remember Mayank and Nupur’s passion. And when I hear Salaam E Ishq, I remember the crazy episode we wrote with Dill Mill Gaye and MJHT combined writers sitting in a room with Nikita Dhond, Rohini Singh, Anand Jain, Richa Yamini, Jyoti Tandon, Neeraj Sachdeva having Maggi noodles for hours together! I remember crying when the season one finale happened and the foursome met with an accident. Now there is sure a million fans who would wonder why we did that ever but lets not go there. 😉

when the writer became the actor!

And of course, I made my acting debut with the show. Nissar Parvej directed me as Chironji who came in Mayank and Nupur’s track, so yeah, Star One marked my debut as an actor as well! And then Chironji came back. I remember story writer Anand Sivkumaran’s sms to me- “Time to don the greasepaint again dude, Chironji return!” I bonded very well with Arjun and Rati. 



Then there was Love Ne Milaa Di Jodi. Three brothers, three sisters, a romantic thriller. Now that was another fun show primarily because everyone on that show was so much fun to work with. Our first schedule to Panchgani, the boys and girls pulling each other’s legs in the make up room, there was laughter always on the set. The creative team was also very sorted on the show. 

with the cast and  crew of LNMDJ

But then the sur of the show was made a bit soapy/drama because the channel was venturing with their next shows (Odhni and Geet) into a soapy/drama zone. When the show came to a closure also, it was sadder because we all bonded so much as a team-Pushkar Karmalkar, Sancheeta Bose, Jyoti Tandon, Jay Verma, Aparajita Saha, Shilpa D’mello, Radhika Borkar, Gaurav Khanna, Karan Tacker, Dishank Arora, Chandana Sharma, Simran Aur, Perneet Chauhan. Gladly, we all still catch up, we are on Facebook/ Blackberry/ and if nothing, just a phone call or a party invite away from each other.

I was briefly also a part of Dill Mill Gaye where I played Doogie who falls for Dr Ridheema whom I called Sweety beauty baby. I thought, whoa! Working with Karan Singh Grover THE STAR! But he was just so sweet! He and the Director Anirudh Rajderkar were very supportive of me. Being essentially a writer, I would change my lines as per what came to my head and not stick to the dialogue per se but they never complained and this applied to MJHT also. I remember I would just improvise something, like this one time when the script had me ask Nupur Mayank chala gaya? and I asked her Mayank chal basaa? and Rati was in splits and the Director had to call for a cut but we retained that and it just seemed funnier.

with the leads of Love Ne Mila Di Jodi

So thats what I gather, the channel was what I thought it was- FUN. It gave me a chance to work on projects I wanted to have on my CV (romantic comedies), it gave me friends (most of the cast members of LNMDJ, MJHT, writers, creatives) it gave me a chance to work with reputed Production Houses and I earned a lot of experience and made money for my first big house. Yes, us ghar ki eenth eenth mein MJHT aur LNMDJ basey hai, LOL! 

with Jaskaran



Presently the shows that I’m writing are for Star Plus but the last prjoect I did for Star One was Geet, when they wanted a cameo writer for a track when Geet goes to her maasi’s place- it was like a new set up and involved romance and comedy. Once that was done, I had to leave. 


The MJHT cast and Producers

Today the channel’s phased out and we wont get to see the ONE logo any more, but what matters is that somewhere it is still framed in our hearts, like the cupid in the end page of Love Ne Mila Di Jodi, like the whistle theme of Miley Jab Hum Tum, like the Ishq leta hai song from Dill Mill Gayye, like Maaheee from Geet. Its something we wont remember, because yaad toh tab aayega na jab bhool jayenge! 🙂  



Life OK is coming with a new set of shows, so let’s all wait and watch what they get and hope we still have more characters that become memorable, more love themes, more jodis, kyunki bhai, dil toh bahut bada hai, jagah banane ki der hai!

  Gautam Hedge
(Screenplay Writer)

Gautam currently writes for Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, Sapno se Bhare Naina and Navya on StarPlus. We would like to thank Gautam, who has always enthusiastically come forward to share his StarOne journey with us which clearly was most memorable!
 

Must Watch Shows!

Balika Vadhu at 8:00pm on Colors
It is not necessary that what is visible to us is the whole truth. Shivani is immensely happy and impressed with the way Anandi stood up for Phooli and got her justice. She is also amazed to see that Anandi’s family equally supported her and gave her the strength to stand up and fight for a good cause. However, Shivani is pleasantly surprised to know that Anandi is not the daughter but the daughter-in-law of the Badi Haveli. But in the course of her conversation, Shivani learns that Anandi’s husband has abandoned her and has married another woman. However, seeing Jagat in the family photograph and the revelation of his real identity shocks Shivani completely and she understands the truth behind Gouri and Jagat’s relationship. How is Shivani going to deal with this truth?  
     

Dekha Ek Khwaab at 8:45pm hours on Sony Entertainment 
Tonight in Dekha Ek Khwaab, Aakash will be seen lost in Monia’s thoughts. Akash is finding it extremely difficult to let go off Monia’s thoughts. While  Chikki will try and comfort him by striking  a conversation but Akash will refuse to talk. Monia on the other hand is adjusting herself to her new life and keeping herself busy with  household work in the Rajmahal. Komal will react to the idea of Monia doing everything herself mainly because she is a princess and will communicate this to Monia! Will Aakash meet Monia again?

Navya at 10:00pm on Star Plus

Navya fails to tell Anant that no guests are allowed to her office Party, and hence he accompanies her. Amar Sir handles the situation on her behalf and ensures that Anant does not feel out of place. Just when Navya thinks that all is well, Anant puts Navya in an awkward situation by getting drunk. Will this incident create further rift between Navya and Anant’s family?

Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV 
 

Is Arnav Singh Raizada justified?

Who is a more complex specimen…Man or Woman? This is a million dollar question, jiska jawaab dhoondte reh jaaoge. Men always complain that its impossible to understand a woman and the latter always thinks it’s the other way round.
Yesterday while I watched Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, my heart went out for Lavanya as she gracefully walked out of ASR’s life after learning that he does not love her.
While we all know that communication is the key to a healthy relationship, seldom do Men believe in this theory. As much as communication is important, saying it at the right time is equally important which they fail to understand and hence all the misunderstandings and heart-aches.

Arnav Singh Raizada, the man of few words who wears an iron mask and thinks that he is heartless. What Arnav forgot in his life’s battle was that he cannot forcefully rule his heart. He always knew that he never loved Lavanya and neither did she stir any emotions in him, but he still chose to keep her around just to show to the world, that its women who are head over heels for him and to satisfy his male ego.

He fought with his family and forced them to accept Lavanya as his live-in partner, once again to prove to everyone that no one controls his life other than him. When he felt that he was losing control over his emotions for Khushi, he impulsively and to everyone’s surprise declares marriage with Lavanya but then eventually backs out from getting engaged with her.
Yes, we all realize that one should be honest in one’s relationship and it was good on Arnav’s part to let Lavanya know that their relationship holds no future. Nevertheless, time and again in trying to prove a point to himself as well as to everyone around, especially to Khushi Kumari Gupta, least did he realize that he was constantly playing with Lavanya’s emotions and sentiments. Had he not lied to himself then that he can live in a relationship free from any commitment and love, he would not have ended up hurting Lavanya and rest of his family members.
While Arnav’s decision left the entire Family and Khushi in a state of shock, as they are unable to comprehend the situation, Lavanya exactly knew what was bothering Arnav. Yesterday Lavanya reminded me of the first episode wherein she appeared to be the rich, arrogant employee who took a pride in being ASR’s girlfriend and looked down upon “Chamkili.” While in those initial days, the very sight of hers irked me, last night tears trickled down my eyes as she bid goodbye to the Raizada family. The journey from being La to Lavanya was not easy for her, but as they say, “love can make you do things that you never thought possible.”
We hope that someday Lavanya will find her Man who will love her for who she is and make her feel wanted. Meanwhile we the viewers are surely going to miss her.

Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV