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Sukirti Kandpal Shoots despite illness!

All of us love our favorite characters on screen and cant do without them even for a day. The actors also on their part do their bit, in bringing us the best they can. When we fall ill, we obviously rest. But the Actors in the TV land have a different story to tell. The compelling tracks and the constant presence of the leads forces actors to shoot round the clock.

The latest victim of the same being, Sukirti Kandpal, who plays the role of Pia in Pyar ki yeh ek Kahani on StarOne. Sukirti, has been detected with a kidney stone, and is in acute pain, but she continues to shoot. When we got to know of the news we sent our best wishes to Sukirti to which she promptly responded “Thank you for the wishes, the pain is unbearable, and I will take an off if things get worse.” For now she is being a strong girl.

We at Rangmunch wish Sukirti a speedy recovery and hope she gets time to rest and recuperate!  After all we don’t want pain troubling this bubbly girl for too long!

Niharika Vidya Sagar

Wish a star: Happy Birthday Rajeev Khandelwal

It takes him less than 10 seconds to make any woman go weak in her knees! He has made a name and a mark for himself both in the TV and Movie industry. With an unconventional debut Aamir behind him and a more recent Soundtrack to follow up, after a hit TV series like Kahin Toh Hoga where he had women of all ages go gaga over him, Rajeev Khandelwal is all set to blaze up the screens with the second season of Sach Ka Saamna on StarOne.

Rajeev celebrates his birthday today and we at Rangmunch take this opportunity to wish the star a very happy year ahead!

Niharika Vidya Sagar

A Director is “The Navigator” of the Ship – Rahul Agarwal!

Here is a video where you can catch Rahul explaining a scene to Drashti and Ahwaan during a sequence.

Rangmunch.TV: What prompted you to choose the Media world as a profession?

Rahul: In school, I was always inclined towards extra-curricular activities like drama, elocution, debates, sports, origami, participating in dance competitions, that prompted me to explore my creative talent during my growing up years.
When watching movies, I always had this feeling that someone is watching the actors and keeping an eye on everything around like a secret detective. However, when I grew up, I realised that the secret detective was none other than a “camera.”
So I joined as an Apprentice Director Assistant in Mr. Anupam Kher’s company, and while learning the craft of film-making I realized the potential of the medium as the most expressive one. That’s how I chose media as my profession.

Rangmunch.TV: “A Director is like the Captain of a Ship”, your take on this statement.
Rahul: Being a part of the television industry, I will comment on this statement. Today a Director is divided into two parts, mainly a Creative Director who along with channel and writer brainstorms the story and screenplay, while the other is the Director (someone like Me) who convincingly shoots all of that and enhances the vision of the script. He conceives the characters, and keeps the flow of the story and scenes intact. So a Director is “The Navigator” of the Ship.

Rangmunch.TV: You work as a Freelancer. Have you ever thought of being associated with a Production House? If not, why?
Rahul: I haven’t been approached by any Production House to join them hahhaha! Indian markets don’t have this trend yet of hiring in-house Directors’. Also as a freelancer one has the freedom to choose one’s own project as per his will and time.

Rangmunch.TV: As a Director, what are those few criteria’s that you look into when taking up a new show?
Rahul: Well a couple of things. Firstly which Production House is producing it and which Channel will be airing it.
The creatives of the show are equally important and above all the content. It has to be challenging. If its an ongoing show, I weigh the pros and cons and see how I can enhance the show as a whole.

Rangmunch.TV: One show “then & now” which you would love to be a part of?
Rahul: Every now and then there comes a show which I as a director would have liked to do. I would have love to be a part of many shows in the past which Yash Raj Films had produced such as Khote Sikkay and Mahi Way. Currently I like the new show “Bade Acche Lagte Hain”.  After a long time I have seen a show with good content.

Rangmunch.TV: You have directed shows like Dahejj, Maayka, Bhaskar Bharti, Dil Mil Gaye & most recently Geet Hui Sabse Parayi? Which of these shows have given you the maximum creative satisfaction?
Rahul: I don’t want to sound cliché, but “I love all my shows.” Actually I have grown as a technician and as a person with all my shows. Each and every show has been different, and given me creative satisfaction as a Director. And its not just the show, its also the people working in them which makes each and every show special.

Rangmunch.TV: Does a strong script & good actors make a Director’s job easy?
Rahul: Yes and No .

Rangmunch.TV: Who do you idealise in the field of Direction?
Rahul: I don’t idealise any one per say. But I do have my personal favourites from yester years like Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Raj Kumar Santoshi, Mukul Anand. In the recent times I like Raj Kumar Hirani, Mani Ratnam, Rohit Shetty.

Rangmunch.TV: After Direction, Production is usually the next gradual progression. Will we see you produce a show in the near future?
Rahul: Why just produce a show, I would like to be known as a Filmmaker.

Rangmunch.TV: How important is it for you to feel connected to fans?

Rahul: Connecting to fans today is like seeing the audiences’ reaction during a play….Instant! So it makes the journey lot more exciting.

Rangmunch.TV: Describe “Rahul the Director” & “Rahul the person” in one word or sentence.
Rahul: Rahul the Director is always in search of Perfection, while Rahul the person- let that be personal.

Rangmunch.TV: If you were not a Director, then what would you be?
Rahul: Maybe a Doctor as my father wanted me to be, or Fashion Stylist and have my own label.

Rangmunch.TV: Your greatest accomplishment till date.
     Rahul: When I became a  
    Director and saw my 
    name being aired for  the 
    1st time.

Rangmunch.TV: How soon can we see Rahul Agarwal back with his Creative Vision on small screen?
Rahul: Soon!

We at Rangmunch.TV, would like to Thank Rahul Agarwal for this candid interview.
Interviewed & edited by:
Swati Ghosh

Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Dil Mil Gaye, Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi, StarOne


Just Dance : Friendship is in the Air!!!

Just Dance not only served as a platform to promote Dance but also united two friends.

Well in the recent past, we did hear stories about how two strong friends of Bollywood, Farah Khan & Shahrukh (Badshah) Khan had fallen apart for reasons best known to them.

However, we now hear that they have finally put behind their differences and have once again joined hands and become friends. All Thanks to Just Dance. The channel was shooting it’s Grand Finale episode in Filmcity, Goregaon when the camera captured SRK nudging and poking Farah on stage till she gave up and hugged him back!

Rangmunch.TV brings to you some captivating moments from the sets of STAR Plus’ show JUST DANCE where both Farah Khan (judge) and SRK (celebrity guest) PATCHED UP!

We hope their friendship continues to hold strong and go long!!

Compiled by:
Swati Ghosh
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Just Dance, Star Plus, StarOne


I, Me, Myself! – Samir Sharma

Rangmunch brings to you a heart to heart talk with Samir Sharma who has won millions of hearts with his endearing performance as Dev in a popular television show, ‘Geet Hui Sabse Parayi’ on StarOne. It is about time we knew Samir, the person.

Rangmunch.TV: One thing you are grateful for in life.
Samir Sharma: Life itself! (Smiles)
Rangmunch.TV: One thing that is missing in your life at this moment?
Samir Sharma: What I miss most right now is travel. I love to drive on highways and travel and see the world. Unfortunately, in this profession one doesn’t get to do that. But, we do travel when the show requires. Added to that, I would love to do a travel food show. I am a big foodie and dream of doing something on that line.
Rangmunch.TV: Is first impression always the last impression for you?
Samir Sharma: No, I always give a second chance to people. In this industry where you get to be with people 12-14 hrs a day, judging them will only make you end up with enemies.

Rangmunch.TV: Are you politically correct?
Samir Sharma: I am not political, and that is correct. (Laughs)
Rangmunch.TV: Do you take risks?
Samir Sharma: Yes, I do. The biggest risk I took was entering this industry. I was working in an advertising firm, and leaving that and coming here was a risk. Fortunately, that risk paid off.

Rangmunch.TV: What is your biggest fear?
Samir Sharma: My biggest fear is to go through life and not make any sense in it.
Rangmunch.TV: What do you think you need to change about yourself?
Samir Sharma: I am very lazy and need to get off my a**(sorry for using that word) but I really need to exercise and become more active. Well, I may look thin but am not fit. I need to change that.
Rangmunch.TV: Do you thank people enough?
Samir Sharma: Unfortunately, No. One needs to thank people enough.
Rangmunch.TV: So if you need to thank someone now, who would that be?
Samir Sharma: Really? How big is your web site and how many pages can you afford to fill with my thank you’s (has a hearty laugh) Well, most people don’t thank their parents enough. One should thank them for all the sacrifices and contribution they have done. So for me it’s the parents.

Rangmunch.TV: Do you look a lot into the mirror?
Samir Sharma: NOT AT ALL! Infact I’m one of the guys who even runs away from the make-up guy unless it is really needed and that too if it comes from the director.
Rangmunch.TV: Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
Samir Sharma: I don’t think I have seen enough life to either agree or refute that. I like to believe that things happen for a reason.
Rangmunch.TV: What are you proud of?
Samir Sharma: I am proud of the fact that I could defy the people who said that I shouldn’t join the industry. I came and made a place for myself and for that achievement, I am certainly proud.
Rangmunch.TV: Do you listen to your heart?
Samir Sharma: I try to most of the time. But, mind does come in the way and starts the confusion. One does not know whether it is the mind or the heart speaking.
Rangmunch.TV: Are you a Director’s Actor?
Samir Sharma: Depends. If I am sure of what I am doing then no, and if I am a bit confused about a certain shot then definitely I take Director’s cue.
Rangmunch.TV: Does too much negativity get to you and how do you cope with that?
Samir Sharma: Yes, negativity does get to me so to avoid I get away from the situation or if that does not work, I put on my head phone and listen to music.

Rangmunch.TV: What kind of music do you like to hear?
Samir Sharma: I listen to all kinds of music. Ranging from classical to western classical, bollywood, trance, and techno, I listen to all.
Rangmunch.TV: Do you read?
Samir Sharma: (Laughs) Ask my wife that. She has strictly told me to buy another house with bedrooms dedicated only to books.
Rangmunch.TV: What kind of books do you read?
Samir Sharma: Again all kinds, whichever piques my curiosity. My favourite genre is science fiction. Though I didn’t do much of science in school, I am currently enjoying reading on quantum physics – a book called “A short history of nearly everything”, wish someone had given me this book in school. This book has given me so much knowledge, it is amazing.
Rangmunch.TV: What is the one thing about Samir people don’t know?
Samir Sharma: If they don’t know, then it’s for a reason and I want to keep it that way. (Then brushing it off in a light manner he goes on to say) I am a big FOODIE and I love to cook.
Rangmunch.TV: If you have to describe Samir Sharma in one word or a sentence, what would that be?
Samir Sharma: Hmm…lets say 2 words…Acquired Taste.
Hope you all enjoyed reading this segment and knowing Samir a bit more than you already do. Isn’t he fun to know? We certainly feel so. 

Special Thanks to Mr. Samir Sharma from the entire team of Rangmunch.TV, for taking time out from his busy schedule and doing this interview for us.
Interviewed by:
Swati Ghosh
Niharika Vidya Sagar
Edited by:
Navyanka Varma


Posted by on September 29, 2011 in Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi, StarOne