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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 December–10 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!!!
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?
This Friday, Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Season 3, will be graced with the presence of the beautiful Sonam Kapoor.
Sonam Kapoor and the gorgeous Malaika Arora Khan will be judging the contestants for this week’s Friday Finale, as Jannat Zubain Rehmani – Khushali Hirani take on the dancing star kids Khushboo, Ruturaj and Sparsh.
To see who wins this kids challenge of dance – Tune in to watch Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Season 3 on Friday, December 30th, 2011 on Imagine TV at 7.00 pm.
Rangmunch: What are the 3 tabs that are always open on your internet browser ?
Melanie: YouTube, Goggle search called Melanie Pais (laughs out) and third tab would be (after a pause) my Black Berry Apps world.
Rangmunch: What makes you angry?
Melanie: A Lot of things. I hate people who lie, who boast about themselves. I don’t understand the concept of boasting, ki I am this and I am that. I like people who are simple and who tell the truth. I really get angry with people who are sweet on your face and talk behind your back, in other words I hate backbiting. Basically I have a problem with people who are not good human beings.
Rangmunch: What would you do when you are broke and can’t buy your favourite dress?
Melanie: I have got this friend of mine who has got all the clothes possible in the world and her name is Dhrasti Dhami. I would just go, open her cupboard and take it out. I don’t need to go to any shop trust me. If you see her collection of clothes you would know, she has all possible brands and hence you would never have the need to go out. Just go open her cupboard and pick the stuff. So I’m sure if I am broke that’s what I am going to do.
Rangmunch: Are you a shopaholic, workaholic or alcoholic?
Melanie: I am not at all an alcoholic. I don’t drink at all. I’m a shopoholic and I have become a workaholic now. Earlier I was not.
Rangmunch: How do you deal with people who give you unwanted advice?
Melanie: I just listen to them smilingly but do not implement it in my daily life. Everyone is entitled to their views and so I can’t be rude and say shut-up. I hear them and go about doing my work.
Rangmunch: How do you deal with intrusive fans who want personal information about you?
Melanie: People have been really sweet to me. They have asked me questions which are always answerable.
Rangmunch:What kind of a Role in a show would challenge you?
Melanie: Something that is not only about crying. You know I love this girl in Sasural Genda Phool, Ragini. I just love her character. I feel that’s what actually we are today. I would love to play something that is natural and real. All the characters and everything in that show is very real. I love that about the show. And one show I would love to do if it ever gets remade is “Sarabhai vs Sarabhai.”
Rangmunch: So how has 2011 been for you?
Melanie : Its been a fantastic year. I think its been one of the best years. I personally feel that as my life is going ahead, my years are getting better and better. I’m very thankful to God for giving me such a good life. I don’t think I could have asked for anything better.
Rangmunch: What are your plans for New Year?
Melanie: For New Year, I’m going to Dubai. That’s the first time I’m leaving the country ever in my life and I am very very excited about that.
Rangmunch: Do you make New Year Resolutions?
Melanie: See, people make resolutions when they want to leave something or they have bad habits. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t party a lot. So I don’t need to give up anything. Abhi khana bhi give up kar diya hai as I’m dieting. Sab kuch hi agar give up kar diya, then life mein there will be nothing left.
Niharika Vidya Sagar
In the recent Golden Petal Award Function, Balika Vadhu bagged the maximum number of awards. Even after three years, it still continues to feature in the Top Ten Shows of the weekly TRP chart.
Rangmunch.TV spoke to Neha Marda, as she shared her journey and experience of being a part of Balika Vadhu and playing the role of Gehna.
Rangmunch: Knowing that you are still very young and the role of Gehna is very de-glamourised, what prompted you to take it up?
Neha: Balika Vadhu is a very grounded and earthy show. In this industry nothing is glamourised or de-glamourised.The moment we step in here, our identities are revealed to the audience. We all are here to act and our potential as an actor is what matters. My idea here is not to be a ramp model or to endorse something, but to enact a character and convince the audience of what I am not. When the character of Gehna was introduced in the show, she was 15 years old, who due to poverty, ends up marrying a 55 year old man and experiences sexual harassment. The Character was challenging for me and hence I decided to play the role of Gehna and in turn declined two lead shows. It is great to know that Balika Vadhu is still very popular and loved by the viewers. So I guess my decision was the right one.
Rangmunch: You have been playing Gehna for over 3 years now. Which has been your most difficult scene till date?
Neha: The initial stage of the show was the most challenging bit. Now I have gotten so used to playing Gehna that its become easier to comprehend the character. More than the writers, I know how Gehna will react to a certain situation because I live the character day in and day out. But as I said, the starting point was difficult. Gehna being forced to consummate on her first night of marriage and then reflecing the subsequent pain and trauma both mentally and physically therafter was tough. Her walk, her talk, her behavior the next morning was very difficult to enact.
Rangmunch: What kind of rapport do you share with Satyajit who plays your onscreen husband?
Neha: I will be very frank. What you see on screen is what exist off screen too. We don’t interact much.We meet and do our scenes. We greet each other at the start of the shoot and say bye when the scene is over. Satyajit is an amazing actor to work with but since he is very senior to me, the friend chemistry didn’t work. (smiles)
Rangmunch: Are you a Director’s actor ?
Neha: Completely. I become aimless if my Director doesn’t guide me. I am a dancer too but I can never be a choreographer for the simple reason that while I can copy somebody’s dance moves, I cannot create them myself. Similarly I also need help and guidance from my Director. I can read a scene but cannot portray it unless I’m told how to go about it. Gehna is completely my Director’s baby. He nutured her to make her be what she is today.
Rangmunch: Who is that one person you are very close to on the set?
Neha: With Anandi aka Pratyusha. We instantly became good friends the moment we met each other on the sets of Balika Vadhu as the age difference was not much. Moreover we both are from Kolkata and could speak in Bengali, which further got us closer. Another person is Sumitra aka Smita Bansal. She has been an amazing friend and philosopher. She has always been there to guide me. Infact Partyusha came later but Smita stood by me and supported me from day one.
Rangmunch: In a nutshell, what would you say about ‘Gehna’ the character?
Neha: In a typical Saas Bahu show, the leads are shown to be extremely nice and sweet, but Gehna is not so. Frankly speaking, she is a very normal girl with grey shades. Nobody in this world is Black or White. Gehna is today’s girl who is demanding yet understanding. She too complains. She is selfish yet selfless when it comes to her family. She will stand up for her rights and bow down gracefully if she is wrong. Gehna is a complete family girl who desires the love of her husband. Unlike the lead character, Gehna is neither too sweet nor too spicy. She is more like the evening snacks which you can enjoy even at breakfast as well as for dinner.
Niharika Vidya Sagar
New Year wishes have already started pouring in from our Television Industry, as we are now in the last week of 2011. Everyone is making plans to welcome the New Year with a Big Bang, and bid adieu to 2011.
People will remember the year 2011 for various reasons, just as our Actors of Chidiyagarh and R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya on SAB TV, share their memories and moments of 2011 with Rangmunch.TV.
It’s been a fantastic year for me. Where television was concerned, I was approached for four to five projects which I turned down till Chidiyaghar came along. It did not take me long to say a yes to Chidiyaghar, the script was exciting and the idea unique. Its been great working on the show and the audiences have loved it too. The last time we were in Ahmedabad, just about a week after the show was launched on-air, people were already recognizing me as Ghotak, my character in the show. 2012 is looking bright for me as I am getting such rave reviews from all age groups for my role in Chidiyaghar.
2011 was an amazing year for me because I got to spend a a major chunk of it with my family. I have travelled a lot in 2011 and had a blast. Professionally, I did 1 hour special episode in ‘Sajan Re Jhooth Mat Bolo’ and another 7-days sequence in ‘Papad Pol’, both shows were aired on SAB TV. Then came ‘R K Laxman ki Duniya’ which is an amazing script. We are ending the year on a very memorable note where the cast of ‘R K Laxman ki Duniya’ is paying tribute to Dev Anand Saheb and dancing on his all-time hit songs. We also have a dietician on board, on the set and my resolution is to lose weight. These days all places in the city are very crowded on 31st December. So, like every year, either I invite all friends to my house or I go to someone else’s house and celebrate New Year. This year, since my family is out of town and all of us on the sets are very close to each other, we are planning to welcome New Year together.
RK Laxman Ki Duniya on SAB TV is the most exciting project that I have done in 2011 and will continue in 2012 as well. Besides this, I did a play in USA which was called ‘Me ani Majhya Ghotala’. The play was based on P L Deshpande’s book and was a success. I’ll welcome the New Year by working on 31st Dec and 1st Jan and have a few conferences to attend. My resolution for 2012 is to make RK Laxman ki Duniya a super hit show.
I am ending 2011 on a sweet note because my show ‘Chidiyaghar’, which is aired on SAB TV, has got phenomenal response from the audience. I do only one project at a time and will be shooting for the show while welcoming 2012.
On behalf of Rangmunch.TV, we wish the entire Cast and Crew of ‘Chidiyaghar’ and ‘RK Laxman Ki Duniya’ a Very Happy and Successful 2012!!
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?