December 31st

News

Narayani Shastri kidnaps Amita Chandekar

The headline does make for perfect breaking news but this plot was carried out in all good taste and humour. Sony's fun-filled show Champion Chaalbaaz No.1 provides an opportunity for one to play a prank on a celebrity. Encashing this opportunity was Narayani Shastri who played a deadly prank on her good friend Amita Chandekar.

December 31st

News

Shalini 'Durga' Kapoor turns vegetarian

There are actors who play their character and there are those who live and breathe it. Shalini Kapoor, who plays Goddess Durga in Jai Maa Durga, is one among them. In fact, Shailini has gone a step ahead. She's living, breathing and eating her character. The pretty actress has stopped eating non-vegetarian food on the sets of Jai Maa Durga.

December 29th

News

Gaurav Chopra to play a cameo in a 'special' film

Gaurav Chopra (aka Captain Abhimanyu Rai Chauhan of Left Right Left fame) is set to make his maiden appearance in a film. However, that's not the reason for his excitement. In fact, he doesn't want to call it his Bollywood debut. So, what is it about this film that has got Gaurav excited? Says he, "This film is called Humne Jeena Seekh Liya and it's directed by Milind Kukey who assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali in films like Khamoshi and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Milind is a dear friend of mine and thus I couldn't refuse him; albeit it's just a cameo.'

December 29th

News

Karan Mehra expresses shock at Virrudh's closure

The news is out. Smriti's Irani's Virrudh is soon to go off air. However, this has come as a real shock to Karan Mehra who plays Vedant in the show. Says he, "Shocking! That's how I will put it. For the last ten days, I haven't received any communication either from the channel or the production house. In fact, I only got to know through the press that that the channel is pulling it off air."

December 29th

News

Sweta Keswani enters Baa Bahu Baby

The hot and sizzling actress who was last seen in Nach Baliye 3 is entering JD Majethia's Baa Bahu Baby. She essays a Punjabi kudi's character in the show. "Sweta adds a lot of variety and spice to the character. We always wanted her to play this role and there was no question of a second choice," says producer JD. It's the first time that Sweta and JD are working together. This pretty lass was waiting for her shoot to start. Even the production house was not in hurry. They were waiting for Keswani's NB3 commitment to get over.

December 28th

Interviews

In conversation with 'Rajkumari' Neha Marda

The spurt of new channels has provided a window of opportunity for rookie actors to showcase their talent. Making the most of this opportunity is Kolkata's Neha Marda, who plays the lead in Zee Next's Ek Thi Rajkumari. The 20-year-old talks about her show and more in an exclusive interview with Mayur Lookhar. You are playing a princess in the show but you don't appear as one. In fact, the various hoardings across the city show you dressed as a common girl. Comment.

December 27th

Lifestyle

I don't go by trends" Parakh Madan

The simple face with the innocent eyes and killing smile is popular actress Parakh Madan. The actress who rose to fame with Saathi Re believes in simple living. We caught the pretty lass in an interview on her way of living and what fashion means to her. Q: What is your definition of fashion? Fashion for me means 'comfort'. I don't believe in trends and wear what suits me. The clothes that flatter you and fit well is fashion for me. Q: Any specific brands you prefer?

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