Naamkarann actor Zain Imam slept in his car for days, and the reason will shock you – read details

He is a household name today. His popular TV show Naamkarann just came to wrap and avid viewers of the show are utterly disappointed with it. How often do you come across a show and its actors when the audience is sad about the show coming to an end. Such is the love and fandom Zain enjoys today. But things were pretty different for the actor back in his days of struggle. In the latest episode of Rajeev Khandelwal‘s chat show JuzzBaatt… Sangeen Se Namkeen Tak, we saw Barun Sobti and Zain Imam sharing their darkest secrets. And Zain’s story was something that hit us hard as it took us back to a reality of life that we don’t hear about very often.

Reminiscing his days of struggle in the city, Zain recalled the time when his landlord threw him out of the house and he had no place to stay. “During my auditions phase, my landlord threw me out of the house. I desperately looked for a decent place to stay but no one would rent me a place because I was an actor and also because of my religion. There have been times when I’ve slept in my car for days because I was homeless and my parents still don’t know this.” ALSO READ: Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actress Shireen Mirza shares a heart-wrenching post after being denied a flat in Mumbai – read details

Very recently, we heard a similar story from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actress Shireen Mirza who also had a tough time finding a rental accommodation in Mumbai owing to her profession and her religion. It is heart-wrenching and outrageous at the same time, that even today, such regressive mentality plagues our society. It is detrimental to humankind and evolution of the society to say the least.

Leading GEC ropes in Alia Bhatt to add spark to revamped brand identity

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt features in a new song while Oscar winner A.R. Rahman has composed a signature tune for channel Star Plus, which has taken on a fresh look and brand identity. In the song, Alia steps into the world of the revamped channel and interacts with a variety of shows and characters. She takes the viewers along as she witnesses the new stories. “What convinced me to associate with the channel is the similarity the brand and I share. We both give a lot of importance to our families, friends and relationships and understand their importance,” Alia said in a statement. Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Chandni RMW, the song has been composed by Ram Sampath and written by lyricist Swanand Kirkire.

The channel’s new logo is the trademark red crystal star with the swoosh, now in gold dust signifying positivity, freshness and celebration of relationships. Rahman, who has composed the signature tune, said: “While composing the sound identity, I kept in mind the need to create something memorable, inventive and which gives a sense of warmth. “The tone had to be young, uplifting and joyous while capturing the beautiful journeys of the variety of characters showcased on the channel.” Of late, Star Plus has launched an array of shows that reflect the young contemporary India. While “Sabse Smart Kaun” gives people a chance of winning on the basis of common sense, “Krishna Chali London” is a narrative about boy next-door Radhey.

Then there’s the story of Kullfi, a young girl in “Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala”, and another story about the innocence of Mariam from “Mariam Khan – Reporting Live”. Sanjay Gupta, Star India Managing Director said: “We are once again creating a new world of entertainment for today’s young and aspirational India – offering a diverse range of characters and unconventional stories that will spark a new conversation in society. “In keeping with the same spirit, the channel has also roped in one of the most talented and dynamic youth icons of the country, Alia Bhatt, as the face of the brand campaign.”

Qayamat Ki Raat promo: Karishma Tanna and Vivek Dahiya awaken the sleeping evil in this creepy tale – watch video!

On the day of the IPL 2018 finale, Ekta Kapoor decided to unveil the promo of Qayamat Ki Raat that will soon air on Star Plus. We have been hearing about the supernatural show for a while now. It stars Karishma Tanna and Vivek Dahiya in lead roles. Actress Dipika Kakar is also supposed to be in it. Well, the promo starts off on a tried and tested note.  A couple are warned against entering a cave but then who listens to well-meaning advice in horror stories. Actor Nirbhay Wadhwa makes quite an impact as the evil Tantric. This will be Vivek’s second supernatural show after Kavach. (Also Read: Dipika Kakar to return to TV post marriage, with Vivek Dahiya-Karishma Tanna starrer Qayamat Ki Raat)

Karishma Tanna is back in the Balaji camp after many years. She is also a part of Naagin 3. For her, Balaji Telefilms is like home. We must say Vivek and she make for one helluva good-looking couple. Talking about her role in Naagin, she told us, “My character is called Ruhi. She has a lot of shades to her. She is a shape-shifting Naagin who gets born in the human form after 1000 years along with her lover. It is a milan ki raat when a few boys come and ruin our romantic moment. Rajat and I are harassed and he gets killed. How I come and take badla is the plot of the show. The character has sexiness, oomph, larger-than-life quality and sympathy, which draws the audience.”

IPL 2018 Grand Finale #PartyTohBantiHai Live Updates: Katrina Kaif sets the stage on fire dancing to Swag Se Swagat

The party has begun before the match between Chennai Super Kings and Hyderabad Sunrisers. The programme is being hosted by Ranbir Kapoor looking dapper and handsome in a grey suit. He is joined by Aparshakti Khurrana. The first guest to dance is Kartik Aaryan. The hero who is the flavour of the season is grooving on Dil Chori from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. He puts in a fab performance. Later, we see a gag with Kartik and a group of kiddie comedians. Divyansh Kotian and Kartik are totally adorable in the gag. Ranbir jokes about stars’ penchant for glares and tells Kartik to always wear them. He also gives them a crash course on how to walk with full swag. Ranbir copies Sanjay Dutt’s walk to perfection. Ranbir keeps on saying that he is not here to talk about Sanju but on cricket. There is also an audio-visual of Rishi Kapoor where he is seen going gaga over Ranbir as Sanju. The actor says this is the first time Ranbir has done a good job. He says I Love You and RK Junior seems moved.

Jamie Lever joins them and pokes fun at Aparshakti. She plays the role of a crazy IPL fan. She says she dreams of being a WAG. Later, Brett Lee and Irfan Pathan join Ranbir. Brett reveals he was superstitious and would tie his left shoelace first. Irrfan says he never believed in them. Ranbir and Irrfan are twinning in grey and looking great. Irfan sings Channa Mereya and Ranbir joins in. They explain to Brett about the song. Later, Brett and Irfan join starlet Elli Avaram for a dance performance on Dance Pe Chance Maar Le from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

Kriti Sanon comes for the next big performance. Dressed in a lavender coloured lehenga choli, she grooved on Kuch Toh Hai Tujhse Raabta and Tu Mera Boyfriend. Stars from Star Plus like Nakuul Mehta, Surbhi Chandna, Ravi Dubey and others come on the show. Nakuul Mehta says he is very excited. He says CSK has made it to the finals after a two year gap. Nakuul says Sanju’s teasers have a blockbuster feel to it. RK Junior says I hope that my future wife whistles when she sees me entering the screen when Krishna of Krishna Chali London asks if he wants a wife as supportive as Anushka Sharma. Choreographer Dharmesh Yelande puts up a sparking performance.

Katrina Kaif delivers a sparking performance on Kamli Kamli. Prior to that, we see Ranbir dancing with Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul. Dressed in a crop top and white pants, Kat also grooves to the chartbuster, Swag Se Swagat.



Exclusive! Post break-up with Pooja Bisht, Ssharad Malhotra heads to London for family vacation

This week brought the unfortunate news of Ssharad Malhotra calling it quits with his girlfriend of two years, Pooja Bisht. It seems the two were quite serious and even planned to marry by the end of 2018 or start of the next year. Ssharad had confirmed his split saying that differences had cropped in between the two and they would have regular fights. He said they did try to make things work but it was irrevocable. However, Pooja Bisht in an interview to Bombay Times suggested that he was in touch with another girl since six months and that he suddenly ended the relationship on the behest of his mother and astrologer. In a shocking statement, she said, “On the day of break-up, he told me that he didn’t feel any connection with me. He also told me that two months ago, his astrologer had advised him against being with me, saying that it is detrimental for him. He wanted to end our relationship at the behest of his mother and the astrologer. I was aghast that he kept me in the dark for two months.” (Also Read: Pooja Bisht: Ssharad Malhotra met another girl, ended our relationship at the behest of his mother and an astrologer)

Now, Pooja has deleted all pictures of Ssharad and her from social media while he has still retained them. A source told Bollywood Life, “Ssharad has left for London for a family vacation. The trip had been planned since a long time and it is the ideal getaway for him. He loves London and this trip will be a blessing for him after his split.” Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates!

Pooja Bisht: Ssharad Malhotra met another girl, ended our relationship at the behest of his mother and an astrologer

Everyone got a shock when Ssharad Malhotra announced that he had split with his girlfriend, Pooja Bisht. They were dating for a couple of years and hoped to marry by the end of 2018. Ssharad confirmed that they had called it quits saying the differences between them were irrevocable. They had met months after he split from his girlfriend of eight years, TV diva Divyanka Tripathi. Now, in an interview to Bombay Times, Pooja has accused Ssharad of keeping her in the dark about his lack of commitment towards marriage. She has said that he kept reassuring her for marriage but backed out quite late. Pooja told the paper, “Ssharad started acting weird around six months ago, when he suddenly became inattentive and disinterested. However, I assumed that it was because of stress at work; I couldn’t fathom that he was planning to end the relationship. Around two months ago, I got to know that he was meeting a girl on the pretext of professional collaboration.”

This is not all. She has even hinted that he maybe having an affair with her. She said, “He told me that his manager had fixed a meeting with her, but they had actually connected on Instagram. Even then, I didn’t suspect anything amiss. I have never interfered in his work and so, there wasn’t any reason for him to lie to me.”

Pooja further said that the break-up came as a huge shock to her. She said,  “On the day of break-up, he told me that he didn’t feel any connection with me. He also told me that two months ago, his astrologer had advised him against being with me, saying that it is detrimental for him. He wanted to end our relationship at the behest of his mother and the astrologer. I was aghast that he kept me in the dark for two months.”  She further said that he had spoken about marriage even a month back. Pooja said that he spoke to her mother at the initial stage of their relationship saying he did like to settle down in the future. They would have fights but patch-up as he promised to make things better. (Also Read: Shocking! Ssharad Malhotra BREAKS UP with girlfriend Pooja Bisht; says it was great till it lasted)

She said, “Despite being warned against it, he told me that he still wanted to marry me. Looking back, I realise that his stance on marriage would change every six months. During the initial phase of our relationship, he had told my mother that he wanted to marry me, but after that, he never called her up. We have had our share of fights, but he would always come back promising to make things work.”

Ssharad has also clarified on the issue. He has admitted that he is marriage – phobic. He said, “I told Pooja’s mother that I would love to settle down in the future. But being marriage-phobic, I stepped back. That was wrong on my part, I accept it. Things don’t always turn out the way you want; it’s not always possible to judge situations. I didn’t want to hurt anyone, but unfortunately, the matter went out of my hands.” He also strongly denied dating any other girl and said no third party was involved. He stated, “That is not the reason at all. Irrespective of whoever I meet, there is no third party involved.”

But the actor did admit that the astrologer advised against the marriage. He said, “My mother consulted the astrologer again 10 days ago, and that’s when we realised that there is no solution to the issues in our charts. My mom told me that the marriage could be bad for both of us. Yes, it was a mistake that I didn’t tell her for two-and-a-half months, but I wanted to be sure before I broke the news to her.”

Jennifer Winget, Shivangi Joshi, Vivek Dahiya, Karan Mehra are our TV Instagrammers of the week!

Just like every week, we are here with our five Instagrammers of telly town. While social media has brought celebs and fans closer, Instagram is booming nowadays. Celebs keep on sharing moments from their life and the fans keep on admiring them. From the instant stories to the boomerangs, pictures and videos, the celebs keep their fans entertained. Thus Instagram has become a must-have in everyone’s app list. While the celebs are giving more insights into their personal lives, we have chosen our Instagrammers of the week… (Also Read: Mouni Roy, Nakuul Mehta, Shehzad Shaikh are our TV Instagrammers of the week!)

Jennifer Winget’s moment of gratitude for crossing 6 million followers


Jennifer’s birthday is knocking on the doors and before this, the fans have given her this gift. She has crossed 6 million followers on Instagram and shared a video where she requested fans to gift a thing or a treat or anything to a person in need of it. She wants to enjoy her birthday this time on a different note.

When Tejasswi Prakash got ‘wings of fire’


The actress recently wrapped up her shoot of Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya and rumours are rife that Tejasswi will be seen in the next season of Comedy Circus. While everyone is waiting to see the star on screen, the actress is having her moment. We all want to fly and the actress just had her dream come true. The click made everyone jealous when she shared it and wrote, “#wingsoffire” [sic] Looking adorable in the blue gown, the actress flaunts the wings drawn on the wall that makes her look like an angel.

Shivangi Joshi’s birthday moment with boyfriend Mohsin Khan


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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress turned a year older this week and had a gala birthday bash. The actress shared the moment with boyfriend Mohsin Khan with dance and cutting the cake. Looking like a princess, Shivangi enjoyed every moment and of course, Mohsin made her feel special throughout.

Vivek Dahiya’s playtime picture


Vivek Dahiya is a sports enthusiast and it seems, basketball is his favourite. Sharing a moment from his basketball session, Vivek gave us some serious playtime goals. Donning white shorts, black T-shirt, Vivek looked all set to enjoy the match.

Karan Mehra twinning with son Kavish


Karan’s son Kavish recently completed 11 months and he is already giving father-son bonding goals. The father-son duo got snapped twinning in an orange kurta and oh boy, how adorable they look. They were looking like a split image of each other.

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