It’s a wrap! Pooja B Sharma and Saurabh Raaj Jain thank fans for showering love on Mahakaali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai

Well, it will soon be curtains for the much appreciated mythological show on Colors, Mahakaali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai. Written by Utkarsh Naithani and his team, the show was loved for its writing, performances and special effects. Actress Pooja B Sharma made a comeback on TV after a long time and totally won us over with her stellar acting as the powerful Goddess. Members of the cast thanked fans on social media for all the love. In fact, people want the channel to give an extension to the show. The show fared exceedingly well on the TRP charts in the first six months and continued to do well. Actors like Kanan Malhotra, Falaq Naaz, Nikita Sharma and others were also part of the serial. Check out what the actors posted…(Also Read: MahaKali -Anth Hi Aarambh Hai: Pooja Sharma gives us goosebumps as the fierce Goddess and the narrative is gripping too)

How I am gonna miss this costume,my goddess look,my war look,the set,my coactors and everything of #mahakali as u all know that I shot very less fro this show but still this show is very close to my heart ❤️…from the start to the end the journey of #mahakali is amazing @nikitash2843 #gooffy @poojabsharma I had amazing time with both of you..jitna bhi sath me guzra..thanks for all the love joy Nd happiness..I am gonna see u both very soon..😘😘 And to all my #mahakaalianthhiaarambhhai fans I love u from the bottom of my heart…u all are so amazing thanks for showering ur love and support to the show…1 year won’t be possible without all of you..m gonna miss each and everything every fun of the show and while shooting…PHIR MILTE HAIN DOSTON❤️❤️❤️ YE ANTH HI AARAMBH HAI PS:- I just hate goodbye’s… #loveyouall #mahakalianthhiaarambhhai #mahakaali

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Good news: Mahakali completed one year … Launched in Thailand and number one show in Thailand ❤️ well ya it’s first official selfie of our gorgeous mahakali and Laxmi @poojabsharma 😘🤗😊 sad news: finally it wrap up for mahakali 😔 but the best part is that I gained a lot of experience and good memories from this show…😇🎀mahakali was my first ever mythological show.. 😊 which gave opportunity to explore new me as in actress.. the character of mata Laxmi will always stay close to my heart… ❤️Met some amazing and hardworking Co actors on set….thank you everyone for loving me as Laxmi and supporting me to grow more …thank you swastik productions 🙏🏻last telecast will be on 5th August ….. ANTH HE ARAMBH HAI 💕 LAXMI ❤️ Love to all ❤️❤️😘😘😘 @colorstv

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The show will air its last episode on August 5. Mahakaali is being aired in Thailand as well and is rocking the TRP charts. We really hope that Pooja and Sourabh reunite again for a show. Stay tuned to BL for more scoops

Devoleena Bhattacharjee to make a comeback with Kuch Naye Rishte?

It really seems like Colors is keen to have Devoleena Bhattacharjee on board. The actress was approached for Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka but things did not work out and buzz is she is in the fray for Khatron Ke Khiladi as well. Now, as per a report in Tellychakkar.com, the actress is shooting for the pilot of a new show that will air on the channel. It seems it will be debut show of a new firm called Optimus Productions. The website said the show is titled as Kuch Naye Rishte and Devoleena is finalised to play the lead role on the serial. A source told the portal that she has shot for the upcoming soap and the shoot is on in Mira Road. (Also Read: Exclusive! Is Devoleena Bhattacharjee’s pricey stance affecting her projects?)

Now, coming to the leading man, it seems the makers have finalised a newbie Pratham Girdhar with the pretty actress. The young man recently passed out from acting school and played the lead on DD’s Bandhan Kacche Dhaago Ka. His performance was appreciated by one and all. The makers feel he is the ideal guy with Devoleena. It will be a huge break for the young man if the channel is okay with him. The duo are apparently finalised and the series is at a very initial stage. It is directed by Manoj Singh. Buzz was Devoleena was demanding a hefty fee for Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka, which the channel and producers could not afford. Stay tuned to BL for more scoop and updates!

 

Drashti Dhami reveals that she loves to cook for husband Neeraj Khemka

Drashti Dhami is back on TV with Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka. The show deals with the complexities of modern relationships. On the show, Drashti plays Nandini, a woman dealing with a turbulent marriage courtesy an abusive husband. In real life, she is happily married to businessman Neeraj Khemka for over three years now. Her husband is quite camera-shy, which is why he is not seen much. Drashti when she gets time off loves to cook for him. In an interview to Bombay Times, she said, “I like cooking for him, but I don’t usually get time for it. It’s just that everyone in my house is on a diet, so there’s no point cooking. But yes, when I get time, I cook his favourite food items for him and he enjoys it.” (Also Read: Exclusive! Shakti Arora on Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka being inspired by Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna: This is not a story of marital infidelity)

Unlike other couples, Drashti and Neeraj hardly indulge in PDA on Instagram. They are contented in their own space. Drashti insists that they are not secretive per se. She told Pinkvilla.com, “It is not private. More than anything else, I don’t know how to make it more public. I don’t find a need, it is like a normal relationship which everyone shares with their better halves. Even Neeraj, he is a very camera-shy guy. When I tell him there will be media outside, he runs off, he never comes with me for events, he says “baby I don’t want to see the camera yaar. I get very conscious.” (laughs) So, that is why the relationship becomes private on its own accord.”

Dance Deewane’s first episode is all about Salman Khan-Jacqueline Fernandez’s Heeriye magic, Madhuri Dixit’s grace and some exceptional talent

Dance Deewane, that has begun today on Colors, is a show about the passion of dancing. It promises to celebrate dancing as an art form, irrespective of age.

The show begins with a dance performance by a 45-year old, who dances like a dream. The judges in the show are actress Madhuri Dixit, director Shashank Khaitan and choreographer, Tushar. The second contestant, is a seven year old girl, who dances to Madhuri’s ‘Maar daala.’ She is then told to do an impromptu jig and she aces that as well. Next is a person from the youth category. He dances to the Haaye Rama song.

This is followed by a montage of auditions, where we get a glimpse of the kind of participants we can expect on the show. They all seem super talented and full of potential. It amazes one to see such kind of talent

Post this comes 23-year old Neeraj, who dances to Govinda’s ‘G phaad ke’ and he is even compared to the legendary actor. Post this comes in Mansi, who dances to ‘More piya.’ She receives praises galore. Director, Shashank even asks her to train Janhvi Kapoor in Kathak for her upcoming movie, Dhadak. Next comes in Kishin, who dances to ‘Laal ishq.’ The judges are very happy with him and Tushar even dances with him.

The makers saved the best for the last, because next come in Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez for the promotions of Race 3. They even dance to their famous song, Heeriye. Rest of the episode will be aired tomorrow. Overall, it seems like a good dance-based reality show with some very interesting talent to look forward to. If nothing else, the show will at least motivate you to take up dancing.

However, the show could have done away with the melodrama inducing sob stories of contestants. Please let us believe, for once, that it is their talent that has put them on the stage, not how sad their life is.

Naagin 3: Here’s why Anita Hassanandani, Surbhi Jyoti and Karishma Tanna’s snake saga has got us super excited

Shape-shifting snakes, stunning women, families with mysterious pasts, Naagin 3 comes on air tonight and we cannot control our excitement. The first promo of this season was shown in January and the buzz grew day by day. The channel and makers have pulled out all the stops to make sure this season gets as much as eyeballs as season one. Talking about TRPs, season one was a blockbuster and the second one was also a success. The channel would definitely want to replicate the magic of the two seasons. Anita Hassanandani, Surbhi Jyoti and Karishma Tanna are part of the third season and the beauties have been posting some lovely BTS videos that got us all the more excited. Here are five reasons why we need to watch out for Naagin 3 that is coming today…

Stellar star cast
Karishma Tanna is making a return to the Balaji camp after a long time to play Ruhi, who comes back as Vishakha (Anita Hassanandani) to avenge her perpetrators. Anita is one of the finest when it comes to grey roles and we know Surbhi Jyoti’s acting prowess by now. Naagin 3 is a great opportunity for Pearl V Puri to become a TV star in the truest sense. We also have Chetan Hansraj and Rakshanda Khan who are known for their screen presence and acting prowess. However, the one we feel is a dark horse is Ankit Mohan. He plays the main villain and looks like an exciting prospect. (Also Read: Anita Hassanandani, Karishma Tanna and Surbhi Jyoti starrer Naagin 3’s motion poster is out now)

Better VFX
We met Ekta Kapoor a couple of days ago and she said that this season of Naagin has far better VFX than the earlier ones. It has become crucial to have better VFX and sound effects given the exposure to foreign films and TV shows. Naagin is one of the shows that are watched by the urban audience and the channel really needs to improvise from the tacky special effects and lighting.

Women power
Revenge is the central theme this year as well but it has got the #MeToo angle. Karishma Tanna returns in a deadly form to avenge the death of her lover and her sexual assault. The idea of a woman getting back is always appealing as it is evident from the success of Hollywood and Bollywood films. (Also Read: After Anita Hassanandani and Surbhi Jyoti, Karishma Tanna flaunts a bridal look for Naagin 3 – view pics)

Rajat Tokas
We saw the first look of Naagraaj, Vikrant played by Rajat Tokas and were totally blown away. The chemistry between Karishma Tanna and him looks sizzling. He underwent a rigorous schedule at the gym to build that beefy body. It seems the makers wanted him to look like Thor.

Oomph factor
Naagin has set benchmarks when it comes to clothes, jewellery and looks. In fact, you will find so many Shivanya make-up tutorials online even now. We have to see how stunningly are these women presented on the show. With Anita, Surbhi and Karishma, the oomph levels will be on all-time high.

 

Drashti Dhami would love to do a project like Veere Di Wedding with Sanaya Irani, Jennifer Winget and her

Drashti Dhami is back on Colors with Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka. Her last show on the channel, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon was a blockbuster. In her new show, she plays the role of Nandini, an abused housewife from Lucknow. The actress is paired with Abhinav Shukla with whom she worked with Geet. Drashti instantly said yes to the character as it was nothing that she had played before. The actress has been styled by Ishqbaaaz stylist Shivani Shirali and is looking her hottest ever. Excerpts from an interview with Bollywood Life

What attracted you to this show?
It was the script. The character is different from what I have done before. That was the main attraction. Nandini looks strong, bold, outgoing, positive but is the opposite in real life. I have never played such an individual before. Someone who looks bold but is not so.

Some of your fans aren’t happy with the fact that you’re playing an other woman. What is your take on it?
Let me correct you a little. I don’t think anything is right or wrong. You can kill someone but it maybe in self-defence. It is all about circumstances in life. I won’t say it is about right or wrong but of someone’s decision to look for some happiness, joy and positive feelings in her life for a limited period of time. There are a lot of twists and turns, so wait and watch. (Also Read: Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka promo: Drashti Dhami and Shakti Arora’s show is all about love and sacrifice)

How is it like working with Shakti Arora?
We were shooting in Goa for a week. I have not done many scenes with Shakti so far but in the one scene, we did, I found him to be a very natural actor. He is quite amazing and a good human being. In fact, the whole cast has bonded very well and I hope it stays that way.

Everyone is talking about how hot you’re looking on the show?
The credit goes to Shivani Shirali. She has done a fab job. I am looking prettier than I ever did before. Yes, I do give my inputs on my looks. We do co-ordinate to decide what will look the best.

Would you say it is safer to marry a BFF if you want emotional compatibility in a relationship like marriage?
That is not always the case, that a husband has to be a BFF or vice versa. I feel a partner who keeps you honest, comfortable in that space is important. It is not like, he better be a BFF. It is the combination of respect, love and friendship. (Also Read: Drashti Dhami and Shakti Arora’s Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka to go on air on June 4)

What is your mantra for a perfect partner/relationship?
It is a lot of respect, friendship and comfort. I feel the more comfortable you’re, you will be more honest with that person. You also need great compatibility. Initially, you may fall for looks but compatibility matters in the long run. You grow to love someone you’re compatible with in life.

Is it a conscious decision to pick up challenging roles in this stage of your career?
Not really. It just happened that I was lucky to get this role and I picked it up. Of course, as an actor I want do different stuff. Television is a very narrow medium in that sense. You explore but within a circumference. You do not go out of the box. A short film is a short film. A web show has ten to 15 episodes so they can show totally varied stuff. A TV show goes on for a long time, so a story needs sufficient length and breadth.

The urban viewership of TV is declining. Does that worry you at some level?
Not really. I do not get insecure. If you are confident you will always find something you enjoy doing. I know TV does not get major TRPs due to the boom in digital content but people in rural India and semi-urban areas still stick to TV. That audience is growing by the day.

We are seeing a film like Veere Di Wedding, which has two top actresses coming together. Would you be game to do a TV show that features the likes of Sanaya Irani, Jennifer Winget and you?
I would love to do something like that if it’s possible ever.

Who is your favourite TV character?
I love Shivaay from Ishqbaaaz. I think Nakuul has aced every bit of his character. He looks great, acts well and I love everything about SSO.

 

Khatron Ke Khiladi 9: Balika Vadhu Avika Gor confirms being a part of the stunt reality show

One of the most exciting shows to look forward to in the coming year is Khatron Ke Khiladi 9. The last season was a huge hit on the BARC charts, and the channel is sparing no efforts to make this one a success as well. Action enthusiast and top Bollywood director Rohit Shetty is going to host it this year as well. The makers are trying to rope in A-List TV celebs like Zain Imam, Karan Patel, Shamita Shetty, Devoleena Bhattacharjee to name a few. One of the names doing the rounds was that of Avika Gor. Now, it is confirmed that the Balika Vadhu, Sasural Simar Ka and Laado 2 actress is doing the show. She has been a channel favourite since a long time. (Also Read: Avika Gor on Laado season 2: There will be people who will say that the first one is better)

Talking to Bombay Times, Avika confirmed the news. She said, “I was approached earlier for other seasons as well, but due to prior commitments like my show ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ and some southern projects, I couldn’t be a part of it. This year it was practical and possible, so I immediately gave a nod.” Like previous year contestants Hina Khan and Nia Sharma, she is also an adventure junkie. She told the paper, “I am an adventure junkie, but honestly, even if a person is adventurous, there is something or the other that he or she is scared of and in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ there is no mercy. I have always been the youngest and the most pampered on the sets. Here it’s a competition, this show will be a challenge for me.” (Also Read: Bigg Boss 11: Arjun Bijlani, Avika Gor and Meghna Malik to enter Salman Khan’s show)

Incidentally, she also revealed that she has no fears as such. “I have no phobias as such, just a little scared of creepy crawly creatures, they aren’t cute at all. This show will be a test of my strengths. I am going with a lot of hopes. I will face all my fears with complete control, focus and confidence,” she said signing off. Well, after the no-show of Laado 2, we’re sure that she will want to make a great comeback. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates!