HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


Can someone ban these TV serials, please?

Ekta Kapoor introduced the ever-dumb concept of saas-bahu struggles on Indian TV in the 90s. Since then, the small screen has been beaming more of the same mindless 'dramas' into our living rooms. Here's a list of television serials we cannot tolerate anymore.

Artistes get more respect in India than in Pak: Mohib Mirza

TV actor of Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti fame says that the kind of respect and appreciation Pakistani actors are receiving in India is unbelievable and is something they can haven't experienced at home.

Why Aamir Khan is missing from promos of Satyamev Jayate 3

Aamir Khan is set to return with the third season of his critically acclaimed television talk show -- Satyamev Jayate -- that gives a rare insight into an array of social issues. The advertisements for the upcoming season have started airing, but, unlike previous instalments, they don’t feature Aamir promoting the show.

Bigg Boss 8: Gautam abuses, cries and apologises

One week into the season and Bigg Boss 8 is already on its way to controversies and catfitghts. On Monday's episode, we see Karishma Tanna using slippers and red chilli powder to avenge herself against Natasha while Gautam starts with abusing, crying and signs off apologising.

Bigg Boss 8: Gautam punished for abusing Karishma, Puneet faces the heat

After Monday's high-octane drama over Gautam's behaviour towards Karishma, the TV actor has to pay a heavy price: the Bigg Boss has taken away his voting rights for nominations. Puneet, in the meanwhile, has to deal with the inmates' ire for supporting the other side.

Littlefinger is growing big: Aidan Gillen will play villain in The Maze Runner sequel

Aidan Gillen, who plays manipulative character of Littlefinger on Game of Thrones, has been cast as a villain in the just-announced sequel to The Maze Runner. The film is due to begin shooting at the end of October.

Sherlock 4 will be phenomenal: Cumberbatch

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has described the next series of Sherlock as "phenomenal". The hit BBC drama will return for a Christmas special next year, with a three-part series to follow in 2016, reported Digital Spy.

Ever wonder what an interview with Homer Simpson will be like? Read on

Ahead of Sunday's premiere of The Simpsons and Family Guy mash-up, here is an interview (through the collective of writers at The Simpsons) on family goals, newfound friendships and nuclear energy.

5 things that change with TBBT 8: Sheldon wants to have 'coitus' with Amy for one

The Big Bang Theory’s Season 8 offered us more of the same old pie. While there were a few Bazinga moments (headline being one of them) in the two back-to-back episodes which opened the season, it was really the characters which did a lot of growing up this time round.

Rhea Kapoor plans to venture into television

Sonam Kapoor's sister Rhea says, "We are expanding as a company. We are looking into venturing into television, but a lot of time and energy is needed for that. The kind of product 24 was, a lot of time has been given for that so any other project that we take up, we will give its own time."

Simpsons, Family Guy crossover crosses the line with rape joke

The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of The Simpsons and Family Guy to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

Bigg Boss 8: Secret Society members revealed, not to the inmates though

It's the third episode and time for a big announcement. Bigg Boss will reveal the three members of the Secret Society on Wednesday. Wait, there is a twist too. The trio will be revealed only to the audience, not to the inmates!

Vince Vaughn joins Colin Farrell in True Detective

Vince Vaughn has joined Colin Farrell in the cast of HBO's crime drama series True Detective.

Why Minissha Lamba went to Bigg Boss 8

Minissha Lamba has been a popular name in the Bollywood circuit, and her decision to enter reality show Bigg Boss 8 as a contestant came as a surprise to many. She says there are "multiple reasons" that she will only reveal during the course of the show.

Gotham review: So far so good, but how long before we start demanding masks?

We got excited about this series partly because we finally had a chance to see the early days of these widely loved characters (which it does) but can we be certain that we will not get bored of the realist approach and demand some flying capes or fancy bat-inspired cars soon?
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