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HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014

Television

Pharrell Williams replacing Cee Lo Green on The Voice

"It's been a huge year for Pharrell, with recognition for his contribution in the world of music -- the Despicable Me franchise soundtracks, his Oscar-nominated song Happy and his Grammy-winning collaboration with Daft Punk on the breakout dance hit Get Lucky.

TV characters should be realistic: Advaita Kala

After a novel, Almost Single, and Bollywood film, Kahaani (2012; she co-wrote the script), writer Advaita Kala will now make her television debut with an upcoming show that stars Tulip Joshi. She now talks about its women-centric subject, realistic characters and more.

A close Encounter with Manoj Bajpayee

The thinking man's actor will soon be seen as the host of a new crime-based TV show called Encounter. As Manoj takes his stint with crime from the silver screen to TV, we explore other encounter-based stories on celluloid.

Fans pay Rs. 8,000 to watch Comedy Nights with Kapil live

Kapil Sharma was shocked to learn that some fans had paid Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 8,000 to certain "coordinators" to be part of the show. To avoid such a situation, he plans to make an announcement on the show, urging people to not make any such payments.

Gurmeet is the next big Bollywood thing: Debina Bonnerjee

Talking about husband Gurmeet, Debina says, "We both are thankful to God for the same. But we both won’t leave the dream to be in Bollywood,. Honestly, I am more ­interested in dance than ­acting in Bollywood. If I get something like that, I will be happy to take it up."

Happy birthday: five reasons why we love Kapil Sharma

He is among the top 100 celebs on Forbes India list and is the producer-host of the most popular non-fiction show on Indian TV. He has also signed a three-film-deal with Yash Raj Films. Click to know why he is so popular.

Kapil Sharma to celebrate birthday with Big B

Its a dream come true for Kapil Sharma. The stand-up comedian , already a household name in the country, who turned 32 today, would be celebrating his birthday with none other than the bollywood shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan.

When Aamir praised Anas Rashid

Anas Rashid better known as Sooraj from Diya Aur Baati Hum is beaming with joy these days. Well, its not everyday that you get ­compliments from the ­perfectionist himself — Aamir Khan, who’s hosting a show on the same channel that telecasts Rashid’s popular soap.

I’m not under any pressure to excel: Barun Sobti

It has been quite a while since small screen's heartthrob Barun Sobt quit TV, but with a slew of Bollywood releases in the ­offing, including a John Abraham production, the curiosity around the 29-year-old has only increased.

Satyamev Jayate 2 topples Comedy Nights with Kapil

Satyamev Jayate 2 ratings remained on top of the charts dethroning Comedy Nights with Kapil from its numero uno spot. Isn't it time television top bosses thought of more intelligent programmes?

Aamir Khan starts work on next season of Satyamev Jayate

This season, the show will be aired in three parts spread over 2014, with the third part rumoured to be aired in October. The source adds, "The second part of this season will be aired in the month of July. Aamir and his team have already begun working round the clock as they want to find more lesser-known social issues.

TV scenario is creatively bankrupt: Harsh Chhaya

The "creatively bankrupt TV scenario" has driven Harsh Chhaya, an actor with over 20 years' experience, into re-exploring his love for scriptwriting and the aspiration to direct. To this extent, his endeavour is that fresh storytelling, often slated as "the other cinema", takes centrestage in filmdom.

Being over-choosy about your roles not a wise thing for TV: Manav Gohil

"I am a man of fate, I learnt over the years that one shouldn’t be over-choosy in television... it’s not a wise thing to do. Whatever good comes your way, take it up and put your heart and soul into it... success will follow," says the actor.

How I Met Your Mother ends with a delicious twist

Yes, Ted finally met The Mother in the one-hour series finale of wildly popular How I Met Your Mother, which was screened on Monday. However, there was more in store for the longtime fans of the TV series in this finale, which left social media all atwitter.
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