HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014


Mimicry should not cross a line: Ali Asgar

While most comics thrive on the opportunity to mimic some of the biggest stars on Bollywood, actor-comedian Ali Asgar (above) feels that there is a thin line between mimicking someone and hurting them.

Shekhar Kapur to make TV directorial debut with Lifetime`s Damien

After Ashutosh Gowarikar, now filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is set to make his TV debut with Lifetime's sequel series to classic horror film The Omen, Damien. The Fox TV Studios project stars Bradley James in the title role.

Move over saas-bahu sagas, it's daddy time on Indian TV

It is said that television is a woman’s domain, with saas-bahu sagas ruling the silver screen for a long time. However, there seems to have been a ­gradual change, with shows beginning to focus on the relationship shared between a father and his children.

Bigg Boss 8: Puneet Issar has temper issues, gets violent again

Seems like Puneet Issar couldn't care any less about the Bigg Boss' warning to him for getting physical with Aarya Babbar in a previous task. Now TV's Duryodhan uses physical force against Karishma Tanna in Tuesday's episode. Will there be another punishment?

Jaya Bachchan's TV show rumoured to be shelved

Almost a year back, it was announced that Jaya Bachchan would appear in a titular role on television. It has almost been a year and there's no news on Jaya's serial. Now, sources claim that the show might not take off at all.

Odisha's Rituraj Mohanty wins India's Raw Star title

Rituraj Mohanty won the first India's Raw Star title on Sunday in Mumbai, based on votes he received from across India. He will go home with a Maruti Suzuki Swift, a contract with STAR Plus and a whopping Rs. 50 lakh as cash prize.

Benedict Cumberbatch not quitting TV series Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch cannot ever see himself quitting his role as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock, the actor said. While he has carved out a career in Hollywood, he isn't ready to turn his back on the programme because he loves playing the detective so much, he added.

Bigg Boss 8: Why Salman Khan mistook Diandra for Puneet

Saturday's episode, Salman Khan adds his own fun quotient to the controversial reality show Bigg Boss.

Bigg Boss 8: Diandra has a birthday gift for Gautam, in the bathroom!

Even as the house is yet to recover from the Sonali-Ali slap episode, there are other interesting things happening inside. For one, Diandra Soares gives Gautam Gulati a birthday gift and no one knows what's it.

Bigg Boss 8: Is Sonali Raut the new TRP winner?

The news of Sonali Raut slapping Ali Quli Mirza inside the Bigg Boss house spread like wildfire and suddenly she is branded the new queen of all things women's liberation. But given the kind of controversial show Bigg Boss is, could it be yet another publicity stunt to get the show's TRPs soaring?

It's not the end for KBC, says Siddhartha Basu

Just a couple of days after a quiz show hosted by Big B drew to a close, the grapevine was abuzz with rumours that due to the poor ratings of the show this year, there are no plans of bringing it back next year. Siddhartha Basu quashes rumours.

Bigg Boss 8: Sonali nominated for the entire season for slapping Ali Quli Mirza

There seems to be no end of troubles for actor Sonali Raut, who got into a bitter scuffle with co-contestant Ali Quli Mirza in the Bigg Boss house. The 23-year-old Xpose actor slapped Ali across the face, after which as punishment she has now been nominated by Bigg Boss himself for the entire season.

No pressure on me, I will be myself: Esha Deol on judging Roadies

The latest Bollywood actor to turn judge on the small screen, Esha Deol, tells us about joining the panel on a reality show, and how she will deal with contestants on it.

In Pakistan, new TV show lifts veil on sex taboos

In strait-laced Muslim Pakistan, a new TV show is trying to deal with the delicate subject of sex and embarrassing illnesses without angering conservatives. Most of Pakistan's 80-odd television stations fill their airtime with cooking shows, soap operas, cricket and interminable chatshows debating the country's myriad political dramas.

Bigg Boss 8: Renee's still too much to handle for Karishma

It's Karishma Tanna's turn now to be on the wrong side of Renee's temper inside Bigg Boss' house. Known for her weird ways, all the inmates are becoming increasingly wary of Renee and trying to keep a distance from her.
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