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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

Television

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.

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon to make a comeback on small screen

They have been roped in to star alongside each other in a limited series, Big Little Liars, based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name. The script has been written by David E. Kelley, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Game of Thrones tweets Season 5 teaser, wait for a 'darker' Arya begins

The 10-second teaser gives very little away, yet leaves a lot to the fans' imagination. Two things are clear from the teaser: Season 5 will focus on Arya and her transformation and she, who's become fiercer by the seasons, is now headed for a dark makeover.

With top hat and a moustache, Sherlock and Watson return with a teaser image

In a great 'back to the future' moment, the makers of Sherlock shared a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman dressed in the classic style from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's era. Though the iconic deer-stalker cap was replaced by a top hat.

Ronit Roy turns down role in American TV series Homeland

A popular face on Indian television, Ronit Roy seems to have caught the fancy of international show producers as well. We hear the actor was recently offered an important role on a hit American TV series, but he was unable to take it up.

People don’t give TV enough credit: Gautam Rode

Gautam Rode is a busy man, enjoying success and fame on TV, while working on his next show. He feels the small screen has a long way to go, and is in favour of finite stories. Here, he talks about how ratings shouldn’t dictate storylines, and why he doesn’t miss having a personal life.

Did Vikram Aur Betaal haunt you as a kid? Now, Betaal is back on TV

Remember the once popular TV series Vikram Aur Betaal? The character of Betaal will now be presented in a fresh way in ongoing periodic drama Sinhasan Battisi. The makers of the show hope to tell inspiring tales imparting life lessons to kids by bringing the new character.

Bigg Boss 8: Gautam gets a reprieve, but no let up in Sonali-Renee catfight

After acing the weekly luxury budget task, Gautam Gulati's getting a reprieve of sorts. To begin with, he gets to meet his mom in the house. There is no thaw, however, in the fight between Sonali and Renee. Their equations are worsening by the day, and a big showdown seems to be just around the corner.

Rachel McAdams to play a sheriff in HBO's True Detective

The second season is in production in California and revolves around three police officers, a career criminal and a murder. McAdams, the 36-year-old Midnight in Paris actress, would play an uncompromising and ethical sheriff.

I'm not calling myself the best actor ever: Barun Sobti

After a successful run on TV, Barun Sobti decided to quit the industry around 2012. As his debut film nears release after a delay of 18 months, he reveals why he quit TV, and why he is confident of his abilities.

Tony-winning actress Victoria Clark to star in Homeland

The 55-year-old Broadway veteran is cast in a big, surprise role as Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) mother in an upcoming episode of the Homeland series. Filming for the fourth season of the Emmy-winning series has just wrapped.

Nigaar Khan heaves a sigh of relief, says Bigg Boss 8 was a nightmare

Actress Nigaar Z. Khan is relieved upon her eviction from Bigg Boss 8 and like many other evicted contestants has come out fuming against Puneet Issar. Gauhar Khan's sister was voted out of the show in only two weeks.

MTV Roadies: Esha Deol set for her TV debut, Raghu quits the show

Following Aamir, Salman, Amitabh, Madhuri Dixt and other stars of the tinsel town, actor Esha Deol is all set to make her small screen debut with the reality show Roadies, which is currently in its 12th season.

Funny, sweet dadi of Bollywood turns grumpy? I haven’t got my due, says Farida Jalal

Speaking about her journey in Bollywood and on the small screen, in a conversation with HT, actor Farida Jalal says that female actors do not get their due in the industry. She admits that senior actresses rarely get substantial roles.
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