December 31, 2015

BARC Ratings- Week 51, 2015: Colors bounces back to the top spot

Colors’ pushed Zee Anmol to the second spot to be the No.1 channel with 725 million ratings. The third spot went to Star Plus followed by Zee TV. Star Utsav  remained at no.5 like last week.

December 29, 2015

December 24, 2015

BARC Ratings- Week 50, 2015: Zee Anmol retains No.1 spot

In week 50 (December 12-18, 2015) Zee Anmol continued its lead though, the channel saw a decline in the ratings from 779 million to 752 million. Colors acquired the No.2 spot replacing Star Plus to the No.3 spot. Zee TV and Star Utsav remained at their respective fourth and fifth spots like last week.

December 22, 2015

Stardust Awards 2015 winners list

More than 100 members of the Industry attended the Sansui COLORS Stardust Awards held at the Reliance Jio Gardens in Mumbai. Paying homage to the hard work put forth by the Indian Film Industry in 2015, the glitzy awards night witnessed a celebration of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies that have set incredibly high benchmarks in the year gone by. The splendid night brought together leading and prominent names from the silver screen, whose entertainment quotient reached unparalleled heights with some spectacular performances.

December 18, 2015

Zee Anmol launches 'Meri Doli Tere Angana'

With New Year around the corner, Zee Anmol brings to its viewers a new primetime show, Meri Doli Tere Angana - a beautiful love story about believing in yourself and staying true to your values. The show that launches Wednesday, December 30th at 8:30 PM is the story of Simran; an orphan married to a man who doesn’t wish to be married to her. By staying true to her values and with believing in herself, Simran is able to winner her husband’s love.

December 17, 2015

BARC Ratings- Week 49, 2015

Channel wise ratings
  • Sony 127(124)
  • Star Plus 222(236)
  • Colors 234(237)
  • Zee TV 191(181)
  • SAB TV 115(129)
  • Life OK 137(149)
  • Star Utsav 49(49)
  • MAX 115(116)
  • MAX Two 45(47)
  • Zee Cinema 99(114)
  • Star Gold 101(97)
  • Movies OK 66(77)
  • Zee Anmol 75(76)
  • Rishtey 34(36)
  • Zindagi 7(7)
  • Sony Pal 37(43)
  • &TV 64(56)
  • Channel V 6(5)
  • Big Magic 5(5)
  • DD National 62(54)

December 15, 2015

Comedy Nights With Kapil to go off-air from 17th January 2016?

We are sure that this piece of news will shock all the loyal fans of Colors' popular show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil'. We heard, the show is expected to wrap up in the coming month to make way for Anil Kapoor's 24..

Viacom18 adopts award winning documentary 'Daughters of Mother India'

In a first of its kind initiative, Viacom18 has adopted Daughters of Mother India, the award winning documentary that explores the aftermath of the Nirbhaya rape incident in 2012.

Produced by Academy Award winner Maryann Deleo and directed by National Award winner Vibha Bakshi, Daughters of Mother India is a 45 minutes documentary that explores the effect of Nirbhaya’s brutal gang rape on the collective psyche of India. The documentary has been adopted as a training film by the Indian police academy and various education institutes in India, to sensitize on treating women with respect.

December 11, 2015

Shah Rukh Khan unseats Salman Khan to top 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List..

Shah Rukh Khan has once again proven that he is the country’s top celebrity. Khan is back at No.1 in the 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. At 50, SRK continues to rule India’s most definitive celebrity index.

Having slipped to No.3 last year, he has wrested the coveted No 1 position on the List back from Salman Khan who has dropped to the No. 2 slot this year.

December 10, 2015

BARC Ratings- Week 48, 2015 (28th November 2015 to 4th December 2015)

In week 48 Star Plus relained its top spot with 796 million ratings followed by Colors with 763 million ratings in Hindi GEC genre in BARC ratings. The third position is acquired by Zee Anmol with 756 million ratings.

December 03, 2015

BARC Ratings- Week 47, 2015

In week 47 (November 21-21, 2015), Star Plus grabbed the pole position in the genre with a hike in ratings with 813084 (000Sums) against 795810 (000Sums) in previous week. 

After 'Bhaage Re Mann', Zindagi present new TV show 'Aadhe Adhoore'

After the success of the first of its recently launched original show Bhaage Re Mann, Zindagi is all set to roll out its second home-grown fiction series – Aadhe Adhoore.  A compelling concept of relationships, betrayal and unrequited emotion, the show turns the spotlight on the new age woman who is in touch with her deeper self, knows who she is and is not apologetic about it. Set in Kapurthal, Aadhe Adhoore centres on the lead protagonist, Jassi’s life. Premiering on 14th December at 9:50 PM, the show promises to engage its viewers with its strong narrative and unconventional storyline.

December 01, 2015

Sanaya Irani-Mohit Sehgal to tie the knot in January..

After dating for almost five years, Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal have decided to take their relationship to the next level. We heard, the lovebirds is all set to tie the knot in next month..

November 30, 2015

Family thrown out of the cinema hall for refusing to stand during the national anthem..

A video, in which a family was thrown out from the cinema hall after they disrespected the national anthem, went viral on social networking site.

November 26, 2015

BARC Ratings- Week 46, 2015


Channel Wise GRP
  • Sony TV 113(92)
  • Star Plus 238(218)
  • Colors 226(202)
  • Zee TV 170(159)
  • SAB TV 117(107)
  • Life OK 140(129)
  • Star Utsav 42(35)
  • MAX 126(132)
  • MAX Two 47(39)
  • Zee Cinema 107(114)
  • Star Gold 104(130)
  • Movies OK 74(100)
  • Zee Anmol 70(64)
  • Rishtey 38(32)
  • Zindagi 6(6)
  • Sony Pal 42(36)
  • &TV 55(46)
  • Channel V 6(5)
  • Big Magic 4(4)
  • DD National 65(66)

November 25, 2015

Portraying a Goddess on the small screen is extremely challenging: Gracy Singh

Indian television audiences are about to be wowed by a story of devotion and divinity. Starting November 30th, &TV presents a socio-mythology ‘Santoshi Maa’, the story of Goddess Santoshi and her ardent devotee’s undying belief. The show marks the comeback of popular Bollywood actress Gracy Singh as Santoshi Maa and the very talented Ratan Rajput as her devotee.

Produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms, Santoshi Maa is the story of Santoshi, a loving girl with a heart of gold who has been a worshipper of the Goddess since childhood. Much like the Goddess of santosh or contentment, Santoshi has no malice or greed in her heart and believes in respecting every individual. The show will chart her journey and how her unfaltering faith in the Goddess bails her out of the most difficult situations. Tune into this divine intervention as Santosh ka path padhane aa rahi hai Santoshi Maa starting 30th November, every Mon-Fri at 9:00PM only on &TV!

November 23, 2015

Fashionista Rupali Suri to debut with English film 'Dad…Hold My Hand'

Ramp showstopper and theatre actress Rupali Suri is all set to make her big screen debut playing a key role in director Arun Frank's first feature film Dad...Hold My Hand. Being made entirely in English, the film shot in London and Mumbai, is expected to do the rounds of the festival circuit, apart from releasing in India and the West.

Shraddha Arya got engaged to a US based businessman

Shraddha Arya, who is currently seen in Shashi Sumeet's show 'Dream Girl' on Life Ok got engaged recently in Delhi..

November 22, 2015

IN PICS: Deepika Padukone​ in Bigg Boss house to ​promot​e​ Tamasha..

Stress levels are building up inside the Bigg Boss house as the contestants wonder about the elimination for this week. Just then, they hear an mysterious voice announcing that she will be taking over as their Bigg Boss for a day. The housemates are quick enough to guess that it is none other than the gorgeous diva Deepika Padukone. Realizing that Deepika around and is expected to pay a visit, Prince starts jumping with joy and is very excited to meet the queen of hearts. Soon after, Deepika starts giving commands to the housemates  very much like Bigg Boss and asks them to entertain her.

November 21, 2015

Zee Anmol presents India Poochega - Sabse Shaana Kaun?

Zee Anmol, India's leading FTA (Free to Air) television, channel announces the launch of its new reality series India Poochega - Sabse Shaana Kaun? Premiering on Sunday 22nd November at 12noon, hosted by the Badshah of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan. The show has been adapted from Who's Asking, based on the Armoza game show format from Israel. The show will have 20 episodes which will air every Sunday at 12 noon.

Zindagi presents its first original fiction show 'Bhaage Re Mann'

This November, meet Padmini, the perfect embodiment of the strong independent Indian woman, who has the courage to make her own choices and the determination to stand by them.  Premiering on November 30th at 8:30pm, Zindagi presents its first original fiction show Bhaage Re Mann, the show that promises to create a new benchmark for storytelling on Indian Television.

November 20, 2015

Disha Vakani to tie the knot on 24th November..

As we reported earlier, Disha Vakani better known as Daya Ben from 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' has decided to take the nuptial vows. Now, according to the latest buzz, the pretty lady is all set to get married in the coming week..

November 19, 2015

BARC Ratings- Week 45, 2015

Channel wise GRP's:
  • Sony TV 92(100)
  • Star Plus 218(230)
  • Colors 202(209)
  • Zee TV 159(177)
  • SAB TV 107(102)
  • Life OK 129(153)
  • Star Utsav 35(42)
  • MAX 132(144)
  • MAX Two 39(43)
  • Zee Cinema 114(112)
  • Star Gold 130(98)
  • Movies OK 100(72)
  • Zee Anmol 64(73)
  • Rishtey 32(32)
  • Zindagi 6(4)
  • Sony Pal 36(31)
  • &TV 46(55)
  • Channel V 5(6)
  • Big Magic 4(3)
  • DD National 66(64)

November 18, 2015

Rimi Sen 'the helluva piece of furniture in Bigg Boss house' was paid a bomb to participate in the show..

Dhoom actress Rimi Sen, who is one of the most popular, yet the least interested contestant of Bigg Boss 9 made it clear from the day one that she is not keen to stay in the house of controversy. Initially her funny expressions, fearless attitude, hilarious monologue against Bigg Boss and her absurd dialogues looked entertaining, but because of her continuous lackluster behavior, she can be now crowned as the most boring contestants ever on the controversial reality show.

November 16, 2015

Burger King launches a limited edition The Bigg Boss Whopper

BURGER KING® in association with leading Hindi General Entertainment Channel, COLORS, launches a limited edition Whopper (R) to commemorate the successful completion of its first year of operations in India. The BIGG BOSS WHOPPER, named after the hugely popular BIGG BOSS DOUBLE TROUBLE, promises to double up the experience for all Whopper (R) lovers.  The limited edition BIGG BOSS WHOPPER was unveiled by the glamorous Neha Dhupia at the BURGER KING outlet at Andheri today.

#BiggBoss9 : Day 36 Synopsis

After taking the lie-o-meter test on Sunday, the contestants are trying their best to validate all the truth and lie they spoke about. In retrospect, Suyyash goes to Rochelle and tells her that he was quite shocked to hear that she feels unsafe being around him or prince. He blamed it on prince’s overenthusiastic and aggressive nature and accepted that they were wrong during their highway task. Around the same time, Rochelle tells Mandana that Prince came up to her and wants to be friends with her once again.

BARC Ratings- Week 44, 2015 (Saturday, 31th October 2015 to Friday, 6th November 2015)

Star Plus has continued to maintain its leadership position. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd’s (Zeel) free to air (FTA) channel Zee Anmol and Hindi general entertainment channel (GECs) have bagged the second and third position respectively. 

Indian-British actor Saeed Jaffrey passes away

Yesterday (15 November 2015), the phenomenal Indian-British actor Saeed Jaffrey, left his family, friends and fans for his heavenly abode at the age of 86.

November 15, 2015

I think I was unable to strike a connect with the housemates: Puneet Vashisht

Puneet Vashisht entered the Bigg Boss house as the second wild card with an agenda to shake up the house and turn up the crazy quotient inside the house.

This multi-talented actor made a dramatic entry with a lot of enthusiasm and came with a promise to entertain everyone till they drop . But fate had something else planned for Puneet and just in a week’s time, he made an exit from the show.

#BiggBoss9 : Day 35 Synopsis

After facing some interrogation and cross- examination on Saturday, the housemates are trying to imbibe Salman’s wise words and start afresh. Soon after, they hear an anonymous voice from the confession room. The surprise comes in the form of former contestant and winner Gautam Gulati who enters the house reminiscing his good old days and humming ‘We love, we love Gauti’!

November 05, 2015

#BiggBoss9 : Day 25 Synopsis

Bigg Boss Double Trouble contestants wake up dancing energetically on the song ‘Chak Dum Dum’. The day starts with Rishabh talking to Yuvika regarding Mandana feeling bad for Kishwer after the hotel task got over. He tells Yuvika that Mandana is a soft hearted person and we should give Mandana a second chance as she did apologize to Kishwer.

BARC Ratings- Week 43, 2015

The surprises after integration of rural data in BARC ratings continued in the third week, which is Week 43 of 2015. While Zee Anmol has widened the lead over Colors, Zee TV has inched closer to it. Doordarshan has slipped to No. 8 this week from last week’s fifth position.

November 04, 2015

10 essential rules for the observance of 'Dharma'

'Dharma' is one of the most uttered word in our ancient scriptures and most intractable terms used in our Hindu culture. It is derived from 'DHRI', which means 'TO UPHOLD' or 'TO SUSTAIN'. That means 'Dharma' will help us to uphold. It is said that every individual should follow the path of dharma.

#BiggBoss9 : Day 24 Synopsis

Even as night dawns upon the contestants, the guests of Hotel BB9- Mandana and Rishabh continue to make requests to the staff and testing their tolerance levels. Prince decides to put an end to Kishwer’s troubles and throws the bone out of the house after distracting Mandana and Rishabh. But when Aman throws the bone out of the house, Mandana notices him and declare that both Aman and Kishwer would now have to fetch.

October 29, 2015

BARC Ratings- Week 42, 2015

The integration of rural data in Week 41 of BARC ratings had thrown up major surprises with free-to-air channels like Zee Anmol and Star Utsav giving their network’s flagship Hindi GECs a run for their money. Zee Anmol, which was placed third last week, has overtaken Colors to take the No. 2 spot in Week 42 (October 17- 23) of BARC ratings.

October 28, 2015

Damodarastakam lyrics and translation in Hindi & English..

Came across a beautiful, magnificent prayer 'Damodarastakam', which Krsna devotees around the world read, recited and sing every autumn during the holy month of Kartik Maas (also known as the month of Damodara).

This eight verse prayer was originally spoken by Satyavrata Muni in a conversation with Narada Muni and Saunaka Rishi. Each verse of Sri Damodarastakam, mark the profound blossoming of Sri Satyavrata Muni's love for Sri Krsna.

#BiggBoss9 : Day 17 Synopsis

Sleepless nights have become an integral part of the Bigg Boss contestants’ lives as the dance task keeps all the housemates awake during odd hours. As a rule, Prince and Suyyash’s supporters are supposed to dance in the designated area to the song ‘Aaj Ki Party’ and ‘Gallan Goodiyan’. The task continues through the night as the contestants are woken up at wee hours to perform the task.

October 26, 2015

The concept of Naagin is something that we have never explored in the past: Ekta Kapoor

The purity of love has the ability to outshine the gleam of cruelty and revenge. But when revenge is the sole driving force, how far is one willing to go? This will come to the fore in COLORS’ all-new mystical thriller, Naagin a dramatically obsessive love story of reincarnation leafing through various layers of buried sentiments.

October 25, 2015

#BiggBoss9 : Day 14 Synopsis

Sunday is a day full of anticipation for the Bigg Boss inmates with thoughts of elimination constantly running through their minds. With  Bigg Boss contestant Mandana Karimi’s co-star Randeep Hooda promoting their upcoming movie Main Aur Charles on Bigg Boss Nau, he is seen commenting upon Mandana and her antiques. When asked about his costar, Randeep says that Mandana is being herself inside the house and further has a fun chat with Bigg Boss host Salman Khan while he dons the ‘Charles’ avatar!

October 24, 2015

Gracy Singh roped in to play Santoshi Maa..

Gracy Singh, who shot to fame with the popular television serial 'Amanat' is all set to return to the small screen after a hiatus of 13 years. The actress has been roped to play Goddess Santoshi in Rashmi Sharma's upcoming show on &TV..

October 23, 2015

BARC Ratings- Week 41, 2015

The Board members of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India have decided to release the much awaited rural data, starting next week.

Keith Sequeira's ex-wife Samyukta Singh in Bigg Boss 9?

Colors' popular reality show Bigg Boss will soon witness a dhamakedaar wildcard entry, which is expected to increase the trouble for VJ-actor Keith Sequeira. We heard, the makers of the reality show are planning to lock his ex-wife Samyukta Singh inside the house of controversies. However, she has not yet decided to be a part of Bigg Boss..

October 21, 2015

#BiggBoss9 : Day 10 Synopsis

At wee hour when the entire house is asleep, Suyyash and Prince are seen toiling at the Lagaan task to earn few extra brownie points. As people wake up to ‘Chakkar Ghumiyo’ they are dreading the thought of churning flour under the scorching sun. Meanwhile, determined at dutifully meting out his responsibility, Arvind tries to keep a watch but falls asleep on the park bench. Rimi declares that she wants to give up because she has lost the will power to push herself through the task while others are in agreement with her. Tired by the arduous Lagaan task, the contestants are coming up with innovative techniques to win the task and end their ordeal. Rochelle and Mandana are trying hard to sustenance and continue with the task.  At the same time, they also discuss how Yuvika is wasting too much time while making paranthas.

Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi gets a good opening..

Fauzia Arshi's rip-roaring comedy has received a good opening along with Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, reiterating the audience's faith in smart and comic movies.

The film takes laughter to its original form with five great comedians Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra, Raajpal Yadav, Razzaq Khan and the veteran Kader Khan coming together. Plus, it has an ensemble of songs by varied singers like Mika Singh, Kailash Kher, Kunal Ganjawala, Ritu Pathak and Fauzia Arshi herself, who has also composed the music.

October 20, 2015

#BiggBoss9 : Day 9 Synopsis

As the contestants wake up to the famous Mitwa from the patriotism instilling movie Lagaan, the theme for the day is unknowingly set. The first conversation in the house revolves around heartbeats almost stopping when Prince declares that he would reclaim his bags for Rs. 30 Lakhs. Staying true to the theme of the song, Bigg Boss announces the Lagaan task. Appointing Aman and Kishwer as the zamindaars and Arvind Vegda as the supervisor of the task, the rest of the housemates are given the role of workers.

October 19, 2015

#BiggBoss9 : Day 8 Synopsis

Upset that ex-boyfriend Ankit Gera got evicted, Roopal Tyagi has an emotional outburst when Ankit bids goodbye to the Bigg Boss house. Guilty about nominating him for eviction, Roopal’s tears are being pacified by the housemates. While Digangana, Suyyash, Kishwer and Prince are telling Roopal that she can now be friends with Ankit outside the house, Roopal is unsure if they will even talk outside. Looking at Roopal’s condition, even Digangana and Kishwer cannot help themselves but shed a tear or two. Seeing that her emotions are playing havoc with her, Rochelle and Keith also try to make the damsel in distress feel better.

I had a great time inside the Bigg Boss house: Ankit Gera

Ankit Gera was the last contestant to enter the Bigg Boss house along with his Gujju bhai Arvind Vegda but had the shortest journey in the Bigg Boss Nau house. Riding on the unpredictable chance of drama breaking out, Ankit Gera entered the house alongside ex-girlfriend Roopal Tyagi being one of the housemates.

October 16, 2015

#BiggBoss9 : Day 5 Synopsis

After the drama which brought the house down yesterday, the housemates are ensuring they spend quality time with each other during the day. During a conversation with the housemates, Prince reveals a peevish prank he played as a kid. As a ritual in the pre-monsoon season when Prince was setting fire to the dried up leaves, he saw that a long-haired woman was drying her hair and his evil mind lit her Rapunzel-like hair on fire. Laughing out loud at his little prank, the housemates are surprised at how Prince is wired.

Fauzia Arshi joins the league of multi-faceted filmmakers

She is an author of books on management and marketing, an academician, an expert guitarist, a singer, music composer, film producer, film story and dialogue writer and the director of the rip-roaring comedy Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi, released this week.

October 15, 2015

#BiggBoss9 : Day 4 Synopsis

Recapping the night’s episode, the inmates are trying to find some relief from Arvind Vegda and Vikas Bhalla’s snores by sleeping next to them in turns. During this conversation, Mandana Karimi is adamant that she will not move her bed regardless of who is snoring and who is not. Adding that she is not a part of this discussion, she says that the other housemates can plan around this. Realising that the cause and effect relationship would put him and his partner in a lose-lose situation, Keith is taking Mandana aside to have a private word with her. Giving her logic behind why they should adjust, Keith tells her that Yuvika Choudhary has had sleepless nights too and has not said a word against anyone. Convinced, Mandana tells Yuvika that she is now willing to adjust because she thinks Yuvika is a sweet girl.

BARC Ratings- Week 40, 2015

In week 40 (October 03 – 09, 2015) of the Hindi GEC genre, Star Plus maintained its leadership position despite a decline in ratings. Close on the heels of Star Plus was Colors with a gain in its ratings this week. Sony TV climbed to No.5 spot and went ahead of Sab TV.
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