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Tuesday 10 December '13

Despite earlier successful shows, TV has laregly not focussed on the Muslim milieu much. But Qubool Hai and Beintehaa are changing that.
Muslim serials back on TV, thanks to 'Qubool Hai, Beintihaa'

Friday 6 December '13

'Qubool Hai' is encouraging channels to hunt for a suitable story set against the backdrop of Muslim community.
Parineeti Chopra's 'Daawat-e-Ishq' to focus on dowry

Friday 29 November '13

This under-production venture, helmed by Habib Faisal, is a love story.
Genelia to do a cameo in Salman Khan's 'Jai Ho'

Friday 29 November '13

Genelia D’Souza vanished from the big screen, to marry Riteish Deshmukh.
Deepika Padukone is not romancing Sushant Singh Rajupt in Shekhar Kapur's 'Paani'

Friday 29 November '13

Confirms Shekhar Kapur, but could be considered for a cameo
Hit TV show 'Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara' to have love triangle

Friday 29 November '13

Channels are often known to surprise the audience with dramatic twists and turns in their serials
John Abraham approached for Remo D’Souza’s action film

Friday 22 November '13

Meanwhile, John Abraham has also been approached for Hera Pheri.
Jaya Bachchan to star in TV show Vasundhara

Friday 22 November '13

Jaya Bachchan has been signed to play the lead role in the woman oriented show.
Amrita Rao's sister to make her TV debut

Friday 22 November '13

Amrita Rao's sister Preetika Rao will be seen in television drama show titled 'Beintehaa'.
Poonam Dhillon’s show to replace Amita Ka Amit

Friday 22 November '13

After facing below average television ratings, Amita Ka Amit is finally going off-air.
Who will Vidya Balan romance in 'Bobby Jasoos'?

Friday 15 November '13

Vidya Balan is all set to romance an actor younger to her.
Kapil Sharma, Nawazuddin Siddiqui to team up for a film

Friday 8 November '13

Nawazuddin Siddiqui will act in a film made by 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' team.
Karisma Kapoor reveals her secret of being the yummiest mummy of B-town

Friday 8 November '13

Karisma says her daughter Samaira has a great flair for styling. 'That’s because she sees me indulging in it.'
comedy shows take back seat on TV

Friday 8 November '13

The once popular sitcom has taken a backseat on the tube. But with Zee TV launching Bh Se Bhade last month, will the rest follow suit?
A15-year leap for Veera

Friday 8 November '13

Yash Patnaik’s Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera, which has been in the news for a long time, is set for a generation leap
Bigg Boss is calling me back: Kushal Tandon

Friday 8 November '13

Kushal Tandon was shown the doors by 'Bigg Boss' for acting violent against co-contestant Andy.
Rannvijay Singh turns producer

Friday 8 November '13

VJ Rannvijay as he is popularly known as, gained immense popularity as a contestant, host and a judge of MTV Roadies
Hiten takes a break from Pavitra Rishta

Friday 8 November '13

All reports of me quitting Pavitra Rishta are wrong. In fact, I am enjoying a break and at the same time, working hard in the gym for my role in a film.
Whistle Stop

Friday 1 November '13

Govinda turns Producer with Abhinay Chakra After keeping a low profile for some time.
Govinda turns producer with Abhinay Chakra

Friday 1 November '13

While Govinda has been busy with his production venture, he also shot for a television show.

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