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‘Hum jaante hain, aap sachchey sur pehchantey hain’ - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 201

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Engagement is clearly the mantra on Zee TV’s new season of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012’! Previous editions of the show over the last 17 years have viewers swear that it is India’s only credible music reality show that presents superlative young talent who have gone on to make a mark in the music industry.

It returns after two years to not only entertain you with extraordinary music but also enhance your mind through an ingenious viewer experience. Based on the viewer insight that ‘India knows it’s music’ and the fact that everyone is an expert in music in their own way, the new experience of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012’ will be far more enriching and entertaining. This season, it’s going to be about more involvement, more technology and more knowledge dissemination.

The show will also have many interactive elements like innovative mobile and online applications that will draw the viewer to the show with riveting music-related content. Packed with some unbelievable voices, a panel of renowned judges and an assembly of skilled musicians, ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012’ will premiere on Zee TV on  29th September at 7:30pm and will be aired every Saturday and Sunday.

Zing continues to reign Glamour

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Zing will be introducing yet more glamorous Bollywood shows to its schedule this week – keeping to its promise of a vast and multi-faceted Bollywood offering.

Two To Tango – Sundays 6pm - Showcases the all-time jodis of Bollywood that have created history and are recognised for their sparkling personal and professional chemistry. The show will feature actors, singers, writers, music directors, fashion designers, and more, who are all known for their excellent on and off screen rapport.

Ten On Ten – Sundays 6:30pm - Set to be the most unique Bollywood countdown show of all time! The show will share a  truckload of  crazy information - from celebrity tantrums to crazy diets, unfulfilled love stories, celebrity holiday destinations, businesses on the side, first loves, star babies, superstitions,  break-ups, controversies and even Bollywood crimes!

Soul Music – Saturdays 11am - A mesmerizing show that will take you through the melodious and heart touching eras of Bollywood music combined with fascinating trivia, giving a mix of music and news in one show.

The mix of entertainment on Zing is keeping the channel at the top, sitting much ahead of other Bollywood showcasers. Zing also continues to maintain its number one position within the music & lifestyle genre in the UK amongst Asians. With shows that captivate the attention span with their fast-pace and glamour, Zing’s time spent viewing has been growing over the past quarter. In the previous week, the channel is even seen overtaking other GEC channels with its growing weekly reach.

Archana Kanade, Zing Business Head, UK “Despite big-ticket events like the Olympics, where even other GEC channels have been struggling to maintain stickiness, Zing has been going strong. Average time spent on Zing recently has been 22 minutes, which is high for a non-GEC channel, clearly highlighting the info-tainment value of the channel. We look to push this further with keeping the schedule fresh for our viewers. ”

Amongst other upcoming changes to the schedule, Zing will also be showing daily afternoon movies from October, Mon-Fri 11am and Sat-Sun 12pm.

Zing showcases a unique combination of entertainment not to be found on any other one channel - Bollywood music, celebrities, news & gossip, movies and also innovative local programmes, keeping its schedule fresh. With the start of the new shows, Zing is giving away Bollywood Goodie bags to followers of its active Facebook fan page, at Zing UK.

(Source: BARB; Aug-Sept 2012; All individuals)


Monday, September 24th, 2012

The GRAND FINALE of Dance Ke Superkids had team ‘YAHOO’ comprising of

DID L’IL MASTERS SEASON 2 contestants declared as WINNERS of this series!

It has been a magical journey for the last 40 weeks that has showcased the best dancers of India performing dance acts from around the world and topped the ratings week after week as the No 1 show on Indian television! It was a dance extravaganza that captivated your imagination with every performance. For forty glorious weeks, India’s most loved dance reality show,‘Dance India Dance’ in its various avatars entertained you like never before. The journey started with ‘DID Season 3’ followed by the mega hit‘DID L’il Masters Season 2 and it has finally concluded tonight (Sunday, 23rd September) with the ultimate dance challenge between the best dancers of DID L’il Masters Season 1 & Season 2 – Dance Ke Superkids. Television’s biggest dance carnival culminated with an exciting GRAND FINALE of ‘Dance Ke Superkids, but not without a promise to return soon.

Team ‘YAHOO’ comprising contestants from ‘DID L’il Masters Season 2’ – Faisal, Shalini, Saumya, Om, Jeet, Rohan and Tanay and led by skippers Raghav, Kruti and Prince were adjudged winners by masters Geeta Kapur, Marzi Pestonji, Farah Khan and special guest Master Terence Lewis. The team was the proud recipient of the spectacular Dance Ke Superkids trophy. Team ‘WAKAO’ comprising contestants from ‘DID L’il Masters Season 1’ – Jeetumoni, Vatsal, Ruturaj, Vaishnavi, Atul, Anurag and Khyati and captained by skippers Dharmesh, Pradeep and Vrushali had left no stone unturned to put up a worthy fight. Healthy competition between the two teams helped each performer give his best and better their own performances with every passing week.

‘Dance Ke Superkids’ opened with a staggering 5.6 TVR in its opening week, proving that it is definitely the undisputed king of Non Fiction content in the GEC sphere. In weekend programming, ‘Dance Ke Superkids’ had again overtaken all other shows on competition in Week 37 (September 9 – September 15) of TAM 2012. And till date, these li’l powerhouses of talent have ruled the popularity charts, making the show the undisputed king of all reality shows.

Commenting on the Grand Finale of the successful show, Mr. Ajay Bhalwankar, ZEEL, Content Head (Hindi GECs), said, “Our heartfelt thanks to all our viewers for supporting ‘Dance India Dance’ over the last 40 weeks to make it the No 1 show on TV.  Heartiest congratulations to Team Yahoo for winning this series. The DID platform has given every participant an opportunity to showcase their talent to a global audience. The show based on sheer dancing talent was the consistent winner across every other genre on weekends. My best wishes to all the participants and skippers for their future endeavors. We hope audiences will equally love our upcoming musical series on 29th September, ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012.’

The entire DID family had reunited to commemorate the moment. Master Terence Lewis joined Masters Geeta Kapur, Marzi Pestonji, Farah Khan and Grandmaster Mithun Da whereas the winner of DID Season 3, Rajasmitha joined her Season 3 colleagues, Pradeep Gurung and Raghav ‘Crockroaz’ Juyal. Rani Mukherjee was the latest addition to the string of celebrity judges who was smitten by the charm of the ‘dance ke baaps.’ She graced the occasion at the semi-finals of this thrilling dance journey.

Master Geeta Kapur said, “40 weeks … WOW!!! For the last 3 seasons of Dance India Dance, all I can say is that it has been a Stupendo Fantabulastically Fantastical journey. I will miss being a kid with the kids.Master Marzi Pestonji said with a tinge of sadness, “I hate to say this but I will miss being called ‘Udi Baba.’ An excited Farah Khan said, “I have just been here for 5 weeks but watching these kids dance, I can guarantee that even if the 40 weeks become 400 weeks, then too, people will watch every episode with equal gusto.” An emotional Mithun Da said, “Dance…India…Dance… what a journey! This has been, and will always be ‘My Kingdom.’ I have learnt a lot from these kids and I wish them the very best in their chosen careers.”

The Grand Finale opened with a breathtaking group acts. Anchors, Jay Bhanushali and chik-chik Shreya Acharya ironing out their difference in a boxing ring. Jay and Shreya’s dance act will go down in DID history as one of the cutest acts. Master and protégé, Farah Khan and Geeta Kapur, set the stage on fire with their solo rendition of Munni Badnaam Hui and Sheila Ki Jawaani. This was the first time ever Farah and Geeta together performed on stage. No episode of Dance Ke Superkids is complete without Om Chetri throwing a challenge to someone, the Grand Finale being no exception. Om challenged Jay Bhanushali and Master Marzi Pestonji to do a romantic number on Suraj Hua Madhyam.The Master and the anchor left everybody rolling with laughter with their rib tickling sportiness. Om, Tanay and Rajsmitha’s Acrobasia act was a visual treat while the four ladies – Shalini, Vaishnavi, Kruti and Vrushali whipped up a storm with their Indian dance act on the latest chartbuster O Womaniya! Congrats to Team Yahoo on winning the series!

Now it’s music that will entertain…as ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012’ will premiere on 29th September. It will air every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm, only on Zee TV!

Shankar Ehsaan Loy on Brit’s Bollywood

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Catch an interview with Shankar Ehsaan Loy on Brit’s Bollywood - the man behind amazing melodies like ‘Kal Ho Na Ho,’ Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ ‘My Name is Khan’ and more.

All on Brit’s Bollywood - on Sunday 23 Sept at 11:30am on Zing - FREE on Sky 789.


Heroine Kareena Kapoor on Zee TV’s Punar Vivaah!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Floored by Bebo …!

The ‘Heroine’ left Gurmeet speechless when she danced with him on ‘Punarvivaah’ sets

The stunning Kareena Kapoor recently promoted her upcoming film ‘Heroine’ on Zee TV’s popular primetime drama ‘Punarvivaah’. The man who was excited the most was the hunky lead of the show, Gurmeet Chaudhary,who plays the intense, brooding Yash Scindia. But as the day of shoot neared, the mere thought of sharing screen space with the ravishing beauty who he has always admired, turned the usually easygoing and extroverted Gurmeet into a bundle of nerves.

His inhibitions, however, were put to rest within minutes of interacting with Kareena.  She put him at ease when she recognized him from their brief meeting at the preview of her previous film. On realizing that the release of ‘Heroine’ coincides with Kareena’s birthday on 21st September, Gurmeet wished her in advance for a glorious opening and a fantastic birthday. The two even waltzed a little for the media cameras, just for fun!

The show’s lead actress, Kratika Sengar (Aarti), however wasn’t able to shoot with the nation’s ‘Heroine’ as she was required to shoot at a different location with Kareena’s cousin, Ranbir Kapoor! “Although I would have loved to shoot  with Kareena, I am thrilled to bits having got an opportunity to work with the charming Ranbir Kapoor instead!” says Kratika “So while Gurmeet got to meet his dream girl, I was very happy to have had the ‘dream boy’ of millions of women all to myself! Ranbir ‘Barfi’ Kapoor was actually a dream to work with – a complete gentleman and sweeter than barfi!”

Watch Kareena on Punarvivaah on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10pm only Zee TV!

Rajeev Bharadwaj in Zee TV’s Fear Files

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Rajeev Bharadwaj, who was last seen in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, is all set to play the lead in this Sunday (9thSeptember) episode of Zee TV’s Fear Files - Dar Ki Sachi Tasveerein. The story is very interesting as it revolves around a father and daughter. The father usually narrates ghost tales to his daughter and unfortunately when he is telling one such story, certain incidents related to the story starts happening with them.

The filming of the climax has been quite grand, which will surely send a shiver down your spine. When contacted, Rajeev Bharadwaj confirmed the news and said, “Yes, I completed the shoot for the very successful Fear Files recently.  The screenplay was wonderful and the manner in which the whole episode has been shot is worth a watch. That it’s based on a real story is scary.”

This episode will air on Sunday, 16 September 2012, 9pm only on Zee TV.

Brit’s Bollywood with Barfi’s Ranbir & Priyanka

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Asad catches up with Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra on their latest movie ‘Barfi’.

Also catch Bollywood news and a movie review of ‘Joker’ - is it really the worst flop of the year?!

Only on Brit’s Bollywood - Sunday 16 Sept 11:30am - FREE on Zing Sky 789.


Bebo ke jalwe on ‘Dance Ke Superkids’!! Halkat Jawani with the Baaps of Dance

Friday, September 14th, 2012

What happens when a ravishing beauty meets her cutest kiddie fans?? A whole lot of fun, masti and dhamaal! This is exactly what happened when the gorgeous Kareena Kapoor came to promote one of her most ambitious project ‘ Heroine’ on the sets of Dance ke Superkids along with Director Madhur Bhandarkar. Kareena’s statement, “I have gone to a number of reality shows but this one is the best,” sums up the amount of fun they had while shooting for the episode. In spite of increase in competition on weekends, Dance Ke Superkids continues to be strong with a TVR of 4.1.

Kareena confessed that her niece Samaira (Karisma Kapoor’s daughter) is a big fan of DID and wanted to come along with her on the sets.  This was her first visit on the sets of DID and she gaped in bewilderment at the most amazing acts presented to her. She was more than happy to meet her favorite choreographers, Geeta Kapur, Marzi Pestonji and Farah Khan on the sets and of course her much loved Mithun Da who she adores from childhood.

The dazzling beauty opened the episode with her  chart topping ‘halkat jawani’ number along with the kids. If you consider this to be the grandest opening, there’s more. Grandmaster Mithun Da and Kolkata firework, 6 year old Jeet Das joined Kareena on stage to revive some retro fever on ‘I am a disco dancer.’ Kareena fell in love with Vaishnavi after her spectacular aerial act with Skipper Pradeep. When Vaishnavi asked Kareena about her favorite actress she said, “Till date I had no favorites,  but right now I must say that  YOU are officially my favorite actress and dancer. Someone who can do such a stellar act mid air, truly deserves to be called a real HEROINE ” Her statement was followed by the iconic dialogue from Jab We Met, ‘Main apni favorite hun.’

Bebo was overwhelmed but at the same time could not  stop giggling at the efforts made by the l’il dancing stars to woo her. The creative team made a special video on how much the kids love Kareena and what would each one do when they meet her in person. Be prepared to die laughing listening to Jeetumoni sing ‘Dil ka yeh kya raaz hai…. I love you,’ as he went down on his knees in an act of proposal to Kareena.  If Kareena’s tweet, Hello, who’s this? Its Kareena’s CUTEST dance partner! Dont you agree,? is anything to go by then you definitely don’t want to miss the moment when Jeet Das asked Bebo to be his Chammak Challo. The audience could not stop hooting and cheeringwhen Kareena kicked off her high heels and dance barefoot with the l’il wonder from Kolkata. Jeet left no stone unturned to woo Kareena. He had tattooed ‘Kareena’ on his arms and after the dance he got his guitar and played the title track of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge for her.

Jay Bhanushali got jealous when Kareena pecked both Jeetumoni  and Jeet on their cheeks. “If everybody gets a peck, why not me,” demanded Jay. “You need to earn your peck, Jay. Dance for me and I will give you a peck, “ replied Kareena. Jay shook a leg with Bebo on the song Marjani but did he manage to get a kiss? To know this you have to watch the episode.

Watch Kareena weave her magic on Zee TV’s Dance Ke Superkids this Sunday, 16 September at 7:30pm.

Ranbir Kapoor’s Triple Cameo on Zee TV - Catch the masti on the ‘Barfi Marathon’ with Zee TV’s leading ladies at 9:30,10:00 and 10:30 PM on Thursday, 13th September

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Ranbir Kapoor, the lead of the highly anticipated film ‘Barfi’ and heartthrob of millions of girls across the country spent the day shooting with the leading ladies of Zee TV’s popular primetime shows - ‘Hitler Didi’, ‘Punarvivaah’ and ‘Phir Subah Hogi’. Actresses Kratika Sengar (Aarti of ‘Punarvivaah’), Gulki Joshi (Sugni of ‘Phir Subah Hogi’) and Rati Pandey (Indira of ‘Hitler Didi’) were in an upbeat mood at the prospect of sharing screen space with the talented young star. It will be aired on Thursday, 13th September at 9:30 PM on ‘Hitler Didi’, 10:00 PM on ‘Punarvivaah’ and 10:30 PM on ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ only on Zee TV!

During the shoot, Ranbir was seen attentively listening to the director’s instructions while adding some of his very original chutzpah to the scenes in question. It seemed that the actor also shared a few fun moments with the l’il star of the day - child actress Shruti Bisht who was positively over the moon at the thought of meeting and shooting a scene with her favourite actor. A thorough gentleman and a charmer at that, Ranbir was warm and friendly with all the actors and children of various crew members who queued up to click pictures with him.

“Ranbir was a complete and thorough gentleman. I really couldn’t believe that I was going to be in the same scene with him. My stylist had to keep pinching me through the day so I knew that it wasn’t a dream. Ranbir is one of the finest actors we have in the current generation and to be able to work with him is quite an honour.” said Kratika all smiles. “I have liked Ranbir right from his debut in ‘Sawariya’. I think all the women in the country were fidaa after that towel dance! He is the chocolate boy of millions of women and to think that I had him all to myself in that one scene.” she continued with a blush.

The ‘Barfi Marathon’ which airs on Zee TV on Thursday, 13th September will see ‘Barfi’ (played by Ranbir Kapoor) make an appearance in three of Zee TV’s most popular prime time shows. In ‘Hitler Didi’, ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ and ‘Punarvivaah’, ‘Barfi’ will be seen trying his best to win over the lead actresses on the show by making them forget their troubles and smiling, if only for a little while. In ‘Hitler Didi’, he will be the peacemaker between lil Indu (Shruti Bisht) and Zara Khan (Rati Pandey) by giving them flowers and chocolates. Barfi’s lovable and upbeat attitude along with his cheerful dancing will help Sugni (Gulki Joshi) temporarily forget her worries on ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ while he helps Aarti (Kratika Sengar) realise the reason for Yash’s anger on ‘Punarvivaah’.

With an upbeat attitude and a lovable demeanour, ‘Barfi’ is the sure shot way to leave all your troubles behind. Watch Ranbir Kapoor in this special ‘triple’ cameo on the ‘Barfi Marathon‘ on Thursday, September 13th at 9:30 PM on ‘Hitler Didi’, 10:00 PM on ‘Punarvivaah‘ and 10.30 PM on ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ only on Zee TV!


Friday, September 7th, 2012

The very sexy and sultry Bipasha Basu will be soon seen in the upcoming episode of Zee TV’s Fear Files revealing some of her best kept ’secrets’. The show has not only had a fabulous opening but has been successful in hooking audiences with many real supernatural incidents that have occurred in India.

The actress will be hosting the video diary in coming Sunday’s episode of Fear Files (Sunday, 2 September 10:30 PM) which revolves around a fashion designer named Anahita. The actress shot this sequence recently in Mehboob studios, Bandra.

Said Bipasha, “Television viewers and my fans will soon see me in the Sunday’s episode of Fear Files on Zee TV. I will promote my latest horror flick, RAAZ 3 on the show. We heard about the soaring TRP’s of Fear Files and thought it will be the perfect platform to promote my new movie which also belongs to the same genre. ‘Raaz 3 ‘ promotions are in full swing. I had a great time interacting with the team of Fear Files. My film is about the struggle in an actor’s life to attain fame and success. The video diary that I shot for Fear Files talks about an supernatural incident that was experienced by Anahita.”

In Fear Files, Bipasha will be seen talking about her modeling days where a fashion designer friend of hers became a victim of black magic. “Every day was a struggle for her. She was emotionally drained, exhausted and disturbed.  Reliving this for Fear Files, memories of those days came flooding to my mind and still manage to send a chill down my spine,” added Bipasha.

‘Fear Files’focuses on the realm of the supernatural, events that are experienced by those who have lived to tell their story. It is a journey of ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences. Through the depiction of real occurrences that have happened in India, Zee TV seeks to enlighten viewers and elucidate that which has become hidden beneath the many layers of misunderstanding the supernatural.

Watch this spine chilling episode of FEAR FILES with Bipasha Basu on Sunday, 9 September at 9pm only on ZEE TV. Watch the show Sat & Sun 9pm.

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