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What to look forward to in this year’s Zee Cine Awards 2013!! Beauty, glamour, style…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Coming on ZEE TV on 2nd February Saturday at 9pm!

A milestone of twenty years is a defining moment in any organisation’s life span. On ZEE’s completion of 20 years and the celebration of the centenary milestone to showcase the cinematic heritage of the Indian film industry, get set to experience our collective success at the World’s Biggest Viewers’ Choice Awards, the 13th Zee Cine Awards on Saturday, 2nd February, 2013. Watch the ‘Zee Cine Awards 2013’, coming to your TV screens with the Red Carpet at 8:30pm followed by the main event at 9pm.

ZEE didn’t leave any stone unturned to make the ceremony a memorable one for the Indian film fraternity. The grand awards ceremony was held at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai where the who’s who of the industry walked the Red Carpet and the best in the business walked away with the coveted shining gold plated trophy.

This year, apart from being the World’s Biggest Viewers Choice Awards, what set Zee Cine Awards apart was its partnership with Ernst & Young as the official voting tabulator for Zee Cine Awards 2013. This was done to put to rest all speculations about film awards being rigged. Another innovation that Zee introduced this year was the ‘Free Call’ voting system in India where the viewers could vote for their favourite actors free of cost.  Abhishek Bachchan was roped in to debut as an anchor. His straight face humour kept the audiences in splits along with co-host Reitesh Deshmukh.

The performances were the talk of the town and the highlight of the event was Shah Rukh Khan’s tribute to Yash Chopra. His act was dramatic and dreamlike. He descended on the stage harnessed in a white flying horse. He romanced his leading ladies, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif and Karisma Kapoor in the true Yash Chopra style. Deepika Padukone was seen performing a new dance style ‘Waaking’ by renowned choreographer and God of Dance, Shiamak Davar. Deepika’s trendsetting performance was stunning as well as glamorous. Varun Dhawan packed in some difficult steps and gave a spectacular performance on his debut stage performance. Being Shiamak’s student, Varun ensured that he met upto his Guru’s expectations and give an actioned packed performance. The tall and delicate beauty, Anushka Sharma performed on her popular tracks, Oye Boy Oye Boy Charlie & Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola. In a fresh avatar dressed like a village belle, Anushka lived up to her bubbly and vivacious demeanour. Another debutante who will be seen giving his first ever performance at the Zee Cine Awards was the very talented, Ayushman Khurana. He will be seen shaking a leg to the hit songs of all legendary actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and also his own songs. Watch out for the personal touch that the actor will showcase to each of his acts! Another performer who will  definitely leave the audiences begging for more is the stunning Katrina Kaif! The charming actress will be doing an enchanting belly dance on ‘Mashallah’ and will prove that she is the epitome of grace, style and beauty!

So get ready for the biggest and the most promising Bollywood awards night with the biggest stars, the brightest luminaries, the most talented personalities and some scintillating performances and rib tickling gags.  Watch the ‘Zee Cine Awards 2013’, coming to your TV screens on 2nd February, Saturday.  The Red Carpet will be shown at 8:30pm on Zee TV and Zing, followed by the main event at 9pm on Zee TV.

Zee Cine Awards 2013 on Zee TV is Powered by Royal Sweets with Associate Sponsors City Pavilion, TRS, Shaadi.com.

Rishi Kapoor revealed that in his career of 40 years, he gave his first screen test for ‘Agneepath’ at the ZEE CINE AWARDS

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Rishi Kapoor was ecstatic when he received the Best actor in a negative role at the Zee Cine Awards. This was his first role as a villain and the man gave out some very interesting anecdotes in his acceptance speech. He said, “Life is really strange you know. I received an award today for a film which I had actually rejected. I had refused the role. Director Karan Malhotra & ProducerKaran Johar persisted for over a month that Ishould accept this role, but I said main koi bhaav nahi kha raha hoon.. na hi main apni price badha raha hoon. I did not have the guts … I didn’t have the courage, I had no confidence to play a negative role. I told Karan,  yaar jindagi bhar maine romantic gaane gaaye hain sweater pehan kar…I’m not cut out for the role of Rauf Lala.” But both the Karan’s didn’t pay any heed to my words.

“I was extremely scared to do play the character of Rauf Lala because I thought if I don’t look convincing in the character then because of me the film might flop. I did not want to risk this kind of a project with me in it, so I said to Karan that I’ll not do this film. But Karan would not take ‘no’ for an answer. Both the Karan’s insisted and persisted. Finally I agreed for a screen test. Just imagine, main chaalis(40) saal se kaam kar raha hoon iss industry mein but kabhi jindagi mein kisi ko look test nahi diya maine. I gave them a look test and I said yaar bewkoof lagoonga kya kar rahe ho.. it’s a suicidal mission.. you can’t take me in this role, I will not be able to justice to it. But ladies and gentleman, today I want to say that hats off to the director and producer’s conviction in me. I think they took a huge risk by asking me to play the role. This trophy of mine in every sense of the word belongs to Karan Malhotra & to Karan Johar, nobody else but them.”

On being further prodded on who is his favorite villain, the stalwart said, “I think everybody of my generation would agree with me.. its undoubtedly Pran Saab! Long live Pran Saab!! I think there was a time when mothers stopped naming their sons ‘Pran’ because they feared that they would turn out to be as villainous as the characters he played on screen.”

To catch such beautiful moments, tune into Zee TV on Sat 2 Feb at 9pm and watch the Zee Cine Awards. The Red Carpet will be televised the same day at 8:30pm on Zee TV and Zing.

When Vidya became a victim of pregnancy jokes at the Zee Cine Awards 2013

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Newlyweds Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur were the highlights at the Zee Cine Awards 2013 Red Carpet. It was interesting to see Vidya in the relaxed company of her bridegroom. Vidya Balan was looking resplendent in a bright golden kanjeevaram sari while Siddharth chose a simple black suit. On their first official outing as a newly married jodi, she walked the Red Carpet with her husband and posed for the shutterbugs and spoke to the media about being in a happy space now. On being asked which film she wanted to win, she quipped, “Kahaani should win for me and Barfi should win for UTV!” and slyly winked at the media smiling at her husband.

All the actors at the awards function kept wondering about Vidya’s weight and the radiant glow on her face. As she went up to collect her award, anchors Abhishek Bachchan and Retiesh Deshmukh joked about her being pregnant. Said Reitesh with a wink, “by the way, it’s very unfortunate that before Siddharth, Sujoy (Ghosh) had got Vidya pregnant!” The entire fraternity gathered at the do went still for a few seconds before bursting into peals of laughter when it clicked to them that Reitesh was talking about Sujoy’s heavily pregnant lead protagonist ‘Vidya Bagchi’ in Kahaani. The graceful actress said, “I don’t know if I should be saying this but getting pregnant has always worked for me. It worked for  me in Paa and  now in Kahaani . Maybe this is a cue for you Sid (looking at her husband). But in real life…No!!! I am not pregnant.”  The moment she said this, the king of wit, Shah Rukh Khan who was presenting the award to her said, “it’s strange Vidya that u should be saying this just after hugging me….” The crowd could not control their uncontrollable laughter at this wisecrack from SRK and had Vidya blushing red.

Vidya is now in that league of actors who have both critically acclaimed performances and box office success in her kitty. She stands for everything beautiful, real, honest, Indian and fearless. The actress spoke about Kahani as a landmark film in her career where she was shown being on a search for her lost husband. She said with a twinkle in her eyes, “Last year I filmed Kahaani which was about a woman who was looking for her lost husband…and  somewhere down the line, I found my real husband as well”. In her acceptance speech, she said, “I started my acting career with Zee TV in their show, Hum Paanch. It’s an honour and priviliege to be accepting an award on Zee’s 20th anniversary.” Catch all this drama and more on Zee Cine Awards, Sat 2 Feb at 9pm on Zee TV. The Red carpet will be telecast the same day at 8:30pm on Zee TV and Zing.

Ankita Lokhande, Karanveer Bohra, Sara Khan, Rubina Dilaik, Suhasi Dhami & many more to shake a leg in the Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’s ‘RACHNA KI SAGAI SPECIAL’ Mahaepisode on Zee TV

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Viewers, get ready for an engaging & action packed evening! Come Sunday, 20 Jan, Zee TV will showcase a Mahaepisode of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, which in every sense of the word will be entertaining as well as thrilling. The episode which is titled as RACHNA KI SAGAI SPECIAL’ will have some A-list actors of tellywood performing and wooing the audiences. The list boasts of names like Ankita Lokhande, Karanveer Bohra, Sara Khan, Rubina Dilaik, Suhasi Dhami, Ritwik Dhanjani, Ashish Sharma, Ekta Kaul, Kanan Malhotra, Neha Janpandit, Annirudh Dave, Vibha Chibber, Vindhya Tiwari, Pankaj Kansara, Swati Bajpayi and Preet Kaur.

Ankita and Ritwik  from Pavitra Rishta will dance on Manmohini (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), Laaga Chunari Mein DaagAbhi Mujh Mein Kahin. Ashish Sharma, Ekta Kaul , Kanan Malhotra and Neha Janpandit from Rab Se Sona Isshq will shake a leg on Saans (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) and Jee Lein Zara (Talaash). The newlywed couple from Zee TV’s new offering, Housewife Hai…Sab Kuch Jaanti Hai’, Suhasi Dhami & Annirudh Dave will dance on Pandeyji (Dabbang 2), Chikni Kamar (Rowdy Rathore) and Fevicol (Dabbang 2). The saas bahu team from Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein, Vibha Chibber, Vindhya Tiwari, Pankaj Kansara, Swati Bajpayi and  Preet Kaur will groove on Sasural Genda Phool (Dilli 6), Womaniya (Gangs of Wasseypur), Aga Bai (Aiyaa) and  Electric Piya (Gangs of Wasseypur 2). Handsome hunk Karanveer Bohra, the lissom Sara Khan and the beautiful Rubina Dilaik will dance on Lat Lag Gayi(Race 2), Ishq Shava (Jab Tak Hai Jaan).

The plot will revolve around Rachna and Vihaan’s engagement function where Gunjan very strangely will go missing from the scene. The Garg family will realise that Gunjan has been kidnapped.  The characters from Rab Se Sona Ishq, Ranbir and Sahiba will be shown coming to Benares to earn some quick money by performing in an event. Gunjan will be shown locked in a nearby location where the event is taking place. Will Sahiba & Rachna be able to rescueGunjan? Will Rachna’s engagement happen with Vihaan?? To catch all the dance , drama and entertainment do tune into the special Mahaepisode of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, this Sunday 20 January at 7:30pm only on Zee TV!

Suhasi Dhami returns as the ‘Housewife’! Brand New Drama. Starting 1st Jan 2013 @ 7pm

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Copy of Suhasi - The Housewife.JPGTiffin for hubby.  Homework with the kids. Picking and dropping them off at school. Being home for deliveries. Ensuring grandpa’s high blood pressure pills on time. Bargaining with the grocer. Supervising the builders in the house. Managing the bank accounts. Cooking grandma’s special diabetes food. She pulls off all this and more in a day … yet one thinks it’s only them who deal with a “To-Do” list, deadlines and pressure because they go to office and she stays at home! Her tasks probably outnumber the others. But is being a housewife NOT a job, just because she doesn’t bring home a paycheck?

It’s time to give that notion a re-think! Waking viewers up to the fact that being a housewife is not just a respectable choice but a challenging job that calls for resourcefulness, creativity and tact is Zee TV’s latest primetime show ‘Housewife Hai … Sab Jaanti Hai’. In fact, the show captures how housewives can teach even the world’s biggest CEOs the art of multi-tasking! Set in Allahabad, India the show features Sona, a journalist who consciously decides to leave her job and be a housewife on getting married. The show will explore how she applies her intelligence to being a smart housewife, plays her cards well and sets an otherwise dysfunctional family back on track!

The show marks the exciting comeback of the beautiful Suhasi Dhami who shot to fame and ruled millions of hearts as Aabha in Zee TV’s Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli. Playing a feisty and spunky Sona will be quite a departure for the actress from her previous portrayal of the Rajshri-style idealistic beti. The veteran film and television actress Himani Shivpuri will be seen as her greedy, self-centered, dominating mother-in-law, ever brimming with snide remarks and sarcasm.

Speaking of her new role, Suhasi said, “I am extremely glad to be back on Zee TV with my role of Sona in Housewife Hai … Sab Jaanti Hai. The very premise of the show excites me as I feel strongly about the subject. It’s sad how a lot of people say – Oh, she doesn’t do anything, she’s a housewife! I find that statement ridiculous because people fail to realize the mountains most housewives move in the course of an average day. Households that run like well-oiled machinery will come to a standstill and families will fall apart if these hardworking women stop doing the job they do! Yet, they are constantly made to feel like they do not make a significant contribution. I am extremely glad to be a part of a show that highlights the dignity that exists in being a housewife and gives them their due respect.”

The show will premiere on Zee TV, Sky 788 on 1st Jan 2013 @ 7pm.

‘QUBOOL HAI’ - Zee TV’s latest offering explores a Muslim setting through a modern lens!

Friday, October 19th, 2012

SURBHI JYOTI playing Zoya.jpgZee TV’s upcoming offering, ‘QUBOOL HAI’, presents an inter-generational family saga set in the Muslim milieu!  It explores the lives of three individuals (Zoya, Ayan and Asad) who are starkly different from each other and yet their lives are beautifully entwined by the threads of destiny. Zoya is a modern, vibrant, new-age girl who questions stereotypes. Ayan, is a happy-go-lucky boy without a care in the world. And the angry young man, Asad’s  sole purpose in life is to become successful.  It is not often that viewers get a slice of Urdu-speaking people’s life on television.  Qubool Hai is a mixture of drama and romance showcasing Muslim culture and values in a modern setting.

Talking about the aim of the show, producer Gul Khan of Four Lions Productions said, “With Qubool Hai, I want to remove misconceptions regarding Islam in the minds of people. There are many myths like women don’t have rights in Muslim families, they don’t get proper education, etc. But I want to showcase, among many other things, that women in Islam have equal rights as men to get educated. It is a refreshing story that revolves around the life of a progressive Muslim girl and a modern Muslim family. The protagonist Zoya, is an intelligent young girl who derives her strength from the Holy Quran. The show highlights empowerment of women in Muslim society.”

The show introduces the vivacious Surbhi Jyoti as a lead protagonist, Zoya. Surbhi is not new to the entertainment industry despite Qubool Hai being her debut on Hindi television. A spunky Punjabi kudi from Jalandhar, she is a very popular face in Punjab.  With a background in theatre, Surbhi has also played the lead roles in a superhit Punjabi movie, ‘Raula Pai Gaya’ and a soap, ‘Kathdiyan Wange’ on ETC Punjabi.

Look out for Zee TV’s brand new show ‘Qubool Hai’ starting on 30th October, Mon – Fri @ 8.30pm only on Zee TV, Sky 788.

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