Exclusive: First look at 2016 television calendar featuring 13 actresses

An exclusive peek into the 2016 television calendar featuring 13 small screen hotties and how they rate on our style-o-meter

Countdown to the New Year has begun and finishing touches are being given to the 2016 television calendar. hitlist has managed to lay its hands on some smokin' hot snapshots of telly divas who feature in the calendar, which will soon be launched by Sunny Arora and Anand Mishra of Marinating Films. A team of 13 popular actresses did the photo shoot in Taiwan earlier this month.

A snapshot of Barkha Bisht from the calendar. She rates a five on five on our style-o-meter. PIC COURTESY/MARINATING FILMS
A snapshot of Barkha Bisht from the calendar. She rates a five on five on our style-o-meter. Pictures Courtesy/MARINATING FILMS

"As envisioned, we have managed to achieve a vibe different from the past calendars this year. In the true sense, the audience is going to see television actresses in a never-seen-before avatar in the 2016 calendar," says Anand.

The shoot was done in various parts including Sun Moon Lake, Taroko and Kaohsiung. The photography was done by Omkar Chitnis and styled by Rehan Shah, while Chetan Kharkanis and Justine Mellocastro did the make-up and hairdo.

Here's the first look with the ratings:
4/5: Sara Khan, who plays the main female antagonist in 'Bhagyalakshmi'
Sara Khan

2/5: Tina Dutta, who just wrapped up a reality show shoot
Tina Dutta

4/5: Surbhi Jyoti is seen as the main lead in 'Qubool Hai'
Surbhi Jyoti

2/5: Additi Gupta features as the main antagonist in 'Qubool Hai'
Additi Gupta

3/5: Sukirti Kandpal, who was last seen in the recently-concluded 'Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls'
Sukirti Kandpal

4/5: Pooja Gor, who played a surgeon in 'Ek Nayi Ummeed - Roshni'
Pooja Gor

5/5: Vrushika Mehta is the new lead of 'Satrangi Sasural'
 Vrushika Mehta

5/5: Nia Sharma is currently seen in 'Jamai Raja'
Nia Sharma

5/5: Anita Hassanandani features in 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein'
Anita Hassanandani

5/5: We saw Rubina Dilaik last in 'Jeannie Aur Juju' Rubina Dilaik

2/5: Sayantani Ghosh is presently doing 'Naagin'
Sayantani Ghosh

3/5: Srishty Rode is part of 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi...Let's Go', a comedy show
Srishty Rode

Caught in the act

Trust the small screen girls to mix work with pleasure. The 'calendar girls' were accompanied by their better halves for the foreign trip, while a few other 'single' actors also joined them.

Nia Sharma caught up with Vishal Singh

We hear Nia Sharma caught up with Vishal Singh, who features in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, for a dolphin show at Farglory Ocean Park in Hualien. Sources say the duo indulged in some public display of affection too. “Nia and Vishal were kissing each other and the screens caught them in action,” adds an eyewitness. While we are not sure if the two are dating, it seems the vacation mood made them loosen up.

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