Neha Kakkar, Falguni Pathak come together on 'Indian Idol' amid spat over remake

Amid war over recreating the iconic song 'Maine Payal Hai Chhankai', seems like all is well between Garba queen Falguni Pathak and Neha Kakkar. After expressing disappointment against Kakkar for recreating 'Maine Payal Hai Chhankai', Falguni has shared a stage with the latter on the sets of 'Indian Idol'. In a video shared by the channel, Neha welcomes Falguni to kickstart Garba night in the singing reality show. The caption reads, "Indian Idol ke manch par hogi garba night with Falguni Pathak! Dekhiye Indian Idol 13, Theatre Round mein." Also Read: Neha Kakkar celebrates her 34th birthday in Lonavala The clip begins with Neha welcoming 'legendary Falguni ma'am' on the show. Falguni goes on to sing Garba songs as all from judges Neha, Himesh Reshammiya to host Aditya Narayan play dandiya around her. Falguni has been sharing fans' posts on her Instagram Story in which they have slammed Neha for "ruining" the former's 90s hit song. Falguni, the original singer behind the 90s hit track, reshared fans' posts on Instagram Story, indirectly showing her disapproval of Neha's version titled 'O Sajna'. "How long you can go Neha Kakkar? Stop ruining our old classics for us. Falguni Pathak is the OG. Stop with it already," one of the posts on Falguni's Instagram Story read. The original song was released in 1999 and it featured actor Vivan Bhatena and Nikhila Palat. The song was played out as a puppet show in a college fest. The song was a massive hit. The new version was unveiled recently. Priyank Sharma and Dhanashree Verma have featured in the music video of 'O Sajna'. Tanishk Bagchi, who is known for recreating old hit Hindi songs, has composed 'O Sajna'. Also Read: Neha Kakkar shares cryptic note amid backlash from Falguni Pathak over 'O Sajna' This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

26 September,2022 06:23 PM IST | Mumbai | ANI
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Adil and me will create dhamaka inside the Bigg Boss’s house, says Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant, who is mostly termed as ‘controversy’s favourite child’ is in an extremely happy space these days, both on a personal as well as professional front. On the personal front, she has found love in Adil Khan Durrani, a businessman by profession. On the professional front, Rakhi Sawant’s music video ‘Tu Mere Dil Me Rahne Ke Layak Nahi’ with Adil has crossed 12 million views on social media. The music video features Rakhi Sawant and Adil in the lead. Besides them, there is Raj Thakur and Abhey Bansal. While the song has been sung by Altamash Faridi, it has got its music composed by Asif Faridi. The lyrics of the track have been penned by Tanveer Ghazi. Also Read: Ali Abbas Zafar and wife Alicia blessed with baby girl, celebs send 'lovely' Speaking exclusively to Mid-Day, Rakhi Sawant revealed her plans of entering the ‘Bigg Boss’s house. When asked about whether she has been offered to be one of the contestants alongwith Adil, she said, “No comments about mine and Adil’s entry in Bigg Boss’s house. All I can say right now is that, if given a chance, we (Adil and me) will do some ‘dhamaka’. Adil is a big ‘dhamaka’ himself (smiles). As for the music video, I am so happy that Adil’s debut video has got such a great response. I cannot express myself in words to see figures (views and likes) that the video has got are TOTALLY ORGANIC”. Also Read: Birthday Chat With Celebs : Chunky Panday She added, “After the success of our song ‘Tu mere dil me rahne ke layak nahi’, both Adil and I have been offered lots of movies, music videos and also reality shows. But, I really don’t know which reality show we will select first to be a part of. It’s really my dream that Adil should be a part of Bigg Boss’s house. There are many who want to see our chemistry”.   

26 September,2022 05:41 PM IST | Mumbai | Satish Sundaresan
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Dheeraj Dhoopar gets back in action as he starts shooting for 'Sherdil Shergill'

Dheeraj Dhoopar was spotted on Monday when he entered the shoot location of his upcoming show 'Sherdil Shergill'. It was an extreme relief for his fans when they got to know that the superstar is back in action and is all set to shoot for his show. The actor was recently in the news for opting out of the ongoing reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' because of his injuries. Sources from the set have confirmed that the actor is back in action for the shoot for his show. It is not just him back in action but it is also the day when Dheeraj's show with Surbhi Chandana 'Sherdil Shergill' goes on air. It will be an opportunity for all his fans and followers to watch him back on their respective television screens after quitting his previous show 'Kundali Bhagya'. The actor is still recuperating from his injuries but being the professional that he is, he is not letting this affect his professional commitments.  Dheeraj plays a very different character in the show which will give everyone a sneak peek into various dimensions of his personality. He plays a stand-up comedian in the show, something that he has never explored before. Previously, Dheeraj Dhoopar was giving us the number 1 show on Indian television for 5 consecutive years and now everyone has very high expectations from this actor with the Midas touch. Dheeraj is also ecstatic to see his fans from Punjab message him continuously wishing him luck for his new show. He is aware of his fan base in cities Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and more but having fans from the remotest parts of Punjab is a big surprise. Fans have been messaging Dheeraj wishing him all the best and for their eagerness to see him on screen yet again. During the course of the teasers of his show, Dheeraj has also been flooded with wishes from his fans from the US, UK, Australia, Dubai, South Africa, and more. Speaking about his fans Dheeraj says, "I feel so loved when I see my inbox flooded with so many messages. It is a big day for me as my new show goes on air from today. I am really surprised to see such great reactions from fans from the US, UK, Australia, my fans here are thrilled with the show launch today. But it was a super happy moment for me to see my fans from Punjab being so excited about the show". Dheeraj Dhoopar's previous show was on top of the charts for a span of years. In fact, his show Sasural was also number 1 for quite some time. Also Read: Dheeraj Dhoopar to star in a Punjabi film to be shot in London and Punjab

26 September,2022 04:59 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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12-hour shifts leave TV soap actors with no personal life: Pratiksha Rai

After playing important characters in 'Udaan' and 'Pavitra Bhagya', Pratiksha Rai is now seen as the antagonist in 'Nath - Zewar Ya Zanjeer'. She talks how demanding televisions soaps are, the kind of response she is getting from the audience, and how different she is from the negative character she plays. Shooting for a daily soap, Pratiksha said, can be quite challenging. Long hours at work leave an actor with hardly any time for personal chores. "You don't get time to focus on your personal life. Recently, I shot for a heavy-duty track because of which I didn't get time for my workout or even to call my parents. When you work for a daily soap, you don't get time to groom yourself, you don't get holidays and you end up shooting for more than 12 hours every day. "But you also get a lot in return, especially recognition. So, it is indeed difficult and one must learn to balance work with one's personal life," Pratiksha pointed out. Also Read: Birthday Chat With Celebs : Chunky Panday Delving into her character, she shared the audience response: "I get both good and negative comments. People write that I am extremely bad, as I have come between the lead couple (Chahat Pandey and Avinash Mishra) and torture their children. I want to tell them that I am nothing like Kaajal. I dote on kids." She added: "I am glad that people take the character so seriously and appreciate my acting. But I still have a long way to go. I am proud that people know me from my character and wonder whether I am like the character in real life. I am grateful for the opportunity," she adds. So, is she anything like her character? Pratiksha replies: "Everyone has a dark side. I am not jealous like Kaajal. My father always taught me not to compete with others and hence, I don't feel the emotion of jealousy ever. Kaajal can go to any extent to achieve what she has set out for. While I can never be mean, I relate to her junoon (craziness) of accomplishing her goals." Also Read: Watch video! Navratri is my favourite part of the year: Priyank Sharma This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

26 September,2022 04:08 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Bhuvan Bam plays a sanitation worker in upcoming series 'Taaza Khabar'

Ace comedian, singer and YouTube star Bhuvan Bam is all set for his next project, the web series 'Taaza Khabar', which also features 'Satya' star J.D. Chakravarthy, Deven Bhojani of 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' fame, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Marathi actor Prathmesh Parab. Bhuvan is excited to share screen space with such known faces of the entertainment industry. He said: "JD Chakravarthy and Deven Bhojani are people we have grown up watching. JD Chakravarthy Sir's character in 'Satya' is still untouchable and Devan Bhojani has been an iconic figure in the Gujarati theatre scene." Bhuvan is playing the role of Vasant Gawde, a Mumbai-based sanitation worker, and the story brings out his struggle to come out of his poverty and lead a better life. Also Read: THIS is what Priyank Sharma, Dhanashree Verma think of Neha Kakkar's 'O Sajna' Talking about all the efforts he put into getting into the skin of his character, he explained: "As you can imagine, I had to put in my best to bring things to their level. Even for such big names, their humility and down-to-earthiness are something else. Working with such big names has always been a dream and seeing it happening feels great." Bhuvan is also co-producing the series under his home production company 'BB Ki Vines Production'. Helmed by Himank Gaur, the show will be streaming soon on Disney+ Hotstar. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

26 September,2022 04:01 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Monday Motivation: Tejasswi Prakash in a nude bodycon dress

Tejasswi Prakash, has shared new pictures in a nude, one-shoulder bodycon dress that has the actress looking effortlessly stylish. The look is subtle but also adds just the right amount of drama. Adding to the look is her dewy make-up and hair left loose. Also Read: Ganesh Chaturthi! Tejasswi Prakash: We have Ganpati at home for 6 days this year           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Tejasswi Prakash (@tejasswiprakash) Despite her busy schedule, shooting for Naagin 6 and other commitments, Tejasswi never fails to give us goals-be it fitness or fashion! Take tips from the actress on how to rock a day-party with this outfit that requires minimal accessories and lets you enjoy the event to the maximum. If it's a night event, the actress dropped yet another stunning look that you can take inspiration from. Bring on the bling in this black and gold glamorous outfit, with a slit and nude heels! Pair the look with a messy bun and dramatic eye makeup. Just the right look, to take your breath away.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Tejasswi Prakash (@tejasswiprakash)

26 September,2022 04:00 AM IST | mumbai | Natasha Coutinho D'souza
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Zorawar Kalra on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa: My son didn't want me to embarrass him

Restaurateur Zorawar Kalra, is competing on the dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.' Speaking about the experience, considering he is a non-dancer, he told, "My son said 'don't go on the show' because he didn't want me to embarrass him in front of his school friends. My wife on the other hand was very supportive and said 'go take it up as a challenge, it's a huge platform, go do something that you haven't done before.'" Speaking about the toughest part of the show he said, "Learning the steps! It's a two and half to three minute routine but its six-seven sets. Each sets is about 30 seconds, it's tough remembering and executing it. It becomes nerve wracking on stage though I don't usually get nervous." Also Read: Watch video! Find out who is Gunjan Sinha's favourite judge on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

26 September,2022 03:00 AM IST | mumbai | Natasha Coutinho D'souza
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Shama Sikander shares her workout video

Shama Sikander has had quite an interesting journey in the industry. She released her vlog on her workout routines to share the same with her fans. In a pretty lavender gym wear, Shama looked perfect as she started off with cardio and went to heavier exercises gradually.  Recently, Shama tied the knot with James Milliron and had a stunning white wedding in Goa, and the pictures from the same had broken the internet. Looking extra gorgeous at her wedding, Shama sparked interests in her fans about her well kept figure and that led to the actress releasing a video of the same. She is seen working extremely focused and hard in the gym starting with some basic warmups and leading on to various dumbbells exercises such as push ups, sumo squats , woodchops.  Shama also introduces her trainer and keeps sharing tips all throughout the session, which is a compact 50 minutes one. "I love this particular workout routine as it's small, and when I'm in a time crunch. It's also very effective as you feel the burn throughout the day and it involves of all your body muscles. I always make sure to keep sipping on water to avoid dehydration." Shama is best known Yeh Meri Life Hai , web series Maaya directed by Vikram Bhatt and Ab dil ki sunn. Besides TV, she has been a part of several Hindi films, many path breaking music videos ever since she starred in Aamir Khan’s 1999 film Mann. She last appeared in Bypass Road which was released in 2019. Also Read: TV actress Shama Sikander shares tips on how to fight depression

25 September,2022 11:37 PM IST | mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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'Anupamaa came and hugged me after the performance,' Bharti Singh

Bharti Singh will be gracing the grand finale episode of 'Ravivaar with Star Parivaar'. Popular comedian and internet personality, Bharti Singh, will completely transform into nation's favorite 'Maa', Anupamaa.  Bharti Singh has never shied away from gigantic tasks when it comes to comedy and portraying spoofs of various characters, some created by herself. In the Grand finale of 'Ravivaar with Star Parivaar', we see a complete transformation of Bharti Singh into Indian television's favorite 'Maa', Anupamaa.  Yes, you heard it right! Rupali Ganguly has been portraying the role of Anupama for a long time now and the show is as loved as she is. So, it is fair to say that spoofing this iconic role will require another legendary actress, Bharti Singh. Their bond is perfectly seen in the Grand finale episode of 'Ravivaar with Star Parivaar', as Bharti Singh turns into Anupama on the stage with Harsh Limbachiyaa as 'Vanraj'. Let's hear it from Bharti Singh about how she feels embodying Anupama for the first time ever.  Bharti Singh gets candid about her performance as Anupama on Ravivaar with Star Parivaar, "This was a complete shock for me too. To actually perform as Anupamaa, I had to match Rupali Ganguly and her spirit while portraying the character. I didn't think that I would be able to match her at all, because she's such a good artist, such an excellent actress. I took it as a funny gag, and I enjoyed it a lot. Harsh became 'Vanraj' and that was hilarious too. When Rupali Ganguly stood up and came to me, she hugged me and told me it was a big deal that I, Bharti, am performing the spoof of Anupama. This made me realize how much she respects me and it was absolutely amazing to hear her say it. Anupama has been on top as always, and I wish it remains at the top for a long long time. And lots of love to Rupali Ganguly Ji, as she's a really good artist." The respect and adoration that these amazing ladies have for each other will be pouring out on the stage of 'Ravivaar with Star Parivaar', and we are here for it. With other great performances lined up, the Grand finale will showcase the entire journey of the show so far, entertaining viewers along with it.  Don't miss out on the chance to see Bharti Singh become Anupama, and tune in to 'Ravivaar with Star Parivaar', Sunday at 8 PM, only on Star Plus!

25 September,2022 09:53 PM IST | mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Remo's dream come true moment after Neena performs live on 'Choli Ke Peeche'

Choreographer Remo D'Souza said that his dream came true after seeing actress Neena Gupta perform on the popular song 'Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai'. The track is originally picturised on Neena and Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit from the 1993 film 'Khal Nayak' starring Sanjay Dutt and Jackie Shroff. 'Khal Nayak' centres on the escape and attempted capture of terrorist Ballu by inspector Ram and his girlfriend officer Ganga. The film was the second highest grossing Hindi film of 1993.During the final episode of 'DID Super Moms', Bollywood actors Govinda and Neena Gupta appeared as special guests along with 'Pushpa' star Rashmika Mandanna.Neena is seen playing the role of mother Rashmika's character in the movie family comedy-drama 'Goodbye'. While she plays her mother, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is seen in the role of her father in the film. Also Read: Neena Gupta posts another picture in 'frock'; steals hearts again After looking at the contestants performing on the famous dance track of the 90s, Neena also joined them on stage to show her dance moves. And when Remo saw her he said that for so long he wanted to see her performing live on the dance number. He mentioned: "Today, we are celebrating our super moms in the 'Sapnon Ka Grand Finale', but I must say, it's a dream come true moment for me as I have watched Neena Ji perform live in front of me."The dance reality show is judged by Remo D'Souza, Bhagyashree Dassani, and Urmila Matondkar. It airs on Zee TV. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

25 September,2022 11:17 AM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Tushar Kalia wins Khatron Ke Khiladi 12, beats Faisal Shaikh and Mohit Malik

Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 wrapped up with choreographer Tushar Kalia being announced as the winner, after beating Faisal Shaikh and Mohit Malik to win the trophy. The other finalists of the season were actresses Rubina Dilaik and Jannat Zubair. The latest season was shot in Cape Town, South Africa.  Tushar had recently spoken to, in an exclusive chat!   Also Read: Watch video! Tushar Kalia: You will hear the wedding announcement soon

25 September,2022 01:31 AM IST | mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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