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Anupamaa Update: Maa-Yaa comes to Kapadia house, seeks the custody of chhoti Anu

The day starts off with a face-off and argument between Anupamaa and Maa-Yaa on the road. A sensible Anupamaa decides that, rather than arguing, it’s better to speak at home. That’s why, chhoti Anu, Anupamaa, Anuj Barkhaa, Dimpy take Maa-Yaa home. Also Read: Anupamaa Update: Anuj and Anu are worried about Maa-Yaa snatching their chhoti Anu from them Meanwhile, at the ‘Shah House’, Vanraj tells Baa not to interfere with Maa-Yaa, as she is an extremely razor-sharp lady. After that, Vanraj tells Kaavya his decision of not letting her go to London with Mohit. Kaavya says that she will agree to that, but, on one condition, that is he should accept Delhi's job offer, which he had rejected. And when Vanraj says no, then, Kaavya tells him that, in that case, she will go to London. She also adds that, ‘I will fly. So, either let me fly or watch me fly away”. She also warns Vanraj not to resort to any cheap tactics like hiding her passport like he had done with Anupamaa. Also Read: Anupamaa Update: Anuj and Anu are worried about Maa-Yaa snatching their chhoti Anu from them Amidst all this, Maa-Yaa lands up telling chhoti Anu that she is her real and biological mother and that she has come to take her home. Hearing this, chhoti Anu retracts and asks her the reason as to if she was her real mother, then, why she had left her in the orphanage. In the end, Maa-Yaa convinces chhoti Anu to go home with her. Chhoti Anu agrees to go home with Maa-Yaa but, on one innocent condition that, her mother and father (Anuja and Anupamaa) too will accompany her there. SPOILER ALERT: The upcoming episode will see a face-off between Anupamaa and Maaya, where Anupamaa DECLARES before Maaya that, if she is 'MAA-Yaa', then, she too is 'Anupa-MAA'.  

27 January,2023 08:30 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Bigg Boss 16: Farah Khan slams Tina, Priyanka for bullying Shalin

Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan will be replacing actor Salman Khan as a host during the weekend ka vaar episode of the reality show 'Bigg Boss 16' and will be seen "getting strict" with the contestants. Anil Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, and Mika Singh will be making an appearance on the show this week as special guests. During the episode, Farah seems unhappy with the behaviour of Tina Datta and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary. She slammed them for continuously bullying Shalin Bhanot. This led to an argument between the three. Tina and Priyanka continued to argue with the host and tried to explain their viewpoint. However, this irritated Farah. Farah tried to make them understand but after a point, she got annoyed and said: "If you don't want to listen to me, I'll walk out." In the previous episode, Shiv Thakare and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary got into a massive fight. Shiv even said that Priyanka is trying to copy the late actor Sidharth Shukla. Also Read: Farah Khan hosts burger party for Sajid Khan, Abdu Rozik after they exit Bigg Boss 16 It all happened when Bigg Boss asked to nominate two contestants and Priyanka was nominated. She got angry and said that she will continue to fight even if the entire house is against her. After hearing this, Shiv compared her with the 'Bigg Boss 13' winner. 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

27 January,2023 07:43 AM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Throwback: Shehnaaz Gill-Sidharth Shukla's last performance together

Shehnaaz Gill and late Sidharth Shukla were not only the most popular contestants of season 13 of the reality show Bigg Boss but were also the most loved people on the show. Their popularity was not restricted to the show but continued even after the season concluded. However, in an unfortunate turn of events, Sidharth Shukla passed away last year on September 2. His death left his close ones and his legion of fans devastated.  During Bigg Boss 13, Shehnaaz and Sidharth became close friends, and their bond only got stronger after they left the house. While their fans shipped them as a couple, the two never accepted being in a relationship and maintained that they considered each other to be like family. After leaving the house, they featured together in music videos and also at public events. Their last event together was in August 201 on the sets of Dance Deewane 3. The episode was aired on television, days before Shukla's demise.  Also Read: Tuesday Trivia: Did you know Shehnaaz Gill was a part of the Brahmakumari event for women empowerment? In the video which was shared by Shehnaaz Gill on August 18, the two were seen dancing together. Madhuri Dixit, who was one of the judges on the show, had asked Shehnaaz about her ideal man and she pointed at Sidharth and said, "Mujhe ye accha lagta hai". On the show, they also performed a romantic act.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Shehnaaz Gill (@shehnaazgill) Shehnaaz and Sidharth met on the sets of Bigg Boss 13 in 2019. They have featured together in ads, music videos, and public events. While Shukla won the reality show, Shehnaaz won the hearts of the audience with her charming personality.  Shukla reportedly passed away in his sleep on September 2, 2021 due to a heart attack.  Play Quiz: How well do you know the late Television actor Sidharth Shukla

26 January,2023 10:30 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Republic Day: Hiten Tejwani shares memories from school

Popular television and film actor Hiten Tejwani, who has featured in shows like Kutumb, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family and many more joined for a conversation about Republic Day. The actor is currently seen as Lakhan Kapoor – Ram's younger brother in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 on Sony. The actor shared memories of celebrations during his school days and spoke about what the Indian constitution means to him. Read on to know more! Republic Day marks and celebrates the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950. This replaced the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India, thus turning the nation into a republic separate from British Raj. Read on to know more! How has the meaning of Republic Day changed for you over the years? The meaning of Republic Day hasn’t changed for me over the years. I still believe in Equality. In fact over the years it has become more concrete and I believe our future generations will carry it forward too. What does the Indian constitution mean to you? The Indian constitution is the supreme law of India and we as citizens of the country will abide by and follow it . What are your most precious memories of the Republic Day celebrations? The most precious memories are from school. We use to have an assembly for all the grades in school. We would sing the National Anthem and participate in the flag hoisting ceremony. Then some snacks would be served and we would be given a break for the rest of the day. Also Read: Republic Day: Sudhanshu Pandey shares memories from Army school

26 January,2023 08:18 PM IST | mumbai | Natasha Coutinho D'souza
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Republic Day 2023: TV stars share fondest childhood memories of the day

Every year on January 26, we Indians celebrate Republic Day with great fervour and pride. The day which marks the end of British rule and the establishment of India as a Republic and independent state, Republic Day is a celebration of our country's unity, integrity and cultural diversity. While attending the flag-hoisting ceremonies and dancing to patriotic songs at school functions is something that we all have done on Republic Day as a child, watching the grand parade at Rajpath, now known as Kartvya Path, on Doordarshan still remains one of the best R-day rituals for most of us till date. As India celebrates its 74th Republic Day today, we got in touch with some of the popular faces of the small screen, who spoke about what the day means to them, their childhood memories related to Republic Day and more... "Republic Day holds lots of importance in terms of history and significance. This is one of the most noteworthy days in our nation as we marked ourselves as a Republic state. And for me, this day comes with lots of enthusiasm and respect towards those who gave their whole and soul to make our constitution," says 'Bigg Boss 13' fame Himanshi Khurana when asked about what Republic Day means to her. "Republic Day means the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect, thus turning the nation into a republican nation after getting free from the British Raj. So it means freedom, democracy, and that we have our own motherland. That feeling is beyond words to describe," asserts actor Shefali Sharma who was last seen in the popular TV series, 'Sanjog'. Whereas for actor and a popular DJ, Ali Merchant, Republic Day is all about remembering those who laid the foundation of our constitution, he says, "It is a day to pay tribute to those who brought up such a promising constitution for our nation." When asked Himanshi about her fondest childhood memories of Republic Day, the 'Gallan Bholiyan' singer, replied, "Republic Day used to be something different when I was a kid. We used to be excited about the tri-colour decorations, flag hoisting at school, and watching the parade with the family. It was a different experience and an experience that's only in our memories now." Shefali on the other hand, recalls the time when she visited Bagah Border. "One of the years in my school, we were all taken to the Wagah border to watch the parade and meet our real heroes," shares Shefali. Also Read: Republic Day: Sudhanshu Pandey shares memories from Army school "Attending flag hoisting ceremony and paying tribute to the nation as a child, also it was more about wearing the flag and showing how proud we are as Indians and how much we love our country. Going to school on this day used to be so much fun," says Ali as he remembers his fondest memories of Republic Day celebrations. When asked Himanshi what is her all-time favourite patriotic song, pat comes her reply, "Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawanon Ka from the movie Naya Daur". "Vande Mataram by Rahman (AR Rahman) sir", reveals Ali when asked him about his favourite song. Unlike Himanshi and Ali, Shefali doesn't have one but two favourite songs. The actor who is best known for her hit TV series, 'Bani', says, "I have two favourite patriotic songs, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon and Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawanon Ka."

26 January,2023 08:14 PM IST | Mumbai | Sneha Singh Nishad
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Shehnaaz Gill says she ran away from her home to fulfill her dreams

Shehnaaz Gill revealed that she ran away from home to fulfill her dreams during the "Senior Citizen Special" episode of singing reality show "Indian Idol 13". She also talked about taking her mom, Parminder Kaur Gill for her first international trip to Dubai.When contestant, Debosmita Roy told Shehnaaz about her family and how her parents supported her in her singing career, the former "Bigg Boss 13" contestant said that she is lucky to have supportive parents. Also Read: Bigg Boss 16: Shehnaaz Gill, MC Square promote their new song  She shared: "There are very few families in our country who support working women. 'Main apne sapnon ko poora karne ke liye ghar se bhaag gayi thi (I ran away from my house to fulfill my dreams). Debosmita, you are very lucky to have such supportive parents. Always stand by them and make them proud."Shehnaaz, who recently featured in the music video "Ghani Syaani" with the popular rapper MC Square, also said: "I recently took my mother for her first international trip to Dubai and the feeling was surreal. It always feels great to do something for your parents." Also Read: Impressed by 'Indian Idol 13' contestant, Jeetendra advises her to 'try in films' Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar, and Himesh Reshammiya are the judges on 'Indian Idol 13'.

26 January,2023 07:02 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Republic Day 2023: Chahatt Khanna talks about time she wanted to join police

Actress Chahatt Khanna needs no introduction. She became an overnight name with serials like ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ and ‘Qubool Hai’, wherein she had played the memorable characters of Ayesha and Nida respectively. Mid-Day Online exclusively spoke to the actress on the occasion of Republic Day. Also Read: Tuesday Trivia: Chahat Khanna was offered the role of Mona Singh in Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha' Speaking exclusively to Mid Day Online, Chahatt shared her wish as a teenager to join the police force after being inspired by the great women of India who played a role in making the country proud.  She said, “I had been reading a lot about women in governance and how they impacted communities all across the countries. I became totally impressed with their work and for this, I, wholeheartedly salute their spirit. Looking back, I still remember that, when I was about 19 or 20 years old, I had a strong urge to join the police force. I was highly inspired by the women who looked so tough and strong. And for this, I had been researching and reading a lot about women in service across the world and how their skills have impacted communities and countries. Trust me when I say that, it has been totally enlightening, fascinating and so insightful to understand the importance of women in leadership”. Also Read: Mona Singh: Not a short-term film that can be labelled hit or flop On the professional front, not many are aware that Chahat Khanna was offered the role of Mona Singh in Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha'. The actress had turned it down as she thought she wouldn't suit the part. It is being said that, Chahat had received a call from the makers to be a part of the film, but, according to her, she wouldn't be suitable for the role and didn't want to be typecast as the hero 's mother.  

26 January,2023 05:09 PM IST | Mumbai | Satish Sundaresan
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Republic Day: Sudhanshu Pandey shares memories from Army school

As India celebrates it's 74th Republic Day today, caught up with 'Anupamaa' actor Sudhanshu Pandey, who shared his thoughts on the occasion. Having studied in Army school, the actor recalls celebrating the day with great fervour and enthusiasm. Republic Day marks and celebrates the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950. This replaced the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India, thus turning the nation into a republic separate from British Raj. Read on to know more! How has the meaning of Republic Day changed for you over the years? Republic Day has always held the same meaning and importance for me because I studied in Army school. We used to celebrate Republic Day and Independence Day with great pomp and show. What does the Indian constitution mean to you? The Indian constitution is the whole identity of the country. It's having a republic where everything is written down, rules and rights were laid down on paper for everyone to follow and understand the meaning of being a republic. What are your most precious memories of the Republic Day celebrations? The most precious memories are from Army school because we used to have a lot of activities on such important days. We had sports competitions and of course the flag hoisting where a big Army officer would grace the occasion. We used to be in high spirits on these special days that celebrate the country. Also Read: Exclusive! Anamika Khanna reveals how Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul's wedding look was planned  

26 January,2023 12:30 PM IST | mumbai | Natasha Coutinho D'souza
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Anupamaa Update: Baa and Vanraj become extremely irritated after seeing Maaya

The day starts with Kaavya unveiling the much-awaited ‘surprise’ in the form of the photographer Mohit and Maaya paying a visit to the Shah House. Mohit and Kaavya introduce Maaya as the undisputed queen of the events industry. Seeing Maaya at her house, Baa and Vanraj are extremely disappointed to see her. An extremely irritated Baa leaves no stone unturned in taunting Maaya. Also Read: Anupamaa Update: Anuj and Anu are worried about Maa-Yaa snatching their chhoti Anu from them Meanwhile, at the Kapadia House, chhoti Anu is extremely desperate to meet Maaya, despite having fever. But, chhoti Anu is very adamant to meet Maaya. That’s when Anupamaa scolds chhoti Anu to behave properly. That’s when chhoti Anu tells everyone that, since everyone is shouting at her, she will run away from the house, thus putting everyone in a tizzy. Also Read: Anupamaa Update: Kaavya becomes the showstopper at the launch of new perfume owned by Maaya After saying this, chhoti Anu actually runs away from the Shah House. Seeing her running away, everyone starts running after chhoti Anu in order to stop her. While running, chhoti Anu lands up on the road in front of an approaching vehicle. Both, Anupamaa and Maaya protect chhoti Anu from an approaching car. 

26 January,2023 07:32 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Exclusive: Shalin Bhanot's customized weekend outfits get a sustainable makeover

Every season, you find one contestant that does go a little OTT with their fashion on the show. Actresses like Gauahar Khan,  Hina Khan were the first on the show to start a trend of high fashion drama on the show with stylists roped in. When the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ started 16 years ago, inmates would bring along a bag with limited items & would often repeat their clothes. The latest seasons, the inmates seldom have the same night suit let alone daily wear clothing. The contestants do take their fashion pretty seriously on the show & this season, amongst the men, Shalin Bhanot is one of the contestants who has set some really high standards for menswear. Also Read: Bigg Boss 16 Exclusive! Shalin Bhanot: Bigg Boss was keen on having me on the show From eccentric printed shirts to printed coordinates, to dapper suits, Shalin Bhanot's ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ looks have been appreciated. From Salman Khan to Ekta Kapoor, Shalin Bhanot's sartorial choices have been noticed & liked. Breaking all norms, Shalin Bhanot's every weekend outfit on the show was customized & not sourced from any designer. His stylist has hand painted a few, few were based on themes, every piece of clothing was made from scratch. Also Read: Lesser-known facts about the MOTHER-TO-BE Gauahar Khan and gorgeous pictures from her personal album As pre-decided by Shalin Bhanot, his team recycled every outfit of his from the ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ & got it custom made to sizes of girls from a shelter home. Apparently according to his team, every piece of clothing was used to make pretty frocks, tops & skirts for the little girls. Shalin Bhanot has always associated himself with causes related to betterment of little girls and women. Earlier too, he had extended his help to sex workers during the pandemic and raised awareness to help them. He had already discussed with his team on initiating this plan so others can follow suit.

25 January,2023 07:29 PM IST | Mumbai | Satish Sundaresan
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Anupamaa Update: Anuj and Anu are worried about Maa-Yaa snatching chhoti Anu

The day starts off with an extremely tensed up and worried Anuj and Anupamaa spending time with chhoti Anu. And when Anuj calls up the orphanage, the caretaker of the orphanage tells that Maa-Yaa had come to the orphanage to make enquiries about chhoti Anu. That night, Anuj and Anupamaa wake up to a terrible dream wherein they see someone snatching their chhoti Anu from them.   Also Read: Anupamaa Update: Mystery is over about the mysterious Maa-Yaa as she claims to be chhoti Anu’s biological mother Meanwhile, at the Shah House, at the behest of Baa, Vanraj ‘romantically’ tries to stop Kaavya from modelling any further. Seeing this, Kaavya immediately snaps back at him by telling him not to attempt or even try to attempt the same tactics which he had done with Anupamaa. For the unversed, in order to dissuade Anupamaa from going to the USA, Anuj gets her pregnant, because of which, she forgoes the lifetime opportunity of going to the USA. Also Read: Anupamaa Update: Kaavya becomes the showstopper at the launch of new perfume owned by Maaya Meanwhile, chhoti Anu falls ill because of viral fever. Seeing this, Anuj and Anupamaa become extremely tense. Even though they try their best to cheer up chhoti Anu, she is totally adamant on seeing Maa-Yaa, who, she says, had taken care of her earlier also when she was not well.      

25 January,2023 07:20 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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