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Interview: Director Alok Nath Dixit On "Kul Ki Jyoti Kanya"

By Meenakshi Sharma

Alok Nath Dixit with the unit of Kul Ki Jyoti Kanya

Alok Nath Dixit at sets of Kul Ki Jyoti KanyaMumbai, June 30, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) “Our aim is not only entertainment but also educating public”, says director Alok Nath Dixit about his new venture “Kul Ki Jyoti Kanya”. The man of versatility has been in the television industry for more than 20 years now and has directed many TV serials, tele-films, short films and feature films. We spoke to Alok Nath about this new serial which is currently being aired on DD from Monday to Friday at 12:00 PM. Following are some excerpts.

Tell us something about the serial “Kul Ki Jyoti Kanya”

In this serial, I have tried to bring the sensitive issues like female foeticide in the limelight which was the very first topic that Aamir Khan put forth in Satyamev Jayate. In this serial also I have put forth the importance of a girl child. How a father who hopes for a son kicks his wife and two daughters out of the house and remarries another woman. His second wife does give birth to sons but these sons later in become a major misery in the father’s life. In such a situation his daughters take care of him and it is then that he realizes the true gender that enlightens our life by burning herself every minute! 

Is this serial inspired by Satyamev Jayate?

Indian TV Classic NUKKAD Released on DVD

By Ekta Kumari

Indian TV Serial Nukkad

Mumbai, June 22, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) In the 1980s when DD ruled the television sets at our home and entertainment had a simpler approach, came some of the best television serials that are still adored and appreciated by the audience. Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Buniyad, Hum Log, Ye jo hai Zindagi and Nukkad are few among them that are considered as cult serials and have cut across the boundaries of age and time and are still being loved by today’s generation.

After the release of everyone’s favourite Zabaan Sambhal Ke and Ye jo hai Zindagi on DVDs, Shemaroo now releases ‘Nukkad’ in a 13 DVD Pack. It has the complete 100 episodes of the serial and includes both the old series as well as the new one.

Contestants Floor Sharman Joshi - Boman Irani for UTV STARS Lux The Chosen One

Mumbai, June 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / A show that began with an eventful 5 city audition is getting more and more exciting by the day! What with contestants revealing different shades of their personality and flooring celebrity judges with their wit and charm!

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This week’s episode featured the versatile Sharman Joshi and the multi – talented Boman Irani. Together they formed the perfect task setters one could ask for. They started with challenging the girls with funny sounding Hindi tongue twisters and went on to make them act out different roles and scenes with them!

Love Blossoms Between Angana and Akash in Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga

Mumbai, June 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Aakash (Pankaj Tiwari) in "Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga" is in a happy place. His wife, Angana Raichand (Shreya Jha) is proving to be a helping hand in his sister Kanak's wedding.

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Angana who has not really worked like this before in the Raichand house is putting all her heart and effort to impress her husband with her dedication. Akash is happy that Angana has adjusted beautifully in his house and with his family. Akash's Mami also praises Angana for all the hard work she has put in Kanak's wedding.

Malaika Arora plays devil’s advocate on Lux The Chosen One, lashes out at contestant for poor performance

English: Indian actress Malaika Arora Khan

English: Indian actress Malaika Arora Khan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mumbai, June 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / If the recent episode of Lux The Chosen One is anything to go by, then there’s drama and excitement galore for audiences! What with contestants giving each other stiff competition at all the tasks and showing their jealousy rather openly.

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Well, Malaika Arora was the celeb task setter on this week’s episode. Malaika set a rather difficult task for the girls and was brutally honest in giving them feedback about their performance. So much so, that Drishti (one of the contestants) created a huge hue and cry about it in her room. She even went to the extent of saying that she was being treated like an outcast because she is fat!

She also had a rather nasty argument with two other contestants on the Show, Shalmalee and Annie! The excitement doesn’t end there. The girls were all given classy haircuts by the renowned celebrity hair stylist, Sapna Bhavnani! Besides sprucing up their overall look and giving them funky haircuts, Sapna also filled them in on the different celebs she’s worked with over the years and their likes and dislikes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu being the top names in that list!

Bal Hanuman Raj Bhanushali Bags Best Child Actor Award at Indian Telly Awards

Jai Bal Hanuman

Jai Bal Hanuman (Photo credit: Prasad - Happiness)

Mumbai, June 5, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Master Raj Bhanushali famously known as Bal Hanuman of Sahara One’s Jai Jai Jai Bajrangbali, is only 6 years old but has already made his mark on the Indian television. With his tremendous acting skills he essays the role of Bal Hanuman with élan.

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At the recently concluded Television Industry’s most prestigious award ceremony, The Indian Telly Awards - Raj bagged the highly coveted Best Child Actor Award. At such a tender age, his excellent acting skills, innocence coupled with passion and divine virtuousness for his character of Bal Hanuman on Sahara One, have clearly touched the hearts of millions of viewers, leading him to win this much deserved award. He is the brightest shining star amongst other bright stars like - Bhavya Gandhi (Tipendra - Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chasma - SAB TV), Paras Arora (Shivaji Maharaj - Veer Shivaji - Colors), Aryan Sharma (Chotu - Dia Aur Baati Hum - Star Plus) and Rushiraj Pawar (Chandragupt Maurya- Chandragupt Maurya - Imagine TV).

Live Out Loud - Bindass Dance Squad Connects Chords Again

Mumbai, June 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Live Out Loud is back to help people speak their heart out. This week a friendship gone sour gets a chance at revival. It’s a brand new story, new setting and a new message on ‘Live Out Loud’.

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TV Star Natasha Sharma Hosts BIG Memsaab on Reliance's BIG Magic Channel

English: Natasha Sharma

English: Natasha Sharma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mumbai, May 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / With the phenomenal success and incredible responses received over the last four years in the Hindi heartland, India’s only Reality Show for Housewives - BIG MEMSAAB now in its 5th Season will be launched across the other 3 states of Central India viz. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh & Jharkhand after the 4 consecutive & exceptionally successful seasons in UP. The 10 episode series on BIG Magic will feature the strength, potential and capabilities of women in the region and vows to enthrall the audience on BIG MAGIC. Adding to the glam & glitz of BIG MEMSAAB is beautiful Natasha Sharma, ‘Sia’ of popular serial Naa Aana Is Des Laado… who will host the show and also is the Face of the property.

The initial rounds of this reality show will be spread across 7 cities of Bihar, MP and Jharkhand – Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Patna, Ranchi, Muzaffarpur Jamshedpur and involved women from different walks of life. Women from these cities were put through tests to present their talent, be it in singing, dancing, arts or crafts…any form of creative art they possess. Each city finale, which concluded, left jam packed audience surprised, as they witnessed the bundle of talent that was being showcased by their very own women. These rounds helped to shortlist three winners from each city, who will now participate & battle for the title in a Grand Finale in Indore.

SAB TV Presents "Hasi Ki Jung" with combined cast of Lapataganj and Chidiyaghar

Mumbai, May 26, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / SAB TV, India’s leading family entertainment channel, will air a special maha combo-episode involving the cast of Lapataganj and Chidiyaghar on May 27th at 7 pm. The episode titled ‘Hasi Ki Jung’ has the entire Narayan family from Chidiyaghar visiting Lapataganj to participate in a cultural programme to pay a tribute to Kesari Narayan’s (Rajendra Gupta) school friend and Mukandi Lal’s father Sugandhi Lal Gupta.

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Tujh Sang Preet Lagaai Sajna Hindi Serial Marks 200th episode on Sahara One TV Channel

By Sanjay  Sharma Raj

Tujh Sangh Preet Lagai Sajna
Cake cutting on the sets of tujh sang preet lagai sajana

Mumbai, June 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sahara One's 'serial Tujh Sangh Preet lagai Sajana' has crossed 200th episode mark and a celebration was held to mark the occassion at the Jurassic park studios at Malwani in Malad(W),Mumbai on Friday on the set of serial ‘Tujh Sang preet Lagai Sajna with serial unit & artists like Dheeraj Kumar,Vijay Badlani ,Amrapali Gupta,Khyati, Hezal,Director Govind Singh, Anas Khan, Sanjeevni , Varun Sharma , Dushyant Vora, Cameraman Mukesh Singh and others.

Tujh Sangh Preet Lagai Sajna
Sanjeevni, khyati, Varun Sharma, Anus Khan,Dheeraj kumar,Amrapali,hezal, Vijay Badlani before cake cutting on the set of tujh sang preet lagai sajana

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