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SAB TV’s effort to be seen as an all-comedy channel is paying off. One of it’s most popular comedies,Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah has completed 100 episodes.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: February 7, 2009 2:35:23 am

Comic centennial
SAB TV’s effort to be seen as an all-comedy channel is paying off. One of it’s most popular comedies,Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah has completed 100 episodes. The famous comic duo of Jethalal played by Dilip Joshi and Dayaben played by Disha Vakani along with their family and friends of Gokuldham Co-op Housing Society were present for the celebrations on television’s largest outdoor sets. The icing on the cake was the presence of the original Taarak Mehta,who’d come in from Ahmedabad especially for the event. The popular Gujarati columnist stayed true to the title of his acclaimed column and the spin-off show by wearing his glasses upside down.

Comeback vamp
TELEVISON’S favorite vamp,Kamya Punjabi is back on Zee TV’s Dulhann as Sindoora. But the twist in the tale is that Sindoora has lost her sanity this time post her confrontation with Amar and Divya and will be seen decaying in the prison when the character resurfaces. The look she has been given is wild and untamed,very unlike what Kamya is in real life. Kamya is super excited and looks really promising in her new avatar. The channel and the production house took months to freeze on this look as it was very important for Sindoora’s character to look convincing. Now if only these telly actors would put as much work in the acting department as they do in the looks department.

Fear factor
STILL haven’t had your full of watching celebs eat spiders and get cosy with snakes? You can rejoice because Colors is bringing back the second edition of its hit reality show Khatron ke Khiladi. This time too,it’ll be hosted by the ‘Kinng’ himself,Akshay Kumar. The Khiladi Kumar will be accompanied by the usual bevy of sultry beauties,but this time the show is looking for viewers to participate in its extreme and mind-boggling stunts. All those who think they can perform under pressure and have a passion for adventure can hope to be chosen through the auditions that’ll be held throughout the country soon. As for the rest of us who’d rather not risk our necks,we’ll sit and thrill at home.

Singing duets
SONU Niigam had promised to sing with his favorite singer Kailash Kher when he had last appeared on Indian Idol. And he kept his words as he and Kailash took the floor with élan. The two gave a mind-blowing performance with Ya Rabba. But amidst all the fun and laughter,Sonu displayed his seriousness towards to his craft. He demonstrated his observation about all the singing greats down the ages from Mohammad Rafi,Kishore Kumar,Talat Mehmood,Hemant Kumar,Manna Dey to Mahendra Kapoor. There are few as talented as Sonu in the industry today and even fewer when it comes to sharing their knowledge with newcomers. But we guess that is what makes Sonu a cut above the rest.

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