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TV news on May 12: Himanshi misses Asim, Nakuul shows off dance moves and more

Apart from telecasting its past shows, channels have also been trying to innovate and provide newer means of entertainment.

Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: May 12, 2020 8:50:53 pm
Himanshi Khurana, Asimanshi, Asim Riaz, Bigg Boss 13 Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana met on Bigg Boss 13 (Photo: Himanshi Khurana/Instagram)

As per the latest Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) ratings, last week saw total television viewership of 1.14 trillion viewing minutes.

Apart from telecasting its past shows, channels have also been trying to innovate and provide newer means of entertainment. A few weeks ago, Colors launched a shot-at-home series – Hum Tum Aur Quarantine with comedian Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa. The show saw the couple indulging in some fun conversation with popular stars and talking about their lockdown experience.

Over the weekend, Colors also aired a special musical tribute – Dard-e-Dil for late Bollywood actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. A bevy of celebrities like Hina Khan, Bharti Singh, Harsh Limbachiyaa, Maniesh Paul, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Arjun Bijlani, singers Sukhwinder Singh, Aditya Narayan, Abu Malik, and Rising Star contestants were seen participating in the concert. They took a trip down memory lane and shared nostalgia-filled eulogies along with performing soulful renditions of the late actors’ songs.

On being associated with the show, comedy star Bharti Singh, in a statement, said, “This tribute is a great chance for us to pay respects to these two legends of Bollywood. Both Rishi Kapoor ji and Irrfan Khan have given so much joy to us fans through their work. The last week was indeed the worst week for Indian cinema as we lost two legends one after the other. They may have gone from the world but they will live in our hearts forever through the work they have done. I am honoured beyond words that I have been chosen to give a tribute to them through this concert. We will celebrate their unforgettable contribution to Bollywood.”

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18:56 (IST)12 May 2020
Sharad Malhotra goes back to his original name

Popular television actor Sharad Malhotra is back to his original name. He had made a number of changes because of numerology. In a statement, the actor said, "I have gone back to my original spelling. Yes, I did change it for numerological reasons. However, I believe in the law of karma - what goes around comes around. One should just aim to be a good human being. I also tell myself every day that life is beautiful."

18:32 (IST)12 May 2020
Anjali Tatrari considers co-star Shweta Tiwari as her role model

Mere Dad Ki Dulhan actor Anjali Tatrari considers co-star Shweta Tiwari as her role model. Recently, Tatrari shared a picture on her Instagram account where she's seen reading a novel and she captioned the photo, “Guess who's gonna be proud” and tagged Tiwari on the same.

Explaining the same, the young actor said, "Shweta ma’am has been motivating me to read books and novels ever since we started shooting. She's always reading in her free time and encourages everyone to take up this healthy habit. No wonder someone coined the phrase 'Books are your best friends'. It is an enriching habit, some books also offer a sweet escape from reality. So, I would only thank Shweta ma’am to encourage me to inculcate this healthy habit."

Tatrari added, "She also recommends some really good books that will not only help you grow as a person but somewhere also add to your craft. She's a kind-hearted person and a role model to me in every way."

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Apart from Shweta Tiwari and Anjali Tatrari, Mere Dad Ki Dulhan also stars Varun Badola.

17:25 (IST)12 May 2020
Crime patrol actor Ansari Shafique passes away

Actor Ansari Shafique passed away on Sunday after battling cancer for a few years. He was 52. Shafique was known for playing multiple roles in Crime Patrol. He has also been part of films like Dost, Izzatdaar, Pratiggya among more. Ansari Shafique was even one of the screenwriters for Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini's Baghban.

16:46 (IST)12 May 2020
Shehnaaz Gill's new song is out!

Bigg Boss 13 fame Shehnaaz Gill's latest music video with Jassie Gill is here. The singer-actor duo released the lyrical version, given they couldn't shoot owing to the lockdown. Prior to this video, Shehnaaz had starred with Sidharth Shukla in Bhula Dunga.

Watch Shehnaaz Gill-Jassie Gill's Keh Gayi Sorry video here:

16:00 (IST)12 May 2020
Nazar 2 to go off air

Supernatural drama Nazar 2 is set to go off air from Star Plus. Due to the lockdown, the channel has decided to pull the plug on the Monalisa, Shruti Sharma and Sheezan Mohammed starrer.

Producer Gul Khan posted an emotional message on Instagram, informing fans about the same. She wrote, "Sad but true ... Nazar to go off air now ... feels like it was just yesterday it had launched ! TEAM NAZAR what an amazing job you guys did ! The most loving team of actors and technicians and writers I ever worked with ! Thank you,all of you for this wonderful journey ! And thank you @starplus for this opportunity ! It’s was roller coaster !!!! Many more to come!"

Nazar launched in July 2018 and managed to impress the audience with its gripping storyline and quality VFX. The show launched its second season earlier this year.

15:23 (IST)12 May 2020
Nakuul Mehta gives a glimpse of his dance moves

Not many know Ishqbaaaz actor Nakuul Mehta is also a skilled dancer. The actor recently posted a video on his Instagram page wherein he gives a glimpse of his talent. He captioned the post, "My Rumba Daze *From the archives of no one ever asked for it* Who would have thought that i would find myself at the National Ballroom Championship on a hot sunny day in Mysore and hit the rumba in an indoor marriage hall when unceremonious rains would mean change of venue at the last minute. Those were slippery feet but steady hands courtesy my brilliant partner in dance @damini_tiwari ! Thank you @sandip_soparrkar for your belief and mentorship. Did someone say a *Silver Medal*?"

14:30 (IST)12 May 2020
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14:09 (IST)12 May 2020
Did you know Naagin 4 actor Vijayendra Kumeria used to work as a cabin crew?

Naagin 4 actor Vijayendra Kumeria worked as a cabin crew member, before he decided to take up acting. The actor shared, "I worked as a cabin crew member in both domestic and international sectors. I was in Qatar for two years, and was drawing a handsome salary. However, I wanted to take up acting but my mother was not happy about it. I decided to try my luck for two years, and if nothing happened, I could go back to my old job."

However, life had different plans for him. Although he started with small roles, he soon bagged Shastri Sisters, which changed his life. "After that I bagged Udann, which changed my life. And now Naagin has contributed to my career graph. The feedback from the audience has been amazing," added Kumeria.

13:45 (IST)12 May 2020
Vivian Dsena prefers television over Bollywood

While most actors dream of seeing themselves on the big screen, Vivian Dsena's loyalty clearly lies towards television. In a press note, the actor spoke about his love for the medium. Sharing that while he loves films, if there's ever an offer from Bollywood and a TV soap, he would choose the latter. "I love television and am very attached to it. I believe there is no difference between TV and Bollywood today."

Speaking about his fan following, the Shakti actor added, "I don’t want to sound pompous but it’s true. I never thought I would become such a big name, and it's all thanks to my audience. I moved to Mumbai as a model and never thought of acting as a career. But it was in my destiny."

12:17 (IST)12 May 2020
Himanshi Khurana missing beau Asim Riaz?

Bigg Boss 13's favourite couple Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana seem to be missing each other. Khurana, who is currently in her hometown Punjab, recently posted an adorable video of herself and Riaz on TikTok. The viral video features the love birds sharing a candid moment on a set.

Talking about their relationship, Riaz had earlier told, ' Love just happens, we never plan it. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. I did go down on my knees for her (on Bigg Boss 13), and it was because I was very excited to see her. I really missed her when she was not there. I was like a kid around her. Everything is quite positive between us and I am looking forward to spending time with her.'

11:37 (IST)12 May 2020
Gold Awards go digital

One of the most popular television award shows, Gold Awards has decided to take the online route amid the lockdown. The winners of 'Gold Quarantine Award' will be announced on May 16.

Keeping in view the current situation, 15 new categories have been announced. Some of them include Most Stylish Star, Best Quarantine Chef, Super Cool Parents, Most Energetic Star, Most Entertaining Family, Fit and Healthy Star, My Dream Star, Go on a Date Star, Lockdown King and Queen. Fans can vote for their favourite through the Gold Awards' official social media pages.

11:12 (IST)12 May 2020
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa to celebrate silver jubilee with a fundraiser concert

To mark 25 years of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Zee has decided to air a grand musical concert Ek Desh Ek Raag in 10 national languages across 19 of its channels. The concert will feature Udit Narayan, Richa Sharma, Himesh Reshammiya, Javed Ali, Sourav Ganguly, Vijay Prakash, Kamal Khan and Debojit among others singing from the confines of their homes. The same will also stream live on Facebook.

The Ek Desh Ek Raag concert will start on May 23 and continue for 25 hours. The audience's donation would be contributed towards funds aimed at helping frontline warriors and the needy.

Udit Narayan, who will be a part of the live concert, in a statement, said, “The platform of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has always been very special to me as apart from giving our music fraternity some of its finest talents, the show has even launched my son Aditya as a host. I was already a part of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2020 this year, but now I am even more thrilled to be a part of the Ek Desh Ek Raag concert to celebrate 25 years of the popular music franchise. I am personally looking forward to performing for the viewers during this one of a kind concert where we, as the faces of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, are singing from the comfort of our homes. It will truly be a musical treat for one and all. It will surely help uplift the mood of people across the world during the COVID-19 Lockdown.”

The registration for Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 has also started. From May 9-22, every night at 9 pm, a question would be aired on Sony TV. One can answer the same on the Sony LIV app or by text message, to win a chance to reach the hot seat of KBC.