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Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: June 3, 2020 12:50:25 pm
Mohena Kumari Singh, Ramya Krishnan, Queen Mohena Kumari tested coronavirus positive with six other members of her family

On Sunday, Maharashtra government announced film and television shooting could resume in non-containment zones as a part of the relaxations that the state would undergo in June. All shoots were stalled on March 18, days before the nationwide lockdown was announced.

The state government issued a 16-page long set of guidelines for producers to follow as and when they begin film and television production. The guidelines include maintaining 33 per cent crew (which will not include the main cast) on set, all staff members to carry identification cards and Aarogya Setu app downloaded on their compatible devices, online auditions among more.

Talking about when the shoots could resume, a TV producer shared with, “The producers will start applying for permission from their respective district administration. Some sets would also need repair. We would need to get the cast and crew ready, and also the scripts. Can’t give a date but we should roll out at the earliest following all SOPs.”

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19:55 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Nitish Bharadwaj interacts with his fans

Actor Nitish Bharadwaj, known popularly to play the role of Shri Krishna in Mahabharat was LIVE on the Indian Express Facebook post. He interacted with fans and shared some intersting stories from his shooting days. Watch the video here:

17:43 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Checkout Rashami Desai's latest post

Rashami Desai is totally slaying in her latest post. Sharing a picture of herself dressed in a backless gown, the Bigg Boss 13 finalist wrote, "I’m more concerned with who you are behind my back, than who you are to my face. You’re loyalty shouldn’t depend on my presence 👸🏻🥰 #StayHome #KeepSlaying #KeepGoing"

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17:07 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Ramya Krishnan's Queen to air on Zee TV

Web series Queen, starring Ramya Krishnan will now air on Zee TV. Loosely based on the life of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Queen chronicles the life of Shakti Seshadri, a spirited and determined woman whose vision and sense of resilience made her an epitome of strength for many like-minded women.

Talking about the show, Ramya said in a statement, “I sensed a deep connection with the character on an emotional level, more so because her story speaks volumes of the plight of several women, yet gives them several reasons to rise against misogyny and prejudice. The character of Shakti represents hope and as an actor I have put my best foot forward to bring the role alive on the screen for the viewers. In fact, the character of Shakti is definitely one of my favourite ones and will always stay close to my heart. Talking about Queen, it is about the journey and the hardships that Shakti faced and how she overcame all odds as a strong and powerful woman in a man’s world. I feel it is a truly inspirational tale, one which everyone should watch in the current context!”

Starting June 6, Queen will air every weekend at 10:30 pm on Zee TV.

15:58 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Ekta Kapoor shares how Sushant's smile won hearts in Pavitra Rishta

Producer Ekta Kapoor on Tuesday shared a fun anecdote about Pavitra Rishta and how she cast Sushant Singh Rajput for the same. She wrote on Instagram, "After being 35 of 50 slots we were out of top 50! This show was a chance. @zeetv gave us based on a show #tirumatiselvum ! Wanted to cast a boy as lead who was doing second lead on our other show ! D creative in zee was adamant he dint look d part ! We@convinced them his smile wud win a million hearts.....and it did @sushantsinghrajput."

The Kai Po Che actor replied on the post, "And I’m forever grateful to you ma’am ❤️❤️❤️."

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14:26 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Rohan Mehra-Kanchi Singh celebrate four years of togetherness

Actors Rohan Mehta and Kanchi Singh are celebrating their fourth anniversary today. They met on the sets of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and after a brief friendship started dating. The couple has always been quite open about their relationship.

Mehra took to Instagram to wish his lady love. He wrote, "Happy 4 years of togetherness ❤️ We have come a long way 😍 @kanchisingh09."

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13:35 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Taarak Mehta producer happy to resume shoots

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah creator Asit Kumarr Modi is excited to resume shoot. In a statement, he said, “This is a welcome decision. The show’s fans have been waiting to watch the new episodes and we thank the Government for allowing us to shoot now by following the guidelines. Hopefully, we’ll soon be able to resume the shootings after receiving the final permissions from authorities and deliver quality entertainment to our audiences which they’ve been so eagerly waiting for."

"Even during the lockdown, our show gave people something positive and fun to watch along with their family. The show has been spreading happiness even during these trying times when things were uncertain and we plan to continue spreading smiles as we’ve been for the last 12 years. We will begin shoots as early as possible, after the final permission from the Govt. and follow all the directives issued by the authorities to ensure that our cast and crew are safe. Over the last couple of months, we have been working very hard on creating new scripts and I feel positive that fans will like it. We have already finalised some interesting scripts,” he added.

12:15 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Mohena Kumari Singh thanks fans for keeping her spirits high

Mohena Kumari Singh and six other family members in her in-laws house have tested positive for coronavirus. All of them are currently recuperating at a hospital in Rishikesh.

The actor shared a post on Instagram thanking her fans and friends for all the good wishes. Posting it late at night, the Singh shared that she has not been able to sleep. And while it has been difficult for all of them at home, they are praying it gets over soon.






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Last seen in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Mohena Kumari Singh got married to Suyyesh Rawat last year.

11:26 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Sharad Malhotra clocks 15 years in the industry

Sharad Malhotra has completed 15 years in the industry. The actor took to Instagram to share the news. He wrote, "01.06.2005 - 01.06. 2020 ~ ... Seems like yestrday when it all started & today as i look back its been 15 long years of learning, un- learning, discovering, re-discovering, failing, un-failing, doing, un-doing, faltering, un-faltering & much more than i can accommodate here 😊 ....#GRATITUDE is all i have to take your heart away ❤🙏 #15gorgeousyears #toanother15 🥂 #yehtohtrailortha #pictureabhibaakihaimeredost 🤙🎬."

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The actor has been part of popular shows like Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki, Maharana Pratap, Muskaan among more.

19:49 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Ekta Kapoor wishes nephew Laksshya on birthday

Producer Ekta Kapoor wished nephew Laksshya on his fourth birthday. She posted a lovely video of him on her Instagram with the caption, "The one ! The first one ! Who made us ...US! Happie bday laqu! Thanku for being d one who made me mommy first! Ur my jaaaaaan ! My twin my fellow Gemini."

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19:21 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Natasa Stankovic and Hardik Pandya set to become parents

Actor Natasa Stankovic on Sunday confirmed that she and fiance, cricketer Hardik Pandya are expecting their first child together. Sharing photos of herself and Hardik, Natasa wrote on Instagram, “Hardik and I have shared a memorable journey together so far and now, it’s only going to get better. Together, we are excited to welcome a new life into our lives very soon. We’re super excited for this new step of our life together and humbly ask your blessings and well wishes.”

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19:01 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Surbhi Jyoti welcomes June

Qubool Hai actor Surbhi Jyoti posted a stunning picture of herself on Instagram welcoming June.

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18:39 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Shivin Narang's learning from the lockdown

Shivin Narang shared that the lockdown has taught him that materialistic things hold no value, but it's the people around that matter the most. "Post lockdown, I think I will see things differently and will appreciate small things more. I have started taking things more seriously. Your focus should be more on yourself and your family," he added.

The actor, known for his roles in shows like Surveen Guggal, Beyhadh 2, Veera among more further said,"Now that I am at home, I have started helping my mother as I can see she works really hard. We don’t have any help at home, so I try to do whatever I can. I think this phase has made me more responsible. My parents are very loving and caring, so while I was working someone was always there to take care of me. But, now I am taking care of my family. Unfortunately, I met with an accident recently, so I cannot get involved more."

17:01 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Hindustani Bhau files police complaint against Ekta Kapoor

Bigg Boss 13 contestant Hindustani Bhau has filed a police complaint against Ekta Kapoor, accusing her of disrespecting Indian soldiers in her web series XXX 2.

“Our army is our pride and the woman indulges in an illict affair, and has a sexual act with a man wearing her husband's uniform. This is shameful as they have made a joke of our soldiers,” shared Hindustani Bhau. Adding, “The police has assured that they will investigate the matter, and keep me updated about the same.”

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15:08 (IST)01 Jun 2020
MTV Beats launches three new lockdown special shows

MTV Beats has announced three new shows during the lockdown. Baba Ki Chowki- Lockdown Edition will be hosted by Sanket Bhosale. Along with his Bollywood allies, he will also go up close and personal with emerging stars across the web and the world of music to bring you some unheard stories.

Pyaar Karo Na will have singer Akasa setting up a virtual date between two strangers via a video call followed by some interesting segments, love tasks and a final proposal at the end. And lastly, Lockdown House Party will have DJ Chetas playing electrifying beats for you to groove right in your drawing room.

13:47 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Himanshi Khurana speaks against domestic violence

Bigg Boss 13 contestant Himanshi Khurana tok to Instagram to voice against rising cases of domestic violence. She posted a story stating that men who physically and sexually abuse women, do not deserve to be called men. She also advised women to not stay quiet and let men play with their souls.

13:01 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Colors to re-air Om Namah Shivah, Uttaran and Na Aana Is Des Laado

Colors is all set to telecast Om Namah Shivay, an epic saga that celebrates the glorious and eternal life of Lord Shiva. Produced by Dheeraj Kumar, the show depicts the spirituality, divinity, and the moving power with which Lord Shiva governs the destiny of the universe.

Om Namah Shivay originally aired in 1997 and starred Samar Jai Singh, Yashodhan Rana, Gayatri Shastri, Manjeet Kullar, and Sandeep Mehta in the lead roles.

Apart from the myth-drama, Colors will also re-air Na Aana Is Des Laado and Uttaran.

12:00 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Divyanka Tripathi shares memories from her NCC days

Many would know that Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya has been a star cadet in the NCC. The popular actor on Sunday took to Instagram to share memories of her time in the student camp, and shared some unseen pictures.

She shared, "Flaunting uneven suntan and showing off muscles...those were the norms of beauty and achievements for us #NCCcadets then!
🧑‍🎨 Waxing and shining shoes till your face reflected in them, earning and adorning medals, crisp marchpast and cautions (#WordsOfCommand) so loud that the entire colony could hear you, such were the activities I took pride in."

"Sleeping on thin mats, morning PT and #DrillPractice in scorching sun, holding together our tents in winds & rains, digging snake trenches around them, lining up to have basic food like watery sabzis, map-like rotis and weak evening teas and still relishing it all because we knew that survival was more important," added Tripathi.

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The Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor further wrote, "Few would call them extremely uncomfortable conditions, few parents might not even let their children experience such adversities but I feel these conditions make one a stronger person mentally and physically. Once gone through all this- you are ready to face the world head-on!"

"This phase wasn't about me, it was about us as a platoon, wing or contingent. Cheers to the memories we made #MPContingent, #CarmelNCCunit, #NCCJuniorWing #NCCSeniorWing, #AnnualTrainingCamp, #CombinedAnnualTrainingCamp #PreRDC #RepublicDayCamp," she concluded.

11:15 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Dipika Kakar launches her YouTube channel

During the Eid celebrations, Dipika Kakar Ibrahim had been quite active on social media. She shared videos of her preparation for the big day. Wanting to reach out to more fans, the actor has now launched her YouTube channel-Dipika Ki Duniya. As the name suggests, the channel will be a way to give her fans a sneak peek into her worl

Kakar has uploaded two videos, one of her applying mehndi and the other on how she gave one of her old dresses a complete makeover. The channel has already garnered lakhs of subscribers, and the actor has promised to keep posting her personal diaries for her followers.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa judge Wajid Khan passed away on Monday at the age of 42.