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TV news on June 5: Divyanka refutes Naagin 5 buzz, Asim-Himanshi’s music video release date announced

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Written by Sana Farzeen | Updated: June 5, 2020 7:44:23 pm
Divyanka Tripathi, Naagin 5, Ekta Kapoor announced Naagin 5 recently (Photo: Divyanka Tripathi, Asim Riaz/Instagram)

As per the latest Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data, while the total television viewership is still 15% higher than the pre-COVID period, it has gradually declined since its peak when the lockdown was enforced.

In recent times, channels have been cancelling the production of shows, the latest being Colors’ Vidya. Before that, Ekta Kapoor announced the end of Naagin 4. However, they will get the next season rolling immediately. Star Plus will no longer be airing Nazar 2, Dadi Amma Dadi Amma Maan Jao, Dil Jaise Dhadake… Dhadakne Do. Sony TV has pulled the plug on Patiala Babes, Beyhadh 2 and Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein, while Zee TV has announced the end of Dil Yeh Ziddi Hai.

On the other hand, the audience has been lapping up on the reruns of mythological dramas, as it continued to top TRP charts.

Puneet Issar, who played the role of Duryodhan in Mahabharat, shared with indianexpress.com that these shows can help people gain positivity. “These are great epics and teach a lot about Indian culture. Also, Ramayan and Mahabharat are not religious books. They are manuals to lead daily lives. They help one understand relationships and how to deal with adversities. While Ramayan teaches you what to do, Mahabharat tells you what you shouldn’t do. One can learn so much about human emotions and how it’s important to always choose what’s right,” he said.

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19:43 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Karanvir Bohra's 'social distancing' birthday celebration for mother

Karanvir Bohra's mother is celebrating her birthday today. Following social distancing, the actor went to wish his mother and seek her blessings. He wrote on Instagram, "Went to meet mom @madhu.hariom on her birthday.... Couldn't touch her or enter the building..... It got me thinking, is this going to be the new normal? No no noooo...."

"We all may start going out and resuming our normal lives soon, but Pls be safe, be cautious and take care of your immunity by eating healthy coz this virus affects people with multiple disorders, be it YOUNG or OLD."

 
 
 
 
 
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19:24 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Manit Joura lockdown birthday plans

Kundali Bhagya actor Manit Joura spent a lockdown birthday this year. The actor was supposed to go home but got stuck in Mumbai.

Sharing his birthday plans, Joura said, "As much as I’d like to be home and around my favourite people on my birthday, I’m not going to fly back home to Delhi because I’m afraid I’ll be putting myself and my family at risk. This pandemic is still a threat and despite everything slowly returning to normal, I believe social distancing unless it is extremely important to travel, should be the way of life for at least a few more months."

"My family, especially my mom is always very excited about my birthday and I know she has a surprise gift for me which she couriered with the help of my brother. I guess my mom is also baking a cake for me. I will connect with my loved ones via video call this birthday, cut cakes with them and celebrate it in my own way," he added.

19:07 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Sidharth Shukla has a message for his fans

During the lockdown, Sidharth Shukla has been sharing motivational messages for his fans. His latest tweet talks about how one should choose their journey to explore themselves than falling for peer pressure.

18:35 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Checkout Prince Narula-Yuvika Chaudhary's funny video

Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary keep entertaining their fans with funny videos. The recent one that they shared will leave you in splits. As Prince cries that he has a headache, Yuvika questions him, 'where'?

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This post doesn’t need any caption bus emotions samjho mere @yuvikachaudhary jis ke biwi asi uska kya kare 😂😂😂

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16:54 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Divyanka Tripathi refutes Naagin 5 rumours

From the time Ekta Kapoor announced Naagin 5, fans have been left guessing who would play the primary characters. Recently, there were rumours that Divyanka Tripathi will don the avatar of an icchadhari naagin in the new season. She was also said to be accompanied by Asim Riaz and Kratika Sengar.

However, the actor has denied the buzz. When a fan tweeted the news, she replied, "Nope...False news."

15:40 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Asim and Himanshi's new music video to release on June 10

Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana are all set to star in the music video Khyaal Rakhya Kar. Sung by Preet Inder, the video will be released on June 10. Riaz shared the poster of the song on his Instagram on Friday.

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15:00 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Your chance to interact with Vishal Aditya Singh

Get a chance to interact with Bigg Boss 13 contestant Vishal Aditya Singh on the Indian Express Entertainment Instagram page, today at 5 pm.

14:10 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa to pay a special tribute to Wajid Khan

Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa will air a special one hour episode as a tribute to Wajid Khan. The singer-composer has been a judge and mentor on the show in a number of seasons. He passed away on May 31, at the age of 42.

Titled ‘Main Hun Dabangg’, which were one of his last words on the show, the special episode will not only pay a tribute to the composer, but remember him the way he would have wanted it to be - a musician with an infectious smile.

The episode will showcase Wajid Khan’s journey on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa while highlighting all his best moments and performances. It will also feature celebrity anecdotes including the likes of Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Sajid Khan, Himesh Reshamiya , Shaan and Sonu Nigam celebrating the legendary musician.

12:10 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Vijayendra Kumeri launches YouTube channel

Naagin 4 actor Vijayendra Kumeria has launched his YouTube channel in a bid to keep his fans entertained.

Talking about the same, he shared, "I have been thinking of creating some short films and content since a long time but never took that first step to implement my thought. During the lockdown, I got a lot of time to think, learn, write and shoot. So finally I have launched a channel and will try to make it interesting for viewers to watch. I will start by uploading some short-films that I made recently with minimum resources. Slowly there will be a bouquet of entertaining content like fun videos, behind the scenes, cooking videos, workout videos and whatever my fans and viewers suggest. I am new to this platform when it comes to creating content and engaging people but it is a great way to reach out to your fans.”

11:20 (IST)05 Jun 2020
Kapil Sharma would love to work with Sunil Grover again

Actor Kapil Sharma on Friday shared that he would love to work with Sunil Grover again. The two had a fallout in 2017, post which the latter quit The Kapil Sharma Show. Now seems like water under the bridge, Kapil is hopeful that the two can get back together for another project.

In an interview to Bombay Times, the comedian said, 'Sunil is such a fine actor. When I work with different artistes I always feel that there is so much to learn. Maine Sunil paaji se bahut cheezein seekhe hai, aur future mein, if a good project comes by, unke saath kaam karne mein bada mazaa aayega.'

Sharma also hinted that the two might come together again on another platform. He said, '“When we are together, we don’t have to work too hard, kyunki hum ek doosre ko bahut acchi tarah se jaante hai. I keep thinking that my current show is going on well, toh shayad kuch doosre platforms ke liye Sunil paaji ko leke kuch plan karu…aise ideas dimaag mein daudte rehte hai.”

18:41 (IST)04 Jun 2020
When Splitsvilla 7 winner Scarlett was subjected to racial slur

Model-actor Scarlett Rose, who won Splitsvilla 7 recently shared how she was subjected to racism by many in the industry. She shared, "When I 1st started modelling , I got turned down so many times , I would get casting calls for shows , tvs & movies & when they met me , I would be rejected for my skin colour: they would tell me “Bohot sundar ho par Gori nahi” (You are beautiful but not fair)"

"When I started online: I got lot of love but I got lots more hate & racist comments for the way I looked & my skin colour . (I still get these comments & people calling me these in my inbox ) People called me Blacky , Kali , Negro, Kali Bhains 🐃 , Crow , Niger etc etc * For all of you who support America , #BlackLivesMatter 🖤," she added.

Rose concluded the post sharing how Indians too are not new to racism. "Amazing 👏🏿 I support the cause too. BUT IT HAPPENS IN YOUR COUNTRY TOO & YOU DO NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!"

16:38 (IST)04 Jun 2020
Producer Zama Habib remembers Basu Chatterjee

On Thursday, filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passed away. Writer-producer Zama Habib shared a heartfelt post on the director's demise. He wrote on Facebook:

15:41 (IST)04 Jun 2020
Himanshi Khurana and Asim Riaz to star in music video

Himanshi Khurana and Asim Riaz are all set to star together in another music video. The two met on Bigg Boss 13 and fell in love soon. The couple who is lovingly called Asimanshi shared the poster on Instagram. They wrote, "Something coming really soon on @desimusicfactory 💃 @asimriaz77.official #himanshikhurana."

 
 
 
 
 
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15:13 (IST)04 Jun 2020
Gautam Rode is 'joru ka ghulam'

Actor Gautam Rode posted a video on Instagram claiming himself to be his wife Pankhuri Awasthy's 'Joru Ka Ghulam'. The video is from his wedding and the actors are seen dancing on the same song.

 
 
 
 
 
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14:03 (IST)04 Jun 2020
Here's your chance to interact with Ballraaj

Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 and Mujhse Shaadi Karoge fame Ballraaj will be live today on the Indian Express Entertainment Instagram page today at 5 pm. Login to have a fun chat with him.

13:01 (IST)04 Jun 2020
Sumeet Vyas and Ekta Kaul blessed with a baby boy

Ekta Kaul and Sumeet Vyas have been blessed with a baby boy. The actors got married 2018. This is their first child and the couple has named the baby Ved. Kaul is known for her work in Rab Se Sohna Ishq, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Mere Angne Mein.

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12:08 (IST)04 Jun 2020
Hina Khan calls humans an evil race

The tragic death of an elephant in Kerala, said to be caused by eating a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers has led to an outrage. Many TV and film actors expressed their emotions regarding the same. Hina Khan, who has always been vocal about social subjects, also took to Instagram to talk about the animal's death.

Calling humans an evil race, the actor posted a long note she wrote, "Wars, Pandemics, Deaths, Racism, Rapes, Diseases, Calamities and many more .. all by our hands! We are Murderers.. We seem to be immune to learning from our mistakes. We seem to be so unchangeable. But Change is inevitable!"

"Humanity has lost all hopes of proving itself as a saviour species. So far we’ve only been destroying, devastating and killing.
The killings are not new, numerous species extinct every day, millions of animals killed for food, skin, bones, teeth and what not!
It has been a surviving race which is now more like a evil race," she added.

"Maybe we deserve it! Maybe it’s natures way of showing us AGAIN, wake up! Wake Up!! Or simply stop Existing! You’d thinkthere’s a choice .. but no.. Karma is not about choice ! It’s about actions! And we have some dreadful reaping to do... We have asked for it, time and again.. #EvilRace"

The Maharashtra chief minister has allowed the resumption of shows following a certain set of guidelines. However, no official date has been announced regarding the same.