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As per last week's ratings by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), television viewership has seen a 29% growth compared to the pre-COVID period.

Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: May 15, 2020 8:56:38 am
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The lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak affected the shoot of television shows. Production was stalled from March 19, and thereon, all channels have been re-airing its past shows. However, with families once again at home together, viewership is on the rise.

As per last week’s ratings by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), television viewership has seen a 29% growth compared to the pre-COVID period.

TV actor Varun Badola, whose show Mere Dad Ki Dulhan (Sony TV) had to suspend production, told that the reruns of mythological shows are being watched by those who were part of the section of the audience that watched it during their first runs. He said, “If Ramayan can garner such big TRPs even after so many years, something must have been good then. The fact is if you have created good content, it will never go waste. These shows have definitely survived the test of time.”

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18:58 (IST)14 May 2020
Nisha Rawal takes a break from social media

During the lockdown, Nisha Rawal started her live chat shows, and was even constantly blogging about her day. All that seems to have taken a toll on her as the actor has now decided to take a break from social media. In a series of Instagram posts, Rawal informed her fans that she has been thinking of taking a break for a long time.

In one of the posts, she mentioned how she wants to spend her days in pyjamas, making tea for her mother, take online classes and listening to her maid's village stories. In another one, she wrote that she is proud to have initiated series of vlogs during the lockdown but the constant presence on social media makes her feel she needs a recharge.

Nisha Rawal promised to be back soon, and also said that her fans might get a glimpse of her in comments and likes.

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18:22 (IST)14 May 2020
Katrina Kaif to grace 'Look Who’s Talking with Niranjan Iyengar'

Bollywood star Katrina Kaif will be seen in the next episode of Look Who’s Talking with Niranjan Iyengar. When asked by the host on her debut film Boom not doing well, Kaif said, “The time Boom released I was, I had made enough headway. So even if the film like you said it didn't do well, my mind was okay. I was very happy because actually, my ambition had been to be a model, I didn't know enough about acting to have a desire to be an actor.”  

The episode will air on Friday, May 15 on Zee Cafe.

17:49 (IST)14 May 2020
Vikas Gupta makes a comeback on Instagram

A day after his birthday, Mastermind Vikas Gupta went underground on Instagram. He even deleted all his posts, leaving fans wondering what was wrong. On Thursday, the Bigg Boss 11 finalist finally got back on the social media platform. Sharing a post on raising funds for domestic violence victims. He even tagged his friends Sidharth Shukla, Mrunal Thakur, Baseer Ali, Shruti Sinha, Rohan Mehra, Bhavin Bhanushali among more to support the cause.

17:09 (IST)14 May 2020
Dev Joshi picks up poetry writing during lockdown

Dev Joshi, who plays the titular role in Baal Veer has been utilising the lockdown productively. The young actor shared, "Staying at home has taught me to look deeper within, which has helped me explore my interests and skills which earlier I was not aware of. I have started writing shayari and poems lately."

"This phase has also taught me to appreciate the freedom that we have and the privileges we get in our day to day lives. It has also helped me look into different skills and career alternatives. This is a period of greater learning and thinking for a better future," Joshi added.

16:05 (IST)14 May 2020
Hina Khan shows off her hourglass figure

Bigg Boss 11 finalist Hina Khan took to Instagram to post a gorgeous picture of herself in a red and black dress. The well fitted dress made her look quite flattering. The actor captioned the photo: "I finally figured out my Body type, it’s an Hourglass with a few extra minutes.. "

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15:32 (IST)14 May 2020
Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy took a pay cut for Ramayan

After a successful run on Doordarshan, Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan is currently re-airing on Star Plus. During a virtual press conference, Sagar's son Prem Sagar spoke about the music of the show. He shared that his father wanted only Ravindra Jain to compose music for the mytho-drama.

"My father, Ramanand Sagar didn’t even think of anyone else other than Ravindra Jain when we began work on Ramayan. Both of them were like two bodies with one soul. There was extensive research done for making the music as per relevance. Also, notable singers like Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy gracefully took a cut in their payments to be a part of Ramayan," shared Prem Sagar.

14:28 (IST)14 May 2020
KBC 12 registers more than 2.5 million entries on day one

Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 started its registration on May 9. The Amitabh Bachchan hosted show has already clocked more than 2.5 million entries on day one of registrations. As per a statement by the channel, the participation through SonyLIV has gone up by over 360%.

The makers announced that for the first time, the entire audition process will be digital this year. The same will be divided into four parts – registration, screening, online audition and personal interview. The first round has Big B asking one question every night at 9pm on Sony TV and SonyLIV app. Registrations for this season are open until May 22.

Read here to know how you can register for KBC 12

13:42 (IST)14 May 2020
Surbhi Chandna shares secret recipe to good skin

Ishqbaaz actor Surbhi Chandna has been keeping her audience entertained through her Instagram account. From makeup, food to singing, she has been picking up new hobbies and vlogging about the same. In her recent post Chandna has shared her secret recipe for good skin- chaas aka buttermilk.

The actor not only shared the ingredients and method but also gave some secret tips to make the buttermilk healthier. In her fun inimitable style, she kept her fans thoroughly engaged in the video.

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Surbhi Chandna was last seen in Sanjivani

13:06 (IST)14 May 2020
Ronit Roy's heartfelt wish for daughter on her birthday

Ronit Bose Roy took to Instagram to post a heartfelt message for his daughter as she turned a year older. In the beautiful photo, where he is lovingly kissing her cheeks, Roy wrote, "Happy Birthday my lil baby girl. You’ve grown so much. You’re 15 today and 5’8”. You say all the wise things in the world. You have made me and your Amma so proud. But for me you’ll always be that lil baby who slept on my chest all night. I can’t express in words how much I love you. Have a super year and a super life ahead. Blessings always ❤️"

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12:26 (IST)14 May 2020
Vikas Khanna donates more than 4 million meals during corona pandemic

MasterChef judge Vikas Khanna is away from the country, stuck in New York due to the lockdown. But that hasn't deterred him from reaching out to people. In an Instagram post, the celebrity chef informed that with the help of volunteers, he has managed to send out more than four million meals across 75 cities."

He wrote, "With your support n wishes today I reached serving 4 Million+ Dry Ration Meals. What started with a single tweet is now reached 75+ cities. Thanks to you and The Heroes of National Disaster Response Force for helping us feed millions all over India. JaiHo."

12:05 (IST)14 May 2020
Shantanu Maheshwari and Nityaami Shirke call it quits

Shantanu Maheshwari and Nityaami Shirke have called off their relationship. The two actors met on the set of ALTBalajis' Medically Yourrs, and soon fell in love. Even though the two were in their initial stage of dating, they participated in Nach Baliye 9. The reality show ended up as a roller coaster ride for them as Shirke injured herself mid-way. However, the couple fought all odds and even reached the finale.

While many accused Shantanu Maheshwari and Nityaami Shirke of faking their relationship to participate in Nach Baliye, in an interview to Bombay Times, Shirke denied the same. She said, "Shantanu and I started dating around April 2019, while we were shooting for the promos of a web series. During Nach Baliye, we were getting to know each other. Being on the show helped us bond because we dealt with a lot during those five months. Nothing ever went wrong with our relationship. It’s just that we realised that we are better off as friends. We called it quits in February this year. However, he is still very much a part of my life and a good friend. And, we prefer it that way.”

Doordarshan was the first channel to hit the rewind button. After getting back shows like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Shri Krishna, Byomkesh Bakshi, Shriman Shrimati, it recently announced that it will re-air Shah Rukh Khan's first television show Doosra Keval.