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Harjit Singh

Harjit Singh

With a persona that defines him as man of few yet influential words; there is a nostalgia that starts weaving within especially when one gets to know that he had worked in Doordarshan, Jalandhar for 21 years. Director, producer, writer, illustrator Harjit Singh, 64, had worked with Doordarshan in the era when unlike today instead of browsing channels then watching any most of the time was spent by... 

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NIA SHARMA – ON WINNING THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

NIA SHARMA – ON WINNING THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

He entry to Indian Television was by chance, but her performances were due to her talent and the resulting award was an indication of the audience validating what many already know, that Nia Sharma is one of the most talented professionals on Indian TV today. Life may have made this aspiring journalist into an actor, but by sheer dint of her work ethic and determination she had taken the opportunity... 

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GAURAV CHOPRAA  - BLOOD DIAMOND WAS JUST A START OF FINE PERFORMANCES

GAURAV CHOPRAA – BLOOD DIAMOND WAS JUST A START OF FINE PERFORMANCES

In traditional Bollywood terms, the length of Gaurav’s role in Blood Diamond was not too much and not too little, but in the time that he did appear on the screen and right till the end of the film, audiences recalled his character, for its realism and also for its impact on the screen. This, impact on audiences,  has continued till date. On talking with Gaurav, we can sense where that impact comes... 

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NAKUUL MEHTA – YES I DO TAKE MY ROLE HOME

NAKUUL MEHTA – YES I DO TAKE MY ROLE HOME

A Naval Officers son who has travelled the length and breadth of India, very academically bright, is on the cusp one day, should he go for that student visa that will take him to the US, or should he stay back. Thankfully for the Television fans, he chooses the later path. Talking to Nakuul, is refreshing cause the conversation is easy and very non filmi, yet it alludes to his very filmic passion,... 

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NAVNI PARIHAR – PORTRAYING INDIRA GANDHI WAS A CHALLENGE

NAVNI PARIHAR – PORTRAYING INDIRA GANDHI WAS A CHALLENGE

Her portrayal of one of the most influential person and woman of the 20th century, captivated all the world. We are talking about Navni Parihar playing Indira Gandhi in Pradhanmantri. But we find out that Navni has so much to share in her two decade ride and development of the Indian Television. Here we get her undivided attention: On doing Pradhanmantri? Television, for sometime had not been exciting... 

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SUNITA RAJWAR – STRAIGHT TALK ON THE STRUGGLES OF BOLLYWOOD

SUNITA RAJWAR – STRAIGHT TALK ON THE STRUGGLES OF BOLLYWOOD

You have seen her in soaps such as Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Ramayan, of late. Of course her performance in Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, is still very well remembered. But here we catch the amazing actress, who also dabbles in writing, AD’ing and production, in another avatar, that of giving a perspective of the struggles of making a life in Bollywood, including its disparities and shocking facts... 

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 SEEMA BHARGAVA – BADKI OF HUM LOG LOOKS BACK AND TALKS ABOUT THE PRESENT

SEEMA BHARGAVA – BADKI OF HUM LOG LOOKS BACK AND TALKS ABOUT THE PRESENT

The most exciting thing that happened prior to 1984, in Indian Television was the coming of color Television in the Asian Games. Then in 1984, a serial about a lower middle class family in Delhi, called HUM LOG, changed everything. It became the cult classic of Indian Television, the defining moment when television bold said to its audience “you need me as much as I need you!” The family of HUM... 

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AMIT BEHL : THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

AMIT BEHL : THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

There are those who become actors over time and those who probably never, despite time. But then there are those, who even if they come for a minute on the screen, in whichever role and in whatever the medium, film, television, or stage, leave their mark. For some it is their pure acting chops, for others their voice, for still others their presence and finally there are those like Amit, who are the... 

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GAURAV GERA ON BEING A PART OF JHUMROO

GAURAV GERA ON BEING A PART OF JHUMROO

We caught up with Gaurav, in the midst of his “not a single day off,” as he entertains both Gurgaon and Mumbai. Gaurav talks about being a part of the new, huge musical, JHUMROO, that has become the rage and is winning audiences from across the globe and his new show Tota weds Maina. What is Jhumroo all about? I play the lead character. We have 19 songs of Kishore Kumar, like a tribute to him.... 

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VIRENDRA SAXENA – NEVER BIGGER THAN THE CHARACTER POTRAYED

VIRENDRA SAXENA – NEVER BIGGER THAN THE CHARACTER POTRAYED

The first time I saw Virendra Saxena as Shahrukh’s father in DIL DARIYA, he stayed with me. There was a certain depth, certain believability he brought to the character. This has proved to be this thespian’s forte, as he has left his stamp of quality on many films and serials. Arguably the greatest TV show ever made in India, TAMAS, had one of the finest performances by him. But he has also proved... 

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