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Promoting films on popular TV serials is not a new strategy and has been there for a few years now. Recently, it was Vidya Balan who had been reported to be at the shooting of ‘Uttaran’ to hype her upcoming movie ‘Kahaani’ and Kareena Kapoor was also spotted in the promotional spree.

Following suit we have Tusshar Kapoor, the brother of the Queen of Soaps ‘Ekta Kapoor’, who would be making an appearance in ‘Pavitra Rishta’. The serial has been going strong with its rising TRPs and perhaps the Balaji think tank thought it to be a wise move to promote Tusshar’s upcoming ‘Chaar Din Ki Chandni’.

Well, we hope he can reap the benefits since the movie has not been able to generate enough hype yet apart from the remade song ‘Chandni O Meri Chandni’ from the Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi starrer ‘Chandni’ of the 80s.

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Watch Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna on Star Plus starting October 3

With some some commercials of the drama seen on Star Plus, it seems they really want the viewers to watch Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hain come this October. The show is about two sisters that are very close to each other. They live with their parents and take care of each other very much. The older sister is usually the one that is taking care of the smaller sister after she has gotten herself in trouble. In Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hain, the sister and their parents live in Delhi. Watch the show as it is set to air on October 3 at 8:30pm IST.

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It seems TV serial titles are getting flooded with Bollywood movie names and song lines. Bade Achche Lage Hain, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge; on Sony TV are good examples of this.

Playtime somehow, it seems, is not settled with this idea and are dwindling between names for their serial initially titled as Sangarsh. Its name was changed to Ruk Jaan Nahi Tu Kahi Haar Ke. But eventually it seems this name also could not satisfy the production team’s top brass. They are still scratching their heads and aggressively searching for a best suitable title for this serial.

Reportedly they are thinking about experimenting this time with a non Bollywood inspired title which is Sone Ke Pinjare Mein Phansi Muniya. The reason of earlier titles getting rejected was that the title was not matching with the theme of the serial. That is shy first two titles got rejected.

Producer Hemal Thakkar seems to be in doldrums.

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Karan Tacker and Kushal Tandon reported to be in Tum Se Hi

If you haven’t heard about the upcoming Star Plus serial Tum Se Hi, then what you need to know is that it has been reported that Cinevistaas is working on it and the drama is to star Kyrstal Dsouza and Nia Sharma as the lead female characters as two sisters while Abhinav Shukla plays one of the three male lead roles.

The latest news, however , is that Karan Tacker of Rang Badalti Odhani is also signing up for a role in Tum Se Hi. A new comer to Indian Television is also ready to join the action as the very famous commercial actor, Kushal Tandon, has also been in talks to work on the show. Kushal Tandon was the winner of the Grasim Mr. India in 2005 from which he gained much fame.

The two actors did not want to confirm these reports as of now so we do not have any solid information. The promo for Tum Se Hi is supposedly under works as of now and is suppose to be airing on air soon.

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No role afterall for Naveen Saini in Haar Jeet

Haar Jeet, the upcoming serial from NDTV Imagine, was to star the widely known Naveen Saini of Bidaai, but with his tough schedule at the moment, he is unable to participate in the show. His role in the drama was set as you can see him in the promo for Haar Jeet that is flying around. Naveen Saini was said to take the role of a father that makes his daughter live his dreams. Although if you are a huge fan of his, Naveen is due to take on a very important role in a show for Star Desh by Rajan Shah; his role is to be negative in the show.

What we know so far is that Naveen is not able to do Haar Jeet since his schedule is busy but he is working on fixing that so that he can take part in the drama. Haar Jeet is suppose to come on air sometime in September at the 10:30pm time slot.

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Popular drama actors, Alok Nath and Vijay Kashyap, to come together

Sony Tv and Rajan Shahi are very busy trying to bring the next hit in Kuch To Log Kahenge. Why does this serial look like such a big hit you ask? Why only because of the big names that are part of it, such as Mohnish Behi, Kritika Kamra as the lead actors and Alok Nath and Vijay Kashyap as helpers. Just about any hindi serial fan should be familiar with this names by now.

In the upcoming serial, Alok Noth, who also appeared in Star Plus’ Bidaai, is to play the role of a father with Mohnish Behi being his son while Vijay Kashyap is to play father to Kritika Kamra. Alok Nath has commented on his behalf of this report saying it is true but no word of go was conceived from Vijay Kashyap.

So with Kuch To Log Kahenge just around the corner, maybe as soon as mid September, which drama is to go off-air? That drama folks is Krishnaben Khakharawala.

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Many are excited about the new Star Plus serial Diya Aur Baati Hum which has gotten its release date. With August 29 being the launch date for this drama, viewers can finally start watching Sandhya and Sooraj in this fictional serial. The story of Diya Aur Baati Hum is about Sandhya wanting to fulfill her dream of becoming an IPS officer. She wants to go above and beyond.

In Diya Aur Baati Hum Sooraj runs a sweets shop close to his house which has become increasingly popular around town. After Sooraj and Sandhya marry, it becomes difficult for Sandhya to continue to work on becoming an IPS Officer. She is unable to finish her graduation and in order to be able to live this dream, Sandhya gets help from her husband Sooraj.

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With earlier news stating that Rajat Tokas and Mugdha Chhapekar are to be paired on an upcoming romantic thriller serial on Colors Tv, we come to find out that two more actors, Ayub Khan and Manasi Joshi, have been approached as well. Ayub Khan, as well as Manasi Joshi were contacted to play roles in the upcoming Colors serial. Although Ayub Khan did not comment on his part in the show, Manasi confirmed on the note of being approached to star in the drama but also mentioned nothing is hundred percent as of now. At the moment the drama is note in shooting session although it is reported that the show is to bring all the actors together again to resume the production for the show is suppose to launch sometime in September.

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Sony Tv Serials such as Bade Ache Lagte Hain and Saas Bina Sasural have driven a lot of viewership to the channel over recent times and it seems the Sony Entertainment India is looking to add one more fictional show to their library to rival the likes of popular dramas from Star Plus and such. It is reported that Rajan Shahi is in talks with Kritika Kamra and Mohnish Behi to be main characters in the supposed upcoming show. This bit of news is half confirmed as when contacted via text, Mohnish Behi replied saying, “Yes, let’s hope that the show works”. Kritika Kamra remained unspoken to regarding the topic despite multiple attempts. With the promotion of the show currently in works, it seems Sony Tv is looking to bring this serial on-air maybe in September.

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The team behind Star Plus‘ upcoming reality show Survivor India has picked its first contestant to be on the show. Survivor India, which is currently under production on an island in the Philippines, is set to start along side Colos Tv’s mega hindi serial Bigg Boss 5. The show is going by the name “Survivor India – The Ultimate Battle” in this version which is aimed at the south asian viewers.

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