I would like to travel with Ranbir Kapoor: Aishwarya Sen

KOLKATA: Aishwarya Sen, who is currently essaying the lead role of Drishti in Colors Bangla’s serial Shubho Drishti, says that her dream is to visit Mauritius. The pretty actress, who has also worked in soaps like Ichhenodi and Potol Kumar Gaanwala, says her other dream is to go on a vacation with her best friends. In a candid interview with businessvoip, she spoke about her travel stories and dreams. Read on!

Are you a travel junkie?

Yes, I am a major travel junkie.

What do you love the most about traveling?

I love to be with my family, but owing to my shooting schedules, I hardly get any time to spend with them. So, for me, the best part about travelling is that I get to spend a lot of time with my family. I love the sea and I really enjoy having adda with them at any beach.

What is your dream destination?

There are many. Mauritius tops the list, followed by destinations like Switzerland and Bali.

Have you ever traveled alone or do you wish to?

I have never traveled alone. My family is scared of letting me travel on my own. They think I am still a kid. My dream is to travel alone at least once. Or I may go on a vacation with my best friends.

What do you prefer: hills, beaches, or historical places?

Beaches, any day!

How do you like to travel: by road, air, or water?

I want to travel by water once, as I have never done it. I prefer travelling by road more than by air.

What are the three must-haves in your travel kit?

Sunglasses, headphones, and lipstick.

Which is your best vacation to date?

I would say last year’s Vizag trip is the best to date. I was a bit morose when I had to leave Araku Valley after staying there for a few days. It’s such a lovely place. I would like to go back to Araku Valley again.

What according to you is the best season to travel?

I feel it is the time after Durga Puja…end of October or beginning of November…when it’s neither hot nor cold. I love that weather.

Who is your travel buddy?

Until now, it’s my family. In future, if I get permission from my family, I would like to travel with my best friends.

One place you would never like to visit again?

I have loved all the places that I have visited. There is no such place where I felt that I would never go back.

Celebs you want to travel with?

It would be wonderful if I ever get to travel with Ranbir Kapoor. But obviously, that is not going to happen (chuckles). Besides him, I would like to travel with Vicky Kaushal or Ayushmann Khurrana.

Which is one of your fondest travel memories?

I lost my grandfather this year in February. And a year back, we had visited Vizag. It has been my best trip to date, as my grandfather was with us.

Have you ever tried any adventurous activity during a vacation?

I am very scared of adventurous activities. I would never want to indulge in any such activities.

Lataa Saberwal aka Rajshri Maheswari of Yeh Rishta launches new venture

MUMBAI: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai fame Lataa Saberwal has launched an inspiring initiative. Lataa has started a jewellery store online named Lataa’s Swadesh, which focuses on motivating rural art.

Talking about her new venture, Lataa said, ‘It is like a dream come true for me, as I have always wanted to do something like this but was always caught up with shooting and family commitments. Finally, now, I have managed to launch my jewellery brand online and I’m ecstatic about it.’

Lataa’s Swadesh deals with tradition jewellery and promotes art from Indian rural areas. Lataa believes that India has a wide range of talent and that it’s better to promote authentic art instead of imported jewellery.

Sharing more about the inception of the idea, Lataa added, ‘I am an avid traveller and have travelled the entire country. During my travel spree, I realized there’s a lot of talent and potential in rural areas in terms of their jewellery art and designs.’

The beautiful actress added, ‘I have kept the prices of the product quite low for customers, and all the jewellery is directly purchased from the rural people, ensuring that they get their due for their hard work and talent.’

Lataa also said, ‘I’ve started with jewellery and, with time, intend to also get into traditional sarees and clothes.’

We asked her if she has received orders from her Yeh Rishta family, to which Lataa laughed and said, ‘Although they haven’t ordered, they really have supported me in my venture by promoting it. I am so glad that everybody is supportive. I’ve also started getting orders.’

Have a look at the e-store at https://lataasswadesh.ecwid.com.

Rajkummar Rao wanted to step out from Karan Johar’s show?

MUMBAI: Koffee with Karan Season 6 started with the blockbuster episode of Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt. Saif Ali Khan–Sara Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh–Akshay Kumar have also been on the couch this time around. There were rumors doing the rounds that Kartik Aryan had refused to be on the show with Vicky Kaushal. It all started with reports that a young actor whose recent film had entered the 100-crore club had refused to appear on Karan’s chat show.

As soon as Kartik’s name surfaced, people started saying that this was the second time he had refused to be part of Karan’s venture. Earlier, Kartik had refused to be the second lead in a KJo production titled Good News, which had Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar as the first leads.

However, according to a leading portal, it was Rajkummar Rao who didn’t want to shoot for the episode with Vicky, and that’s when Ayushmann stepped in. Rajkummar was then offered to shoot an episode with Bhumi Pednekar.

I would not do intimate scenes if it makes my co-star uncomfortable: Karan Wahi

MUMBAI: Actor Karan Wahi says his co-actors’ comfort is the most important aspect for him while filming an intimate scene.

Karan had shot some intimate scenes for Hungama Play’s latest show Bar Code.

“While intimate scenes are often a necessary part of the script and required to further the story, I don’t think actors can enact them without being comfortable with each other. I would rather not do a scene if it makes my co-star uncomfortable,” Karan said in a statement.

“I want my co-stars to feel at ease and I’m thankful that all my directors have been co-operative so far,” he added.

Vignesh Shetty, writer-director of Bar Code, added that filming lovemaking scenes is usually hard.

“I had to create a safe zone for the actors on the sets by first limiting the crew so they feel uninhibited. More importantly, the many discussions I had before we shot this scene helped Karan and Parina both knew what I had in mind.

“On his part, Karan made Parina (Chopra) very comfortable and watched out for her and all of us are happy with how it all turned out in the show.”

Produced by Abhishek Pathak under the banner of Panorama Studios, Bar Code is a drama series about two close friends who start a nightclub together but their egos cause a rift between them and they end up becoming bitter rivals.

Additi Gupta to make her debut in mystery genre

MUMBAI: Actress Additi Gupta will make her debut in the mystery genre with the upcoming show “Kaal Bhairav Rahasya” season 2, which also stars actor Gautam Rode.

“My role in the show is completely different from the shows that I have done so far. It’s the first time that I’m doing a mystery show,” Additi said in a statement.

“I’m playing a girl of the current generation who can’t be fooled so easily. She is smart, funny and talkative. She is grounded as well,” added the “Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil” actress.

She has also featured in shows like “Qubool Hai” and “Ishqbaaaz”.

Guess who Karan Wahi’s alarm clock is!

MUMBAI: A former cricket player who has become the heartthrob of the small screen, Karan Wahi is best known for his chocolate boy image and fabulous body.

Karan rose to fame with his role of Dr. Siddhant Modi in Dill Mill Gayye and Ranveer Sisodia in Remix. The actor also makes for an entertaining host. Fans loved and applauded him for his acting skills in Hate Story 4 as Rajveer.

An amazing actor, a fun host, a fitness enthusiast, and a dare devil are just a few adjectives that can be used to define Karan. The actor showed his adventurous, never-back-down spirit while being a part of Colors’ Khatron Ke Khiladi.

Amidst his busy schedule, Karan sometimes loses track of his schedule. That’s when Rithvik steps in.

Well in a recent post shared by Karan on his Instagram handle, he shared that Rithvik has been his personal alarm and never forgets to wake him up every morning.

Synopsis Day 36: Wild card entries change the game in the Bigg Boss house

MUMBAI: Goodbyes are never easy especially when your friends leave your side. After an emotional farewell to Sourabh Patel, contestants were left disheartened and were seen reminiscing their days with him in the house. A little too early one might think Sourabh made some strong and special relationships during his stay in the house.

Adding light to the dull atmosphere, Bigg Boss surprised the contestants with twodhamakedar wild card entry. Rohit Suchanti entered the house and was welcomed with open arms. Rohit mingled with the contestants quite well and started strategising with the other contestant on how to play the game and secure their place in the house.

Next morning, the contestants woke up to the song ‘Tune Maari Entry’, unaware of another wild card entry that would shock them. Soon anxiety took over as Bigg Boss announced the nominations for this week. As part of the nomination process, Bigg Boss divided the contestants into groups of three and each group was called in the activity area where they had to mutually decide one name for nomination. Adding a twist to the game, Bigg Boss invited a celebrity whose identity was not revealed. This special guest could ask question to the contestants at any time and will be the one to decide that who should be nominated out of the three. The nomination process didn’t go well with some of the contestants and the battle of words thus ensued. While Surbhi and Saba targeted SreeSanth, the other contestants were seen bickering amongst themselves due to the nomination process.

Later in the evening, for the first time in the history of Bigg Boss, an ex- contestant and Bigg Boss Marathi winner, Megha Dhade entered the Bigg Boss house which left the housemates confused. While some contestants were thrilled to see these wild cards, the others were giving them cold vibes. Megha immediately started to converse with the contestants and tried to encourage them to make the game more entertaining and interesting.

Will the wild card entries in the house make the contestants strengthen their game? Will they challenge themselves to give their best or will they give up to their opponents?

My mother has sacrificed a lot for me, says Shilpa Shetty

MUMBAI: Dance+, the popular dance show returns with its 4th season. This season, the popular dance show showcases not just India’s brightest dancing talents, creating magic on stage, but also celebrates their ‘team-mates’, who have been with them in this journey, every step of the way. A shining example of this thought actor Shilpa Shetty along with her mother Sunanda Shetty made an appearance as a special guest for the mega auditions shoot on Dance+4. Shilpa shared that her mother is usually reluctant to come on the television shows but she made an exception this time as she follows Dance+ and that’s the reason she agreed upon instantly to appear on this show with her. An overwhelmed Shilpa mentioned that her mother is her Plus as she has made lots of sacrifices for her and put her life on hold & put Shilpa’s dreams ahead of her. When she started working in Bolllywood, her father posed one condition that her mother has to accompany her for the shoots so her mother left her job and supported Shilpa in her full capacity.

(Also Read: Shilpa Shetty CAUGHT RED-HANDED by the police!)

Dancing Diva expressed her gratitude for her mother saying “My mother is my Plus to the power of infinity and thanks Dance+ for bringing us together and creating this memory which will last with me forever as it’s a first time my mother is sitting with me on any television show. People has seen my success and not my struggle and it was my mother who stood like a pillar of strength. My mother has set the benchmark so high for her to follow-from juggling everything during their childhood days with so much ease, from helping her father, doing household chores, concentrating on both the sisters education and good upbringing and that too without any help and If she could be half as good as her then she will be the happiest. Whenever I have felt low in life, my mother has encouraged me by saying that I am a born survivor (Sunanda Shetty faced complications while she was pregnant with Shilpa where doctors said she won’t survive) and if you can survive this, you can survive anything in life!

Sunanda Shetty says “Shilpa is destiny’s child and she has put in tremendous efforts in whatever she has achieved today and she has made her parents proud. She is the best child a parent could ask for. She has grown by leaps and bounds. From being a perfect wife to a hands on mother to fulfilling her work commitments and passion, Shilpa multitasks impeccably!

(Also Read: Rohit Roy to host digital game show backed by Shilpa Shetty)

Shilpa and her mother had a gala time watching the talented contestants and were left in splits with the double dose of entertainment by the madcap hosts Raghav Juyal & Sugandha Mishra. Dancing diva was enthralled by the performance and raved the unique talent on the show. She was inundated by the contestants requests along with their parents to come on stage and being her effervescent self, she soon joined the contestants on stage and danced on Zingat, Khai ke paan banaras wala and chura ke dil mera.

Transgender community deserves acceptance: Ashish Sharma

MUMBAI: Television actor Ashish Sharma, who has played a transgender in a feature film titled “Khejdi”, has urged society not to be discriminatory against the community.

“Since childhood, we have been told to stay away from transgenders. Whenever we encounter trans people, we get afraid of them. Why? It’s all because of our upbringing.

“We all should realise that they are also human beings, they also deserve love, care and acceptance,” the 34-year-old actor said in a statement.

“Khejdi” is an adaptation of a short story “Sanjha” and has been penned and produced by him and his wife Archana Taide.

After getting screened at Kashish International Mumbai Queer Film Festival, the film also opened Germany’s Homochrom Film Festival on Tuesday.

Humbled by the response, Ashish said: “I worked for more than two years on this film and now the movie is doing so great. I feel blessed, and it feels great to see my work getting appreciated at international platforms.”

For Ashish, “Khejdi” is a milestone project as by doing the film, he feels he has improved not only as an actor but also as an individual.

“By portraying the role of a transgender, I realised how many hardships trans people have to face in life. Stepping into their shoes made me understand them. The film changed my perception and made me more humane and sensitive.

“Also, many films have been made on them, but what is needed now is to break the stigma attached to them and create awareness among people,” he added.

Be it his role as a gangster in “Gunahon Ka Devta” or an army officer in “Rangrasiya”, Ashish, who is known for playing diverse roles on television, also spoke about content of daily soaps.

“Today, it is a great time for Indian TV. The content of Indian TV shows has evolved over time. From fiction to non-fiction, crime to love story to mythology, you will see all types of shows on the small screen.”

Commenting on shows which promote superstitions among the audience, he said: “People are watching them and they believe in them. That’s why such shows are being made.

“It’s vice versa… If the audience do not like to watch them, then there will be no such shows. But somewhere there are a large number of people who believe in superstitions.”

Bigg Boss 12: Romil and Deepak to manipulate Somi and Jasleen

MUMBAI: The ‘Ghoda Gaadi’ luxury task is creating quite a tiff in the Bigg Boss house.

Tonight is going to be an interesting episode, as the luxury task leads to a major fight between Romil, Somi, and Jasleen.

According to our sources, Romil and Deepak promise Somi that will support her in the luxury task. Interestingly, the duo also promises Jasleen that they will make her win the task. However, things go wrong, which leads to a major tiff between Romil, Somi, and Jasleen.

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Dipika and Deepak are heading the task. Which team do you think will win the task?