Mouni Roy’s special wish for Sriti Jha

MUMBAI: The television industry is a competitive place to be, and in the acting world, one always says that two actresses can never be friends. But there is always an exception to the rule, and one such friendship is that between actresses Mouni Roy and Sriti Jha.

The two have never worked together but seem to be great friends and share a lot of love between them.

Today is Sriti Jha’s birthday, and Mouni shared a lovely message for the Kumkum Bhagya actress.

The post that Mouni has shared is filled with a lot of love and care. She shared a lovely photo with Sriti and captioned it saying, ‘Another poetess born in February; no wonder it’s the month of love ! Even though you were conversing in monosyllables with me a day back, I love your love for books & the worlds in em. Continue writing, reciting & being the happy girl that you are. Happy happy birthday.’

The two look as gorgeous as ever.

Divyanka Tripathi wraps up Baroda schedule for Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala

MUMBAI: It’s a happy phase for Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, who is one of the popular and loved television actresses. She is a part of several projects, and is doing well for herself.

Currently, she is playing the female lead role in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, and she is also seen as the host in the singing-based show, The Voice.

To add another feather to her cap, Divyanka is making her digital debut with Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala.

It is Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming web show and stars Table No.21 fame actor Rajeev Khandelwal opposite Divyanka. The web show will feature them as management students. The actors will be seen as chef for the first time.

Recently, we reported that the actors were shooting in Vadodara.

Now the latest update is the first schedule which was taking place in Baroda has been wrapped up.

Divyanka took to her social media page and shared a photo wherein she can be seen happily posing with her team to mark the end of Baroda’s shooting schedule.

“Wrapped up Baroda schedule for #CLACM with my #TeamIncredible! Missing a few very important people in this picture though,” Divyanka captioned the photo.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s trainer transforms Siddharth Sharma for ALTBalaji’s PuncchBeat

In the month of love, ALTBalaji’s PuncchBeat has turned out to be the biggest youth blockbuster in the web space. The web series has created quite a stir amongst the young viewers in the digital space. Having launched just a week ago, the binge-worthy high school drama with its riveting tale of competition, friendship and love was already trending on IMDB at the number 1 spot! Recently honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award for his performance, the breakout star – Siddharth Sharma went through a rigorous transformation to achieve his character’s Ranbir Chowdhary look for the show.

Sharing his thoughts on adapting to the demands of being physically fit for the role, Siddharth quipped, “As soon as I knew that I will be playing the part for Ranbir, I understood that he was a very different character in terms of looks and the way I am in real life. I was told that I was cast for my acting and not the body. However, I was aware I had to transform to do justice to the part. My trainer Samee Ahmed, who also helped Sushant Singh Rajput transition for his movie Raabta, made me perfectly fit for the role. Through exhaustive training, vigour and dedication, I managed to transform successfully into another version of myself in the span of two months.”

Siddharth Sharma has been receiving much love from the netizens and now we exactly know what made him the jaw-dropping heart-throb that he is today!

Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke to not create trouble for Ishqbaaaz

MUMBAI: Here’s some good news for the ardent viewers of Ishqbaaaz! Neither the show is going off air nor is the timing of the show getting changed.

There were reports that the timing of Ishqbaaaz might get affected due to Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’s spin off Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke. There were also reports that the show might go off air to accommodate Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke on the channel, Star Plus.

Putting all speculations to end, a source shared with an entertainment portal, “The channel is still mulling over what time slot to give to Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke but it is definitely not planning to axe Ishqbaaaz nor there is any plan to move Ishqbaaaz’s time slot as of now.”

Ishqbaaaz stars Nakuul Mehta and Niti Taylor in lead roles, while Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke will feature Shaheer Sheikh and Rhea Sharma as protagonists.

Dipika Kakkar and Shoib Ibrahim’s heartfelt posts for each other!

MUMBAI: Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim and Shoaib Ibrahim are one of the most loved television couples. The duo dated for almost five years and then tied the knot in February, 2018 and completed one year of blissful married life today.

They both acted in the soap Sasural Simar Ka.

Shoaib was seen as Prem Bhardwaj, while Dipika played the role of Simar, and the duo fell in love on the sets of the show. After a courtship of five years, finally they became man and wife last year.

Newly, we came across their anniversary pictures and we are totally in love with their love-filled moments.

Ashi Singh to take lessons from her best friend’s wedding

MUMBAI: For an actor every experience counts, you never know which emotion comes in handy. Something similar has happened with actress Ashi Singh.

Ashi is currently seen in Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai. She plays the role of Naina in the show. She is seen opposite Randeep Rai, who plays the role of Sameer, and their on-screen chemistry is loved by the viewers of the show.

The current track of the TV series revolves around Sameer and Naina’s wedding. Interestingly, Ashi’s best friend is also set to get married, in real life. So, Ashi didn’t want to miss her friend’s wedding. Firstly, because it’s her best friend’s wedding, and secondly, because she wanted to understand how it feels when someone is about to tie the knot.

Speaking about the same, the actress said to a leading publication, “My best friend is about to get married. Incidentally, her wedding falls during the peak period of Sameer and Naina’s on-screen wedding and I offered to shoot overtime and complete my portions before I head to Bhopal for my friend’s big day. I share a very special bond with her and it would have been unfair if I didn’t show up. Also, we both understand each other pretty well and I believe this would be a learning ground for me where I can understand how one feels while getting married and bring the same emotions to life for my on-screen wedding. We also have been laughing over the fact that both of us are getting married at the same time and the only difference is that mine is for the reel and her’s is the real deal.”

It’s a personal choice: Saumya Tandon on #CashForTweet

Mumbai: “Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain” actress Saumya Tandon, one of the four celebrities who refused to tweet in support of a political party in exchange for money as part of a sting operation, says it is a “personal choice” if a person agrees to do it.

As for herself, she says, “I would never sell myself for money on these kind of things”.

Over 30 Indian film and TV industry actors/artistes were caught on camera accepting a ‘cash for tweet’ offer during a sting operation conducted by media portal Cobra Post over a period of 3-4 months last year.

Cobra Post revealed that Saumya, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and Raza Murad were the only ones among those approached, to refuse the offer.

Saumya said in a statement: “There have been many times I’ve been approached for either endorsing a political party, especially close to elections or to rally for a particular candidate or to talk about a particular party on social media or go attend their parties. I’ve never done that, and I’ll never do that unless and until I truly believe in the person or the party.”

She asserted that politics is far more serious and has “greater implications”.

“I would never sell myself for money on these kind of things. If I have to really earn money, I would rather do a role or a project which is not of national importance to something which has serious consequences. As far as my comment goes for people who do it for money, I would say that it’s their personal choice.”

Actors Vivek Oberoi, Shakti Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Amisha Patel, Mahima Chaudhary and Sonu Sood, and singers Kailash Kher, Abhijeet and Mika were some of those caught on camera in the sting.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta said he was “disgusted but not too surprised” with the revelation.

“They’ve chosen mostly soft targets for the sting – the ‘anything for money’ types. I’m sure there are bigger names seeking more than just endorsement fees,” Mehta said.

Writer Apurva Asrani wrote: “Almost all the big names approached by ‘Operation Karaoke’ refused to sell their souls. It’s mostly the small fries, the ‘has beens’, who sold out. And while actors are known to dance for money, an exposè on news professionals who wreak havoc with paid news would be the real deal.”

Composer Vishal Dadlani quipped: “What I find really funny about the sting is that there are celebs out there who think AAP has money to pay for tweets… Guys, AAP ko support karna matlab jeb se paise donate karna, oopar se mehnat bhi karna (to support AAP means donating money and then working hard as well). No profit here! Do it for India, or don’t bother.”

Actors Sonu Sood and Sunny Leone have explained their stance on the sting.

Sonu said the discussion was “wrongly reproduced and projected”.

“It is very regular for brands, political parties, individuals and corporates to use celebrity social media platforms for promotions. It’s the content being posted that needs to be responsible and something that the celebrity believes in. Even such collaborations and endorsements have to be followed in an ethical and responsible manner,” Sonu said.

“In the video too, I had clearly stated that I won’t demean any party or promote anything which is not right or not true. I would always be open to promote or highlight good work, which everyone would agree isn’t wrong whatsoever.”

Sunny said she was not campaigning for any political party.

“In regard to discussion with anyone, being a free citizen I am entitled to do so as I am approached weekly for many different agendas by many different people. We engage and listen to everyone. If I choose to promote anything political in life, I would choose things I only believe in.”

Surbhi Jyoti to feature in Kitchen Champion

MUMBAI: Colors TV’s upcoming cooking reality show has already made a lot of buzz. The show will be hosted by handsome hunk Arjun Bijlani.

xpressvids exclusively reported about Khatron Ke Khiladi contestants Vikas Gupta, Jasmin Bhasin, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, and Bharti Singh being a part of the show.

Now, the latest update is that Naagin 3’s Bela aka Surbhi Jyoti will also be seen in the show portraying her culinary skills.

Coincidentally, Arjun was part of Naagin 1, which became a mega hit. Arjun and Surbhi share a good bond off-screen, and we’re sure it will reflect in the show as well.

The show will be aired from 25th February at 1:30 PM from Monday to Friday.

Are you excited about the duo sharing screen space?

Hit the comments section below.

Parth Samthaan has a surprise for Erica Fernandes

MUMBAI: Parth and Erica are one of the most loved couples of television, and the two have a massive fan following. The audience loves the chemistry these two share.

One of the main reasons for this is that the two are really good friends and share a great relationship off-screen, which is transmitted on screen.

Now, Parth has a surprise for Erica. He shared a video where you can see Erica dancing on a song from one of the South movies that she had acted in.

Before Erica got into television, she had done many South films.

Parth shared the video and captioned it saying, ‘Surprise Surprise Erica.’

Congratulations: Surbhi Jyoti is INSTA Queen of the Week!

MUMBAI: Talk about beauty, and actress Surbhi Jyoti name is bound to pop up in your mind. She is quite a popular face and much loved for her acting skills in Zee TV’s Qubool Hai as Zoya opposite Karan Singh Grover. The gorgeous Surbhi is a stunner in the true sense.

The actress is currently seen acing her role as Bela in Colors’ popular supernatural drama Naagin opposite Peral V Puri (Mihir). The fans love the chemistry and the bond between the on-screen couple.

It won’t be incorrect to say that Surbhi’s looks and sense of style are to die for. The actress loves sharing a slice of her life with her Instafam and enjoys a huge following on social media.

Almost all her posts have more than 82K likes and nearly 100 comments. We crown her Insta Queen of the Week.