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Lockdown diaries: Aasif Sheikh rekindles his love for cooking

an hour ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Television  
We know him as a talented Bollywood and television actor, a dapper looking father and the flirtious padosi of &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai. But did you that Aasif Sheikh could be a great cook as well? With health care and self-isolation being the hour of the need, our television actors have found a wonderful way to spend their spare time from the cancellation of their shoots. While some are attempting to complete their ‘To do’ list of movies and books, Aasif is on the spree to accomplish his ‘To cook’ recipes at home! Utilising his leisure time effectively in doing all the things he loves, Aasif has chosen to take over the chef’s role in the house. Not only is he experimenting with recipes, the actor also prepares breakfasts and lunches for his wife and kids. From spicy Mughlai dishes to a cheesy risotto, name the dish and the actor can whisk it. Talking further about this deep passion of his, Aasif said, “I am finally being able to find tim..
                 

Telly tattle: Aishwarya Sakhuja embarks on a new journey, begins to learn Spanish

2 hours ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Television  
Accepting that she is linguistically challenged, Aishwarya Sakhuja has taken up Spanish classes online with her husband Rohit Narang. She says, "I don't know how serious Rohit is about it, but this is something I always wanted to master." My dad, my hero Raised by a single father, Nikhil Bhambri says he drew inspiration from his life to play Tidda in Zee5 and ALTBalaji's Who's Your Daddy? "Tidda's relationship with his father is very similar to what I have with my dad," says the actor. Cooking for all "I am doing my bit," says Pooja Banerjee, revealing that she cooks meals for her building's security team every day. "While we are working from home, they are on duty all day. Hence, I made extra meals and gave them sanitisers." Well, this is indeed a great initiative the actress has taken and we need to appreciate her for that! Slambook Abhinav Kapoor spilled the beans on some secrets about his life and the answers are all sorts of fun, take a look at them right here: One superpower y..
                 

Shivin Narang on his building being sealed: Senior citizens have to walk half km for essentials

yesterday  
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The past few days have been fraught with anxiety for television actor Shivin Narang — the highrise near Infiniti Mall in Malad west, where he resides, has been identified as a containment zone by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). On Thursday, after one of the residents with a recent history of foreign travel tested positive for COVID-19, the BMC officials swung into action and sealed the residential complex that consists of six buildings. Narang, who lives with his parents, says, "The buildings were sealed on Thursday. We have no choice but to adhere to the guidelines. Residents have been told not to step out to buy essentials; we can place orders online or ask for home delivery. The essentials are being dropped at the main gate and we have to pick them up from there." Sakshi Tanwar is among the many small screen stars who stay at the Malad address. Sakshi Tanwar Narang, who was part of the latest instalment of Khatron Ke Khiladi, believes that such extreme actions ar..
                 

Reality shows witness dramatic pause after 21-day lockdown in Mumbai

6 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Television  
While the March 15 decision of suspending shoots threw the telly world into a tizzy, the reality show participants — who come from across the country to showcase their talents — were among those affected. The reality shows that were on floors included India's Best Dancer, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs and Roadies 18. A source from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs informs that no sooner had the cine associations announced the suspension than production house Essel Vision and Zee arranged for the participants' transport back home. "On March 19, the children and their parents were sent home," says the source. Judges Yagnik, Sanu and Narayan on Sa Re Ga Ma Li'l Champs The contestants of India's Best Dancer were not as lucky. Choreographer Pratik Ramesh Utekar informs that he was heading for shoot on March 18 when word arrived that the stint was cancelled. While the Mumbai-based participants were home-bound, Frames Production put up the rest at a Saki Naka hotel. Contestant Paramdeep Sin..
                 

Telly tattle: Shah Rukh Khan's Circus all set to be back on TV and we can't wait

9 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Television  
Apart from Ramayan and Mahabharat, Doordarshan is also bringing back Circus. Aziz Mirza's 1989 show starred Shah Rukh Khan as Shekharan, the reluctant owner of a circus. Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker was also part of the show. Circus is part of DD's #stayhomeIndia line-up during the lockdown. Plans are afoot to revive several popular shows of the '80s. This was Khan's next TV show after Fauji and these two serials made a lot of noise at that time and played an instrumental role in making the actor into a star. He also became one of the earlier actors to successfully travel from the small to the big screen, and the rest is history! Laugh along Comedian Paritosh Tripathi, best remembered as TRP mama of Super Dancer, is raising the guffaws on his online show, Comedy from Home. The anchor-host is uploading videos of his gags and mimicry acts on his social media networking site daily. "I am keeping the audience entertained during times of self-isolation and social distancing," he says. Well..