Sushant Singh Rajput, was found dead at his Bandra residence in Mumbai with police suspecting suicide. The 34-year-old actor was reportedly found hanging by a domestic help who raised alarm. Bandra Police brought the actor’s body to Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital from his residence. After testing the actor for COVID-19, he has been taken for post mortem. So far, no suicide note is found.
Some of his friends were also at home when his body was discovered. Around 10 am this morning, he went back to his room, after which, he was not seen. The house staff and his friend tried to open the door but in vain. The house staff called a local keymaker. With the help of the duplicate key, they opened the door to discover him hanging. The house help also called the ambulance and the police, who reached his home. The police have found a file which had details of the treatment Sushant Singh Rajput was currently been undergoing. He was suffering from clinical depression for the past six months.
Sushant Singh Rajput became popular with TV show ‘Pavitra Rishta’. He debuted in Bollywood with ‘Kaipo Chhe’ and then starred in Shuddh Desi Romance, PK, MS Dhoni : The Untold Story, Raabta, Kedarnath, Sonchiriya. He was last seen on bog screen in Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Chhichhore’.
Among unreleased films is Dil Bechara which is an official remake of Hollywood film The Fault In Their Stars. The film was directed by casting director Mukesh Chhabra.
Sushant has always been appreciated for the career choices he has made so far – From picking unconventional subjects, living his characters and getting right under the skin of them, to being a great performer and entertainer.
Rajput was born in Patna. He is survived by his elder brother, two sisters and father, Dr KK Singh. Sushant lost his mother in 2002, when he was only 16 years old. In several interviews over the years, Sushant had always spoken of the loss of his mother as a huge blow to him. In fact, his last social media post, from June 3, was also a tribute to his late mother.
Sushant had secured all-India 7th rank in AIEEE and finished his Mechanical Engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering. He had also won the Physics Olympiad. He joined Shiamak Davar’s dance classes and later joined Barry John’s acting classes to become an actor.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and we hope Sushant rests in peace.
All your favourite &TV shows and characters are gearing up to enthrall and entertain their viewers once again. &TV is all set to start shooting for of its shows, which includes Ek Mahanayak – Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram, Gudiya Humari Sabhi Pe Bhari, Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Kathayein and Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai in strict adherence to the guidelines laid by the Maharashtra Government.
Last few months have been quite uncertain for everyone due to the corona virus enforced lockdown. Everybody confined to their homes, engaged in household work, bonding with their loved ones, developing new skills and rediscovering their lost passion. But one thing that stood in good stead was catching up on their favourite television shows and characters.
Speaking of which, here’s what &TV artists had to share about their lockdown time, to now gearing up to resume the shoot.
Aasif Sheikh, the Vibhuti Narayan of &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai shares, “I took this time to bond with my family, rekindle my lost passion for reading and writing, and experiment with food. I was also shifting to a new house, which was quite a daunting task. This lockdown time has taught me to value time and freedom more than ever. On the work front, I have been longing to get back into my character of Vibhuti Narayan and entertain my viewers. A lot of fans had been telling me how much they love our show and have been binge-watching it. I am eager to go back to my earlier routine. We have been briefed thoroughly by the production team on the shooting guidelines and precautions. They are leaving no stone unturned to ensure everyone adheres to social distancing norms, wears masks when not on camera, alongside maintaining high-standards of sanitation on-sets.”
Shubhangi Atre, the Angoori Bhabhi of &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai shares, “It was an unexpectedly long break which allowed me to pursue my passion for dance along with frequent meditation sessions. I spent a lot of time with my daughter, engaging her in arts and crafts along with baking and cooking. However, there was always this question in the back of my mind on how soon can we resume work? I am happy now that we are gearing to resume shoots for the show with the utmost safety and precautions. I am eager to hear the words Lights, Camera, and Action after a long time. We all have been briefed on the guidelines, and we will ensure we strictly adhere to it at all times. I am quite excited and eagerly looking forward to entertaining my audience with fresh episodes of Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai.”
Rohitashv Gour who plays Manmohan Tiwari in &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai adds, “I spent this time engaging in household work, playing board games and staying in touch with my family, friends and fans through live interactions and video calls. I have been working for many years, and this sudden pause did make me miss shooting big time. I am quite happy to resume shooting. The team has briefed us on the guidelines laid by the government to ensure everyone is safe and adheres to it at all times. This time has taught me that I am not just responsible for my health and safety but also that of others around me, hence it is critical to follow the safety and precautions strictly.”
Yogesh Tripathi, Daroga Happu Singh from &TV’s Happu Ki Ultan Paltan shares, “I missed my character of Doroga Happu Singh quite a lot, along with all my cast and crew members. I am looking forward to resuming shooting soon. I spent a lot of time with my child teaching him new things alongside assisting my wife in cooking and even learning a few recipes as well. This lockdown gave me time to introspect and discover a lot of things that I had been contemplating to do for quite some time. I am now eagerly looking forward to entertaining my viewers all over again. The Team has worked out a detailed sanitation plan to ensure we all are safe and adhere to the safety norms at all times during the shoot.”
Kamna Pathak, Dabang Rajesh from &TV’s Happu Ki Ultan Paltan shares, “I spent this lockdown time practising singing and cooking delicious meals every day. Singing and cooking are quite therapeutic, and I enjoyed sharing my recipes with the fans. Now I am back to what I love the most, which is, acting. I missed every bit of being on the sets and rehearsing my lines. The production team is ensuring that there is strict adherence to the guidelines laid by the government and has already briefed us in detail on how the new norms will be implemented. We all are quite excited about getting back and looking forward to restarting from where we left.”
Gracy Singh from &TV’s Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Kathayein shares, “It is indeed a tough time as we were fighting the common enemy with all our might. This lockdown time has given me time to introspect and pursue other activities such as dance, meditation and yoga. Shoots now are subjected to the revised guidelines, and I am looking forward to being back on the sets and start rolling. We all have been given a copy of revised guidelines, and we understand that following these are in everyone’s best interest. We all need to align ourselves to this new normal and come back with full enthusiasm and vigour.”
Sneha Wagh, Anjani of &TV’s Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram shares, “The lockdown period helped me focus on self-love and relaxation. I have spent a good amount of time doing Mandala art, and it has brought a lot of positivity in me. All of my family members are working; this was a good time for us to reunite and spend quality time with each other. I am eager to get back to my normal routine and excited to meet the entire cast after such a long gap. Of course, going forward, we will have to take a lot of precautions on set, but the show must go on.”
Sarika Bahroliya of Gudiya Humari Sabhi Pe Bhari shares, “I am eagerly looking forward to getting back to the shooting routine with these new set guidelines. I have thoroughly sanitised and kept my shoot bag ready and eager to hear the words, ‘lights, camera, action’ again. I’m glad that I got time to learn quick recipes during the lockdown, which is now helping me to cook and carry my tiffin. Also, wearing a mask has become a routine for me, and I don’t step out without it. We all have been briefed on the strict safety guidelines by the production team. Everyone has been asked to wear masks, sanitise their hands, and maintain social distancing, at all times. We have some exciting episodes in the pipeline, and I am eagerly looking forward for it to go on air.”
Get ready to watch the all-new episodes of your favourite shows coming soon only on &TV!
ZEE5, the largest creator of original content in India is set to premiere police drama LALBAZAAR on Friday, 19th June. Join hands with Ajay Devgn, as he exclusively introduces the show which has got his vote! By focusing on crime, LALBAZAAR underlines the larger flow of life, the threats, the good and evil force in the society. It is a one of a kind police drama that will not only focus on the gruesome crimes but also beautifully explore the human side of the lives of the police squad.
After superstar Ajay Devgn released the poster yesterday, the internet has been abuzz about what is Lalbazaar. The actor shared the teaser and you will immediately recognize his powerful, deep voice which takes you through the narrative.
The characters in the show will evolve with every episode and bring in their own values, morals as they dive into gritty operations in their jobs.
Ajay Devgn shared the poster on his Instagram account:
“I have always enjoyed playing characters where good triumphs evil. It is not easy to emulate the lives of our brave police force and I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity of playing roles in the uniform. Especially during the lockdown, the sheer hard-work and perseverance that the police force is putting in is highly commendable and they have my utmost respect. While the web series talks about crimes committed and being solved, it also focuses on the human side of the lives of the police squad and allows audiences to get a glimpse into the lives of those who protect them 24/7. It gives me immense pleasure to introduce you all to the world of ZEE5’s LALBAZAAR. Watch the show on 19th June,” expresses Ajay Devgn.
The teaser gives us a glimpse into the underbelly of LALBAZAAR. On this crossing between justice and criminals, the show will also explore the human side of the lives of the police squad. The gritty shots in the beginning of the teaser showcase the kind of grim crimes the viewers can expect. But will the law set the limit?
The world has come to a screeching halt as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. As the country enters lockdown 5.0 of the nation-wide lockdown, a slew of Bollywood celebrities – Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth, Ranbir Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, and Alia Bhatt among others, teamed up for a short film called ‘Family’, And now Bollywood actor Karan Aanand has also made a short film during the lockdown named ‘Aaina’.
The film is meant to stress the importance of staying at home, staying safe, working from home, and most importantly paying to the daily wage workers and house cleaners. Aaina is premiered across the globe through the Pink Panther Youtube channel and has received a good amount of response there, Check out the link below.
”It was really challenging to shoot this film, but now as it is getting great response from the audience I’m really happy about this. and it is an immense pleasure to launch my first digital film via youtube and I’m looking forward to doing more like these, and raise awareness about social problems. I request everyone to stay at home and stay safe”, says Karan Aanand.
The film is made under the banner of Pink Panther Production, Karan Aanand and Preeti Verma are starred in this film. Film ‘Aaina’ is directed by Bobby Khan and produced by Shantanu Srivastava.
The ever changing figures of CORONA, the rising graphs, incidents that straightway catch hold of your heart and comforting news for a while of CORONA under control…Human minds today have to struggle with high and low of life. The stress levels are rising while we are actually sort of resting at home. The modern life has been made to surrender to digital awareness created and maintained by Online Yoga lessons, motivational lectures and others to keep stresses under control.
Entertainment has been a part of motivation and will be an important aspect of our lives in future. The entertainment brought to us through the medium on films has always been found useful as a stress buster.
The impact of Lockdown has been equally felt and faced by the film industry on the whole. The schedules for various films and TV serials had to be abandoned suddenly. With the closure of cinema theaters, the release and promotion of new films has been adversely affected. It is within this scenario around and with a positive perspective, Producer and Screen Play writer J. Uday has used this period of lull to bring a new Marathi film “Law of Love” for connoisseur Marathi audiences. As most of the people have adjusted to the new Digital regime and have been active on this medium, the producer has unveiled First Look Poster of the film “Law of Love” through social media. The audiences have provided a huge positive response to the same.
Just as the name of the film is out of the box, there is no doubt that the story would also follow suit. This is the debut film for Mr. J. Uday, Producer and Screen Play writer. This film is going to be a truly viable option for the changed lifestyle of audiences after lockdown. The details about the cast of the film and the fresh ingredients to be brought to you are yet to be announced and hence the anxiety about this film will continue to soar till the film hits the screens.
“We have tried to place a new definition of love before the audiences. Considering the situation at hand due to the Virus projection and highly active people on social media, we unveiled First Look Poster of this film on social media as our effort to provide something new to the audiences. After the anxieties of the lockdown die down and things are normal, we aim to provide a true larger than life experience for our audiences.”
In an engaging fireside chat at the HIGH FIVE ON ZEE5 award ceremony Nushrat Bharucha and renowned journalist and critic, Bhawana Somaaya candidly spoke about the journey of films from the big screen to the silver screen and now, on mobile screens, just a click away.
Nushrat Bharucha shared her experience of shooting Dream Girl and how the film continues to be loved and laughed upon.
The duo, also spoke about how with the rise and rise of OTT platforms films today are evergreen so anyone can watch it anywhere, at any time. ZEE5 streams some of the biggest blockbuster films on the platform and their recent acquisition Dream Girl has performed extremely well.
HIGH FIVE ON ZEE5 honoured the most consumed content across various categories which was adjudged based on data pertaining to consumers viewership, engagement rate and completion rate.
The awards sheds light and gives an insight of what India watched in 2019.
The event also marked the presence of actors Anant Joshi from the series Virgin Bhasskar, Sarathkumar S M from the series Auto Shankar and Krishna Kaul and Mughda Chapekar (Ranbir and Prachi) from the ZEETV show Kumkum Bhagya. Also, present at the event was Bhav Dhulia the young director of ZEE5’s most loved show Rangbaaz, Radhiva Lavu and Anish Yohan Kuruvilla, Producer and Director of the acclaimed Telugu series G.O.D, Panduranga Hari.R the director of ZEE5’s most loved regional show Auto Shankar and lastly Shivangi Bhayana singer of the track Dirty Girl.
Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pedenkar and Ananya Panday starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh is making the headlines for all the right reasons and has become the talk of the town. Last week, after dropping their first song Dheeme Dheeme, which has gone viral on the internet and several lip-sync apps and even netizens taking the dance challenge using the hashtag #DanceLikeChintuTyagi, the makers of Pati Patni Aur Woh released their second song. The team has recreated ‘90s hit number, Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare. Kartik specially flew down to Delhi from Patiala to launch the party number with his leading ladies, Bhumi and Ananya.
Stepping into dancing shoes of Govinda and Raveena Tandon, Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare will see Kartik shaking a leg with his ‘Patni’ Bhumi and ‘Woh’ Ananya. The actor’s moves in Dheeme Dheeme has made the internet go crazy and looks like the trio is going to teach us few more signature steps this party season. Choreographed by Farah Khan, this song is a perfect tribute to the evergreen superstars and Kartik-Bhumi-Ananya has done some steps and antics will make this one an instant hit. The recreated song is a peppy dance track and it will relate with today’s youth. The vibe and tone of the song is also very colourful and vibrant, it promises to be another blockbuster for the team. People who have seen the rushes of the song say that Kartik’s chemistry with both his lead actresses is something to look forward to. This song will definitely keep everyone hooked as the old version still has a high recall value.
T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar says, “Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare is my personal favourite from the album. Since it has the 90s magic with a modern twist, the song brings back lots of memories. The trio – Kartik, Ananya & Bhumi have done complete justice in this one. We hope the audiences love the modern version too.”
Creative producer Juno Chopra (BR Studios) says, “Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare was the last leg of shoot and the entire team had whale of a time while shooting for it. Kartik, Ananya, Bhumi & Farah enjoyed to the fullest on the sets. Farah comes up with such funny situations that while shooting we were continuously in splits.We hope that just like our first song received all the love, this one too garners lots of love and appreciation.”
Farah Khan says, “Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare is an iconic song and I agreed to do it because Juno is a dear friend. Hope this new foot tapping version appeal to the audience the way the original song did back then. We have tried to make it different and interesting but at the same keeping the essence of the original intact.”
Sung by Mika Singh & Tulsi Kumar and composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare is all set to become the biggest party song of the year and we’re ready with our dancing shoes.
At a star-studded event last night at Warehouse Kitchen, Malad West, Mumbai Founders of Don Cinema Mehmood Ali, Satish Kumar & Dr.Ali Irani launched the Music Video of the title track of their OTT reality show Tokers House by DON Infotainment. The show will be telecasted on DON Cinema App which was launched last month. The app can be downloaded from Playstore by android users and arrangements for iPhone users is underway.
Tokers House is a one of a kind reality show that will be shot in Abu Dhabi, the show will be creating history with some of the most popular and in demand social media celebrities/influencers. The show will be full of surprises, twists and turns, and the contestants will be tested, emotionally, physically, ethically. Basically a fun package with the best set up.
The title track of the show is sung by the latest social media sensation, the gorgeous Jannat Zubair Rahmani and the dashing Danish Alfaaz, Danish is also the composer of the song. The rap song encapsulates the introduction of each of the contestants entering the Tokers House and this video is definitely going to beat the record of the number of views right after the launch, it is peppy, catchy and is featuring all the 46 social media sensations who will be entering the house.
The video has been directed by Sagar Chavan and choreographed by popular Bollywood choreographer duo Chirag & Ravi. The video is also featuring Ajaz Khan who is the host of the show along with Jannat, Danish, and Thomson Andrews and the charming army of 46 Social Media influencer’s the launch of song already made it to Trending on Twitter & YouTube. This is the first time in history that we will have 46 of the biggest social media influencer’s on a single platform and that’s how big Tokers House is promising to be.
According to Urvashi, she looks at the song as a tribute from her end to the one of Hindi Cinema’s vibrant actress, Sridevi.
Reports suggest that for almost a month Urvashi used to train for 3 hours every day as she wanted to give her 200%.
During the shooting of the song, it is said that Urvashi was running a 102 degree fever yet she didn’t stop the shoot. What makes this song even more special is the fact that she has tried to introduce her own touch to this super hit song. She will be seen nailing an extremely difficult ballet act; 180 degree splits.
Her efforts and dedication to the song is a testimony of her love and respect for the acting goddess – Sridevi.