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Foreign inspired top reality shows in India

We all know India is so into watching TV majorly the daily soaps and reality shows. They not only entertain but co-relate to the everyday life of people. Reality shows have been a successful run in India from past many years and they had put the TRP’s of regular drama to a stop with the variety of genres they offer these days. They make people believe and interested about the secret life of celebrities which keep the audience hooked once every week. Unfortunately, India hardly has any reality show of its own, most of them either copied or inspired from first world. These foreign shows were remade in India with Indian taste. Take a look!

  1. Big Boss

The most popular reality show in India till date is ‘Big Boss’. Currently, this show is in its 10th season and has been a TRP gaining machine shince the first season ever came on Colors Channel. It reportedly rebooted the careers of the celebrity who have been a part of it. This show gained popularity when Salman Khan started hosting the show on weekends. Inspired from the show named Big Brother which is Netherlands based. It was first aired in 1999 and developed by Endemol. Here the celebrities’ contestants are grounded in one single house and are continuously monitored by in-house cameras with personal audio microphones during their stay.


  1. India’s Got Talent

India’s Got Talent is one of the popular Talent Hunt shows in India. Here the celebrities’ judges hunt for the extra ordinary talents that come up on stage. Well, it is the replica of America’s Got Talent which is a popular show by NBC and the British channels. This talent show features singers, dancers, magicians, illusionist, comedians and what not. People of all age groups can compete together to win million dollar prize money. Ironically, the Indian version of the show have lame and under talented judges to judge the highly talented lot.


  1. Comedy Nights with Kapil

Who knew that Kapil Sharma’s hit show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ was inspired by the British reality show? The most beloved reality show ever in India which not only gave a laughter medicine to the viewers but also gave a boost to Kapil Sharma’s career is inspired from the British show The Kumars at Number 42. This show is 2 times Emmy Award winner and is still the most awaited one in UK.


  1. Indian Idol

Copied from America’s reality show American Idol, Indian Idol became most popular from its first season itself. American Idol was first aired in 2002 on Fox channel which took American by storm. Currently it has more than 15 seasons. Talking about Indian Idol, it is a reality show where judges judge the singing talent across the country to find the x-factor voice.


  1. Jhalak Dikh Laja

The dance based reality show that has TV celebrities dancing to the beats of Bollywood numbers to win the coveted prize money and trophy. It was originally conceptualized and aired by BBC by the name ‘Strictly come Dancing’ which turned out to be most popular in 17 countries. Later on it was named as dancing with the stars currently it has over 22 seasons. Jhalak Dikhla Ja created a rage among the viewers.


  1. Master Chef India

The show allows the people to feature their cooking talent and passion on the television platter. This show was originally a came from The Master Chef UK which has completed more than 31 seasons on the go. The winners are treated with loads of money and honor. In India, this replica adopted popularity where judges like Sanjeev Kapoor and other Michelin Star chefs.


  1. Kaun Banega Crorepati

Kaun Banega Crorepati is the show that gave wings to dreams of thousands of aspirants. It made people believe on he power of knowledge and education. Hosted by tw2o of the bollywood’s super stars- Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan, the show became close to the heart of viewers from the first episode itself. Well, for your knowledge this concept is taken from the UK based reality show Who wants to become a Millionaire? it was aired on 1998 and KBC came in 2000.


  1. Khatro Ke Khiladi

Initially, the series was launched by the name of Fear Factor on Sony Entertainment in 2006 which was later relaunched on Colors Channel as Fear Factor: Khatro Ke Khiladi. Celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Rohit Shetty and Arjun Kapoor hosted the show and it became very popular. Originally, it is American reality show where people have to perform daredevil tasks to win the prize money.


  1. Kamzor Kadi Kaun


This show was literally, copied from name to the concept of American game show Weakest Link. The Indian version is more popular for the mean host Neena Gupta than the concept itself and it didn’t get that much attention.


  1. 10 Ka Dum

Hosted by Salman Khan, Dus Ka Dum was based on the US game show Power of 10, where contestants predicted how a cross-section of local people of the country responded to various polls.


Yesha Rughani from Hero Gayab Mode On

Yesha Rughani from Hero Gayab Mode On

Working during a pandemic is no easy feat, but actor Yesha Rughani, who was last seen in Muskaan, says that all precautions are being taken on the sets of her brand her show Hero Gayab Mode On. Talking about it, she says, “I think new normal has become a lifestyle now. Whether I am going for work or something else, I have to follow precautions. Obviously, you are scared. But on the set, we take many precautions, medical people are there, they check us every day. The makeup and hair stylists are wearing their kits. So, I think overall it’s a secure working environment. I hope everybody stays well and fit.”

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The actor is back on the sets after almost a year and is loving it. “We wrapped up Muskaan’s shoot in December last year and this show is launching December. We have started shooting from November so I think almost a year. It just feels too good to be back and I think I have been missing being onscreen. I missed shooting and I am loving the feeling of getting on the makeup chair, the entire routine, listening to action, cut, roll each and every minute detail of shoot life. It’s fabulous to be back,” she says.

yesha rughani

In fact, she’s got a lot of appreciation for her look too. “I rejuvenated myself during this break. I got into this healing thing where I was on a strict detox and my skin healed, my hair, my body healed. I was in my comfort zone and used to wake up on time and follow a proper routine, even though there was a lockdown. I had ample time in the lockdown to take care of myself. I am fresh as a flower now and all set to rock again. For the new look, I am getting really good reviews because people are seeing me like this onscreen for the very first time. My first two roles were very different. So, seeing me in a totally different avatar with short hair is exciting. I have really lost weight, there is a different kind of look and feel to the role. I am getting a very good reaction and I am loving it,” she says.

yesha rughani

Meanwhile, Yesha started a balloon business too during the lockdown and plans on balancing both her acting and business venture. “Lockdown has, of course, changed our lives in many ways from being able to value things to be grateful to life, self-healing and taking care of yourself, self-discipline. I ventured into a new business. I love to be very busy so I think it wouldn’t be a problem to manage both the things. I have my sister also who is taking care of this business, apart from me. I think it works for us. I also carry my laptop and everything to shoot so that if I get some time, I make some designs and send them across. I think it’s going to be fun to manage both,” she says.

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Anupamaa welcomes Kinjal in the Shah home, gives lessons on a happy married life

Anupamaa welcomes Kinjal

Anupamaa in Rajan Shahi’s show of the same name had the dream of welcoming her daughter-in-law with a lot of love and warmth. And though her elder son, Paritosh, married Kinjal without the permission of their families, Anupamaa made sure she welcomes the newly-wedded couple by following all the rituals and a lot of love. 

Firstly, when Rakhi was going to slap Kinjal for taking this step, Anupamaa stopped her saying that she cannot hurt her daughter-in-law and welcomed them home by doing aarti. Both Baa and Vanraj were quite upset with the kids, and said that they have given an opportunity to Rakhi Dave to seek revenge from them. When Paritosh said that if they have so much problem with them, then they will go somewhere else, Anupamaa stopped them and said that it’s their home and they will stay here.

Anupamaa welcomes Kinjal

Anupamaa is over the moon that she has become a mother-in-law now and tells Paritosh and Kinjal that they need to seek blessings from everyone including Kinjal’s mom and father. She also told them that the secret to a happy married life is letting go of unnecessary arguments. She also welcomed Kinjal in the kitchen and taught her the daily rituals that she follows. She also asked her to serve everyone halwa as part of a ritual of her first day in the kitchen. But Baa who is upset with how Rakhi created a scene outside their house said that nothing can help her overcome the bitterness given by her mother.

In the upcoming episode, the audience will see that Anupamaa asks Kinjal to apologise to Baa and also takes her to meet her mother Rakhi. But will Rakhi accept Kinjal’s apology? What will be her next move as she has promised to destroy the Shah family.

Produced by Rajan Shahi and his mother Deepa Shahi, “Anupamaa” features Rupali Ganguly, Sudhanshu Pandey, Madalsa Sharma, Alpana Buch, Arvind Vaidya, Shekhar Shukla, Paras Kalnawat, Muskan Bamne, Tassnim Sheikh, Aashish Mehrotra, Nidhi Shah, and Anagha Bhosale. It airs on Star Plus.

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” I want to do it just like Deepika”, model Sasha Merchant

Sasha Merchant

Over the years, Deepika Padukone has given Bollywood some of the most memorable performances and serves as an inspiration to many young girls be it for her fashion or her spectacular work. Aseem Merchant’s daughter Sasha Merchant too looks up to the superstar for making it big in the industry.

Speaking about how Sasha would like her Bollywood path to look like she said,”If I want to step into Bollywood, I want to do it just like Deepika. I love her and she is my absolute favourite.”

“I feel like right from modelling to films, the kind of work she has done is simply amazing, so if I do it, I want to do it just like her”, says Sasha.

Deepika was the one to break the stereotype that models cannot act. She was not just a successful model but also worked immensely hard on her acting skills over the years and today is the number one actress we have setting an example for the many other models who dream of stepping into Bollywood.

Deepika may have been criticised for her acting in her early days post the massive debut she got with Om Shaanti Om but she used it positively, which is extremely inspiring to aspirants and young girls who want to be like her. She stood by example that hard work and dedication can help you achieve anything you desire to.

Sasha has just stepped into the fashion scene becoming a quick favourite for major brands and designers and is already turning heads in the fashion industry.

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Director David Dhawan shares his thought behind bringing the hit of 90’s ‘Coolie No. 1’ back again with a twist!


Coolie No. 1 has made it to the cult classic films of the 90’s that one could re-watch numerous times for a killer on-screen pair and songs which still get our feet tapping. The film has been revamped with a modern day twist and director David Dhawan shares his thought and experience behind re-making the film.

“It’s my film that I made 25 years ago and the thought of a re-make had never come. What happened is I had to do something with Varun, and I was thinking what to do, what to do.”

David further adds, “When I asked Varun, if he liked this film, he saw it and didn’t answer. He was later getting a little convinced, as it was a very difficult film for him because we have one of the best actor playing his role, and there’s no comparison. At the same time, Vashu ji said let’s do this film, it’s a damn good film. That was the first film that Vashu and I had done. So that’s how the idea came.”

Director David Dhawan Sara Ali
D Sara Ali Khan | Varun Dhawan

Talking about the script, the director says, “When I started to work on the film/ script, I had to redo everything. If that wouldn’t have been ok I am not saying yes.”

Th makers have also released peppy tracks back to back, first Teri Bhabhi followed by Husn Hai Suhana which have made it to everyone’s party playlists once again.

Adding onto the Christmas cheer, Amazon Prime Video brings the World Premiere of David Dhawan’s 45th film Coolie No. 1. Directed by David Dhawan, the Bollywood romantic comedy is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani & Deepshikha Deshmukh.

The film also stars Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Javed Jaffrey and Johnny Lever. Prime members in India and across 200 countries and territories can stream the world premiere of Coolie No.1 starting December 25 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

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