Long before the storm of gawdy sarees had hit the television screen, long before the ever-distressed protagonist would adorn herself in 1 kg sindoor, 5 kgs of gold, and multiple layers of make-up while bawling her eyes out to the deity, long before the bad girls made husband-snatching their only career choice, Indian television had some really promising dreams to sell to middle class Indian women. While the 2018 heroines turn into house flies, get coaxed into marrying 7 year old kids – which, to me, is borderline pedophilia – our big fat television screens of the early 90s, pleasantly, were the rendezvous of headstrong, opinionated women determined to make something worthwhile out of their lives. Here are 10 such portrayals that made our day, back in the day.
If reports are to be believed Shah Rukh Khan will be paid a whopping Rs 30 crores for a week for his new show, Ted Talks: Ek nayi Soch, which is scheduled to be aired on Star Plus from September, this year.
From its introduction in the late 70s to early 90s, television was snubbed as the less glamorous younger sibling of the big screen. Only those who couldn’t make it to movies would feature in serials and hardly were looked as at celebs. The notion was shattered when Ekta Kapoor joined the business and remodelled the art of soap opera.
Television stars Suyyash Rai and Kishwer Merchantt got married in glitzy Bollywood style over the weekend. Most of the telly world were in attendance. Here are some highlights from the grand wedding. Photos: Yogen Sha
Well in a world of main casts getting voodooed into houseflies, or coming back to life hours after a head shot, we can only reminisce over the golden days of television when stories appealed to the regular brain a lot more, despite the absence of glittery sarees and maddening backdrop scores. Let’s take a walk down the memory lane and revisit the programs telecast on Doordarshan that most of us must have watched on a black and white screen back then.
2015 was the year of the celebrity Girl Squad. We’ve gawked as Taylor Swift and her gang of supermodels strut in combat lingerie in “Bad Blood,” admired Tavi Gevinson and her precocious and talented group of young feminists, envied Lena Dunham and her real life Girls, and Instagram-stalked Man Repeller Leandra Medine and her #GirlBoss clique. It appears that female friendships — and finding a sisterhood of your own — has never had a stronger or more media-hungry moment, but even before hashtags existed, female friendships were prominent in pop culture. This week, the cast of the 1995 film based on Ann M.
If you’re looking for another way to celebrate Movember 2015 — or if you, like me, cannot grow a moustache for one reason or another — consider HBO Now’s new Movember episode collection, which showcases the most iconic moustaches in the cable network’s history to raise awareness for men’s health. The collection, “Celebrate the ’Stache: 22 HBO Moustaches for Movember,” includes Adam Sackler in Girls’ dirty hipster moustache and Petyr Baelish in Game of Thrones’ salt-and-pepper moustache.
The supermodel is developing a drama for NBC, based on the modeling industry in the ‘80s, when Ford Modeling Agency and Elite Model Management competed for the top international models. Variety reports that this show, tentatively called “Icon,” will be Crawford’s television producing debut.
Getty Images Scandal’s main man, Tony Goldwyn plays the President of the United States, and Kerry Washington’s secret lover. Goldwyn who is 54 and handsome as ever, joined in some pretty sexy, and at times, awkward scenes in this wildly popular series. He was recently on theEllen show to discuss some of the “in-your-face scenes.” Yahoo Style caught up with Goldwyn atGQ’s Men of New York party last night to discuss his image on television.