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Mirchi Music Awards : Album of the Year - Mitwaa

Mirchi Music Awards : Album of the Year - 'Mitwaa'

Mirchi Music Awards Marathi's Listeners Choice Album of the Year went to Mitwaa. The award was received by the music composer Amitraj! Click on the link to listen to his quick byte of joy with Rj Rahul: http://goo.gl/K01p6A and http://goo.gl/gy02wN

Music Composers:Amitraj, Nilesh Moharir, Pankaj Padghan, Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy.
Lyricist(s): Ashwini Shende, Mangesg Kangane, Mandar Cholkar

The film is produced by Meenakshi Sagar, Amit Sagar & Aakash Chopra. Shekhar Jyoti is the co-producer. Film is written & directed by Swapna Waghmare Joshi. Congratulation to entire Mitwaa Team!

  • Video Palace presents
    Meenakshi Sagar Production's
    Film: Mitwaa
  • Produced by:Meenakshi Sagar, Amrit Sagar, Akash Chopra
  • Director:Swapna Waghmare-Joshi
  • Genre:Love Story
  • Music:Shankar Ehsan Loy, Nilesh Moharir, Pankaj Padghan and Amitraj
  • Release:13th February 2015
Reference :
Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM - Pune

Mitwaa receives 14 nominations at Zee Chitra Gaurav Awards

'Mitwaa' won best 'Story Award' & receives 14 nominations at Zee Chitra Gaurav Awards.

'Mitwaa' won best 'Story Award - Swapna Waghmare Joshi' at Zee Chitra Gaurav Awards on 12th March, 2016. Swapnil Joshi and Sonalee Kulkarni starrer 'Mitwaa' was an instant hit with the youth when it released last year. It is no surprise that it had received whopping 14 nominations at the recently announced Zee Chitra Gaurav Awards.

The film is produced by Meenakshi Sagar, Amit Sagar & Aakash Chopra. Shekhar Jyoti is the co-producer. Film is written & directed by Swapna Waghmare Joshi.

Please find the list of Nominations that 'Mitwaa' has received at Zee Chitra Gaurav Awards -

  1. Best Film: Producers Meenakshi Sagar, Amrit Sagar, Akash Chopra and Shekhar Jyoti
  2. Best Director: Swapna Waghmare-Joshi
  3. Best Story: Swapna Waghmare-Joshi
  4. Best Actor: Swwapnil Joshi
  5. Best Actress: Sonalee Kulkarni
  6. Best Supporting Actress: Prarthana Behere
  7. Best Cinematography: Prasad Bhende
  8. Best Editor: Kshitija Khandagale
  9. Best Music: Nilesh Moharir, Amitraj, Pankaj Padghan, Shankar Ehsaan Loy
  10. Best Lyrics: Ashwini Shende (Savaar re Mana)
  11. Best Singer (Male): Swapnil Bandodkar (Savaar re Mana)
  12. Best Singer (Female): Jaanvee Prabhu Arora (Savaar re Mana)
  13. Best Costume: Sheela Sagar, Juhi Sagar, Rohit Chaturvedi
  14. Best Choreography: Sujit Kumar (Satyam Shivam Sundaram)

Sagar Pictures Congratulates Mitwaa Team and wishes them for the Awards night.

  • Video Palace presents
    Meenakshi Sagar Production's
    Film: Mitwaa
  • Produced by:Meenakshi Sagar, Amrit Sagar, Akash Chopra
  • Director:Swapna Waghmare-Joshi
  • Starring:Swapnil Joshi, Sonali Kulkarni and Prarthana Behere.
  • Synopsis:'Mitwaa' will be a love story, on the music of Shankar Ehsan Loy, with contributions also coming from other popular music directors in Marathi industry.
  • Genre:Love Story
  • Music:Shankar Ehsan Loy, Nilesh Moharir, Pankaj Padghan and Amitraj
  • Release:13th February 2015

Reference :
Zeetalkies.tv

Mitwaa

Meenakshi Sagar's - 'Mitwaa' to release on February 13, 2015

Meenakshi Sagar is all set to warm up the winters for the Marathi audience with her debut Marathi venture 'Mitwaa'. Starring Swwapnil Joshi, Sonalee Kulkarni and Prarthana Behere, 'Mitwaa' will hit the theatres on February 13, 2015. The film will see the renowned Marathi actors Swaapnil Joshi and Sonalee Kulkarni sharing the screen space for the first time on big screen. Their chemistry has already become the talk of the town.

Produced by Meenakshi Sagar Productions and presented by Video Palace 'Mitwaa' is one of the most awaited film of the year. The film is produced by Meenakshi Sagar, Amrit Sagar and Akash Chopra and Swapna Waghmare-Joshi is directing the film. Music is the highlight of this love story. The magical musician trio Shankar-Ehsaan- Loy have composed two songs for the movie. Music directors Nilesh Moharir, Pankaj Padghan and Amitraj have each composed one song for the movie. the song 'Savar Re' composed by Nilesh Moharir was first heard at the finale of Lux Jhakaas Heroine and the song has already generated a lot of interest about the movie among the audiences.

  • Video Palace presents
    Meenakshi Sagar Production's
    Film: Mitwaa
  • Produced by:Meenakshi Sagar, Amrit Sagar, Akash Chopra
  • Director:Swapna Waghmare-Joshi
  • Starring:Swapnil Joshi and Sonali Kulkarni.
  • Synopsis:'Mitwaa' will be a love story, on the music of Shankar Ehsan Loy, with contributions also coming from other popular music directors in Marathi industry.
  • Genre:Love Story
  • Music:Shankar Ehsan Loy, Nilesh Moharir, Pankaj Padghan and Amitraj
  • Release:13th February 2015

Mitwaa

Music Launch of Film 'Mitwaa'

Swwapnil Joshi the leading actor of the movie hosted the music launch of Film 'Mitwaa'. Five video songs were played to announce the release of the music of the film 'Mitwaa'. Swwapnil Joshi not only introduced each and every person connected with the songs of this film, but also praised them for offering variety through their music.

The hit music director trio from Bollywood, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, have composed music for two songs in this film, namely 'Tu hi Re Majha Mitwa' and 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram’. Written by Mandar Cholkar, these two songs are sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Janavee Prabhu Arora and Siddharth Mahadevan. Both Shankar and Janavee obliged the audience by rendering a part of the duet. The other three songs are composed by three different music directors, namely Amit Raj, Pankaj Padgham & Nilesh Moharir, offering diversity in this musical love story.

Swapna Waghmare Joshi, the director behind the success of many Hindi television serials, is making her debut as a director in Marathi through this film. Speaking after the official release of the music, she said, "I am excited to see the response from the audience to the songs played today. The movie has turned out to be the bible of love. I am really thankful to all the music directors for their splendid work."

It was really a memorable evening for the entire team of Mitwaa and many celebrities from Marathi as well as Hindi film/television industry wished them success. The film is produced by Meenakshi Sagar, Amit Sagar and Aakash Chopra. Shekhar Jyoti is the co-producer. The story of the film is written by director Swapna herself, while screenplay and dialogues are penned by Shirish Latkar. Prasad Bhende has handled the DOP, Art direction is by Mahesh Salgaonkar and editing by Kshitija Khandagale. The first look of the songs clearly shows excellent camera and art work, besides mesmerizing music. Now to wait for 13th February 2015, to witness this love story.

  • Video Palace presents
    Meenakshi Sagar Production's
    Film: Mitwaa
  • Produced by:Meenakshi Sagar, Amrit Sagar, Akash Chopra
  • Director:Swapna Waghmare-Joshi
  • Starring:Swapnil Joshi and Sonali Kulkarni.
  • Synopsis:'Mitwaa' will be a love story, on the music of Shankar Ehsan Loy, with contributions also coming from other popular music directors in Marathi industry.
  • Genre:Love Story
  • Music:Shankar Ehsan Loy, Nilesh Moharir, Pankaj Padghan and Amitraj
  • Release:13th February 2015

Reference :
Zeetalkies.tv

Jakhaas

9X Jhakaas hunts for lead heroine for 'Mitwaa'

Jhakaas Heroine is giving a chance to be one, from the makers of the recent blockbuster of Marathi Cinema - 'Duniyadari', comes a new romantic movie – 'Mitwaa', starring Swapnil Joshi, Sonalee Kulkarni.

LUX Jhakaas Heroine - TOP 7 FINALISTS are RADHA, SHEETAL, AMRUTA, PRARTHANA, RASIKA, PALLAVI and SNEHA. Watch Lux Jhakaas Heroine Grand Finale Episode on 3rd May '14 only on 9X Jhakaas

The movie already stars, renowned actors Swapnil Joshi and Sonalee Kulkarni are looking for the female lead. As per the contest, the winner will get an opportunity to play the lead role in Mitwaa.

Mitwaa will be produced by Meenakshi Sagar Productions and Nanubhai Jaisinghani of Video Palace. It will be directed by Swapna Waghmare-Joshi.

Talking about the reason for doing 'Lux Jhakaas Heroine', Punit Pandey, EVP and business head, 9X Media says that the channel is aiming at giving superior content to the existing viewers and at the same time, adding new viewers. "Moreover, 9X Jhakaas is an apt platform to highlight the great work and talent from the Marathi film, music and entertainment industry," he adds.

Pandey mentions that in the past six months, he has seen that the Marathi movie genre has done very well. There have been movies which have done very good business at the box office. Also, the core audience of 9X Jhakaas, youth, which earlier rarely watched Marathi movies in theatres, has started going to the theatres. "The movies are churning really good music," he adds.

In the regional space, the idea is to do whatever is required. The channel has Music Yatra on-ground and has also launched Lai Bhari magazine. With Jhakaas Heroine, the channel saw an opportunity to connect with its target audience. "It is also not something out of our space. We air entertainment shows, and Lux Jhakaas Heroine will be one of them," says Pandey.

  • Video Palace presents
    Meenakshi Sagar Production's
    Film: Mitwaa
  • Produced by:Meenakshi Sagar, Amrit Sagar, Akash Chopra
  • Director:Swapna Waghmare-Joshi
  • Starring:Swapnil Joshi and Sonali Kulkarni.
  • Synopsis:'Mitwaa' will be a love story, on the music of Shankar Ehsan Loy, with contributions also coming from other popular music directors in Marathi industry.
  • Genre:Love Story
  • Music:Shankar Ehsan Loy, Nilesh Moharir, Pankaj Padghan and Amitraj
  • Release:13th February 2015

Rabba Main Kya Karoon

Rabba Main Kya Karoon

After making a sterling debut withthe NationalAward-winning 1971, director Amrit Sagar is ready with his next film, Rabba Main Kya Karoon. Starring Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, Raj Babbar, Shakti Kapoor and introducing Akash Sagar Chopra, the rom com has music by Salim Suleman.

And now after a break of five years, Amrit's ready withRabba Main Kya Karoon, a rollercoaster ride which centers around a big lavish Delhi wedding. This film too has been backed by Sagar Pictures.

"This is a complete departure from 1971 but a genre that I am very much at home with," says Amrit Sagar. "Comedy has been the flavour of the season andRabba Main Kya Karooncelebrates the lighter side of life with aplomb. The audiences are going to have as much of a blast as we had making the film."

Says Moti Sagar of Sagar Pictures: "Amrit's already made a mark with his first film and I am sure everyone's going to loveRabba Main Kya Karoon. We the Sagars have been associated with the best ofentertainmentand this film is the latestjewelin our crown."

  • Film:Rabba Main Kya Karoon
  • Director:Amrit Sagar
  • Starring:Arshad Warsi, Paresh Raval, Raj Babbar, Shakti Kapoor, Tinu Anand, Riya Sen, Anuradha Patel, Himani Shivpuri, Susmita Mukerji, Supriya Karnik, Navini Parihar, Rakesh Bedi and introducing Akash Sagar Chopra and Tahira Kochhar.
  • Synopsis:Rabba Main Kya Karoon is a roller coaster ride which centers around a big lavish Delhi wedding
  • Genre:Romantic Comedy
  • Music:Salim-Suleman
  • Release:2nd August 2013

Reference :
Times of India
Rabba Main Kya Karoon

Akash  is multi-talented: Amrit Sagar

Amrit Saagar, who made his directorial debut with the film 1971 around five years back, is now ready with his next film, Rabba Main Kya Karoon, which also features his younger brother, Akash Sagar.

Talking about the film, Amrits says, "After completing1971, I was pretty sure that I wanted to make a romantic comedy and the script ofRBKK(Rabba Main Kya Karoon) was ready for a long time. But I kept thinking how to crack the film, because though I had the script in place, I was not sure how to crack it."

While it took some time for Amrit to figure that out, in the end he did manage to get it all sorted and get a good casting too. The film, which hasArshad WarsiandRaj Babbarin pivotal roles will also see the on screen debut of Akash Sagar who had created the back ground score music for1971. "Akash is multi-talented," says Amrit about his younger brother going on to add, "Akash has always been interested in acting but he wanted to do it the right way. He has been actively involved with theatre, in fact in one of the plays he had enacted 13 different characters. After seeing his performance, I decided to cast him in my film before anyone else did."

Talking about their shift of focus from television to cinema, their father, Moti Sagar says, "We were into films earlier, it was only after the success ofRamayanthat we concentrated on television."

  • Film:Rabba Main Kya Karoon
  • Director:Amrit Sagar
  • Starring:Arshad Warsi, Paresh Raval, Raj Babbar, Shakti Kapoor, Tinu Anand, Riya Sen, Anuradha Patel, Himani Shivpuri, Susmita Mukerji, Supriya Karnik, Navini Parihar, Rakesh Bedi and introducing Akash Sagar Chopra and Tahira Kochhar.
  • Synopsis:Rabba Main Kya Karoon is a roller coaster ride which centers around a big lavish Delhi wedding
  • Genre:Romantic Comedy
  • Music:Salim-Suleman
  • Release:2nd August 2013

Reference :
Times of India
Rabba Main Kya Karoon

Amrit Sagar captures big fat Indian wedding in new film

A seven-day marriage celebration with lots of twists and turns is the premise of director Amrit Sagar's next film Rabba Main Kya Karoon.

After entertaining audiences with National Award winning war film 1971, Sagar returns to big screen with the light-hearted romantic comedy made in the backdrop of big fat Indian wedding.

"The film is about two childhood sweethearts, who eventually decide to get married. But the seven-day marriage celebration brings lots of twists and turns in their lives that puts them on the verge of break up. How they handle situations is what the film is all about," Sagar told IANS.

The film has been shot in Delhi and the filmmaker said: "Delhi is the heartland of India and boasts of a modern culture with old school feel and this really fascinates me. The grandeur of Punjabi weddings that take place in Delhi is even more fascinating. I have tried to capture that essence in the film."

Sagar, son of Moti Sagar of Sagar Arts, shot the film last winter. Shooting in Delhi was easy considering issues like permissions, but the weather did play spoilsport.

Asked what took him so long to return with another film, Sagar said he was looking for "a good concept". Writing the script, pre-production and casting took a long time. Moreover, we had so many other things happening on television, he added.

While the film is the launch vehicle of Amrit's younger brother Aakash Sagar and actor Tahira Kochchar, it also features Raj Babbar, Arshad Warsi and Paresh Rawal.

"I would say I just got lucky to have been able to cast the veterans like Raj Babbar. I went and narrated the film and he immediately agreed to be a part of it. He has even decided his own look in the film," said Sagar.

Rabba Main Kya Karoon is in post production stage and is slated to come out in September or October.

  • Film:Rabba Main Kya Karoon
  • Director:Amrit Sagar
  • Starring:Arshad Warsi, Paresh Raval, Raj Babbar, Shakti Kapoor, Tinu Anand, Riya Sen, Anuradha Patel, Himani Shivpuri, Susmita Mukerji, Supriya Karnik, Navini Parihar, Rakesh Bedi and introducing Akash Sagar Chopra and Tahira Kochhar.
  • Synopsis:Rabba Main Kya Karoon is a roller coaster ride which centers around a big lavish Delhi wedding
  • Genre:Romantic Comedy
  • Music:Salim-Suleman
  • Release:2nd August 2013

Reference :
Hindustan Times
Rabba Main Kya Karoon

Arshad Warsi's RABBA MAIN KYA KAROON slated for Sept-Oct release

After making a sterling debut with the National Award-winning 1971, director Amrit Sagar is ready with his next film,Rabba Main Kya Karoon. Starring Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, Raj Babbar, Shakti Kapoor and introducing Akash Sagar Chopra, the rom-com has music by Salim-Suleiman.

Amrit's 1971, revolving around prisoners of the Indo-Pak war, starred Manoj Bajpai and released in 2007 to much critical acclaim and rave reviews before going on to win the National Award for Best Hindi Film. The movie also marked the first foray into film production for Sagar Pictures, which has always been synonymous with superior television content.

And now after a break of five years, Amrit is ready with Rabba Main Kya Karoon, a rollercoaster ride which centers around a big lavish Delhiwedding. This film too has been backed by Sagar Pictures.

"This is a complete departure from 1971 but a genre that I am very much at home with," says Amrit Sagar, "Comedy has been the flavour of the season and Rabba Main Kya Karoon celebrates the lighter side of life with aplomb. The audiences are going to have as much of a blast as we had making the film."

Says Moti Sagar of Sagar Pictures, "Amrit's already made a mark with his first film and I am sure everyone's going to love Rabba Main Kya Karoon. We the Sagars have been associated with the best of entertainment and this film is the latest jewel in our crown."

Rabba Main Kya Karoon is slated to release in September-October this year.

  • Film:Rabba Main Kya Karoon
  • Director:Amrit Sagar
  • Starring:Arshad Warsi, Paresh Raval, Raj Babbar, Shakti Kapoor, Tinu Anand, Riya Sen, Anuradha Patel, Himani Shivpuri, Susmita Mukerji, Supriya Karnik, Navini Parihar, Rakesh Bedi and introducing Akash Sagar Chopra and Tahira Kochhar.
  • Synopsis:Rabba Main Kya Karoon is a roller coaster ride which centers around a big lavish Delhi wedding
  • Genre:Romantic Comedy
  • Music:Salim-Suleman
  • Release:2nd August 2013

Reference :
Glam Sham

Television

Recent Television News


Uff Yeh Nadaniyaan [Big Magic]

Upasana Singh to play cunning saas in Uff Yeh Nadaniyaan

Upasana Singh, known for playing Pinky Bua in Comedy Nights with Kapil, will soon be seen playing a cunning mother-in-law. Upasana, who has also been a part of movies including Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Golmaal Returns, is set to portray a “saas” in forthcoming show Uff Yeh Nadaniyaan that begins Aug 4. ”Humour and Comedy as a genre has always interested me greatly and is mainly the reason why I am continuously looking at exploring new facets in this area,” the heroine said.

“My character in the show is of great relevance as my fans will see me playing a mother-in-law for the first time on screen. The pleasant plot and a meaty role is what attracted me to this series…,” she added.
Tune in to BIG Magic from 4th Aug, Mon-Fri at 8.00 PM

  • Television Show:
    Uff Yeh Nadaniyaan
  • Telecast date:
    4th August 2014
  • Broadcaster:
    BIG Magic
  • Time:
    Monday-Friday at 8:00 pm

Reference :
bollywoodlife.com
Jamai Raja [Zee TV]

Jamai Raja

Forever, you've seen bahu's on Indian television step into the sasural and set everything right amongst the sparring members of their new family... we have been constantly brainwashed into looking at the lady of the house as the soothing salve meant to heal wounds and bind people together...Zee TV's new show 'Jamai Raja' breaks the convention and asks - If women have done it all along, why can't the men? The show, in fact, has its male protagonist take on this domain, forever relegated to women, and embark on a journey of setting the discord between his wife and mother-in-law right after marriage!

Jamai Raja is the story of Siddharth, who despite being a jet-setting hotelier with a growing empire to tend to, takes it upon himself to repair the estranged relationship between his wife Roshni and mother-in law Durga Devi (DD). While DD has seen the trials and tribulations of poverty and struggled her way up to riches, she has hardened over the years and developed a somewhat condescending view of the middle class. She has no tolerance for laziness and mediocrity. An enterprising jewellery magnate, she is constantly on the move, has a razor sharp mind and a tongue to match. Daughter Roshni, on the other hand, has a rebellious streak. With an independent mind of her own, she isn't about to treat DD's ideologies as the Gospel truth. Born in the lap of luxury, she hasn't let her riches spoil her silly. She, in fact, feels strongly for the underprivileged and actively works for their welfare through an NGO she runs. With such strong, opposite personalities under a roof, sparks are bound to fly. Clearly, our Jamai has quite a task on his hands...Will he succeed in his endeavor of bringing them closer emotionally? Only time will tell! Tune in to Zee TV from 4th Aug, Mon-Fri at 8.30 PM

  • Television Show:
    Jamai Raja
  • Telecast date:
    4th August 2014
  • Broadcaster:
    Zee TV
  • Time:
    Monday-Friday at 8:30 pm

Reference :
zeetv.com
Akbar Birbal [BIG Magic]

Akbar-Birbal come alive on the small screen

As emperor Akbar on a new TV show Har Mushkil Ka Hal — Akbar-Birbal, Kiku Sharda promises a rib-tickling ride. A historical comedy, the show sees Vishal Kotian playing Birbal and Kishwar Merchant playing Urvashi, a courtesan madly in love with Birbal.

Says Kiku, "Akbar and Birbal stories have an instant connect with people of all ages. The camaraderie between Akbar and the rest of the cast is a complete laugh-out-loud package." Delnaaz Irani, who plays his begum saheba, says their chemistry is to watch out for. "There is a certain innocence amidst the constant nok-jhok between the two. It's cute," she says.

Har Mushkil Ka Hal — Akbar Birbal, starts tonight and will air every Monday-Friday at 9 pm on BIG Magic. The channel will have a vibrant, new look from today.

Meanwhile, along with this comedy, there is a show from another genre — Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai — scheduled to start on the channel soon. It revolves around the unusual Shaktishaali family where Himani Shivpuri plays the witty nani-saas while Sumit Vats has been roped in for the role of the shrewd son-in-law.

  • Television Show:
    Akbar Birbal
  • Telecast date:
    28th April 2014
  • Broadcaster:
    BIG Magic
  • Time:
    Monday-Friday at 9 pm

Reference :
Times of India
Ramayan

Zee TV brings back Ramayan for Sunday morning viewing

Taking a cue from Star Plus, Zee TV is now gearing up to offer original content in the Sunday morning slot. Starting 12 August, Zee TV will air mythological - Ramayan every Sunday at 11 am.

Ramayan, produced by Sagar Arts, will directly compete with Star Plus Lakhon Mein Ek, which is being launched on 5 August in the same time slot.

Zee TV wants to reach out to the young viewers who had not watched the Ramanand Sagar-produced Ramayan aired decades ago. It also aims to foster family viewing of television programmes.

Interestingly, this is for the fourth time that Ramayan will be aired on television and second time on Zee TV. After its epic run on DD, Zee TV tried with a remake of Ramayan with BR Chopra. However that did not work well with the audiences then.

Later, in 2008, Imagine TV (then NDTV imagine) was launched with Ramayan as one of its flagship primetime properties.

Ramayan and Lakhon Mein Ek will be the only original shows to air in the Sunday morning slots on Hindi GECs.

Zee TV head-fiction programming Sukesh Motwani said, "As a story, Ramayan is timeless and will never lose its relevance. It is rich in the core values, ideals and principles that form the crux of the Indian culture and upbringing."

"We have roped in the only team in India truly equipped for the task, the Sagars. Ramanandji (Sagar) did it brilliantly once. Moti ji and Minakshi, who have inherited Ramayan as a part of their core DNA, are all set to recreate the classic," Motwani added.

It is learnt that Colors will launch a mythological programme based on Goddess Durga, which is also being produced by Sagar Arts. However, the launch date and time slot is not known.

  • Television Show:
    Ramayan
  • Telecast date:
    12th August 2012
  • Broadcaster:
    Zee Networks and Doordarshan
  • Time:
    Sunday 11am-12pm

Reference :
Indiantelevision.com
Ramayan

Rishabh Shukla and Sunita Rajwar in 'Ramayan'

The promos of Sagar Pictures' mythological offering 'Ramayan' on Zee TV has been hogging the limelight thanks to the curiosity being built around as to who will play the role of Lord Ram & Sita.

After actress Shikha Swaroop being roped in to play the role of Kaikeyi, we hear that actors Rishabh Shukla and Sunita Rajwar have been finalized to play important roles on the show.

Rishabh, who is most known for his role of King Shantanu in 'Mahabharat' and was last seen in'Baat Hamari Pakki Hai'will play the role of Raja Dashrath while Sunita Rajwar, last seen in'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai'will be seen as Manthra in'Ramayan'.

When contacted, Rishabh confirmed the news and said, "Yes, I am doing the project and I have already started shooting for the show. I am glad that I am doing'Ramayan'as it is something which will never lose its essence no matter how many times it is made. The first version of'Ramayan'was made by Ramanand Sagar and his grandson Amrit is making this time. So I just hope and expect that it creates the same magic."

  • Television Show:
    Ramayan
  • Telecast date:
    12th August 2012
  • Broadcaster:
    Zee Networks and Doordarshan
  • Time:
    Sunday 11am-12pm

Reference :
Times of India
Ramayan

Shikha Swaroop returns to TV as Kaikayee in 'Ramayan'

Shikha Swaroop, who mesmerised TV viewers as the protagonist in fantasy costume drama 'Chandrakanta', is returning to the small screen after 12 years to play Kaikayee in the latest version of mythological show 'Ramayan'.

She is excited about the show that will go an air Aug 12 on Zee TV. "I am excited about my role of Kaikeyee as essaying a warrior queen with shades of grey calls for an air of reality, poise that comes only with power, strength of character and a stern, steely body language," Shikha said in a statement.

The former Miss India added: "As a former beauty pageant winner and a model, over the years I have imbibed the art of composing my body language and carrying myself in a manner that projects the right image required for any role I play. I will enjoy playing such an iconic mythological character and hope to add my own charm and individuality to it."

Shikha won the Miss India title in 1988 and after that she worked in films like 'Tahalka' (1992) and 'Policewala Gunda' (1995).

Her television show `Chandrakanta` went on air in 1994 and ran for two years.

  • Television Show:
    Ramayan
  • Telecast date:
    12th August 2012
  • Broadcaster:
    Zee Networks and Doordarshan
  • Time:
    Sunday 11am-12pm

Reference :
Zeenews.india.com.

Events

Recent Events News


Seeta Swayamvar outfit design by Archana Kochhar

'Ramayan' producer wants Seeta Swayamvar to be iconic

Ramayan is all set to showcase the iconic Sita Swayamwar sequence on Sunday, 23rd September. Naturally, to recreate the divine aura of Indian mythology's most unforgettable bride Sita and to ensure that her leading lady Neha Sargam looks absolutely stunning, producer Meenakshi Sagar has decided to leave no stone unturned. She has roped in renowned fashion designer Archana Kochhar to specially create an authentic, traditional outfit for Sita's Swayamwar that will be remembered on television for years to come.

While most television shows have their own in-house stylists who put together costumes for all the artistes, enlisting the expertise of a prominent fashion designer is still very unusual for Indian television as it entails higher budgets.

Speaking of her decision, Meenakshi said, "Sita's Swayamwar is a landmark event in the story of Ramayan. It marks the union of Lord Ram and Sita. At the Swayamwar, Sita's father king Janaka had announced a contest whereby the strongest prince, who would be able to wield the immensely heavy bow of Shiva and string it successfully, would get her hand in marriage. In order to embody the much sought-after, beautiful princess, I wanted Sita's look to be glorious and memorable. And who better than Archana Kochhar to create the look? Archana luxuriously draws inspiration from ancient Indian regalia even for her contemporary bridal collections and all that stems from immense research. I know I can blindly follow her sensibilities and so I brought her on board for such an important look. I'm thrilled with the results!"

Designer Archana Kochhar said, "I am grateful to my friend Meenakshi for having given me the opportunity to re-create one of the most iconic bridal looks of Indian mythology. I have adhered to her brief of keeping Sita's look as close as possible to the original classic. We have chosen a rich hue of red for the lehenga-choli and blended it with pink undertones. The intricate embroidery and the jewelry to go with the ensemble has been kept purely traditional for retaining the element of authenticity. My attempt, as a contemporary designer, has been to make the ornate outfit extremely comfortable for the actor to wear. Layers and layers of textured fabric, embedded with jewels have a way of making the dress exceedingly heavy. Smart choices of lighter crystals and substitution of materials have been made such that the look isn't compromised, yet the artiste can move comfortably and perform. I think Neha's looking gorgeous and I hope the audience loves our creation!"

Actor Neha Sargam, who has just made her first appearance as Sita on Ramayan, is as excited about her Swayamwar look. She said, "I am extremely fortunate that the creative team and particularly Meenakshi ji have gone the extra mile to ensure that I look divine as Sita at the Swayamwar. The creation by Archana Kochhar looks like a dream and is light and easy to wear. I honestly didn't feel like getting out of it when I put it on at the trial itself. I look forward to shooting the Swayamwar sequence."

  • Television Show:
    Ramayan
  • Telecast date:
    12th August 2012
  • Broadcaster:
    Zee Networks and Doordarshan
  • Time:
    Sunday 11am-12pm
Reference :
Times of India