The world of TV is huge and given our growing love and obsession it will surely keep growing further. But even for an industry as big and accommodating as TV one has to go through some grind. While certain TV actors waited long for their chance, some turned attention to TV after Bollywood did not work out too well, there are some who gathered expertise in areas apart from acting.Here are a list of TV actors who have worked in the industry but not necessarily as actors. Check out.!10 Photos10 TV Actors Who Have Worked In The Industry In Roles Other Than Acting
July 16, 2018 09:33 IST
What is the first thought that comes to our mind when you hear the name Osama Bin Laden? Even after 7 years of his death, his name inspires only images of guns, violence and the horrors of world terrorism. But back in 2010, there was one man who made a film that was about Laden but instead of making us cringe in horror, it made us laugh. The man was Abhishek Sharma and the film was Tere Bin Laden which released on 16thJuly 2010 and completes 8 years today.So how did the director Abhishek Sharma come up with a humorous story around the world’s most wanted and dreaded terrorist that not only became a niche hit but is still remembered fondly eight years after its release? Well, the credit belongs to a headache, yes you read that right!It so happened that one day director Abhishek Sharma was having a splitting headache and he decided to tie a piece of cloth on his head like a turban to ease his throbbing temples. His wife was quick to point that the piece of cloth tied like a turban made him look like the dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden. This small incident got Abhishek thinking and he soon he came up with the idea for the film in which a Pakistani journalist finds an Osama look-alike and arranges for a fake interview that would make him famous.The film starring Ali Zafar and Pradhuman Singh is still popular and we never thought we would say this, but we are glad that Abhishek Sharma had a nasty headache.
July 16, 2018 07:03 IST
The past decade can be said to have been the most profitable for the Bollywood industry, with records constantly been broken with blockbuster releases like 3 Idiots, Ek Tha Tiger and the latest Sanju. No more is entering the 100-crore club a novelty, the race to the top now has whole new parameters with 300 crore clubs being formed. However, there are some directors who are head and neck above their counterparts when it comes to belting out hits. Here are the highest grossing directors who have become the envy of the tinsel town during the last decade.Rohit ShettyShetty rose to fame with ‘Golmaal: Fun Unlimited’ in 2006. After that, the man was unstoppable with hits like Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3, and Singham. His film Chennai Express broke records with being the highest opening day gross, highest opening weekend, fastest film to reach 100 crore club and many more. The formula for success of a Rohit Shetty flick seems pretty evident, with him roping in the biggest stars of the country like Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgn in a masala action movie. In the past decade, Shetty has become the highest grossing director with 1091 crores earned over the course of 9 movies.Rajkumar HiraniThis man surely has the Adonis touch, as every movie he directs has turned out to a blockbuster in the last decade. With only 3 movies under his kitty, he has reached over 839 crores. Each of his movie has broken records, with the latest Sanju being highest single day collection of all time with 46.7 lacs.Kabir KhanKhan has directed 5 movies in the last decade, with his partnership with Sallu Bhai proving to be immensely profitable. Their first collaboration, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was a superhit, not only gaining both popular and critical acclaim but also became the third highest grossing Indian film globally. The director is third on our list of highest grossing directors of the decade with over 712 crores.Sanjay Leela BhansaliOne of the most eminent directors of the Indian film industry, Bhansali has grossed over 608 crores in the last decade, producing two epic historical dramas, ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘Bajirao Mastaani’. Bhansali hasn’t shied away from controversies, boldly putting forth the artistic vision he believes in, and the result is obvious for all to see.Nitesh TiwariThe last on our list is Tiwari who has grossed 419 crores. With his collaboration with Amir Khan in ‘Dangal’, Tiwari stuck the gold mine, the film grossing 381 crores, winning accolades from the film fraternity, critiques and the audience alike.https://www.desimartini.com/news/martini-shots/galleries/bollywood-actors-who-started-as-assistant-directors-article35686.htm?utm_campaign=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=dm-fbpage
July 16, 2018 06:58 IST
ActorShashankVyas was the latest guest at actor Himanshu Malhotra’s talk show ‘Share And Grow Spotlight’, and the former says that it was an experience that he will always remember.Shashanksays that Himanshu is an excellent host and he really enjoyed sharing his experiences with him. “It was fantastic to be part of ‘Share And Grow Spotlight’. He is a spontaneous host and a good human being. He is such a friendly host that he can make anyone one open up effortlessly. I wish Himanshu all the very best. It was a pleasure to be on his talk show,” saysShashank.In fact, the beefed up actor says that he learnt a lot about himself on the show as well. “While expressing myself on the show, I learnt many new things especially the art of detachment and the feeling of letting go. You have to follow your own path and create your own journey and for that, you need to leave your past behind,” he says.Shashankadds that he values his relationship with people over everything else. “I am a very sensitive person. I catch vibes of people very fast and value relationships based on emotional connections. I always call a spade, a spade. I can never be diplomatic. I prefer people who say whatever they feel on the face rather than behind the back. I believe in living life one day at a time,” he says.
July 16, 2018 05:15 IST
Ranveer Singh is the live wire of Bollywood. He is always pumped up and we are just in awe of his energy. Not just is he a person with a terrific personality, but he is also an absolutely brilliant actor. He can play a Bajirao or a Khalji with equal ease. And if you have already not got enough reasons to crush on this man, then he will give you more.Ranveer Singh is a fitness freak too who likes to train and adapt the suitable physique for all the roles that he play. While he looked lean and muscular for Befikre, he beefed up for Padmaavat. But that would not have been a big deal if he had not put the pictures of him sweating it out on his social media pages with the gentle hashtag of Monday Motivation.With these hashtags, Ranveer Singh puts up all his topless pictures with perfect washer board abs. Women, these pictures are explosive material that will not just make you drool, but will make you want to do a lot more.So beware and check out these explosive pictures of Ranveer Singh under the benign #mondaymotivation:15 PhotosThese Monday Motivation Pictures Of Ranveer Singh Are What Every Woman's Wet Dreams Are Made Of!
July 16, 2018 07:01 IST
With Dhadak gears up to hit the theatres soon, we can only imagine the jitters that the star debutantes Ishaan Khatter and Jahnvi Kapoor must be feeling. Given both of them are stars, kids, the limelight and expectations from them are on an all-time high. Both Jahnvi and Ishaan have attained star status even before their debut and is Jahnvi's case it has a lot to do with her fashionista image.Whenever we spot Jahnvi, she is usually found clad in some of the most sought-after labels and designers, some of them we cannot even pronounce. When it comes to extravagant fashion choices, Jahnvi takes after her mom and cousin Sonam Kapoor, two fashionistas who are known for their super refined and super expensive sartorial choices. While we understand the hefty labels on those elaborate gowns and lehengas, it is her casual fashion that makes our eyes pop. To be honest, it is almost impossible to believe the price of Jahnvi's that such basic looking clothes is way more than our annual income.Here are some of the casual and basic looks of Jahnvi Kapoor that are unbelievably expensive. Take a look!10 PhotosThese Casual Looks Of Jahnvi Kapoor Are More Expensive Than Your Wildest Imagination
July 16, 2018 06:15 IST
Suhani Dhanki who is currently busy doing Porus is all heart and soul when she spoke to us a length about her love, life, career and more! The actress who plays the character of Laachi in the Siddharth Tewary magnum opus is a firecracker and a fighter. She believes in taking life as it comes. Equipped with an innate strength and tenacity she is here to stay for sure.Excerpts from the interview -How does it feel being part of Porus? Does the fact that the show is so big to put any pressure on you?Besides feeling fortunate, it's also like living on the edge with a lot of surprises. I could be doing anything from acting to adventure every day on the set. There's no pressure. How big or small the project is, depends on the makers and the viewers. For me, I love what I do and I do it with all my heart.You are shooting outside Bombay…Does this make it more challenging for you?It's peaceful here. I like that there's no rush hour traffic, I'm completely immersed in work and life revolves around it. Apart from that, I do get considerable time to myself. The only real challenge is staying away from my husband!How is it working with Siddharth and Rahul Kumar Tewary?Their creative energies, proactive attitude, goodwill and good nature seep into the team that works under them. It's been a positive and peaceful work atmosphere and they're both approachable bosses with a large heart.You have been part of other period dramas as well. What is it about the genre that you love?In a few period dramas, there could be pre-conceived notions about a character. With ‘Laachi’ (the character Suhaani plays on Sony TV’s Porus), she's a work of creative imagination, so the onus is upon us to make her historically accepted and loved. I personally love that she's unexplored, unabashed and mindful. She is set in an archaic era but her thinking is contemporary and relatable altogether.What do you remember about your journey in this industry? Is it difficult to make a place for yourself?With God's grace, I've been blessed and fortunate. I varied about stepping into the fray of the industry from my peaceful dance career and somewhere, I feel like I'm still learning the ways of this world, but the industry teaches you well. It is gratifying that I have been able to explore different genres and roles that challenge me. Alongside, I made good friends who give sound advice too. They say in art, there's always a vacancy on the top. So, I guess the quotient of success and difficulty is subjective. It's what we make it out to be.How do you de-stress after a long day?I either dance, talk to my husband, listen to music and cook or read a book.You are a classical dancer...Are you able to follow that as well besides your work on TV?I have a promise and a challenge to fulfill, that I can do justice to both careers. I won't say it's easy, but I do not give up on trying. The battle is to motivate yourself to rehearse every day. No matter what, to find the discipline and drive to continuously riyaaz (practice). Fear is a big motivation, I fear that I'll lose it all if I don't rehearse. I fear that my Guruji will get upset with me if I am not consistent. Bharatanatyam is my first love and I will always follow that irrespective of where I am and what I do.What about future plans?After ‘Porus’, on a professional front, I will be investing more time with my Guruji and dance. I am keen on exploring projects for the web too.
July 16, 2018 04:43 IST
When a film of any Kapoor Khandaan in Bollywood releases, it automatically becomes celebration time for the entire family. Be it the happy moment of one more member entering Bollywood or the sheer necessity for moral support, trust the Kapoors to turn up in full force. It was no exception this time too with Jahnvi Kapoor's Dhadak. The screening of the film, that is directed by Shashank Khaitan, produced by Karan Johar and co-stars Ishaan Khattar, saw the Kapoor family in full force. From dad Boney Kapoor to Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor to Sonam, Khushi or Shanaya, everyone marked their presence.Well, they have watched Dhadak and can not just stop raving about the film. Here is what they had to say:Sonam Kapoor was seemingly overwhelmed and her Insta stories are the proof:Anand Ahuja too gave his thumbs up:Here is what chachu Anil Kapoor had to say:Saw#Dhadaklast night and all I have to say is#JanhviKapoor&@imIshaanKhatterboth are already stars! Their innocence & love will steal your hearts for sure! Loved it!@DharmaMovies@karanjohar@ShashankKhaitan@ZeeStudios_— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor)July 15, 2018Here's what another Chachu, Sanjay Kapoor had to say:#atthemovies #dhadak , an excellent film , extraordinary debut @janhvikapoor , a fantastic actor @ishaan95 , beautifully handled by a director par excellence @shashankkhaitan and a man with a vision 🙌@karanjoharA post shared bySanjay Kapoor(@sanjaykapoor2500) onJul 15, 2018 at 1:16am PDTAnd chachi Maheep was also impressed:What an amazing debut 🙌🏽🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 @janhvikapoor ❤️ #SoProudOfYou ❤️ such a mature performance 🙌🏽 #LOVEDDHADAKA post shared byMaheep Kapoor(@maheepkapoor) onJul 15, 2018 at 12:45am PDT
July 16, 2018 03:26 IST
She is as beautiful as poetry and when she dances she probably has the magical ability to stop time, but above all these Barbie of Bollywood is what can be called the queen of box-office. Starting her journey from a box-office dampener like Boo, Katrina, over the years, have become the formula for a hit film in Bollywood. It is for the same reason that many producers and directors considers her to be their lucky mascot.In less than 15 years and 27 releases Katrina has delivered many hits, superhits and even an all time blockbuster. Here are the biggest hits of Katrina Kaif ranked according to their domestic box office collections.Tiger Zinda HaiThe Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer that released in December 2017 registered a phenomenal performance at the box office. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar the film went on to collect 339 crores in the domestic market and is the biggest hit of Katrina’s career.Dhoom 3A new entrant in the Dhoom franchise, Katrina Kaif’s performance in Dhoom 3, especially her dance number are what can be called modern legends. Apart from the regulars of the franchise, Abhishek Bachchan, and Uday Chopra, the film also had Katrina and Aamir Khan in the lead roles. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya the went on to become a massive box-office success and grossed over 372 crores in just domestic markets and went on to become an all-time blockbuster.Ek Tha TigerYet another Salman-Katrina pairing that took the box office by storm was 2012 release Ek Tha Tiger. The Kabir Khan directorial was a gripping tale of two spies, one from RAW India and another from ISI Pakistan. Katrina played the role of Zoya, an ISI spy and was praised by all. The film grossed 188 crores in the domestic markets and is the third biggest hit of Katrina’s career.Bang BangThe 2014 release directed by Siddharth Anand brought the super hot pair of Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan on screen for the first time after Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara. The film was a success with a collection of 141 crores but incurred financial loses due to a heavy budget of 160 crores.Singh Is KinngKatrina’s collaboration with Akshay Kumar and Anees Bazmee have usually worked wonders on box-office and Singh Is Kinng and Singh Is Kinng was no exception. The film collected 123 crores at the Indian box-office and was declared a superhit.Jab Tak Hai JaanThis was the first time Katrina Kaif was paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan in a Yash Chopra romance. Unfortunately, Chopra died before the release of the film, but the film went on to work its magic on the domestic box-office. With a collection of 102, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is another feather in Katrina’s glorious career.RaajneetiThis was a casting coup of sorts as were surely not expecting Katrina Kaif to star in Prakash Jha film. But Katrina was not only praised for her performance, but the film went on to do great business at the box-office. It collected around 94 crores in the Indian market and was declared a super hit.Zindagi Na Milegi DobaraThe film directed by Zoya Akhtar have achieved a cult status over the years. Starring Katrina along with Hrithi Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin in lead roles the film grossed around 90 crores and is probably one of the most memorable films of Katrina Kaif.WelcomeThe 2008 mad comedy caper was an instant hit with the masses. The magic trio of Anees Bazmee, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif was proven to be a set formula for success. The film collected around 70 crores from the Indian box-office, which might seem like a meager number now, but back in 2008 it was a massive achievement.Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaaniThis film was more in news for the Ranbir Katrina affair more than else and it contributed a great deal in making the film a solid success. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, the film went on to entertain the comedy lovers of the country and collected about 62 crores from the domestic markets.
July 16, 2018 02:32 IST
We all remember Kylie Minogue in the scintillatingly short silver dress chiggy wiggying with our very own Bollywood Akshay Kumar setting our hearts aflutter. Bollywood’s collaboration with foreign talent has been a tried and tested formula for success. However, the memory of Conan Stevens in Goldie Behl's 'Drona' is also seared into our memory no matter how hard we try to erase it. Here is a list of the most regrettable collaborations of Bollywood with foreign talent which has left us all wondering what exactly was going through our celebs' mind when they agreed to it :1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Frank Gatson Jr.Source:YouTubeAnyone who has watched a Beyonce performance knows it’s a powerhouse. Aishwarya rai’s attempted to dance in her shoes in fanne khan’s ‘Mohabbat’ and she stumbled. The choreography in the song looks like a weird combination of aerobics and the choreographer, Frank Gatson Jr.’s failed attempt to infuse what she thinks is ‘Bollywood essence’ into it. The question on our minds is where is the aish who set the screen on fire in ‘crazy kiya re’? why would you do this to us aish, why?2. Ben Kingsley in Teen PattiSource:GIFERTeen Patti was a movie that went without making any kind of sound despite having the impressive ensemble of actors . Hollywood actor Ben Kingsley role in the movie can be summarized to him spouting drab philosophy in dubbed Hindi which led to loss of all sense and emotion that the actor could have put into them. Despite all the mathematical probability theories in the movie they couldn’t figure out this movie was a bad gamble. Oh, the irony of it!3. Sylvester Stallone , Denise Richards, and Brandon Routh in Kambhakkt ishqSource:TenorYou’d think that a movie with the likes of Hollywood biggies like Denise Richards, Brandon Routh, and Sylvester Stallone would be amazing. It has attracted the stars enough to sign it, so it must surely be one exquisite piece of artistic creation. Sadly, however the movie was a disaster with crude dialogues, utterly inane vulgar comedy and with a ghitta pitta plot sprinkled with drab,unneeded action sequences.4. Barbara Mori in KitesSource:Whos are people tooThis gorgeous Uruguayan actress was seen with the Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan in the much anticipated Rakesh Roshan movie ‘Kites’. However, the movie failed to work its magic on the audience and the sizzling beauty of Mori fizzles away due to a film that is just too melodramatic, and too 1920’s southern America to be believable.5. Chia-Hui Liu in Chandni Chowk to chinaSource:IMDbThe '36th Chamber of Shaolin' star, Chia-Hui Liu starred as the antagonist in the much anticipated movie , 'Chandni Chowk to China'. The action star from Hongkong's major action chops went down the drain as the movie tanked at the box office .6. Snoop Dogg in 'Singh Is Kinng'Source:DesiMartiniAs much as it pains us to say, playing air tablas is the most impressive deed by the famous American rapper Snoop Dogg in the title track of the Anees Bazmee movie, ‘Singh Is Kinng’. The rapper all but vanishes after the first minute of the song, apart from dropping a ‘Singh Is Kinng’ here and there.7. Akon in ‘Chammak Challo’Source:Andhrafriends.comThis is the man who sung, ‘Lonely’. This is the man who sung ‘Right Now’. This is also the man who sung ‘Chammak Challo’. Whatever happened to the guy who sung ‘I wanna Love You’ and made us all go weak in the knees.East meets West. The idea sounds good in theory , however what these collaborations have taught us is that bringing talent from abroad is no good if all they are going to to act as is like a bow on a crappy present . Contributing absolutely nothing except multiplying our frustration at the illusion of a good gift.
July 16, 2018 01:22 IST