The Zee TV and Zee 5 fraternity celebrated the annual Zee Rishtey Awards with a visit to Jashn-e-Pur, with a festive and fun ambience created at the MMRDA ground at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai recently. t2 offers a ringside view.
“You are on vacation. Have a blast.” Host Ravi Dubey was urging colleagues at the top of rehearsals when one among them, Shabbir Ahluwalia, aka Abhishek Prem Mehra of Kumkum Bhagya, took the mic and announced that it was Ravi’s wedding anniversary. That set a leitmotif for several a gift acceptance speech for the night, as each actor wished Ravi, trophy in hand.
Ravi’s co-host Paritosh Tripathi entered at the top of a band party. “Suno suno, kaam ki information,” he announced, and was mock-miffed to ascertain people busy chatting away. “Oye, WhatsApp number mangnewale,” he yelled at one from the stage and brought the house in order. Then came the important announcement: “Gents toilet right mein hai.”
Reaction before action
The show was yet to start, but Pankaj was soon asking the “Zee kutumb” to imagine something interesting was happening on stage — “Hoga bhi kuch der mein,” he quickly assured — and urged, “Ek saath applause ho jaaye”. Once the claps died down, he gave out the second cue. “And now you are looking very engrossed.” Baffling as the instructions were, the reason was not far to seek. A camera was closing in on the rows of famous faces after every instruction as they looked intent, laughed and applauded. These would be the reaction shots which would later be inserted at the edit table in the show. Who said they were on vacation!
Web awards debut
A segment added this year was Zee’s web avatar Zee5 that four awards were announced. It saw Ravi being reintroduced as a “jamai”. After his star turn on Zee TV’s serial Jamai Raja, he is now Jamai 2.0. “Mere web debut ne meri career ko ek chhalaang de diya hai,” he admitted candidly.
What a fall!
Lead couples from the ongoing Zee TV serials Kumkum Bhagya, Manmohini and Kundali Bhagya were asked to take part in a race from one end of the stage to the other. The men had to carry their leading ladies.
But midway through, Abhishek Kapur (Samir of Kundali Bhagya) ended up dropping Anjum Fakih (Srishti). As everyone rushed to check on Anjum, she was heard howling: “Maine pehle hi bola tha girana nahin…” Paritosh, too, berated Abhishek: “Tu actor hai, Usain Bolt nahin! Kisne bola utna bhagne ke liye?” Poor Abhishek did not know where to hide. A retake was sought but Srishti would not risk it again.
Moments cost money
High notes with Himesh
Himesh Reshammiya did a star turn with the mic, promoting his upcoming release Happy Hardy and Heer. Arriving deus ex machina-like, hanging from a crane, he lip-synced to hits like Hookah bar, Aashiqui mein teri and Jhalak dikhla jaa. As he rounded up with the earworm Teri meri kahani, the audience was left with visions of Ranu Mondal, the Internet sensation from Ranaghat station who had shared singing credits with Himesh in the film’s original soundtrack. Talk of rishtey sealed in music.
TV Shows To Binge thereon Have Completed 1000+ Episodes; See List
Though many consider Indian television soap-opera to be cringe-worthy, it has often seen as playing second-fiddle to Bollywood industry. With new shows and its format, they have managed to keep their viewers entertained. However, serials when gaining so much popularity, it is obvious that they will be in a way of long-run for over several years. Here we bring you longest-running TV shows that have completed 1000 or more episodes throughout its journey.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah which premiered in 2008 is one of the longest-running sitcoms of Indian television. Based on Duniya Ne Undha Chashma written by real-life columnist and playwright Taarak Mehta for Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha, the show gained popularity because of its characters and won several awards. The story is set in the fictional Gokuldham Society of Mumbai.
Naagin brought back the era of supernatural shows. The show is created by none other than Ekta Kapoor and was premiered in 2016. The show is now in its fourth season with Surbhi Jyoti, Anita Hassanandani, Pearl V Puri and Karanvir Bohra in lead roles. The first season featured Mouni Roy, Arjun Bijlani, Adaa Khan and Sudha Chandran in pivotal roles. The weekend show which airs on Colors enjoys a massive fan following.
Kasauti Zindagii Kay
Kasautii Zindagii Kay is one of the most ambitious TV shows by Ekta Kapoor. Currently, the reboot of 2001 series is aired on Star Plus, featuring Parth Samthaan, Erica Fernandes and Aamna Sharif in the lead roles. The show directed by Muzammil Desai is close to the heart of Ekta Kapoor. The original Kasautii had Shweta Tiwari, Cezzane Khan and Urvashi Dholakia in lead roles. It was the character of infamous vamp Komolika and her trademark style that made Urvashi an overnight star.
Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
One of the longest-running Hindi TV show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, produced by Rajan Shahi completed 10 years on 12 January 2019 and is still one of the most enjoyed and viewed TV serials. Hina Khan shot to fame with the show as she played the lead role alongside Karan Mehra. Currently, real-life couple Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi are playing the pivotal characters of Kartik and Naira.