His big-screen popularity notwithstanding, Shah Rukh Khan's career as a TV show host never really took off. Besides season three of Kaun Banega Crorepati, five years back, he also hosted Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? in 2008.
The definition of a prime time slot has changed. And today, 7.30 pm is the new prime time. Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke (SSLK; Zee) and Sasuraal Simar Ka (SSK; Colors) have been doing great in that slot, with the former achieving a remarkable 4.3 TVR this week to top the TRP charts.
She made it big with television, but actor Prachi Desai does not approve of how the medium has become today and feels that it is regressive in nature.
The legendary actor par excellence Amitabh Bachchan has enthralled viewers for decades now, both on the big screen and the small. This time round, he is all set to feature as the main lead in a daily soap.
Actor Aamna Sharif’s comeback show might not be fetching good TRPs, but she says that she has no regrets doing it since she chose it from the many that were offered to her.
Every season, a fresh group of Bollywood celebrities come to television to judge or host reality shows. Vivek Oberoi, Tusshar Kapoor and Neha Dhupia are the latest to make the journey from Bollywood to TV as judges.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who was quite active on the small screen before making it big in filmdom, will again be seen in a special episode of TV series Hum Ne Li-Hai Shapath.
Film maker Anurag Basu feels fiction on TV has not evolved much in the last decade. Elaborating on the same, Basu says, “Though non-fiction has evolved over years but not fiction. Similar fiction shows are being launch these days. Programming is still what I left it as 10 years back”
Following in the footsteps of Vikram Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, filmmaker Rohan Sippy will soon be making his debut on television. He will be producing a show themed on the supernatural for a leading entertainment channel.
Actor Sonali Bendre, who will be seen in a Bollywood film after almost a decade, says she is content connecting to her fanbase through television.