The year 2014 was refreshingly different for Indian TV, thanks to cross-over series from across the border. Pakistani TV shows like Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Humsafar not only captivated audiences but also topped the charts.
The new generation of TV actors is in a rush to bag lead roles in movies, and many, such as Barun Sobti, have even succeeded. Manish Paul, Jay Bhanushali, Karan Kundra, Karanvir Bohra, Hussain Kuwajerwala and Sara Khan are some of the other TV...
An incident wherein Gauahar Khan was slapped on the sets of a TV show by a 24-year-old audience member, Akil Malik, has shocked the industry. Malik was reportedly enraged that the actor, a Muslim, wore short skirts often.
A popular face on Indian television, Ronit Roy seems to have caught the fancy of international show producers as well. We hear the actor was recently offered an important role on a hit American TV series, but he was unable to take it up.
Fawad Khan might be the latest heartthrob in the country, and one of the most popular faces in Pakistani television, but the actor feels that when it comes to the working capacity of Indian TV actors, he’s no match to them.
He started with television, as the director of Miit (2003), a TV series based on Rabindranath Tagore's novel, Noukadubi, and continued his association with the medium by judging and hosting a couple of reality shows.
In the west, converting films into TV shows is common practice; the most recent example being that of Fargo, starring Billy Bob Thorton, which is inspired by the film of the same name that released in 1996.