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Ekta Tiwari to play Kalpana Chawla in Ekta Kapoor’s new series Panchi!

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Post the success of Ek Ti Naayka, Ekta Kapoor is again geared to launch a new series on Life OK that will highlight women empowerment. It will be an eight episode series, which has been titled Panchi. Each episode from the series will give tribute to one Indian woman, who has excelled in their professional field.

According to the reports, television actress Pooja Gor, better known as Pratigya of Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya, has been assigned to play queen of Indian television, Ekta Kapoor, in an episode featuring life journey of Ekta, from struggle to success. Read more…

Playing a possessed person was quite a different experience for me, says Vishal Gandhi!

 Ekta Kapoor‘s Ek Thi Naayika aired on Life OK has come up with eight stories to promote her upcoming film Ek Thi Daayan starring Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi and Konkana Sen Sharma. Co-produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and directed by Kannan Iyyer, the film is to release on April 18.

Meanwhile, Ek Thi Naayika is now gearing up for another story featuring Pooja Gor as the Delhi girl who faces the daayan. Pooja’s husband in this two episode story will be played by Vishal Gandhi who has earlier done serials like Bandhaan Saat Janmo Ka, Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani, etc. it is to hear that the daayan in this story is played by Parvati Sehgal who was seen in Pratigya earlier. She will be seen as a childhood friend of Vishal who dies and then possesses him as a spirit as he gets married to Pooja. Read more…

Huma Qureshi to do a cameo in Ek Thi Naayika!

Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi is soon to team up with popular TV star Aamna Shariff in the show Ek Thi Naayika aired on Life OK.

For those unaware, Ek Thi Naayika is a promotional eight-episode TV show to promote Vishal Bhardwaj and Ekta Kapoor‘s forthcoming co-production venture Ek Thi Daayan, releasing on April 18. The film stars Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin, Konkana Sen Sharma and Emraan Hashmi. It marks the directorial debut of Kannan Iyer. Read more…

Lucknow is a beautiful city, says Aamna Sharif!

The beautiful and svelte Aamna Sharif seems to be completely smitten by the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. She recently paid a visit to the city to shoot an episode of TV series Ek Thhi Naayika aired on Life OK.

Raving about the city, she said, “Very beautiful city. I love Lucknow; I love clothes and food here. It’s a beautiful city “. The said episode of Ek Thhi Naayika features TV actor Bhanu Uday, who plays Aamna’s husband in it. The story revolves around a Muslim couple living in Lucknow. Read more…

Sunny Goraya to play brother of Aamna Sharif in Ek Thi Naayika!

Sunny Goraya, who bagged the limelight through his meaty performance as Rishabh Kapoor, Ram Kapoor’s younger brother in Bade Ache Lagte Hain, has been approached by Ekta Kapoor to act in the promotional series Ek Thi Naayika of Life OK.

Buzz has that Sunny Goraya is going to be cast alongside popular actors like Aamna Sharif, Neha Kaul and Bhanu Uday. He will play role of Aamna’s brother-in-law in the episode, which will be a Lucknow based story. Shivani Chakravarty has also been roped in to join the star cast. Read more…

Nothing can scare me, but I can scare people, says Smriti Irani!

Smriti Irani, who has successfully proved her courage in political arena after enthralling television audience in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, says she is a fearless lady.

She recently attended an event for her comeback serial Ek Thi Naayika, a promotional series of Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming film Ek Thi Daayan on television. There she issued a statement saying, “I have reached a point where I cannot get scared of anything. Yes, I can scare people. That’s why I have to work hard to look scared, especially in this show.” Read more…

Jannat Zubair to be seen in Ek Thi Nayika!

After roping noted actors in promotional series Ek Thi Nayika, the makers are bringing talented child artist Jannat Zubair Rehmani on the board.

Jannat is a popular face from her show Phulwa of Colors and was recently seen in Life OK‘s Savdhaan India. She will team up Shweta Tiwari, who is playing one of eight Naayikas of series. Read more…

Kiran Karmarkar refused doing Ekta Kapoor’s Ek Thi Naayika!

Noted veteran TV actor Kiran Karmarkar, who got into the limelight for his portrayal of the character Om Agarwal in the television saga Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, helmed by Ekta Kapoor, has reportedly let down the producer.

Buzz has it that Karmarkar was approached to join Sakshi Tanwar for an episode of Ek Thi Naayika but unfortunately Kiran Karmarkar had date issues and he couldn’t be a part of the series. Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bharadwaj’s production Ek Thi Nayika is a mini-TV series of 16 episodes comprising 8 stories. It is a promotional TV series for upcoming movie Ek Thi Daayan. Read more…

Sumona Chakravarti plays the Daayan in Ek Thi Naayika!

It is known that actress Sumona Chakravarti, who is seen as Natasha aka Nuts in Sony TV’s Bade Achhe Lagte Hai, will be a part of the Kaahin Kissii Roz team, Mouli Ganguly, Sudha Chandran and Yash Tonk as they come together for the Kolkata-special episode of Ekta Kapoor‘s promotional series on Life Ok, Ek Thi Naayika.

And the latest buzz now states that it is Sumona who will be playing the Daayan in the episode. Set against a Bengali backdrop, the story will revolve around Laboni (Sumona) and theatre veteran Tanushree (Mouli). It will be shown that when the young Laboni earns more success in her first play, Tanushree gets insecure and tries to find out her relation with Uma Biswas, Tanushree’s mentor, played by Sudha Chandran. Read more…

I want to play Daayan someday, asserts Kritika Kamra!

 Kritika Kamra, who will soon be seen in Ekta Kapoor‘s supernatural series Ek Thi Naayika, a promotional television series for film Ek Thi Daayan, says she wants to play negative character on small screen.

“I want to play a Daayan some day, I think that will be really interesting and exciting to try out. Also it will be a big challenge for me and I would definitely want to challenge myself,” said Kritika who was introduced on television by Ekta Kapoor through youth show Kitni Mohabbat Hai. Read more…

Jaya Bhattacharya to be a part of Life OK’s Ek Thi Naaiyka!

Jaya Bhattacharya, who played the popular role of Paayal in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi is said to be joining her co-stars from the cult show, Smriti Irani and Amar Upadhyay. She will be seen with the in Life OK’s next episodic story of Ek Thi Naayika, produced by Ekta Kapoor (Balaji Telefilms).

As updated earlier too, Smriti Irani was to essay a nautch girl in her episode but she turned the role and it got shifted to Sakshi Tanwar. However, Smriti along with Amar is part of yet another episodic based in Ahmedabad. Jaya Bhattacharya is said to be playing the role of the Daayan. Read more…

TV shows do become tedious but that is the challenge you face, says Kritika Kamra!

 Kritika Kamra has suddenly turned the talk of town, courtesy the shutting down of her show on Sony TV, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge. As reported earlier too, this Rajan Shahi show is bidding adieu to all its fans as lead actress Kritika is willing to take a break.

It is notable that Kritika too confirmed the same stating that she has been working since quite some time and now needs a break. Meanwhile, it is to note that Kritika became popular as Arohi as she played the part in Ekta Kapoor’s Kitni Mohabbat Hai. She had done a show before the two seasons of KMH; however it was her chemistry with co-star and then beau Karan Kundra that made KMH and Kritika a hit. Read more…

Success of Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii is enough for me to last a lifetime, says Sakshi Tanwar!

 Sakshi Tanwar, the unbeatable queen of small screen, is enjoying the second inning of her career tasting success and popularity via Sony TV’s Bade Acche Lagte Hain.

The lady admits that she never expected her career to blossom in the way it did after Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. And this is what that keeps her going. “I had no plans of even reaching here. I have been very blessed and god has been very kind to me. I never thought that after Kahaani… there would be such a jump. The kind of success I saw with Kahaani… it’s enough for me to last a lifetime”. Read more…

I have no issue playing a mother, says Pooja Gor!

Ever since the makers of Star PlusPratigya have announced for its second season, the ardent fans of the show are eagerly waiting for it. And as heard, Pooja Gor will yet again be the face of the show.

Pooja too confirmed the same while interacting with the media during the press conference of Life OK’s supernatural show Ek Thi Naayika. She gave her confirmation on the same saying, “Yes, Pratigya 2 is surely happening and I am part of it. However, it is too early to talk about the story and whether we will have the same characters and actors playing the roles.” Read more…

Kaahin Kissii Roz team to come together for Ek Thi Naayika!

 Ekta Kapoor is all set to surprise her viewers and the beginning of same has come up with she in association with Vishal Bhardwaj bringing Ek Thi Naayika for Life OK.

As updated, this is a promotional TV series featuring 8 TV actresses who will fight against the demons. It has come up as a part of promotions for Ek Thi Daayan starring Emraan Hashmi, Konkana Sen, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin. And latest sources report states that she is planning a casting soup of sort by reuniting the cast of her hit daily Kaahin Kissii Roz. Buzz has it that for a particular episode of Ek Thi Naayika, Mouli Ganguly, Yash Tonk and Sudha Chandran will be back again. Read more…