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Telly review – Get the Look NDTV Good Times

Do you want to give yourself a makeover? Are you looking for professional advice for your skin and hair, clothes and makeup? Well if you answered yes to either or both of these questions, your answers are in the newly launched new season of the show Get The Look on NDTV Good Times.  The best part? Get The Look gets a whole new look this year. Being the longest running fashion makeover series on Indian television, the show is donning 

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Interview with actor Ramesh Aravind

He has completed 30 years in the film industry and this year he completed shooting for his 100th Kannada film Pushpaka Vimana. He is amongst the most loved anchors on Kannada television and a director par excellence. Well, the legendary Kamal Hassan himself requested to be directed by him. Capping a year of many achievements, his directorial Sundaranga Jaana released in December 2016. Meet the super talented and yet very down to earth Ramesh Aravind who shares his journey in

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Interview with actress Shweta Pandit

It is not very often that one gets to see an actress who is able to make a mark on her own in the film industry without any backing. However Shweta Pandit is different and has worked up the ladder and after close to 5 years has made her presence felt in the industry. Flash Back Growing up in a small town in Sirsi, Shweta recollects that though she did not aspire to be a heroine she had an inclination

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Interview with Big Boss Kannada Set Designer Shyam Bhatia

If you are a television buff and a fan of the hit show Big Boss Kannada, you would have not missed the large set of the show. I catch up with the brain behind this set Architect and Set Designer, Shyam Bhatia who tells me more about his passion to bring dreams sets on screen to life. Eyes On Design An architect by profession, Shyam admits that he was always interested in architecture even as a child. After graduation and

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Interview with Kathak Danseuse Shoma Kaikini

As a dance form, Kathak has a class of its own – just the precision with which the dancers twirl continually can be mind boggling. And Shoma Kaikini has established Nrityanidhi as she has innovated her own ingenious style of dance that uses Kathak in varied genres of music and presents soulful choreographic work. One of the torch bearers in popularising Kathak in Bengaluru, Shoma tells us more on her tryst with dance. Rewind Shoma started with Kathak, as a

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Actor Sudeep & Actress Aindrita Ray’s best travel memories 2016

Wishing you a Happy New Year. The first day of 2017 has this story in Deccan Herald’s Sunday Herald here. I spoke to Sudeep and Aindrita Ray who shared their best travel memories of 2016. Sudeep This year I visited Srinagar for the first time and was completely mesmerized by its beauty. The place is certainly one of the most beautiful creations of nature. In fact it is so wonderful that it must be seen to be believed. When I

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Interview with Actress Shraddha Srinath

She has been a corporate lawyer, worked in theatre and found her calling in acting. She earned much acclaim in her debut Kannada film U-Turn that released earlier this year. Meet young actress Shraddha Srinath who has made remarkable inroads in Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada movies in a short span of time. Early Days I start by asking Shraddha if movies were always on her mind while growing up. “I will be lying if I would say it was not.

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Interview with actor Manish Raisinghan

The Model Actor You may know him as Siddhant from Sasural Simar Ka or as Sameer from Teen Bahuraniyaan. Or you may know him as a former contestant of Grasim Mr. India. Or perhaps as a martial arts expert, a Reiki specialist and/or a photographer. Well it is certainly hard not to know Manish Raisinghan! Flash Back Being a techie with an engineering background, Manish Raisinghan says acting happened by accident. “I was picked by my seniors to participate in

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Interview with Actor Sudeep

In a Happy Space   You cannot miss him if you are moving around in Bangalore. He is everywhere, whether looking at your advertisement hoardings, telling you to drive safely, in film posters and also hosting television shows. Well no prizes for guessing that I am taking of talented and versatile actor Sudeep. In spite of his hectic work schedules he is a thorough gentleman and actually called me back to do this interview when I messaged him asking for

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Interview with Sophie Choudry

A Complete Entertainer “Singer, VJ, Actor, Entertainer, Dreamer, Dancer, Fashion Lover! Good things come to those who work their asses off & never give up!” is how Sophie Choudry describes herself on her Twitter handle. A well known personality, Sophie really needs no introduction and is a versatile artiste who lets her work speak for herself. She tells us more about herself and her journey to date in this exclusive tête-à-tête. Down Memory Lane Growing up in London, Sophie always

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