'Pyaar Ka Dard Hai' completes one year (TV Snippets)

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 18, 2013 14:20 hrs

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Rajshri Productions' family drama "Pyaar Ka Dard Hai" has successfully completed one year on the small screen. Lead actress Disha Parmar says she is obliged to the audiences for their positive response.

"This is my first show and it's very important for me that people like the show and my character. And they have really appreciated my character and me. I am really obliged to all those who have loved Pankhuri," Disha told IANS.

For the newcomer, it was "an amazing experience" to be part of the show. "It's superb. The best part is that we are like a family on the sets. We eat together, crack jokes, and have fun. It's really great," Disha added.

"Pyaar Ka Dard Hai" tells the story of Pankhuri and Aditya Kumar (played by Nakuul Mehta).

The show, which also stars Mansi Salvi, Nitesh Pandey and Mukesh Khanna, airs on Star Plus.


'Coke Studio@MTV' back with season 3

"Coke Studio@MTV" is back with its third season where it will continue its journey of celebrating Indian music and stretching boundaries to experiment to create songs.

Set to launch in August, the show will have eight episodes, which will be produced by different producers like A.R. Rahman, Amit Trivedi, Ram Sampath, Salim-Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo, Hitesh Sonik and Papon.

Aditya Swamy, EVP and Business Head, MTV India, said: "We have created over 100 songs and worked with more than 300 artists across every possible genre in the first two seasons. What started out as a cult is now growing into the mainstream."

"Creating an alternative culture is always exciting and is an integral part of the MTV DNA. With season 3, we are looking to stretch the boundaries of experimentation and collaboration to create songs that will make our listeners proud of our country's rich musical landscape," Swamy added.


Harbhajan Singh fan of IDS contestant

The Indian cricket team off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was clean bowled by the performance of Akshay Pal, a contestant on "India's Dancing Superstar" (IDS).

"Just watched this kid Akshay Pal performing on Star Plus' 'India's Dancing Superstar'. He is already a superstar the way he dance... mind-blowing," Bhajji posted on his Twitter page.

Akshay too got excited after he learned about praises from his favorite cricket star.

He said: "It has not yet sunk in my system that Bhajji actually loved my performance on the show. It is the biggest complement of my life. I am so happy today and this is all thanks to the stage of 'India's Dancing Superstar' and yes, my judges who have made me come so far in the competition."

Akshay is one of the top 13 finalists on the show being judged by choreographers Geeta Kapur and Ashley Lobo and actor Riteish Deshmukh.

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