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Bharati Dubey (BOMBAY TIMES; February 28, 2013)
Avika Gor, the original Balika Vadhu, who now plays a married lady in Sasural Simar Ka, is busy preparing for her class ten exams on the set of her show. “I have a fixed time-table. I have my tuitions in the morning from 7 to 9 after which I go to school from 9 to 3. After that I come for my shoot,” says Avika. And it’s not just TV, Avika has films on her plate too. She has just returned from Hyderabad after shooting for a Telugu movie. She has her study leave right now and so managed to make it to Hyderabad. “I carry my books wherever I go. I am working hard. I want to specialise in mass media. But I also want to be a top Bollywood actress,” she adds.
Buzz is that Avika Gor will replace an ailing Pratyusha Banerjee on a dance reality show
Sonali Joshi Pitale (MID-DAY; July 20, 2012)
In the daily soap Balika Vadhu, Pratyusha Banerjee had stepped into the younger Avika Gor’s shoe when the channel decided to go in for a time jump. But with the latest development on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, it truly appears like what goes around, comes around. Buzz now is that it is Avika who might step in place of Pratyusha, who was recently suffering from dengue.
Our source from the show says, “Pratyusha has not been able to shoot for her daily soap or rehearse for her act. She was in two minds whether to continue with Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. But if she does now perform this week, there is a possibility that she will automatically get ousted from the show.”
Pratyusha who has just been discharged from the hospital says, “Since I was not on the set, I do not know what is going to happen. So I really cannot comment on whether I will continue on the show.”
In the meanwhile, Avika’s father Sameer confirms that she has received an offer to join the show but refuses to divulge any detail. Incidentally, our source also adds that a handful of other actors too have been approached to enter the show via a wildcard, and Ashmit Patel is one of them.
Mahesh Bhatt comes to the rescue of Kalpana Lajmi and her crew who were allegedly held hostage in Bhopal by her film’s producer
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 11, 2012)
If filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi and the cast and crew of her under-production film Kaanch are back from location in Bhopal to the relative safety of Mumbai, it is only because of Mahesh Bhatt’s timely intervention.
Grateful to Bhatt, Lajmi, still shaken, says, “Now I know why the film industry calls Bhatt Saab its saviour. The man is an angel. If it wasn’t for him my cast and crew would still be stranded in Bhopal. The minute we informed Bhatt saab of how we were being held hostage in our hotel because of our producer, he contacted the Chief Minister’s office, the Principal Secretary and the District Magistrate in Bhopal. I’ve known him from when I was 16. He has always been there to help and support me.”
Last week, Lajmi and her unit of Kaanch arrived in Bhopal to shoot, only to realise that the producer was unwilling/unable to pay for the shooting. The 120-member unit found itself held hostage in four different hotels of Bhopal until the bills were cleared.
Apparently the producer sent goons employed by a bar owner in Mumbai named Hanif Bhopali to “fix” Lajmi and her crew in Bhopal because she demanded that he fulfil his financial obligations.
But what happens to the fragile production (aptly entitled Kaanch) about a village where the men throw their womenfolk into prostitution and live unscrupulously on More >
Hoteliers lock up actors, withhold gear after producer’s cheques bounce
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 4, 2012)
When Kalpana Lajmi landed in Bhopal for the shooting of her film Kaanch a few days ago, little did she imagine the troubles that lay ahead.
Barely six days into the shoot and those of the cast and crew who had been paid, realised their cheques had bounced. With nearly 100 unit members including the likes of Ila Arun, Avika Gor, Pitobash and Yograj Singh staying in four different hotels, the hotel management refused to allow the guests to leave after payments failed to come through.
A source close to the film told Mirror, “The luggage of most of the actors and technicians was locked up and they weren’t allowed to leave their hotels for two days. On Sunday, some unit members left after paying from their own pockets. Others were allowed to leave after producer Rajeev Kashyap paid the money. However, many light and camera men are still being held back.”
Kalpana Lajmi sounded extremely upset. “As offbeat film makers, it is difficult for us to organise finances. When independent producers approach us, we get taken in. I made the biggest mistake of my life when I did not bother to find out Kashyap’s background. He told me he is a financer for many films and the nephew of Bhairav Singh Shekhawat. After going ahead, he started behaving rudely. I let it pass as I thought the stress was affecting him. But to my horror, I found out he is a complete fraud. He had no More >
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; May 20, 2012)
Mumbai: Contrary to the world of films, television is a medium where disparity between men and women does not exist and women are treated on an even keel. An actor like Sakshi Tanwar commands the same remuneration as her counterpart Ram Kapoor in the hugely popular television show Bade Acche Lagte Hain. The Queen Bee of Indian television Ekta Kapoor said, “There is no gender bias and the two actors are paid the same amount.”
Though Vidya Balan is trying to bring about a change in the world of cinema by making films with women work at the box office, the film industry is still a male dominated space. Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif may be very popular, but they don’t really get credit for their contribution to a successful movie. Scriptwriter Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who has been the creative head of a television channel in the late 90s, said, “During my time, the content used to be male dominated but when it came to remuneration, everybody was equal. Rajendra Gupta and Neena Gupta drew the same salary.”
Television is all about the popularity of the show and the character one plays in a particular show. There have been characters like Ammaji, Daya, Tulsi, Prerna, Anandi and Mihir who have become immortal on television. An industry insider said, “When Smriti Irani quit Kyunki Saas…, she drew Rs 60,000 an episode, which was probably the highest remuneration at that time.” Avika Gor, who played the young Anandi in More >
Shah Rukh Khan comes back to where he started from, a primetime TV series
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 03, 2011)
Shah Rukh Khan kicked off his career with television serials like Fauji and Circus two decades ago. But he aimed to reach higher-Bollywood.
Not only did he reach the silver screen, but struck gold there. Yet, the actor bowed down in respect for the television industry, which gave him his first opportunity.
He returned to TV with reality shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati, Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain? and Zor Ka Jhatka, leaving behind fans asking for more. Ever since, TV has become a second home for the actor.
With his on and off relationship with TV, we hear SRK is returning once again, this time in a primetime soap titled Sasural Simar Ka.
The actor who has always valued his early struggling days on TV will make a come back through a cameo appearance on the show.
The show also marks the return of India’s beloved child bride, Avika Gor aka Anandi of Balika Vadhu.
It wasn’t a cake walk for the producers of the show to get King Khan to do the cameo. Says a source, “The serial is a highly anticipated fiction show, especially because it marks the return of Avika Gor.
It was not easy to convince SRK considering his packed schedule. He heard the entire track of the show and the story appealed to him because the story of the protagonist resembles the actor’s own life. Thus, he agreed and even started shooting for the show last night.”
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By Satish Sundaresan, September 28, 2010 – 15:15 IST
The haunting voice that ordered the 13 inmates saying “Bigg Boss chahte hain …” is back and how! We are indeed referring to the reality show Bigg Boss, which is back with its fourth season. Sources close to Bollywood Hungama told us that, this year, there is a slight change in the format. By now, everyone is aware of the fact that, the popular show, after being ‘shifted’ from Sony TV to Colors channel (which took place last year), will see a brand new host this year – Salman Khan, who has taken over from the legendary Amitabh Bachchan to be the host of ‘Bigg Boss 4′. While Big B has his style of hosting in suits and blazers, Salman will be reportedly seen in a very casual avatar, with his signature language that will connect instantly with the common man as well as the inmates!
One has to give it to the channel for safe guarding the names of the 13 contestants as national treasures. Sources close to us have confessed that they ‘tried their best to get the cat out of the bag’, and this is what they have told us; The most probable 13 contestants this year could be: Dimpy Mahajan, Sneha Ullal, Chunky Pandey, Sangeeta Bijlani, Avika Gor, Rajesh Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Manoj Tiwari, Sara Khan, Shaan, Shiney Ahuja, Shweta Tiwary, Simone Singh and Vinod Khanna. The toss is surely between Rajesh Khanna and Jackie Shroff.
There is also a buzz that singer Sukhwinder Singh and the international celebrity Pamela More >
Voices By: AVIKA GOR, VRAJESH HIRJEE, NANDU MADHAV, SOMESH AGARWAL, ADITI MANDIWIKAR
Producer: PRABHAKAR SHUKLA, VISHNU MANOHAR
Director: SACHIN GOTE
Source: BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Avika Gor, whose spell as telly’s youngest bahu is coming to an end, is gearing up for her next role
Roshni K Olivera | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; July 8, 2010)
Television’s youngest bahu Anandi is growing up. Young Avika Gor, who portrayed the popular character for two years in Balika Vadhu, is naturally going through withdrawal pangs. “Obviously I’m sad that I won’t be part of this show anymore, but then this had to happen,” she says. So was she aware of this development in advance or did it come as a shock to her? “I was aware that there would be time leap at some point. Initially when we started, we children were supposed to be part of the show only for 80 to 100 episodes, but the audience’s response was so good that it went on for 500 episodes. So, I am happy about that.”
She admits she’s going to miss coming on the sets. “I’ll miss everyone. They are all my friends and and whenever I miss them a lot, I’ll just come over to meet them,” she says determined not to lose touch with her teammates.
Usually child artistes, who are in their early teens, take a break during their growing up years and then hope to return to acting again as young adults. But Avika’s not wanting to follow that path. “I will not take a break,” she declares, “I want to continue acting and I want to tell my audiences that I will be back soon, may be in another serial,” says the teenager, who’s currently also seen in a cooking reality show.
Avika may have been busy with More >
It’s official now. The most popular child artiste on TV, Avika Gor, who plays Anandi, will not be seen in Balika Vadhu anymore. Ironically, earlier, when Avika wanted to quit the show because her studies were being neglected, the channel forced her to stay. Now the same channel has asked her to leave.
Balika Vadhu is slated for a leap. A source from the channel said, “There is no point in having Avika now. She might be called for a couple of days, to shoot some flashback scenes, after the leap will fast-forward to the time when Anandi is an adult. We will have a new person playing Anandi.”Avika Gor Pratyusha Banerjee
Newcomer Pratyusha Banerjee from Jamshedpur has been chosen to play the grown-up Anandi. “The channel held auditions and Pratyusha was selected,” adds the source.
The official spokesperson of the channel confirmed the story. Let’s hope Avika can focus on her studies now.