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“In Beginning, I Wasn’t Very Happy Doing Ramayan As I Lost Many Film Projects,” Says Sunil Lahri



The popular TV show Ramayan which is based on the life journey of Lord Ram is breaking all the records of viewership as it has been declared the most watched entertainment show globally. On 16th April 2020, it garnered 7.7 crores views which is pretty high in comparison to the highest viewership received by other shows including the American TV shows as well.

Actor Sunil Lahri who played the role of Lakshman in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan is very happy with the response that the show is getting. He said that many people are saying Doordarshan has been revived by Ramayan. Sunil recalled the old memories as he shared that the first thing that he can think of is the craziness of people for the serial and the characters. He told that people used to respect them by touching their feet whenever they see them at public places.

Sunil revealed that the response was not good in the beginning when Ramayan was telecasted in 1987, but after 6 or 7 episodes, people started getting mad for the serial. He feels that viewers got pretty strongly attracted towards the emotions of Ramayan and felt connected to it and even today, they are feeling the same.

Sunil Lahri further added that Ramayan did have a manufacturing date but it doesn’t have an expiry date and the response will be great even if it is re-run after 10-15 years. As per him, no matter how much modern we Indians get but we are still connected to our roots.

Talking about his personal choices, he said that he was not happy working in Ramayan in the initial stages because he lost many movies because of that. However, he admits that he is happy now as his work has been loved, respected and recognized today, more than the time when the show was telecasted for the first time.

In response to the question whether he got stereotyped, he said that though some similar roles were offered to him that he denied, he didn’t get stereotyped. He further said that in his younger days, his personality did not suit mythological roles so many people were surprised when he played the character of Lakshman very well. Sunil Lahri also revealed that he was working in few action, romantic and musical movies as well at that time but they flopped.

He also said that when he stopped getting good roles, he focused on production and advertising business so that he didn’t face survival issues. According to him, the industry people don’t care about the fact that how you are as an actor and what matters more for them is whether your movie worked on the box-office or not. In the end, he said that he will do only those roles which he feels he can justify.

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Rishi Kapoor In His Last Phone Call With Kunal Kohli Said, “Come Back & Prove Everybody Wrong”




The veteran actor and one of the most loved romantic heroes of all times, Rishi Kapoor departed from this world a couple of days ago but the fans are still not able to believe that he is not with us now. The “Mulk” star was a very lively person and he used to rub his energy on everyone around him ensuring that all and sundry have a smile on their faces.

Rishi Kapoor debuted as a lead actor in 1973 and till 2000, he acted in around 92 movies in the lead role. He started playing character and negative roles after the year 2000 and kept on entertaining his fans. Rishi Kapoor and director Kunal Kohli worked together in three movies – “Hum Tum”, “Fanaa” and “Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic” and they were pretty close to each other.

While talking to an entertainment portal, Kunal revealed that the “Karz” actor called him just before the lockdown was imposed and asked Kunal about what he was doing that time. Rishi Kapoor told the filmmaker that he wanted a big movie from him as the directors who are less talented than Kunal are making big flicks. He asked Kunal to make a comeback and prove to everybody that they are wrong about him.

Kunal was not able to stop his tears as he told that at first, he didn’t believe the news of Rishi Kapoor’s departure, then he called Manish Malhotra who confirmed the tragic news. Kunal said that he broke down after hearing it, adding that nothing will be same without Rishi Kapoor, whether its life, Bollywood or parties.  Kunal is of the opinion that Rishi Kapoor shouldn’t have gone in this manner as the whole country is under lockdown and the “Chandni” actor deserved a better farewell.

Kunal also recalled the Twitter chat that they both had and he told the veteran actor that nobody can play the Dafliwala better than him as he is the original one.

There is no denying the fact that Rishi Kapoor was an inspiration for many and he will always be missed. RIP!

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Ramayan Breaks All Records With 77Mn Views Surpassing The Big Bang Theory, Twitter Reacts




The 21 days lockdown starting from March 25 was imposed by the Indian government due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 positive patients and as everyone was forced to remain inside their houses, many people took to social media and demanded that popular old shows of DD National should he aired again.

The government took note of it and some very popular old shows such as Ramayan, Mahabharat, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Circus, etc. were started again on DD National and DD Prasar Bharati. The Indian citizens showered love on these shows, especially on Ramayan and it has broken all the records of viewership as on 16th April, it got 77mn (7.7cr) views. Ramayan has become the most watched entertainment show worldwide, surpassing even the very popular English sitcoms.

The popular American television sitcom The Big Bang Theory which was directed by Mark Cendrowski and starred Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and others got its highest viewership (18.5 mn) on 16 May, 2019. Another quite famous TV series Game of Thrones received 17.4 mn views on its final episode.

The fans of Ramayan took to social media and #RamayanSetsWorldRecord started trending on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Here is the tweet which was made by Prasar Bharati:

Here is the tweet by Doordarshan in which it thanked all its viewers for making Ramayan the most watched TV show ever in the whole world.

The netizens also responded and here are some of the selected tweets:









The lockdown was further increased for 2 weeks till May 3 and now it has been extended once again till May 17.

If we talk about the situation of coronavirus in India, the number of COVID-19 patients is more than 37K while the number of people who have lost their lives is more than 1200.

If we talk about the whole world, the number of infected patients is over 33 lakh while more than 2.30 lakh have lost their lives.

Stay at home and stay safe!

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Say Goodbye To Geeky Frames And Buy These Stylish Glasses




In the past, wearing eyeglasses was considered as a defect in an individual’s personality. No wonder it was this way, as glasses then were bulky and downright boring! But thank god, things have changed. And eyeglasses got a stylish makeover. In today’s fashion-forward world,  you now have all kinds of stylish spectacles in different shapes, sizes, styles and colours available. Sigh!

So, if you feel geeky or nerdy with your old frames, then it’s time that you probably say goodbye to your current pair and consider buying a stylish one. Yes. Eyeglasses are now readily available online, and some retailers even provide you with the option to try eyewear online virtually.

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To help you get started, here we have listed a few pairs of stylish spectacles that can instantly add a fresh appeal to your face. So, have a look at these and do away with your dull ‘chashmish’ look:

 Bring it on!

Gun-Metal Brown Rectangle Rimmed Eyeglasses

If you want to give the usual rimmed eyeglass styles a miss, then consider these gun-metal brown glasses that carry a unique look. This pair of stylish spectacles has a refined and classy look to it and will help you take your style quotient a notch higher. The upper bridge of the frame has a classy appeal and is a perfect option to consider if you want to stand out and make an impression.

 Glam it Up!

Purple Cateye Rimmed Eyeglasses

Cateye frames have a stylish streak to them and coupled with a touch of purple to it, what you get is an attractive pair of eyeglasses for yourself. Yes, this pair will help you shed your simpleton or nerdy look and will bring out your inner diva. Stylish spectacles in cateye styles also come in many other exciting colours, so if purple is not your colour, go for some other refreshing shade.

 Classy in Cateye

Black Cateye Rimmed Eyeglasses

If you want cateye glasses but want to keep your look on a minimalistic side, then these stylish spectacles in a combination of black and metal finish will fit the bill. Such a pair will especially complement your professionaloutfits, as they have a striking ‘boss-lady’ appeal to them. These eyeglasses will grab attention to your facial features and will help others see you in a fresh light.

 Simple and Stylish!

Black Yellow Oval Rimmed Eyeglasses

The right colour combination can add a fresh exuberance to your facial features. This pair of stylish spectacles in a combination of black and purple is perfect if you’re looking for something sombre yet lively.With oval glasses, these spectacles have a fun and quirky look and will help you get away from the geeky look. Also, you can wear these glasses with both your professional attires and casual dresses, as this has a flexible appeal to it.

Leave Your Mark!

Black Rectangle Rimmed Eyeglasses

If you want rectangle-shaped eyeglasses, then this one in a shade of black, along with a tint of blue, is an excellent option to consider. Stylish spectacles such as these come in a myriad of contrasts, and each of them can liven up your face immediately. However, rectangle rimmed glasses can sometimes be heavy on the face, so make sure to buy a lightweight frame to wear it comfortably for longer durations.

 Recreate Your Personality with Stylish Spectacles

When there’s so much variety in eyeglasses today, why should you wear geeky frames? Pick a pair of stylish spectacles that fit your style quotient and bring out the best in you. Find an exciting range of eyewear frames with reliable retail brands like Titan Eye Plus that provide durable and trendy products. When you shop online through their website or by visiting their store, you can be assured of receiving dedicated customer support services that even extend after-sales. To offer your eyes extra protection, you may even choose from their range of UV protected and polarized glasses.

Replace your geeky frames with stylish spectacles and get compliments aplenty!

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