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Bhagyashree returns to television

Bhagyashree returns to television
25 years after she made her debut on Indian national television with Amol Palekar's Kachchi Dhoop, Bhagyashree is back on the home-viewing medium. This time she has been signed by Star Plus to star in Missing, the Indian adaptation of the Spanish serial Donde Esta Elisa (Where Is Elisa?). The plot traces the repercussions of the disappearance of the eldest daughter in an aristocratic family. Bhagyashree will play the missing woman. Says a source, "Though her character is missing from the start, Bhagyashree would be seen in a series of flashbacks. Her entire life is recreated." The serial will apparently adhere to its Spanish antecedents as closely as possible. The series will also star Rajeshwari Sachdeva and Ayaz Khan (he was seen as Genelia D'Souza's jerk of a fiance in Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na) as a couple. Eijaaz Khan will play the police officer investigating Bhagyashree's disappearance.
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Fardeen Khan charged with attempting to buy cocaine

In 2001 actor Fardeen Khan was arrested on the charges of attempting to buy and possession of cocaine. On Tuesday, after ten years, a sessions court in Mumbai charged actor Fardeen Khan only for attempting to buy cocaine and dropped the charge of possessing over two grams of the drug that carried a maximum punishment of 10 years in jail. The offence with which Fardeen has been charged now carries a maximum punishment of six months’ imprisonment and fine up to Rs.10,000 or both.

“I have been charged only with attempting to buy cocaine. Charges pertaining to possession of cocaine have been dropped,” the actor told reporters outside the court. “This is something we have been appealing to the court for the last 10 years. I am extremely happy about how things are going,” he added. The actor’s lawyer Ayaz Khan added that Special Judge Govind Sanap adjourned the hearing in the
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Cocaine case: Fardeen charged with lighter offence - Realbollywood.com News

Cocaine case: Fardeen charged with lighter offence - Realbollywood.com News
Mumbai, Oct 4: A Mumbai sessions court Tuesday framed charges against actor Fardeen Khan for attempting to buy cocaine in a 2001 case, dropping against him the graver charge of possessing over two grams of the drug that carried a maximum punishment of 10 years in jail.

The offence with which he has been charged now carries a maximum punishment of six months' imprisonment and fine up to Rs.10,000 or both.

'Charges of attempting to buy cocaine have been framed against Fardeen,' the actor's lawyer Ayaz Khan told Ians, adding that Special Judge Govind Sanap adjourned the hearing in the case till Nov.
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Dill Mill Gayye Gets Two Weeks Extension

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Good news for the ‘Dill Mill Gayye’ fans! The show has got a temporary relief now as it has been given an extension of two weeks by the channel. Recently, it was reported that the popular youth based show of Star One is going off air on October 15 due to the downfall of TRPs. However, as per the latest development, the show will now end on October 29.

The channel has claimed that it will offer the best of the show during these last few episodes. The audience can look forward to comeback of the old gang to say good bye to their ardent fans in style, which will definitely leave the audience mesmerized.

However, the fans will miss their favorite Dr Shilpa as she will have an early exit form ‘Dill Mill Gayye’ since her track will conclude soon. The old gang members, who will be seen in the last few episodes,
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‘Hide & Seek’ – This whodunit in mall works (Ians Film Review; Rating:**1/2)

‘Hide & Seek’ – This whodunit in mall works (Ians Film Review; Rating:**1/2)
Film: ‘Hide & Seek’; Cast: Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa, Mrinalini Sharma, Samir Kochhar, Amruta Patki, Ayaz Khan; Director: Shawn Arranha; Rating: ** 1/2

So whodunit? Put a bunch of assorted men and women into a shopping mall not to shop, but to get bumped off. And voila, the whodunit takes the characters to shop until they drop, one by one.

There’s a Santa Claus with a hatchet in hand running around the deathly-still, sparkling clean but eerie mall. The polished surfaces of the mall glisten with a glorious promise of gore. This, we’ve got to see.

Luckily, the unravelling of the mystery.
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I didn't want exclusivity contracts: Amruta Patki

She won the Miss India-Earth pageant in 2006 but Amruta Patki's debut film 'Hide & Seek' is set to release only now. The reason, she says, is she waited for a project that would not tie her down to a three-film contract.'I am a free bird and even after Miss India, I never allowed people to put any restrictions on me. The same holds good in my Hindi film career as well,' Amruta told Ians.It was way back in 2006 that she got the Miss India-Earth title; so there have been film offers aplenty since then.'Yes, there were roles before 'Hide & Seek', but then I was looking for an ideal mixture of a good production house, a good director and a good story.'Of course, another major criterion was this entire non-contract thing. I am not too fond of these three-film contracts or the entire exclusivity factor
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Ex-Miss India Amruta Patki loves suspense flicks

Ex-Miss India Amruta Patki loves suspense flicks
February 16, 2010: Former Miss India Earth 2006 Amruta Patki will be soon seen in Moser Baer Entertainment and Idiot Box’s forthcoming film ‘Hide and Seek’. The film is releasing on 12th March and is the maiden venture of Apoorva Lakhia and is co- produced by Lakshmi Singh.

Hide and Seek’ is the directorial debut of Shawn Arranha and has a huge star-cast including Amruta Patki, Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa, Ayaz Khan, Mrinalini Sharma and Sameer Kochhar.

Amruta Patki took the modeling world by storm and made her presence felt on ramp and advertising campaigns. She will now.
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Hide & Seek Release Date Pushed Forward

It seems fans will have to wait a little longer to be scared by Hide & Seek. The release of the edge of your seat thriller has been pushed forward a month and is now set to get your heart pumping with its twists, turns and chills on March 12th.

Produced by Apoorva Lakhia and directed by newcomer and former Apoorva assistant Shawn Arranha, the story of the film starts with six young friends playing Hide & Seek on Christmas Eve, but something terrible happens. 12 years later, they have to play once again and this time it is for their lives! Hide & Seek has a young cast full of up-and-coming fabulous actors including: Amruta Patki, Mrinalini Sharma, Ayaz Khan, Samir Kocchar, Arjan Bawja and Purab Kohli.

About why they decided to push the release date forward, Apoorva told BollySpice, "After much thought we and MoserBaer decided to push the film forward as
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Get ready to play Hide N Seek on 19th Feb

Get ready to play Hide N Seek on 19th Feb
Feb 5, 2010: Moserbaer Entertainment Ltd. and Idiot Box presents forthcoming film ‘Hide N Seek’ starring actors Purab Kohli, Mrinalini Sharma, Samir Kochhar, Ayaz Khan, Arjan Bajwa and Amruta Patki. The film is a suspense film produced by Apoorva Lakhia and Laxmi Singh and is directed by Shawn Arranha and is set to release on 19th Feb 2010. The music of the film is given by Gourav Dasgupta and Chirantan Bhatt.

‘Hide N Seek’ is a suspense flick and is based on the story of 6 friends who start playing a game of ‘hide and seek’ on a cold Christmas night. But little do they.
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A Game of Hide & Seek

Apoorva Lakhia, the man behind Ek Ajnabee, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Mission Istaanbul, will now be putting on the producer's hat for his next film titled Hide & Seek. The film is directed by debutant director Shawn Arranha who has worked as an assistant director with Lakhia for many years. The film stars Purab Kohli, of Rock On!! fame, and Arjan Bajwa (Fashion) along with several young and enthusiastic actors including Samir Kochhar, Ayaz Khan, Mrinalini Sharma and Amruta Patki.

The story of Hide & Seek revolves around six friends who play a game of hide and seek at a Christmas party when something goes terribly wrong, changing their lives forever. They are reunited again by the killer after 12 years, this time trapped inside a shopping mall, where their friendship is tested as they try to stay alive.

The soundtrack of the film was launched at a star-studded event on January 20th.
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Samir Kochhar plays Hide N Seek in a shopping mall!

After the success of ‘Jannat’, Samir Kochhar is now looking forward to the release of his next film, ‘Hide N Seek’. This suspense drama has 6 actors which include Purab Kohli (Rock On), Ayaz Khan (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na), Arjan Bajwa (Fashion), Mrinalika Sharma (Awarapan) and newcomer Amruta Patki (Miss India 2006).

The story revolves around six friends who are kidnapped and are brought to a shopping mall. In the past, as 15 year old these friends had played a game of ‘hide and seek’ where something drastically went wrong. Now years later someone wants them to play the same game. Those who survive the night will live and the rest will get killed. All the six characters that had not met each other since the first game.
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