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brave Chandragupta Maurya

Celebrate Republic Day with Chandragupta Maurya on POGO.

On the 63rd Republic Day, POGO is celebrating the spirit of freedom with premiere of Chandragupta Maurya movie.

The movie is based on the adventures of Chandragupta Maurya before he became the famous and valiant king of Magadh.

It is the journey of an ordinary ten-year-old boy who does extraordinary deeds for the people he loves — his family and friends.

He is strong, brave, loving and noble. Tune in to Chandragupta Maurya on January 26 at 12 pm.

Realising her dreams

Follow your dreams and your dreams will come true! That’s what model-turned-actress Deepika Padukone did ever since she realised her true calling. An ardent fan of superstars Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, Deepika would be lost in their songs as a young girl. Deepika would often find herself draped in saris, worn by her idols, and dancing like them.

Today, Deepika, who is known for her perfect body and dazzling smile, is a sought-after actress in Bollywood. Her first film Om Shanti Om, opposite Shah Rukh Khan, was the perfect debut a newcomer could ever dream of. There was no looking back for her after that. This beauty who is rated today as one of the top actresses today never believed in participating in beauty contests. “Who is to judge beauty?” asks Deepika. No wonder then, she truly believes that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

A top contender on the show ‘India’s Glam Diva’, this charmer says that she is in the most comfortable phase of her life — a bright future to look forward to, living alone in the city of dreams with good friend Siddhartha Mallya by her side, big projects in her kitty and loads of fans following her all the way.

Will she win ‘India’s Glam Diva’? Watch the show, which is coming soon on Big CBS Love, to learn more about your favourite diva.

A return to television

The voice behind a zillion hit songs over the last six decades, Asha Bhosle has returned to TV at the age of 79. The singer will judge Sahara One’s upcoming music reality show Sur Kshetra that pits Indian singers against Pakistani singers.

Composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya and Pakistani pop singer Atif Aslam will be heading the respective teams of six singers picked out of the auditions conducted in six cities across India and Pakistan.

Asha Bhosle is not the only judge on the show. Her Pakistani counterpart is likely to be ghazal singer Abida Parveen. Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila is also expected to be a part of the jury, which will comprise two or three other singers or composers as rotating judges.

Solitary moment

B-town’s superstar Ajay Devgan was spotted at the famous Mumbai gurudwara at Four Bungalows, Andheri West, with his family and cousins
recently.

One of the little known facts about the actor is that he is a true blue Punjabi and regularly prays at the gurudwara with his family.

The actor was seen with his parents Veena and Veeru Devgan, wife Kajol, children Nysa and Yug and cousins Vikrant and Dharmendra.

Taking tips from the diva

Bollywood’s top dancing diva, Helen, has been advising actress Bipasha Basu on ways to
put extra oomph to her sizzling number in her upcoming film Jodi Breakers.

Sources claim that although Bipasha and Helen have acted in the film,
they don’t have too many scenes together. So whenever the two would be shooting together, Bipasha would go out of her way to speak to Helen and ask the legendary diva for advice to improve her overall dancing skills.

Showering praises on Veena

Murli Sharma, the Bollywood baddie, is talking a lot about one actress these days. Well, it’s none other than the reality show star and Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who has now become an item girl. Veena has featured in a song in the Akshaye Khanna-starrer Gali Gali Chor Hai. Composed by Anu Malik, the song is titled Channo Hai Khidki Pe Aayi and has Murli dancing with Veena.

“It was fun,” quips Murli, who is also doing another film with Veena called Zindagi 50-50, in which he plays a corrupt cop. Sources say he has some steamy scenes with Veena, who plays a call girl in the film. And that’s not all! We hear the two are all set to do a short film together soon. “She is very professional and it’s great working with her,” he says.

No reservation!

Watch Aarakshan on Sony MAX on January 26 at 9 pm. Aarakshan is the story of Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh Bachchan), an idealistic college principal who has single-handedly turned his college into the state’s best college. His loyal disciple Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) will do anything for his sir and loves Prabhakar’s daughter Poorbi (Deepika Padukone).

Centred on one of the most controversial issues of recent years, the Supreme Court’s order on reservation, the story is a rollercoaster ride of high drama, conflict and rebellion, which tests Deepak and Poorbi’s love and friendship for one another and their loyalty towards Prabhakar Anand.

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