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When love and hate collide

What happens when excessive pride and greed seep into family relationships?

When lacklustre walls of fake glory and glitter come crumbling down? Life OK’s new show Amrit Manthan highlights the importance of a strong value system and familial ties.

A royal drama set in Punjab, Amrit Manthan is the story of two sisters, Amrit and Nimrit, who regress from being best friends to the worst of enemies, an animosity that is sparked by a dwindling dynasty, a facade of royal wealth and excessive pride and greed.

Amrit Manthan highlights a very key problem of today’s imbalanced life – that excessive pride and greed can ruin relationships. It displays the gnawing importance given to wealth and social status by society today. The engaging drama is a riveting mixture of values, real-life instances and brings to fore a rustic yet relevant matter.

Amrit Manthan will premiere on February 26 and air every Sunday to Monday at 8.20 pm on Life OK.

Around the world

Watch ‘Globe Trekker’ on TLC on February 24 at 8 pm. In this new season, your favourite hosts will embark on an epic journey to distant corners of the earth. Join the intrepid traveller Zay Harding Holy Morris, along with others, as he ventures off the beaten path to take you through the world’s most unforgettable destinations and imbibe their local culture and cuisine.

Stopping at nothing

HBO presents ‘Jonah Hex’ on February 24 at 9 pm. The movie stars Josh Brolin, Megan Fox and John Malkovich. Jonah Hex is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter who can track down anyone and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend — leaving him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side”. His only human connection is with Lilah whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own.

But Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the US military makes him an offer he can’t refuse — in exchange for his freedom, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull. But Quentin, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash hell, is also Jonah’s oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead.

Cinematic achievements

UTV World Movies presents the ‘2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards’ on February 26 at 10.30 am live with a repeat telecast at 9 pm. Get ready to witness the finest artistic achievements of independent film-making with the ‘2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards’.

The star-studded event will be hosted by popular actor-comedian Seth Rogen. With over 44 films nominated across 17 categories, some of the acclaimed films nominated this year include ‘50/50’, ‘Beginners’, ‘Drive’, ‘Take Shelter’, ‘The Artist’ and ‘The Descendants’.

Open about nose job

B-Town beauties are usually known to shy away from the spotlight when it comes to rumours about them getting a face-lift or a tummy tuck. But Shruti Hassan, the beautiful daughter of actors Kamal Hassan and Sarika, admits without hesitation that she got a nose job done just before making her debut in Bollywood.

Shruti admitted that she’d got a corrective surgery done in the United States because she was facing breathing problems. She went through a septoplasty because of a common disorder involving a deviated septum, that is a displacement of the nasal septum. Shruti, who originally had an aquiline nose, now has one that perfectly matches her face.

Shruti, one of the contenders of ‘India’s Glam Diva’ on Big CBS Love, is also the lead vocalist of the rock band ‘Extramentals’ and was very apprehensive about undergoing the surgery for the fear of it affecting her voice.

Post surgery, life has become a lot easier, says the South Indian star. “I am able to sleep peacefully and sing without any difficulty. It is a minor procedure and I am greatly relieved,” she explains.

Experts however have said that septoplasty involves the nasal bone cartilage, which hardly changes the appearance of a person’s nose. So did the budding actress have health reasons for getting the nose job or was there something else too?

Watch Shruti Hassan reveal the truth on February 26 at 9 pm on ‘India’s Glam Diva’.

 (TV show timings are subject to change)



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