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‘I salute the women of India’

Women’s Day is an important occasion for both men and women alike — a day to celebrate the power of the fairer sex. Television actors are enthusiastic about this occasion too. While some recall the important female inspirations in their lives, others think it’s a chance to celebrate women and everything to do with them.

Raqesh Vashisht, from Hongey Judaa Na Hum, says, “As such, I don’t believe in this day. But I salute the women of India and feel proud. I love all the women who are in my life.”

Others treat this day as a time to celebrate the most important person in their life — their mothers. Anchal Munjal, who acts in Parvarrish, says, “My mother is both my father and mother. When required, she is lenient as well as strict. I wish her a happy Women’s Day!”
Chandani Bhagwanani, who plays a role in Amita Ka Amit, adds, “Currently, it’s sad to see the condition of women around the country.

How can we celebrate this day when rest of the year, women are being tortured?”
Rupali Ganguly, who plays the role of  Pinky Ahuja in Parvarrish, sums up, “I don’t believe in dedicating a single day in a year to women — especially after the recent cases of molestation happening in the country. It’s very sad to hear that females are not safe. The only way to change this is to educate girls — there also has to be a change in women’s thinking. The system has to be very strong. It will take time but parents should start respecting their own daughters. Early marriage has to be stop. A woman has to change herself before changing the world.”

Framed for a crime

Sindbad: Legend of the Seven Seas’ is directed by Patrick Gilmore and Tim Johnson. Sinbad is an Arabian sailor. Eris, the wicked goddess of chaos in Greece, has framed Sinbad for stealing the mysterious Book of Peace. If Sinbad does not find it and soon, his childhood friend prince Proteus of Syracuse will have to take Sindbad’s death penalty — that’s how Eris will manage to gain a foothold of power in the mortal world. Watch the film to see how Sinbad does his best to stop this from happening. It airs on Sony Pix at 5.15 pm on March 8.

Moving from big to small screen

Film-maker Vishal Bhardwaj will soon be making his television debut as an actor with Ek Thi Naayka. This is a tele-series which is a promotional strategy for Ek Thi Daayan, an upcoming Hindi thriller film co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Vishal. “Vishal will be part of this series. He will do a cameo appearance in the first episode,” Ekta says. Ek Thi Daayan, directed by Kanan Iyer, features Emraan Hashmi, Konkana Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin in the lead roles. “All the actors from the film will be doing cameo appearances. Emraan will be there in the last episode,” she adds. The tele-series will bring together top television actresses for the first time like Smriti Irani, Sakshi Tanwar, Shweta Tiwari, Kritika Kamra, Ankita Lokhande, Aamna Sharif, Mouli Ganguly and Pooja Gor. All of them have worked in different television serials of Ekta’s production house.
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