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Rani fights for Jhansi

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ShareIt’s no mean task to essay a historical character like Jhansi Ki Rani especially when the story track revolves around the famous battles she fought. We have seen big Bollywood stars get fit & beef up for a particular role but the sets of Zee TV’s Jhansi Ki Rani looks like the battle ground in preparation for war. And war indeed it is! In their efforts to recreate the battle of Bithur to perfection, the team is pulling out all stops and has laid a very strict training regimen for the cast. The hours devoted to training for the battle scenes have been increased and the actors are up at the crack of dawn to rehearse for the major war that is currently being shot.  Kratika Sengar, the lead actress of the show, is training for nearly 4 hours each …

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Jhansi’s Jewellery Woes

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ShareIf you thought re-creating battles from a bygone era was all about merely assembling men on horses and elephants and getting them to cross swords, check this out! A thousand women with ornate jewelry ranging from earrings and necklaces to payals and bangles, hundreds of men in bejeweled pagdis, kadas and traditional neck-pieces, even animals adorned with olden era baubles and gems – all to be captured in violent, vigorous battling action! Phew!! With the arduous efforts taken by the channel in sourcing authentic jewelry from the pre-Independence era and its closest substitutes, it is every producer’s nightmare to see practically half the jewelry getting smashed to pieces or falling off and getting lost in the very first take. It is under these trying circumstances that the channel is currently shooting for the upcoming wars on Jhansi Ki Rani. With …

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Pavitra Rishta

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ShareMuch has been said about the alleged relationship between television’s most sought after couple – Manav & Archana. While actors Sushant Rajput and Ankita Lokhande who personify love for the great Indian Middle-Class on Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta have always denied rumours of their supposed link-up and tagged each other as the cliched “good friends”, here is something that speaks of volumes “what lies beneath”! Recently, Sushant is said to have stopped requesting for the food provided by the caterers on set. A little investigation revealed that the handsome actor has a new source for scrumptious, authentic Marathi-style pithla-bhakri, saanza, sheera and dalimbi usal on the sets … none other than Ma Lokhande! Yes, it is “good friend” Ankita’s mother who brings an elaborate tiffin for her daughter’s “colleague” every single day. Why so much mamta, we ask, if she …

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