Is Vijay Badllani being type casted in Costume dramas in TV?

Movie and TV actor Vijay G Badllani is a busy man. He can be seen in 3 TV serials being broadcasted on various channels. On Zee TV he is seen in ‘Jodha Akbar’ as Tansen, on Big Magic channel he is seen in serial ‘Bal Gopal Kare Dhamaal’ as a Kuns, and in Sony Sab he is seen in serial ‘Yam Hain Hum’ as a Naarad. All the three are costume dramas.
It begins to appear that Badllani is being now type casted for costume dramas. He plays Naarad Muni, Tansen and Kuns in these serials.

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“I don’t think I am being type casted. I appear as common man in two serials except Jodha Akbar. So it is not typecasting at all. I am enjoying my characters and that is what means most to me. People are also enjoying the work I put in. Typecasting does not hurt actor’s image. Negative and positive roles can make a difference in actors work. ,” says Vijay Badllani.

Celebrity astrologer Sundeep Kochar completes 3 years in Dubai Radio

Celebrity astrologer Sundeep Kochar, who has completed 2700 episodes on Zee news program Kismat Ke Sitare, has reached another high point in his career by completing 3 years on Dubai’s 105.6 FM program as Astro Guru. In past few years, Kochar has been working on Astro based TV and Radio shows in and outside India.Other than Dubai, he has appeared in programs in Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, San francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Colombo, etc. 

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       “When possible, I try to guide people by using Astrology. The Dubai Radio program is a good experience. People ask various types of questions and it is fun to reply them but with lots of responsibility. Dubai is a unique city in the world.”says Sundeep Kochar.He is debuting in a Marathi Movie, an Astrology thriller and is being produced by Ramesh Talware and director is Surendra Varma, Titled ‘ Bhavishyanchi Aishi Taishi’. 

“Everyone Can Heal” a book by Sonia Mackwani was released in the presence of renowned singer Rekha Bharadwaj

Mumbai, 26th June, 2015: ​​Leadstart Publishing and Crossword Book Store,hosted the book launch on an evening of 25th June 2015. The evening saw the presence of renowned singer Rekha Bharadwaj who unveiled the book “Everyone Can Heal”.

The event set the tone of a causal, and a very lively atmosphere. ​​Sonia Mackwani took the privilege to speak about her book: Every human being feels the need to HEAL at some point in life and to find forgiveness, strength and understanding to live each day with positivity and grace. We first need to heal ourselves then relationships and then our loved ones. Healing is the gift that we can give ourselves and those around us”.

Singer Rekha Bhardwaj and Author Sonia Mackwani launching book Everyone can heal by Leadstart PublishingAuthor Sonia Mackwani with her book Everyone can heal by Leadstart Publishing

Singer Rekha Bharadwaj said,” I would like to congratulate Sonia Mackwani for her new book launch. The book is a valuable guide to creating a life of consciousness and purpose”.

Singer Rekha Bhardwaj at the book launch of Everyone can heal by Leadstart Publishing

Mr. Swarup Nanda, CEO, Leadstart Publishing  said “Leadstart is much honored to associate with Sonia Mackwani. She is a very poised writer who focuses on helping each human being to HEAL at some point in life and to find forgiveness, strength and understanding how to live each day with positivity and grace. I wish Sonia Mackwani hearty congratulations and success in all her future endeavors. We sincerely thank Rekha Bharadwaj for being a part of the book launch”.


Mumbai, June 24, 2015: BIG MAGIC, poised to be the ultimate comedy destination from Reliance Broadcast Network Limited launched a fresh new look and channel identity. The content as part of the renewed strategic vision will be unpredictable, cutting edge, quirky, contemporary, surprising, differentiated, hilarious and entertaining; targeting families, but predominantly the male audience.

With original content including a high degree of humour, BIG Magic viewers will enjoy shows in the sitcom, non-fiction space, focused on building iconic characters which are stand out, quirky and funny. The content offered will be platform agnostic with a large play in the digital and mobile medium.

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The logo unveiling saw the presence of popular BIG Magic stars namely Kiku Sharda aka Akbar andDelnaaz Irani aka Rani from Akbar Birbal; Saloni Daini, Ami Trivedi, Iqbal Azad, Dharmik Joisar, Sushant Mohindra of the recently launched show Tedi Medi Family; Upasana Singh aka Tarawanti and Gaurav Sharma aka Pappu from Total Nadaniyaan amongst others.

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Talking about the innovation and change, Mr. Paritosh Painter, Network Creative Director, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, said, “At BIG Magic, we strive to offer comedy content that is fresh, surprising, unpredictable and fully over the top. In line with our new campaign, we will continue our commitment to offer a comical line up of hilarious sitcoms, surprising and unpredictable short formats on topical issues, laugh out loud weekend special and festive specials.”

Commenting on the new logo and campaign, Mr. Tarun Katial, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited said, “It has been a great year for BIG Magic since its launch last year and we are positive that our fresh, contemporary, over the top, quirky positioning will help in amplifying the overall channel outlook. Our clear objective is to make viewers laugh out loud and build iconic characters in the comedy space. With original content targeted at metros and non-metros, both long and short formats, BIG Magic is focused to provide nothing but unique and edgy comedy through its content to make people laugh out loud.”

BIG Magic is available across all DTH players as Tata Sky, Airtel, Videocon, DD Free Dish, Dish TV, Reliance Digital TV along with all cable operators as Hathway, Incable, Digicable, DEN, 7 Star, ABS, Siticable, Star Broadband and GTPL amongst others.


About Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media and entertainment company with interests in radio, television and television production. The Company houses: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s No.1 FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG MAGIC – which has built strong brand equity as a Comedy Channel and is positioned as the one stop destination for humor, BIG MAGIC Ganga – the No. 1 regional Channel of Bihar and Jharkhand; BIG MAGIC International – a channel targeted at the Indian Diaspora in the US and Canada; BIG Thrill – the destination for action entertainment; and BIG Productions – its television content production division. For more information log on to

Bank launches its second season of ‘Let’s Talk About Money’

New digital series educates young audience on financial planning

Mumbai, June 27h 2015-, a leading financial marketplace, today launched the second season of the digital series ‘Let’s Talk About Money’. Through this unique knowledge-driven module, aims to educate and empower young audience about various aspects of financial planning and take charge of their finances. The second instalment of the ‘Let’s Talk about Money’ series is now live on Bank’s YouTube Channel.

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The Indian financial sector has seen ‘low involvement’ by the younger audience given the high level of documentation and complex terminologies, deterring them to take decisions on their own. Despite many initiatives by financial institutes, young consumers still find it difficult to select the right brand for financial products like loans, insurance etc and negotiate for customized preferential rates. The endless paperwork only serves to further alienate them from the financial planning process. Bank Bazaar’s initiative ‘Let’s Talk About Money’ aims to overcome young audience’s apprehension associated with personal finance by imparting financial literacy with a touch of humour.

Today the digital platform has emerged as a powerful medium to engage and connect with the youth. Of late, digital channels have been very successful in effectively leveraging humour to discuss and debate a host of issues including politics, topical developments like net neutrality and much more to garner participation from young audience. Against this background, the second instalment of ‘Let’s Talk About Money’ will cover basic yet important aspects of personal finance, including  the need to invest in life insurance at a young age, insights on fixed and floating rate of interest, EMI components and planning, benefits of prepaying home loan and much more.

Commenting on the launch of the new series, Mr. Adhil Shetty, CEO said, “We want the young, internet-savvy consumer to start engaging with the financial services category, hence this initiative aims to simplify things for them. We want them to have the knowledge and understanding to evaluate various options for themselves.”

Vinay Singh, Head – Brand Marketing at said, “We believe that buying financial products should be as simple as buying any other product, like a shirt or a burger. We want consumers to start engaging with financial products in a language that they can relate to and have fun while at it. If the audience can enjoy discussing their taxes, then the job is more than half done!”

Saurabh Kanwar, Founder – Flarepath, the Social Media Agency for BankBazaar.comsaid, “The upcoming ‘Let’s Talk About Money’ Youtube series is based on the idea that personal finance does not have to be a dry, serious subject. By using a humorous, lighthearted format, we can use “infotainment” to both inform and entertain our audience and get them to engage with us. This approach to tackling financial topics and products has never been attempted quite like this before and we believe it has great potential. We look forward to a good response.”

The series is being done with popular personalities on YouTube channel – like Sahil Khattar – who are known for their trademark style to discuss a mix of serious topics with a punch of humour and desi drama that enables an easy connect with a young audience. So, while the series is humorous, each video achieves the aim of educating the audience a thing or two about personal finance. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative as no other brand has taken such an unusual route in the financial products category. While there have been light-hearted approaches to finance in the past, none have gone the whole hog and made the audience actually laugh out loud about topics like EMIs, life insurance, interest rates, and even taxes.

About BankBazaar, established in 2008 and headquartered in Chennai, is India’s first neutral online marketplace that gives you instant customized rate quotes on loans, credit cards and insurance products. Anyone can instantly search for tailor-made offers, compare, customize it as per his or her need and apply for loans, credit cards and insurance products on It is designed with smart technology capabilities and over 30 leading financial institutions and insurance firms of India have chosen to integrate themselves with the platform. For the online consumer today, banking is as easy as shopping for anything online. It is enjoyable, empowering and transparent. Just like shopping. What’s more,’s services are completely free!