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Ramayan not going off-air in June, as per its cast- Tellychakkar

Ramayan

Sagar Pictures’ Ramayan that’s being simulcast on Zee TV and DD National seems to have failed to garner the much needed TRPs. Hence, we are wondering if the show will have an early end in June 2013 as reported by certain sections of the media. However, the cast of the show thinks otherwise.

Gagan Malik who plays the role of Ram on the show shared withTellychakkar.com, “I haven’t received any such news.” When asked about the dipping TRPs he averred, “If you look at our show personally, you will realise how beautiful our episodes are. But, the only thing that we are lacking in is the promotion. I think the channel needs to promote the venture. It’s been more than four months since it was last promoted.”

“TRPs don’t really matter to me. In fact, the show is doing a decent job in the morning slot. So I don’t think it will go off-air,” said Neil Bhatt better known as Laxman.

When contacted Neha Sargam (Sita) stated, “Ramayan has a fixed story and that isn’t changing. So as far as I know ideally our story should go on till August 2013.” When we reminded her about the falling TAM ratings she said, “I do not believe in TRPs.”

Moving on, a source went on to say, “It was decided that Ramayan would have 72 episodes and going by that we still have a long way as we have just aired 31 or 32 episodes. Apart from that there is no intimation from the channel.”

Keep reading this space for more updates…

 

http://www.tellychakkar.com/news/ramayan-not-going-air-june-its-cast

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I don’t want to be worshipped as Sita – Neha Sargam – tellychakkar

Neha Sargam

When Neha Sargam got the role of Sita in Zee TV’s Ramayan, she naturally felt that it was indeed a challenge to play such a dynamic mythological character. She says, “It wasn’t easy to play a magnanimous persona from a bygone era who was the epitome of all virtues that a woman should have. She however did have some flaws too.”

What kind of flaws is she referring to? “Sita, was after all human. Maybe some can think she made a mistake when crossing the Lakshman Rekha which thereby led to Ravana kidnapping her. However, she did that as she was afraid that a Rishi (saint) would curse her husband. She had no clue whatsoever that it was Ravana in the garb of a rishi (saint).”

Was Rama wrong on demanding that Sita should undergo a fire test to prove her chastity? “Yes, while playing the role of Sita, it has often occurred to me that she has been treated unfairly at times. However, in an epic like the Ramayan, nobody is wrong. All the characters including Rama, Kaikeyi and even Ravana are right on their own path. Also we must remember that there are various versions of the fire test, in one version Sita who had the element of fire in her was given by Rama to Agni Dev to safeguard her in the exchange of a chhaya Sita (fake Sita) as he already knew that she would be kidnapped by Ravana. The fire test had been done to retrieve the real Sita. In another version, Rama asked her to do a fire test to prove that she was devoted to her husband.”

Some feminists argue that Sita was a weak lady to tolerate autocratic behaviour from her husband. What is her take on that? Neha is of the opinion, “She clearly told Rama that there was no necessity of doing this fire test when she had been a trustworthy wife. She believed that her husband had no need to doubt her, yet was asking her to go ahead with the test. Nevertheless she would do it to prove that she was right all the way.”

She firmly refutes accusations that Sita was a weak woman, “I think she was very powerful in her own way. She stayed with a demon like Ravana yet didn’t let him touch her for a year. If she had wished to, she could have killed him right away. When she was meditating in the avatar of Goddess Lakshmi on having Lord Vishnu as a husband in her next birth; Ravana interrupted by touching her. She took an oath that she would be the reason for his assassination in her next birth; however she wanted Rama (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) to kill him, which is why she purposely didn’t destroy him.”

Most Indian TV viewers remember the 1980’s Sagar Art’s Ramayan version the best of all the Ramayan serials ever telecast on TV. What is her take on that? “Even my parents are fans of that version. However, during that time Indian TV viewers didn’t know as much about the TV industry as they know today. Arun Govil and Deepika Chikhalia who played Rama and Sita respectively, were worshipped. As I am just portraying a character, I don’t want to be worshipped. I just would like to be appreciated for my work.”

For more interesting updates on the show do keep watching this space.

 

http://www.tellychakkar.com/news/i-dont-want-be-worshipped-sita-neha-sargam


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What is Neha Sargam watching on the small screen? – Tellychakkar

Neha Sargam

Which daily soap do you watch?

Packed to the Rafters on Star World.

Which channel do you watch frequently?

TLC and Star World.

Which is your favorite reality show?

So You Think You Can Dance on AXN India.

Which is your favorite TV channel?

Star World

Which comedy shows have you enjoyed the most on television?

Full House, Hope and Faith and America’s Funniest Home.

 

Courtesy: Tellychakkar
http://www.tellychakkar.com/celeb-watch/what-neha-sargam-watching-small-screen


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Celeberating Womanhood – the starry way, Zee News

 

161492-neha-sargam.jpgNeha Sargam

What does Women’s Day mean to you?
I respect women no matter whom or how they are. I may sound very prejudiced but the fact is that I tend to be against men but I am always for women.

Which woman in your life is closer to you?
My nani, my mom and my sister- all the three generations. In future, if I have a daughter, I will be thankful to God.

What do you like so much about daughters?
Daughters are the most precious gift a woman could get.

According to you, what is the significance of celebrating Women’s Day?
I believe that the day should be celebrated in one’s head first. One should understand the importance of this day and that of women to make that happen.

Which all qualities do women possess that men don’t?
Women are better managers. They can multi-task. Women are also less into corruption. If you see the number of corruption cases, the ratio is 9:1. Also, women are better teachers.

Which woman from history or from today’s date do you admire the most?
I look up to every woman who has done something good in her life. But specifically, I really like Mahadevi Verma. I have read about her and I respect her for the social work she has done.

-Resham Sengar


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TV Stars, love and valentine’s day – Zee News

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Neha Sargam
Who was your first crush?
Anytime Hrithik Roshan!

Are you single or in a relationship?
I am single till I am married.

Describe your ideal mate?
He should have all those qualities my father has.

How important is marriage for a relationship to survive in the long run?
I am very conservative and for me marriage is one of those institutions that I really believe in. I think if you are in a relationship, then an ultimate destination should be marriage. And if you are sure that you want to be with that person for the rest of your life, only then you should marry him/her.

Do you believe in the concept of live-in relationship?
I am fine with the idea of live-in relationship without any offense to the ones who are already living together. That said, personally I won’t prefer to go for a live-in relationship.

What are your plans for the Valentine`s Day this year?
I usually don’t have any special thing planned for the day and I have never celebrated this day. But sometimes I prefer watching a romantic movie.

Do you agree that there should only be one day of all the 365 days in a year to celebrate love?
No not at all. Any day you want to be with your loved one is a Valentine’s Day.

What is your idea of a perfect romantic night out?
I would prefer a simple sit down meal at home with my beloved.

How should one go about wooing you?
I don’t like chocolates or anything that I can afford. May be an island in my name would do.

-Resham Sengar


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Happy Birthday Neha Sargam – Tellybuzz

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Beautiful actress Neha Sargam who plays Sita in Zee TV‘s Ramayan has turned a year older today.

Tellybuzz spoke to Neha to know about her birthday plans. The excited birthday girl Neha exclaims, “After a long span of 3 years I have my family here with me and I am celebrating my birthday with all of them. I am feeling blessed right now because I have been waiting for this moment for so long.”

Neha is extremely happy as she is not shooting today and further adds, “I am trying to spend most of the time with them because soon I will be going to Baroda for my Ramayan shoot. I prefer to be at home today and have food cooked by my mom. My sister is currently giving her exams so is glued to the books otherwise it would have been more fun. The birthday which I am having today is the perfect birthday according to me.”

Tellubuzz asked Neha whether she had got any special gift this birthday. Neha replied, “Yes, I have got special gifts but celebrating my birthday with my family is the biggest gift they have ever given me. I am really happy about it.”

So, is Neha planning to treat her co-stars? Neha laughs and replies, “Right now I am too much into my family and trying to spend most of the time with them. However, if I would have been with my co-stars, I would have treated them on my birthday.”

Tellybuzz would like to wish Neha Sargam a very happy birthday and a fantastic year ahead!

Reporter and Author: Anwesha Kamal

Courtesy:
http://www.india-forums.com/tellybuzz/wassup/14123-happy-birthday-neha-sargam.htm


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Happy birthday to Neha Sargam

Neha Sargam

You are God’s gift to this world. You realise this all the more on your birthday which is reason why you celebrate the day.

That is exactly what actress Neha Sargam (currently essaying Sita in Zee TV’sRamayan) is doing on her birthday today (4 March 2013).

The actress is spending quality time with her family today. Speaking toTellychakkar.com, she avers, “After years, our family (my parents, my sister and me) have had an opportunity to get together today.”

“Isn’t it great to celebrate your birthday with your family members around?” she asks while bidding us goodbye.

Neha is also very grateful to her fans for all the birthday wishes and is delighted by the lovely collage of her pictures that her fans have gifted her.

We wish this Piscean a very happy birthday.

Courtesy: Tellychakkar

http://www.tellychakkar.com/news/happy-birthday-neha-sargam