Thursday, 13 December 2012

Barun Sobti on sets of MAIN AUR MR.RIIGHT

TV’s best on-screen Jodi’s of 2012: Sanaya Irani-Barun Sobti

Sanaya-Barun's pair will definitely go into the books of history for their remarkable popularity. Their sizzling chemistry was the driving force behind the show's attractiveness and made the show reach new heights. Their on-screen chemistry and screen presence made the fans go crazy. Though their characters were poles apart in cultural background and persona, but Khushi and ASR belonged to each other. In fact the real reason behind the shows successful run was Sanaya and Barun's hit pair. Unfortunately, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon recently bid adieu to its fans when Barun decided to quit the show to pursue career in films as even the makers of the show were very well versed with the popularity of Sanaya-Barun's Jodi.

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TT Poll: Fans choose Arnav-Anjali as Best Sibling Jodi

Even though IPKKND is long gone, the memories the show has given will remain forever in the heart’s of its viewers.

This is a long due article but we sure owe it to Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, a show that entertained us for the past 18 Months.

In a poll conducted by TellyTadka where we asked our viewers: Who according to you qualifies as the “Best Sibiling Jodi” its Arnav Singh Raizada (Barun Sobti) and Anjali Singh Raizada (Daljeet Bannot) who swiped away majority of the votes making them a clear winner.

Arnav-Anjali’s relationship has always been a treat to watch and it wasn’t surprising when the duo won the poll with a fancy 979 Votes…Its Madhubala-Trishna from Colors show Madhubala:Ek Ishq Ek Junoon who came second with 600 Votes.

What was quite surprising is the most popular sibling Jodi, Maanvi and Jeevika who are part of Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behna Hai a show that highlights the bond between two sisters was no where near in this race.

Well congratulations to all the voters and the winners.

See you at the polls soon.

TellyTadka Team

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Barun Sobti goes to Bollywood

The latest actor to bid adieu to television is Barun Sobti aka Arnav Singh Raizada of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. Sources associated with the show say, "Barun recently completed a movie. He now harbours the desire to try his luck in movies and is quitting television. The channel apparently received 20,000 emails a day, requesting that he be convinced to stay back. But Barun decided to move on."

However, Barun refutes all that is being said about him, "I had put in my papers in February itself but the makers asked me to stay on for a while. I have quit because I want to spend some quality time with my family. I am in talks for a few Bollywood projects but it's at a very nascent stage.

Star’s real life drama - Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon fans launch worldwide campaign

Fans in uproar over soap actor’s shock departure

By Imran Choudhury

IT has all the ingredients of a Bollywood love story - a handsome hero, swooning female fans and a villain threatening to get rid of the leading man, of course.

Except this is a real-life drama. About a Hindi soap. And it's getting messier by the day.

Female viewers of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon (What Can I Call This Love?), the UK’s most popular Hindi soap, have launched an international campaign against broadcaster Star Plus for allegedly “forcing out” one of the main lead actors.

Indian actor Barun Sobti, 28, who plays "bad boy" Arnav Singh Raizada in the show has become a heartthrob for many women around the world. But when he announced last month that he intended to leave the show to pursue a career in Bollywood, his female fans were livid.

They are not content with sending letters of complaint to the broadcaster, but have turned to ringing the offices of Star Plus in India at least a "1,000 times daily" in an attempt to to get the channel to bring him back.

"This is not typical show - It's an epic love story," Saijel Shah, an accountant from west London, told Eastern Eye.

"I've gone days without food and sleep because I'm so busy with work and campaigning for Barun to come back.

"They should end the show with him or bring him back for a second season."

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, which aired its first episode last June, is a romantic drama featuring Sanaya Irani as a young and chirpy Khushi Kumari Gupta and Sobti as arrogant business tycoon Arnav who feels nothing but hate for her character. But as the drama unfolds, sparks begin to fly between the lead pair.

According to the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board (BARB), the show is currently the most watched Hindi drama in the UK and drew 226,200 viewers last month.

Sobti confirmed his decision to leave, saying: "Everyone wants to explore new avenues and I plan to work on a few movie projects now. In future I might comeback to TV someday. I would like to request my fans to continue loving me the same way.”

Female fans, however, are in no mood for love, it appears. There was an additional twist in the real-life drama when some reports in the Indian media speculated that Sobti would be replaced by another character.

Londoner Shah, 35, has been organising a worldwide campaign on social networks and online forums for the past three weeks in order to keep the actor in the show.

She organised a protest, to be held at the Star Parivaar Live show in Birmingham last month (24), but had to ditch it at the last minute after many fans failed to turn up. Shah was also threatened with police action by the venue's manager if the protest went ahead.

"We were disappointed that no one else turned up. We were also told by the organisers there not to make any trouble otherwise they would call the police. We didn’t want to make Barun sad so we decided to leave the protest out," she said.

Since Shah heard the news of Sobti's exit, she has been calling the Star Plus India offices 20 times daily.

"We are thinking of increasing the calls to 1,500 call a day. I get up at 5am in the morning and I start calling around 10 times before I go to work. I usually don't do this. This is not a normal thing for me."

Shah believes he is being forced out by the makers of the show, although the channel has denied this.

Another fan, who has asked for her name not to be revealed, but who goes by the internet ID of Juicee_Sushie on India Forums website and Twitter, told EE: “I never watched any Indian drama prior to this one. When I watched the first episode after my cousin persuaded me to, I was hooked onto it."

The 40-year-old added: “I nearly burst into tears when I heard Sobti was going to leave.. I’ve spoken to hundreds of people in South Africa, Oman, Dubai, India, and in Canada every day.

“It’s similar to when the boy band Take That split up, there were help lines for fans who were distraught, and speaking to fans, it is on that level."

Raj Baddhan, co-founder of and station manager, Sabras Radio, told EE there were "several rumours" about why Sobti was leaving the show.

"That’s exactly what they are. I have spoken to Barun numerous times and he has confirmed it is due to health reasons as filming schedule can be gruelling.

"Of course, there are angry fans who are upset to see their favourite character leave the show - but it's the actor’s own decision. He wants to spend time with his family and pursue other projects including Bollywood.

"Actors come and go, and I remember the same happened when actors left previous shows on the channel. Star Plus remains India and UK’s number one Asian TV channel. The brand Star Plus is bigger than any character and actor."

Rajan Singh, CEO of Star Europe and USA told EE: “When an actor who is instrumental in a particular soap decides he doesn’t want to be in the soap anymore, then it kind of puts us in a very difficult position.

"We have to then work on a storyline which will close the episode, and that’s what we’re going to be doing.

“There's a lot of talk in the past about replacing him, but we were never going to doing that. You can’t replace the chemistry between two people which have made the soap so great."

New drama Kali, which replaced IPKKND's slot, started last Monday (3).

Picture: Sanaya Irani and Barun Sobti


Question... Everybody knew that Arnav Singh Raizada was going to Die (Had IPKKND Continued) does anybody know which Famous Movie track/idea was being used for this sequence? Not that it matter's now....but any guesses ???

Here is the answer to the question:

An adaptation NOT copying of the Hit Romantic Hollywood movie "IF ONLY" was what was planned by the Team of IPKKND (Barun, Sanaya, Lalit Sir) for its viewers.
The tagline of "If Only" reads..."HE LOVED HER LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW"

Barun Sobti is such a positive friendly and calm human being, says Producer of Main aur Mr Riight

"Barun is such a positive friendly and calm human being. Its unfortunate a few of his fans exude just the opposite of those qualities. I read the kind of things they write on the madmidaas films page and it disheartens me to see the negativity their hearts are filled with for the makers who gave Barun his break into films. We try and keep them contacted to their favorite star- They should appreciate that. And ofcorse we will use him to promote our film- He is the main lead after all. Which film dosent use their Hero to market the film? Any fan that spreads negativity on our page will be blocked on the spot. A movie is made with alot of sweat and blood by the entire crew and it hurts every one associated with the movie to read such things. It will not be tolerated hence forth."

TV shows that have created hysteria in 2012

 Barun Sobti and Sanaya Irani's chemistry on the show is what made Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon popular! Although the storyline did not have much meat, it was Sanaya and Barun's onscreen pairing that had fans going crazy about the two. So much so that when the makers deiced to abruptly end the show on 30th November 2012, they were bombarded by fans to bring the show back by popular demand. Although Sanaya Irani was reportedly unhappy with the abrupt ending, co-star Barun Sobti decided to quit the show to pursue his Bollywood dream. Sanaya and Barun have won the Best Jodi award at several award functions including the People's Choice Awards India, going on to prove that actors can be bigger than their shows.