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Pia Bajpai, Rasika Duggal, Mishti Chakraborty, Anuritta Jha, Georgia Adriani, Aditi Gautam, Vipin Sharma, Hunar Gandhi, Karan Mehra, Tina Philip, Ritu Chauhan, Eleana Fernandes, Sanjay Gagnani attended Expandables Awards 2019



After the grand success for two consecutive years of Expandables Awards, the third edition held on Sunday night i.e. March 24th, 2019 at Cinepolis, Andheri West to felicitate the unsung heroes of entertainment and other prominent fields of media.

Bollywood celebrities like Rasika Duggal, Vipin Sharma, Bidita Bag, Elena Fernandez, Pia Bajpai, Anuritta Jha, Aditi Gautam, Woodpecker Movies producer Kiran Bhatia, Mishti Chakraborty, Vijay Varma, Georgia Adriani amongst many other graced the award show.

Popular television personalities also attended the show among which Sanjay Gagnani, Hunar Gandhi, Ritu Chauhan, Tina Philip and Karan Mehra extended their support to the initiative.

The awards witnessed more than 30 main categories and the winners were chosen purely on the basis of jury’s decision. The event had interesting segments to raise the entertainment quotient like previous years.

From dance to mimicry, people from the media fraternity showcase their hidden talents and kept the audience glued to their seats.

UFO Digital Cinema was the title sponsor of this edition while it was co-powered by a prestigious OTT platform Filmeraa. Other sponsors included Orange Media amongst many other well-known brands.

Elated Ritesh Srivastava, the Founder of the awards, says, “We are in the third year of Expandables Awards this year and it couldn’t be better. I am extremely happy about the response and immense support of the entire media and film fraternity. It’s a great platform for all of us especially in a day and time when it is the only award show for the Indian media.”


Rising Journalist Of Entertainment (Male) – Shilajit From New Indian Express

Rising Journalist Of Entertainment (Female) – Karishma Shetty From Pinkvilla

Best Journalist (Wire) – Justin Rao From PTI

Best Trade Analyst – Komal Nahta

Best Video Journalist – Avinash Londhe From News 18 And Naresh From Zee News

Best Electronic Journalist (Bollywood) – Prashant Sishodiya From NDTV

Best Electronic Journalist (TV) – Sana Farzeen From Indian Express

Best Social Media Influencer – Faridoon Shahryar from Bollywood Hungama

Best Photo Journalist – Manav Manglani

Best Youtube Channel – India Forums

Best Film Critic – Taran Adarsh

Best PR Agency – Parag Desai, Universal PR

Best Digital Agency – HIFI Digital

Lifetime Achievement Award – Bharti Dubey

Best Hindi Website Reporter – Shreya Dubey PinkVilla Hindi Rush

Best Journalist Print – Rachna Dubey

Best Journalist Digital – Komal RJ Panchal From Indian Express

Best Hindi Journalist – Rekha Khan From NBT

Best Bollywood Instagrammer – Viral Bhayani

Best Tv Celeb Journalist – Pooja Nawathe From India News

Lifestyle Blogger – Miss Malini

Best Website – Huffington Post – Ankur Pathak Huffington Post

Best PR – Mandvi From Treeshul Media

Best Media Friendly Actor – Vicky Kaushal

Best Media Friendly Actor Female – Sonam Kapoor

Best Political Journalist – Faizan Khan

Best RJ – RJ Abhi from Jaipur

Best Sports Journalist – Ankur Tyagi

Best Crime Journalist – Siddhant

Best Distribution Agency – UFO

Hospitality Partner – Cinepolis

Expandables Awards, founded in 2017 is the only award solely dedicated to the personalities from media fraternity. The last two years had seen immense support from popular actors from TV and film fraternity, who attended the awards such as Pankaj Tripathi, Ankita Lokhande, Pooja Chopra, Deepika Singh, Upen Patel, Archana Kocchar, Salman Khan’s security in-charge Shera among many more.

Besides this, actors like Varun Dhawan, Kartik Aaryan, Malaika Arora, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Daisy Shah, Yami Gautam also extended their support and congratulated the awards by recording a personal video wishing Expandables Awards a huge success.



No idle play on the set of Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna



Not every set sees across hierarchy gelling off camera. But if you go on the set of Dipti Kalwani’s Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna you will see the cast is engrossed in a game of chess. Actress Tina Philip who is playing the role of Ishani Vyas says,” We have a great team of actors and on and off the camera we are having a great time. If someone comes to our set they can see it during the off period. Parikshit Sahni, Ayub Khan, Zain Imam we all play the game of chess on the set. I share an extremely warm vibe with Parikshit Sahni. He calls me My English Lady off camera. Since my childhood I used to play chess and whenever I used to get some time I used to go to Carter road in Mumbai where one can see the live size chess board in the form of a table. In fact, the cast of Sarvagun Sampanna is extremely creative and positive. There is not a single dull moment on the set.”

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Gym; A place to work out or meet new people?



From meetings friends to having affairs and even finding your one true love, the gym has become quite a hotspot for a myriad of activities today. Here is what our TV think about this trend.

Sumit Kaul:

I have always seen the gym as a place to exercise. Its possible others may use it for other purposes, but I personally feel every activity needs an ambience and gym provides a good ambience to work out. My interaction in the gym is mostly with my trainer. I maintain a cordial relationship with everyone else. Having said that, I can imagine that some others may use the gym for networking or making friends. To each his own, but I think it’s a waste of time, money and space if you do anything other than working out at the gym.

Ramman Handa: 

Fitness is something that has become a passion for people nowadays and acting as a profession has fitness as a basic requirement. So, gym business has become very advanced and the infrastructure for the gym involves a very hep environment. Certainly, along with the fitness regime, people do network and modern gyms with good interiors give them a place to chill as well. And there’s no harm in meeting as many people as you can irrespective of the place where you meet them. I workout in my building gym only and certainly I have got to know so many people residing in my building through the gym. Also, this has helped me to expand my business. My WhatsApp has a gym friends group and at times we all party and plan our workouts together.

Asmita Sood:

Although I have heard about such incidents from my friends, I myself don’t entertain any “friendly” advances from anyone in the gym. I barely get 15 days in a month to work out due to my hectic work schedules thus I prefer devoting my energy sincerely to my body and not chit-chatting. I talk only to my trainer and I guess that is enough!


Shubhaavi Choksey:

 I honestly don’t have any views or options about this topic as it is none of my business what someone else wants to do or is doing. It is their life and their prerogative. As for me, I workout alone in my gym due to my timings and before the gym was in our building, I would only go there with my husband.

Bhanujeet Sudan Singh:

For me, a gym is a place where I go to work out and I do that for almost 2 and a half hours. When I workout, I don’t even realise who is next to me, I just need my machines and empty space. I don’t need any company. But I have seen that people start connecting and talking and at times, they come to me and start talking as well, while I am working out, which I find really irritating. I have seen girls and boys meeting and asking each other out at the gym. I don’t think it’s a big thing just as earlier people used to meet at parties and have affairs, now it happens at gyms too.

Nishant Malkani:

Any place of gathering where women and men come together, there’s always wandering eyes and search for the right partner. Everyone in today’s time is in search of the right partner, a gym is a place where a lot of good looking people come together. They are excited and have a lot of adrenaline rushing through them. It’s a place where people meet and if they hit it off, there might be no looking back. But this could happen at any place, be it a club or at a house party. Though, off late people actually, take gym memberships on the basis of the kind of crowd that comes there.


Sahil Anand:

You cannot blame just the gym, networking and meeting people happens everywhere. It can be a workplace or a party anywhere. I don’t network much with people because I know if I will bond, I won’t be able to work out.

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Karan Deol pens a poem for his dad Sunny Deol on Father’s Day



Karan Deol pens a poem for his dad Sunny Deol on Father’s Day

On Father’s Day, many celebrities are posting sweet messages for their fathers. Actor Karan Deol who is making his debut with Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas directed by his father Sunny Deol not only shared a sweet throwback picture but also wrote a poem for his dad.

Many people look up at superheroes,
Mine is my dad.

From seeing you push on from your ups and down,
You always managed to turn things around,
Looking at you turned my frown upside down.

A single word won’t do justice to what you mean to me,
But from here on now I’m not that kid anymore I’ve got you’re back indefinitely.
I owe my life to you cause without you I would never have had anything,
My ray of sunshine through everything.
Cause no matter how big the problem you never gave up,
And always came out of it with your head up.

I don’t think there ever will be anyone as tough,
Dad because of you I’m a fighter and I promise you I’ll never give up. #HappyFathersDay @iamsunnydeol

Karan wrote on his Instagram.

This morning, Sunny Deol too posted a picture with dad Dharmendra on Instagram. ‘My Life, My Happiness, My Strength ‘, he captioned the picture of him and Dharam ji.

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