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From Salman to OprahChoose your anchor: Salman Khan

From Salman to Oprah

Come to think of it, they are the king of entertainment; on TV Talk Show Host Day, we ask city folks to name their favourites23 Oct 2017 | 1:36 AM

AAMIR:Amitabh Bachchan made history when he debuted as a show host of famous Kaun Banega Crorepati back in 2000.

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Mona

Amitabh Bachchan made history when he debuted as a show host of famous Kaun Banega Crorepati back in 2000. Having enjoyed the successful stint as its Season 17 got wrapped up just recently, the megastar’s success made a number of Bollywood stars trying to replicate the success. Currently, it’s Salman Khan picking up TRPs for Bigg Boss Season 11 and a fat pay packet. On TV Talk Show Host Day, we ask tricity folks to play favourites...

When spade is a spade 

Arnab Goswami. Here is a man who can call a spade a spade and is fearless, ferocious when it comes to defending issues close to his heart or attaching anyone taking anti-national stance. He is the man of the hour who can play the impartial media watchdog, one of the important pillars of an effective democracy. – Pankaj Sharma, banker

Aamir, where are you?

Aamir Khan is not seen anymore but the impact he has left by taking up burning issues is unparalleled in the history of Indian television. Satyamev Jayate, somehow achieved the cult status that Ramayana and Mahabharta   enjoyed. And, I am hopeful to have yet another of its season soon. – Tushar Malhi, student BTech

The unparalleled AB  

Mr Bachchan, ofcourse. What Kaun Banega Crorepati did in terms of entertainment and informative knowledge has been superb. And it’s only senior Bachchan who owns the ‘hot’ seat! Season 9 and counting, this show has revolutionised Indian television and its viewer. – Saneha Rajput, teacher

Jimmy is the guy! 

Jimmy Kimmel is my man! He is one host who doesn’t shy from taking up personal/professional issues on his shows and when he got teary eyed talking about his son’s health or Vegas’ shootings, one couldn’t help but feel connected. If entertaining is one, informative two and taking on the issues head on – his style - Jimmy Kimmel Live is all rolled in one! – Vivek Bawa, software professional 

Dear Oprah, you’re the best 

Oprah all the way! I believe the first host who could dare say, ‘Please don’t speak if you are not comfortable’ rather than trying to sensationalise the nondescript issues. The Oprah Winfrey Show humanised the celebs and turned ordinary folks into stars – such was her power of narrative. – Palak Sood, HR employee

Because he is Salman Khan!  

Take my word – Bigg Boss wouldn’t have entered Season 11 had it not been for its weekend host Salman Khan. Bhai has a charisma that makes even the silly fights enjoyable. Have you noticed how a few of the women in the house keep flirting with him... Well, he makes the reality TV real with his sheer presence and keeping viewers entertained – isn’t that a show host’s primary job? – Kanika Saini, homemaker

Marking   city’s presence 

City lad Aparshakti Khurrana is winning applause as he hosts Om Shanti Om and this actor-anchor is upbeat about the newfound appreciation. “Acting and anchoring are two different fields – while the films make your character popular, it is hosting that takes your real name to the viewers,” says Aparshakti who got recognition as a sports anchor. 

While growing up his favourites have been Javed Jaffrey and Shekhar Suman and of course elder brother Ayushmann Khurrana. “Ayushmann, not just because he is my brother but because what he did with his craft is remarkable. And, of course growing up Javed Jaffrey and Shekhar Suman were remarkable!”

Happy that anchors are finely finding their space under the sun, he says, “Gone are the days when acting, anchoring, stand up comedy were merged in one, anchoring has come out of the shadows of its two more famous twins and it’s heartening!”

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Celebrate life

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A cakewalk

A cakewalk

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Words come easy…

Words come easy…

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Mixing politics with pleasureBuzzing Bee

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A twist to tradition

A twist to tradition

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Ditch the mundane lehenga for the upcoming wedding season.

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Writing on the wall

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Wall clocks are timeless decorative elements and are a part of every home, but did you know that something as ordinary as a wall clock can make a stunning décor statement? Their basic design and concept is so simple and versatile that it can be adapted to match any type of décor and any room of the house.

Unscheduled appearance

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Student of the Year, the movie that gave three young talents to Bollywood – Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan, was released on 19th October 2012.

‘Say no point blank’

‘Say no point blank’

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Tisca Chopra was recently asked to share her views on the ongoing #MeToo movement which started trending on social media platforms in the wake of multiple accusations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Salman Khan’s bodyguard, Shera, has landed in some fresh trouble as an FIR has been filed against him at Khar police station in Mumbai.

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When Rita Ora was kicked out…

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Singer Rita Ora says she was once kicked out of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant because she was not dressed appropriately.

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I appeared for the audition and was pleasantly surprised that I was the only choice for the female lead!

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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has revealed that he has read the final episode of the hit fantasy drama series.

Nervous affair

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The upcoming episode of The Drama Company on Sony TV will be a fun episode with Chunky Pandey hosting the show. Joining in would be none other than Bollywood actor Govinda and his wife Sunita Ahuja.

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We are about 9 feet 6 inches away from finding our Richie Trimble—the man who, as mentioned in the Guinness World Record, built the tallest ‘rideable’ bicycle called “Stoopidtaller”, measuring 6.15 m (20 ft 2.5 in) in Los Angeles, California, USA, on December 26, 2013.

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A black-marker drawing of the Empire State Building by US President sold at auction for $16,000.

Take-off mode

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