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Sangeeta Bijlani planning a comeback: Unlike ‘80s and ‘90s, films depict much stronger female parts now

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After starting her career as a model at the age of 15, Sangeeta Bijlani’s passion for acting took her to Bollywood. But the actor decided to take a break and explore other things in life, after last film Jagannath (1996). While offers kept coming, she didn’t want to rush back. Contemplating a comeback now, Bijlani has certain things in mind — the first being strong female parts.

“The depiction of female characters has changed. In ‘80s and ‘90s when I was working, most films lacked strong female roles. But now, apart from the screen time, the presence and aura these new age characters have are amazing… I think this is the right time for a comeback,” she says.

Bijlani also mentions female directors such as Gauri Shinde, Tanuja Chandra, Meghna Gulzar, Zoya Akhtar, doing a fabulous job.

“Their films are captivating. We didn’t have so many female voices before. Male directors like Shriram Raghavanm Imitiaz Ali, Milan Luthria… are also wonderful. What’s also intriguing are the real life flavour in their narratives,” she adds.

Now in the unlock phase, Bijlani, 60, is raring to go back to work. “OTT is another medium that I’ll explore. The kind of content they’re generating and how every role gets an opportunity to flourish is fascinating. I had a few offers from OTT but before we could move ahead, this (the lockdown) happened and two of them didn’t fall through… I would rather wait and do powerful roles than take up anything,” she says.

Ask her about collaborating friend Salman Khan in projects and Bijlani refuses to comment, saying, “That’s a little personal.”

Reacting to the nepotism, favouritism debates in the industry, she says, “This has been discussed so extensively now that it has somewhere gone into the negative space. I wouldn’t like to add to that. I’ve had both pleasant experience and difficult days too. Remember at the end, the choice is always yours.”

But amid all these, Bijlani stresses on the importance of inner peace, and she’s planning to talk about it on a streaming platform.

“My parents taught me how remain happy, calm and positive, which helped me sail through many tides. I feel sometimes with our busy lives we forget about self love and care. That needs to be imbibed again in times like these,” she ends.

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Neighbours updates opening titles after Pierce Greyson recast

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Neighbours is updating its opening titles to reflect the Pierce Greyson recast.

Digital Spy can give an exclusive first look at the new sequence in our video at the top of the page.

This week’s episodes in Australia will see Don Hany make his first appearance as Pierce, after signing up to take over from Tim Robards in the role.

Tim’s last episode as Pierce aired on Australian screens on Monday (October 19).

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The tweaked titles see Don’s version of Pierce spending time outside the local café with his wife Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) and son Hendrix (Benny Turland).

This takes the place of a similar shot from the old titles, which saw Tim’s version of Pierce in the same scenario.

Neighbours fans in Australia will see the new titles later this week, while they air on UK screens in November.

The show announced Pierce’s recast in August after Tim had to bow out earlier than planned.

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Due to changing regulations and travel restrictions in Australia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim finished filming four weeks early and chose to fly back to Sydney to be with his wife ahead of the birth of their first child.

Don will be playing Pierce for a few weeks, finishing off the character’s exit storyline.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).


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Anupama Upcoming Story 20th October 2020 : Kavya attempts to ruin Anupama and Vanraj’s wedding

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Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

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Here, Paritosh, Nandini and Sanjay alert Kavya to stay away from Anupama and Vanraj. Kavya says wedding is incomplete without bride crying and her vidai. Leela and others agree. Vanraj thinks why Kavya is behaving weird. Kavya performs a dance on ‘ye galiayn ye chaubara’ song. Anupmaa and others join her.

Later, Anupama’s mother cries. Anupama goes to console her. There, Vanraj apologize to Kavya. Kavya asks Vanraj not to say sorry. Other side, Anupama’s mother says to Anupama she has bear a lot at Shah’s house. Anupma says no and explains Vanraj gave her much happiness. Ahead, Hasmukh and Leela plan for Vanraj and Anupama’s ‘griah pravesh’. Kavya stands at Anupama’s side. Hamukh asks why she us standing at brides side. Kavya says half function she has performed from groom’s side now half she will perform from bride side.

Kavya stands behind Anupama and Vanraj. She loses the tie of Anupama and Vanraj and smirks. Anupama prays to God and says she again stepping inside the house so bless her. She enters the house. Kavya stops Vanraj. Everyone stands shocked seeing Anupama and Vanraj gathbandhan has been loosen. Anupama gets shocked. Kavya says to Vanraj he can only tie the gathbandhan with her. Vanraj stands shocked too. (Episode ends)

Precap: Anupama spots Vanraj with Kavya.

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 21st October 2020 Written Update: Kaira pacifies Kairav

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