You have seen them in tear-jerking, saree-clad and completely caked look. Now, you will see your favourite TV stars in an unexpected avatar. Balaji Telefilms, Marinating Films and SBUYS.in have shot for a calendar titled ‘Telly Calendar 2016’ in the exotic locales of Taiwan. It is in its fifth edition, and the TV divas were seen in a sizzling avatar in it.
The calendar features Additi Gupta, Anita Hassanandani, Pooja Gor, Tina Datta, Sukirti Kandpal, Sara Khan, Srishty Rode, Barkha Bisht, Sayantani Ghosh, Vrushika Mehta, Surbhi Jyoti, Nia Sharma, and Rubina Dilaik.
Shefali Seth, director of Sbuys.in, the title sponsor for the calendar opined:
“SBUYS TELLY CALENDAR 2016 is an awesome blend of beautiful Indian TV divas in gorgeous SBUYS looks at the exotic locales of Taiwan.”
Sunny Arora, director of Marinating Films added:
“We had a different vision for the calendar this time and the locations, clothes and the jewellery helped us achieve just that.”
Arthur Hsieh, director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Singapore office, shared:
“The telly stars of India are hugely followed and revered and their presence in Taiwan was the perfect way to showcase Taiwan as a historic, cultural and glamorous destination ideal for the entire Indian family.”
And, we are sure you will be surprised in seeing these leading ladies in a completely different getup. Here, have a look at these gorgeous ladies in their calendar looks as well as the promotional launch event.
#1. Additi Gupta
She was seen in the Star Plus show, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil as Heer. And, her role required her to wear heavy sarees, loud makeup, and she was always seen crying or shedding tears. Her look in the calender is oh-so-stunning! Her denim jumpsuit, statement jewellery, maroon cape and high boots complemented her perfectly in the calendar.
#2. Anita Hassanandani
Her show Kavyanjali, which aired on Star Plus made her quite popular. Currently, she is seen as Shagun in another Star Plus series Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. She has been seen mostly in sarees, and her characters require her to be over-the-top bitchy, plotting to kill and take revenge and what-not. In the calendar, she was seen in frayed denim shorts, a long white shirt, cute printed slip-on shoes, and chunky silver jewellery.
#3. Pooja Gor
Pooja was made famous with the serial Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya, which aired on Star Plus. She was seen in the titular role of Pratigya, where she could be seen fighting against injustice towards women. She wore heavy sarees and although her character did not cry much, her makeup was one thing that was always to the point. The calendar featured her in a blue floral print dress, sneakers, round sunglasses, and statement jewellery added just the right amount of oomph to her look.
#4. Tina Datta
Ichcha of Colors TV show Uttaran, Tina has always been shown letting down her guard and crying in her serial. So, her look in the Telly Calendar is something of a pleasant surprise for us. Her one-shoulder dress with a big belt, printed stockings, and nude pumps in the calendar suit her completely.
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#5. Sukirti Kandpal
She got famous after playing the role of Dr. Riddhima in Star One’s famous show Dill Mill Gayye. While she has mostly stayed away from playing the typical bahu on the Indian television, her characters do require her to always wear heavy makeup. The calendar saw her in a green maxi dress, cool necklaces, nude makeup, a multi-stranded waistbelt, and her trademark curls swept in a side-braid.
#6. Sara Khan
Sara Khan aka Sadhana of Star Plus’s popular show Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai was an instant hit with her audiences. She was the typical bahu, behen, and wife. Her constant affection for her on-screen family and her typical “tyaag dena” attitude for them made her the ideal choice for all mothers-in-law. The calendar saw her in a completely different look. Her checked mini shirt dress, cowboy hat, beaded neck-piece, and heeled boots made her a complete diva.
#7. Srishty Rode
She was the feisty, small-town girl Manjari in Star One’s Yeh Ishq Haaye. She was also the crying, husband-heckled wife Sarita in Punar Vivah – Ek Nayi Umeed. Her sarees, makeup and over-the-top emotions were too much to handle. But, her shoot for the calendar saw her in a grey melange sheath dress, high black boots, a cuff bracelet, and a simple neck-piece.
#8. Barkha Bisht
She played the lead role in Star Plus’s show Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam with her husband Indraneil Sengupta. They played the typical roles of lovers who initially hated each other, and then eventually fell in love. The middle-class girl with traditional values, who always wears Indian clothes, and loves to obey her parents. Currently, she is seen as Anjani in the mythological drama aired on Sony TV, Hanuman. For the calendar shoot, she was given a gothic avatar- a midriff baring crop top, midi flared skirt, a cape with embellishments on the shoulders, silver jewellery, and red stilettoes.
#9. Sayantani Ghosh
Sayantani Ghosh made an unusual debut with Zee TV’s show Naaginn. She played the role of an ichchhadhari naagin (a female snake who can change form at will) named Amrita. The main plot was to take revenge from the family who wreaked havoc in her life. So, her look was mostly with dark makeup, long bindis and glittery sarees. The telly calendar played with her look, and her dusky looks were further accentuated with a dark shade of lipstick, a formal black dress and a white coat. The entire look was complemented with T-strap pumps.
#10. Vrushika Mehta
You have seen her killer dance moves in Channel V’s show Dil Dosti Dance, and presently she is seen as Kaira in Zee TV’s popular show Satrangi Sasural. She is the bahu with all the problems in her life; black magic is giving her problems, her mothers-in-law do not like her, and her husband is out to kill her. While she was seen in western clothes on-screen, the calendar saw her look smoking hot! Her dance moves in mini shorts, a blue coat and a black sports bra complete with sneakers and socks made her look like a total stunner.
#11. Surbhi Jyoti
Surbhi started out as Zoya in Zee TV’s Qubool Hai, and is still seen in the same show, playing the role of her own daughter and then the daughter of her daughter. Phew! While she can be seen romancing several hot men on the show, her on-screen avatar shows her in traditional ethnic suits. A black checked long shirt, shorts, a chunky necklace, and a cuff bracelet completed her look. What caught our attention were the white boots she was wearing. We think they are super-cool!
#12. Rubina Dilaik
Rubina was the ultimate bahu of the Indian television series. Her portrayal of Radhika in Zee TV’s Chotti Bahu where she is an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna got her an extremely big fan following. Although her makeup and clothing was kept light in the show, her emotional scenes and rona-dhona made up for her lack of heavy makeup. Her ripped jeans, crop top with a multi-stranded waistbelt, and mid-length boots with nude makeup in the calendar complemented her perfectly.
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#13. Nia Sharma
The audiences loved her as Maanvi in Star Plus’s show, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, and currently she is seen in Zee TV’s popular show, Jamai Raja. She is the ideal beti who loves her mother, the ideal bahu who is adored by her in-laws, and the ideal patni who loves her husband a lot. Her long flowy suits, embellished sarees, and heavy makeup all make her the ideal package of the perfect telly world bahu. Her telly calendar look will surely leave her fans speechless. Her look was inspired by a school-going girl. A top with a knee-length skirt, cat-eye sunglasses, open hair, white sneakers and long stockings! Wow, we sure loved it. The handheld bag also looked cool.
Well, we are sure these hot avatars of our telly world’s bahus have left you totally stunned. What do you think of the look of favourite TV actress? Do let us know in the comments section below.