Twelve beautiful Indian television actresses are adorning a financial
calendar shot by Marinating Films, Mumbai. It is first of its kind financial
calender shot with Television beauties and has them donning a new avatar! Tell
Buzz is offering you an exclusive sneak preview into the calendar and revealing
your favourite star's look.
Twelve stunning beauties who have made it to the calender are Ankita
Lokhande , Pooja Gor, Juhi Parmar, Sukirti Kandpal, Giaa Manek, Shweta Tiwari, Shweta Salve, Divyanka Tripathy, Sara Khan, Mouni Roy, Anita
Hassanandani, Hina Khan and Barkha Bisht Sengupta.
We spoke to Sunny Arora, Director of Marinating films, who feels that TV
actresses have a more dedicated fan following than the various models who
feature in a plethora of calendars - " TV actresses who have featured in
the calender are household names and it is rather shocking that such an
initiative has not been taken up before"
He also mentioned that he was surpised to not to find a list of top Tv
stars on internet - ' We wanted to zero in on the stars and were shocked to not
to find any list. We turned to our journalist friends and TRP's for guidance.
Keeping all this in mind we chose the names. Also, the actresses we have
selected are very stylish, which was mandatory for the calendar'
Tellybuzz got in touch with few of the stars who were associated with the
project and their enthusiasm was palpable. Divyanka Tripathi of 'Banoo Main
Teri Dulhan' feels that the experience was surreal- "Shooting with Marinating
Films was a very comfortable experience. I had certain reservations about going
all glamorous , but it was handled really well."
We quizzed her about naming three men se would love to see on a similar TV
All Male calendar - " Ronit Roy , Gurmeet Chowdhary and Apoorva Agnihotri"
and we also asked her to compose her own beauty ad and she replied - "
Presenting to you the epitome of womanhood that means divine soul. Candidates
interested in knowing more about this diva , get in touch with India
Sukirti Kandpal of 'Pyar Ki Yeh Ek Kahani' feels that her shoot made her
see herself in a new light- " I love the way they have highlighted my hair
and the forest background does justice to it. It is just a completely new
look'. When she was asked about one trait that defines her inner beauty she
replied -" I'm brutally honest. Even if I may an effort to lie , my eyes
belie my futile effort.' Her response to
what would your beauty ad be , she promptly replied - " 100% natural - Be it
face or hair"
Giaa Manek of 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya' felt that all the girls included in
the show broke free from their regular mold and donned a different avatar
-" Everyone looked glamourous and beautiful. I do think that Hina Khan's
pictures have come out beautifully."
On further questioning she revealed that it was the first time she flirted
with a red lipper -' I have a very innocent face and was not sure if I could
carry a red lipstick. But once my lips were pianted red, I surprised myself. I
feel I can now certainly endorse a lip stick brand"
Barkha Bisht of 'Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi' who has just returned post
delivering her baby feels that she had her reservations but then the crew put
her at ease - " I was circumspect about wearing an outfit that revealed my
back. I delivered my baby just a few months back and was not sure if I was in
my best shape. But, the pictures have come out really well". She feels
that she can certainly endorse a body bronzer and it makes her look exotic
-" If I have to compose a beauty ad for myself I would say a young 32 years
old , exotic beauty who will take your breath away"
Anita Hassanandani of 'Kavyanjali' feels the entire concept of the calendar
is very bold - "It was very exciting to be a part of such an experience. The
concept was very bold and totally different from the 'Saas Bahu' norm."
She feels all the effort that she has put in tone herself has paid off - "I had
to shoot some really bold pictures with a drenched pallu. I'm glad that all the
effort I put in to shed the weight shows in the pictures."
Pooja Gor of 'Pratigya' feels that her entire look has stood out for
her-" I can not really pin point a feature of mine that has stood out in
the pictures , but the entire layout looks so different and it is a pleasant
surprise". She adds that she was surprised to not to see Kritika Kamra in
the list -" I was surprised that Kritika Kamra was not part of the shoot.
She is a beautiful girl". Her one trait that defines her inner beauty is
her ability to call 'Spade a Spade' -" My attitude is my biggest strength.
I'm upright and straighforward and dont mind speaking my mind out"
Calendar will be unveiled tonight at
9:30 pm at Sheesha Lounge, Juhu.
Reporter and Author - Medha Parashar