Amar Upadhyay returns to TV with 'Welcome....'

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Amar Upadhyay, last seen in fifth season of "Bigg Boss", is returning to the small screen with new reality show "Welcome: Baazi Mehmaan Naawazi Ki".

According to sources, the actor will put his culinary skills on test in "Welcome: Baazi Mehmaan Naawazi Ki", which is the Indian version of British show "Come Dine With Me". Ram Kapoor will host it.

The show, which goes on air Jan 21 on Life Ok, features popular celebrities from TV and tests their hosting, entertainment and culinary skills.

Amar rose to fame as Mihir with popular show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi". Later he quit TV to try his luck in filmdom and worked in films like "13B" and "LOC Kargil".


Andres Iniesta's humility bowls over Indian director

Andres Iniesta is among the world's top footballers, but the Spanish player's down to earth nature and humility swept director Harish Sharma, who did a calendar shoot with him, off his feet.

Sharma flew to Spain for the calendar shoot with Iniesta and model-actress Claudia Ciesla.

"The man is simply down to earth! Keeping his stature in your mind, you would expect him to travel with bodyguards and bouncers, but it wasn't like that. He was alone when he came to greet us," Sharma said in a statement.

"Initially, we were given a particular time span for the shoot, but we had extend the schedule and Iniesta didn't throw any star tantrums," he added Sharma who made his Bollywood debut as a director with "2 Nights In Soul Valley".

He is now working on films like "Inside Kasab" and "London to Ladakh".


Salman rules social media

If superstar Salman Khan is ruling the box office, he is equally popular on the social-networking websites too and this has helped him win a special honour at this year's Zee Cine Awards.

The channel roped in experts at Asterii Analytics to find out, which star has the biggest fan following on mediums like Facebook and Twitter.

The research showed that Salman had 7,408,859 fans on Facebook, 3,188,226 followers on Twitter, 60,567 videos on YouTube.

Apart from that his Twitter fan clubs have 577,919 followers and Facebook fan clubs have 757,057, while Google+ recorded 2,774.

"We used sophisticated web analysis tools to scan millions of pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Blogs and online forums to quantify the total volume of buzz and conversations on our cine stars. A specially designed four phase methodology was used," said a source from Asterii Analytics.

The process threw top three candidates Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. "And the winner was Salman Khan with a consistently high score on each of the mediums that was scanned," added he source.

The awards will be aired Jan 20 on Zee TV.


Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.