Apna Bazaar confirm launch

Asian TV’s answer to QVC, Apna Bazaar, is ready for launch on Monday. The new channel will specialise in Asian shopping shows. It will launch on Sky Digital channel 829 this Monday.

Sony has big plans for SET Max

Sony’s SET Max channel is getting ready for a big launch later this year. As previously reported on Biz Asia, the movie channel is currently running test transmissions on Sky channel 826. The latest we hear is that the channel is currently finalising encryption plans. Could be that SET Max will be encrypting on Sky Digital in the next few days…

Simran to go blind in Astitva Ek Prem Kahani

Dr Simran (Nikki Aneja Walia) of Astitva ? Ek Prem Kahaani went through various trials and tribulations in her life and relationships, only to emerge stronger. But the tragedy she confronts now leaves her totally shattered. In a major highpoint in the Zee daily, main protagonist Dr Simran loses her eyesight.

The world around her comes crashing down because she also loses adopted daughter Aastha (Yuvika Chaudhary) in the tragedy.

Though producer-director Ajai Sinha is reluctant to divulge the details of this dark twist to the saga, he confirms that Dr Simran will be blinded. ?It is the most telling time in Simran?s life. It?s not only the loss of her daughter, Yuvika that she mourns, but also her condition.? (From Mid-Day)