Balaji Telefilms

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Balaji Telefilms
Public
Traded as BSE532382
NSEBALAJITELE
BSE SENSEX Constituent
CNX Nifty Constituent
Industry Entertainment
Genre Entertainment
Founded 1994
Founder Jeetendra
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area served
India
Key people
Shobha Kapoor (MD)
Ekta Kapoor (Joint MD)
Products Television series
Movie production
Web series
Revenue Increase 433.18 crore (US$60 million) (2018)[1]
Increase 416.59 crore (US$58 million) (2018)[1]
Increase 46.72 crore (US$6.5 million) (2018) (PBT)[1]
Total assets Increase 949 crore (US$130 million) (2018)[1]
Divisions 3
Subsidiaries
Website www.balajitelefilms.com

Balaji Telefilms is an Indian company which produces Indian soap operas, reality TV, comedy, game shows, entertainment and factual programming in several Indian languages.

Balaji Telefilms is promoted by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor and is a public company listed at Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. Its work includes, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,[2][3][4][5][6] Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kahiin to Hoga, Kkusum, Kutumb, Kayamath, Kasamh Se, Tere Liye, Pavitra Rishta,[7][8][9] Bade Achhe Lagte Hain,[10][11][12] Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar,[13] Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi, Pavitra Bandhan', Yeh Hai Mohabbatein,[14][15][16] Kumkum Bhagya,[17][18] Naagin, Brahmarakshas, Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki, Chandra Nandni,[19][20] Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil and Kundali Bhagya.[21][22][23]

History[edit]

The company registered as 'Balaji Telefilms Private Limited' on 11 November 1994 , at Mumbai with the objective of making serials and other entertainment content by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. Balaji has specialised in formatted programming that can be adapted for languages around the nation as well as abroad. One notable success Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Other examples include Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kahiin to Hoga, Kkusum, Kutumb, Kohi Apna Sa, Kasamh Se, Pavitra Rishta, Parichay, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein (dubbed and produced in languages across India), Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Jodha Akbar, Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya, Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki, Kya Hua Tera Vaada. In recent years the company has been expanding its reality show output with shows such as titles such as Box Cricket League on Sony TV.

Balaji was incorporated as a public limited company on 29 February 2000, and its name was changed to 'Balaji Telefilms Ltd' on 19 April 2000.[24] The company made public issue of 28,00,000 equity shares of 10 each at a premium of 120 aggregating 36.40 crore. The issue included a book built portion of 25,20,000 equity shares and a fixed price portion of 2,80,000 equity shares.[24] In the same year, Nine Network Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nine Broadcasting India Pvt. Ltd., merged with Balaji Telefilms Ltd.[24] During 2000-04 the stock market capitalization grew sixteenfold to 571 crore when Star India acquired a 21% stake in the business.

Balaji Telefilms had a partnership with White Leaf Productions from 1997 to 2006.

In 2007, the company incorporated the wholly owned subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures which creates Bollywood movies. In 2010, the company incorporated the ALT Entertainment Limited a banner to produce and concentrate on niche and youth subjects in films and television.

In 2012, the company incorporated BOLT Media Limited, another wholly owned subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms, which has produced the shows Love By Chance, Yeh Jawani Ta Ra Ri Ri and Dharmakshetra and has created and produced advertisements.

In November 2014, its wholly owned subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures tied up a deal with B4U, a Bollywood film production company to co-produce Bollywood films.

In 2014, the company and Ekta Kapoor were subject to protests in Jaipur led by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS), a Hindutva group. These occurred because of perceived communal slights in the Jodha Akbar television series.[25][26] In 2015 the banner produced a finite series, Naagin, which became the most viewed show on Indian television since its inception. The show was so popular that it won numerous awards and returned for its second season, which was also a very big hit. The production company was scheduled to launch the show's third season on 2 June 2018.[27][28][29][30]

In 2017 Reliance Industries acquired a 25% stake in Balaji Telefilms for Rs413 crore. The deal gave RIL access to Balaji Telefilms’ content for use by telecom unit Reliance Jio.[31]

Current productions[edit]

Title Genre Network First aired Last aired Cast Episodes
(As of 26 August 2018)
Language Ref(s)
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein Drama Star Plus 3 December 2013 (2013-12-03) Present Divyanka Tripathi
Karan Patel
Ruhanika Dhawan
1568 Hindi [15][16][14]
Kumkum Bhagya Drama Zee TV 15 April 2014 (2014-04-15) Present Shabbir Ahluwalia
Sriti Jha
Mishal Raheja
1191 Hindi [17][18]
Kundali Bhagya Drama Zee TV 12 July 2017 (2017-07-12) Present Shraddha Arya
Dheeraj Dhoopar
Manit Joura
310 Hindi [21][22][23]
Naagin (season 3) Fantasy Colors 2 June 2018 Present Surbhi Jyoti
Anita Hassanandani
Pearl V Puri
Karishma Tanna
Rajat Tokas
27 Hindi [32][33]
Dil Hi Toh Hai Family
Drama
Sony TV 18 June 2018 Present Karan Kundra
Yogita Bihani
60 Hindi [34][35]
Qayamat Ki Raat Horror/
Thriller
Star Plus 23 June 2018 Present Karishma Tanna
Vivek Dahiya
Saurish Singh Athwal
26 Hindi [36]
Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 Drama Star Plus 25 September 2018 Upcoming Erica Fernandes
Parth Samthaan
Hina Khan
N/A Hindi [37][38][39]

Past productions[edit]

National[edit]

Year Title Network Genre First aired Last aired Episodes Language Ref(s)
1995 Padosan DD Metro Drama N/A N/A N/A Hindi
Captain House Horror N/A N/A N/A Hindi
Mano Ya Na Mano Zee TV Thriller N/A N/A 68 Hindi
1995–1997 Hum Paanch (season 1) Sitcom N/A N/A 261 Hindi
1999 Bandhan DD Metro Drama N/A N/A N/A Hindi
Kanyadaan Sony Entertainment Television Drama N/A N/A N/A Hindi
2000 Itihaas DD National Thriller N/A N/A N/A Hindi
Kaun Horror N/A N/A N/A Hindi
Kasam Drama N/A N/A N/A Hindi
Kashti Zee TV Drama N/A N/A N/A Hindi
Kavita Metro Gold Drama N/A N/A N/A Hindi
2000–2001 Kundali Drama 14 September 2000 (2000-09-14) 7 September 2001 (2001-09-07) 52 Hindi
2000-2002 Koshish... Ek Aasha Zee TV Drama February 2000 (2000-02) April 2002 (2002-04) 117 Hindi
Ghar Ek Mandir Sony Entertainment Television Drama 24 April 2000 (2000-04-24) 23 March 2002 (2002-03-23) 360 Hindi
2000–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Star Plus Drama 3 July 2000 (2000-07-03) 6 November 2008 (2008-11-06) 1833 Hindi [40][41][42]
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Drama 16 October 2000 (2000-10-16) 9 October 2008 (2008-10-09) 1661 Hindi [43]
2001 Kitne Kool Hai Hum Zee TV Comedy 12 March 2001 (2001-03-12) N/A N/A Hindi
Kuch Khona Hai Kuch Pana Hai DD Metro Drama N/A N/A N/A Hindi
Kaleerein Drama 19 March 2001 (2001-03-19) N/A N/A Hindi
Karam SAB TV Drama 16 January 2001 (2001-01-16) N/A N/A Hindi
2001–2002 Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii Star Plus Drama 19 February 2001 (2001-02-19) 14 November 2002 (2002-11-14) 223 Hindi
2001–2005 Kkusum Sony Entertainment Television Drama 2 May 2001 (2001-05-02) 30 November 2005 (2005-11-30) 1001 Hindi [44]
2001–2003 Kohi Apna Sa Zee TV Drama 15 October 2001 (2001-10-15) 15 January 2003 (2003-01-15) 312 Hindi
Kalash Star Plus Drama 20 October 2001 (2001-10-20) N/A N/A Hindi
Kutumb Sony Entertainment Television Drama 29 October 2001 (2001-10-29) 7 February 2003 (2003-02-07) 251 Hindi
2001–2004 Kaahin Kissii Roz Star Plus Thriller 23 April 2001 (2001-04-23) 23 September 2004 (2004-09-23) 714 Hindi
2001–2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Drama 29 October 2001 (2001-10-29) 28 February 2008 (2008-02-28) 1423 Hindi [45][46][47][48]
2002 Hum Paanch (season 2) Zee TV Sitcom N/A N/A 42 Hindi
2002–2004 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Sony Entertainment Television Thriller 1 August 2002 (2002-08-01) 14 April 2004 (2004-04-14) 252 Hindi
2002–2003 Kuchh Jhuki Palkain Drama 29 April 2002 (2002-04-29) 8 January 2003 (2003-01-08) 147 Hindi
Kammal Zee TV Drama 1 July 2002 (2002-07-01) 20 March 2003 (2003-03-20) 152 Hindi
Kahi To Milenge Sahara One Drama 11 November 2002 (2002-11-11) 23 October 2003 (2003-10-23) 240 Hindi
2003 Kahani Terrii Merrii Sony Entertainment Television Drama 21 January 2003 (2003-01-21) N/A N/A Hindi
Kayaamat DD National Drama N/A N/A 156 Hindi
2003–2007 Kahiin to Hoga Star Plus Drama 8 September 2003 (2003-09-08) 16 February 2007 (2007-02-16) 799 Hindi
2003-2005 Kkoi Dil Mein Hai Sony Entertainment Television Drama 21 December 2003 (2003-12-21) 24 February 2005 (2005-02-24) 260 Hindi
2004 Kaarthika Hungama TV Teen drama 27 September 2004 (2004-09-27) 23 December 2004 (2004-12-23) 52 Hindi
Kosmic Chat Zoom Talk show N/A N/A N/A Hindi
Kalki Star Plus Drama 27 August 2004 (2004-08-27) 17 December 2004 (2004-12-17) 16 Hindi
2004–2005 Karma Superhero 27 August 2004 (2004-08-27) 11 February 2005 (2005-02-11) 26 Hindi
Kyaa Kahein Zoom Drama 17 September 2004 (2004-09-17) N/A N/A Hindi
Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi MTV India Drama 25 October 2004 (2004-10-25) 18 May 2005 (2005-05-18) 107 Hindi [49][50]
Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko Sony Entertainment Television Drama 11 March 2004 (2004-03-11) 24 April 2005 (2005-04-24) 165 Hindi
2004–2006 K. Street Pali Hill Star Plus Thriller 27 September 2004 (2004-09-27) 12 October 2006 (2006-10-12) 428 Hindi
2004–2007 Kesar Star Plus Drama 19 April 2004 (2004-04-19) 31 May 2007 (2007-05-31) 650 Hindi
2005-2006 Hum Paanch Tadka Mar Ke Zee TV Sitcom 5 November 2005 (2005-11-05) 22 April 2006 (2006-04-22) 42 Hindi
Kkavyanjali Star Plus Drama 25 January 2005 (2005-01-25) 28 August 2006 (2006-08-28) 345 Hindi
Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai Sony Entertainment Television Drama 29 March 2005 (2005-03-29) 5 October 2006 (2006-10-05) 331 Hindi
2006 Kandy Floss Sony Entertainment Television Drama 10 March 2006 (2006-03-10) N/A N/A Hindi [51][52][53]
2006–2007 Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa STAR One Drama 20 March 2006 (2006-03-20) 18 January 2007 (2007-01-18) 176 Hindi
Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan Star Plus Drama 20 August 2006 (2006-08-20) 2 September 2007 (2007-09-02) 100 Hindi
2006–2009 Kasamh Se Zee TV Drama 16 January 2006 (2006-01-16) 12 March 2009 (2009-03-12) 742 Hindi
Karam Apnaa Apnaa Star Plus Drama 29 August 2006 (2006-08-29) 27 March 2009 (2009-03-27) 603 Hindi
2007–2008 Kahe Naa Kahe 9X Drama 12 November 2007 (2007-11-12) 5 July 2008 (2008-07-05) 150 Hindi
Khwaish Sony Entertainment Television Drama 16 July 2007 (2007-07-16) 24 April 2008 (2008-04-24) 163 Hindi
Kuchh Is Tara Drama 26 November 2007 (2007-11-26) 28 August 2008 (2008-08-28) 160 Hindi
2007–2009 Kayamath Star Plus Drama 19 February 2007 (2007-02-19) 12 March 2009 (2009-03-12) 411 Hindi
Kasturi Drama 23 April 2007 (2007-04-23) 31 March 2009 (2009-03-31) 350 Hindi
Kya Dill Mein Hai 9X Drama 1 December 2007 (2007-12-01) 8 November 2008 (2008-11-08) 98 Hindi
2008 Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket 9X Reality TV 6 July 2008 (2008-07-06) 28 December 2008 (2008-12-28) 26 Hindi
Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Mythology 7 July 2008 (2008-07-07) 6 November 2008 (2008-11-06) 75 Hindi
Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar Sony Entertainment Television Dance
Reality
9 July 2008 (2008-07-09) 21 August 2008 (2008-08-21) 14 Hindi
2008–2010 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil Star Plus Drama 3 March 2008 (2008-03-03) 5 February 2010 (2010-02-05) 444 Hindi
Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna Drama 3 November 2008 (2008-11-03) 5 February 2010 (2010-02-05) 295 Hindi
2009 Koi Aane Ko Hai Colors TV Horror 13 March 2009 (2009-03-13) 2 October 2009 (2009-10-02) 52 Hindi
Kitani Mohabbat Hai (season 1) Imagine TV Drama 19 January 2009 (2009-01-19) 25 February 2009 (2009-02-25) 170 Hindi
2009–2011 Bandini Drama 19 January 2009 (2009-01-19) 29 January 2011 (2011-01-29) 518 Hindi
2009-2010 Bairi Piya Colors TV Drama 21 October 2009 (2009-10-21) 3 September 2010 (2010-09-03) 252 Hindi
2009-2010 Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai Sony Entertainment Television Drama 6 October 2009 (2009-10-06) 24 February 2010 (2010-02-24) 82 Hindi
Pyaar Ka Bandhan Drama 7 October 2009 (2009-10-07) 28 April 2010 (2010-04-28) 108 Hindi
2009–2014 Pavitra Rishta Zee TV Drama 1 July 2009 (2009-07-01) 24 October 2014 (2014-10-24) 1424 Hindi
2010 Sarvggun Sampanna Imagine TV Drama 11 May 2010 (2010-05-11) 29 October 2010 (2010-10-29) 125 Hindi
2010 Keshav Pandit Zee TV Drama 15 May 2010 (2010-05-15) 24 July 2010 (2010-07-24) 11 Hindi
2010–2011 Tere Liye Star Plus Drama 14 June 2010 (2010-06-14) 2 April 2011 (2011-04-02) 212 Hindi
Kitani Mohabbat Hai (season 2) Imagine TV Drama 1 November 2010 (2010-11-01) 26 May 2011 (2011-05-26) 153 Hindi
Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani STAR One Supernatural 18 October 2010 (2010-10-18) 15 December 2011 (2011-12-15) 331 Hindi
2011–2013 Parichay – Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka Colors TV Drama 9 August 2011 (2011-08-09) 15 March 2013 (2013-03-15) 415 Hindi
2011–2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Sony Entertainment Television Drama 30 May 2011 (2011-05-30) 10 July 2014 (2014-07-10) 644 Hindi
2012–2013 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Drama 30 January 2012 (2012-01-30) 23 May 2013 (2013-05-23) 276 Hindi
2012 Gumrah: End of Innocence Channel V India Crime 11 March 2012 (2012-03-11) 1 July 2012 (2012-07-01) 16 Hindi
2012 Gumrah (season 2) Crime 9 July 2012 (2012-07-09) 18 November 2012 (2012-11-18) 112 Hindi
2012-2013 V The Serial Drama 26 November 2012 (2012-11-26) 7 March 2013 (2013-03-07) 75 Hindi
2013-2014 Confessions of an Indian Teenager Teen drama 25 November 2013 (2013-11-25) 22 May 2014 (2014-05-22) 52 Hindi
Savdhaan India Life OK Crime
Thriller
N/A N/A N/A Hindi [54]
Ek Thhi Naayka Thriller
Supernatural
9 March 2013 (2013-03-09) 28 April 2013 (2013-04-28) 16 Hindi [55][56]
Gumrah (season 3) Channel V India Crime 7 July 2013 (2013-07-07) 9 February 2014 (2014-02-09) 32 Hindi [57]
2013 MTV Webbed (season 1) MTV India Crime 14 September 2013 (2013-09-14) 7 December 2013 (2013-12-07) 13 Hindi [58]
2013–2015 Jodha Akbar Zee TV Historical fiction 18 June 2013 (2013-06-18) 7 August 2015 (2015-08-07) 566 Hindi [59]
2013–2016 Pavitra Bandhan DD National Drama 9 September 2013 (2013-09-09) 8 December 2016 (2016-12-08) 780 Hindi [60][61]
2014 MTV Webbed (season 2) MTV Crime 3 April 2014 (2014-04-03) 21 September 2014 (2014-09-21) 24 Hindi [62][63]
2014–2015 Gumrah (season 4) Channel V India Crime 31 August 2014 (2014-08-31) 15 March 2015 (2015-03-15) 42 Hindi [64]
Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai Sony Pal Drama 16 October 2014 (2014-10-16) 13 February 2015 (2015-02-13) 94 Hindi [65]
Box Cricket League (season 1) Sony Entertainment Television Reality TV
Sports
15 December 2014 (2014-12-15) 22 January 2015 (2015-01-22) 24 Hindi [66]
Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye Life OK Drama 7 October 2014 (2014-10-07) 6 March 2015 (2015-03-06) 110 Hindi [67]
Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar Sony Entertainment Television Drama 18 November 2014 (2014-11-18) 17 November 2015 (2015-11-17) 208 Hindi [68]
2014–2016 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi Colors TV Drama 24 June 2014 (2014-06-24) 19 February 2016 (2016-02-19) 446 Hindi [69]
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Star Plus Dance
Reality
26 April 2015 (2015-04-26) 19 July 2015 (2015-07-19) 20 Hindi [70]
2015–2016 Gumrah (season 5) Channel V India Crime 22 March 2015 (2015-03-22) 26 June 2016 (2016-06-26) 67 Hindi [71]
Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan Star Plus Drama 28 September 2015 (2015-09-28) 2 January 2016 (2016-01-02) 83 Hindi [72]
Naagin (season 1) Colors TV Fantasy 1 November 2015 (2015-11-01) 5 June 2016 (2016-06-05) 62 Hindi [27]
Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do Sony Entertainment Television Drama 20 October 2015 (2015-10-20) 29 January 2016 (2016-01-29) 73 Hindi [73][74]
Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum &TV Thriller 26 October 2015 (2015-10-26) 24 August 2016 (2016-08-24) 214 Hindi [75]
2015 – 2017 Kalash Life OK Drama 23 March 2015 (2015-03-23) 17 March 2017 (2017-03-17) 518 Hindi [76][77]
2016 Box Cricket League (season 2) Colors TV Reality
Sports
20 February 2016 (2016-02-20) 31 July 2016 (2016-07-31) 24 Hindi [78]
Mazaak Mazaak Mein Life OK Stand-up comedy 23 July 2016 (2016-07-23) 25 September 2016 (2016-09-25) 20 Hindi [79]
Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se Colors TV Supernatural 6 November 2016 (2016-11-06) 20 November 2016 (2016-11-20) 47 Hindi [80][81]
2016–2017 Brahmarakshas - Jaag Utha Shaitaan Zee TV Supernatural 6 August 2016 (2016-08-06) 18 February 2017 (2017-02-18) 57 Hindi [82][83]
Naagin (season 2) Colors TV Fantasy 8 October 2016 (2016-10-08) 25 June 2017 (2017-06-25) 75 Hindi [84][85][86]
Pardes Mein Hai Meraa Dil Star Plus Drama 7 November 2016 (2016-11-07) 30 June 2017 (2017-06-30) 170 Hindi [87]
Chandra Nandini Historical drama 10 October 2016 (2016-10-10) 10 November 2017 (2017-11-10) 286 Hindi [88]
2016-2018 Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki Colors TV Drama 7 March 2016 (2016-03-07) 27 July 2018 (2018-07-27) 621 Hindi [89][90]
2017 Dhhai Kilo Prem Star Plus Drama 3 April 2017 (2017-04-03) 30 September 2017 (2017-09-30) 152 Hindi [91]
2017–2018 Chandrakanta — Ek Mayavi Prem Gaatha Colors TV Fantasy 24 June 2017 (2017-06-24) 16 June 2018 (2018-06-16) 94 Hindi [92][93]
2018 Box Cricket League (season 3) MTV India Reality TV
Sports
26 February 2018 (2018-02-26) 4 April 2018 (2018-04-04) 23 Hindi [94]

Regional[edit]

Marathi
  • Rang Majha Vegala - Saam TV
  • Mission Dosti.com - Saam TV
  • Bandh Resmache - Star Pravah
  • Maziya Priyala Prit Kalena - Zee Marathi
  • Arundhati - Zee Marathi
  • Nakalat Shale Ghadle - Star Pravah
Kannada
  • Kankkana - DD Bangalore
  • Pavithra Bandhana - ETV Kannada
  • Itihaasaa - Udaya TV
  • Kavyanjali - Udaya TV
  • Kannadi - Udaya TV
  • Kavalu Daari - Udaya TV
  • Kapi Cheshte - Udaya TV
  • Khshanaa Khshanaa - Udaya TV
  • Kanya Daana - Udaya TV
  • Kumkuma Bhagya - Udaya TV
  • Kadambari - Udaya TV
  • Kankkana - Udaya TV
  • Kalyanee - Udaya TV
  • Kadiruve Ninagaagi - Udaya TV
  • Yugaadi - Udaya TV
Tamil
  • Kalki - Jaya TV
  • Kudumbbam - Sun TV
  • Kulaa Villaakku - Sun TV
  • Pasamalargal - Sun TV
  • Kelunga Mamiyare - Sun TV
  • Kanavarukaaha - Sun TV
  • Kasthuree - Sun TV
  • Kanmaneeya - Sun TV
Malayalam
  • Pavithrabandham - Surya TV
  • Kavyanjali - Surya TV
  • Kalyanee - Surya TV
  • Koottukaari - Surya TV
  • Kadhaparayum Kaaviyaanjali - Surya TV
Bengali
Bhojpuri
Punjabi
  • Kinna Tenu Rab Ne Banaya - GET Punjabi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  36. ^ Star Plus to launch Balaji Telefilms next, fantasy thriller ‘Qayamat Ki Raat’ on 23 June
  37. ^ Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi fame Erica Fernandes to reprise Prerna's role in Ekta Kapoor's Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2
  38. ^ Erica Fernandes to shoot for Kasautii Zindagii Kay video soon
  39. ^ Erica Fernandes roped in for Kasautii 2
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  51. ^ Balaji and Sony disagree over Kandy Floss
  52. ^ Kandy Floss: Where celebrities meet controversy
  53. ^ Sony to air Kandy Floss on weekends
  54. ^ Balaji Telefilms to produce few episodics of Savdhan India
  55. ^ Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj at the launch of Ek This Naayika
  56. ^ Review: Ek This Naayika
  57. ^ Channel V is back with Season 3 of Gumrah
  58. ^ MTV launches new youth series about web crimes titled MTV Webbed
  59. ^ "Ekta Kapoor to produce historical love series on Jodha Akbar". 
  60. ^ Balaji Telefilms returns to DD with new prime time offering
  61. ^ Doordarshan all set to take on private satellites with new content from Balaji
  62. ^ MTV launches second season of MTV Webbed
  63. ^ Kritika Kamra to host MTV Webbed Season 2
  64. ^ Channel V to launch Gumrah Season 4, with Abhay Deol
  65. ^ Sony Pal to launch a Balaji Telefilms show ‘Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai’
  66. ^ New reality format Box Cricket League begins on Sony TV
  67. ^ Ekta Kapoor: Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh will be an important story in an evolution of TV
  68. ^ Sony to premiere Balaji's 'Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar' starring Ronit Roy
  69. ^ Colors set to launch Balaji Telefilms next show titled 'Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi'
  70. ^ Balaji Telefilms to produce the seventh season of Nach Baliye, to be aired on Star Plus
  71. ^ 'Gumrah' Season 5: 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' Actor Karan Patel Replaces Karanvir Bohra as New Host
  72. ^ Star Plus launches Ekta Kapoor's next titled Kuch To Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan
  73. ^ Sony to beef up prime time with Ekta Kapoor's new fiction show, ‘Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do’
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  75. ^ Balaji's show, Ye Kahan As Gaye Hum on &TV goes off air
  76. ^ Ekta Kapoor's next on Life OK explores faith in God in a new show ‘Kalash – Ek Vishwaas’
  77. ^ Balaji Telefilms, Kalash Ek Vishwas to go off air
  78. ^ BCL 2016 to air on Colors
  79. ^ Balaji Telefilms and Life OK’s ‘Mazaak mazaak mein’ brings a comedy war of sorts between Indian states
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  81. ^ "Mona Singh-Vivek Dahiya Starrer 'Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se' to Go Off-air". 6 November 2016. 
  82. ^ "Zee TV's popular supernatural show Brahmarakshas to go off air". India Today. 11 January 2017. 
  83. ^ "'Brahmarakshas' to end on February 18 - Times of India". 
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  85. ^ "Why did Rocky kill Shivangi? Naagin 2 climax is ridiculous but might be inspired from Baahubali". India Today. 27 June 2017. 
  86. ^ "Mouni Roy, Karanvir Bohra and Adaa Khan shoot for the last episode of Naagin 2 - Times of India". 
  87. ^ "It's a wrap for Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil, to be replaced by Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon". www.pinkvilla.com. 
  88. ^ "Ekta Kapoor's Chandra-Nandini is all set to be replaced by Ikyawann, read on - Times of India". 
  89. ^ "Ssharad & Kratika Look Lovely; Ekta Kapoor Says She Is Not Queen Of TV At Kasam Launch – See Pics". 2 March 2016. 
  90. ^ "Ekta Kapoor 'swears' she is not queen of TV". 2 March 2016. 
  91. ^ "Star Dopahar to call it a day, all shows to end on September 30". 8 September 2017. 
  92. ^ Ekta Kapoor's Chandrakanta to showcase a different story on Colors
  93. ^ Balaji Telefilms' next Chandrakanta replaces Naagin Season 2 on Colors
  94. ^ "Box Cricket League Season 3 will surely have Bold and Real content: Ekta Kapoor". 

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