Sunday, March 27, 2005


The Indian Couch Potato Quiz - The Answers

Hi All,
This quiz is dedicated to the Indian Couch Potato. Though I dont claim myself to be one, my trivial instincts led me to pick these questions up while watching these Saas Bahu soaps. Hope you find them "challenging". Answers in a weeks time.

Mail answers to:

1. If Jassi works for Gulmohar, who works as a Secretary for the Chamatkar group of Industries.

Answer: Kareena Sood from Kareena Kareena (Zee TV)

2. What connects "Kyunki Saat Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" to the movie "Aankhen" (starring Govinda)?

Answer: The Shivpuris. Ritu Shivpuri starred in Aankhen while her mother Sudha Shivpuri plays Ba in KSBKBT. Ritu's father Om Shivpuri was a popular character actor in Hindi films.

3. Earlier KSBKBT episodes carried a special thanks to Sachin Pilgaonkar (the actor director Sachin). Why ?

Answer: Sachin, the maker of the hit series Tu Tu Main Main had registered the title - Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. When approached by Jeetendra for the title, he was happy enough to give it. Hence the thanks.

4. Which fictional Radio station broadcasts at the frequency 111.1 FM ?

Answer: Radio Curry (Kareena Kareena)

5. Which former Miss India contestants now play the roles of Mother in law - Daughter in law.
Answer: Smriti Malhotra Irani and Gauri Pradhan Tejwani (in KSBKBT - Tulsi and Nandini)

6. Why does Fernando Gaitam Salom's name appear on Indian Television ?
Answer: The original screenplay of the hit series Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin is written by this guy.

7. What connects Amar Upadhyay, Inder Kumar and Ronit Roy ?
Answer: All of them played Mihir Virani on KSBKBT

8. Which TV Star also runs a Security Agency, Ace Security and Protection ?
Answer: Ronit Roy

9. The production house Optimystix Entertainment which produced the Indian Idol also produces a daily soap. Which one ?
Answer: Yeh Meri Life Hai (Sony)

10. Which television star is set to make his big screen debut in the film "Lips"?
Answer: Anuj Saxena (plays Abhay Kapoor in Kkusum on Sony)

11. Which serial had its lead going to St. Martins College ?
Answer: Yeh Meri Life Hai (Sony)

12. Which popular Indian TV villain appeared in the World’s first full length feature film sold online using peer-to-peer technology ?
Answer: Akashdeep Sehgal (Ansh Gujral - Virani from KSBKBT)

13. Identify the connection - Sunidhi Chauhan - Kareena Kareena,Shreya Ghoshal - Yeh Meri Life Hai, Shaan - Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin.
Answer: The playback for the title track of these serials
14. What is the claim to fame of Colonel Raj Kapoor in the Indian television industry ?
Answer: He produced ad directed Fauji - Shah Rukh Khan's debut serial

15. Which TV stars once represented the Baroda and Sabarkantha constituencies in the Lok Sabha ?

Answer: Deepika Chikhalia (Sita from Ramayan) and Arvind Trivedi (Ravan from Ramayan)

16. Sudhir Dalvi played the patriarch "Govardhan ....." (surname would be a giveaway) in which popular Balaji soap ?

Answer: Virani (Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bau Thi - Star Plus)

17. Which Eagle Video Film production is the most award winning show on television.
Answer: Office Office (SAB TV)

18. What connects the following BSE scrip codes wrt. Indian Television - 532299,532515 and 532529 ?
Answer: 532299 (TV Eighteen - CNBC), 532515 ( TV Today ), 532529 (NDTV)

19. What is the contribution of Mr.Anil Wanvari to the Indian television industry ?
Answer: He is the CEO of which gives away the annual Indian Telly Awards.

20. Connect the families with their serials - Viranis -, Agarwals -,Basus -,Wadhwas -,Suris -,Kapoors -.
Answer: Viranis - Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (Star Plus)
Agarwals - Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki (Star Plus)
Basus - Kasauti Zindagi Kay (Star Plus)
Wadhwas - Kumkum Pyaara Sa Bandhan (Star Plus)
Suris - Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin (Sony)
Kapoors - Kkusum (Sony)

no words can express my emotions for the job u r doing and hav done!!! Gr88 aniruddha ..
i want to join u this higly exotic QUIZZING phenomenon...
Ankit Arora
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