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intriguing love story on Derana


By Dyan Pathiravithana
Derena TV has introduced ‘Saveena’, a different flavoured teledrama as a replacement for ‘Sara’, the just concluded multi episode teledrama on their channel. It is telecast daily at 8.30 pm. The up and coming teledrama stars Amila Abeysekera and Thisuri Yuwanika will play the main roles while the story, script writing and direction by Lakshman Pushpakumara and production is done by P. Nandasena of Kushan Telefilms Creation.

Saveena, a beautiful young girl, is an undergraduate of the University of Aesthetic studies. Hiran, who also studies in the same university, is head over heels in love with this young girl.
One day, a friend of Saveena gets injured on a picketing campaign organised by the University Students Union that is attacked by the police.
Ravindu Samaranayake is a handsome only child of a rich family. He is a good boxer. He represents Sri Lanka and takes part in international meets. Returning from his regular practicing he gets involved in rushing Saveena’s friend to the hospital. With that, Ravindu meets Saveena for the first occasion. Time develops it into a love affair.

Ravindu’s father Prabath Samaranayake is a rich businessman. He is a close associate of Minister Lawrence Edirisuriya. His daughter is Sandakini. She has returned to Sri Lanka after studying in America. She enjoys spending time at night clubs. She associates a burgher boy named Darren who is a musician.
Prabath Samaranayake, who is rich, is now looking for power. He associates with Minister Edirisuriya because of that and wants to get into politics. The minister is interested in getting his daughter fixed with Ravindu and is working on that.

Hiran of the varsity has not given up on Saveena yet and is involved planning to get her interested in him. Sandakini is on a different wave length. Although she has been proposed to marry Ravindu, he does not like her and she is in love with Darren.
This is the story of………….. Saveena – Ravindu, Saveena – Hiran, Ravindu – Sandakini, Sandakini – Darren flowing through them.

The cast, technical and production staff includes:
Amila Abeysekera as Ravindu, Thisuri Yuwanika as Saveena, W. Jayasiri as minister Edirisuriya, Janak Premalal as Prabath Samaranayake, Maureen Charuni as Maheshi, Indika Ginige as Hiran, Udayanthi Kulatunga as Sandakini, Madini Malwatta as Anoma, Susantha Chandramalee as Hiran’s mother, Milinda Perera as Rathu Piyadasa and Dayasiri Hettiarachchi

Music by Shantha Jayalath Perera, lyrics by Kularatne Ariyawansa, camera direction by PK Leonard, art direction by Manoj Wickremasinghe, make-up by Dinesh Priyashantha, Produced by P. Nandasena of Kushan Telefilms Creation, assistant direction by Rohana Samaradiwakara and direction, story and script writing by Lakshman Pushpakumara.

‘American idol’ season 9 on Etv

ETV has offered fans the opportunity to catch the action and the drama of ‘AMERICAN IDOL Season 9’ which started from October 2. Join host Ryan Seacrest as he reveals who will win AMERICAN IDOL in Season 9.
AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive produced by Simon Fuller, Founder, 19 Entertainment, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, Fremantle Media North America, Ken Warwick, Executive Producer Fremantle Media North America and Nigel Lythgoe, President, Big Red 2 Entertainment.
ETV will also air American Idol’s Season 10 in January.
So, keep watching ETV – the spirit of a new era.


Time to get hitched!!!

Imran Khan and Avantika cannot wait to tie the knot. The two got engaged in January this year and if buzz is to be believed, they are now set to get married in January 2011.
If all goes well, Imran and Avantika are planning an extraordinary wedding in Thailand. The ceremony will reportedly take place sometime in January, and the venue would be a palatial resort that will also house the guests who will fly from Mumbai and elsewhere for the grand wedding.
From what we hear, Imran is hoping to keep himself free for a month or more to be able to fully commit to the marriage and the honeymoon that will follow. He has even requested Karan Johar to shift the dates for the film Short Term Shaadi so that he could have his own shaadi (not short term, we hope) or nikaah without any hitch.

Jacqueline Fernandez at a charity event…

Perfectly toned, Jacqueline Fernandez looked lovely sporting a white lacy dress at a charity event in Mumbai recently.
The event took place at Phoenix Mill Mall, Lower Parel. Jacqueline was there plugging Habitat for Humanity India’s ‘Build a Home Brick by Brick’ programme, under which donations were collected from mall patrons to build houses for some of the over 40 million homeless people in India.
Patrons were encouraged to buy brick and other construction material replicas and symbolically place them on a model rural home. Each purchase was treated as a donation that would help build a real house.
The event was themed Hard Hat Day; Jacqueline donned a construction worker’s safety helmet and chipped in laying bricks on the model “under construction” home.
Like her cute look?
What did Rajinikanth tell Nayantara?

Whenever Nayantara faces trouble, Rajinikanth never fails to give her advice. When Nayantara broke up with Simbu, the media went to town covering pages about the broken romance.
That time, Nayantara was acting with Rajinikanth in Chandramukhi. Seeing the saddened girl Rajinikanth often consoled her as well as advised her. Now that Nayantara is again in trouble for her new romance, Rajinikanth has again offered his advice to her.
Nayantara recently shot for an ad at Kelambakkam. Rajinikanth was in a hall nearby, giving an interview about Endhiran to Sun TV. On hearing of this, Nayantara met him. He told Nayantara that he had heard of her love for Prabhu Deva through the media, advised her not to hurt Prabhu Deva’s wife Ramalath and finally wished her all the best!