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Deepti Naval, who has essayed a melange of powerful and memorable roles in Indian showbiz, will be seen playing a singer in the approaching TV show “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai”. She said that she would love to take the opportunity to portray the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, in a movie.

“Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai”, which also stars Zarina Wahab and Amrita Rao, among others, tells the story of two sisters, Kalyani and Ketki, whose bitter-sweet relationship turns into conflict.

The show’s narrative bears a creepy resemblance to the story of real life sisters and Bollywood’s legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle — but Deepti begs to differ.

“The show is not based on Lata Ji and Asha Ji. There seems to be a similarity between the two stories, but the story of the show is totally different. Though, if given a chance, I would love to play Lata Mangeshkar some time, may be on the big screen,” Deepti told agency.

A bulging face in the entertainment industry for the last three decades, Deepti is best known for her roles in films like “Kamla”, “Chashme Buddoor”, “Angoor”, “Bawandar” and “Freaky Chakra”.

Her natural flair for acting, she says, comes from the fact that she is “greedy” about observing others’ life.

“I like to observe others a lot. I’m very greedy about that. I like to read people’s gestures and implement them into my acting. When I take up a role, I start believing that I’m that person only,” said the 59-year-old.

Talking about “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai”, she said: “It’s high time that something like this is coming to take us back to our roots. It’s a very well-timed show. It’s coming at a time where we have these pop albums which have no content at all and instead have a lot of faffing.

“We have gone away from our basic background and heritage in music which is so rich that the whole world can look at us to learn.”

Deepti believes that the show will remind viewers of the value of Indian classical music, which is something every countryman should be proud of.

“We can’t belittle ourselves. We are losing out on our own Indian classical music while copying them (western musicians). Today, the sound is being replaced by metallic buzz. It’s not something that actually reaches our soul. Everything has become superfluous,” Deepti said.

So will she sing in “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai”?

Deepti said: “No, I don’t think I’m in a position to sing. I just keep humming every time, though. I really envy singers… they can sing and that itself is an expression of every mood. I feel envious of people who have been connected to music throughout their lives.

“As an actor, you are expressing somebody else’s thoughts about life, but as a singer you bring forth what your soul is saying,” she said, adding that while she is happy to come on board for the show, television is not something she wants to put most of her time in.

“Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai” will be aired on TV starting March 7.(IANS)(image-buzzintown)

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18 Things To Know About A Television Before You Buy One

With this information handy, you can choose a TV that suits your needs.

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18 Things To Know About A TV Before You Buy One

When you choose to bring a new television home, you want to get the best value for money. Before you make a hasty decision at your local electronics store, it is worth your while to learn a few terms and understand their meaning. This will help you identify a Television that suits your needs and will give you the information you need for a specific TV purchase, be it a LCD, Smart, or LED TV .

Learn these 18 terms so that you can make an informed TV buying decision, and shop smart by paying in EMIs. Shop on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network to choose from the best TV brands such as LG, Panasonic, Videocon, and Samsung and buy your chosen TV at No Cost EMIs. This allows you to buy a Television at its purchase price on EMIs without paying anything extra. Swipe your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card online or offline or get instant financing in-store even without the EMI Network Card.

So, before you get ready to buy your new TV on EMIs starting from Rs.999, read on to understand some important terms.

  • Bezel

This is the frame around your television screen. The bezel has been receiving a lot of attention from TV manufacturers off late as they affect the aesthetic appeal of TVs. Companies are utilising thinner designs made of metals and high-end TVs are witnessing bezel-free bodies.

  • Refresh Rate

This is the number of times a display changes to match the video. Expressed in ‘Hz’ the refresh rate is hardware-related while the frame rate is media-related expressed as ‘fps’. In both cases the human eye cannot distinguish anything above 120fps/Hz.

  • Smart TV

A smart TV features an ethernet port and supports Wi-Fi. This helps you connect to various entertainment on demand platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, Hotstar, Voot etc. All smart TVs come with their own operating system that differs from manufacturer to manufacturer and may even feature voice support.  

  • Over-the-top service

Streaming video service that deliver television content via internet data is also known as over-the-top service. Previously, data was transferred through satellite or cable. Since you are likely to have an internet connection at home, the option to watch TV via internet becomes cost effective.

 

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Shop on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network to choose from the best TV brands. Flickr

 

  • High Definition

HD or High Definition refers to a screen with a resolution of 720 pixels vertically. An increased number of pixels lead to a higher definition display.

  • High Dynamic Range

HDR enables your TV to display a broader array of colours, lightness and darkness than before. The HDR feature on televisions renders images more real than surreal, which is commonly seen in still images.

  • Light Emitting Diodes

Light Emitting Diodes are little semiconductors that glow as light passes through them. In TVs LEDs are used for backlighting, which means an LED TV is an LCD TV with light behind the screen.

  • Edge-Lit LED Backlighting

A cost-effective version of LEDs, a TV that advertises an Edge-Lit LED inserts a strip of LEDs around the bezel of a TV to brighten up the image and pump up the saturation levels. This comes handy in allowing manufacturers to produce thinner and increasingly sleek TVs.

 

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You can use the EMI Network to choose from multiple TV offers on EMI. Flickr
  • 4K

For the purpose of television viewing,of 3840 X 2160 pixels. This closes in to a total of 8.3 million pixels. An increased number of pixels not only increases sharpness, but also allows you to view everything with more detail and texture.

  • Upscaling

This means TV manufacturers convert incoming sources of content to fit their 4K screens. This is done because content sources of actual 4K videos are still pretty limited and most content is shot in 1080i.

  • 1080p

Commonly known as Full HD, 1080p is a resolution characterised by 1920 pixels horizontally displayed while 1080 pixels are displayed vertically across the screen. The ‘p’ means progressive scan, which is one of two methods of producing an image on a TV screen.

  • Backlit screens

This technology allows Television manufactures to improve quality at reduced cost. This is done by adding backlight behind the visible screen to render images brighter and more colourful.

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4K refers to a screen resolution. Flickr
  • Contrast ratio between darkness and brightness

This is a number that allows you to see the difference in the levels of a television’s brightest and darkest colours or display. It defines how varied the images displayed on your television can be. Choose a higher ratio so that you see more depth in the images as a lower ratio results in the image appearing washed out.

  • Frames per second/ frame rate

Not to be confused with refresh rate, this is the number of frames per second that the video displays. Aim for a number higher than 120 frames per second.

  • Liquid Crystal Display

The word LCD continues to linger since the 1960s. LCD TVs featured without LED displays often deliver dull image quality. However, if you are looking for an inexpensive TV, an LCD TV may be a suitable choice.

  • Quantum Dots

Quantum Dots are used to improve colour and lightness of LCD screens. Quantum Dots are created by using coloured lights in contrast to white lights. They operate the same way an LED does and light up to match the image in front of it.

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Samsung brings QLEDTV with Bixby voice control to life. IANS
  • High Definition Multimedia Interface

The word HDMI port and cable gets thrown about all the time. This interface helps transmit both picture and sound to your TV and can allow you to connect to external media devices such as Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and your PlayStation console. Look for a TV that offers you 4 or more HDMI ports to be on the safe side.

  • OLED

The latest technology when it comes to elevating your viewing experience, Organic Light Emitting Diodes make their own light when current passes through them. This allows manufacturers to produce TVs that are thinner and lighter than LED TVs. They also respond better to light and colour much better.

With this information handy, you can choose a TV that suits your needs. You can use the EMI Network to choose from multiple TV offers on EMI. Check your pre-approved offer today to buy the perfect TV and sit back for the ultimate viewing experience.