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Bigg Boss 13: Here's the probable list of contestants

5 hours ago  
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The wait is over and with barely days left for Bigg Boss 13 to go on air, the curiosity level among the audience is at its peak. This season has become an interesting one and something to look forward to because of a few unique reasons. Here's the probable list of contestants as per timesofindia.com that would be gracing the controversial house this season. Dalljiet Kaur: The actress quit her television show, Guddan Tumse Na Ho Paayega, two months after joining it. Rumours are rife that she is going to appear in Bigg Boss 13, and her five-year-old son, Jason will live with his maternal grandparents in the meantime. Devoleena Bhattacharjee: Popular as television's Gopi 'bahu', the actress' real image is a far cry from her on-screen character. The actress is all set to sizzle and impress her fans. Rashami Desai: The actress known for her role in Uttaran will be reportedly entering the show with rumoured boyfriend Arhaan Khan. He was seen in Badho Bahoo. Arti Singh: Arti, a renowned f..
                 

Telly Tattle: Shweta Basu Prasad loses her eyebrows; Kalki Koechlin is fit as a fiddle

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Shweta Basu Prasad plays a character who loses her brows in the upcoming teleplay, Gudiya Ki Shaadi. A bottle mix-up leads to the calamity. The actor says, "Samta Sagar's story is a comedy of errors that also has an inspiring message for girls who face ridicule." Beauty, as they say, is skin deep. It's a long road ahead for Kalki Shooting for the web series, Bhram, is making Kalki Koechlin fit as a fiddle. The unit is shooting in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. To reach the location of the shoot, the unit is either trekking the mountainous terrain or driving on a long winding road to the mountain top. The actor prefers to climb to the shooting spot, which takes about 45 minutes. It is also her way of working out while shooting and breathing clean and fresh air.  Wild talk with Ma Sheela, KJo Karan Johar will be indulging in some "wild wild conversation" with Ma Anand Sheela, secretary of the late godman Bhagwan Rajneesh. The event, hosted by Sipping Thoughts, a platform focusing on wom..
                 

Photos: Kareena Kapoor Khan celebrates her birthday on the sets of Dance India Dance

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Dance India Dance: Battle of the Champions has made a place in people's hearts with its incredible dance performances of the extremely talented contestants. Now, the competition has got tougher and contestant are doing their best to impress judges with their performances. This week, legendary choreographer Saroj Khan will be a guest judge on the show and will encourage all the contestants while also judging their acts. Not just this, contestants will be incorporating the most iconic hook steps of Saroj Khan and the entire team and crew of Dance India Dance took the opportunity to celebrate Kareena Kapoor Khan's 39th birthday that falls on September 21. The team had the perfect surprise for her. The DID crew and contestants with Kareena From bouquets to heartfelt messages, the dance champions left no stone unturned to impress their lovely judge. They even danced to some of her most popular songs like Mauja-he-Mauja, Sansanan, Bhage Re Mann making us feel nostalgic. Host Karan Wahi ..
                 

Nach Baliye 9: Serious injury forces Pooja Banerjee to exit the show

2 days ago  
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Television actress Pooja Banerjee entered the dance reality show, Nach Baliye 9 with husband Sandeep Sejwal. The duo made an entry on the show as wildcard entrants and boasted about being the best by challenging other existing contestants on the show. Their first performance received accolades from the judges and applause from the audience, which proved that the competition seemed to be getting tougher.  However, owing to serious injuries sustained by Pooja Banerjee during rehearsals, the couple is taking an early exit from Nach Baliye 9.  Speaking about the exit and what was the cause of Pooja's injury, Sandeep Sejwal said, "In the act, Pooja had to stand on my shoulders and fall back, with our choreographer catching her. However, she slipped, lost her balance and fell in the front from above 10 feet from the ground. She landed on her hands. The impact was such that she hurt both her hands — the joint of her right wrist is fractured, while the left elbow bone is chippe..
                 

Telly tattle: KBC 11's first crorepati; Bosco Martis gets a note of appreciation

5 days ago  
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Contestant Sanoj Raj from Bihar couldn't get the right answer to the jackpot question worth Rs 7 crore, but he is still thrilled about being the first crorepati on the 11th season of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. An IAS aspirant, Sanoj is currently based in Delhi, preparing for his UPSC exams. His interests lie in policy-making and implementation. He wants to make policies regarding health and environment. When Sanoj faced the question that would win him one crore rupees, the 25-year-old, despite knowing the answer, used the last remaining lifeline. When Big B asked why he chose the lifeline when he knew the answer, Sanoj said that since he wouldn't be able to use the lifeline for the Rs 7-crore question, he thought he might as well use it rather than let it go waste. "I am feeling ecstatic on this win. It's a landmark moment in my life and I only intend to move further hereon to achieve many more milestones. I believe hard work, passion and dedica..
                 

MTV Hustle: Five reasons to watch out for the show this week

7 days ago  
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Unique compositions, powerful storytelling and foot-tapping beats- all underlined by rap! India's biggest rap revolution, MTV Hustle boasts of a plethora of talent who take the centre stage with some mesmerizing performances. The weekend episode of MTV Hustle will be no different, promising a complete entertainment package. Before you tune-in to the episode, we bring you 5 reasons to be glued to the show: The 14-year old rapper creates magic! Lil' AM, the 14-year old rapper will kick-start the show with his stunning performance, leaving the contestants and the judges in awe of him. Raftaar, fond of his talent and energy, invited Lil' AM on MTV Hustle and claimed that Lil' AM's can give a tough fight to all the contestants on the show. Lil' AM's previous compositions on Election Rap and Independence Day has already made him a popular social media star. Watch out for Lil' AM starting the rap saga on MTV Hustle. Welcome Brodha V- the guest judge for this week Bangalore-based rapper, Vig..
                 

Another #MeToo accused Anu Malik rehabilitated?

10 days ago  
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When the #MeToo wave hit India in late 2018, the subsequent action taken against several alleged sexual offenders made one believe that Bollywood was ready for that long overdue course correction. However, cut to a year later, the industry appears to have stayed true to its fickle nature. Anu Malik — who was dropped from Indian Idol 10 after he was accused of sexual harassment by singers Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit, among others — has found his way back to the show. The music composer shot for a promo of the upcoming season with co-judges Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani, on Saturday. A source reveals, "The makers and channel decided to reinstate Anu Malik as one of the judges as he, with his shair-o-shayari, is synonymous with Indian Idol. He has judged every season since the reality show began airing in 2004." While rumours of Malik returning to the show had been doing the rounds for a while, the channel officials announced that they were retaining last season's judges..
                 

Bhakharwadi: Gokhale and Thakkar family welcome Ganpati Bappa

13 days ago  
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While Ganpati festival is being celebrated across Maharashtra, Sony SAB's light-hearted family entertainer Bhakharwadi is all set to welcome Bappa in the upcoming segment. As Lord Ganesha is known for bringing joy and taking away all the troubles, in these tough times of sourness between Gokhale and Thakkar family, it will be interesting to see if Ganpati Bappa's arrival will make things any better for the families. As Mahendra (Paresh Gantra) and Abhishek (Akshay Kelkar) have been in the Gokhale house, disguised as women named Chandramukhi and Sulakshana, they are trying to hide this secret of theirs from coming out to everyone. With all the drama going on, both the families gear up to welcome Lord Ganesha into their respective homes, on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Keeping their differences aside, Anna (Deven Bhojani) invites his son Abhishek, home, for Ganesha Aarti while Mahendra keeps his promise made to his father by getting home Ganpati. Trying to juggle between ..
                 

Telly tattle: Adhyayan Suman in Bigg Boss 13? Gaurav Chopra's honeymoon injuries

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Makers of Bigg Boss 13 are recruiting new contestants. We hear Adhyayan Suman, who was last in news for his remarks against former lover Kangana Ranaut, has been approached for the latest season. Honeymoon injuries For a honeymoon scene in Aghori, the makers recreated snow-capped hills using mounds of salt. It spelt trouble for Gaurav Chopra, who kept slipping and bruised himself. The salt only aggravated his wounds. Back to the grind Aasiya Kazi is the new face on Tenali Rama. The actor, who joined the cast last week, says, "I love playing different characters. I never thought I could essay the role of a dacoit." "Someday I hope to be compared as an actor to Dharmendra ji" says Vipul Roy Hailing from Bhopal, actor Vipul Roy happened to reveal that he has been often told that he resembles the young version of the legendary veteran Bollywood actor, Dharmendra. With various comical roles to his credit, the actor surely considers this as an honour and hopes that someday he would also be..
                 

Telly tattle: Amit Sarin gets rid of facial fuzz; Zooey Deschanel and husband call it quits

11 days ago  
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Telly actor Amit Sarin, who was seen on shows like Kkusum, Doli Saja Ke and Nisha Aur Uske Cousins has shifted base to the US. He is now working on his maiden production, Tiger Heart, which will be helmed by Anaconda director Dwight Little. For years, he had been sporting facial fuzz, but recently went clean. He says, "After a long time, I shaved. My manager and partner saw footage of my television shows online and insisted that I get rid of the fuzz. It has been almost two years since I moved to Los Angeles. This is the first time they are seeing me clean-shaven. They are liking it. The biggest compliment came from my wife Vineesha. She told me that I reminded her of my Kkusum days," he says. New Girl actor Zooey splits from husband Zooey Deschanel of New Girl fame has announced separation from husband Jacob Pechenik after four years of marriage. In a statement, the couple’s representative said the two will continue to remain "friends, business partners" and "co-parents" to the..
                 

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Ganeshotsav festivity is in the air in Gokuldham society

13 days ago  
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It's all very festive in Gokuldham Society as they welcome Ganapati Bappa with the same excitement as they celebrate all other festivals. However this year, in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC), Master Bhide has shouldered the entire responsibility of organising the Ganeshotsav Pandal as well as arranging for the food and other requirements. Everyone is gearing up in preparation of the pooja and decorations while the women have become busy sorting out their dresses for the occasion. On this auspicious occasion, artistes of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah have shared their opinions. "Like every year, this year too we are going to celebrate Ganeshotsav with full excitement and energy. Also this year, Bhide has taken the responsibility of sorting everything out by himself so there is very little to worry about. What I find special about Ganeshotsav is that the festival brings everyone together and during this time of the year the atmosphere remains spiritual and charged. I have been..
                 

Telly tattle: Manuj Nagpal's acting debut; Zuber K Khan balances TV and films

10 days ago  
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After teaching martial arts and clicking portfolios of stars, Manuj Nagpal now makes his acting debut in the fantasy thriller, Vish. His look has been inspired by Ranveer Singh's get-up as Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat. "My character has supernatural powers and is on a revenge-seeking mission after being cheated," he says. Balance it out Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki and Naagin 3 actor Zuber K Khan is big-screen bound with Rajiv Walia's Dhadke Dil Baar Baar. He says, "Telly actors like Mouni Roy, Mrunal Thakur and Vikrant Massey are bagging meaty roles in films. The gap between small and big screen stars has reduced." Khan is keen to balance television assignments with Bollywood outings. He was earlier seen in films like Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (2014) and Dosti Ke Side Effects earlier this year. TV celebs stand by Aarey BMC's Tree Authority recently cleared the proposal for cutting or transplanting 2,702 trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony for the Metro-3 car shed. TV actors share their thoughts about..
                 

Who do television actors want to see on Bigg Boss?

12 days ago  
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There is a great deal of speculation about who will feature in the upcoming season of Bigg Boss. The Salman Khan hosted reality show is slated to air in the coming weeks. Telly actor Dalljit Kaur recently quit Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega as she has given her nod to be locked up in the house. We ask some television actors whom they would like to see as contestants on Bigg Boss 13 Ashish Trivedi: Ashish Trivedi is keen on seeing cricketer Hardik Pandya in the house. "I find his attitude fun-loving and cool towards life. We cannot judge anyone by just one-hour episode of some show like Koffee With Karan. I want to see more of him as I love him as a cricketer." Ankit Bathla: Ankit Bathla wants Salman Khan in the house. "I would love to see Bhai himself in the house. I am a big fan, so I would get to see more of him than just as host of the show." Zuber Khan: Zuber K Khan wants to see Virat Kohli. "I would love to see the Indian cricket captain in the house because of his instant temp..