November 17, 2013 1211 reads 0 comments
Actor Avinash Wadhawan has been roped in to play a negative role in popular TV show "Balika Vadhu".
The actor, last seen on the small screen in TV show "Junoon - Aisi Nafrat, Toh Kaisa Ishq", will enter the show to create a ruckus in the life of Jagya (Shashank Vyas) and Ganga (Sargun Mehta.
Avinash, who also worked in films like "Geet", "Junoon" and "Papi Gudia", is excited to be associated with "Balika Vadhu".
"This is the second time I will work with Colors. Earlier, I played Kalishwer in Rajan Shahi's 'Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg '. This time I will be seen in their flagship show 'Balika Vadhu'. My character in 'Balika Vadhu' is very intense. It has many shades," Avinash said in a statement.
"It is very exciting to be part of a cult show like 'Balika Vadhu' and to be associated with Colors. I am looking forward to work with the cast and hoping that audience will love me in the role too," he added.
Avinash has already started to shoot for the show and his entry can be seen in Nov 20 episode.
November 17, 2013 8134 reads 0 comments
Reality TV star Pooja Misra describes "Bigg Boss" as "controversial" and says that the participants have to sign a "Hitler's contract" before entering the reality show.
Pooja, who featured in the fifth season of "Bigg Boss 5", said: "'Bigg Boss' is a very controversial show. Staying in the 'Bigg Boss' house can break you down."
"Whatever is shown on TV is a gist of what the contestants do in 24 hours. So many times the one hour is all about the negative aspect of a contestant. It's all a game of TRP. I was shattered when I left the 'Bigg Boss' house, but I'm a positive person now. I reinvented myself. One needs to rise from the ashes, like a Phoenix," she added.
Pooja, who will soon be in item song "Tilasmi" from upcoming movie "Hum Baaja Baja Denge", first made her debut on reality TV through "Big Switch".
"I was a part of 'Big Switch' and had just gotten out when 'Bigg Boss' was offered to me. I did not want to be a part of the show because I knew what all controversies a reality show can lead to. But, then a friend of mine persuaded me to participate in it," she said.
The contestants who enter the show are asked to sign a contract and Pooja has called it a "Hitler's contract".
"The 'Bigg Boss' contract is like a Hitler's contract, it's huge, it's thick, it's more than 100 pages with so many do's and don'ts. I literally passed out while reading the contract, so my lawyer had to go through it. After reading it and asking for a couple of changes, we finalised it."
Asked if the contestants are told to do certain things inside the 'Bigg Boss' house, she said: "Nobody told me anything because they knew it will backfire, but there were a few contestants who said that they were asked to do a couple of things."
"But, what I can say is that the situation arises because of the kind of task that are given to contestants. These tasks are something that automatically triggers fights," Pooja said.
November 17, 2013 1232 reads 0 comments
TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who took offence when she was called a "kid" in the "Bigg Boss" house, admits she felt vulnerable and unprotected as one of the inmates.
"I was the youngest and I am also a very private person. I connect with very few close friends in real life. Suddenly, I was thrown together with all these people I had never met," said Pratyusha, who was evicted Saturday.
"Everyone in there was much older than me. It was scary. But it was also a challenge. I've come away from the experience much stronger and I'd like to think wiser," she added.
But the "Balika Vadhu" fame actress made some good friends in there.
"Kamya Punjabi was my best friend in there. I also grew very close to Armaanji (Armaan Kohli), Tanisha Mukherjee and very recently Ayjaz Khan. who entered 'Bigg Boss' very late. They're my friends for life," she said.
As for doing another reality show, Pratyusha said: "Not for a very long time. And even if I am offered one, I'd think very carefully before doing it. Right now I only want my old life back."
Having said that, she does have many pleasant memories.
"No one had anything bad to say about me. I'd rather not think about the unpleasant side of the experience. 'Bigg Boss' is the biggest reality-show in India, and perhaps in the world. I went into it on a clean slate. I had completed all my pending assignments and put a closure on personal issues. I've come out of the experience ready to start my life on a clean slate. Please wish me luck," she said.
However, she has no idea which way her life would go from here.
"I've just stepped out of 'Bigg Boss' and I am completely disoriented. I don't even remember my phone number. I've gotten used to live my life with the cameras watching every move I make. I wonder what it would be like to go back to living a normal life when there are no camera," said Pratyusha.
November 16, 2013 46116 reads 13 comments
Small screen actress Pratyusha Banerjee was Saturday evicted from reality show "Bigg Boss - Saath 7".
Pratyusha, known for portraying Anandi in popular TV show "Balika Vadhu", recently took charge of the house as the captain. But due to the eviction, she missed the chance to 'boss' around.
During her stay in the reality show, she was seen close to Kamya Punjabi, who has earlier said that she and Pratyusha are "friends for life".
She maintained a cordial relationship with all the housemates, but was seen getting into fights with wrestler Sangram Singh and VJ Andy.
The youngest inmate in the house, Pratyusha, 22, used to get irked whenever her co-contestants used to talk about her age. She wanted everyone to treat her like any other contestant in the "Bigg Boss" house, and not like a "kid".
For now, the "Bigg Boss - Saath 7" house inmates include Gauhar Khan, Tanisha Mukherji, Armaan Kohli, Sangram, Elli Avram, Andy, Kamya, Ajaz Khan and Sofia Hayat. The show airs on Colors.
November 16, 2013 1106 reads 0 comments
Actor Ruslaan Mumtaz is ready to pull of his shirt and flaunt his six-pack on the small screen. He is likely to be seen in a bare torso sequence in the romantic soap "Kehta hai Dil…Jee Le Zara".
The show is aired on Sony Entertainment Television.
According to a source, Ruslaan has built toned abs following a strict body-building regime, and now it's time for him to showcase the same.
The scene will be shot in few days, said the source.
The shot will also involve actress Sangeeta Ghosh, who plays Saanchi, his love interest in the show.
The scene will bring Saanchi face-to-face with Ruslaan's character Dhruv after he steps out from the bathroom. It is an awkward and embarrassing moment for them.
Ruslaan has earlier featured in films like "MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar", "Teree Sang", "Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai" and "I Don't Luv U".