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Bigg Boss 14: Gia Manek to Romance Rumoured Boyfriend Nishant Singh Malkani on the Show?

Actors Gia Manek and Nishant Singh Malkani will reportedly enter the Bigg Boss 14 house. It is also being said that the actors are dating and their relationship will be explored on the show.

Actress Gia Manek, best known for playing Gopi Bahu in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya and actor Nishant Singh Malkani, who played the lead role in Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega, will reportedly enter the Bigg Boss 14 house. Not just this, it is also being said that the actors are dating. However, the duo have not confirmed the same.

If the reports are to be believed, Gia and Nishant’s romance angle will be shown in Bigg Boss 14. In the previous season of the reality show, actors Rashami Desai and Arhaan Khan, who were dating unofficially had entered the Bigg Boss house. Later, Arhaan proposed to Rashami on the show and made it official.

Besides Rashami and Arhaan, Bigg Boss 13 contestants Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana also came out as a couple from the reality show. More so, Mahira Sharma and Paras Chhabra were also linked together during their stint on the show and even post that. Hence, showing love angle between contestants is norm in Bigg Boss.

Meanwhile, Jasmin Bhasin and Nikki Tamboli are two confirmed contestants in the new season of Bigg Boss. The reality show will will premiere from October 3. The show will air Monday to Friday at 10:30 pm, while the Weekend Ka Vaar episodes will air at 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Bigg Boss 14: No Double Beds, No Physical Tasks, Contestants to be Tested Weekly for Covid-19

The pandemic may have delayed movie productions in India as well as around the world. However, there are a few things that have stayed unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak. These include the famous T20 Indian Premier League and Salman Khan’s hit reality show Bigg Boss because the show must and will go on.

The much-awaited reality show locks up a few selected contestants in the house, cutting them off from the outside world. These stars are expected to co-exist in a mansion, maintaining and taking care of ‘their’ house whilst competing with one another to survive the roughly 90-day ordeal. The 14th season of the reality TV show is expected to reach everyone’s living rooms on October 3.

The producers are leaving no stone unturned this year and have issued a slew of safety precautions to be followed due to the pandemic. According to reports, all the contestants will follow safety measures, social distancing norms prior to their entry into the house.

In fact, to keep their stay safe in the house, reports from a famous BB fan page suggest there will be no double beds or contestants will not be sharing a bed as well as their utensils during the first few weeks. Moreover, all the BB contestants will go through a weekly Covid-19 test.

The new format might also do away with Bigg Boss’ infamous physical tasks between the contestants in order to avoid physical contact in the initial weeks. Last but not the least, Bigg Boss 14 house is said to feature a mini theatre, mall, restaurant corner and a spa, among many other things.

Meanwhile, Bigg Boss 13 contestants Sidharth Shukla, Shehnaaz Gill, Asim Riaz, Himanshi Khurana, Paras Chhabra and Mahira Sharma are expected to spice up the show during the first few days.

With the announcement of Bigg Boss and many other shows, it looks like we all have an action-packed October for entertainment ahead of us. We can hardly wait, can you? So, hang on to your remotes and stay tuned.

Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia to Join Rumoured Ex-boyfriend Pratik Sehajpal in BB House?

Pratik Sehajpal and Pavitra Punia met on the sets of reality show BCL (Box Cricket League) last year and were apparently dating.

The popular reality show Bigg Boss is all set to return for the much-awaited 14th season with actor Salman Khan on board as host. Media portals are rife with rumours and reports about the potential names that could be in the contestant list since the season was announced.

A recent report in Spotboye.com claims that actress Pavitra Punia has been approached to enter the Bigg Boss house as a contestant. The report further added that she might be locked in the house this year with her ex-lover Pratik Sehajpal.

Pavitra Punia and Pratik Sehajpal both will be seen as a contestant this season. The channel is very excited to show their equation to the world. Hence, makers have decided to lock them together and chances are their reconciliation will be shown to the audience,” a source close to the show’s team was quoted as saying.

Pratik Sehajpal and Pavitra Punia met on the sets of reality show BCL (Box Cricket League) last year and were apparently dating. Although they never confessed to being in a relationship, their social media exchanges sparked romance rumours.

Later, following some untold trouble in their love story, the two reportedly broke up. However, their breakup story is still untold and it will be definitely interesting to see exactly what is brewing between the two.

Pavitra has featured in TV serials like Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Naagin 3 and Balveer Returns. Last year, she was expected to participate in Bigg Boss with her ex-boyfriend Paras Chhabra.

Coming back to Bigg Boss 14, the TV show was planned to go on air in September but was later pushed by the makers for October. This year, owing to the current Covid-19 outbreak, all the participants will reportedly be quarantined before entering the house where they will be locked for nearly 100 days.

From Former Celebrity Couples to Internet Sensations, Bigg Boss Season 14 Has Interesting Mix of Contestants

It is that time of the year when we expect Salman Khan welcoming us into the super entertaining Bigg Boss house.

Stuck at home in the pandemic, every household in the world has felt like a Bigg Boss house. Thankfully, we will have the original show coming soon next month. It is that time of the year when we expect Salman Khan welcoming us into the super entertaining Bigg Boss house and just like every year, the audience is anticipating the contestants’ list. The makers have announced that the show will premiere on October 3.

However, multiple media reports are already speculating some of the contestants and here is who they think will make an appearance on the final day. According to a report by Pinkvilla, a confirmed list of contestants includes Jasmin Bhasin, Jaan Shanu, Eijaz Khan, Aly Goni.

Jaan Shanu is the son of renowned singer Kumar Sanu, while Eijaz Khan, Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin are television actors.

The report also says that the show will feature four YouTubers, which led many to speculate that Carry Minati will be participating in the show. However, he denied the reports of joining the house after Twitter trolled him and many questioned his intentions of joining a show which he has roasted in the past.

This year, the show will be slightly different for obvious reasons. The makers have said that all the precautions and safety measures will be taken care of during the shooting. According to India.com, the contestants will be quarantined from September 20 or September 21 till the time they enter the Bigg Boss 14 house on October 3. The Bigg Boss house is set in Mumbai’s Film City. The show will air on Color and Voot Select at 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and at 10:30 pm during weekdays.

The contestants of the show will have to survive their stay in the house and the winner will get the prize money. Last season, the winner of the show was Sidharth Shukla.

Bigg Boss 14 Update: Salman Khan Hosted Controversial Show to Premiere on THIS Date

Bigg Boss 14 will hit your small screens in less than a month now. Yes, the wait is finally over! The Salman Khan hosted show will premiere on Colors on October 3. A source close to the development shared with Indian Express that the makers are still finalising the contestants for a season. While work on the set is almost complete, the makes decided to push the season from September to October so that they can get the best contestants in the house. Usually, the show launches on a Sunday, given there is no their weekend series on the air, it will kick start on Saturday. Also Read – Bigg Boss 14 Bhojpuri Contestant News: Amrapali Dubey to Participate in The Salman Khan Show?

The source further added, “Last season managed to break many records, and the pressure is there to keep the same quality when it comes to faces. While a few celebs have been confirmed, talks are on in different stages with a few others. There is already a big buzz around the show, and the makers have promised to make it an exciting affair.” Also Read – Salman Khan’s Remuneration For Bigg Boss 14: Rs 20 Crore Per Episode And Rs 450 Crore For The Whole Season?

While there has been no official confirmation on the contestants, celebrities such as Nia Sharma, Pavitra Punia, Akanksha Punia, Nishant Malkani, Naina Singh, Eijaz Khan, Aly Goni, Jasmin Bhasin, Tina Datta, Avinash Mukherjee, Shagun Pandey and Adhyayan Suman among others will be the part of the show. Also Read – Bigg Boss 14 Contestants News: Naagin 3 Star Pearl V Puri Offered Rs 5 cr to Participate in New Season?

Bigg Boss 14 will once again see a mix of celebrities and semi-known faces. Once they sign a contract, they would have to go under quarantine for a while before entering the show. The season will extensively play around the ‘lockdown’ and ‘social distancing’.

If reports are to be believed, Salman Khan will get a whooping amount of Rs 4.5 billion. A source said, “While the three-month stint works out to INR480 crore (4.8 billion), the makers and he agreed to seal the deal at INR450 crore (4.5 billion). The amount is inclusive of his fee for promos and virtual press conferences.”

As per Bollywood Hungama, the channel and the producers are paying Salman extra Rs 200 million per episode to continue as host. With the new hike, his new remuneration is Rs 85 million per episode, which means he will take home a hefty amount of Rs 4.5 billion and even more for the entire season.

Angad Bedi calls backlash against Gunjan Saxena trailer unfair amid ongoing nepotism debate

Angad Bedi has defended the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, after its trailer received online backlash because of Janhvi Kapoor and Karan Johar’s involvement.

The trailer of Janhvi Kapoor-starrer Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which dropped on Saturday, debuted to a lot of mixed responses on Twitter. As the conversation around nepotism continues, Angad Bedi — who plays Kapoor’s brother in the film — responded to the insider-versus-outsider debate, calling the backlash ‘unfair’.

In an interview with Mid-Day, he said, “It’s my film, too… Everyone has a right to their opinion, but people are spitting fire against one another. The flak (that the film is receiving) is unfair. Every industry is competitive.”

Karan Johar, who has been at the receiving end of backlash since the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has produced Gunjan Saxena. However, the Johar and Dharma Productions’ credits were missing from its trailer and poster, reports News18.

Bedi further adds that he received this role due to his performance in Soorma. He said that he ‘tested’ for the role, which eventually was approved by the director and the producers. “There are lakhs of people in the industry, so it’s only fair that we all get a chance,” Bedi adds.

The actor also shared his experiences in the industry and says that ‘every rejection has been a learning experience for him.’ Further, he reiterates that that’s his ‘own trajectory and journey’ which is independent of ‘someone else’s experience’.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is based on the life of one of India’s first female Air Force pilots. The film’s rights were scooped up by Netflix, which will release it on August 12. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Manav Vij and others.

Akshay Kumar donates Rs 25 crore to PM Narendra Modi’s CARES fund to fight coronavirus war

Akshay Kumar announced that he will contribute a sum of Rs 25 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recently-announced CARES fund to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The 21-day nationwide lockdown, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, has brought the country to a standstill. Ever since the number of positive coronavirus cases increased, many Bollywood film personalities have been constantly appealing to their fans to follow the rules put out by the government.

On March 28, PM Modi announced the CARES fund requesting for donations to fight the coronavirus war. Akshay Kumar, who has been vocal about Covid-19, is one of the first actors to pitch in and donate a sum of Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES fund.

He announced the same on his Twitter page and wrote, “This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai.

Nearly 1000 people in India have contracted the novel coronavirus, while 21 people have lost their lives. Announcing the CARES fund, PM Modi said that the fund will help the people of India during such distressing times in future.

He further added that the PM-CARES fund will accept micro-donations. “Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations,” PM Modi said.

Akshay Kumar has been quite active on Twitter requesting people to stay indoors and practise social-distancing to curb the further spread of Covid-19. A few days ago, he also put out a video on his Instagram profile, in which he blasted the violators who failed to adhere to the rules of the lockdown.

Jawaani Jaaneman box office collection: Saif Ali Khan’s comedy makes Rs 16.80 cr in five days

Saif Ali Khan’s comedy of errors Jawaani Jaaneman has made a total of Rs 16.80 crore at the Indian box office in five days. The film garnered Rs 1.94 crore on Tuesday. As per reports from trade analysts, the slice-of-life flick has performed well in national multiplexes in the northern sections of India.

Jawaani Jaaneman is faring well as compared to Saif Ali Khan’s past solo releases Chef, Kaalakaandi, Bazaar, and Laal Kaptaan. Saif’s other film, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, featuring Ajay Devgn in the lead, has been having a dream run at the ticketing counters ever since its release in January. The period drama, also featuring Kajol, has made a total of Rs 255.77 crore in its fourth week.

Charting the story of an estranged father-daughter duo who come together after she hunts him down, Jawaani Jaaneman is directed by Nitin Kakkar. The narrative follows a middle-aged man Jasswinder ‘Jazz’ Kapoor (Khan), who has not come to terms with his age and shirks at the mention of responsibility. His life takes a dramatic turn when Alaya F’s character Tia finds him in an alley, and tells him there is a possibility he is her father. Tabu, Kumud Mishra, Kubra Sait, and Farida Jalal are also part of the cast.

 

Jai Mummy Di movie review: Pyaar Ka Punchnama’s team returns with a not regressive, not progressive, not anything film

If you are a fan of director Luv Ranjan’s brand of visceral misogyny in Pyaar Ka Punchnama 1 and 2 and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, and that is what you are hoping to get in Jai Mummy Di, then you will be disappointed. This new film, despite being co-produced by Ranjan, displays a surprising lack of animosity towards women.

If you saw the trailer of Jai Mummy Di, were intrigued by the hint of a long-buried lesbian romance and were hoping to see a film on this still taboo subject, then too you will be disappointed.

If the pace and sense of humour you spotted in the trailer left you expecting a couple of hours of light-hearted fun, again, disappointment awaits you.

That is the thing about director Navjot Gulati’s Jai Mummy Di. It is not regressive, not progressive, not anything.

Jai Mummy Di is the story of Pinky Bhalla (Poonam Dhillon) and Laali Khanna (Supriya Pathak Kapoor) who have been sworn enemies for decades. They are neighbours in a north Delhi locality and their mutual antagonism is so strong, that their children ⁠— Saanjh Bhalla (Sonnalli Seygall) and Puneet Khanna (Sunny Singh) ⁠— dare not reveal to the families that they have been in love since school. When the youngsters realise they cannot live without each other, they set out to find the root cause of the mothers’ hatred which, they are told, dates back to their college days. Back then, their common friend reveals, the two were so thick that they were even rumoured to be girlfriends.

The first half of Jai Mummy Di is certainly mildly funny, but the comedy and the film as a whole fizzle out as it gradually becomes clear that Gulati does not know where to take it. This was also the problem with that earlier film he wrote, 2017’s Running Shaadi starring Taapsee Pannu and Amit Sadh ⁠— there was the seed of a good idea there, but it got lost on a road to nowhere.

Once Jai Mummy Di starts going round and round in circles, it becomes limp and purposeless. Dialogues are left hanging, extra seconds hang loose and it begins to feel like an amateur stage production where the actors don’t understand poor timing.

Veterans Pathak Kapoor and Dhillon get to shout and grimace a lot, but for a film that is supposedly centred around their characters, Jai Mummy Di has precious little about them and gives them hardly any screen time in the second half. Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall, both of whom are recognisable from Ranjan’s most famous films, look dapper and deliver competent even if not sparkling performances. Singh needs to work on his dialogue delivery though. In several places in the film I found myself straining my ears to figure out what he had just said because of his tendency to swallow words or shoot them out too fast.

Possibly because the Pyaar Ka Punchnamas gained notoriety for their misogyny, this screenplay tries to compensate with occasional moments of overt feminism. Saanjh demands to know why a woman must follow her husband wherever he goes after marriage, and Puneet does not disagree. When they hear of the possibility that their mothers were once romantically involved with each other, they respond with a complete lack of judgement. But these instances of pointed liberalism add up to nothing when actor Alok Nath surfaces intermittently in the narrative as a hanger on, and it appears that although the man has no particular role to play in this film, he has been placed there as an act of defiance against those who asked why he was cast in Ranjan’s last production De De Pyaar De despite the allegations of rape and harassment that were made against him during the Me Too movement in 2018, allegations he responded to with the most bizarre, apathetic non-denial.

His presence is a distracting irritant. What really kills this film though is the supposed big reveal in the end about Laali and Pinky’s intense enmity. It is so poorly conceived and so so ordinary, that you have to wonder why this plain film was ever made. Seriously, why?

Jawaani Jaaneman makers unveil Alaya Furniturewallah’s first look from comedy, also starring Saif Ali Khan, Tabu

A week after releasing the first teaser from the film, the makers of Jawaani Jaaneman have unveiled the first look poster of Alaya Furniturewallah from the movie. Standing in front of a door with a pile of suitcases behind her and a backpack on her shoulders, Alaya is introduced as the “new star of the new decade.”

Alaya, who is Pooja Bedi’s daughter, will make her Bollywood debut with Jawaani Jaaneman, also starring Saif Ali Khan and Tabu.

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Jawaani Jaaneman is helmed by Nitin Kakkar, who had previously directed Filmistaan and Mitron. It’s is touted as a fun, comic take on how a man confronts the harsh reality of his life. The film is produced by Jacky Bhagnani, Saif’s Black Knight Films and Jay Shewakramani’s Northern Lights Films.

The teaser, dropped on 27 December, 2019, saw Saif Ali Khan’s character partying at clubs, drinking himself silly, giving a clear picture of his irreverence right from when he is heard saying, “sher hu main sher. Jab tak akele rehta hai, woh raaj karta hai.” (I am a tiger. A tiger rules the roost till the time he is single.) It also saw him grooving to the revamped version of his iconic song ‘Ole Ole’ from the 1994 romantic drama Yeh Dillagi.

Producer Jay Shewakramani had earlier said the father-daughter bond between Saif and Alaya’s characters at the story’s core is both unique and relatable.

“A father-daughter relationship is universal. I don’t know about how different it is but the one depicted in Jawaani Jaaneman is definitely very unique, as well as new-age and contemporary,” the co-producer added.

Jawaani Jaaneman is set to hit theatres on 31 January.