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: Saumya Tandon Refutes Rumours About Being Part of Salman Khan’s Reality Show

Actress Saumya Tandon, popularly known for her stint as Anita Bhabhi in the comedy television show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain has denied participating in the reality show Bigg Boss 14. The rumours began to fuel after Saumya left the popular comedy show after being associated with it for five years.

In a recent Q&A session hosted by the actress on Instagram, she mentioned, “No, I’m not Bigg Boss type,” putting an end to speculations that suggested her participation in the Salman Khan-hosted reality show.

She said, “Bigg Boss – no chance, no. I’m not the Bigg Boss material. What will I do in Bigg Boss? I’m a very calm and private person. So, I’m not the right person for Bigg Boss. You are not going to see me in Bigg Boss, surely not.”

She also thanked her fans for being a part of the session, writing in a post, “Special Thanks to all! Received a lot of beautiful lovely messages after I quit Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain. Couldn’t answer all the questions and reply to all, so a small chat to meet you all.”

Meanwhile, Bigg Boss 14 was expected to air in September. However, recent news suggests that it will begin a month later. Saumya’s former Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain co-star Shilpa Shinde won the winner trophy for Bigg Boss 12.

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.

Netflix to premiere Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare on 18 September

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare was scheduled for a theatrical release in May, but was put on hold due to the shutdown of cinema halls amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar in title roles, will debut on Netflix on 18 September, the streamer announced Thursday.

Written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, the film was scheduled for a theatrical release in May, but was put on hold due to the shutdown of cinema halls amid the coronavirus pandemic since March.

The movie follows Sharma and Pednekar as two cousins who will do whatever it takes to break the invisible shackles that are keeping them from the ideal lives they envision for themselves.

Talking about her character, Sharma said in a statement, “Dolly’s life is one we see so often — a bickering wife who is not satisfied with her husband”s unambitious ways, the mother of two young boys who she barely understands, all while dreaming of a life of luxury that is far beyond her reach.”

“While she believes herself to be quite the rebel, she is blissfully unaware of how deeply conditioned she is in certain ways. It’s her journey of realisation and that to freedom that makes the story a fun yet heartwarming ride,” she added.

Pednekar said Kajal aka Kitty is the quintessential small-town girl who comes to the city, expecting all her dreams to magically come true.

“With a head full of dreams and aspirations along with a carefree attitude, Kitty embarks on a new journey with her sister. She discovers herself and evolves as a person, all the while stumbling and tripping along the way, to finally understand what it really takes to make her dreams a reality,” the actor said.

Produced by Balaji Telefilms, Dolly Kitty… also stars Vikrant Massey and Amol Parashar in key roles.

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.

IAF writes letter to CBFC objecting to certain scenes in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is based on the life of IAF officer Gunjan Saxena who became the first woman pilot to take part in the 1999 Kargil war.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written a letter to the Censor Board objecting to its “undue negative” portrayal in the movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, said a senior official.

The movie was released on streaming platform Netflix on Wednesday.

The movie is based on the life of IAF officer Gunjan Saxena who became the first woman pilot to take part in the 1999 Kargil war. It has been produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

The IAF has written a letter to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) objecting to certain scenes in the movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl wherein it has been portrayed in undue negative light,” the official said.

The Defence Ministry had written to the CBFC last month raising strong objections to the depiction of armed forces personnel in some web series, sources said.

It had urged that production houses may be advised to obtain a no-objection certificate from the ministry before telecasting any film, documentary or web series on an Army theme, they added.

The ministry had received some complaints raising strong objections about the portrayal of Indian Army personnel and the military uniform in an “insulting manner”, they said.

The sources said the communication last month was also sent to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for consideration.

Shahid Kapoor to do an action film after Jersey, announces on Instagram

Shahid Kapoor revealed details of his next film after Jersey.

The production work of Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey was stalled to prevent the further spread of novel coronavirus. Now, the actor is in self-quarantine, enjoying his free time with family.

Recently, the Haider actor reconnected with his fans through a Q&A round on Instagram. While answering fan questions, Shahid revealed details about his next film after Jersey. When a fan asked when is he doing an action film, the actor said, “Yes after Jersey. The next one is an action film.

Shahid was last seen on the big screen in Kabir Singh, opposite Kiara Advani. When a fan asked him if he is doing another film with her, the actor said, “Whenever she has dates

Earlier, the Jab We Met actor shared a post on Instagram, urging fans to stay home. He wrote, “Each one of us can make a difference. We are all in this together. Spread good vibes only.

Like Kabir Singh, Jersey is also a remake of a Telugu film. Shahid is playing the role of a cricketer in the film.

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.