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“We begin today’s bulletin with news on Chetna Pande. On Sunday night, Chetna Pande was evicted from Khatron Ke Khiladi 12. She was pitted against Rubina Dilaik in the elimination stunt. While Rubina completed it, Chetna aborted the stunt leading to her eviction. She was, however, lauded by host Rohit Shetty, who called her a brave woman. Post the elimination, fans took to social media and called it unfair, and even cited the channel’s soft spot for Rubina.
Calling it a biased show, a social media user wrote, “Chetna has performed every task so brilliantly. This show is scripted since it wanted to keep Rubina for the sake of trp #biasedshow.“”
“Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan is back with a new season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. The 14th season of the Sony TV show kick-started on Sunday with a special episode that celebrated 75 years of India’s Independence. Actor Aamir Khan, Major D P Singh, Colonel Mitali Madhumita, footballer Sunil Chetri, and boxer MC Mary Kom graced the premiere episode of KBC 14.
Aamir Khan and Colonel Mitali Madhumita graced the hot seat first. After answering the first seven questions correctly, Kargil veteran Major DP Singh replaced Col. Mitali on the hot seat. Singh and Khan answered the next seven questions correctly and won Rs 50 lakh.
“In other news, the dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ is set to be back on television, after a gap of five years. The makers on Sunday dropped teasers that featured the show’s confirmed contestants Nia Sharma, Dheeraj Dhoopar, Shilpa Shinde, and Paras Kalnawat. This is the 10th season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Colors first shared Nia Sharma’s promo. The caption read, “Nia Sharma is arriving to transform the stage!” The last Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 10 promo featured Paras Kalnawat. The Anupamaa actor has been in the news since the show’s producers sent out a press statement saying they are terminating his contract. They claimed the actor went ahead and signed Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 without intimating them.
“Moving on, actor Urmila Matondkar took her audience down memory lane during a recent episode of the dance reality show DID Super Moms. The Pinjar actor took to the stage and danced to one of her iconic songs from Rangeela.
A promo shared on ZEE’s Instagram handle showed Urmila taking the stage as she danced with fellow judge Remo D’souza. Rangeela was a pivotal point in Remo’s career as well as this was his first on-screen appearance.
In the episode, actor Janhvi Kapoor is seen as a special guest. The actor, who was recently seen in Good Luck Jerry, cheered for Urmila. The 1995 film Rangeela, directed by Ram Gopal Varma, was a big hit at the time. ”
“Meanwhile, after the television and theatre actor, Ketki Dave grievously lost her husband Rasik Dave on July 29, she did not take a break from work. Rasik was known for appearing in Hindi and Gujarati films and television shows. He died after suffering from a kidney ailment for the past four years, at the age of 65.
In a recent interview with ETimes, Ketki shared that she resumed work two days after her husband’s death, and did not take a break to mourn. She said that she doesn’t want people to be a part of her grief. She said, “People should be included in one’s happiness”.
“Moving on, Shark Tank India’s Namita Thapar, in an interview with writer Chetan Bhagat, spoke about the importance of giving young women role models to look up to beyond social media influencers. She thanked the show for the opportunity to present herself as an independent woman who could make high-stakes decisions and go toe-to-toe with the men.
When Chetan pointed out that young women don’t often see non-celebrity female role models to look up to, Namita said, “You know what’s beautiful about Shark Tank? For most of the episodes, it was me sitting with four men, and they saw that I didn’t have to take anyone’s permission to put my crores; that I didn’t have to ask anybody.”
“The trailer of ZEE5’s upcoming thriller Duranga, a remake of the Korean drama Flower of Evil, is out. The series, directed by Pradeep Sarkar and Aijaz Khan, stars Drashti Dhami and Gulshan Devaiah in the lead roles.
The trailer introduces us to Inspector Ira, played by Drashti, and her husband Sammit Patel played by Gulshan. The two seemingly have a perfect life with their daughter until it is revealed that Sammit is a serial killer. Also starring Abhijit Khandkekar, Barkha Sengupta, Rajesh Khattar, Divya Seth, and Zakir Hussain, Duranga will stream on ZEE5 from August 19. The logline reads, “A perfect husband and a perfect father, or is he a perfect liar? ”
“We end this bulletin with news on Actor Abhishek Bachchan. He joked about his love story with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Riteish Deshmukh’s show, Case Toh Banta Hai. In the new trailer for the comedy show, Abhishek was accused of taking props from the films back home, to which, the junior Bachchan had a hilarious response.
In the trailer, Riteish said, ‘you have stolen quite a lot of props from the sets.’ He then added, “at the Guru sets…’; the trailer then cuts to Abhishek saying, “stole the heroine – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.” Abhishek and Aishwarya had fallen in love on the sets of Guru and had tied the knot shortly after in 2007. The couple welcomed their daughter Aaradhya in 2012.
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