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Listen to the latest news from the world of Television and OTT Platforms by the Indian Express where we talk about how the ‘sharks’ will be intrigued by a novel pitch in the upcoming episode of Shark Tank India Season 2. We also look at another big story: Soundarya Sharma exited the Bigg Boss 16 house and much to her dismay, it was the housemates who voted her out. Stay tuned to learn more about how Actor Shriya Pilgaonkar talked about how actors shouldn’t be made to feel as though they have to meet a certain social media following to be taken into consideration for roles.
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"Let’s begin with the latest news. The ‘sharks’ will be intrigued by a novel pitch in the upcoming episode of Shark Tank India Season 2, in which entrepreneurs pitch an interactive fitness mirror. Vineeta Singh called it a unique and exciting product.
Namita Thapar, Aman Gupta, and Peyush Bansal offered Rs 1 crore for 2% equity, while Anupam Mittal offered Rs 1.5 crore for 5% equity and Vineeta Singh offered Rs 1 crore for 1% equity. The entrepreneurs must now decide which offer to accept.
Recently, Sony TV shared the total investments made by the ‘sharks’, which collectively add up to Rs 25.78 crore. Namita emerged as the biggest investor with an investment of Rs 7.32 crore. "
"Meanwhile, on Sunday, Jan 22nd night, Soundarya Sharma exited the Bigg Boss 16 house. Much to her dismay, it was the housemates who voted her out.
Soundarya, Shalin Bhanot, and Tina Datta were tied when it came to audience votes, and thus host Salman Khan asked the remaining contestants to pick one member, who has contributed the least to the game. Most housemates chose Soundarya. Post her eviction, the doctor-turned-actor shared that she was ousted as the housemates were threatened by her presence.
Soundarya shared that she feels it was unfair to leave the decision of eviction to competition and named Shiv Thakare and Priyanka Chahar Chaudhary as the ones responsible for her eviction."
"Actor Shriya Pilgaonkar on Monday, Jan 23rd, took to her Twitter handle and shared about how actors shouldn’t be made to feel as though they have to meet a certain social media following to be taken into consideration for roles.
Twitter users lauded her statement and agreed with her. One user wrote, “Absolutely. I see people with cringe content with millions of followers, and supremely talented artists with only a few thousand social media followers. Can’t agree more.”
Another user mentioned, “She is so right. The who’s who of the industry think they understand the audience and they only want to see glamorous women on screen whereas the truth is, the audience wants to see women giving great performances.”"
"Next up, social media sensation Shehnaaz Gill recently hosted Rakul Preet Singh on her chat show Desi Vibes. The two spoke at length about life, career and even ‘biology lessons’.
On Monday, Jan 23rd, the ladies surprised fans as they dropped a cute reel of them dancing to the Chhatriwali song “Special Edition Kudi”. Sharing the video on social media, they wrote, “Just 2 Patakha Kudis vibing together in #DesiVibesWithShehnaazGill.” Fans were left impressed with their act, as they wrote comments like, “Happy Vibes”, “Ayee cute kudis”, and “What a lovely video”.
Shehnaaz is looking forward to the release of her Bollywood debut Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan with Salman Khan."
"In other news, after keeping fans guessing for a few days, Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar have finally made it official. The couple announced their pregnancy on Sunday, Jan 22nd, with a special photo, which had them sitting with their backs to the camera. Twinning in white they wore caps that read ‘Mom to be’ and ‘Dad to be’, respectively.
They also mentioned how their hearts were full of ‘gratitude, happiness, and excitement’, and even posted a vlog about their big news.
Shoaib and Dipika, who shared screen space in Sasural Simar Ka, got married in 2018 after dating each other for a few years. The same year, Dipika participated in Bigg Boss 12 and emerged as the winner. "
"Actor Anil Kapoor launched the trailer of the show The Night Manager in Alibaug on Friday, Jan 20th, along with his co-stars Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shobita Dhulipala. At the press conference, he spoke about his decision to do a web show in this phase of his career.
Responding to a question about what pushes him to try new platforms he shared he feels the need to do new things so he continues to get work, adding, “I go with my instinct. The role attracts me and I don’t take much time to say yes.""
He then shared how he feels with time it is getting tougher to excite the audience and hence one needs to keep trying to do new work."
"Moving on, the Disney Plus Hotstar series Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, starring Jude Law, has finished shooting. Stunt coordinator George Cottle shared a video on Instagram saying, ""That’s a Wrap on Skeleton Crew! Once again I was lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the most amazing stunt performers I have ever worked with!! I feel so lucky to work with you all! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! So so excited for this one!”
The Star Wars spin-off series was officially greenlit in May 2022 during the Star Wars convention in Anaheim. Jon Watts directed the show from a script by Christopher Ford."
"Lastly, the first part of Glory set the stage for Song Hye-kyo’s Dong-eun’s revenge. We saw the backstory of Dong-eun, a middle-class girl brutally tortured by her rich classmates. She drops out of school and slowly starts planning her revenge over the next several years.
The promo for the second part of the series showed a grim Dong-eun writing a letter to her bullies, especially Yeon-jin, the girl who tormented her physically and psychologically in school. She promises hell for her promising to be her executioner.
The trailer is ripe with explosive tension and gives a hint of the madness that is to ensue. The second part of the series will drop on March 10 on Netflix."
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