Bollywood publicist Dale Bhagwagar talks about a twist on Bigg Boss

Bollywood publicist Dale Bhagwagar talks about a twist on Bigg Boss hosted by Salman Khan

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Housemates gang-up against Mandana Karimi on Bigg Boss

Mandana Karimi is once again at the receiving end on India’s No.1 reality show Bigg Boss. After being targeted in the first two weeks by most of the contestants on Bigg Boss 9, Housemates have once again ganged-up against the most beautiful contestant of the Season.

Mandana Karimi - Pic 3 (Image Courtesy - Dale Bhagwagar Media Group)

Mandana’s frank nature and forthright behaviour has made everyone from Yuvika Chaudhary, Rochelle Rao, Rimi Sen, Kishwer Merchant, Suyyash Rai and Prince Narula unite against her.

This is not the first time such targeting has happened with a girl on Bigg Boss. Since the first Season, it has happened with Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Sambhavna Seth, Pooja Misrra and Sonali Raut. It has also happened with Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty.

Coincidentally, these names have also had one professional in common… Bollywood publicist Dale Bhagwagar. “Mandana is a target of Housemates because she speaks up, but trust me; contestants harrowing her, will not stop her from speaking her mind,” says the PR specialist.

Mandana Karimi - Pic 9 (Image Courtesy - Dale Bhagwagar Media Group)

“Let’s not forget what Mandana had told Salman Khan just before she entered the house. She’d said: The Housemates can love me or hate me, but they won’t be able to ignore me.’ Whether they like it or not, they have to contend and compete with her.”

Just like Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother, Mandana is a fighter on Bigg Boss, feels Dale. “Their natures and personas are completely different, but both are women of substance. Mandana might break down for a while, but she will fight back,” says the public relations expert. But she is also sensitive enough to admit a mistake, which is what makes her all the more interesting, he points out.

Mandana Karimi - Pic 11 (Image Courtesy - Dale Bhagwagar Media Group)

True! After the girl blasted out at most Housemates for targeting her again this week, she felt she should not have used blunt words and a high-pitched tone. So Mandana took help from Aman Verma (coincidently, another PR client of Dale) to say sorry to the camera in proper Hindi. That was some humility and dignity; qualities Bigg Boss may look for in a winner.

Aman Verma beats Bigg Boss 9 housemates in sportiness!

Television superstar Aman Verma, currently on India’s number one television show Bigg Boss, has dared to do the unthinkable. As part of the Hotel BB task, on the request of fiery housemate Mandana Karimi, Aman has dared to shave off all the hair from his scalp and go bald. Whoa!

Aman Verma in his new bald avatar on Bigg Boss. (Image Courtesy - Colors)

When Mandana asked Aman to do this in the presence of ex-contestants and guests Sana Khan and Ali Quli Mirza, Aman said okay to it without even flinching an eyelid which surprised everyone in the House. “Agreeing to something like this just for a task, is such a big sacrifice for an actor,” quipped Ali.

“In a masterstroke, Aman has proved that he is undoubtedly the most sporting contestant on the show,” points out his publicist Dale Bhagwagar, who is coincidently, also the PR to Mandana Karimi and has handled the media for a full twenty contestants of Bigg Boss since the first season.

Aman Verma 5 (Image Courtesy - Dale Bhagwagar Media Group)

True that! Aman has beaten fellow housemates Rimi Sen, Suyyash Rai,  Kishwer Merchant, Yuvika Chaudhary, Digangana Suryavanshi and Prince Narula hands down in sportiness. They need to learn a lesson or two from him in team spirit.

“Aman is a man of ethics, correctness and discipline. But what’s unique about him is that he also understands strategy and entertainment, two of the most important factors for survival on reality television,” adds the public relations expert, who thoroughly briefs his clients on reality TV maneuvers before they enter the show.

Aman Verma 2 (Image Courtesy - Dale Bhagwagar Media Group)

Dale adds that “new battle lines have been drawn between housemates after the Hotel BB task. Bigg Boss Season 9 is picking pace and how. First, the Wild Card entry Rishabh Sinha pepped things up and now, another Wild Card Puneet Vashisht may do more. The Boss is about to go full throttle once again.”

Aman finally returns to the big league!

You can’t keep a good man down for long, or so they say. They are right. The naughty boy of Indian television Aman Verma, has grown up.

Aman, who shot to fame with mega-television shows like ‘Khul Ja Sim Sim’, ‘Shanti’ and ‘Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, suffered a setback, when a channel plotted a sting operation on him. To his good luck, the film industry rallied behind him, with names like Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Govinda coming to his rescue.

Aman has come a long way since then, to re-emerge as one of the strongest contenders on television. While his new serial ‘Betaab Dil Ki Tamanna Hai’ is winning him loads of accolades, it is also running at the top slot on Sony with high TRP ratings. To add to this, Aman has been rubbing shoulders with stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Yash Chopra and Dharmendra, while comparing mega stage shows and events.

Recently, he also won a lot of female adulation when he compared the ‘Miss Pune’ and ‘Miss Mumbai’ events for Maverick Productions. And now, he’s looking forward to compare ‘Miss Kolkata’, ‘Miss Delhi’ and finally, ‘Miss India’.

What’s more! Aman has also been giving pep-talks (and one thought he would be the one needing them), motivating corporate entrepreneurs in different cities. In fact, he seems to be highly motivated himself; having lost a lot of weight and acquired a new country man look, replete with a stylish moustache et al.

Last but not the least, the versatile actor is playing the lead in a Punjabi film ‘Gud Kha Ke Mar Javaan’, something he is very excited about.

With so much and more on his plate, one can safely say that Aman Verma is once more headed for better times and just hoping, no one stings him again. “God has given me this fabulous second chance and I’m grateful for it,” Aman says with a smile. “Hope no girl messes with it this time,” he adds with a twinkle in his eyes.