International chess master Dhyani Dave is being flattered on social media for analyzing the developments in Bigg Boss just like a game of chess. Whatever she says about BB10, seems to be falling in place.
After Dhyani correctly predicted that contestants Karan Mehra and Lokesh Kumari would be eliminated in the double eviction on the show, her friends and fans were coaxing her to calculate more and more of the Boss’ moves.
A few days ago, she told the media that Bigg Boss needs to prop up its TRP by recalling the thunderous Priyanka Jagga back on the show and getting her “tickled to death.”
Some thought she was just speculating, but they got a shock when a day later, news about Jagga re-entering Bigg Boss started doing the rounds. And now the attention guzzler of the season is actually back on the show with a bang.
“I don’t find decoding Bigg Boss such a big deal,” quips Dhyani, who once played chess simultaneously with 150 contestants. “I take a four-pronged approach. I try to decipher the game from a practical viewpoint, business perspective, drama quotient, as well as a human psyche standpoint,” she reveals.
Given her expertise in the mind-game of chess, we can understand that. But what we are wondering about is, whether anyone currently on the show, does have the guts to “tickle” Priyanka Jagga in the first place! Unless the seemingly bold Dhyani herself agrees to do the needful!! Lol.
Dhyani Dave is no ordinary girl. She is a 25-year-old international chess master from Gujarat who’s had lunch with President Pranab Mukherjee for being voted as one of the 100 top women achievers of India in 2016. She features in the Limca Book of Records for competing simultaneously with 150 chess players. She’s been felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modiwhen he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, and has had the privilege to play chess with Bollywood’s most intelligent megastar Aamir Khan a couple of times.
We are not sure if the other megastar Salman Khan would take kindly to this; but Dhyani also loves to dissect India’s most popular reality show Bigg Bosslike nobody’s business. And just like a great game of chess, she watches the show every night and schemes, plots and plans moves for the contestants, hoping they would somehow (through some magical fate) be able to follow her mind.
“Sadly, they seldom do,” Dhyani laments as she laughs. “They prefer to shout and scream, more than manipulate with their minds,” adds the wiz of chessboard mind games. So going by the low-TRP reports this season, what’s the one thing that Dhyani (or rather her mind) feels, should be incorporated in Bigg Boss 10 to prop up the programme without delay.
“Oh Simple,” exclaims Dhyani. “BB10 had an annoying over-loud woman, whose voice sometimes failed to come out properly. Her name was Priyanka Jagga. Get her back on the show and tickle-torture her to death.” LOL. ‘Tickle-torture!’ ROTFL. Now that’s some checkmate plan. But we wonder who will accept the responsibility to execute it :p
“And yes, Jagga needs to spend some quality time with VJ Bani and learn English,” chuckles Dhyani. Gee! ‘Quality time.’ ‘QUALITY time’ and Priyanka Jagga! This Dave girl sure has a great sense of humour which could turn BB into DiDi’s Comedy Show…. or shall we say, ‘tickling’ comedy show 😉
India’s international chess master Dhyani Dave’s predictions about Bigg Boss 10 contestants Karan Mehra and Lokesh Kumari’s eviction have surprisingly come true.
She had analyzed that Karan and Lokesh would be eliminated, while Rahul Dev and Monalisa will remain in the Bigg Boss house. And that is exactly what megastar host Salman Khan announced on the reality show in the weekend episode.
Dhyani who is popularly known as ‘the calculation queen of the chessboard’ believes that Bigg Boss is a mind-game. “Once you grasp the moves in chess, you grasp the game. It’s the same with Bigg Boss,” she remarks.
The Ahmedabad-based girl is a Limca Book of Records holder for playing chess simultaneously with 150 contestants, and has also been awarded and felicitated by none other than prime minister Narendra Modi (when he was the CM of Gujarat) and president Pranab Mukherjee this year. Her other feats include beating megastar Aamir Khan to a game of chess at the age of six.
India’s international chess master Dhyani Dave is also a master at dissecting Bigg Boss. “BB is just like a game of chess. It’s a mind game, and all the duh’s lose the fastest,” she winks.
The calculation queen of the chess board analyses this week’s nominations and predicts that Rahul Dev, inspite of “being thanda” will stay on, and so will Monalisa. “It’s going to be Karan Mehra and Lokesh Kumari who will be eliminated in the double eviction.” But how can Dhyani say for sure?
“Karan has been like a tree or a sofa in BB. He’s been like one of those sheep, who doesn’t take a stand… neither for himself or for others. People won’t vote for him,” says Dhyani. She feels it’s also time for the television actor to go home! “His wife’s birthday is coming up, he should be home,” she grins.
But Lokesh Kumari and her weird way of talking has been interesting. People have even expected her to be in the finale. “Haan, par dimaag nahin hai. She is a perfect mand-buddhi (mindless), and people have realized, she is not a player,” says Dhyani standing by her predictions and pointing out that “the novelty of Lokesh’s accent is over and done with”.
Let’s see if Dhyani’s predictions come true when Salman Khan walks in this weekend. And by the way, did we tell you that this is the same Dhyani who beat Aamir Khan at a game of chess at the age of six. He played the game with her later too. But do we need to tell you who won the second time!!
Vidya Balan’s stellar performance in Ekta Kapoor’s The Dirty Picture has received an overwhelming response in its opening week. The film is reported to have earned above a net Rs 30 crore at the domestic box office in the first three days of its release.
Eminent film distributor and exhibitor Akshaye Rathi says, “The response and frenzy is overwhelming at our theatres. The opening day’s collections of The Dirty Picture matched the collections of some of the biggest films in recent times. The huge response at the box office reinforces the fact that the biggest hero in films is hardcore commercial content, backed by good distribution strategies.”
Celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar points out, “Apart from the making and performances, a lot of credit for the mind-blowing opening of The Dirty Picture goes to the aggressive manner in which Ekta Kapoor promoted the film. Even the eye-popping publicity stills and poster designs by Marching Ants majorly contributed to all the hype and hoopla. The way this film has kick-started, I wont be surprised if it makes it to the list of top ten grossers of 2011 and bags a lot of awards for Vidya Balan.”
Directed by Milan Luthria, The Dirty Picture is an unofficial biopic of Southern sex symbol Silk Smitha. Apart from Vidya and Emraan, it features Naseeruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor in key roles and recreates the era of the 1980s Southern film industry and its workings.
In recent times, a series of Bollywood films such as Mahesh Bhatt’s Murder 2, Aamir Khan’s Delhi Belly and now Ekta Kapoor’s The Dirty Picture, which have been awarded the ‘A’ certificate by the Censor Board, have turned out to be huge money spinners. What can we say, but here’s wishing the youth a lot of dirty fun at the cinemas!
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and Maharashtra Home Minister R.R.Patil received the ‘Maharashtrian of the Year’ award, instituted by leading Marathi daily Lokmat, at a function held recently.
While Aamir received the award in the entertainment category, Patil received it in the politics category. Others who received the award on the occasion include Kalpana Joshi (science and technology), Sanjay Gaikwad (industry), Bhagwan Rampure (arts), Kavita Raut (sports), Dr Ravindra Kolhe and Smita Kolhe (social service).
Speaking on the occasion, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said, “Democratic systems and free media are true strengths of the state”. Delivering the welcome speech, Lokmat director and Rajya Sabha MP, Vijay Darda, voiced concerns about malnutrition, slow industrial progress rate, and farmers’ suicide among other aspects plaguing society.
The event also marked a social cause where Sanjeev Gupta of the leading outdoor branding agency Global Advertisers donated a sum for an adivasi (tribal) community clinic, earning applause from the audience.
The jury members included former High Court judge B.N.Deshmukh, Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, Anna Hazare, Lila Poonawala, Gulzar, Rajdeep Sardesai and Dilip Vengsarkar. The event was also graced by Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken, state education minister Rajendra Darda, actors Jackie Shroff and Jeetendra and industrialist Gautam Singhania.