Countdown for Bigg Boss 5 finale begins!

With Bigg Boss Season 5 nearing its end, fans are at tenterhooks, wondering who will be the winner! As of now, Amar Upadhyay, Juhi Parmar, Akashdeep Sky Saigal, Siddharth Sid Bhardwaj and Sunny Leone are hot in the race.

 

Amar Upadhyay has been the most dignified contestant of the show this year, having spent his time on Bigg Boss with a lot of integrity. The “Saas Bahu ka Badshah” as ex-Housemate Pooja Misrra tauntingly tagged him on the show, is a self-made man, whose boy-next-door image has been loved my many.

 

Amar, who started his television career with Jaya Bachchan’s hugely popular sitcom Dekh Bhai Dekh, carved a niche for himself along with veteran television actors like Farida Jalal, Shekhar Suman and Divya Seth.

 

From here, he never looked back and has done many television serials and soaps. Amar’s career witnessed a major upswing with Ekta Kapoor’s Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi; a women-oriented daily soap, which catapulted him to great heights. He left an indelible mark and created history on Indian television when, after his character of Mihir Virani was edged out of the soap, but had to be brought back to life by public demand.

 

Bigg Boss is Amar’s first attempt at a reality show and one wonders if he can win it. Giving him tough competition, is Juhi Parmar, who shot to fame with the serial Kumkum. Plus, there is Akashdeep Sky Saigal, who played Mihir Virani’s son in Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and has been in the news for all the wrong reasons on Bigg Boss.

Another contestant Siddharth Sid Bhardwaj, is a winner of MTV Splitsvilla and the youngest of the lot on the show. The 24-year-old actor-model-VJ is a pro at reality television, also having participated in shows like MTV Stripped, Gone In 60 Seconds and Roadies 8.0 too.

 

The last of the lot is Sunny Leone (born Karen Malhotra), an Indo-Canadian pornographic actress, businesswoman and model. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003 and created a furore with Indian conservative audiences, when she entered the Bigg Boss House as a Wild Card Entry a few weeks ago.

 

As we wait with bated breath to see who the winner would be, families and friends of various contestants, as well as some evicted participants, have been reported to use various antics and tactics outside the House to promote their kin and friends.

While evicted Housemate Mahek Chahal, through her interviews and tweets, has constantly been asking her fans to vote for Siddharth as the winner, their have been media reports of Akashdeep’s sister having the right connections and pulling strings to see her brother as the winner. Meanwhile, another evicted contestant Pooja Bedi has been constantly tweeting in favour of Akashdeep and also predicting that Juhi Parmar would win this season of Bigg Boss.

 

Astro-numerologist Bhavikk Sangghvi, who had joined Pooja Bedi for a prediction on the show, when she hosted Season 2, and had correctly predicted Ashutosh Kaushik as the winner of that season, has now announced that according to numerology, Juhi Parmar will win Bigg Boss 5.

 

This leaves Amar Upadhyay and Sunny Leone as the only two contestants playing a clean and fair game, without manipulating public opinion outside the House of Scandal.

 

Pooja Misrra, Andrew Symonds leave Bigg Boss!

According to latest reports, Bigg Boss guests Pooja Misrra and Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds have left the House of Scandal.

 

Confirming this, celebrity publicist and Bigg Boss specialist Dale Bhagwagar, who Pooja Misrra has extensively consulted before entering Bigg Boss as well as before her second coming on the show, says, “I am aware that their term on the show has come to an end. It is sad that Pooja could not be a contestant on the show in her second coming and had to concede being a guest.”

 

While Pooja will reach home by evening, Andrew is said to be at an undisclosed location inSouth Mumbai, from where he is expected to catch a flight back home.

 

“Pooja Misrra was the biggest entertainer and the soul of the season when she first entered Bigg Boss. After her sudden eviction, the public wanted her back as a contestant, competing for the finals. But that couldn’t happen, and Pooja had to merely return as Andrew’s translator and make frantic attempts to rectify her spoilt reputation. Whereas if she was a contestant, she could have fought back tooth and nail to reach the finals,” lamented Dale, who has also been labeled Pooja Misrra’s ‘guerrilla publicist’ by the media.

 

Earlier, Bhagwagar has handled the media for maximum number of controversial celebrities on reality shows including Shilpa Shetty (Big Brother), Ashmit Patel, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Sherlyn Chopra, Diana Hayden (Bigg Boss) and is officially handling Amar Upadhyay during Season 5.

For the record, Pooja Misrra was ousted from the House for an alleged assault on co-contestant Siddharth Bhardwaj. She was apparently removed for physically pushing Siddharth on the show, after the latter blew a situation out of proportion and demanded her exit.

 

Initially targeted by Pooja Bedi, Misrra was made the butt of many jokes, after which she shot back and fought her way with each and every contestant of the show. Millions of viewers identified with her arguments, realizing her plight and urge for space, resulting in Pooja surviving the maximum number of evictions on the show with a mega margin of public votes.

 

So huge was her popularity that most Housemates found her unstoppable and indomitable. About the evictions, they often said, “Joh bhi usske saamne aata hai, udd jaata hai!” (“Whoever gets nominated opposite Pooja, gets evicted!”).

 

“With her exciting moves and antics for the audiences, Brand Pooja Misrra fast emerged the biggest puller of eyeballs this season, attracting huge TRPs for the show. Pooja’s most famous comment on the show “Spare me” has now become popular lingo all over the country,” states Dale Bhagwagar.

Kashmera Shah gives Urvashi Dholakia a lesson in cattiness!

Urvashi Dholakia might be best known for playing villainous roles of a conniving vamp in television serials, but when it came to a film awards event recently, she got a bitter lesson in contemporary cattiness.

 

It so happened that Urvashi was invited to present the Zee Rishtey Awards along with Bollywood firebrand Kashmera Shah for the ‘Best Naughty and Negative Character’ category at this awards function. After engaging in the usual casual banter about presenting awards, all of a sudden an unscripted verbal duel took over the minute Urvashi uttered “Kashmira”.

 

The moment Kashmera heard Urvashi’s incorrect pronunciation of her name; their ‘rishtey’ somewhat changed and she flared up and shot back, “It’s not ‘Kashmira’ like ‘Kashmir’. It’s ‘Kashmera’ like ‘cash mera’.” Urvashi just stood there for half a minute with a zapped blank look on her face, not realizing what had hit her; then gathering her wits, sarcastically smiled and clarified saying, “Kashmera… Oops! Sorry, cash mera.”

 

But it didn’t end there. Before announcing the winners, Urvashi asked Kashmera, “Isn’t it good just to be bad on screen?” Kashmera smirked and retorted, “I love being bad off-screen too! It pays me a lot of money!” Realizing she was in a no-win situation with Kash around, Urvashi gave up on her sarcasm.

 

“Kash is indeed touchy about the pronunciation of her name,” admits her publicist Dale Bhagwagar. “I guess Urvashi was lucky she got away with just a smart-alec comment from her. Kash could have even taken off on her (Urvashi’s) name and meanings. Knowing her, I’d say, Urvashi got spared,” he winks.

 

Family members of contestants to visit Bigg Boss?

According to the grapevine, Bigg Boss will allow one family member of most of the current contestants on show, to visit their kin inside the House of Scandal this week.

 

A birdie tells us that one can expect Juhi Parmar’s husband Sachin Shroff, Amar Upadhyay’s wife Hetal and Akashdeep Saigal’s sister Madhu Bhatia on the show this Sunday, for the episode airing beginning next week.

 

In fact, Akashdeep’s sister, who stays inDubai, is learnt to be specially flying down for this chance to meet her brother while he is in the Bigg Boss House.

 

When we quizzed celebrity publicist and Bigg Boss specialist Dale Bhagwagar about this, he admitted that he had heard about this concept. “If it materializes, it will be a lot of fun. It will not only put some of the tensed contestants at ease but also escalate the drama for others,” he said.

 

“Imagine the surprise and happiness the Housemates will get, when they see their loved ones with them after more than two months,” added the PR expert. “This is the first time we might get to witness an exception like this being made on the show. What remains to be seen, is whether the family members would be allowed to meet all the contestants or only their kin,” he added, mischievously suggesting that the new members could be let in only for an hour, “so that the contestants begin missing them soon after.”

 

Since Bigg Boss Season 5 began, the show anchored by Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan has proceeded with names like Shakti Kapoor, Pooja Bedi, Nihita Biswas, Shradha Sharma, Mandeep Bevli, Raageshwari, Vida Samadzai, Sonika Kaliraman Malik, Gulabo Sapera, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and guest Swami Agnivesh, while Shonali Nagrani, Mahek Chahal, Juhi Parmar, Amar Upadhyay, Siddharth Bhardwaj, Aksahdeep Saigal, along with latest entrants Sunny Leone, Andrew Symonds and Wild Card Entry Pooja Misrra are still in the House.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Pooja Misrra to re-enter Bigg Boss!

Pooja Misrra, the soul of Bigg Boss 5, who was ousted from the House for an alleged assault on co-contestant Siddharth Bhardwaj, is re-entering the show as a special entry today.

Pooja, who was considered to be the best entertainer of this year’s season, was apparently removed for physically pushing Siddharth Bhardwaj on the show, after the latter blew a situation out of proportion and demanded her exit.

“I’ve just asked her to be herself and expose everyone’s double standards on the show in her second coming. She could be a raging tornado now,” says celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar, a Bigg Boss specialist, who Pooja had elaborately consulted before and after her experience with Bigg Boss and who has also been labeled her ‘guerrilla publicist’ ever since.

Earlier, Bhagwagar has handled the media for maximum number of controversial celebrities on reality shows including Shilpa Shetty (Big Brother), Ashmit Patel, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Sherlyn Chopra, Diana Hayden (Bigg Boss) and is officially handling Amar Upadhyay during Season 5.

Initially targeted by Pooja Bedi, Misrra was made the butt of many jokes, after which she shot back and fought her way tooth and nail with each and every contestant of the show. Millions of viewers identified with her arguments, realizing her plight and urge for space, resulting in Pooja surviving the maximum number of evictions on the show with a huge margin of public votes.

So huge was her popularity that most Housemates found her unstoppable and indomitable. About the evictions, they often said, “Joh bhi usske saamne aata hai, udd jaata hai!” (“Whoever gets nominated opposite Pooja, gets evicted!”).

With her exciting moves and antics for the audiences, Brand Pooja Misrra fast emerged the biggest puller of eyeballs this season, attracting huge TRPs for the show.

Pooja Misrra’s most famous comment on the show has been “Spare me”. Now it remains to be seen how many Housemates she will spare in her second coming.

Mike Tyson’s deal for Bigg Boss 5 hits a roadblock?

According to inside sources the much speculated entry of Mike Tyson inIndia’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss has come to a halt. Latest reports suggest that the deal between the boxing legend and the makers of the show, hit a roadblock after the parties could not agree upon the remuneration. Mike is heard to have asked for an astronomical amount, resulting in the deal going kaput.

 

When quizzed about this, celebrity publicist and Bigg Boss specialist Dale Bhagwagar reacted, “Brand Mike Tyson could have been a big shot in the arm for the show. Nevertheless, the expected entry of former Australian cricket team all-rounder Andrew Symonds should make up for it. Cricket is no less than a religion inIndiaand Andrew’s presence would surely attract a lot of eyeballs and pep up the enthusiasm factor.”

 

As Bigg Boss nears its finale, with the number of contestants reducing, there seems to be a fluctuation in the high-voltage drama we witnessed on the show in the last two months. Apart from handling the media for Housemate Amar Upadhyay for this season, Dale was also consulted by ex-contestant Pooja Misrra, before she entered Bigg Boss.

 

Supporting her tooth and nail while she was in the House and even justifying her actions most of the time, Dale had ensured, Pooja became the most talked-about and debated Housemate of the year. But when we asked the PR expert about Pooja Misrra’s chances of a Wild Card Entry on Bigg Boss, he surprisingly refused to comment anything at all.

 

Meanwhile, Symonds who is said to enter the House coming Wednesday, is rumoured to be a guest for five days on the show. A two-time World Cup winner, since mid-2008, Symonds has spent most of the time out of the team, due to disciplinary reasons, including alcohol.

 

He was sent home from the 2009 World Twenty20, his third suspension, expulsion or exclusion from selection in the space of a year. With his central contract then withdrawn, many cricket analysts have speculated that the Australian administrators will no longer tolerate him, and that Symonds may announce his retirement.

 

Last year, The Great Khali had created quite a stir with his strong presence on Bigg Boss, while foreign contestants like Baywatch girl Pamela Anderson, German model Claudia Ciesla, the late British reality TV star Jade Goody and Canadian pornstar Sunny Leone have all made their presence felt.

 

Since Bigg Boss Season 5 began, the show anchored by Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan has proceeded with names like Shakti Kapoor, Pooja Bedi, Shonali Nagrani, Nihita Biswas, Shradha Sharma, Mandeep Bevli, Raageshwari, Vida Samadzai, Mahek Chahal, Sonika Kaliraman Malik, Pooja Misrra, Gulabo Sapera, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Juhi Parmar, Amar Upadhyay, Siddharth Bhardwaj, Aksahdeep Saigal, Swami Agnivesh and Sunny Leone.

 

Kashmera Shah turns into a man!

As if beating up a contestant while shooting her latest reality show Steal Ur Girlfriend for Channel [V] wasn’t enough, Kashmera Shah, who anchors it in true-blue chick-flick style, has now turned into a man for it.

 

Yes! You heard it right! Kash has disguised herself as a guy for the latest episode of the show! Ask her why and she shoots, “Sometimes you have to think like the enemy to win the war. I am not interested in small relationship battles, but more in knowing what makes the men think and behave in a certain way.”

 

“Moreover, some girls are pretty stubborn and can only be convinced by men. Hence, I had to disguise myself to fool one such girl and give her the much-needed advice from a ‘man’.”

Steal Ur Girlfriend has Kashmera playing a guiding angel, helping out helpless lovers turn from zeroes to heroes and steal girlfriends of other guys!

 

Whether the contestant finally took Kash’s advice or not is to be seen, but more than that it’ll be fun to check out how her smarty-pants boyfriend Krushna reacts when he watches the show and finds out that she actually raided his wardrobe for playing the part of a man.

 

“Krushna is always borrowing my wigs to play a gal on Comedy Circus, so I’ve got back at him by flicking some of his clothes,” winks Kash. “But I guess, when Krushna sees me on air, he would feel proud. Even as a man, I look sexier than any other man”.

 

Bigg Boss inmates misunderstand Amar Upadhyay!

Amar Upadhyay, who shot to fame with Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, has been one of the very few contestants playing a fair game in this season of Bigg Boss. Often, the family man prefers being a spectator and comments only when needed. But this good-boy behaviour is not being understood in the right light by some of the inmates on the reality show, who feel that Amar is a ‘plotter’.

 

This week, in a conversation with Mahek Chahal, Shradha Sharma revealed that Amar’s behaviour had changed and that he had become a “game player’, “plotting” against the ladies in the House.

 

As if adding salt to the fire, Mahek agreed to Shradha’s point of view and said that she had seen him discuss plans secretly with Akashdeep.

 

But Amar’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar justifies his actions saying, “Amar is a straight forward person and no one needs to be wary of him. He is a blunt, righteous and forthright guy, who only tries to gossip, or act as if he is gossiping; just to learn what is playing on the other person’s scheming mind.”

 

Now that we know the truth behind Amar’s strategy, we can’t help but applaud his cleverness.

 

Is Mahesh Bhatt’s signing of Sunny Leone scripted for Bigg Boss?

Even as filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt prepares to enter the Bigg Boss House to ‘convince’ pornstar Sunny Leone to sign his forthcoming film Jism 2, rumours have it that the maker has ‘already’ signed her ‘before’ she entered the show, and that all the drama is scripted.

 

It is interesting to note that when Mahesh Bhatt’s son Rahul Bhatt got eliminated after participating in the same show last year, he was reported to have said that the show was “bizarre and scripted”.

 

In a telephonic talk with a renowned news agency, his exact words were: “Of course, it (Bigg Boss) is all scripted! It is all for TRPs. Drama, fights and romance is all that the audience wants to see… and that’s all that the channel wants to show. In my opinion, some of those who are doing a nautanki on the show are thoroughly briefed.”

 

Wonder what Rahul would say about his father entering the show this year. However, when we quizzed celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar who is a specialist with Bigg Boss, having handled the media for maximum number of contestants on the show, the PR expert denied that the show was scripted.

 

“No one tells the participants what they have to do. Yes, nowadays Bigg Boss does call the Housemates into the Confession Room more often to give advice and guide them towards the righteous path, but that does not mean the show is scripted,” comments Bhagwagar.

 

“Apart from situations arising because of the closed-door environment of the House, and the weekly tasks assigned to Housemates, the rest of the time the participants indulge in all the drama by themselves,” he says.

 

Dale explains, “Most of the participants go to Bigg Boss with an agenda, either to make, remodel or improve their image. They have to generate a considerable amount of excitement to catch attention, either for popularity, or to garner votes and be saved from evictions. But no one except friends and publicists, tell them before hand how to go about it.”

 


Boxing legend Mike Tyson in Bigg Boss 5 next week?

With Pooja Misrra, one of the greatest entertainers of Bigg Boss Season 5, out of the House, there has been speculation whether her ouster would affect the TRP’s ofIndia’s biggest reality show.

Celebrity publicist and Bigg Boss specialist Dale Bhagwagar who Pooja had elaborately consulted before entering the show, says “Pooja Misrra had become a household name from the last few weeks and is obviously being missed on the show.”

The lady who Dale had branded as “a simpleton and a baby at heart, who could transform herself into a ferocious tigress within a nanosecond,” is now being speculated to make a Wild Card entry. Labeled as Pooja’s ‘guerrilla publicist’, the PR guru admits that Pooja has been in regular touch with him after the show, but refuses to comment on her return to what he terms “the awesome House of Scandal.”

Instead, Dale analyses that “Bigg Boss needs a stronger shot in the arm now. Someone like a Mike Tyson walking in next week, would be a perfect bet. Mike is one of the most popular and controversial living legends the world has ever seen, while Bigg Boss is the most popular and controversial reality show our country has. The two can make a fantabulous combo.”

“Plus, anchors Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan who have always been known for their physiques in Bollywood, could have a gala time interacting with the muscular champion,” he adds.

The public relations man has handled the media for maximum number of controversial celebrities on reality shows including Shilpa Shetty (Big Brother), Ashmit Patel, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Sherlyn Chopra, Diana Hayden (Bigg Boss) and is officially handling Amar Upadhyay during Season 5.

Mike Tyson, the 45-year-old American, is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. In 1992, Tyson was convicted for rape, for which he was sentenced to six years in prison, but was released after serving three years, after which, he engaged in a series of comeback fights.

It can be noted here that Tyson’s name was also speculated before Bigg Boss rolled this year, but as the show proceeded with names like Shakti Kapoor, Pooja Bedi, Shonali Nagrani, Nihita Biswas, Shradha Sharma, Mandeep Bevli, Raageshwari, Vida Samadzai, Mahek Chahal, Sonika Kaliraman Malik, Pooja Misrra, Gulabo Sapera, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Juhi Parmar, Amar Upadhyay, Siddharth Bhardwaj, Aksahdeep Saigal, Swami Agnivesh and Sunny Leone, not many have missed the many international names which were rumoured to be on the show.

Last year, The Great Khali had created quite a stir with his strong presence on Bigg Boss, while foreign contestants like Baywatch girl Pamela Anderson, German model Claudia Ciesla, the late British reality TV star Jade Goody and Canadian pornstar Sunny Leone have all made their presence felt.

Will Sunny Leone accept Jism 2 on Bigg Boss?

According to latest reports, Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has decided to indeed enter the Bigg Boss House this week, to offer pornstar Sunny Leone, the lead role in his next movie Jism 2.

 

“I am not casting her for her body, but I see that there is loneliness and a heartbroken soul behind that smile. The entertainment business itself is not a cakewalk, so the porn business would have been a really tough ride for her,” Bhatt told a news agency over phone from Mumbai.

 

Bhatt said that he loved casting people who are real and who have gone through highs and lows to reach a stature where people look up to them for their hard work. His film Jism released in 2003 made debutants John Abraham and Bipasha Basu an overnight success in Bollywood.

 

Bhatt has admitted to have also approached Bipasha Basu and Mallika Sherawat for the role in the Jism sequel, but has said that things didn’t work out. Let’s see, if Sunny accepts this offer and turns it into magical card for her Bollywood debut.

 

Earlier, celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar who is a specialist with Bigg Boss, having handled the media for maximum number of controversial celebrities on reality shows including Shilpa Shetty (Big Brother), Ashmit Patel, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Sherlyn Chopra, Diana Hayden (Bigg Boss), had said, “If Mr Mahesh Bhatt is really keen on signing porn star Sunny Leone, what better platform than Bigg Boss to announce it.”

 

“We already know that Sunny is keen on a Bollywood career. Bigg Boss is India’s biggest reality show and if Mahesh Bhatt manages to get into the House of Scandal and convince her to sign on the dotted line, imagine what a national sensation this could create for the movie as well as for Sunny’s impending Bollywood debut,” Dale had added.

Will Mahesh Bhatt offer a film to Sunny Leone on Bigg Boss?

“If Mr Mahesh Bhatt is really keen on signing porn star Sunny Leone, what better platform than Bigg Boss to announce it,” says celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar who is a specialist with Bigg Boss.

 

Bhagwagar has handled the media for maximum number of controversial celebrities on reality shows including Shilpa Shetty (Big Brother), Ashmit Patel, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Sherlyn Chopra, Diana Hayden (Bigg Boss) and is officially handling Amar Upadhyay during Season 5.

 

He points out that the acclaimed and controversial filmmaker has always talked the talk and is a perfect choice for the makers of the show to have as a guest entry on Bigg Boss for a few days. It can be noted here that last year, the filmmaker’s son Rahul Bhatt also participated in the reality show and attracted a lot of eyeballs.

It has been reported that earlier, the Bhatts wanted Sunny Leone for their movie Blue Film which was later titled Kalyug. Their deal could not be closed then, but it is said that they are now said to be keen to cast her either in Murder 3 or Jism 2.

 

“We already know that Sunny is keen on a Bollywood career. Bigg Boss is India’s biggest reality show and if Mahesh Bhatt manages to get into the House of Scandal and convince her to sign on the dotted line, imagine what a national sensation this could create for the movie as well as for Sunny’s impending Bollywood debut,” says the PR expert.