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‘Dolly Bindra fooled India!’

Looking at the way Dolly Bindra has been inciting Ashmit Patel, the Bollywood actor’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar says, “Dolly Bindra never changed. She just fooled the nation that she had mellowed down. It was a farce we all fell for. But now we all know how she fakes for TRPs.”

 

It can be recalled how Dolly’s entry into Bigg Boss spoilt the peace and calm of the House. While most found her behaviour despicable, a few even enjoyed her antics.

 

First, she unabashedly attacked Shweta Tiwari with vengeance (Shweta’s ex-husband Raja Chaudhary is said to have slapped Dolly at a party a few months ago). Shweta, who couldn’t bear it after a few days, even patched up with Dolly.

 

But after the unruly lady allegedly hit Sameer Soni with an iron rod (apparently we weren’t shown this footage on television), she was removed from the House.

 

On her return (wonder who in their right sense of mind, voted for her) as a wild card entry, her attitude ‘seemed’ to have changed. But Dolly has once again showed her true colours, going back to her old ways, this time, attacking Ashmit Patel.

 

Unluckily for her, Ashmit has turned out to be mentally stronger. The gutsy actor has been giving it back to Dolly (sometimes teasing her in her own peculiar style, tone and language).

 

This seems to have puzzled and shaken Dolly. But Ashmit needs to beware. Wonder what she would do next!

Veena Malik gone; will Ashmit Patel be cornered?

After Sara Khan, Ashmit Patel has had to bid farewell to another ‘good friend’ Veena Malik, who was evicted from Bigg Boss this Friday.

The Pakistani starlet was the last of the housemates to maintain a pro-Ashmit stand. She used to pamper him like a baby; feeding him his morning dose of papaya, making and serving chai, cooking his favourite dishes, massaging him and even providing the daily dose of kisses and bear hugs.

In fact, Veena was the only person Ashmit could count on, while other housemates disliked his frank and straight-forward ways.

Moreover, it was the couple’s obvious fondness for each other that added spice, not only to their lives, but also to the viewer’s interest.

For latecomers, Veena’s affection for Ashmit surfaced during their task this Diwali, where night cameras caught her fondling and caressing him, as he fell asleep. Despite their arguments, the couple had immense understanding for each other and Veena had become Ashmit’s emotional support in a House full of back-biters.

Now that Veena is out, everyone expects Ashmit to be cornered by the unruly Dolly Bindra, who seems to be calculatingly waiting for another chance to pounce on him.

But the Bollywood actor’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar is still confident of his client. “A little aloofness will give Ashmit a breather and time to introspect in a House full of stress. Knowing him, I can vouch for his guts to slug it out and try to be a survivor even in this hostile environment,” remarked the PR specialist.

As the drama escalates, only time will tell, how Ashmit Patel will cope with life without Veena Malik in the Bigg Boss House.

Bhansali’s revenge on Salman?

Wonder if Sanjay Leela Bhansali has found a new and unique way to attack the Dabangg superstar Salman Khan for having given statements for his film Guzaarish on Bigg Boss.

 

A Mumbai local tabloid has published an article, with Bhansali’s pet journalist Subhash K Jha alleging that “Bhojpuri star Manoj Tiwari blames Salman Khan for his ouster from Bigg Boss 4.”

 

The article states that Tiwari believes his ouster against Ashmit Patel was a “slap on his face, given his thousands of fans.”

 

That’s not all! It says, Tiwari has now alleged that the song ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ in Arbaaz Khan’s Dabangg has been plagiarized from a song of a late composer called Tarabano Faizabadi.

 

The article adds that an insulted Tiwari has deputed his men “to track down Tarabano’s family who live somewhere in Delhi. He has taken up the task of getting them ‘justice’ from the Khans.”

 

Tch tch! Seems some people can go to any extent and use any method for revenge!

Bihar firebrand Neetu Chandra takes on Home Minister P.Chidambaram

Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra who hails from Bihar is terribly upset with Home Minister P.Chidambaram’s statement that ‘migrants commit crimes in Delhi’.

 

“Criminals commit crime, not migrants,” said Neetu. Learning that Chidambaram retracted his statement later, she remarked, “Are our politicians so fickle-minded that they make statements and retract them later?”

 

“We need leaders who unite us, not divide us like Britishers did,” said the firebrand.

 

“Migrants have been building Delhi. They have made the metros and the flyovers, the malls and the multiplexes and we all are proud of our capital. But such a statement from the Home Minister is not only disappointing but a very dangerous one. I hope there is a law against politicians who make such irresponsible remarks,” Neetu added.

Manoj Tiwari attacks Salman and Arbaaz Khan!

Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari is now ruing over a tweet of actor Arbaaz Khan which said, “I would try save Ashmit by sending a SMS,” insinuating that the Khan brothers Salman (the host of the reality show) and Arbaaz, have ‘scripted’ his eviction from Bigg Boss. Manoj is also learnt to have told a television channel that his eviction could be a ‘conspiracy’ against Bhojpuri actors.

 

“Mr Tiwari is singling out Arbaaz just because he is unable to digest his defeat opposite Ashmit Patel and probably feels the need to blame someone for it. If Arbaaz tweeted, what’s wrong about it? Doesn’t Arbaaz have his own identity, independent of Salman Khan? Just because he is Salman’s brother, can Manoj Tiwari hold him guilty for tweeting? By doing so, he’s being a petty superstar,” reacted Ashmit’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar.

 

In his moment of embarrassment, Manoj seems to have conveniently missed out the fact that Karan Johar, Amisha Patel, Manyata and Sanjay Dutt, Farah Khan, Ali Merchant, Hrishant Goswami, Ishq Bector and a host of Bollywood people, along with Ashmit’s growing fan-following, put in their bit to help him win the round opposite the Bhojpuri superstar. We are aware how most of them SMS’d, emailed, posted messages on their Blackberry Messengers, Twitter and Facebook and even spread the word-of-mouth.

 

Moreover, the biggest chunk of votes must have come from Gujarat, where a mass SMS campaign called ‘Save Aapno Gujjubhai’ (Save Our Gujjubhai) was conducted in the state by Ashmit’s managing team.

 

Inspite of this, fans of Manoj Tiwari have burnt effigies of Salman Khan in Patna. Manoj Tiwari Fan Club president Manish Kumar, along with some 20-25 supporters, protested against eviction of their superstar and claimed that Bigg Boss had ‘insulted’ the 26-crore Bhojpuri community.

EXPOSED: How Ashmit Patel was ‘saved’!

While everyone is wondering how Ashmit Patel could upstage Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari in Bigg Boss, here’s how he won the round. Not many are aware that the Bollywood actor has a huge friend-circle lobbying for him outside the House every time he is nominated.

 

Tapping all channels of communication including SMS, emails, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, word-of-mouth along with personal requests; most of his close friends doubled up as lobbyists to make sure Ashmit had a stronger vote bank than Manoj Tiwari.

 

Karan Johar tweeted and requested everyone he met to vote for Ashmit. Sister Amisha Patel sent out several messages requesting all Bollywood folks and her fans to vote for her brother. Sara Khan’s husband Ali Merchant and evicted Bigg Boss participant Hrishant Goswami were among the strongest lobbyists for Ashmit.

 

Manyata and Sanjay Dutt fiercely supported him and asked their entire friend-circle to vote for Ashmit. All of his family as well as friends like Ishq Bector exhausted their 99 SMS’s per week limit to save him.

 

Plus, the actors managing team swung into action and sent out mass messages requesting fans and friends for support with the SMS-votes. Even Veena Malik’s fans were largely tapped.

 

But the biggest chunk of votes must have come from Gujarat. A mass SMS campaign called ‘Save Aapno Gujjubhai’ (Save Our Gujjubhai) was conducted in the state by Ashmit’s managing team.

 

All this, while everyone thought Ashmit would lose out to Manoj Tiwari.

Is Manoj Tiwari tarnishing his own image?

Reacting to Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari’s comments in the media, that his eviction from Bigg Boss was “scripted”, Ashmit Patel’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar retorted, “its another case of sour grapes.”

“It seems Manoj Tiwari is too embarrassed to have lost to Ashmit Patel. But to say that his eviction was ‘scripted’, further exposes his insecurity,” stated the PR specialist.

He pointed out that while Ashmit continued to enjoy the friendship and patronage of Veena Malik and Sara Khan, Manoj had even lost the confidence of Shweta Tiwari (one of his best friends of four years), the faith of his good friends Sameer Soni and The Great Khali, and the patronage of his sister Seema Parihar on Bigg Boss.

“The public is very sharp and intelligent and Mr Tiwari needs to understand that. While Ashmit has come out stronger, Mr Tiwari has messed up his image and is tarnishing it further by terming the reality show as scripted after his ouster,” remarked the publicist.