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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.

Will Pooja Misrra’s exit affect Bigg Boss TRPs?

With Pooja Misrra, the soul of Bigg Boss 5, out of the House for an alleged assault on co-contestant Siddharth Bhardwaj, one wonders if the shocking development will hamper the TRPs of India’s biggest reality show on Colors.

Pooja Missra, who was considered to be the best entertainer of this year’s season, was apparently removed (‘aapko nishkasit karte hai’ – as Bigg Boss would say) for physically pushing Siddharth Bhardwaj on the show. Siddharth, who is the winner of an earlier reality show Splitsvilla, is reported to have blown the situation out of proportion and demanded her exit, after which Bigg Boss decided to show Pooja the door.

One of the many rules to be followed strictly by all the contestants is to never attack anyone physically. Pooja Misrra, the rebel of the house and the House Captain for the week, was surrounded by controversies galore right from day one on Bigg Boss.

Initially targeted by Pooja Bedi, she 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 much so, 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!”)

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

“Pooja is a simpleton and a baby at heart, who, if rubbed the wrong way, can transform herself into a ferocious tigress within a nanosecond. Nothing would be the same without her,” lamented celebrity PR Dale Bhagwagar, a Bigg Boss specialist, who Pooja had elaborately consulted before entering 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.

Pooja Misrra’s most famous comment on the show has been “Spare me”. Now it remains to be seen whether Bigg Boss will ‘spare’ her this time and let her enter the House again as a Wild Card Entry!

Kashmera Shah beats up reality show contestant!

It’s been quite some time Kashmera Shah has been done and over with Rakhi Sawant and Bigg Boss, but the gal still seems to have a strong hangover from the House of Scandal. While shooting her latest reality show Steal Ur Girlfriend for Channel [V], Kash, who anchors it in true-blue chick-flick style, actually beat up a contestant called Atirek Sharma.

Reason? “The guy just didn’t understand how to sweep a girl off her feet,” Kash snaps, as if justifying her actions.

Hitting Atirek Sharma on his head, Kash got so involved in the show’s proceedings that she started laughing an evil laughter while punching the poor guy who didn’t know whether to cry or get turned on as Kash was right on top of him. As the baffled contestant took a breather, she looked him in the eye, gave a wicked stare and ruffled his hair like a mischievous kid.

Gosh! What on earth was on Kash’s mind? Or she just lost it? When asked, she cattily winks and says she has always beaten up men in her life. “If you beat them up properly and lay them well, you can walk all over them all your life.” Huh!

Channel [V]’s synopsis of the show reads: ‘Kashmera plays an angel in disguise, helping out helpless lovers turn from zeroes to heroes and steal girlfriends of other guys!’

Yeah, that’s being naughty enough! But if this is Kash’s definition of being an ‘angel’ to the contestants, imagine what could happen, if Kash decides to play ‘devil’ for a change someday. Wonder if her smarty-pants boyfriend Krushna wants to say something here!!

Amar Upadhyay emerges the most dignified member of Bigg Boss 5

Even as Akashdeep Saigal (alias Sky) slyly tries the nastiest tricks in the book to provoke and insult co-contestant Amar Upadhyay on Bigg Boss, the latter is emerging the coolest Housemate on the show, keeping a dignified silence with a lot of self restraint.

After Akash spoke about Amar’s family in a derogatory manner on the show and also falsely accused him of having an affair with evicted participant Miss Afghanistan Vida Samadzai, his scathing and malicious attacks on Amar continue. Calling him an out-of-work actor, a repulsive-sounding Akash even said that Amar was a good-for-nothing, whose only claim to fame was his character of Mihir Virani in Ekta Kapoor’s Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

The latest episode of Bigg Boss saw all the Housemates excited when the day begins. They dance to the wake up song. However, things take a turn for the worse a little later. Amar is working out in the exercising area when Mahek Chahal, Akash and Juhi Parmar come there.

Akash starts taunting Amar by stating that he has had a “failed career” before the show. Amar does not react. Akash then tells him that he will continue to suffer once he gets out of Bigg Boss 5. Amar still does not react. Akash then mocks at the way Mahek speaks and insinuates that Amar is having an affair with Shradha Sharma. Amar finally breaks his silence and sternly says that all the girls in the House are just his friends.

Akash then announces that Amar was also seeing Vida as the two were very friendly. Amar raises his voice a bit and tells him that there was nothing between him and Vida, and he is a happily married man.

“Amar is a devoted husband, a loving father and a God-fearing person, who practices yoga and meditation to keep his calm. Akashdeep has been mistaking his silence for his weakness,” says Amar’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar.

He adds that “Amar is a level-headed and upright person, with a lot of self-esteem. Though he is a no-nonsense guy, he has realized that it is almost futile to react to Akash’s monkey business. But that doesn’t mean he will take it lying down for long. Akash is continually hitting out at him by trying to offend, insult or defame him, and there might come a time, when Amar might be forced to put him in place in his own language.”