Bigg Boss 2
The second season of TV reality
show Bigg Boss will have controversy galore. With politicians Rahul Mahajan
and Sanjay Nirupam, notorious British reality TV star Jade Goody and gangster
Abu Salem's companion Monica Bedi among many others, the show will make
for exciting viewing over the next three months.
Fourteen contestants including
television actors Ketki Dave and Rakhi Vijayan, item girl Sambhavna Seth,
actors Payal Rohatgi and Monica Bedi, non-celebrity Elina apart from Jade
Goody are part of the female inmates of the Bigg Boss house.
Among the men are model-actor
Zulfi Syed, music reality show winner Debojit Saha, MTV Roadies 5.0 winner
Ashutosh Kaushik, TV actress Shweta Tiwari's estranged husband Raja Chaudhry,
Congress member Sanjay Nirupam, Rahul Mahajan - son of late Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan and famous comedian Ehsaan Qureshi.
While all of them will be
closeted in a specially designed house for three months under 24-hour surveillance,
with no access to telephones or television, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty,
who had won the international format of the show Celebrity Big Brother
in 2007, will be hosting the show.
Shilpa had emerged winner
despite racist remarks in Celebrity Big Brother by Goody, who has now come
to India to "change people's perception" about her.
Also, Payal Rohatgi's reported
closeness with Rahul Mahajan was also earlier this month, an alleged reason
for his break-up with his wife Shweta.
Shilpa herself will appear
only in the elimination episodes each Friday, communicating with the contestants
through a TV screen. Each week, one contestant will be voted out.
In July 2006, he got engaged
to Shweta Singh-Mahajan someone who he has known for 13 years. They were
in flying school together in the US, and also flew for the Indian airline
Jet Airways. This engagement is a little controversial in its timing, with
people wondering why it was so sudden. The wedding took place on August
29 at 'Blue Sea', a marriage hall at Worli sea face in Central Mumbai near
the Mahajan residence. The marriage was reportedly on rocks for sometime
with serious allegation of beating that Rahul meted out to his new wife.
Shweta Mahajan filed for divorce on 13-Dec-2007. Shweta has filed for divorce
on grounds of incompatibility and mutual consent of both parties.
Rahul Mahajan (born 1974)
in a Maharashtrian Deshastha Brahmin family is an Indian politician. He
is son of the late Indian politician, Pramod Mahajan.
Rahul Mahajan came into
the news when his father was shot by his own brother and struggled for
his life for twelve days before succumbing. Television footage showed him
comforting his sister and mother and maintaining a stoic demeanour. There
were rumours that Mahajan would be inducted into the BJP to follow his
However, exactly a month
after his father's death on June 3, 2006, Mahajan was hospitalized after
an alleged cocaine overdose. His father's secretary, Bibek Maitra was also
rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. The two had
imbibed a cocktail of drugs along with champagne. Mahajan recovered, but
on his discharge from hospital on June 6 2006, he was arrested by the Delhi
Police on charges of drug possession and consumption.
The case has become more
complex because there are several different versions of what happened that
night, and the fact that Apollo Hospital, where the two were admitted,
said in a press conference that Mahajan's toxin screens were negative for
all known drug types. An independent testing of Mahajan's blood has yielded
different results, with high quantities of opiates detected in his blood
sample. Apollo hospital has since changed their answer, saying that traces
of barbiturates and opiates were found in his bloodstream. The forensics
lab, after examining Mahajan's gastric lavage, has declared that heroin
had been consumed, probably after mistaking it to be cocaine, and the Indian
press has compared the incident to the movie Pulp Fiction.
Debojit Saha is Indian-Bengali
singer and was the winner of Zee TV's reality series, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge
He was placed in Ismail
Darbar's Yalgaar Ho Gharana and then started to gain public attention by
going through the initial rounds by being chosen by the judges. In the
final 12, he was only in the bottom three once.
On February 24, 2006, he
was announced the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 with the majority
of votes from the North Eastern states of India.
He has lent his voice in
bollywood movie 88 Antop Hill.
At the moment, Saha is looking
forward to sing in Assamese films
Moreover, he is busy shooting
for Zee TV Bangla’s Sa Re Ga Ma, where he is the host. Simultaneously,
he is singing at various concerts and practising a lot to improve his singing
He is one of the 14 contestants
in the season 2 of TV reality show Big Boss
MTV Roadies 5 winner, a
Dhabha owner who straight forward talks helped him win the MTV Roadies
title, was a surprise entry. Apart from the fact he speaks straight and
typical UP language, it will be good for the inmates as he can really prepare
good food. Rahul as a good House Manager guided him through all the corners
of the house. Will be see how Ash manages Rahul’s attitude!
Aashutosh Kaushik is from
Sahranpur. He was born on October 02, 1979. He owns a small restaurant.
He was one of the contestants
of MTV Roadies 5, an adventure reality show.
He was rejected at the Chandigarh
and Delhi auditions and was finally selected from the Jaipur audition.
He was among the top two
finalists and was declared the winner on May 24, 2008.
Raja Choudhary - Raja better
know as Ex-husband of Shweta Tiwari (Prerna of Kaasuati Zindagi Ki) was
all in news for her problems with his wife Shweta and the matter went to
court. Raja started on an emotional note saying that he is doing all these
for his daughter Palak and probably she might understand that he was not
wrong. Hmmm, we understand your feelings, we will see what all you have
to say about your relationship with your wife and the problems you had!
Participant in Dance Based
Reality Show. Raja Chaudhary was getting passionate with his heroine Raina
Mukherjee during a lovemaking scene for his film Kuch Khel Kuch Masti.
A source from the sets says,
“Raja is paired opposite this new girl Raina Mukherjee. His wife Shweta
visits the sets whenever possible. Once, during the shooting of an intimate
scene between Raja and Raina, she got pretty upset and created a huge scene
on the sets. There was chaos after that. She made her displeasure very
clear, in loud words, and there was tension all round, on the sets. The
shoot was stalled while Raja took her to a corner and tried to convince
her about the scene.” However, when contacted, Raja Chowdhury obviously
had a different version of the same story. He said, “Yes there is this
one song where I have very intimate scenes with the leading lady Raina.
However, I told Shweta about it before, and she understood.”
Model, actor and the smart
shy stud made a grand entry and we guess he will look forward to gather
some fame through this show. He has worked on a movie called Taj Mahal
(we do not know when did it came and went). He just said it’s the first
time he will be away from his friends for this long, but will see how it
Stand up comedian who has
this habit of dragging the last word and making comic peotry out of anything.
We are thinking what if he starts his comic act everyday and the inmates
has to bear his poetry everyday?
Ek din, main Delhi pahuncha,
Station pe ek coolie se
bahar jane ka rasta pooncha.
Coolie ne kaha: "Bahar jaake
Maine khud hi rasta dhundh
Bahar jaake taxiwale se
"Bhai saab Lal Kile ka kitna
Jawab mila: "Bechna nahi
In 1993, Bal Thackeray, Shiv
Sena Supremo asked him to join "Dopahar-Ka-Samna", as its Executive Editor.
In September 1996, he was handpicked by Bal Thackeray to represent the
party in the Rajya Sabha and propagate the party view point in the Parliament.
Sanjay Nirupam (born February
6, 1964) is an Indian politician.
He was born in the remote
village of Rohtas in Bihar. He spent his childhood in Rohtas and after
completing his schooling, moved to Patna in 1980 for higher education.
He has been active in politics since his student life. He graduated in
1986 in arts with honours in political science.
He moved to Delhi in 1986
and joined the weekly "Panch Janya" as a Sub-editor. In 1988, he received
an offer from "Jan-Satta" a sister publication of Indian Express which
led to his moving to Mumbai.
In March 2005, he resigned
from the Shiv Sena. His resignation was seen resulting from long standing
rivalry and hostilities with Pramod Mahajan former Telecommunication Minister
in the former BJP government who he has accused of being involved in corruption
scandal involving Reliance Industries. Pramod Mahajan is seen as being
very close to Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and one of the chief engineers
of the BJP-ShivSena coalition that controlled the previous state government
In April 2005, Nirupam joined
the Congress Party..
The Hyderabad Court however
denied her bail in the case as she failed to produce her original passport.
Monica said she lost her passport in Dubai. On July 25 2007 she was released
from the Chanchalguda Central Jail and was received by her father Prem
Kumar Bedi. She said that she planned to make a comeback to films and claimed
to be getting offers from both Bollywood and the Telugu film industry.
Monica Bedi (born January
18, 1975, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India) is an Indian actress and companion
of gangster Abu Salem. He used his influence in Bollywood to get her acting
roles in Bollywood productions. Their companionship was an example of the
underworld-filmdom nexus between Mumbai and Bollywood.
In September 2002, she was
arrested along with Abu Salem by the Lisbon police for entering Portugal
with forged documents. After years of legal battle, they were deported
to India in November 11, 2005, after India promised Portugal that Salem
would not receive death sentence.
On 29th September 2006,
an Indian Court convicted Monica Bedi for passport forgery. CBI had filed
a case against Bedi under section 420 (cheating), 120 B (criminal conspiracy)
and section 12 of the Passport Act for procuring a passport on a fictitious
Bedi was acquitted of all
criminal charges by a Bhopal court on July 16 2007 due to lack of evidence
against her. Yet another case for possessing a passport from Hyderabad
on forged documents in the name of Sana Malik is pending in a Hyderabad
Although Bedi had grown up
in Norway, she is not a Norwegian citizen. On 2005, her application for
a residence permit was rejected by the Norwegian immigration authorities
||Rakhi Vijayan Tandon
- She started as Sweety of Hum Punch and then appeared in one or two TV
serials after which she disappeared. When asked whats the plan, she said
she wants to have a blast, chill out and make a family out of the inmates.
Rakhi, you want to make family? Easy said, you will see how bitchy the
whole thing goes in matter of days. And if it does not go bitchy phir Bigg
Boss ka kya maaza!
Rakhee Tandon is an Indian
Comedy Actor. She is the sister-in-law of Indian actress Raveena Tandon.
She played in the serial Heena
Tandon also plays the role
of Sweeti Mathur in a popular Indian Sitcom, "Hum Paanch", where she is
the third daughter of Anand Mathur, played by Ashok Saraf. Sweety is often
referred to by her family as 'Hateli' or a bimbo.
Rakhi Vijan has filed for
divorce from her husband Rajiv Tandon (brother of actress Raveena Tandon).
Payal made her Bollywood debut
in Harry Baweja's Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai?, a Hindi remake of the Hollywood
teen flick American Pie. However, she went unnoticed in the multi-starrer.
She shot into the limelight by doing some small budget films, but she seemed
to have a change of heart as she realised that these small budget films
were not of her sensibility as these films released badly and were shot
||Payal Rohatgi was
born on November 9 in Hyderabad, India. She is the daughter of Veena Rohatgi
and Shashank Rohatgi. She has a brother named Gaurav Rohatgi. She was brought
up in a middle class family and grew up in Ahmadabad in Gujarat. A computer
engineer from L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad by profession. Payal
studied in Udgam School., Payal Rohatgi won the title of Miss Tourism
World in 2001, against candidates from 65 countries. She was also a finalist
at the Femina Miss India contest in 2000. These successes encouraged Payal
to enter the entertainment industry and so she moved to Mumbai. She is
approximately 5'6" tall, and her star-sign is Scorpio.
Needs no introduction, she
has done all good “C” grade bollywood movies and has charmed the audience
with her steamy acts. With Rahul, Zulfi and Raja as the inmates we can
expect some flirty and steamy gossips (and acts?). As usual, Rahul escorted
her to her room. Hmmm Rahul, Payal ko bhi nahin choda?
In 2006, she signed her first
A grade Bollywood film, 36 China Town, as one of the lead characters. The
movie starred already established stars like Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor,
and Paresh Rawal. Even amongst all these stars she got noticed.
Later in that year, she appeared
in the critically acclaimed Corporate where, ironically, she played the
part of an item girl.
In 2007, she had her first
release with Priyadarshan's film Dhol which was produced by Percept Picture
Company. She played a positive second lead character, paired opposite Arbaaz
In 2008, she will be seen
in a cameo opposite ranvir shorey in PNC film Ugly Aur pagli which is on
release in august 2008. On Sptember 12th she shall act in another role
opposite Irfan khan in a TV18 film Dil kabaddi. She will be playing the
role of an aerobics instructor and has sported a very toned , lean look
in the film
Goody had a relationship with
TV presenter and fellow reality television regular Jeff Brazier, the father
of her two sons, Bobby Jack, born on June 6, 2003, and Freddie, born in
September 2004. She was subsequently in a relationship with Jack Tweed,
who appeared alongside her on Celebrity Big Brother. Following numerous
allegations of Tweed being unfaithful, the pair have now broken up. Goody,
who has confirmed she's dating again, said of Tweed: "Some days, I felt
more like his mum than his lover...I’ll never date a toy boy again
||Jade Goody - First
International inmate for Bigg Boss and this is the third time she is going
into Big Brother like show. She came into news with her racial remarks
on Shilpa, which eventually helped Shilpa to win the Big Brother title.
We will see how she goes with Eleena, Payal in particular and Sambhavna.
Man, this is gonna be too much to digest
Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody
(born 5 June 1981) is a British reality television celebrity and businesswoman
who became famous after appearing on the Channel 4 reality.
show Big Brother in 2002
when she was 21 years old. She later appeared in a number of other programmes.
As a participant in the 2007 series of Celebrity Big Brother, she was at
the center of allegations of bullying, racist and elitist comments against
fellow housemate Shilpa Shetty, the noted Indian actress, she denies being
Jade Goody, the celebrity
guest from United Kingdom, has exited from reality show Big Boss Season
2. Her stay was cut short after the British actress was diagnosed with
According to the organisers
of the show, Goody had gone for a test shortly before leaving the UK and
was informed by her doctor of the results over the phone. The call was
shown on air, with Goody in tears at the news.
Rajesh Kamat, chief executive
officer of the TV channel Colors, said, "It is indeed an unfortunate development
and we extend our full support to Jade in this difficult hour. She is a
strong-willed woman who has emerged victorious from many battles. We sincerely
hope she wins this time as well.''
This 21-year-old wedding
photographer is highly extroverted, motor mouth and known to for her devil-may-care
attitude. Alina is sexy, single, unattached and shockingly straightforward.
A romantic by nature, she believes in serial dating in a process to discover
herself. Alina can be quite emotional and is rather impulsive most of the
times. Alina is a UK returned Indian of a Muslim (Shia – Khoja) origin.
Everyone in the BB2 house will either be extremely fond of her or take
an extreme dislike to her.
Eleena Mallya - No much details
available except for the fact she is 21 yrs old and has typical western
accent. As soon as she was inside the house Rahul took incharge. Hmm, whats
Sambhavna Seth has something
in common with Mallika Sherawat, Urmila Matondkar and even Helen. Each
of the ladies have danced to the tune of 'Mehbooba'.
In Bhojpuri version of SHOLAY
which has been titled GABBAR, Sambhanva Seth jives to the tune of a song
which has a setting similar to that of 'Mehbooba'. Though it's just the
song's title 'Mehbooba' which has been retained, rest of the lyrics and
tune are completely different and designed to suit Bhojpuri flavor.
Bhojpuri GABBAR has superstar
Ravi Kissen enacting the role of the central protagonist. Another star
attraction is Jeetendra who plays Thakur, the role made memorable by Sanjeev
Directed by Mahesh Pandey,
GABBAR releases tomorrow i.e. 25th January.
should be the Punishment of Pravin mahajan.
Ketki Dave (née:Joshi)
is a Bollywood actress. She works in the popular tv series Kyunki Saas
Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Ketki joined the team when the show started in April
2000. She then took a break from work and returned in 2003. She worked
for a few months and then had a major fall-out with her producer Ekta Kapoor
and hence left the show.
She also played the mother
of Saif Ali Khan in the movie Kal Ho Naa Ho which was released in 2003.
Then she starred on Nach
Baliye (Season 2, September 2006) with her husband Rasik Dave. They were
the first couple to exit the show in round two, which aired on October
She had a patch up with
Ekta and returned to work for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Daksha
in November 2006 and still continues to do so.
Pramod Mahajan (1949-2006)
||Get ready for all the action
in Bigg Boss Season 2 on COLORS as the final contestant list will be revealed
in the first episode on 17th August…
Roy is Bigg Boss 1 winner