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Zeishan Quadri roped in for ALTBalaji and ZEE5 Club’s Bicchoo Ka Khel

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After announcing the lead cast of their upcoming web-series Bicchoo Ka Khel, ALTBalaji & ZEE5 Club have roped in the multi-talented Zeishan Quadri. He has been a producer, director, and writer apart from acting in films like Gangs of Wasseypur 2, Revolver Rani to name a few. The actor will be seen playing the role of Inspector Nikunj Tiwari, who has worked hard in the force for many years and has been a respected official in his field for his daring attitude and focused mind.

Speaking about the character, Zeishan shares, “I am really excited about the series as it’s a crime thriller. I play a very impactful role of Inspector Nikunj Tiwari, who has a lot of layers added to it, making it a very interesting watch. I hope people enjoy the series and shower much love on it.”

Bicchoo Ka Khel is a crime thriller that revolves around the story of Akhil, a budding writer whose life is nothing less than a roller-coaster ride with twists and turns to keep you at the edge of your seat. 

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EastEnders’ Shaun Williamson discusses discovering ‘secret son’

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EastEnders actor Shaun Williamson has revealed that he discovered that he has a secret son, years after the boy was born.

In a real-life twist worthy of a soap plot, the actor, who played Barry Evans on the BBC soap between 1994 and 2004, found out that he had fathered a child with a former circus juggler girlfriend after his son Gary emailed him.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Shaun, who also has daughter Sophie and son Joe with ex-wife Melanie Sacre, revealed that a paternity test confirmed that Gary was his child in a moment he described as “the most frightening but amazing discovery I’ve ever made”.

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“When I found out I had another son, I was stunned,” the actor said. “I was shaking when I went to meet him. We shook hands, drank together, had some food, played pool and then had a big hug at the end of the night.

“He’s got the same droopy eye as me when he gets tired or drunk. He’s part of my family now.”

Shaun has written about meeting Gary for the first time in his new book A Matter Of Facts, which documents his quest to become one of the UK’s top quizmasters.

He recalled meeting his son’s mother in a local pub and being “blown away”, before the pair began a “fiery relationship”. They got engaged six months later but split after Shaun was hired as a Pontin’s Bluecoat and decided to commit himself fully to the job.

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A few months later she told him that she was pregnant but said that she had been in a new relationship and that her new partner was being named as the father, which Shaun said he reacted to with “a mixture of guilt and relief”.

But in 2013 the actor, who has also starred in Extras, received an email saying: “It’s Gary, from your circus days – can we talk?”

“My first reaction was one of terror. It was like something from deep in my past had caught up with me,” Shaun said. “When we emailed and spoke, I was racked with all emotions, guilt, insecurity. He said ‘Hi, my name’s Gary, I’m in Northern Ireland. I’ve been told you’re my dad’.”

A DNA test proved that Gary was indeed Shaun’s son, with Shaun saying that “when the results came back that there was a 99.999 per cent match, it all fell into place. I called him and said, ‘We’re father and son, we need to meet’.”

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After receiving his family’s blessing, the actor travelled to Belfast to meet Gary for the first time, calling it a “surreal experience”.

“I could immediately see the similarity. We hit it off straight away,” he said. “Gary had brought an envelope of pictures, from school ones to his attempts in the circus. He said he understood, saying the last thing he would’ve wanted at 22 was a baby. In the coming weeks I invited him to meet my family.

“We now see him four or five times a year. He gets on so well with Joe and Sophie. And he’s moved to England now to be closer. He’s a lovely lad, great fun and very funny. It’s quite amazing. He said he never thought in a million years that Barry from EastEnders could be his dad.”

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The actor also spoke about being typecast after playing loveable but dim Barry for 10 years, saying that he has struggled to shake the character.

“The problem with being typecast is that you never know what it costs you until later. I loved being on the show and am so grateful for what it gave me but they went through a phase of dressing me up in silly costumes,” he said.

“I was a big chicken, a dinosaur at Halloween and I was eating mammoth Mexican meals for the camera… and I just thought, ‘I might have had enough of this’.”


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Coronation Street – Chris Gascoyne reacts to Peter & Carla crisis

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Coronation Street star Chris Gascoyne has spoken about Peter Barlow and Carla Connor’s future following their big row.

Peter was told to leave by Carla in Friday’s hour-long episode (September 25) after he left her devastated with his lack of understanding over her recent ordeal.

As the couple argued, Peter tried to score points by reminding Carla that he’d “forgiven” her for sleeping with Jordan. In reality, Jordan raped Carla when she was vulnerable and couldn’t consent.

Speaking about the big row, Chris explained: “They both said some awful things to each other. The breakdown in communication made them both say things they wish they hadn’t.

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“There is no doubt that the love between these two people runs so deep, you can’t go through everything they have gone through without being bonded forever in some way.

“That doesn’t mean, though, that they are not going to have problems along the way. Their personal issues and addictions and their co-dependency is always going to flare up at times of stress and strain and they will make mistakes.

“Whether or not they can push through this and come out stronger remains to be seen. These are going to be very trying times – the fact that they both have so many demons can bond them, but it can also break them.”

The argument was initially sparked when a misunderstanding involving Debbie Webster led to Peter being wrongly accused of cheating on Carla with Abi Franklin.

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In fact, Peter has been helping Abi through her addiction issues and has stayed loyal to Carla throughout – although he had kept quiet about Abi drunkenly making a pass at him.

Chris explained: “Peter didn’t really see anything wrong in what he was doing. He is a former addict and he really felt he was the person who should reach out to Abi. It wasn’t a deliberate attempt to deceive Carla, he was just focused on the situation and stopping something happening.

“When Abi decided she did need his help, he was pleased she had reached out. He still regularly goes to meetings and he knew that was the way for Abi to get help.”

On Abi’s brief attempt to convince Peter to join her at a hotel, Chris added: “Peter doesn’t see Abi in that way anymore and he feels they have moved on from what they had. He believes she is happy with Kevin, so he really didn’t see that coming.

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“That may be naive and he knows Abi well enough to know she is unpredictable, but he was genuinely shocked and frustrated that this happened. He thought he was getting through to her and helping her, but she saw it another way.

“Without a doubt Peter should have told Carla immediately and admitted he made a mistake trying to help Abi, but he thought keeping it quiet was the easiest route to take for everyone.”

Chris also explained why Peter seems to be holding back when it comes to confiding in Carla about his own addiction demons.

He said: “In some ways he feels as though he is responsible for Carla and her wellbeing, so he wants to appear strong and in control. After everything she went through, he doesn’t want her to feel as though she has to worry about him.

“The problem with that is that it makes it very difficult to have a full and honest relationship. When that breaks down, it lays bare what else is wrong with their relationship. They love each other but in some ways they are co-dependent and Peter can open up to Abi without any feelings of guilt or shame.”

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV.


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Roja 28th September 2020 Written Update: Roja narrating the puranam to Grandy

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Roja 28th September 2020 Written Update on TellyExpress.com

Today episode starts with Arjun asking to Anu who should wear the sarie. She stays there silent. Annapoorna says to Arjun don’t scar her. Arjun replies how dare her tries to remove Roja sarie infront of everyone still Mahabharatham going on here. He beats Balu to warn Anu. He again ask to her she replies to him as Roja.

Roja should wear the sarie. Annapoorna ask to Anu why did she supporting Roja she has all rights to wear her mom sarie. Anu replies that she is leading this function so let’s concentrate on it . Arjun says Roja is sad because of grandy so he ask Anu to cheer her. She goes near her without option , Yasodha and Annapoorna stare her in open mouth. Kalpana smirks seeing her.

Arjun says that Roja eyes were swollen due to continues crying so he ask her to wipe it before its falling down. Anu done that too Annapoorna got frustrated and tell to Yasodha that Anu is so innocent that’s why she obeying them. Kalpana says everything got solved let’s go to temple. Annapoorna nods uninterestedly. Arjun ask Anu to accompany her. Everyone leaves to temple.

Roja , Arjun, Kalpana and Pratap were standing near idol and worshipping god. Roja stare Annapoorna standing aside not participating in pooja. Roja says she wanna see Grandma participating in it instead of standing alone . Its hurting her a lot. Arjun says today morning she hurted Roja that much and tries to remove her sarie though she needs her participation in it.

Kalpana says she gave that lakshmi dollar and gift from her side its an biggest achievement so satisfied with this. Annapoorna is bit egoistic person so she won’t do which she don’t like to do. Roja felt sad hearing it so Arjun assured to her he will bring her here. Arjun provoked Anu to convince Annapoorna and takes her to do pooja orelse he will reveal her truth here itself.

She goes near Annapoorna to convince her. She provoke her that if she don’t participate then they will cheat in this pooja. Annapoorna joined in that poja without option for Anu. Roja ask to her why did she stand aside. She replies to her they ignored her that’s why.

Kalpana ask to her when did she done like that? She needs her blessing for her kids. She request her to give the vettrilai to Arjun and Roja. Arjun tease her by saying why did she forcing her because he has no sunnbu and paakku to eat this. Annapoorna shouts that he is looking down on this pooja.

If he don’t do pooja without heart then nothing will work out. Arjun ask to them what if garlands won’t join together . Balu replies they won’t be together too. Kalpana shouts on Balu for talking nonsense. Annapoorna gave vettrilai to them to start the pooja. She stays back when Roja fell on her feet. Priest ask them to walk near pond.

Yasodha stops Anu and says why don’t she plan something to stop this pooja. If that garlands joins together then Roja and Arjun will be united too. Then Anu marriage decision will be taken by her she won’t give green signal to her marriage with Aswin. Anu replies it won’t happen she already planned something . She says strongly they won’t be happy heareafter because only one garland will float another one will drown in pond due to the wait of stone and magnet. Yasodha praised her idea.

Annapoorna says they should be careful in this pooja nothing should go wrong. She says in sarcasm they don’t know anything about this pooja. Roja says she knew it. Its an shiv parvathy pooja. Its proven if shiv is not there there is no shakthi, shakthi is not there there is no shiv ji too. Roja starts to narrate the puranam , everyone listen her silent.

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