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Throwback Thursday: When Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla won World’s Best Model title in 2005

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Post winning Bigg Boss 13, Sidharth Shukla has witnessed a tremendous hike in his fan base across the country. While the handsome hunk impressed us with a couple of music videos, we shared one of the best moments of Sidharth, in which he made our country period. The Dil Se Dil Tak actor had become the first Asian to win the Best Model Of The World in 2005, which was held in Turkey. He beat 40 participants from Asia, Latin America and Europe to win the title. Also Read – Throwback Thursday: When Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla won World’s Best Model title in 2005

Post his win, Sidharth Shukla said in an interview, “It was a very proud feeling especially because I was representing my country there. I also say that I was representing my country there as everybody in that foreign country addressed me as the Indian boy. This clearly stated I was not Sidharth Shukla but I was an Indian in a foreign country. That moment was indeed a very special moment of my life as I got to represent my country in a small way through this and eventually take the tag back home. Back home, I got a warm welcome from one and all. Phone calls kept coming in and so did offers. In the middle of modelling, acting happened. I am not a trained actor but am of the view that one learns more practically and that’s exactly how I have learnt”. Also Read – Akanksha Puri makes a candid confession, ‘Any girl would be lucky to date Sidharth Shukla’

Sidharth Shukla recently topped the list of The Times 20 Most Desirable Men on TV 2019. Talking about this achievement, the actor told TOI, “Well, it feels good that a year that has been so hard on humanity has had good things to offer me. It has been a period of learning for all of us. ‘Bigg Boss’, and later the pandemic, has been a time of introspection, challenges, patience and so much more. But, I’m glad that good things came my way, including topping the most desirable list.” The latest report suggests that he will co-host a special segment in Bigg Boss 14 along with Salman Khan. Also Read – Bigg Boss 14: Sidharth Shukla-Shehnaaz Gill reuniting, new format and contestants – here’s all you need to know about Salman Khan’s show

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Kaun Banega Crorepati Makes Befitting Comeback With KBC 12; Audience Poll Replaced With THIS!

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Deviyon aur sajjano, brace yourself for the 12th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)! Celebrating two decades of unparalleled success and popularity, KBC not only emerged as a game-changer for the Indian television industry but also instilled a larger focus on the power of knowledge being a great leveller. In its 12th Season, the show makes a comeback with a two-fold messaging which conveys not just the bigger and better return of the show amidst a pandemic, but also a motivational nudge for participants and viewers to consider setbacks as a stepping stone for a greater comeback. Produced by StudioNEXT, and hosted by the superstar, Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 will premiere on September 28, 2020.

A thunderous response during the first ever digital audition for KBC Season 12, underlined the raging fire of hope, dreams and aspirations within people from all nooks and corners of the country. As a platform, KBC has gone beyond its capacity as a show year after year, putting the common man at the forefront and celebrating human virtues of self-belief, patience, perseverance, courage, confidence, optimism and intelligence.

While the core of the show remains the same, KBC 12 comes with a few changes relevant to the current times. For starters, for the very first time in 20 years, KBC will not host in-studio audience keeping in line with the government mandated safety guidelines and protocols in response to COVID-19. The in-studio audience played a huge role as a lifeline – Audience Poll in helping the contestants on the Hotseat move ahead in the game. This year, ‘Audience Poll’ will be replaced by the lifeline ‘Video-A-Friend’. The other three lifelines remain the same – ’50:50′, ‘Ask The Expert’ and ‘Flip The Question’. The number of fastest finger first contestants, who will compete to be on the hot seat per week, has been reduced from the usual 10 to 8.

With KBC Play Along on Sony LIV, viewers can enjoy the thrill of the gameshow by participating and matching their power of knowledge with the contestants on the hot seat simultaneously, starting 28th September.

KBC 12 is co-powered by Vedantu and Tata Salt. The Associate Sponsors are IDFC FIRST Bank, LIC, Asian Paints, Ultratech Cement, QuickHeal, Sensodyne and Nissan. Reserve Bank Of India is the Special Partner on the show.

Ashish Golwalkar, Head – Content, Sony Entertainment Television and Digital Business, says, “Reinvention, they say, is the key to success. And thus, we began the preparation of the 12th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, a show that has been nurtured as a brand over its 20-year history in India. Considering the current times, the interest in participation through digital registrations has been very encouraging this year. And the numbers showcase that people are readily embracing the ‘new normal’ brought on by the pandemic. This year’s theme, ‘Jo Bhi Ho Setback Ka Jawab Comeback Se Do’, reflects in the real-life stories and experiences that contestants will be seen sharing on the show, thereby serving as inspiring examples for the millions of viewers.”

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Indranil Chakraborty, Head – StudioNEXT, says, “For the 12th season of KBC, we have consciously looked at re-engineering the set so that the distancing norms are met while the impact of this property is retained. Due to no studio audience, we have changed the lifeline ‘Audience Poll’ to ‘Video-A-Friend’. Having said that, we are certain that Mr Amitabh Bachchan’s charisma and the interesting on-screen and off-screen journeys of contestants, will keep the audiences engrossed. The show continues to be iconic in many ways and is sure to raise the bar this season as well.”

Mr Siddhartha Basu, Consultant, KBC 12, says, “KBC turns 20 in 2020, and with all the challenges of this tough year, looks to come back as strong as ever, reviving the much-loved magic of the khaas khel with the aam aadmi and the adwitiya host. While adapting to the realities of today, the show still packs a punch, reaching out to both the mind and the heart, touching lives in a very real way. Viewers can also look forward to playing along with the contestants, as they watch, with richer pickings than ever before.”

Tune in to watch Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 starting September 28, every Monday-Friday, at 9 PM on Sony TV.

Also Read: Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 To Premiere On September 28; Amitabh Bachchan Shoots For 17 Hours!

Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan Pens Poem For Kaun Banega Crorepati 12; Reveals He Works For 12-14 Hours Each Day

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Poonam Pandey: I have decided to end our marriage, it’s about time I move on

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Poonam Pandey and Sam Bombay announced their engagement on social media in July and the couple tied the knot on September 11. The couple had taken to their Instagram accounts to share their wedding pictures as well with their fans.

On September 22, Bombay was arrested for allegedly molesting and assaulting Pandey and granted conditional bail by a trial court on September 23. Bombay was booked under Sections 353 (causing hurt), 353 (insult) 506 (criminal intimidation) and 354 (outraging modesty) of the Indian Penal Code, and has been directed by the court to report before the investigating officer at the Canacona police station in South Goa for four days and cooperate with the investigation.

In an interview with Times of India, Poonam Pandey has now talked about the abusive relationship, and why she has decided to end her marriage with Sam Bombay. She also feels it’s time for her to move on. She said, “Sam and I had an argument, which escalated, and he began hitting me. He choked me and I thought I was going to die. He punched me in my face, pulled me by my hair and banged my head against the corner of the bed.”

She added, “He knelt on my body, pinned me down and assaulted me. Somehow, I managed to break free and bolted out of the room. The hotel staff called the cops, who took him away. I filed a complaint against him.” Pandey also revealed that she was in an abusive relationship with Bombay and where his anger stemmed from.

She stated, “I have been in hospitals on several occasions through the course of our courtship. I put up with the abusive relationship, because I believed that we loved each other. I always painted a rosy picture projecting us as a perfect couple. His anger stemmed from his possessiveness and insecurity. On good days, we were an amazing couple, but when things got ugly, I wouldn’t wish what I went through even on my enemy.”

She also said she doesn’t plan to go back to him and it’s time she moved on. She spoke, “This time, I don’t plan to go back to him. I don’t think it’s a smart idea to return to a person who has beaten you up like an animal, without even thinking of the consequence. In a bid to save our relationship, I have suffered a lot. I prefer being single than in an abusive relationship. I have decided to end our marriage. It’s about time I moved on.”

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Also Read: Poonam Pandey Gets Husband Sam Bombay Arrested For Assault, Threats In Goa

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Badhaai Ho Actress Surekha Sikri Discharged From Hospital; Doctors Confirm, ‘Will Need Physiotherapy Before She Resumes Work’

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Recently, veteran and National Award Winning actress Surekha Sikri, better known as Dadisa from Balika Vadhu and Badhaai Ho was admitted to hospital after she suffered a stroke. Later, Sikri’s manager confirmed the news to SpotboyE exclusively and revealed her parameters are stable. The actress was first admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Juhu Hospital in Mumbai. Initial reports suggested the actress had suffered a brain stroke and a nurse from the hospital had confirmed the news without divulging into details.

Now, here’s good news for all those who have been praying for Badhaai Ho actress. According to the latest reports, Surekha Sikri has been discharged from the hospital. Doctor Ashutosh Shetty, who has been treating the actress, confirmed the same to ETimes and said she went home two days back and her condition is stable now. Surekha Sikri is at home under the supervision of her trusted caretaker-nurse, Pinky.

Neurologist, Dr Ashutosh Shetty, told ETimes, “Surekhaji has improved from the time she suffered the stroke. She recognises people. She is even walking with support. Of course, she will need time before she can resume working and needs physiotherapy now.” While her caretaker Pinky said, “When contacted, Pinky said, “Honestly, her family members have forbidden me to talk. But since you have spoken to the doctor already, I can only add that Surekhaji is stable and we came home on the 22nd evening.”

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