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I want to achieve what Amrish Puriji did in Indian cinema, says Vindoo Dara Singh after the Bigg Boss 3 win

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 27, 2009)

Vindoo Dara Singh won Season 3 of Bigg Boss on Saturday night, richer by Rs 1 crore and, to his surprise, a Chevrolet Cruz (no less).

But also confused because only his little daughter and his brother had come to fetch him from the Bigg Boss  house in Karjat on the outskirts of Mumbai.

“Where are my sister and my parents?” Vindoo kept asking. “But my daughter is here. And I’ve kissed her a thousand times already. God, I’ve missed her so much.

Vindoo Singh beat Poonam Dhillon and Pravesh Rana in Saturday’s finale of Bigg Boss Season 3

Actually I had no friends inside the Bigg Boss house except Ismail Durbar. My first week was my worst week. If it wasn’t for Ismailbhai who supported me initially I’d have never survived in there. He had predicted that I’d win. I kept asking him how he  knew. But he just…knew. I love him for that.”

Vindoo also has fond memories of Raju Shrivastava and Poonam Dhillon from inside the House. “Whatever happened with Raju before he left in nine weeks I still would like to think of him as a friend. He made me laugh. He kept us entertained As for Poonamji in the closing weeks she was a great support. She guided me to the end. I’d like to keep in touch with these three. As for the rest of the housemates I wish them all the best in life.”

As for the ceasesless spats with Pravesh Rana, Vindoo chooses to look at the brighter side. “I saw a tremendous change in him in the last three days. He was actually heard saying he hoped I won. Did I hope to win? No matter what people think I wasn’t working towards winning. I just did what came naturally to me.”

Now that Vindoo is out of Bigg Boss house Vindoo hopes to take his career further. “I’ve a great father(Dara Singh)’s name to live up to. I’m hoping to consolidate my position in the industry. I want to work towards making the position that Amrish Puriji had made in our cinema. Let’s see. This victory has re-charged all my batteries.”


We’re announcing the Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra wedding… but not giving out the invites .


Raj Kundera and Shilpa Shetty

Raj Kundera and Shilpa Shetty More Pics

It’s on November 22, at Shilpa’s friend and business partner Kiran Bawa’s bungalow in Khandala, a quiet and private affair preceded by sangeet and mehendi at which the guest list would be restricted to just close friends and family. But, whether family will include sister and bridesmaid Shamita Shetty is not known.

The Shetty sibling is locked up in the Big Boss house with other not-so-famous and out-of-work characters and is unaware of the developments in her sister’s life. Shilpa, who hosted the same reality show in an earlier season, is naturally keen to get Shamita out for the wedding. But the question arises whether the producers will allow Shamita to attend the wedding and get back to the house… or whether Shamita will deviously engineer her ouster and, after the wedding, seek re-entry on a wild card.

Meanwhile, more on the wedding: The sangeet and mehendi will be Punjabi style and the saat pheras, South Indian. And Bollywood’s bold and beautiful need not slyly ask each other, “Aati kya Khandala?” because Shilpa’s not inviting anybody from the industry over. For them, there is going to be a lavish reception in Mumbai on November 24. Gatecrashers beware!

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 05, 2009)

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra will tie the knot on November 22. The shaadi will take place in the afternoon at Shilpa’s friend-cum-business partner Kiran Bawa’s bungalow in Khandala.


Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty

Our source reveals, “The marriage will be in the typical Punjabi style, with Raj bringing in the baraat in a chariot. The marriage will be followed by a grand reception in Mumbai on Nov 24.”

Confirming the news, Kiran says, “I’m in Montreal right now, but I’m coming back soon. I believe Tarun Tahiliani is designing the lehenga which Shilpa will wear during her pheras. We’re decorating my Khandala place too. Shilpa and I go back a long way, we’ve known each other since 17 years. Her mother (Sunanda), ties a rakhi to my father. We’re very happy and looking forward to the occasion.”

Will sister Shamita Shetty remain trapped in the Bigg Boss house and miss the wedding, we wonder.

By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 23, 2009)

After a high profile relationship that has lasted for nearly two years, Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra are ready to take the next step. They are finally getting engaged in Mumbai on Saturday, October 24. The quiet engagement ceremony will take place at Raj’s house in Juhu. Shilpa will be wearing a Manish Malhotra outfit.

According to a source, Shilpa’s jewellery will be managed by a leading Bandra store. An official from the jewellery store said, “Shilpa has always been our client. She will look very beautiful with my jewellery. Hopefully, we will be doing her wedding jewellery too.”

It’s surprising though, that Shilpa is getting engaged while her younger sister Shamita is locked up in the Bigg Boss house.

A close friend of Shilpa confirmed Shilpa’s engagement, “Yes, it’s happening very suddenly. Raj proposed to her two days ago when he gifted her a ring for Diwali. Raj is very keen that they formalise their relationship. Shilpa consulted her parents and accepted the proposal.”

The event will be attended only by the Shetty and Kundra family members. “Invitations have been sent out, but only to a few select people. As far as the film industry goes, very few of her colleagues know about her sudden mangni. Shilpa is on top of the world,” Shilpa’s friend added.

The marriage is slated for early 2010. “In fact, they may tie the knot as soon as Shamita comes out of the Bigg Boss house,” Shilpa’s friend said.

Despite repeated calls and messages, Shilpa remained unavailable for comment.

Manish Malhotra describes the saree he has designed for her, “It’s a pink chiffon saree with a very delicate border and a dull gold blouse, embellished with a very pretty piece of jewellery. She has such a vivacious personality that she doesn’t need anything to enhance it.”

Navjot Singh Sidhu develops cold feet hours before entering the Bigg Boss house

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 04, 2009)

Navjot Singh Sidhu

You will be deprived of many jokes that would’ve come your way, had former cricketer and commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu lived up to his promise of participating in the reality show Bigg Boss. Sidhu was all set to be a prisoner and had committed to the channel as well as accepted the first installment of his payment, but right on the day the participants enter the House, Sidhu backed out.

Our source revealed, “The channel wanted a good mix of people in the House and there was buzz about Manoj Prabhakar and Ajay Jadeja participating, but it was finally Sidhu who was zeroed in on. Sidhu was explained the concept of the show and what it would take to participate a month ago. Sidhu was keen to contest and hence, after further discussions, the deal was finalised. Only the contract remained to be signed, as all participants do it just before they actually enter the House.”

“Unaware of any change in plans from Sidhu’s side, the channel sent a chartered plane to the Chandigarh airport to fly Sidhu to Mumbai. But Sidhu refused to come to the airport and told the channel that he didn’t want to be a part of Bigg Boss anymore,” the source added.

Refusing to comment on the story, the spokesperson of the channel said, “No comments.”

The channel is now looking for a replacement, but it will not be a cricketer.

We gave you a low-down on the to-be members of the House yesterday, (The Bigg Boss Team), and here are three more who you will see fighting it out to win. Music director Ismail Darbar, comedian Raju Shrivastav and actor Puneet Issar are the other participants.