Student of The Year Report Cards out and actor Manasi Rachh passes with flying colours!

Student of The Year Report Cards out and actor Manasi Rachh passes with flying colours!

Actor Manasi Rachh passes Student of The Year with flying colours! While its protocol for the lead stars to be noticed, raved or ranted about, here is a young actor, who plays Aliya Bhatt’s best friend in Karan Johar’s latest film, Student of the Year, and has garnered the attention of not just the crowds, but the film critics as well. Taran Adarsh approves as he says, ” Manasi Rachh as Aliya’s friend sparkles in several sequences. She is too good.” Backing the performance is ace RJ Jeeturaaj as he exclaims, “Wow! Boss this babe is right there! Be it her tom-boyish attitude in SOTY or her woman-like performance in the climax of the film, Manasi Rachh has the acting abilities and the sex appeal that could turn any project into a winner! She is here to stay! All the best Manasi!” Not a day over her release and praise is coming in from all quarters for this young talented star. What does she have to say with all the backing from the fraternity? “It feels awesome! As an actor you always crave for an applause, and coming from critics like Taran Adarsh and Jeeturaaj is just overwhelming”. What does she look forward to the most now that the movie is out? ” I am really looking forward to my next release, Charlie Ke Chakker Mein, which is going to be out early next year, but before that I want to holiday in the mountains somewhere!” With all the promotions and run up to the release, who can blame her with the need for some quiet! Go on Manasi, get your break and come back soon for the long innings that sure awaits you from the looks of it!

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Curtains go up for Arya Carnivals !

Collaborates with premier Beijing company to bring theatrical feast of Chinese Kung-Fu legends to India

New Delhi, 19th October 2012: Its show time folks….. Arya Carnivals, a newly formed independent business unit which is a brainchild of Indian entrepreneur Mr. Deepak Bahl has collaborated with Beijing’s foremost entertainment company China Heaven Creation (Huan Yu Martial Art Showplace Company Limited) to bring an extravagant international show – “The Legend of Kung Fu”, which is centered on the themes of romance, martial arts, acrobats, dance, music – all presented in a spell-binding high-voltage live performance. The association was announced in the presence of Mr. Zeng Yan Cultural Attache, Embassy of the Peoples’ Republic of China & Mr. Li Dazhong, Director of China Heaven.

The idea behind formation of Arya Carnivals is to fill the void in the entertainment scenario of India and offer Indian audiences the never-before experience of enjoying lavishly mounted, magnificently produced and flawlessly performed outstanding shows that are world class. The objective of this venture by Deepak Bahl is to identify, collaborate with the best entertainment companies globally and develop a platform and eco system for live performances here in various cities in India.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Deepak Bahl, CEO, Arya Carnivals said, ‘’Since 1960’s Bruce Lee’s spin kicks and flying leaps have been fascinating the audience worldwide. We at Arya Carnivals want to recreate the magic of Bruce Lee’s era with its larger- than- life show of hair-raising stunts, emotive stories, and rhythmic musical presentations under the ambit of grand theatrical rendering. We are hopeful that this unique show ‘ The Legend of Kung Fu’ will be etched in the minds of audience once and forever as we have left no stone unturned to make the show an unforgettable experience.”

The current collaboration between Arya Carnivals & China Heaven Creation kicks off with the marquee show titled “ The Legend of Kung Fu “ which will tour various cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore. This spectacular show is to be performed by a 50-member Chinese martial arts troupe who will enact a mesmerizing narrative appealing to human emotions. Legend of Kung Fu by Arya Carnivals will be a perfect amalgam of captivating theatre and musical of the highest quality which has been watched by millions of enraptured audiences, the world over.

The short video preview of the show Legend of Kung Fu organized by Arya Carnivals left the audience entranced and applauding the great action scenes by new-age Kung Fu warriors amidst the Chinese theatrical backdrop set in a Broadway style which is a visual treat. The technical and production support provided by China Heaven Creation International Performing Arts Co., Ltd. recreated the extraordinarily awe-inspiring traditional Chinese milieu.

About Arya Carnivals:

Incorporated in 2010, Arya Carnivals which is an independent business unit is the newest offering from the house of VP Impex. Since the beginning, it has aspired to provide world-class recreational pursuit for the Indian audience. The seeds of success were laid in the year 1979 with the establishment of New Life Pharmaceuticals and V.P. Impex was established in 1990. Arya Carnivals has been solely formed for providing pure entertainment of International standard and repute to Indian audience.

In a fresh development, Arya Carnivals has collaborated with China Heaven Creation which has a success story of facilitating and organizing a total of more than 5000 such live shows across Europe, United Kingdom, America and this grand spectacle has been capturing the fascination of young and old alike since its beginning.

About China Heaven Creation International Performing Arts CoLtd.:

China Heaven Creation International Performing Arts Co., Ltd. (CHC), a Chinese-foreign Joint Venture, subordinated to China Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation. It is a performing arts production company established in 1999 which leads the entertainment sector in project planning and producing large-scale shows in China, while also acting as a theatrical agency both domestically and abroad.

The tenet of the company is to produce national brand shows and contribute to the development of China and the world’s entertainment industry. During its 12 years operation, CHC has created 10 great theatrical productions with many achievements. CHC has been acknowledged as “National Model base for Cultural Industry (Export)” and “Excellent Cultural Exporting Enterprise” by Ministry of Culture, and was granted “Key Enterprise for National Cultural Export” jointly by Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Press and Publication, and State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television from 2007 to 2010 for four consecutive years.

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Veena Maliks movie to break Guinness book of World Record

Bollywood hottest star Veena Malik known for creating sensations has again done it with her debut album “Drama Queen” where she leaves behind the king of punjab Daler Mehndi in music chartbuster by being on the top of song list and now she is ready to break the Guinness World Records through her upcoming movie “The City That Never Sleeps”. Veena will be seen sharing screen with Hollywood Actor Jeremy Marr Williams which is going to break 20 Guinness Book of World Records. She has signed producer Satish Reddy movie which is directed by well known Director Haroon Rashid.

Elated Veena Malik Said, “it’s a challenge for me to be a part of such a great movie which will break lot of Guinness records with has lot of international artist and Bollywood artist. I am bold and love to experiment new challenges in life and finally I get to achieve in this film The City That Never Sleeps.”

Now a day’s Bollywood becoming more competitive for making a mark in Film Industry. In the recent times we have seen many of Bollywood producer and director seen creating history and breaking records. Producer Satish Reddy said,” I am glad that such a fabulous actress Veena Malik is doing this challenging movie. I know she will do the justice with the role.”
Producer Director Haroon Rashid said, “she has got the ooh factor and she is a brilliant actress”.


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Citrix Continues to Drive Innovation in Desktop Virtualization

Market-leading Technology, Acquisitions and Key Partnerships Drive Down the Costs of Virtual Desktops

India, October 19, 2012 – Today at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrix announced new innovations in its desktop virtualization solution with tech previews of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box™ and Citrix XenClient® and a new release of the Citrix AppDNA software. In addition, new Citrix Ready® partner products are being released at Citrix Synergy, which leverage the HDX system-on-chip architecture for low-cost and innovative form-factor devices. Citrix continues to focus on developing market-leading desktop virtualization solutions, acquiring innovative technology and teams and spearheading partner initiatives to drive down the costs of virtual desktops and speed adoption across enterprises of all sizes.

In the past 18 months, Citrix has invested in several acquisitions and industry initiatives designed to expand use cases for desktop and application virtualization to accelerate customer transformation to cloud services and enable widespread adoption by reducing virtual desktop acquisition and operational costs. Citrix has carefully fostered a culture of innovation keeping recently acquired teams intact and focused on innovation with quarterly releases of new functionality, while also taking advantage of the collective resources of Citrix to integrate features across multiple product lines.

Key Highlights:

Simple, Affordable VDI – VDI-in-a-Box 5.2 tech preview continues to deliver simplicity and empowering SMBs and enterprise departments to roll out affordable and powerful VDI-based desktops. Building on the VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 release, which introduced personal vDisk technology, the VDI-in-a-Box 5.2 tech preview will demonstrate optimizations for Microsoft Lync, support for the latest hypervisor technologies including Microsoft Windows 2012 HyperV, Citrix XenServer® 6.1 and VMware vSphere 5.1. The tech preview will support the Citrix Storefront for unified access to any Citrix CloudGateway delivered service. (See announcement blog for more detail)
Extending Mobile Desktop Virtualization – Coming quickly on the heels of the Virtual Computer acquisition earlier this year, the XenClient Enterprise 4.5 tech preview will be the second Citrix release of the combined XenClient hypervisor and Virtual Computer management system. XenClient extends Citrix XenDesktop® FlexCast to include the management of physical PCs and secures mobile laptops for disconnected operation. The tech preview includes support for third-generation Intel® Core™ processors, Microsoft Windows 8, and ultrabooks. (see related announcement for more detail)
Speeding Migration to Windows 7 and Beyond – Supporting the upcoming general availability of new Microsoft technologies, the next release of Citrix AppDNA application lifecycle management software includes early access features for application testing on Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and Windows Server 2012. (see announcement blog for more detail)
Driving Down Costs with HDX System-on-Chip Architecture – After only one year since the introduction of this initiative to drive new low-cost and innovative devices based on a HDX SoC architecture, several new devices from Atrust, Centerm, Fujitsu, HP, IGEL, LG and NComputing will be on display at Citrix Synergy. The robust ecosystem of chip vendors and device manufacturers are leveraging the explosion of new consumer electronics innovation based on ARM Core chip architectures that effectively shrink the footprint of devices while lowering the cost of thin clients with comparative features by more than 50 percent. (see announcement blog for more detail)

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· Existing customers and partners can download the VDI-in-a-Box 5.2 tech preview beginning October 30.

· XenClient Enterprise 4.5 tech preview is available this month for download and will be generally available in December.

· The new AppDNA 6.1 SP1 software release is available today. This new release expands the no-charge user trial to enable enterprises to import an unlimited amount of applications for application testing and modeling to determine the time, cost and risk of an OS migration or virtualization project.

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Global Advertisers kicks off social awareness campaign for Ogaan Cancer Foundation

Informs Mumbaikars about Breast Cancer

Mumbai: October 19, 2012: Global Advertisers, the premier agency of outdoor advertising is once again chosen to execute social awareness campaign. In association with Ogaan Cancer Foundation, Global has supported the cause by providing its premier hoardings across Mumbai.

As per the reports, one in 22 women in India is likely to suffer from breast cancer; In fact, one woman is diagnosed with the disease every 6.5 minutes! The rise is being documented mainly in the metros, but it can be safely said that many cases in rural areas go unnoticed.

Therefore, early detection is the best prevention possible, and so, every men & women should not only be aware, but take action immediately.

Global Advertisers has always been very aggressive for such social initiatives, large size hoardings at prominent locations are effectively communicating the message to the masses.

In addition, the entire team of Global has come forward to support the cause by participating in “Wear Pink to Wok” initiative of Ogaan.

Managing Director of Global Advertisers, Sanjeev Gupta said “We are delighted to be associated with Ogaan Cancer Foundation for such a noble cause, once again. We have ensured that our hoardings communicate the message to large number of viewers. We will always be there to support Ogaan in their future initiatives”


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Much awaited film ‘Student of the Year’ debuts in 544 UFO digital theatres

Mumbai, October 19, 2012: Karan Johar’s romantic comedy film `Student of the Year’, debuts this week in 544 UFO digital theatres pan-India. Another Hindi film `Shudra The Rising’, also makes its debut this week in 109 UFO digital theatres. `Oh My God’, in its fourth week screens in 203 UFO digital theatres while the Sridevi-starrer `English Vinglish’, screens in 136 UFO digital theatres in its third week. The super-hit Hindi movie `Barfi!’, in its sixth week, screens in 65 UFO digital theatres.

In the South Indian films section, Telugu film ‘Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu’ debuts this week in 368 UFO digital theatres. Telugu dubbed film `Brothers’, screens in 86 UFO digital theatres in its second week. `Rebel’, another Telugu film, screens in 102 UFO digital theatres in its fourth week. Tamil film `Maattrraan’ screens in 105 UFO digital theatres in its second week. Kannada film ‘Mr. 420’, debuts this week in 56 UFO digital theatres.

About UFO Moviez India Ltd. (www.ufomoviez.com)

UFO Moviez, the world’s largest satellite delivered digital cinema network, has revolutionized the way films are distributed and exhibited throughout India. Presently, UFO has a base of 3025 digital screens (including 150 3D Screens), spread in over 1,300 cities in 25 states and 6 union territories of India. UFO has so far released 5075 films in 30 languages and has conducted over 12.5 million shows till date.

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UDAY CHOPRA SPOTTED TAKING TIPS FROM ALI!

Shooting for an action movie is a gruelling task. The stunts, fights and races can be quite exhausting. Uday Chopra has found an innovative way to relax between takes, all the stunts and action.

Recently, Uday was spotted on the set of Dhoom:3 engrossed in reading Dhoom, not the script but his own YOMICS graphic novel, Dhoom Redux 893!

Ever since its launch in July early this year, Uday Chopra’s passion project YOMICS has been the talk of the town. YOMICS has already launched graphic novel titles such as Dhoom Redux, Ek Tha Tiger (With two issues: Saving the High Seas & Caught in the Web) while also reintroducing readers to the ever popular Hum Tum. Uday has also launched a brand new title, Daya Prochu, which has quickly become a favourite amongst readers. He is extremely passionate about the medium of comics and endeavours to bring this art and form of entertainment back to the mainstream to help excite and entice existing and a new generation of readers.

Earlier during the launch of YOMICS, Uday talked about his interest in being part of a comic convention. He had exclaimed ‘I would love to take YOMICS to the Comic Con soon. It’s a great platform. I will not be there in India but we will figure a way out to have some kind of presence at the India Comic-Con.’

He has kept his word by participating this year at the Mumbai Comic Con being held on 20th and 21st October at the World Trade Centre. YOMICS will showcase their work and all the titles released so far will be available along with some great collectibles.

YOMICS is now gearing to launch many more titles. Soon!

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Dibakar Banerjee talks about what it takes to be successfully different, only on Bollywood Storytellers

This week, on Bollywood Storytellers, national award winning filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee spills the beans on his style of film-making. From Khosla Ka Ghosla to Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Love Sex aur Dhoka and his latest release Shanghai, Dibakar takes us through his journey of storytelling.

With a theatre right next door, films were a huge part of Dibakar’s life right from his teenage years. He was strongly influenced by the movies of the late 70s and early 80s. Thereon, almost everything that Dibakar has experienced in his life is reflected in his movies. He has found a unique and real way to depict experiences through film, capturing a special essence – be it the lanes of Delhi, the characters that script stories or even the music that viewers hum long after they leave the theatre.

With the kind of courage that stems from ignorance and only cinema on his mind, Dibakar went on to create the first of his critically acclaimed movies – Khosla ka Ghosla. Through Love Sex Aur Dhoka, Dibakar told a story of the darker side of Indian society.

Dibakar believes in treating his narrative in such a way that audiences feel it is their own story being relayed. This is what makes him different. His films have been a blend of provocative, edgy, simple and yet powerful in terms of storytelling.

Catch Dibaker Banerjee in an exclusive feature on zoOm, as he shares his love for movies, his inspiration and how to be ‘different’ in the industry.

Tune in to Bollywood Storytellers on Monday, 22nd October, 2012, 8 pm with a repeat telecast on Wednesday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm only on
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‘Bhagwati Bhajan Sandhya’ on occassion of Navaratri

Mumbai.On occassion of Navaratri, a Bhagwati BhajanSandhya has been organised on 20 October 2012 at 8.00 PM. The venue is Radhe maa Bhawan, Sodawala lane, Borivali (West), Mumbai. The entry is Free.

Bhajans, songs will be sung in name of Bhagwati Maa(Maa Durga). Later on the blessings &divya darshan of Mamtamayi Shree Radhe Maa will be received by the seekers.Everyone is welcome.

M.M.Mithaiwala offers discounts on occassion of Navaratri

Mumbai. Malad (West),opp.Malad Railway Station based M.M.Mithaiwala is offering sweets at a lower cost on occassion of Navaratri.Owner of the, sweet shop Manmohan Gupta, who is also the head of Gandhi Vichar Manch, has sent greetings on the occasion Navaratri. Kaju katri will cost Rs 520 per kilo (actual rate is 620/kg), Malai Peda Rs.360 (actual rate is 422/kg), Khopra Pak Rs.260 (actual rate is 300/kg) and Desi Ghee Bundi Rs. 170/kg (actual rate is 260/kg) at discount rate.

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Manasi Rachh

“I will do what it takes, because I am a go getter”

It was perhaps her charm in adverts directed by renowned directors in their own right, that caught the eye of Bollywood’s kingpin Karan Johar to cast her for his upcoming Student Of The Year. But it was her talent and experience which comes from her widely acclaimed theatre performance already applauded by critics that clinched the deal enough for Manasi Rachh to star in the much awaited film of the year. She essays a role she doesn’t exactly relate to, yet understands it perfectly well. Mansee Dabral interviews this student sans the checkered uniform yet with all the playful schoolgirl bellicosity that her role demands.

A relative newcomer with just two movies behind you, how did you manage to procure your role in a Dharma Production?

That’s true,I consider myself really lucky, because after Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, which was my debut and Charlie Ke Chakkar Main, which is not even released yet, things went really smooth for me as a newcomer. Nandini Shrikent who was casting for Student of the Year, called me in for auditions. For the first round I had to read lines from another film, and two weeks she called in again and this time they had dialogues from the film itself, for which I did my part and left. After a few days I got a call from the production department saying I had got the role.Things were really that simple and it moved very fast from there. It was so exciting!

What’s your character like in the movie?

I play this character called Shruti Pathak, who is Shania’s (Alia’s Bhatt’s) best friend in the movie. She is this really head strong girl who has to always fight to prove her mettle as she doesn’t like playing second fiddle to Shania. The character is outspoken and doesn’t shy from calling a spade a spade. She is also extremely ambitious and focused on her sport.

Does your character draw parallels to the person you are yourself?

My character is defiantly very strong, but as a person she just doesn’t know how to have fun! I am completely the opposite. I am way more fun, chilled out and bubbly! Yes, I am very aggressive when it comes to my work and I will do what it takes because I am a go-getter, but on the personal front, I am random if anything. I don’t harbour any angst within. I like to write, paint bottles, indulge in the creatives. I am not angry with life like my character is.

You sound almost an antidote to your character, how difficult is it to essay roles that are so contrasting?

It was challenging for sure, but after a point when you understand where it is going, then it gets into your system. You have to understand why she is doing certain things, and for this, I would give Karan (Johar) full credit. No matter how random my questions were, he would explain patiently and in depth, giving enough on the character and the reasons for why they behave a certain way, so I always had a back story in my head going on. When you are convinced about your character and their mental make up, it doesn’t become that difficult.

Karan Johar is a director every actor worth his grain of ambition in Bollywood wants to work with at some point, and you got this chance really early on in your career, how was the feeling and the experience of being directed by him?

If there is one word for Karan, it is simply that he is SO sorted. He knows exactly what he wants from his characters, from his sets…it is like he has played the movie a hundred times in his head before it is even shot! The strange thing is, when I first knew I had to work with him, I took it in a very matter of factly fashion, as I have worked with other big names like Prasoon Pandey and Sujit Sarkar before. But when I met Karan for the first time, his humility intimidated me. I was so in awe of him because you look at him and realize he is so big, and yet he talks to you like you are a buddy. As a person, I have never seen someone who is so talented, and yet so humble, and as a director, his attention to detail, his sense of grandeur is truly unmatched.

Moving onto the cast ensemble share something about the three leads, Alia, Sidhhart and Varun. What kind of energy did the three bring to the sets?

Alia: I have to say, she is very talented and very sincere with her work. She is a very pretty looking girl, and is a true sweetheart. Since she was also the youngest one on sets, everyone would keep pulling her leg but it was all done in good spirits! And there were times when we were shooting together, where I would forget I am doing a scene, because it all felt so real, because we were constantly playing off each other, it has been great! There were times in Bangkok where we partied together and just chilled in Dehradoon post pack up as a whole group.

Varun: In one word, Awesome! Varun is so talented, and on and off the sets he was always up to something! He was so humble one couldn’t believe he was David Dhawan’s son! He would come and greet everyone on the sets, talk to everyone..Varun is truly a great guy!

Siddharth: We hardly had any scenes together except a dance sequence and Siddhart as a person is also quieter and focused, so did not get a chance to interact much with him, but he is really dedicated and a true professional.

Take us behind the scenes on the movie and in your own preparations of what went into making of Student of The Year for you?

What I personally prepared and trained for this film was to learn how to swim! The role demanded me to be a state level swimmer, which meant I had to train and go from being a non swimmer to getting every stroke right to look convincing enough to play a trained swimmer. The team of Rob Miller who also coached on Chak De, were deployed to train us, and I went into intensive training for this. So yes from being someone who probably couldn’t swim to save her life, today I have grown to enjoy the waters thoroughly!

Tell us something more about your other upcoming release, Charlie Ke Chakkar Main?

With Charlie Ke Chakkar Main, the movie, my role everything is a complete reversal from what Student of the Year is all about. Where SOTY is a clean, happy, young and refreshing comic love story, Charlie Ke Chakkar Main belongs to the darker genre, where there is everything from crime to mafia to the harsher realities of life intertwined and brought out through a complicated and intense screenplay. It is an ensemble cast which includes the likes of Naseeruddin Shah. But being a part of the film was a very instinctive decision for which I did not think too much. I simply went ahead because I loved the team so much, they were such warm people and shooting has been so much fun! The film was shot on a shoe string budget, within a span of twenty days, and being a part of it has been one of the best experiences of my life!

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Episodic Synopsis – Day 10

Roti versus Khichadi in the Bigg Boss house

With the garba season in full swing, the housemates wake up to ‘Dholi Taro Dhol Baje’ from Hum Dil De Chuke Saanam with Aashka, Urvashi, Sana and Vrijesh getting a chance to practice their steps to the beat. While on one side, a few housemates are enjoying, Sapna and Kashif engage in a minor argument wherein Kashif expresses his point (innumerable times) that once he is out of the Bigg Boss house, his life is set. This annoys Sapna to no end who expresses her displeasure against it.

Being upset seems like the norm of the day as Aashka is seen breaking down (again) in the bathroom. She tells Urvashi that she cannot bear the fights anymore and she wants to go home. While Urvashi consoles her, Aashka is still upset and seemed unconvinced. To cheer her up, a little while later, Delnaaz, Urvashi and Vrijesh are seen entertaining her with funny songs, dances and one liners.

As a part of the punishment for making the least contribution in the luxury budget task, Rajev is given a punishment by Bigg Boss to take care of kitchen responsibilities – from cooking to serving. He can take help from only two male members of the house, for which he selects Niketan and Assem. After some time, Rajev is seen assuming the responsibility by asking everyone if they want chai. The women give him their preferences and when he asks Assem to join him to make tea, Urvashi speaks out. According to her, one person is enough to make tea and if that’s not the case, she is going to call herself Superwoman from now on, considering she has been making food for the other housemates for so long.

When the question of what to make for dinner arises, Rajev and Niketan decide on dal khichadi as it is the easiest to make. But only Urvashi opposes this and hence Rajiv decides to make roti and sabji. While the preparations are underway, Urvashi asks for an egg fry as she and a few other women are hungry. Rajev albeit grumblingly makes the eggs saying that none of the other housemates have ever requested for a snack to be made before dinner. When the eggs are served to the women, Rajev serves it in one plate. Urvashi doesn’t like this and expresses her displeasure to which Rajev retorts that everyone has to eat what the kitchen team serves today. And then all hell breaks loose!

Urvashi takes this as a taunt from Rajev and says that she is tired of his taunts. She adds that she also cooks for the entire household everyday and Rajev is creating an unnecessary issue over eggs! The argument between the two escalates to Urvashi making a personal taunt to Rajev about Delnaaz, which offends him and he is dragged out of the bedroom by Vrijesh. Everyone in the house is trying to calm tempers down, with Sapna, Karishma and Vrijesh dancing and singing around Rajev to keep him distracted. Aashka, Delnaaz, Sayantani, Sana and Vrijesh are also seen calming Urvashi down. After a while, Sidhu approaches both Rajev and Urvashi and is seen speaking to them and calming them down.

After a while, when the house is a little settled, the funnyman of the house Vrijesh breaks down in front of Sidhu saying that he cannot bear the fighting in the house. He also adds that people had warned him about the pressures of the show, but he thought he would be able to handle it, but now he can’t. Sidhu being the fatherly figure of the house calms him down as well.

Day 10 in the Bigg Boss house ended with the tempers running high and tears flowing freely. It waits to see what the next day has in store for Urvashi and Rajev as well as the other housemates?

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Preeti Garude

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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