Stan shared the stage with his friend Shiv Thakare, who secured the second spot after defeating fan-favourite Priyanka Chahar Choudhary. While public opinion largely indicated that the gong would be lifted by Thakare or Choudhary, Stan’s win came as a surprise to attendees and the winner alike
The 16th edition of the reality show, Bigg Boss, concluded yesterday, and resulted in the unexpected win of Pune rapper MC Stan, who took home the trophy and the prize money of Rs 31 lakh. Stan shared the stage with his friend Shiv Thakare, who secured the second spot after defeating fan-favourite Priyanka Chahar Choudhary. While public opinion largely indicated that the gong would be lifted by Thakare or Choudhary, Stan*s win came as a surprise to attendees and the winner alike.
Talking to the media after the end of the show, Thakare, who recently won the Marathi edition of the show, said, “I and Priyanka were good players. MC Stan is a good guy and never played for the trophy. And that*s what made him the winner. I have always said this whenever I was asked, Stan was a perfect fit for the show. He deserves to be the winner in every way.”
Several house-mates will be walking away from this edition with new projects. While Ankit Gupta and Gautam Vij are the faces of a new telly show, Shalin Bhanot was offered Ekta Kapoor*s new series at the finale episode. Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia bagged Kapoor*s next project, LSD 2.
Meanwhile, Choudhary doesn*t go home empty-handed. She bags the prize money of R25 lakh for winning a beauty competition during her stay, in addition to the weekly stipulated amount.
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On the cover
The leading men of the Indian adaptation of The Night Manager, which is set to release on February 17, will feature on the cover of John le CarrÃ©*s book of the same name. Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur will be the face of the new edition of the international bestseller. “This has to be one of the most memorable moments of my acting career. When you*ve been in the industry for as long as I have, it*s easy to think that you*ve seen everything, but I could not have imagined something like this,” Kapoor said in a statement.
Film personalities Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, and Ranveer Singh attended the reception of the newly-wed star couple Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, on Sunday. Malhotra and Advani tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at the Suryagarh Palace in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan on February 7. Post the wedding, a reception for family and close friends was held on February 9 in New Delhi, Malhotra*s hometown. Several friends and industry colleagues, including entrepreneur Akash Ambani and wife Shloka, producer-interior designer Gauri Khan, actors Kriti Sanon, Abhishek Bachchan, Neetu Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Shilpa Shetty, Bhumi Pednekar, Disha Patani, Aditya Roy Kapur, Anupam Kher, Ishaan Khatter, and filmmaker Ayan Mukerji turned up for the reception of the Shershaah co-stars, held at the St Regis Hotel in south Mumbai.
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Back to haunt
Shreyas Talpade issued an apology for an old clip from his 2012 film, Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal. In the 30-second video shared on social media, Talpade – who apparently plays a Christian man in the comedy – is shown stopping a lorry by placing his foot on it. A Twitter handle pointed out that his character had “disrespected” the Hindu symbol of âOm* by putting his foot on it. But, the Iqbal star said it was “completely unintentional”.
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Valentine*s Day special
On the occasion of Valentine*s Day, Aparshakti Khurana will release the romantic number, Yaadan teriyaan meriyaan, penned by Manish Gunthey. “I grew up on romantic indie songs from the *90s. So, I*ve tried to squeeze all the feelings and emotions I grew up with, into this song,” says Khurana, who recorded it over four days. Meanwhile, actor Mahima Makwana marked the day with self-love. She fulfilled her dream of purchasing an SUV. “Valentine*s Day was the perfect occasion to treat myself and fulfil my long-pending desire,” says the actor, who made her Bollywood debut with Salman Khan*s production, Antim: The Final Truth.