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Tracing Vindoo Dara Singh’s journey towards notoriety


Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; May 24, 2013)


Vindu Dara Singh apparently had tears rolling down his cheeks when the Crime Branch officials began grilling him after his arrest for his alleged links in the IPL betting syndicate. Crying has always come easily to Vindu.

Over three years ago, the actor’s sobs was in-your-face on national television when he would get teary-eyed at the drop of a hat on Bigg Boss in which he was a participant.

Vindu with his wife Dina Umarova and cricketers Harmeet Singh, Adam Gilchrist and Manpreet Gony at a product launch at a hotel in Lower Parel last month. Pic/Satyajit Desai

In fact his late father Dara Singh had been both amused and horrified to see Vindu turn a weepy person on the reality show. The Rustom-e-Hind at that time had stated, “Vindu kuch zyada hi kar raha hai.” This need to do ‘something more’ has cost him dearly now.

The Akki effect From being a failed actor after being launched in 1994 to doing bit roles in films, Vindu’s life took a new turn after he won the Bigg Boss title. He also owed his fresh lease of life to buddy Akshay Kumar, who he considers as his godfather. Vindu became a permanent fixture in the films Khiladi featured in.

Vindu with Shreyas Talpade, director Shirish Kunder, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha on the sets of ‘Joker’

B-Town buzz was that it was Akshay who recommended his dost Vindu for films he starred in like Kambakkht Ishq, Housefull and Housefull 2, and Joker. Vindu would also be part of the few and More >

Mother of all reality spats


Yesteryear actress Farah Naaz slaps legal notice on TV channel for filming her secretly for a show about swapping moms

Bapu Deedwania (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 11, 2011)

Actress Farah Naaz, who reigned during the 80s and 90s, was in for a rude shock when a team from a reality show reached unannounced at her residence in Oshiwara on February 2 and allegedly began shooting her and her 14-year-old son without her permission.

The furious actress has sent a legal notice to the channel and the production house.

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The show is about contestants exchanging mothers, and how she fits into and adapts to her new family.

Farah, known for hits such as Naseeb Apna Apna and Love 86, lives with her son at Starship apartments in Oshiwara. In her legal notice a copy of which is available with Mumbai Mirror -Farah says that her privacy was invaded by the channel and the production house to boost the show’s TRP.

What has possibly complicated the matter is the fact- as brought out in the notice that one of the contestants is Vindoo Dara Singh, Farah’s ex-husband and father of her son. Singh is now married to Dina Unirovia, who is also participating in the show.

According to the format of the show Unirovia is required to take care of Tanaaz Irani’s children Zeus and Zianne and in turn Tanaaz is required to take care of Unirovia’s child.

Farah’s lawyer advocate Rizwan Siddiqui said that Farah and her son had never shown any interest to be part of this show More >

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