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Their story, In their own words (PS: We want Samir Soni back in the house and Dolly on Mars)
You’ve seen the show. You’ve seen then cuss and shout. Now that they are out of the house Samir Soni and Dolly Bindra want to tell you their story.
While Sam accuses Dolly of physically assaulting him, (that bit was not aired) Bindra denies assaulting him. Read on and decide who is telling the truth..
I am deeply hurt and am feeling bitter and cheated at being evicted. I am hugely disappointed over by Bigg Boss’ decision.
I want to know why I was evicted? I still haven’t got a satisfactory response from anyone. I was physically assaulted by Dolly after I confronted her over her rude and obscene remarks towards Shweta Tiwari.
I have bruises to prove she attacked me. No one can take the law in their hand and that was promised to me when I entered the show.
I am also disappointed by and feeling let down by Khali for who I had great respect for. He pushed me to one side when I was trying to defend Shweta.
But he was a silent spectator when Dolly was harassing everyone. I don’t wish to be like him. In the past too, I had taken a stand for Ashmit and Sara.
I have maintained my dignity in the house and I don’t wish to stoop to Dolly’s level. I couldn’t stand silently when Dolly was abusing Shweta and calling her a prostitute.
The experience of the show has taught me that deep down I am a decent guy More >
The present-day electronic media has turned into a business venture and is dishing out the most pathetic stuff to its viewers. Which news should be aired, how it should be presented-everything is done keeping in mind the TRPs. These channels are ready to do anything for popularity and for grabbing eyeballs-they’ll even sensationalize or in some cases, ‘create’ news. Rann tells a story which does a wonderful expose on such news channels where anything can be done to get that ‘breaking news’ and where ethics and morals are thrown out of the window.
The story of the movie: Vijay Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh Bachchan) runs a reputed news channel, India 24×7. He was proud that his channel never succumbed to the trappings of sensationalism and always followed journalistic ethics. But it was due to this reason that India 24×7 is bankrupt and is battling for survival. On the other hand, their rival news channel, Headlines 24 run by Amrish Kakkad (Mohnish Behl) is very high on popularity. Vijay’s son Jay (Sudeep) felt that his father should think more about profits than morals. Opposition leader Mohan Pandey (Paresh Rawal) desires to grab the Prime Minister’s post and decides to use the channel for his own advantage. He and Vijay’s son in law Navin (Rajat Kapoor) persuade Jay to help them. Realizing that helping Pandey would benefit India 24×7, Jay agrees. Vijay unknowingly also gives a nod. Purab (Ritesh Deshmukh), a big fan of Vijay and who has just joined More >
BROADCAST BARON: Ronnie Screwvala
Relentless UTV scores big time with the restless youth
CYRUS H. MERCHANT Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 20, 2010)
On Marathon Sunday while most of Mumbai ran, Ronnie Screwvala, head of UTV, and his brilliant creative director (UTV Network) Zarina Mehta celebrated their recent success. They were happy, clearly. When life is on a song, you walk on the high notes. The broadcasting network, ably led by CEO MK Anand, has come of age and is now one of the top five players. “We’ve broken the mould and are very excited about the speed which with we did it,” beams Ronnie. They’d launched it barely two years ago with four speciality channels and without a General Entertainment Channel. In television parlance that’s railroading your TRPs. But much to everyone’s surprise, it took off, the graph gasped and they’re at the top. Going against the tide, helps indeed.
Up until now youth TV meant only music, but with their quick moving, these two TV cats and their terrific team across the board went for the jugular of the Indian youth: careers, relationships, the intricacies of Life. They took the power of their network, spread their nets wide, and there with producing youth-oriented big hits of Indian cinema and here with broadcasting they have almost covered the neglected space: the blooming heart of the young.
“We were passionate, otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to crack it,” Ronnie offers. What he doesn’t say is they were also More >