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In 2004, she was a Page 3 regular. In 2011, she has accused Dibakar Banerjee of asking her to lift her T-shirt so that he can have a better view of her stomach. Zup?
Vishwas Kulkarni (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 10, 2011)
When I SMS Payal Rohatgi with an interview request she directs me to her PR agent. It is a far cry from 2004 when she casually picked up the phone and conceded to spending a day in her Bandra pad for a fun piece: “Payal Rohatgi gives you 10 tips on how to become a Page 3 celeb.”
But a lot has happened in the interim between Payal the Page 3 gal and Payal the struggling actress: for starters, from being a model, who worked with big timers such as Prahlad Kakar, Abhinay Deo and Priyadarshan, Payal became a reality television candidate with Bigg Boss (Season 2) in 2008. She even survived a physically abusive relationship with Rahul Mahajan, our homegrown mini-Charlie Sheen. “We used to be part of a group that used to hang out around 2002. But Rahul would hit me, then he’d cuddle me. He did that twice. After that I left him,” she says, when asked if the relationship has scarred her in any way.
It was a small-time glamour of sorts for the Ahmedabad-bred Payal, innocuous but practical; she moved out of her party-heady paying guest accommodation in Bandra and invested in a flat. She recently paid off the last installment of her housing loan, thus becoming a house-owing Bombayite in a neighbourhood where half of the population is More >
Payal Rohatgi alleges that the director of Love, Sex Aur Dhoka made an indecent proposal to her
Saadia S Dhailey (BOMBAY TIMES; March 16, 2011) Payal Rohatgi declares she is, “angry and in mood for vengeance,” She was recently discharged from a nursing home, where she was treated for depression. She’s been grappling with the decision to bare her mind about her tryst with Dibakar Banerjee. But now she has decided she wants to have her say. In a no holds barred conversation, she reveals her version of what happened between them, during their short four-month friendship.
Payal says a few months ago she sent an SMS to Dibakar, introducing herself and asking to meet him. According to her, since then they’ve been friends. “You could also call him a mentor.” She adds they’d often talk about relationships – his and hers. “I spoke about my problems (split with Rahul Mahajan), and he’d talk about his marriage not working. He advised me to see a psychiatrist from Bombay Hospital, someone whom he sees to discuss his inability to be monogamous and his need for multiple affairs.” She admits not minding being agony aunt to him.
Things changed after she auditioned for a role for his upcoming film, Shanghai. “I mentioned to him that I want to act, and asked for a role in his film. He asked me to meet Atul Mongia, his casting director. The scene required me to react to the news about my husband’s murder. I think I gave my best because I cried my heart More >
MUMBAI MIRROR; March 08, 2011
He cannot compete with Charlie Sheen for a troubled life, but for local stardom via reality TV he has done well for himself in using infamy as currency.
It all started with the drug overdose scandal in which he almost died, months after his dad was assassinated by his uncle. This brought in the tabloids. Shortly after Rahul was accused of bashing up his pilot wife Shweta.
This made him eligible for the newly-introduced concept of reality TV here. During Bigg Boss he was obsessed with Payal Rohatgi and Monica Bedi, the former moll of Abu Salem.
Flash forward to another reality show in which Rahul was offered a line-up of prospective brides to choose from.
He chose Dimpy the girl you see in these picture but soon she too, in July this year, raised a lament that he had been physically abusive.
Within three days, a Michael Jackson-lookalike doctor, Sachin Patkar, was conjured as the saviour of this troubled alliance.Raju shinde
Rahul and Dimpy were working on their collective stress levels, audiences of this ongoing saga were told.
From what we see here, at a public ceremony to celebrate their ‘first wedding anniversary’, at which press was obviously called, Rahul and Dimpy look a far cry from allegations of bashing up. Wonder if the Michael Jackson-lookalike ‘doctor’ was breakdancing to Billie Jean in some corner…
According to an ex-contestant, the pair were seen snogging all over the Bigg Boss house
Divya Pal | TNN (MUMBAI MIRROR.COM; January 17, 2011) Ashmit and Veena on Bigg Boss 4
Reality just got more lurid on TV. Ashmit Patel, whose only claim to fame has been riding on getting cosy with women on camera (remember his MMS episode?), allegedly had sex with Veena Malik on Bigg Boss 4, if an ex-contestant is to be believed.
As if viewers weren’t already fed up with an overdose of the Ashmit-Veena intimacy, here’s a new twist to keep the tale alive.
An ex-contestant, on the condition of anonymity, spills the beans. “Most of the contestants were irked with all that Ashmit and Veena did in the house. Hum sab unke saath baith nahin paate thay. Everybody would feel awkward in their presence. Sirf gale milne jaisi sadharan baat nahin hoti thi. I remember, they were given the task to guard the diya kept near the swimming pool, and we saw them snuggling in the quilt. Us din zaroor kuch hua tha. And of what I’ve heard, many viewers felt the same. It was all so disgusting. One of the key reasons for my exit was their growing intimacy. I’d requested Bigg Boss to evict me from the show. I couldn’t take it anymore.”
But Ashmit, who calls this “an offshoot of people’s overactive imagination”, says he never got that close to Veena in the first place. “No, it didn’t happen. I would have wanted something like that to happen, but I didn’t have the inclination,” says he More >
After the first two Swayamvar seasons with Rakhi Sawant and Rahul Mahajan, comes the reality show Swayamvar Season 3
TNN (MUMBAI MIRROR.COM; January 07, 2011) After Rakhi Sawant and Rahul Mahajan, Ratan Rajpoot to be seen in Swayamvar Season 3
Taking centre stage this season is Indian television’s popular actor Ratan Rajpoot. The much loved daughter of television will embark on a journey to find her Prince Charming in Swayamvar Season 3 – Ratan Ka Rishta.
The search for Ratan’s ideal life partner begins with a countrywide audition process that starts with a worldwide call for entries. The next step will consist of bringing prospective grooms together under one roof, where they will undergo a series of tasks to test their compatibility with Ratan and prove their love for her. In the show Ratan’s friends and family will help and support her in arriving at the most important decision of her life.
Says the bride-to-be Ratan, “I am very happy and nervous at the same time. This is a very big decision of my life and it would not be possible without the support of my family. Swayamvar is our very old tradition and I am lucky that I will be getting married through a swayamvar. I hope that all my fans and friends will support me and help me find my dulha.”
Announcing the launch of Swayamvar – Season 3, Harsh Rohatgi, head content and communications, Imagine TV said, “Swayamwar has become an iconic show for us as a channel and part of More >
Will Sangeeta Bijlani agree to be locked up in the house?
Roshni K Olivera | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 16, 2010)
All kinds of rumours are doing the rounds about who will be in the Bigg Boss house. Now the latest is that Sangeeta Bijlani has been approached. The channel is looking for controversial people and even if Sangeeta hasn’t been controversy’s child herself, the men in her life surely have — whether it’s husband Mohammed Azharuddin, who was recently linked to badminton player Jwala Gutta, or ex-boyfriend and show host Salman Khan. Will Sangeeta agree to be part of the show is the big question.
“It seems unlikely. But what does it take for the channel to approach her… at least it creates some sort of a buzz,” says an insider. The channel’s also in talks with actor Ashmit Patel because of a past MMS controversy and his family feud. Veena Malik and Neetu Chandra are also on their wish list and so is Jackie Shroff (what’s the controversy here?). Some of the other celebs likely to be in the house are Manoj Tiwari, Chunky Pandey and Sneha Ullal among others.
Dimpy Mahajan, who married Rahul Mahajan on a reality show, walked out of the house after he assaulted her, and then patched up with him again, has been confirmed too. And guess what? Former superstar Rajesh Khanna may be in the house too! So we just might get to hear his ‘I hate tears’ line if a contestant ‘breaks down’ which often is the case on this show!
Ironically, the recently-beaten up reality TV wife might be subjected to even more abuse, albeit verbal
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 12, 2010)
Reality bites. But there are also reality bytes up for sale these days. After the recent controversy involving herself and troubled hubby Rahul Mahajan, Dimpy Ganguly Mahajan will be seen is a special episode of the upcoming show Meethi Choori No1.
Incidentally the special episode will be about Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega and Dimpy is the part of the show along with a few other girls who participated on the show.
Our source said, “The show deals with the concept of bitching and what better way than to have Dimpy and the other contestants who lost out on her. Dimpy got married to Rahul and the others lost so they will have lot of things to bitch about Dimpy.
The episode will be perfect to reveal each other’s secrets and apart from Dimpy, Harpreet Kaur, Sonia Kaur, Charmy Chauhan and Priyadarshini Singh will be participating.
This will be the perfect opportunity to meet Mrs Mahajan face to face and vent their frustration.”
When contacted, Fazilla Allana, producer of the show from SOL Productions, said, “Yes, we are doing an RDLJ special on Meethi Choori No1. Dimpy Ganguly-Mahajan is a part of this episode.”
Payal Rohatgi on the abuse, physical and mental, she endured while in a relationship with Rahul Mahajan
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 31, 2010)
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• Are you surprised that Rahul’s marriage has hit the rocks so soon?
Knowing Rahul, I am not surprised. He loves to change partners. For him, swayamvar was a gimmick. He offered me big money to participate in the show (pauses).
• Go on… Rahul has been harassing me since the past two months. He has been sending me very odd messages at odd hours. Initially, I ignored his calls and messages, but eventually, I told him to lay off. But he continued.
• What exactly has he been telling you?
He said, ‘I am sorry. We should work out things between us again.’ It all smacked of desperation. But Rahul is not a man of his word.
• How long were you in a relationship with him?
Eight months. I was very serious about him and made a fool of myself.
• Is Rahul aggressive?
Men have that in them if they are under the influence of something.
• Drinks? Drugs?
No comments. Don’t drag me there.
• What do you have to say about the company he keeps?
He is surrounded by people who don’t advise him well.
• You haven’t answered my question. Is Rahul aggressive?
Yes, he is aggressive if and when he loses it.
• How often does he lose it?
(Laughs) I didn’t count. But if he loses it, he is vindictive too.
• Did he hit you?
Yes. It happened just before we went for Bigg Boss 3. I was late by only More >
Harassed by hubby, distressed by dad
Lekha Menon Yogesh Sadhwani and Jayatri Nag (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 31, 2010) Dimpy Mahajan addresses the media a day after Mumbai Mirror broke the story that she had been beaten regularly by her husband Rahul Mahajan
It was Thursday evening, Saumasri Ganguly, known to the world as Dimpy Mahajan, was pleading on the phone. The familiar and assuring voice of her mother was all she needed to break down. “I am all alone here ma, even baba (father) is not supporting me.”
By Thursday evening it was obvious, a battered, bruised Dimpy was fighting a lonely battle.
A family of extremely modest means, the Gangulys had played their parts during her closely followed reality TV marriage. They had taken a leap of faith once, but seemed to fight shy of doing it again.
They wanted her to go back to Rahul Mahajan, the man they believed truly, madly, deeply, loved her.Dimpy showing bruises on her leg after Mahajan hit her on Wednesday night, forcing her to walk out of their house in Worli
A man, who could afford her the life and the luxuries they had always wished for their daughter. “Or else why would Rahul send her business class tickets to return to Mumbai every time she came here for her exams?” questioned Dimpy’s concerned uncle, who lives in the same house as her family in north Kolkata.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old was visibly in pain. The bruises on her thighs, hands and forehead were raw, More >
Dimpy Ganguly walks out of Mahajan’s home, alleges he beat her regularly
Yogesh Sadhwani and Lekha Menon (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 30, 2010)
Rahul Mahajan’s second wife, Kolkata model Dimpy Ganguly, left his Worli house in the early hours of Thursday after what she has described as a night of violent abuse.
Mumbai Mirror met up with Dimpy at Dadar on Thursday, just hours after she left Rahul’s house vowing never to return. There were bruises on her shin, right and left hand, while her left cheek was swollen. There was also a lump on her head.Dimpy Ganguly (from left) shows a bruise on her leg and one on her arm; (right) with her cousin Dipankar Roy
Dimpy said Rahul beat her up early on Thursday morning after waking her up to know the contents of a message that had just beeped on her phone. Since the phone had the key-pad lock on, Rahul was unable to operate it.
When Dimpy asked him to let her sleep, he flew into a rage and began hitting her. She said he punched, kicked and dragged her by her hair.
When she could not take it any more, Dimpy pushed him, picked up her phone, ran down the stairs and hid in the passageway. This was 3.30 am. Dimpy then called a friend, who picked her up around 4 am.
Her father arrived at Rahul’s house at 4 pm after she related the incident to him over the phone. That’s when she returned to the house, packed her bags and left.
When contacted, Rahul denied he hit Dimpy. “It is not true at all. I just More >