This week TV’s newsmakers: Jannat Zubair Rahmani, Upasana Singh, Puneesh Sharma-Bandgi Kalra


Jannat Zubair Rahmani
The petite and beautiful actress found herself making headlines when she refused to kiss her handsome co-star Ritvik Arora for a sequence in Tu Aashiqui. When they told her about the intimate scenes, her mother lashed out at the makers as she apparently had signed a contract with a no-kissing clause. Jannat is only 16, hence a minor. Her mom and the makers had a huge tiff. Later, Jannat’s father told a portal that he would not let his daughter do kissing scenes as she was still very young. Reports suggest that the makers are looking for a replacement for the character of Pankti. Helly Shah, Tanya Sharma and Puja Banerjee are the three actresses in the fray.

Puneesh Sharma-Bandgi Kalra
Bigg Boss 11 contestants Puneesh Sharma and Bandgi Kalra posted a picture, where they posed in a manner similar to the one by Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma a few days back. Needless to say, fans trolled them mercilessly for being so unoriginal and wannabe. Later, Puneesh took to Twitter and said he was a huge fan of the couple and would copy them again and again as he admired their love story.

Upasana Singh
The actress saved herself from a molestation attempt in Zirakpur, Chandigarh. It seems she went there for a shoot. She was returning from the shoot to her hotel when the cab driver took her to a lonely stretch. Upasana managed to alert her family members and police who reached the spot. In a statement, she said, “I was returning to my hotel from the last day of my shoot. Usually, the distance between my shoot location and hotel was covered in 45 minutes but that day it was over two hours and I was still on road. When I asked the driver he said he has lost the way. Following this, I asked him to ask for the way in that case, but his response alerted me. I asked him to stop the car but he refused and later even deliberately messed up with the engine of the car. I warned him of consequences and called my family members and police. They reached on the spot and arrested the driver.”

Disha Vakani
The lady who is loved as Daya Ben from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah was supposed to resume her shoot from March, but did not turn up. It seems she is not interested in acting at present, and only wants to focus on her baby. But producer Asit Modi denied the buzz of her leaving the show. He said, “The shooting conditions are tough and since Disha’s baby is still very young, she needs her. We haven’t discussed about her return yet and there is no official confirmation on Disha quitting Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma.”

Drashti Dhami
Drashti Dhami raised a complaint against producer Abhinav Shukla for non-payment of dues amounting to Rs 36 lakh. She filed the complaint with the Cine And TV Artists’ Association (CINTAA). Shukla told SpotboyE, “When I do another show, I will try to compensate Drashti.” The payment was for Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, which is one of her most successful shows.



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