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Juhi Parmar wins Bigg Boss 5 MUMBAI

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HREE months of patience and fair play paid rich dividends to TV actress Juhi Parmar, who Saturday won the fifth season of the controversial reality show “Bigg Boss” and the prize money of Rs.1 crore. The “Kumkum” fame actress, who was among the first 13 contestants to enter the house Oct 2, 2011, pipped actress Mahek Chahal and Siddharth Bhardwaj to win the show, which was described as high on fights and low on entertainment quotient by season three participant, actorfilmmaker Kamaal R. Khan. She is the second female contestant to win the show, as Shweta Tiwari had taken away the trophy in the last season. Juhi, 31, had earlier participated in other reality shows - “Pati Patni Aur Woh” and “Maa Exchange” and was seen indulging in lots of arguments, but in “Bigg Boss”, she played the game more patiently. Many inmates and viewers were not so happy with Juhi’s friendship with her inmate Akashdeep Saigal aka Sky, who got embroiled in the ugliest fights on the show, but it didn’t stop her from winning the show. Others in the top five included Amar

Upadhyay and Sky. Juhi too had her share of arguments with contestants like Shraddha Sharma, Amar, Siddharth and Mahek, but at the same time she enjoyed a good friendship with Raageshwari Loomba, Pooja Bedi, Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone as well as Sky. What made her stand out was her patience and quality of lending everybody a patient ear in the “Bigg Boss 5”, which was co-hosted by Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan. The finale was graced by actor Imran Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar, who came to promote their forthcoming film “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu”. Johar had expressed that he wanted Juhi to win the show, and that his mother, Hiroo Johar, a fan of the show, feels that she was the most promising contender for the winner’s trophy. The prediction came true. Juhi was ecstatic to see her husband, TV actor Sachin Shroff, her parents and her mother-in-law upon her exit from the secluded house, where she spent 98 days without being connected with anything or anyone outside the four parapets of the house. The finale saw several performances, including those by Sunny, Malaika Arora,

Pooja Missra, Rakhi Sawant, transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and Shonali. Even Shakti Kapoor danced with all the girls who entered “Bigg Boss 5” bringing the show to a full circle. Malaika added spice to the finale by dancing on numbers like “Chhaiya chhaiya”, “Chhammak chhallo” and “Honth raseele” while Rakhi grooved to “Chikni chameli”. Salman and Sanjay too shook a leg together, making it a treat for the audience. “Bigg Boss 5” began with an eclectic mix of celebrities - controversial models, actresses, a wrestler, as well as a proud transgender.

war horse misses out at writers Guild nominations

The season saw former Miss Afghanistan Vida Samadzai, who was banned in the country for wearing a bikini; Nihita Biswas, wife of “Bikini Killer” Charles Sobhraj, VJ Pooja Missra, actress Pooja Bedi, model-actress Shonali, popular host Mandeep Bevli, and Rajasthani folk dancer Gulabo Sapera. Woman wrestler Sonika Kaliraman was also seen on the show, but she left within a week of her entry as she was pregnant. Laxmi also added drama to the season, while guest appearances were made by social activist Swami Agnivesh, Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds and sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama.

Jurassic Park voted Spielberg’s best film to date

LONDON AgEncIES

Amitabh Bachchan company, fisheye Network has done a photo shoot with an unidentified model in the nude lying down under transparent sheets. according to the filmmakers, this picture, eventually shot with Sunny will become the first look of the film. father and daughter Bhatt were seen having a rather animated conversation with Sunny, with the elder Bhatt explaining (rather loudly) the scenes and the script. Sunny, too, looked rather excited about the project. Though Sunny has no qualms about shedding clothes, as she recently told in an interview with Mirror, the actress has still not signed the film. AgEncIES

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse and George Clooney’s The Ides of March are among a number of big films not to make the cut for this year’s Writers Guild awards. Instead the US body has nominated some more unexpected titles for its prizes, to be handed out on 19 February. Sports drama Win Win and cancer-based comedy 50/50 are among the movies up for the original screenplay prize. The US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig, is up for best adapted screenplay. The nominations also omitted such critically acclaimed titles as The Artist, My Week with Marilyn and The Iron Lady. However, this is because these films had been ruled ineligible under Writers Guild of America (WGA) rules. Raunchy farce Bridesmaids, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Young Adult - the latest film from Juno scribe Diablo Cody - round out the original screenplay field. The Descendants, The Help, Hugo and Moneyball are the other nominees in the adapted screenplay category, The British-made Senna, about legendary Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, is one of five titles up for the documentary screenplay prize. The WGA also gives prizes to television writers working in comedy, drama, animation and children’s shows.

Last year, the Guild gave its original and adapted screenplay prizes to Inception and The Social Network respectively. Yet The King’s Speech - winner of the original screenplay prize at last year’s Oscars - was omitted from the shortlist, a fact alluded to by Inception’s Christopher Nolan as he picked up his trophy. The prize, he said last February, would have been more significant if “certain other screenplays” had been nominated alongside his. Writers Guild nominations are restricted to movies made under the trade association’s rules on pay and working conditions or pacts struck with affiliated foreign groups.

I worked at a petrol pump: MuMBAI: actress Mugda Godse went to the MMcc in Pune. She says, “i studied commerce. i remember, when i entered college, i wanted to do every thing at one go - study, party and have boys friends. i had a handful of friends who were my partners in crime for fun and work. My friends and i worked for some extra money so that we could be more indulgent. i did odd jobs like selling oil or doing a survey at petrol pumps. we’d make rs 100 a day. coming from a middle class family, i had a nominal pocket money of rs 300 a month. The extra money was used to take care of our so called ‘lavish fun’. while movies occupied most of our free time, we also enjoyed lunching outside, and sometimes even having beer in the afternoon! afternoon discos, and hanging out at vaishali, a famous place on Pune’s fc road was another passtime. Sometimes we’d get hold of studious kids to gain entry into the british library, where we’d chill for hours. There is loads of lukhagiri to talk about. Mass-bunking and going for coffee instead”. AgEncIES

Meera to sizzle on small screen

LAHORE: after doing so many films in both Pakistan and india, Pakistani diva Meera will once again appear in a Pakistani drama serial entitled as “Bichray Tau ehsas hua”.The star cast of “Bichray Tau ehsas hua” includes Meera, Noman ijaz, ijaz aslam, azfar rehman and iffat omer in lead roles. written by Muhammad asif, Pakistan’s latest drama “Bichray Tau ehsas hua” is directed by Barkat Sidiki and is produced by both raheel rao and Barkat Sidiki. in this drama, Meera entangles in one trouble after the other but the story keeps revolving around all main artists. The screen play of “Bichray Tau ehsas hua” is quite captivating and is shot in Pakistan and abroad. AgEncIES

LOS ANGELES: 1993 Sc-Fi Horror flick ‘Jurassic Park’ has been voted Steven Spielberg’s best work till date by a British website. The Digital Spy organised a poll last month to find out which Steven Spielberg movie is liked the most by readers and 19% of the 5,000 people who took part voted in favour of the Dinosaur thriller. The movie faced some tough competition from ET: The Extra Terrestrial which raked in 17.5% of the votes. Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jaws followed with 11.5% and 10.6% of the votes respectively. AgEncIES

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