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Bigg Boss Telugu finale: Siva Balaji announced winner; ex-contestants share stage with NTR Jr


Siva Balaji is officially the winner of the first ever season of Bigg Boss Telugu. The actor was given the title of the reality show and a cash prize of 50 lakh last night by Jr NTR after 71 days of successfully surviving the house.

According to Tarak, out of the 12 crore odd votes received for the final week, Siva Balaji won a record of 3 crore 40 lakh votes. While the Arya actor took home 50 lakh, Adarsh was named the runner up with 8 and a half lakh votes. Surprisingly, Hari Teja and Navdeep who were both considered strong contestants and also season favourites were ranked third and fourth respectively. Archana took the last place among the finalists.

“Really happy to see the audience vote this way, I did not expect to be here and I always thought I will get eliminated way before. I always remember saying, I will step out only with the audience wish for it. Also, I am here today majorly because of my housemates. I credit them 100 percent for helping me finish this journey so peacefully,” said Siva Balaji. The season one winner signed off thanking the audience for the unexpected response and expressing love for his wife Madhu and the housemates.

Along with Tarak, the grand finale also saw music director Devi Sri Prasad take over the stage in a special appearance. The two grooved to the famous ‘Where is the Panchakatu‘ from Adhurs among other tracks and kick started the final episode. There were also peppy performances by Prince, Diksha, Madhupriya and others from the ex-housemates.

Siva Balaji. Image from Hotstar.

Siva Balaji made a direct entry into the finals, after being nominated as the captain during the last week of eliminations. But, the actor during the first few weeks actually received huge flak for being the ‘angry young man’ of the house and faced several elimination weeks.

His famous tiff with Adarsh and other outbursts put him in the spotlight for quite sometime. However the last few weeks changed the ball game. Siva Balaji and Hari Teja became the new best buds while he also established a good relation with Diksha and his friendship with Navdeep was well known. Thus with majority votes and like Dhanraj quoted ‘huge airport cutouts’ Siva Balaji took home the title.

From OPPO selfie moments of the 71 days to mood swings, makeovers, Siva Balaji’s trademark dishes, Navdeep’s entertaining commentary and Archana’s cutie camera, the build up to the final week was like a perfect throwback to the entire journey and definitely stirred a lot of emotions.

The last week in the house saw all the ex Bigg Boss Telugu contestants re-enter the house and later take stage with Jr NTR. Everyone except Kalpana and Mumaith Khan were present in the house to celebrate the grand finale along with the five finalists – Siva Balaji, Adarsh, Archana, Hari Teja and Navdeep.

Diksha Panth who was the last to be eliminated this season, walked in to the house first and surprised contestants with her tone of entry. She left housemates puzzled about whether she was still in the game or she was just visiting. Later with the entry of old contestants like Sameer, Sampoornesh Babu and Prince, the atmosphere changed.

Bigg Boss Telugu, in the midst of all the twists, entertainment and tears proved to be one hell of an entertaining reality show with surprisingly less drama. There was never over dose of what actually happened in the house and throughout the 10 weeks, contestants set the atmosphere on a rather light tone.

The highlights of this season and elements that audience will definitely miss is got to be Hari Teja’s Hari Katha, Siva Balaji’s recipes, Navdeep’s Tinku, Adarsh – the family man, Prince charming and of course Archana and Bigg Boss’s camaraderie.

What will be dearly missed is definitely Tarak’s hosting and Naa Tv. Jr NTR had taken to the small screen for the first time and received stupendous response from the audience. The actor’s weekend gigs were a breathe of fresh air and his fun hosting ensured every weekend was a laugh riot, even during the eliminations. From the very first week, Jr NTR got the buzz for taking everyone by surprise with his new avatar.

In true Tarak style, it is a wrap for this season and now we can’t wait to know if Jr NTR will back at it next year too and once again welcome us with his trademark “Entharo Mahanubhavulu, Anthariki NTR Vanthanamulu





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Watch: Mohanlal Takes 'Jimikki Kammal' Dance Challenge. Over 4.5 Million Views


Watch: Mohanlal Takes 'Jimikki Kammal' Dance Challenge. Over 4.5 Million Views

Mohanlal takes the ‘Jimmiki Kammal’ dance challenge. It has been viewed over 4.5 million times already

The Jimikki Kammal craze is anything but over. The song Entammede Jimikki Kammal, which roughly translates to “My mother’s earring,” is a viral sensation, with over 22 million views on YouTube. The song from South superstar Mohanlal’s latest film, Velipadinte Pusthakam, has spawned hundreds of tributes from fans taking the Jimikki Kammal dance challenge. From college students to techies, fans have been flooding the Internet with their well-choreographed dance performances, many of which have millions of views on YouTube. And now, as a thank you of sorts, the star himself has taken the Jimikki Kammal dance challenge.

That’s right! Mohanlal posted a video of himself taking the dance challenge on social media on Sunday and it’s already viral. With over 4.5 million views (and counting) on Facebook, the video of Mohanlal shaking a leg to the catchy beat is getting lots of love from fans.

“The song that has got everybody dancing have made me too to take a few steps (sic),” writes the actor on Facebook. “Here’s my version of #JimikkiKammal with the participants of dance challenge, and team Velipadinte Pusthakam.”

Lalettan, as the actor is referred to by his legions of fans, dances up a storm in a bright red shirt and mundu, which he tucks up with gusto.

Watch Mohanlal take the Jimikki Kammal dance challenge:
 

 

 

The video, which was posted on Facebook 15 hours before writing this, has already been shared over 86,000 times and collected over 1.6 lakh reactions. 

The Internet’s verdict? Super-duper hit!

American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted recently that he “loves” the song Jimikki Kammal as well.

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From Aishwarya Rai's black ensemble to Sonam Kapoor's emerald green number; Check out what celebs wore at …


Vogue Women Of The Year awards
Vogue Women Of The Year awards

On the 10th anniversary of Vogue, bevy of Bollywood celebrities graced the event in the most stylish way. The magazine celebrated the occasion by organising Vogue Women Of The Year awards. The first edition of the award was star-studded with crème de la crème of Bollywood fraternity attending the ceremony. However, the main attraction of the night was reunion of Devdas and Paro, i.e. Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya and yet again they mesmerized everyone with their magic. They both greeted each other with warmth.

Aishwarya looked resplendent in an embellished black gown while like a true fashionista Sonam Kapoor picked up emerald green number for the occasion. Shah Rukh looked dapper in black suit while he posed for shutterbugs. Anushka Sharma was slaying in silver coloured gown as she sauntered on the red carpet. Kriti Sanon looked smoking hot in black ensemble and was smilingly posing for paps while Athiya Shetty looked stunning in red gown.

Besides, Anil Kapoor and Arshad Warsi also attended the award ceremony and met each other. Anil and Arjun Kapoor had Chacha-Bhatija moment on the red carpet when the Ishqzaade actress touched his feet. Other celebrities who were present at the function include Twinkle Khanna, Radhika Apte, Kiran Rao, Rahul Bose, Neeta Ambani, etc. Check out pictures below:

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards

India Tv - Vogue Women Of The Year awards



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Roman Reigns Beats John Cena at WWE No Mercy 2017


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In a dream match that was years in the making, Roman Reigns defeated John Cena on Sunday night at No Mercy.

Reigns kicked out of not one but two Attitude Adjustments, which left Cena stunned. After getting over his shock, Cena attempted to resume his attack on Reigns, but Reigns delivered a Superman Punch that knocked Cena out on his feet. From there, Reigns hit a massive Spear and earned the pinfall victory.

After the match, Cena appeared to have a ceremonial passing of the torch with Reigns, which WWE shared on Twitter:

Bleacher Report’s Kevin Berge and Dave Schilling offered differing viewpoints on the match:

Wrestling Inc also thought it was a missed opportunity:

Cena returned to Raw several weeks ago due to his free-agent status, and he announced he intended to call out a Superstar on the Raw roster.

Before he could do so, however, Reigns made his way to the ring and engaged in a brief war of words with the leader of the Cenation.

The Miz and eventually Samoa Joe interrupted them, which resulted in Cena and Reigns teaming up. Although The Big Dog accidentally hit Cena with a Superman Punch, they prevailed in the bout.

Prior to the following week’s Raw, WWE announced Cena and Reigns would make their match for No Mercy official.

They did precisely that, but there was no shortage of fireworks in the process.

Cena and Reigns proceeded to rip each other apart in dueling promos, with both Superstars making some heavy accusations against the other.

After Reigns said Cena buries talent and doesn’t care enough to be with WWE on a daily basis, Cena criticized Reigns’ promo ability and called him a cheap knockoff version of himself.

While Reigns was initially nonchalant about Cena and the potential match, Cena did enough to rile him up and compel him to sign the contract for one of the year’s biggest bouts.

Cena has long been considered the face of WWE, but it is no secret Vince McMahon and Co. have been grooming Reigns to take over that role.

With Cena gradually gaining a bigger presence in Hollywood, his time spent with WWE may continue to decrease moving forward.

As that transformation occurs, Reigns has main-evented three consecutive WrestleManias and was given the ultimate rub by defeating The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33 and seemingly sending him into retirement.

Cena vs. Reigns is a WrestleMania-caliber match in its own right, but with Cena having an uncertain schedule as well as the freedom to float from brand to brand, WWE decided to capitalize on the match as soon as possible.

It undoubtedly made No Mercy a can’t-miss event, which is something that hasn’t always been the case over the course of the pay-per-view’s history.

All eyes were on Cena and Reigns to deliver, and as has often been the case with both Superstars over the years, they put on a memorable performance under the bright lights.

With Reigns coming out on top, it lends further credence to the idea he is now the top guy, and it adds a layer of intrigue regarding what it means for Cena and his role moving forward.

     

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I still don't consider myself an A-lister: Taapsee Pannu


Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapse Pannu, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Judwaa 2 alongside Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez, has stated that she doesn’t consider herself an A-lister. The lady further added that she has to figure out how to make it to the list of sought-after artistes in the film industry. The gorgeous lady, who has delivered some powerful performances stated that she is still getting used to rejections. 

In an interview with PTI, Taapsee says, “There will always be a time when there will be people better than you and also not as good as you. I still don’t consider myself an A- lister. I don’t know what will make me a part of it.” 

In a moving Facebook post earlier this year, she had written how actors in Bollywood “refused to work” with her as she was not an A-list actor. 

“It’s not like I don’t get rejected now. I am sure in the future too there will be times where I’ll get rejected. I am slowly getting used to this. There will be times when I’llreplace someone, there will be times when I will be replaced,” she adds. 

The actor says dealing with setbacks was initially difficult but she is getting better at it. 

“It obviously shook me in the beginning. But now I’ve told myself that this is the rule of the game. This will keep happening till the end of the career. You’ve to be thick skinned about it.” 

Taapsee is now gearing up for her film Judwaa 2, thereboot of the 1997 hit “Judwaa” which starred Salman Khan in a double role. The new movie features Varun Dhawan reprising Salman’s role. 

One of the reasons she wanted to do the film was to surprise the audience with her choice of characters and avoid getting typecast. 

“I didn’t want the audience to stereotype me. When I did Baby, nobody knew I was a part of it. People were surprised when the film came out. 

“With Pink people thought, it’s only going to be about (Amitabh) Bachchan sir. Then things turned out to be totally different,” she says. 
Judwaa 2 is scheduled to release on September 29.

(With PTI Inputs)



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Mohanlal takes Jimikki Kammal dance challenge and nails it. Watch video


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Published:September 24, 2017 6:28 pm


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Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have heard of the blockbuster song, Jimikki Kammal from superstar Mohanlal’s new film Velipadinte Pusthakam. The song that was sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan and Renjith Unni went viral as soon as it landed on the internet. And it even made a commerce college professor named Sheril a celebrity.

Sheril danced to Jimikki Kammal song along with the members of her college and uploaded it on YouTube as part of Onam celebration. Little did she know, she will become an internet sensation overnight. It even impressed American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Sheril’s video has raked in nearly 17 million views and has also inspired many others to upload their own versions of the song. It is called Jimikki Kammal dance challenge.

To thank the people for making the song such a big hit, Mohanlal along with his Velipadinte Pusthakam team has made his own version of Jimikki Kammal video. “Thanks to all those who pulled up their dancing shoes and took part in #JimikkiDanceChallenge. The song #JimikkiKammal is a success worldwide, only because of the incredible support from all of you,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

In the video, before Mohanlal’s entry, Arun Kurian and Sarath Kumar, who played key characters in Velipadinte Pusthakam, can be seen engaged in a heated argument as they were upset with Sheril hogging all the limelight.

Mohanlal makes a dramatic entry and starts matching his steps to beats of the songs with grace. “The song that has got everybody dancing have made me too to take a few steps. “Here’s my version of #JimikkiKammal with the participants of dance challenge, and team Velipadinte Pusthakam,” he captioned the video while sharing it on Facebook.

Mohanlal is currently shooting for his upcoming film Odiyan and is awaiting the release of Villain.

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WWE No Mercy 2017 LIVE – Results and updates with Strowman, Lesnar, Cena and Reigns in action


John Cena vs Roman Reigns preview

A match-up that many people never expected to see outside of a traditional big four pay-per-view, or even just at WrestleMania itself, is the first clash between WWE’s two favourite sons, John Cena and Roman Reigns.

The present and future faces of the company will collide after weeks of incendiary promos, laced with real-life controversy and behind the scenes jargon, which has had many in the wrestling community salivating, guessing what they were willing to say next.

Not all have enjoyed this breaking of “the fourth wall”, but there is no doubt it has got everyone talking.

At no stage so far have they thrown hands – everything has been spun around verbal jabs.

Cena has stated that he’s only still around because Reigns can’t do his job and replace him as WWE’s main man, highlighted Roman’s obvious weaknesses on the microphone and raised the issue of his failed drugs test last summer.

The Samoan – who has legitimately struggled to win over fans, even after ‘retiring’ The Undertaker at WrestleMania, has retaliated by mocking Cena as an insignificant part-timer and a hypocrite who buries young talents and has ‘politicked’ his way to the top.

All eyes will be on this contest and where WWE intend to go with it.

Overcoming a star of Cena’s stature is no easy feat and a first match in which he gains the win due to utilising his greater experience could be the launchpad for a prolonged feud, which will inevitably be won by Reigns. That’s what I think anyway!

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Watch | Mohanlal Does the Jimikki Kammal Dance, Fans are Ecstatic


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In a video shared by Mohanlal on his Facebook page, the actor expressed gratitude for his fans for making the song such a huge hit.

Watch | Mohanlal Does the Jimikki Kammal Dance, Fans are Ecstatic
In a video shared by Mohanlal on his Facebook page, the actor expressed gratitude for his fans for making the song such a huge hit. (Courtesy: Mohanlal Facebook page)
Thiruvananthapuram: The Jimikki Kammal song, which took the internet by storm, from the movie ‘Velipadinte Pusthakam’, finally saw its lead actor Mohanlal shaking a leg to its tunes. In a video shared by Mohanlal on his Facebook page, the actor expressed gratitude to his fans for making the song such a huge hit.

The actor wrote: “The song that got everybody dancing has made me take a few steps. Here is my version of Jimmiki Kammal, with the participants from dance challenge and Velipadinte Pusthakam.”

The actor enters the scene while other participants are busy dancing and conversing. Mohanlal, dressed in red shirt and white traditional south Indian dhoti, had people enthralled. The actor then folds his dhoti to his knees, his fellow dancers take their positions behind him, and the group hits the dance floor.

The trippy dance number which is already a rage in Tamil Nadu and Kerala has reached all parts of India, thanks to its catchy tune and beats. Some fans even called it the ‘Despacito’ of Tamil Nadu.

The video became a rage after a user tweeted the song tagging the popular TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for the similarity between the title of the song and Kimmel’s name. He had replied, saying he hadn’t heard the song until then, and appreciated the catchy number.

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WE'RE DEAD! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan & Gauri BOND At The Vogue Women Of The Year Awards


It doesn’t happen everyday when the iconic on-screen pair of the Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan get clicked in the same frame. A few hours ago, the duo attended the ‘Vogue Women Of The Year’ Awards and left the media go crazy (quite, literally).

Apart from Aishwarya Rai & Shahrukh, celebs including Gauri Khan, Shweta Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor were also seen in the attendance in their sensational avatars.

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Oh My God!

Oh My God!

Shahrukh & Gauri Khan pose together with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and we’re just delighted to see them in one frame.

Aishwarya Rai & SRK Steal The Show

Aishwarya Rai & SRK Steal The Show

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan set the red carpet on fire as they attend the Vogue Women Of The Year Awards.

Gauri Pose With Her Best Buddies

Gauri Pose With Her Best Buddies

On the other side, SRK’s stunning wife, Gauri Khan was rather seen posing for the media with Karan Johar and Shweta Bachchan.

She Killed It!

She Killed It!

Meanwhile, Twitterati can’t stop gushing about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s sensational avatar at the do. We won’t be wrong if we say, she nailed the ‘bewitching black’ look like a pro.

And She Was Honoured With The Title Of..

And She Was Honoured With The Title Of..

The incredible Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took home the trophy for ‘Vogue Influencer Of The Decade’ at the Vogue Women Of The Year Awards.

Epic!

Epic!

“We shot our own VOGUE cover!!!! This ones for you @vogueindia,” wrote Karan Johar, while sharing this picture on Instagram.

Awww!

Awww!

Manish Malhotra and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan strike a pose and have us gushing over their sweet bonding.

Here Comes The ‘Fashionista’

Here Comes The ‘Fashionista’

Sonam looked drop dead gorgeous in a dark green gown and finished her look with the pink lips and a pair of earrings.

Anushka Sharma & Radhika Apte

Anushka Sharma & Radhika Apte

Anushka Sharma chose a silver gown for the special night. Whereas, Radhika Apte looked damn hot in her bold white outfit.

Sonam Shares Inside Pics..

Sonam Shares Inside Pics..

Sonam shares live pictures from the award night on her Instagram page. She can be seen here posing for selfies with daddy Anil Kapoor and cousin Arjun Kapoor.

B’wood Beauties

B’wood Beauties

Kriti Sanon, Aditi Rao Hydari and Athiya Shetty sizzle at the Vogue Women Of The Year Awards red carpet.

Twinkle Khanna Looks Red Hot!

Twinkle Khanna Looks Red Hot!

Twinkle Khanna was honoured with the title of the ‘Vogue Opinion Maker of the Year Awards’.

Awesome!

Awesome!

Shahrukh Khan took home the Vogue Entertainer of the Decade Award.

Too Much Awesomeness In One Frame

Too Much Awesomeness In One Frame

The very handsome Arjun Kapoor strikes a pose with Gauri Khan and Shweta Bachchan, while walking the red carpet.

The Highlight Of The Entire Night

The Highlight Of The Entire Night

While, all celebs looked at their glamorous best, Twitter/Instagram can’t stop buzzing with the pictures of Shahrukh Khan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan from the star-studded night.

Also, have a look at this sweet video of Shahrukh Khan, greeting the gorgeous diva, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the red carpet..

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