Quick View! From Kapil Sharma’s friend committing suicide to Gashmeer Mahajani quitting Imlie’s show, take a look at the highlights of the week


MUMBAI: The beginning of the year has been quite a mix for the television industry. While Mohit Raina suprised everyone with his wedding photos, Shehnaaz Gill left her fans in awe with her special chat with Sidharth Shukla’s guru Sister Shivani. With the onset of the third wave, several celebs have also caught Covid-19, and the effect of the pandemic was also suffered by one of Kapil’s colleagues who tried to end his life.

1Kapil Sharma’s colleague Tirthanand Rao tried committing suicide

Kapil Sharma’s colleague Tirthanand Rao tried to end his life by consuming poison on December 27 due to a financial crunch. He said, “I received help from Ghanshyam in CINTAA to the tune of 10K. Vikram Gokhale has given me 5K. That’s all. Nobody else from the TV industry has called up to check on my welfare. I want and I request people to come forward and help me, financially.”

2.Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Shaikh get divorced

Television couple Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Shaikh are now divorced. A news portal reported that the divorce came through nine months ago and the two have moved on in their lives. The custody of their baby girl Ayra, who is now over two years old, has been given to Sanjeeda.

3.Shehnaaz Gill’s interview with Brahma Kumari teacher Shivani

Shehnaaz Gill surprised her fans after she shared her conversation with Sidharth Shukla’s guru Sister Shivani. The actress titled her video ‘Reset and Restart’ wherein the two discussed how to deal with negativity, pain, and loss. Shehnaaz also alluded to Sidharth’s passing away and praised him for teaching her a lot. She revealed how she now cherishes their memories together.

4.Kirron Kher mourns the demise of Neil Nongkynrih

Kirron Kher mourned the demise of Padma Shri awardee and founder of Shillong Chamber Choir, Neil Nongkynrih (52). He died at Reliance Foundation hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday evening (January 5). Taking to her social media account, the actress wrote, “Deeply shocked and saddened by the passing of Neil who was the mainstay of The @shillongchamberchoir. We became friends after they won India’s Got Talent season 2. Such a great talent left too soon. May he RIP. You will be missed, dear friend.”

5. Gashmeer to quit ‘Imlie’ serial

Gashmeer Mahajani has apparently put in his papers about his quit from Star Plus serial Imlie. According to the media reports, Gashmeer made clear that he wanted to continue with his Marathi projects and web series besides this show and gave only 10 days in a month to the makers to shoot his sequence which was not enough. His last day will be in mid-January.

6. Bobby Darling says she is a woman and not a gay

Bobby Darling says she is more likely to play the role of woman or transwoman and not gay. She said, “Why should I play gay when I am a woman now. I was a transwoman. I underwent surgeries and now my body is that of a woman. So either I want to play a transwoman or a woman. I am not ready to play gay. How long will I continue to humiliate myself.
7.Shilpa Shetty Kundra travels to Shirdi to pray for Shamita’s win in ‘Bigg Boss 15’

Shilpa Shetty travelled to Shirdi with her husband Raj Kundra and brother Rajiv Adatia, and in latter’s video revealed that she is going to seek blessings for her sister Shamita’s win in Bigg Boss 15. “Sab finale mein jaaye lekin jeete Shamita hi,” she said.

8.Karan Mehra honoured by World Book of Records, London

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai fame Karan Mehra has been honoured by the ‘World Book of Records’, London for his ‘relentless commitment to promoting safety against the pandemic, serving the society and prevention of coronavirus disease. He proudly shared the certificate on his Instagram handle and wrote, “Thank you world book of records London for this honour.”

9.Rajiv Aditya reveals he lost 14 kgs inside the Bigg Boss house

BB15 contestant Rajiv Aditia, has lost 14 kgs and he credits it to his stay in the house. He told ETimes TV, “When I got a call for this show I was very skeptical if I should do the show or not because I was feeling very uncomfortable with my body. But I decided to go inside the show and I lost 14 kilos. I now have my thyroid under control.”

10. TV celebs who suffered Covid-19

The past week several celebs got down with Covid-19. The list includes popular names such as Ekta Kapoor, Erica Fernandes, Nakuul Mehta, Nora Fatehi, Drashti Dhami, Sumona Chakravarti, Anita Raaj, Sharad Malhotra, Varun Sood, Shikha Singh and Delnaaz Irani among others. Unfortunately, the third wave has affected several in the television industry.
11.Sudhanshu Pandey confirms he is not quitting ‘Anupamaa’

Sudhanshu Pandey confirms he won’t be quitting Star Plus trending serial ‘Anupamaa’. He told, “There is no question of me quitting Anupamaa. I had gone for a holiday with my family after a year and a half to Dubai. After that, I had gone for a day and a half to Ganaganagar in Rajasthan to shoot for an OTT project. With me missing from the show, people presumed that I have quit. My character Vanraj Shah was the hero of the show and will remain the hero.”

12.Mohit Rina hitched to Aditi in a private wedding ceremony

Mohit Raina surprised his fans by getting married to Aditi in a private wedding ceremony. The actor posted his wedding photos with the caption, “Love recognises no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fence, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope. With that hope and the blessings of our parents, we are no longer two but one. Need all your love and blessing in this new journey. Aditi & Mohit.”

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