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I am extremely excited and equally nervous to play the character of Angoori Bhabhi: Shubhangi Atre

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After a small hiatus, television’s most popular Bhabi is all set to make a comeback tonight on &TV. While both Tiwari (Rohitash Gaud) and Vibhuti (Aasif Sheikh) have been waiting with bated breath for Angoori, their prayers have been answered, and Angoori will soon step back into their lives. 

Popular actress Shubhangi Atre will now be seen portraying the role of Angoori Bhabhi in &TV’s popular sitcom Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai. Below is an excerpt of her interview.

Have you seen the show before? What was your first reaction when you got the call confirming you for the role?

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Yes, I have seen the show. In fact, I am a big fan of the show and have watched it regularly. All the characters are very popular and it’s a cult show on television. It’s a dream for any artist to be a part of a show like this and play such a well-crafted character like Angoori. I was very excited and thrilled when I was offered this role. Incidentally, it was my birthday, 11th April when I received a call for this show and I don’t think there could have been a perfect birthday gift.

 Shilpa Shinde has etched her image as Bhabhiji in everyone’s mind. Do you think you will be able to match that?

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As an actor, I will try my best to do complete justice with the character. I am sure that the viewers will love their Angoori Bhabhi regardless of the actor who plays the part and continue to provide their love and affection to their favorite character.

 How many times have you practiced the line “Sahi pakde hain” in front of the mirror?

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To be honest, quite a few time (smiles). It’s the most popular catchphrase currently on television and to play the character of Angoori bhabhi I had to first master the line. It’s interesting to know that people from all walks of life are using this line. From my vegetable vendor to the rickshaw-wallas… it has become quite a rage. Unknowingly, I have used this line myself many a times in different gatherings.

What new nuances are you going to bring in to the character?

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My approach towards playing this character will be different. I have started from a clean slate and have been following my director’s brief completely. It’s his vision and the writers expertise that have brought this character alive.

What is your opinion on Shilpa Shinde’s exit from the show? Do you think she was harassed – she mentioned that the Producer mentally harassed her? or do you think this was her plan to twist the producers for more money?

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To be honest I am the wrong person to answer this question. I do not know the details beyond a few reports hence commenting on something that I am unaware of will be incorrect on my part.

All I can say is that I have started shooting for the show and the sets, team is wonderful. Everyone is cooperative and accommodating, I have no issues on this.

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You will be paired opposite Rohitash Gaud. How excited are you to work with such a stalwart in the field of comedy?

I am very elated that I have got this wonderful opportunity to share the screen space with the talented actor. He is an extremely down-to-earth person and a very good hearted person. I am looking forward to working with him.

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What message do you have for the loyal viewers and admirers of the character of Angoori Bhabi Ji?

You have been loyal supporters of the show and particularly for the character of Angoori. It’s because of you that the show has reached such heights of popularity. I hope that I am able to do justice to the role and the audience continues to shower the same love upon me.

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Tanushree Dutta Reacts To Sajid Khan In  Bigg Boss

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Like many  who were horrified  to see the MeToo accused Sajid Khan being welcomed into  Bigg Boss with  Salman  Khan’s blessings, actress Tanushree  Dutta who heralded the MeToo movement in  Bollywood,   has also been deeply affected  by this shocking turn  of events.

Speaking  exclusively Tanushree says, “I’m appalled . Speechless at the sheer irresponsibility towards the impact of such a thing on the public. I don’t watch Bigg Boss and I think I never will after this.”

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To Tanushree goes the credit for bringing the  MeToo movement  into Bollywood. In 2018 she accused  actor Nana Patekar and several others  of harassment.

Speaking in   an earlier interview Tanushree had said, “It’s been very hard on me emotionally, psychologically and financially these 12 years  after the mob violence on  the sets  of Horn OK Please  in 2008 instigated by Nana Patekar and his goons.I had gone into severe depression post that episode for many years because the level of cunning manipulation, public humiliation and threats I had to endure was too much for me.”

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Tanushee says she has  got no support in her fight against  sexual discrimination  from the film fraternity. Instead of getting justice and being  rehabilitated into work in Bollywood, her  primary source of income, she has been further been pushed and forced into legal procedures.

Speaking on the impact of  the MeToo movement  in India ,Tanushree said,  “What I’m most concerned about is what impact might it have on women, girls and boys of the next generation who are being taught about feminism, human rights and empowerment?? I mean you can’t blow the trumpet on empowerment and then have a corrupt and outdated legal system bind you with loopholes.”

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Sajid Khan To Be Evicted From Bigg Boss?

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When  MeToo-tainted  filmmaker Sajid Khan made a quiet entry into the Bigg Boss  last week , little  did he  expect the uproar that  followed.

 The social media is  filled with howls  of outrage. Singer Sona Mohapatra  called out Javed Akhtar and son  Farhan  for  not speaking  out against  Sajid’s clean-chit treatment.Now Iranian actresses Mandana Karimi, lately in the news for protesting in Mumbai  against the Hijab in her home country, has apparently blown  open the lid on  Sajid Khan’s  stealthy  entry into  Bigg House.

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Earlier this week   Mandana announced her decision to quit Bollywood after Sajid’s entry  into Bigg Boss. She  feels there is  little respect for women in Bollywood, and she is not wrong.

In a video clip that Kangana  Ranaut has shared  on social media   from  BBC’s documentary  Death In Bollywood  suicide victim Jiah Khan’s  sister Karishma  has  now  made fresh serious  allegations  against  Sajid Khan .

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This  seems to have finally   shaken up the  Bigg Boss producers. There is  now  a serious behind-the-scenes discussion  to evict Sajid Khan immediately.

Sources say the producers Endemol  Shine  India never expected such an uproar against  Khan’s  contestability on Bigg Boss.

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“The brand  is  affected(by Sajid Khan’s entry into Bigg Boss). Salman  Khan who hosts  the show is also not sure whether  the decision was the right one.He(Sajid) is likely to be out sooner rather than later,” the source informs.

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Krushna Abhishek Confirms  He Is Not Part  Of Kapil’s Show, “But I  May Be Back”

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Kapil Sharma’s partner in comedy Krushna Abhishek is  not returning to the next season  of  The Kapil Sharma Show on  Sony Entertainment.

Responding to my query about rumours that he has quit the show post disagreements with Kapil Krushna  while admitting he  was quitting the  show  says, “There are no issues between  Kapil and me. He  loves me  the  most. There were issues involving the contact.”

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Krushna then adds, “The show is mine as well, and I may be back.”

Throughout the last season  of The Kapil  Sharma  Show, Krushna  Abhishek was in  the  news for his disagreements with his uncle  actor Govinda. Krushna is seen to be an integral part  of  of the show  .

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“No Offence To Nayanthara Fans,” Says  Karan Johar

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Fans of Tamil superstar  Nayanthara have  taken  huge umbrage  to Karan  Johar insisting on Koffee With Karan  that Samantha Prabhu and not Nayanthara  is  the no.1 star, even when Samantha insisted  the crown  belonged  to Nayanthara.

Karan Johar  clarified  that he meant no offence  to Nayanthara. “I said, according to  the list that I  had  from Ormax, Samantha  was  the  no.1 star. Nayanthara’s  fans have misconstrued  the  conversation.”

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That’s not all  that a section of Koffee viewers  have misconstrued. Samantha’a tongue-in-cheek sarcastic “confession” that she paid Ormax  to  list her as  the No.1 heroine has  triggered  off stories  in  a section of  the press on the amount she paid for the honour.

“I think  we all need to have a sense of humour.Mine is  a  fun show,” says  Karan.

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