Confirmed: Qandeel Baloch out, Arshi Khan in Bigg Boss Season 10 on Colors

The cat is finally out of the bag. Reliable sources from the television industry have confirmed that earlier news reports about Pakistani wannabe singer and actress Qandeel Baloch making an entry in the most popular reality show on Indian television – Bigg Boss on Colors are not correct. Says our source from Colors, “That was just gossip put out by Qandeel Baloch’s media team. Qandeel Baloch is not doing Bigg Boss 10. We have not approached her, neither has anyone else from Colors or Endemol approached her management for Bigg Boss 10.”

Meanwhile, our source adds that Arshi Khan is one of the first short-listed participants of Bigg Boss 10 and a very strong contender for the controversial reality show.

According to media reports, it is not yet sure if Salman Khan will be hosting Bigg Boss 10, because, the channel colors is looking for a new face for their premier show. After last year’s pathetic TRPs, the channel also wants to revamp the show and give it a new look and feel. Salman may be axed and a new face brought in, sources said.

A little birdie tells us that model and actress Arshi Khan who was rumored to be one of the participants of last year’s Reality Show Bigg Boss Season 9 could not make it as the dates of her Tamil film clashed. She was also slated to travel to Pakistan for a reality show on a Pakistani channel, but the Pakistan government did not issue her a visa at the last minute.

However, gossip on the television grapevine says that Arshi Khan may be one of the contestants of Bigg Boss 10. While Arshi Khan who is currently in Jaipur was not available for comment, a source from the production house that handles Bigg Boss for Colors said Arshi Khan was spotted visiting both the Endemol and Colors offices in Mumbai last week.


Prachi Shah is Miss Mumbai Online 2016

Mumbai city-based 22-year-old Prachi Shah was today declared the Miss Mumbai Online 2016 winner after slugging it out with over 200 participants in a fierce online fight. Miss Mumbai Online is part of the Mr, Miss and Mrs Mumbai clutch of pageants organized by PageantsWorld.com and supported by IndyaNewz.com and is the online version of the actual event. Participants vie for votes, shares and likes primarily on Facebook and other social forums.


Prachi was selected after she bagged the maximum number of votes in the online voting category which includes votes, shares, LIKES and comments posted by friends and fans on Facebook and other social networking sites. Prachi who is also an aspiring actor, studied in Mumbai and currently works for a lifestyle and fashion brand in South Mumbai. A Taurus, Prachi loves watching TV and listening to music in her free time.

The finale for the Mr, Ms & Mrs Mumbai 2016 pageant will be held in Mumbai around June-end-July and about 60 male and female participants are busy grooming themselves for the event.

Speaking to this reporter, Prachi said, “I want to pursue a career in acting. Acting has always been my dream. I started modeling a few months ago and I am simply thrilled to win this pageant. My focus and target is now the finale of the Miss Mumbai Pageant and then to pursue a career in acting.” Prachi has done several print catalog shoots and other assignments over the last few months.


Photographer-turned-director Jude Fernandes wants to cast Sunny Leone in his debut Bollywood film

Fashion photographer-turned-director Jude Fernandes has it all cut out for him. And if all goes well, the director is all set to cast none other than Sunny Leone in his debut Bollywood film. The film is a mythological thriller and will sport big names from Bollywood in its star cast.

Fernandes has approached Sunny Leone through her management for playing the lead role. A source close to Starline said, “We have contacted Sunny Leone’s management and are waiting for their reply. We hope all goes well. It is a very novel and prestigious project. Lets see what happens in the days to come.” According to Fernandes, the project has a budget of Rs 150 crore. “I think this is a modestly good budget and we can work wonders with this film,” Fernandes told IndiaNewsNetwork.IN. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…

Kate Sharma is Miss Pune Online 2016

Kate Sharma is Miss India Teen Princess 2016

Luck seems to favor 19-year-old Mumbai college student Kate Sharma this time of the year. In what seems to be a hat-trick, Kate who was first crowned Selfie Queen, followed by Miss Pune Online 2016 has now been crowned the Miss India Teen Princess for 2016, by international pageants and contests company PageantsWorld.com.


Says Asia-Pacific president of PageantsWorld.com, Sherry Nathan – the organisers of the event Miss India Teen Princess, “Kate has surely broken records. She was the undisputed winner for the third major event we conducted in a span of two months. After she was crowned Miss Pune Selfie Queen, the bubbly model’s selfie images went viral in a matter of hours and registered over 5 lakh views. Kate is extremely popular with the teenage audience in India and is a huge hit with male youngsters between 15 and 20 years of age.”

The Miss Pune Selfie Queen – an online pageant conducted by talent agency PageantsWorld.com, Rainbow TeleFilms and Bollywood portal IndyaNewz.com announced its winners last week. And by Saturday evening, Kate Sharma’s pics had clocked over 5 lakh views, says Nathan who monitors the viewership and clicks of the participants. Given the fact that she is an aspiring model and actress with no major fan following, the fact that her images clocked over 5 lakh views within 24 hours, is an achievement of sorts.


The Panvel-based, 19-year-old teenager, Kate Sharma was crowned the Miss Pune Selfie Queen after defeating about 70 other participants from Pune and surrounding areas in an online pageant conducted by PageantsWorld.com a week ago.

She earlier completed her schooling from Ulhasnagar and B.Com from the Mumbai University to pursue her dreams of modeling and acting. The pageant Miss Pune Online 2016 and Miss Pune Selfie Queen is organised by Bollywood news portal IndyaNewz.com, Rainbow TeleFilms India and PageantsWorld.com. Kate was also voted the selfie queen in a sub-contest of the same event.


“All the pageants are organised to promote local talent at the town and city level and to groom and promote artistes and actors with a sturdy platform, which gives them the opportunity to interact with professional choreographers, musicians, actors, film directors and stage personalities,” said Kiran Raut partner of Rainbow Telefilms, the event organisers.


Kate who had applied for the event and had forgotten it, polled the maximum number of ‘LIKES’, ‘MENTIONS’, ‘RETWEETS’ and ‘SHARES’ on her selfies on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be the undisputed leader of the pack. Says Kate, “I love clicking selfies. I found a mention of the online pageant and I just clicked about two dozen selfies and uploaded them. I never expected to win. However, thanks to all my friends, who voted for me, I am the winner of the Miss Pune Selfie Queen. My next step is Miss Maharashtra and Miss Mumbai and I am participating in both the events.”

Besides, State-level events, Kate wants to participate in Pride of India International – an international pageant which gets participants from over 150 countries and is as popular as Miss Universe or Miss World. She is also participating in Mother Earth King and Queen which will be held in Taiwan next month.

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19-year-old Kate Sharma is Miss Pune Online 2016

19-year-old model and actress Kate Sharma was today selected the winner of the Miss Pune Online 2016 pageant. Kate who originally hails from Ulhasnagar is now based in Panvel near Mumbai, but plans to shift to Mumbai very soon as she wants to aggressively launch her Bollywood career.

She earlier completed her schooling from Ulhasnagar and B.Com from the Mumbai University to pursue her dreams of modeling and acting. The pageant Miss Pune Online 2016 and Miss Pune Selfie Queen is organised by Bollywood news portal IndyaNewz.com, Rainbow TeleFilms India and PageantsWorld.com. Kate was also voted the selfie queen in a sub-contest of the same event.


“Both the pageants are organised to promote local talent at the town and city level and to groom and promote artistes and actors with a sturdy platform, which gives them the opportunity to interact with professional choreographers, musicians, actors, film directors and stage personalities,” said Kiran Raut of Rainbow Telefilms.





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Pearl Raah to Globally Promote Rajasthan Festival and Pride of Rajasthan International 2016

Model and actress Pearl Raah who has been in the news recently for her alleged ‘friendship’ with Bollywood super star Salman Khan was appointed the Brand Ambassador for the International Rajasthan Festival 2016.
The Rajasthan Mahila Sangathan – an apex body working for the promotion of Rajasthani arts and crafts selected Pearl Raah as she is of Rajasthani descent – though she shifted to London later on.
Meanwhile, Pearl Raah did a spicy hot shoot in Mumbai for a fashion magazine cover. She shot with fashion photographer Manav Singh Das last week. Here are some of the pics…
Pearl Raah – a well-known London-based model won the hearts of viewers with her good looks and dashing personality. She came into prominence when some personal “topless” photographs leaked into the public domain.
While the Indian filmy media claimed that it was Pearl who leaked the photographs herself, Pearl’s lawyers filed two FIRs at the Oshiwara and Versova police stations in suburban Mumbai alleging theft of her personal belongings like laptop, mobile phone, hard disk and other electronic devices. Pearl in a press note stated that her electronic gadgets were stolen few days before the photographs leaked and that she would never leak intimate selfies for her own publicity.


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Pearl Raah’s Topless Pics Leaked: CLICK HERE FOR PICS

London-born, NRI actress and model Pearl Raah leaked on Saturday. The pics were found on a Reddit thread which has been deleted since then. However, film news portal IndiaNewsNetwork.IN managed to retrieve a few images and posted them on their site on Sunday early morning. The images seem to be at least 3-4 months old, given the fact that Raah has considerably lost weight since then. Her bust line has also reduced, since she began picking up assignments in Bollywood.

In the leaked images, Pearl Raah is seen changing her dress and in the process shows off her ample cleavage and huge bust. For the record, the otherwise petite Pearl Raah is  well-endowed with a 36 C bust line, according to another article on the internet.

The London-based teenage NRI model Pearl Raah shot to fame last week when reports surfaced that she may possibly be Salman Khan‘s new face for “Dabaang 3“. A report on a prominent Hindi news portal states that the 18-year-old Pearl Raah who is a good, close friend of Salman Khan is being mentored and tutored by the Badshah of Bollywood for a forthcoming project.

Another report, says Salman Khan has a new “friend” in his life? The report goes on to mention that if sources are to be believed, Salman Khan has a new ‘woman’, oops ‘friend’ in his life. And the new friend is none other than 18-year-old, London-born NRI teenager Pearl Raah. It seems the two met when Salman Khan visited London last year and hit off very well. They chatted for hours and it is rumoured that Salman Khan even invited Pearl to have dinner with him. The two have been in constant and daily touch on phone and IM since then.

Says a source close to Pearl Raah, “We knew that she was ‘good friends’ with Salman Khan for the last few months, but we can’t say for sure if it’s a relationship. Salman is a very helpful guy and he spent a long time with Pearl trying to explain to her the nuances of the film industry. Pearl, who has applied for a Masters in Business Administration course from a prominent University in London has plans to shift to Mumbai very soon. Her family is not in favour of shifting to Mumbai, but Pearl seems to have made up her mind. She is all set to storm Bollywood – of course with ‘bhai’s’ help and blessings. A little birdie told us that Pearl is looking for a flat in Bandra and as usual ‘bhai’ has given her the mobile numbers of all his top real-estate friends.






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Zulekha Shaikh: Interior Designer and Actress from Kolhapur

Zulekha Shaikh is a senior interior designer based in Kolhapur who nurses an ardent passion for acting and modelling. When her work and hectic schedule permits her some time off, she visits Mumbai to pursue her “hobby and passion” which is modelling and acting.

IndiaNewsNetwork.IN‘s reporter Rajesh Singh met up withZulekha Shaikh at Starline Productions at Mahada and got into an interesting chat with Zulekha Shaikh. Here are some excerpts of the interview with Zulekha Shaikh:

Tell us more about yourself?

I am an interior designer from Kolhapur. Speaking about my self as a person, I am very straight-forward, bold, honest, hard-working, fun-loving and an adventurous girl who loves her freedom. I believe freedom comes with responsibility.

What brings you to Mumbai?

I am here to pursue my passion which is acting and modelling. Modelling is a good platform to be yourself, where you have your own freedoms with responsibility. I love fashion, so I am here to explore it. Every day is an opportunity to be creative.

What inspires you to work in this field?

Your mind is your canvas, your thoughts and feelings are your brushes and colours. I want to paint my life colourfully like a beautiful painting. In this field, we come across all types of people and learn something new. I am happy to try my hand at modelling and wish to get lot of love from all you guys.


We wish Zulekha Shaikh all the best in her efforts to make creative inroads into a very competitive and creative field and hope she has a great time with the Starline family.

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Yazmeen Khan signed on by Chennai-based Vrindaavan Telefilms

The Chennai-based production and casting house Vridaavan Tele Films has confirmed that 24-year-old Mumbai-based model and actress Yazmeen Khan has been signed on in a six film deal in a two-year Talent Management contract. Accordingly, the talent management arm of Vrindaavan Films – Vrindaavan Talent Management will exclusively handle all modeling, acting and allied work and assignments for the bubbly 24-year-old. She will also shoot for six films with the production house over a 2-year period. Vrindaavan Films produces and distributes medium-budget Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and other regional language movies in the Southern and Western territories of India.

Co-producer Rajesh Singh said Yazmeen Khan will also play a role in a film based on the Sheena Bora-Indrani Mukherjea murder mystery.“This is a murder most foul. To think of it – that a mother would cold-bloodedly murder her own young daughter in the prime of her life when otherwise everything seemed fine for the mother and her media baron third husband. And the fact that the accused persons almost managed to get away with it for three years. It beats me that educated, rich people can so cold-bloodedly pre-plan and orchestrate such a dastardly act. I have begun my own investigations in to the matter with three researchers on the job and have commissioned two of Bollywood’s best script writers to immediately start work on a script for the film which I intend to start shooting in the next 3-4 months. What is surprising is the fact as reported by the media that Sheena Bora knew all along that she was not Indrani Mukherjea’s sister but her daughter and yet chose to enter into a relationship with Peter Mukherjea’s son from an earlier marriage Rahul Mukherjea, who technically speaking was her half brother.”


Yazmeen Khan will also do two song sequences in the film Welcome to Chennai. WTC directed by by V Ganesha Reddy, and is produced by Rajesh Singh under the banner of Vrindaavan Films. Welcome to Chennai also stars Supriya Nair, Shiva Prakash, Nisha Parikh, Mahek Singh and Shree Dham along with four others.

Starline Productions Announces Five Film Projects in 2016

Mumbai-based Starline Productions Announces Five Film Projects in 2016

Starline Productions – Mumbai’s biggest casting, talent and production house is known for casting a lot of artistes and actors for TV serials, TVC ads, print shoots and other projects.The company recently announced its plan to launch five film projects this year. CEO and Photographer of Starline Productions Jude Fernandes in an interview to news portal IndiaNewsNetwork.IN said, Starline Productions has very ambitious plans for the coming few months and plans to take the entire industry by storm. Located at Bungalow No 41 at Four Bungalows-MAHADA in suburban Andheri west, Starline Productions has a huge office space, in-house studio with casting, audition and recording facilities. The company plans to also invest in more floor space including a film shooting studio/floor in the Goregaon-Malad area.

Starline Productions has signed on international male and female models for two of their upcoming projects. Casting for the other projects are in full swing, said Fernandes adding that they have already identified and finalised the directors and scripts for the first two projects. “We are working on the scripts for remaining projects and will be ready with all the pre-production work within two months.

Casting for all projects is underway and Starline Productions is auditions actors for various roles, Fernandes informed, adding that they want to identify and create new talent. “We identify, create, nurture and develop new talent across various spectrum of the film and TV industry. The goal of Starline Productions is to utilize untapped and latent young talent in all our projects,” Fernandes said.