Friday is here! It's time to take a look at the top 5 news of the week. Well, a lot has been happening in the telly land this week and here are 5 things that you can’t afford to have missed this week. From a casting director Ravindranath Ghosh getting life imprisonment for raping, harassing a 23-year-old aspiring actor-model, Dipika Kakar winning Bigg Boss 12 to Srishty Rode and Manish Naggdev breakup rumours, here is a round-up of TV's newsmakers! Kapil Sharma, Surbhi Rana, Armaan Kohli – Take a Look at the TV Newsmakers of the Week
While the #MeToo Movement in India has created an atmosphere of fear and people are hesitating to work with women, on the other hand, more such cases are churning out. The most recent being that a casting director Ravindranath Ghosh has been accused of raping a 23-year-old aspiring actor-model, and threatening to send inappropriate photos of her to her husband and lawyer. As a result of this, the woman’s husband left her and their newborn baby upon receiving the photos. Reports suggest that the casting director has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court in Mumbai. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 1.31 lakh, of which the casting director has to pay Rs 1 lakh to the survivor as compensation.
After three months of entertainment, Bigg Boss 12 finally came to a grand end on Sunday night and the winner is Sasural Simar Ka fame Dipika Kakar. She was the only female contender, who reached the finale this time, while the other four finalists were Sreesanth, Deepak Thakur, Romil Chaudhary and Karanvir Bohra. The Sasural Simar Ka actress won Bigg Boss 12 trophy along with the prize money of Rs 30 lakh while her bhai Sreesanth was declared as the first runner-up while singer and Deepak Thakur chose to leave the show after taking the money bag of Rs 20 lakh. As we know, Dipika had wished that she would like to leave the house with Sreesanth and switch off the lights of the house and it was fulfilled.
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The proudest moment for me!!! As the top two contestants were #sreepika !!! Thank you bhai for being with me in this difficult journey.... no matter what we both were together in every situation standing by each other and this was our biggest strength!!! Already missing the Statue... the fights and the meals we had together in the house.... I am and will be your sister for life..... @sreesanthnair36
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Yet another season of the iconic singing reality show Indian Idol has come to an end. Hosted by Maniesh Paul, Indian Idol 10 features Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar and Javed Ali as judges. While the season finale witnessed five contestants - Nitn Kumar, Salman Ali, Ankush Bhardwaj, Neelanjana Ray and Vibhor Parashar battle it out to win the title of Indian Idol, Salman Ali has bagged the title of singing reality series, Indian Idol 10 after leaving behind Ankush Bhardwaj (first runner-up) and Neelanjana Ray (second runner-up) in the competition. Along with the title, the winner was awarded a prize money of Rs 25 lakh.
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Srishty Rode, who garnered popularity with her stint in the Salman Khan-hosted show Bigg Boss 12, is making headlines for her personal life. Yes, you read that right. The actress' love life has hit a rough patch, or so, it seems. Reportedly, Srishty and Manish Naggdev, who have been dating each other for three years now, seem to have some issues going on in their personal life and Manish has unfollowed Srishty on Instagram. Well, following this the rumour of their break up started surfacing on the internet. However, Srishty is still following Manish. Also, the couple has not yet deleted any of their previous posts and photos together. The portal tried reaching both actors but they remained unavailable for comment.
Popularly known as Tia in Star Plus' 'Ishqbaaz', Navina Bole got hitched to her long-term boyfriend Karan Jeet on March 4, last year, and the couple is all set to start a new phase of their lives. Yes, you read that right. Navina is all set to welcome her first baby and the actress recently took to the photo sharing app to announce the news of her pregnancy by sharing a picture, where she can be seen flaunting her baby bump.
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Ekta Kapoor's web series Gandii Baat, that had caught everyone's attention with its erotic-themed stories from rural India, is back in a much more bolder and spicy avatar, one that's surely going to create a buzz. Yes, you read that right! The makers have dropped the second season's trailer - Gandii Baat 2 - online and I am sure fans can't wait for the show to start streaming and catch the exciting new season on the digital platform. Helmed by Sachin Mohite, the season 2 will see actors like Flora Saini, Anveshi Jain, Pradeep Duhan, Rohit Jaitley and others in different stories.
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The year 2018 had quite a happening end, and the race for TRPs saw a major twist in week 52. Yes, you read that right! The last week’s data from 2018 is out and it sees major shuffling that happened in the positioning of Indian TV shows. Surbhi Jyoti's Naagin, which was in the first position ever since it's premiere, lost its throne to the grand finale of Indian Idol. Yes, The singing reality series Indian Idol 10 Grand Finale moved ahead beating all fiction and non-fiction shows. However, the finale week of Bigg Boss didn't make it to the Urban+Rural list but managed to make a mark on the Urban List on the 17th position.