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01/12CBI probe granted for Sushant Singh Rajput’s case to Saumya Tandon quitting Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain; Big news from television this week

This week has been a bit relieving one for those, who have been fighting to give justice to actor Sushant Singh Rajput. After getting the Supreme Court’s nod for a CBI investigation in his death case, his family and friends have hailed this decision and called it to be the “first step” towards justice. Apart from this, actress Saumya Tandon, who has been entertaining as Anita ‘bhabhi’ in the show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain for the past five years, has quit the show, this and more from the telly world that caught our attention: Read more: (Photo: Instagram)


02/12TV celebs rejoice the Supreme Court’s approval of a CBI probe in SSR’s case

On August 17, the Supreme Court gave its verdict of transferring the mysterious Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case to CBI. Many of the TV celebs like Ankita Lokhande, Arjun Bijlani, Vikas Gupta, Sidharth Shukla, Hina Khan, and many others, rejoiced this decision and said unanimously that the truth will come out and he needs justice. (Photo: Instagram)


03/12Saumya Tandon quits Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain

Saumya Tandon, who rose to popularity as Anita aka the Gori Mem in Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain, has left the comedy show. The reports of her quitting ‘Bhabhi Ji’ had been doing the rounds of late but it is finally in her exclusive chat with BT that she revealed, “Yes, I have decided to not renew my contract further. August 21 was my last day of shoot. Finally, people can stop speculating whether I will continue on the show or not. The actress reasoned, “Well, you can say that it’s an impractical decision to quit a stable job, that too, in an established show. But, I realised that being employed and earning a regular income was not exciting enough any more. Desire to grow as an artiste: I want to do projects where there is scope for growth as an artiste.” (Photo: Instagram)


04/12ED officers’ claim of Sushant paying the EMI of Ankita’s flat

The Enforcement Directorate had said that the EMI of a flat where Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend and actor Ankita Lokhande used to stay, was deducted from Sushant’s bank account. The flat was registered in Sushant’s name. However, Ankita Lokhande released screenshots of her bank statements and stated that she is paying the EMI of her flat. (Photo: Instagram)


05/12Hina Khan on quitting Naagin 5

Hina Khan was in the news for her appearance as Adi Naagin in Naagin 5. The actress, in an interview with ETimes TV, stated that she did not want to do even three episodes of this show but gave in due to Ekta Kapoor. She believes that the content is very regressive and women are shown as helpless on TV. “I am exploring a different space. I am doing films and working in digital. But I always say ‘never say never’. I don’t know if I will do television. For now, I have taken a break. I am thankful to you for showering me with so much love. My journey was only limited. I am happy that you liked it,” said Hina. (Photo: Instagram)


06/12Ekta Kapoor dissociates herself from Pavitra Rishta fund

Ekta Kapoor in her post on social media shared that she is withdrawing herself from the fund as she feels there’s more to the tragic incident. Her post read, “While I support the cause of mental health, I disassociate myself from the ‘Pavitra Rishta fund’ till investigations are carried out and we have a clear picture on Sushant’s unfortunate death. I withdraw myself from this fun individually as of now, as it seems there’s more to this tragic incident. Like the rest of the country, I would like the truth to come out.” She further added, “Even though this is not a fund started by me, but started by Zee and is a needed one at that, I am always with Zee for any other mental awareness fund that they want to do, but on this one, I would like to respectfully dissociate myself. #SSR Hope the truth prevails.” (Photo: Instagram)


07/12Arjun Bijlani injured while vacationing in Goa

Arjun Bijlani, who was vacationing in Goa with his family, met with a small accident. The actor shared images of ligament tear on his social media. Speaking about the mishap, he told ETimes TV, “My vacation is almost over and I tore a ligament. I just got treatment from an orthopedic doctor and I have been advised to be on rest for six weeks. My leg is in a very bad condition right now. It happened yesterday (August 18). I slipped and my leg got stuck between two rocks. It’s very slippery on the beaches during the rainy season. There’s a lot of moss. I will be back in a day or two.” (Photo: Instagram)


08/12Akanksha Puri on moving ahead from her past relationship

Akanksha Puri thanked the lockdown for moving ahead from her past relationship with Bigg Boss 13 contestant Paras Chhabra. “It has been a tough time for me since last September, but the lockdown has been a blessing for me in terms of moving on from the past, and rebuilding the existing relationships with my family. My work used to demand 12 hours a day and, in the midst of all that, I had to also deal with a personal life crisis. Of course, I wouldn’t have pulled through all of this without support from everyone. So, I’ve learnt to look at things positively, ki achcha hua kuch cheezein zyada buri hone se pehle hi khatam ho gayi,” said Akanksha. (Photo: Instagram)


09/12Kapil Sharma’s cute photo with his baby girl, Anayra

Kapil Sharma surprised everyone with a fresh picture of himself with his little baby girl, Anayra. We just can’t miss how much she resembles her mother, Ginni. Kapil Sharma just dropped the most adorable post on social media. Also, you can’t miss how much she resembles mom Ginni. Kapil shared the pic with the caption: “For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.” Thank u god for this beautiful gift #anayra #daughter #unconditionallove #daughtersarethebest #gratitude.” (Photo: Instagram)


10/12TRP ratings

Kundali Bhagya has continued to win hearts and is unshakeable from the numero uno position. Rupali Ganguly’s Anupamaa has clicked with the audience by taking the second spot on the TRP chart. The list follows with Naagin 5, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, and The Kapil Sharma Show on the fifth number. (Photo: Instagram)


11/12Rumours of Parth Samthaan quitting Kasautii Zindagii Kay

Parth Samthaan, who plays the male lead of Anurag Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay is rumoured to have been contemplating quitting the show and focus on films and more. A source informed us, “The channel is unhappy with Parth’s recent behaviour, which they feel is unprofessional. However, the production house wants him to continue on the show, and meetings are on in this regard. They are negotiating, but it seems like Parth wants to move on.” (Photo: Instagram)


12/12Divyanka replacing Erica Fernandes in Kasautii Zindagii Kay

Rumours of Erica Fernandes quitting the show also surfaced but the actress denied this news and made it straight that she is very much a part of Kasautii. In extension to this rumour, Divyanka Tripathi’s name was doing the rounds to play Erica. She, too, took to her Instagram’s story and clarified that she isn’t replacing anyone. (Photo: Instagram)


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