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  2. #MeToo Movement: Subhash Ghai Accused for Drugging and Raping employee
  3. After Amir Khan, Ekta Kapoor Kicked out Director Subhash Kapoor from her web series
  4. Amir Khan Walk out from Gulshan Kumar Biopic after Sexual harassment against Director
  5. Nana Patekar and 3 other booked for Tanushree Dutta’s Molestation
  6. Selena Gomez is in Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles after an Emotional breakdown
  7. Netflix Announces ‘Sacred Games’ Season 2
  8. Manto Movie Early shows cancelled, Director of Movie Nandita Das reacted on social media account
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  10. Meet Villain of Thugs of Hindostan : Cruel and merciless John Clive
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  17. Bigg Boss 12 Premier Episode Unveiled : Salman Khan Welcomes Bigg Boss 12’s Contestants with his Swag
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  26. Is Jealousy Good in Relationship?
  27. 8 Ways to Get Over on Break Up
  28. If He was not loyal in the past, will he be faithful now?
  29. How to Find Out Whether he is Cheating or not in Relationship
  30. 9 Effective Ways to Avoid The Fight in Relationship
  31. He cheated me, how can I overcome him?
  32. Can Watching Porn Movie Hurt My Relationship?
  33. My Husband looks at other Women
  34. The 6 Biggest Mistakes of Men in Sex
  35. Oppo F9 Pro available for sale : Read inside Features and Price
  36. Janhvi Kapoor on cover of Grazia India
  37. Jennifer Lawrence Reveal her Diet Plan
  38. Sonam Kapoor in a new look, Arjun Kapoor trolled her
  39. The ways in which the man says “I Love You”
  40. Phrases That can Destroy Your Relationship
  41. Nandamuri Harikrishna dies in road accident : Celebs mourn on his Death
  42. Hrithik Roshan lashes out at media on reports of flirt with Disha Patani
  43. Esha Deol angrily walk out of Lakme Fashion Week 2018
  44. Varun Dhawan is on Filmfare September Cover Issue
  45. Trump keep silence on Sen. John McCain Death’s Questions, Asked by Reporters
  46. The Untold Story of Sunny Leone – Season 2. Premieres 18th September
  47. Kajol and Madhuri Dixit meet Asha Bhosle on set of “Dance Deewane” Show
  48. Arjun Kapoor Troll Alia Bhatt on Instagram
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  52. Worst Dress of Week 34 of 2018 : Parineeti, Shruti and Kajol in list
  53. Kareena Rules on Ramp: Lakme Fashion Week 2018 Grand finale
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  59. Lakme Fashion Week 2018 Day 5 Highlights
  60. Logan Paul VS KSI : YouTube boxing match
  61. Shahid Kapoor, showstopper for Amit Aggarwal in Lakme Fashion Week 2018
  62. Mani Ratnam’s “Chekka Chivantha Vaanam” trailer released
  63. Realme 2 Flipkart Exclusive launch on 28 August
  64. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma took picture with ‘Beautiful Boy’
  65. Jhanvi Kapoor debut in Princess Look at Lakme Fashion Week 2018
  66. Signs That Tells, He’s falling in Love With You
  67. Randeep Hooda joins hand with Khalsa Aid to help Kerala Relief Work
  68. Deepika Padukone Mother Host Pooja for Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s Wedding in Bangalore
  69. Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi confirms her pregnancy
  70. “Suryaputra Karn Fame” Shaleen Bhanot Confirmed Participation in Bigg Boss Season 12
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  76. Love Sonia Trailer starring Rajkummar Rao and Mrunal Thakur: Story of Sex Trafficking Girl
  77. Ben Affleck back to Rehab for 3rd Time after Ex-Wife Jennifer Garner intervenes
  78. Lakme Fashion Week Day 1: Chola’s Makeup and Gender Neutrality
  79. “The Big Bang Theory” will go off-air in May 2019 after Jim Parsons Want to leave
  80. The Scariest Movie of 2018 : “Hereditary”, Proven Scientifically
  81. Hollywood Actor Nick Bateman came India to attend Lakme Fashion Week
  82. Thala Ajith Starrer “Viswasam” First Look Released, Ajith Playing Double Role
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  84. Sushant’s Over-friendliness made Sanjana Sanghi Uncomfortable in movie “Kizie Aur Manny”
  85. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif share Bharat Movie on-locations pics and videos
  86. Sapna Choudhary looks Hot in Indian Jewellery
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Friday, November 16, 2018
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  2. #MeToo Movement: Subhash Ghai Accused for Drugging and Raping employee
  3. After Amir Khan, Ekta Kapoor Kicked out Director Subhash Kapoor from her web series
  4. Amir Khan Walk out from Gulshan Kumar Biopic after Sexual harassment against Director
  5. Nana Patekar and 3 other booked for Tanushree Dutta’s Molestation
  6. Selena Gomez is in Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles after an Emotional breakdown
  7. Netflix Announces ‘Sacred Games’ Season 2
  8. Manto Movie Early shows cancelled, Director of Movie Nandita Das reacted on social media account
  9. Meet Katrina Kaif as Suraiyaa : Thugs Of Hindostan Motion Poster
  10. Meet Villain of Thugs of Hindostan : Cruel and merciless John Clive
  11. Amitabh Bachchan’s first look as Khudabaksh in Thugs of Hindostan
  12. 6 ways to lose weight, without going to Gym or having a Diet
  13. How to Lose Weight Without Dieting
  14. Tiger Shroff broke Up with Disha Patani ? Details Inside
  15. Bigg Boss 12 Jodi Karo Choose Live Now
  16. Sreesanth confirms as Bigg Boss 12 contestant, Color TV released Video of Sreesanth
  17. Bigg Boss 12 Premier Episode Unveiled : Salman Khan Welcomes Bigg Boss 12’s Contestants with his Swag
  18. Thugs of Hindostan’s motion poster will be unveiled in 3 day featuring Amir, Amithabh and Katrina on Poster
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  27. 8 Ways to Get Over on Break Up
  28. If He was not loyal in the past, will he be faithful now?
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  30. 9 Effective Ways to Avoid The Fight in Relationship
  31. He cheated me, how can I overcome him?
  32. Can Watching Porn Movie Hurt My Relationship?
  33. My Husband looks at other Women
  34. The 6 Biggest Mistakes of Men in Sex
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  36. Janhvi Kapoor on cover of Grazia India
  37. Jennifer Lawrence Reveal her Diet Plan
  38. Sonam Kapoor in a new look, Arjun Kapoor trolled her
  39. The ways in which the man says “I Love You”
  40. Phrases That can Destroy Your Relationship
  41. Nandamuri Harikrishna dies in road accident : Celebs mourn on his Death
  42. Hrithik Roshan lashes out at media on reports of flirt with Disha Patani
  43. Esha Deol angrily walk out of Lakme Fashion Week 2018
  44. Varun Dhawan is on Filmfare September Cover Issue
  45. Trump keep silence on Sen. John McCain Death’s Questions, Asked by Reporters
  46. The Untold Story of Sunny Leone – Season 2. Premieres 18th September
  47. Kajol and Madhuri Dixit meet Asha Bhosle on set of “Dance Deewane” Show
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  51. R K Studio is on Sale, Rishi Kapoor Confirm This News
  52. Worst Dress of Week 34 of 2018 : Parineeti, Shruti and Kajol in list
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  79. “The Big Bang Theory” will go off-air in May 2019 after Jim Parsons Want to leave
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Former Indian Idol Aspirant Reveal Ugly Truth of  Reality Show: Read More Here

Recently a former Indian Idol Aspirant named Nishant Kaushik who had auditioned for Indian Idol in year 2012, revealed ugly truth about show on his twitter account.

In a series of tweets, Nishant recalled how contestants who came for auditions , were abused, slapped, and made to wait for long queues without auditioning them.

They didnt have toilets or food stall access and even there were no drinking water available on venue but still they chanted ” WE Love Indian Idol”.

Popular VJ, Actress Mini Mathur tweet in support of Nishant Kaushik, she tweeted ” This sucks. Thanks for forwarding me this thread. I wasn’t part of the 2012 season but I know most of what he has articulated is known to happen on reality tv. One of the reasons I bowed out. This incessant need to create false emotion. RIP Organic, pure TV.”

The production house of “Indian Idol” have yet to repsond on this aligation.

Here is First tweet of Nishant where he is telling about Indian Idol Audition events :

here is tweet of Mini Mathur in support of Nishant :

Here is all tweets of Nishant :
“Brief, nonchalant thread about my auditioning experience at Indian Idol 2012 and why I think it is a perfect platform to destroy your dreams as opposed to its common perception as a breeding ground for talent.

May. Mumbai. I rocked up at the venue more out of casual interest. On joining a queue 2 km long I noticed enthusiasts who had arrived there as though their lives depended on them. Some with their mothers holding Prasad, other rebels who had braved odds and traveled alone.

I joined the queue at 7 AM. There were people who had arrived at 5 AM. Others who had camped overnight. False notion that early arrival = early audition. No one from the crew to dispel such notions. Gate opens 1 PM.

In those long hours of waiting, no accessible toilets or food stalls or drinking water taps. If you step out in search, you risk losing the queue which you’d then have to rejoin. Anyway at 1 pm the long wait ended right? Wrong.

Sure enough, one aspirant fell to the bait. Fell at Shriram’s feet. Dozens of retakes demanded by the director. When the aspirant said he couldn’t do any more retakes, assistants on the set abused him and threatened to have him off the auditions if he didn’t comply. He complied.

These staged gimmicks went on till 5 pm. By this time, we had noticed that for a venue as large as a school and for a crowd in tens of thousands, the provisions were: 1 canister of water with a steel glass bang in the middle of the ground, and 1 toilet.

When we asked the crew if we could step out to get lunch and water, we were told to do so at our own risk. As if auditions would begin any moment. Contestants who made enquiries about the actual commencement of auditions were either not responded to, or showered with vile abuses.

(Quick digression to let you know that the contestant who fell at Shriram’s feet like a hundred times in the lure of “early audition” never got an early audition. I bear testimony).

During all this I met two interesting aspirants: one med rep from an Indian village I don’t remember the name of, who dragged his right foot in a broken slipper. And another, who was blind in both eyes. And then I saw the crew make a merciless meal of both of these kind souls.

First the vultures came with their mic and cameras to the blind man, who said he had a scene’s role in The Slumdog Millionaire. They first asked him to give a little speech about the history and status of his blindness, how does it feel to be blind, and what have you.

Then they asked about his family. He said he had a mother who was now dead, leaving him orphaned and all by himself. Sudden twinkle in crew’s eyes because they now had meaty content for a camera shot. They probed him in several ways on “what brings you here”.

When none of his responses flew, they drafted a “response” on his behalf and read it out. Roughly, “I miss my mother and I wish she were here to see me, but I hope that when I sing tonight she can hear me up there.” They made him repeat this even as his voice trembled.

Hours passed by. At around 8 PM, we were finally given badges and ushered in. no auditions yet. We were taken to the basketball court where for hours at stretch we were made to scream “We LOVE INDIAN IDOL!” right before our voices were supposedly going to be tested.

At this point one of the aspirants lost his shit and stood up, demanding to see where the auditions were happening, to see the judges. One of the crew members charged up to him and slapped him. In front of thousands of people. SLAPPED.A.CONTESTANT. Yes this happened.

A scuffle followed. Crew members rescued their colleague who was assaulted, by dragging the contestant along the floor and evicting him from the room. Late into the night, we finally arrived in a corridor that had a line of rooms hosting the auditions.

(Take a moment to reflect that by the time of the first round of audition some of us had been standing at that venue for almost 24 hours). Crew walked past us, randomly picking some of us to sing a couple of lines. Just like that, in the corridor, with no judges present.

The naive thought this was a smart way to quicken the filtering process of worthy contestants. The smartass crew knew better. They giggled at the contestants who sang horribly, and directed them to the only room that had a camera inside it. The rest of us got non-camera rooms.

The med rep with that broken slipper I told you about sang atrociously. Through a half-open door of the room with the camera, I overheard his “auditioning”. A painfully bad rendition of “Likhe jo khat tujhe”, to which the judges kept going “wah wah! now try a higher pitch?”

That mockery went on. The judges relished that fellow’s naivety, asking him to keep taking a pitch “higher and louder” till his voice turned into frail shrieks that sent them into peals of laughter. He came out in tears. Elsewhere in the corridor we heard of contestants fainting.

I crashed out in Round 3 of the auditions close to midnight, and was nearly relieved when it happened. But I went home satisfied that I got a taste of a show that on TV had always appeared alluring. Shocked as I was by its reality, I was a wiser man by the end of the day.

My summarized observation of Indian Idol was that it decorates and recognizes maybe 10 or less, very worthy participants annually. But en route it quashes a million people’s hearts by disrespecting them, ridiculing and abusing them, denying them a conducive atmosphere to contest.

Not to mention the labourers who were hired to install and then disassemble the equipment at the venue. I don’t even have the heart to mention how we were witness to the abuses they were being subjected to by the present staff.

True talent is rare. But every aspiring artist’s pride stems from the encouragement it gets from its colleagues and friends and mohallawallahs and family. In those little nooks and crannies, each of them is a “star”. Reality shows have no right to disrespect that.”

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