Bollywood’s Queen Kangana Ranaut is hosting a brand-new show called Lock Upp which is currently airing on Alt Balaji. Initially, there were rumors floating that the Ekta Kapoor produced show was going to land in some serious legal problems but after the new promo was released, it was made obvious that the show was going to very much become our reality. To know more about the show, what it’s about, and the confirmed contestants on this Bollywood Reality Show, keep reading this post.
What is the concept of the show?
Just like the name suggests, there were be 16 contestants locked up in a jail-like home. Kangana Ranaut will be playing the host here. Ekta Kapoor has also assured that this format of the show Online Reality Show is absolutely original and has not taken any inspiration from shows aired abroad. It has also been revealed that approximately 50% of the power to remove any contestant lies in Kangana’s hands. The contestants will be expected to battle for survival within a span of 72 days.
Who are the contestants of the show?
Since Lock Upp is all about stirring controversy, it is obvious that the most controversial celebs will be selected for this show. Starting with Kangana Ranaut herself, the show has many other stars who have been in the limelight for not-so-nice reasons. Just like Kangana, these celebrities have received some negative publicity at some point.
On top of the list, we have a comedian Munawar Faruqui who was accused of hurting religious sentiments.
Bollywood actress has been in the limelight for many notorious cases before and even more controversial movies.
She was known for her controversial wedding with Ali Merchant on Bigg Boss after which he divorced him a couple of months later.
She was recently seen crying in front of the press for enduring abuse from her ex-husband Karan Mehra and more.
Karanvir Bohra is a popular TV actor who has worked in many shows like Kkusum, Kasautii Zindagi Ki & in Bigg Boss 13.
He has featured in many reality TV shows like Splitsvilla & Big F. He also played the role of Ranbir Chowdhary in web series like Puncch Beat.
He was a participant in Splitsvilla.
She happens to be a social media influencer.
Babita Phogat is a wrestler who bagged a gold medal at the 2014 commonwealth games. She has also starred in reality shows like Nach Baliye 9 with her current husband Vivek Suhag.
Tehseen is a lawyer and activist who also starred in Bigg Boss 13.
Payal Rohatgi has worked in a few Bollywood movies and was a contestant on Bigg Boss too.
Saisha Shinde, who was previously known as Swapnil Shinde has been in the limelight for the past 1 year for changing her gender as a transwoman.
Swami Chakrapani is the same person who suggested drinking gaumutra to counteract COVID-19. Now he is on the show!
Ali Merchant is a well-known television actor who gained fame for marrying his co-contestant Sara khan and divorcing her within few months.
What does Ekta Kapoor have to say about this show?
According to Ekta Kapoor, whose show has been compared with Bigg Boss has stated that all captive realities across the world have been compared with one another. This is very similar to the whole fear that your soap opera will be compared with another one. But the good part about this show is that you will get to see 10 different shows and 10 different stories, all trying to work out their various differences.
Why Kangana Ranaut makes a good host for Lock Upp?
With several shows having male hosts like Salman Khan for Bigg Boss & Dus Ka Dum, Amitabh Bachchan for Kaun Banega Crorepati, Karan Johar for Koffee with Karan, Kangana Ranaut will bring something new to the world of reality tv! Not only is it a representation of women’s empowerment but will also be smashing a lot of stereotypes surrounding gender roles in Bollywood. Kangana is also quite a bold and fierce lady which compliments the look and feel of the show. She also has been dragged into various controversial which will spark curiosity amongst viewers and push them to watch Lock Upp online.
Lock Up has started to premiere from 27th Feb 2022. It will stream 24/7 hours on ALT Balaji as well as MX players, giving the audience a fair chance to punish contestants and get entertained fully.