After breaking the news that Poonam Pandey is the likely first contestant of Kangana Ranaut and Ekta Kapoor’s Lock Upp, we have now exclusively come to know the third name who’ll be joining the OTT reality show after Poonam and Rohman Shawl.
Kangana Ranaut’s one of a kind reality TV show called Lock Upp: Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel is making headlines ever since she launched it earlier this week with Ekta Kapoor. The show will lock up 16 contestants inside the jail for about 72 days and the actress will be the jailer.
While not many details about the format of the show have been revealed, fans have been eager to know the contestants who will be locked up on the show. A recent report claimed that Poonam Pandey is one of the contestants but now few more names have propped up.
Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut are coming together for a never before seen reality show on an Indian OTT platform titled Lock Upp. The Czarina of Indian television announced today, 3rd February, amidst the presence of a huge media contingent at the prestigious JW Marriot Hotel in Juhu, Mumbai, that her reality show will be a never before seen concept, unlike anything seen before not only on Indian television or the OTT platform but also in the West. Ekta Kapoor further revealed that the show is completely homebred and the concept was brought to her by two young, local boys.
Coming to the identity of the contestants, a well-placed source within the industry has exclusively apprised BollywoodLife that spiritual leader, bestselling author and founder of the Black Lotus App Om Swami will be leaving his ashram in the Himalayan foothills for some time to take up residence on Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut’s show. We had earlier exclusively broken to you the news that Poonam Pandey is supposedly going to be first contestant of Lock Upp as the makers are on the hunt for people who have no qualms in getting bolder than bold and pushing the envelope beyond limit.
According to our source, Poonam Pandey fits the bill to the T for the OTT reality show as she already has an uber-sexy image and word is that she may be willing to expose even more than usual for the sake of the format. Well, the same source reveals that to offset the sex appeal, boldness and controversies most of the contestants will be brining to the reality show, both Ekta and Kangana apparently felt that a calmer mind, more soothing presence was needed, especially one deeply rooted in Indian spirituality, and it seems they couldn’t think of a better option than Om Swami.
Lock Upp will involve sixteen celebrity contestants, all of whom will be locked up in jail cells, and though it’s a captive format, the makers promise it’s unlike anything ever seen on Indian television or streaming services as they’re confident that a reality show of this nature hasn’t been showcased before (probably taking a dig at Bigg Boss). Lock Upp will premiere simultaneously on MX Player and ALT Balaji by the end of February.
Bollywood Life report has revealed a slew of names for Kangana Ranaut’s one of a kind reality TV show Lock Upp: Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel. Take a look below:
- Poonam Pandey: The model and actress is a well-known name in the industry. She always ensures to grab attention with her bold statements, OTT fashion sense and controversies. According to the report, the actress is all set to get locked up on the show.
- Rohman Shawl: Model Rohman Shawl made headlines for a long time for being the boyfriend of Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen. Their break-up was also widely covered by the media. Now he will be locked up inside Kangana Ranaut’s show.
- Om Swami: Much like Bigg Boss, Lock Upp: Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel will also see some controversial personalities. As per the report, spiritual leader Om Swami who is also a bestselling author and founder of the Black Lotus App will be locked up on the show. He will be leaving his ashram in the Himalayan foothills to join Kangana’s show.
- Baseer Ali: Ali is well known for his appearance in reality TV shows like Ace of Space, Roadies and Splitsvilla. Reportedly, he will be one of the contestants on the show however, there is no official confirmation on the same.
- Meisha Iyer: She grabbed all the attention when she appeared on Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss 15 last year. Now the buzz is that she will be one of the contestants on Kangana Ranaut’s reality show.
- Pratik Sehajpal: Fans of Bigg Boss 15 loved Pratik Sehajpal’s game on the show and even went on to become a runner up of the reality show. Now it seems fans are not done with him and want to see more of him on a reality show. As per the report, Pratik will be one of the contestants who will be locked up inside Lock Upp: : Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel.
- Ieshaan Sehgal: Bigg Boss 15 contestant Ieshaan Sehgal’s name is also doing the rounds of possible contestants, it is being said. However, there’s no confirmation as to whether he has been approached. He recently grabbed headlines for reportedly being one of the cast members of Naagin 6.