Kangana Ranaut made her digital debut on Sunday with Ekta Kapoor’s reality show Lock Up. After much speculation and hype, the names of the contestants for the show have finally been revealed. As Ekta and Kangana promised, the contestants are all “controversial celebrities” and most are in the news for good reasons. (read more: Lock-up: Karanveer Bohra 5th inmate, charged with stealing light)
Kangana is the host of the show and she started the Sunday episode with a stage show. He sang his own popular song Vakra Swag.
Here is the complete list of competitors:
The stand-up comedian had to spend a month in jail in Indore in January 2021, when the son of a BJP MLA accused him of hurting religious sentiments on one of his stand-up shows. In November, amid protests by Hindu right-wing organizations, the Bangalore Police refused permission for his stand-up comedy show.
Comedian Sunil stars opposite Munawar. Sunil has appeared in many comedy reality shows and acted in many films.
Known as Chakrapani Maharaj, he was in the news for his ‘Comudra Party’ in the early days of the corona virus epidemic.
Designer Saisha Shinde was released as a transgender in early 2021. He was previously Shinde in the dream. For the past one year, he has often been open about his struggles, in various social media posts and interviews. Saiyasha starred opposite Chakrabarty.
Poonam made her film debut in 2013 with Nasha. Shortly after marrying her longtime boyfriend Sam Bombay on September 1, 2020, she complained that she had been subjected to sexual harassment, intimidation and assault. He was arrested later that month. Later, he was arrested in a porn fraud case.
Wrestler Babita Bogot is one of the most controversial competitors. After winning a gold medal in the women’s freestyle 55kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she first appeared on the dance reality show Nach Polly 9 with her husband Vivek Suha. He was paired with Poonam.
Actress Sarah Khan is also attending the event. She previously participated in Big Boss 4 and married Ali Merchand on the show. But, they got divorced within a few months.
Siddharth has starred in reality shows such as Big F and Splitzville. He has also written the role of Ranbir Chaudhary in ALT Balaji’s web series Punch Beat.
Shiva was also a participant in Splitsville.
Anjali is an influencer on social media.
Nisha, who was most recently seen in Shadi Mubarak, has lodged a complaint with the police alleging that her then husband, actor Karan Mehra, was physically assaulted and had an extramarital affair. Karan denied the allegations and said he staged his injuries because he refused to pay alimony.
Lawyer and activist Tehseen did not appear on the first screen of the lock-up. Earlier, he starred in Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 13.
Former Bigg Boss contestant Payal Rokatki has worked in some films and TV shows. He has often been featured in the news for his controversial statements.
Karanveer Bohra became famous through Kasaudi Zindagi K and recently starred in Nagin with Surbi Jyoti, Pearl V Puri and Anita Hasanandani. Karanveer also appeared in the Bigg Boss 12 reality show.