Ragini Khanna is super miffed. And she is venting out her anger on Twitter.
Well…first let’s check out her tweets…then we shall dig deep into the issue.
“I never expected from @LifeOKTV to damage my image through edit tricks for cheap trp fundas.”
She again went on to tweet, “highly disappointed for joining hands with Miditech n @LifeOKTV.”
Now Life OK replied to this and wrote, “@iraginikhanna Dear Ragini, all our artists are special for us. We really cherish you a lot.”
Okay…now let’s go into the autopsy mode. Ragini has featured in Life OK’s Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi Ki (Miditech). It’s a food show with a difference wherein TV actors visit homes of their friends from the fraternity and witness their mehman nawazi.
In one such episode, according to Ragini, the channel aired scenes which demeaned her and her mom, Kamini Khanna’s, image.
“I am really disappointed. But I am unwell and have throat infection. So please talk to my mom. She can explain you better and she is equally hurt,” suggested Ragini.
So we called up Ragini’s mom and she stated with a lump in her voice, “Both Ragini and I are very sad. First of all, we were not aware of the show’s format. I had requested the production team to not air anything to hamper Ragini’s image. One of the contestants Andy, while entering our house read my name wrongly. Instead of Kaa-mi-ni…he said…Ka-mi-ni. I thought all this will be edited. The channel should have made sure to edit this part. They just want masala for high TRPs as Ragini is a famous face.”
She continued, “The show is being watched my millions across the globe. Channel Head Ajit Thakur is like a family, and maybe he is not aware what has happened at the ground level. But now that we have taken the issue up yet we have not received any apology from the channel’s side officially. But yes, Ajit did say sorry informally over a sms”
So were they not briefed about the format “No, we did not know what will happen in entirety. 25 people entered our house early morning and stayed till 2 in the night. They damaged a bit of property also in the process of shooting. Still we were okay with it. But they will portray us in such bad manner is something shocking and unacceptable.”
Finally she ended by stating, “I will tell you that the show is rigged. The creatives ask you to say derogatory stuff. Actor Manoj Tiwary came and told me that the creatives are asking him to say bad about the food cooked by Ragini. I told the production guys to make sure someone’s image doesn’t get hurt. They portrayed Ragini in a bad light. She was shown as very harsh. I must tell you that we don’t resort to cheap tactics for publicity and are very simple people. Ragini has been approached thrice to be a part of Bigg Boss, but she never opted for it. Ragini is very hurt and has been weeping all night. Channel should look into the matter and deal with it.”
We called up Ajit Thakur but he chose not to comment. However, Miditech’s Niret Alva remained out of reach.
We shall soon get more info.