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IPL Betting Case: Now Sajid Khan In Line After Arbaaz

The bookie informed that Sajid,used to bet on cricket matches

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IPL Betting Case: Now Sajid Khan In Line After Arbaaz
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After Bollywood actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, Bollywood director, comedian and TV personality Sajid K. Khan is likely to be questioned in the IPL betting case being probed by police here, an official said on Tuesday.

In a related development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is keeping close tabs on the investigations being conducted by the Thane police in the IPL case, official sources said.

Thane Anti Extortion Cell chief Pradeep Sharma told mediapersons that Sajid Khan’s name came up during the ongoing interrogation of arrested bookie Sonu Jalan.

The bookie informed the sleuths that Sajid, the brother of Bollywood director and choreographer Farah Khan, used to bet on cricket matches around seven years ago.

Sajid, 47, is an actor and has also directed films like “Hey Babby”, “Housefull 1”, “Housefull 2” and others, besides hosting several major television shows.

However, it is not clear when he will be summoned for questioning, though Arbaaz Khan was questioned and let off last Friday.

Kirron glitters with Sajid Khan for India’s Got Talent
Kirron glitters with Sajid Khan for India’s Got Talent, flickr

Besides Jalan, even Arbaaz Khan has reportedly revealed names of several other Bollywood personalities indulging in cricket betting, who may be summoned for questioning.

The CBI, which has investigated the earlier IPL scams, is keenly watching the unraveling probe by the Thane AEC.

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“A CBI team has contacted us asking they may like to interrogate some of the persons. But there’s no proposal yet to hand over the case to them so far,” said an official, who did not want to be identified. (VOA)

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Badshah: Indians Don’t Take Rapping Seriously

Sunidhi and Badshah will be judging the second season of the reality show "Dil Hai Hindustani"

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Rapper and music composer Badshah, who is excited about his new reality show “Dil Hai Hindustani 2”, says that rapping is not taken seriously in India as an art form.

Badshah was interacting with the media at the launch of Star Plus channel’s forthcoming reality show along with singer Sunidhi Chauhan on Monday.

Badshah, who has delivered some chart-busting rap songs like “Chull”, “Saturday Saturday” and most recent “Tareefan” is eager to spread awareness about rap as an art form.

Talking about it, he said: “Rapping along with dance and stand-up comedy is not taken seriously as an art form in India and this misconception should change.”

“That is one of the main reasons why I have chosen to be a judge on the show. But apart from that, I’m here to have fun as well, and have a better connection with the audience,” he added.

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The rapper is also gearing up to produce Bollywood and Punjabi movies and also launching a web series soon through his production house.

Talking about the future of the digital platform, Badshah said: “I think it (digital media) is the future, so it’s very important for any production house right now to concentrate on digital media.”

Sunidhi and Badshah will be judging the second season of the reality show “Dil Hai Hindustani”, along with Bollywood singer and composer Pritam.

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The show, which first aired in January 2017, provides a platform for people from all over the world and of varying age groups to showcase their talent in Indian music. (IANS)

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