ALTT Lock upp show Finale Highlights

Lock Upp, a unique reality show from the house of ALTBalaji, hosted by Kangana Ranaut, has finally come to an end. The show gained 500 M + views by the end of the show, and by this, it even set a new record for other reality shows in the OTT segment. Starting back in February 2022, ALTBalaji’s famous, Lock Upp Season 1 hogged a lot of limelight and even made headlines, on most days.

Produced by Ekta Kapoor, the reality show Lock up featured several controversial personalities such as Munawar Faruqui, Payal Rohatgi, Sara Khan, Poonam Pandey, and more.

What was unique about the show was that all contestants had to let go of their convenience and luxury and live in a jail sort of a setup. And the iconic Kangana Ranaut held the show together. In fact, this was Kangana’s first digital debut and she proved that she’s the real queen when it comes to entertainment.

Every day, these inmates had to face new challenges, and at the end of the week, one participant was eliminated. However, the ones who constantly were under the spotlight were the top 3 finalists of the show – Munawar, Payal, and Anjali.

And the winner is…

On Saturday, Munawar Faruqui became the winner of Lock Upp Season 1. He received over 18 lakh votes from his fans. That’s huge, isn’t it? Well, the fans love him so much that he was trending on Twitter, every single day, during his stay in the jail.

During the show, he opened up and spilled a lot of secrets about his family, got emotional about the financial crisis, and even fought to win the tasks. His authenticity and witty behavior won the audience’s heart.

Munawar walks away with…

Munawar’s hard work and sincerity have finally paid off. Winning the show has changed Munawar’s life completely. He not only bagged the glorious Lock Upp winner trophy but has also won Rs. 20 lakhs cash prize. That’s not all, he also got a Maruti Ertiga car and a trip to Italy.

During the finale, all the ex-contestants were also present. Sara Khan and others danced to several songs to entertain the audience. And Munawar did what he does the best – comedy. He roasted a few of the contestants, leaving everyone laughing.

Karan Kundrra was the jailor and Tejasswi Prakash was the warden on the show, the audience loved their chemistry. The couple also danced together in the finale.

Even the glamorous diva, Kangana, shook a leg on one of her songs. So, it won’t be wrong to say that the Lock Upp show finale was equally entertaining and gave it a deserving closure.

Summing it up…

Needless to say, every single participant did their best to win the show and entertain the audience. The show was packed with drama and action. If you yet haven’t watched Lock Upp, you are missing out. You can watch the show, from anywhere, on ALTBalaji. You can simply download the app and start watching Lock Upp all episodes. It is the perfect binge-watch content that you can enjoy while munching on some popcorn.

What do you think about Munawar’s win? Let us know in the comments below.



ALTT Celebrating 5 Years Of Success

5 years of success

It’s only been a few years since the launch of OTT in India. But, in these years, we’ve seen a sharp spike in the number of viewers. On the other hand, we’ve also seen a host of new shows, from across the world. Today, most young viewers prefer to watch content on OTT. Because of this behavior, we’re also seeing an increase in the demand for smart televisions.   

While discussing the Indian OTT platforms, the one name that we can’t afford to miss is India’s own, homegrown platform – ALTBalaji. We have over 91 original shows and a range of movies, along with some TV shows as well. At ALTBalaji, we don’t follow the norms. We strive to produce content that’s never been seen before, that’s bold and yet relatable. We are known for our groundbreaking original shows that are inspired by our society, break all stereotypes and appeal to the masses. Moreover, because of its mass appeal, the platform, ALTBalaji has earned the tag of being the ‘OTT of the masses.’   

To celebrate the 5-year anniversary, ALTBalaji has come up with a new campaign titled #High5withALT. The campaign is a showcase of the glorious journey of ALTBalaji. It is a celebration of our milestones and to thank the viewers for all the love that they’ve showered on us. We’re proud to say that for the last 5 years, we’ve non-stop entertained and enlightened audiences in India as well as the world with their unconventional stories.   

We bet you haven’t seen any other platform like ALTBalaji where you not only find atypical Hindi web series but also get to enjoy unique reality shows such as Lock Upp.   

Let’s celebrate ALT Balaji’s 5th anniversary with the top 5 facts about this Indian OTT platform:   

  1. Customer base: ALTBalaji currently has an MAU (Monthly Active Users) base of over 10 million. ALTBalaji platform’s engagement numbers will leave you stunned. On average, a user spends about 83 minutes per day within the app.   
  2. Growth: ALTBalaji is aggressively growing as the active subscriber base increases year on year. The pandemic has scaled up the OTT content consumption game and ALTBalaji has seen a significant rise in engagement levels.
  3. Genres: Whether you are looking for online Hindi web series or reality shows, you will find content across genres on ALTBalaji. They strive to produce something for everyone to enjoy. ALTBalaji has some of the best Hindi web series that you can binge-watch with your significant other.   
  4. Unconventional: ALTBalaji is best known for its unconventional thinking. Most of the shows ranging from Hindi web series to reality shows are inclusive and progressive at the same time. Lockupp the reality show, Broken but beautiful, and Apharan are some examples of the best atypical Hindi web series & reality shows. If your content preference is bold, ALTBalaji is the perfect OTT app for you.   
  5. Mass Appeal: ALTBalaji has established a precise positioning as ‘OTT of the masses’ with Hindi Colloquial Content for the Bharat audience and Hindi Speaking Diaspora. There has been an increase in appetite to consume our diverse library of originals that caters to the mass audience. 

If you yet haven’t downloaded ALTBalaji then you’re missing out. Once you download the app, you can watch several Hindi romantic web series along with other genres of Hindi web series, without any interruptions. 

Lock Upp Show Contestants List And Their Details

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Hosted by Kangana Ranaut, Lock Upp is one of the best reality shows in India right now. If you are someone who thrives on reality drama, then this is a must-watch for you. Lock Upp has become the highest watched reality show in the OTT space with over 300 million viewers. Clearly, the unique concept of the show has gained immense traction but what’s also working for the show is its contestants. In this article, we’ll discuss in length about Lock Upp show contestants:

  1. Munawar Faruqui: He is an Indian standup comedian and rapper who is popular for his YouTube videos. He has been in the news lately for his controversial political jokes. He has even spent a month in Indore jail in January 2021, when a politician’s son accused him of hurting religious sentiments.
  2. Nisha Rawal: A famous television actress and model, Nisha Rawal is another in-mate in the latest Lock Upp show. Recently, she took the internet by storm when she accused her husband, Karan Mehra of domestic violence and an extra-marital affair. She’s currently fighting to win the sole custody of their son.
  3. Babita Phogat: Babita Kumari Phogat is an Indian wrestler, who won the gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She has won several accolades for her performance in wresting and has recently joined the Bhartiya Janta Party.
  4. Sara Khan: She is an Indian model and actress. She won the Miss Bhopal title in 2007.  She has been in the news for her controversies related to her marriage with Ali Merchant. In the Lock Upp show, things are intense because both Sara and Ali are locked up in jail.
  5. Anjali Arora: Next name in the list of Lock Upp show is Anjali Arora. She’s amongst the top Tik Tok influencers in the country. After the Tik Tok ban, she now has over 11 million followers on Instagram. She is known for her acting in a number of hit Punjabi songs.
  6. Saisha Shinde: Saisha Shinde is an Indian fashion designer. She is famous for being the first Indian transgender fashion designer. She stands as a great representative of the LGBTQ community leading out a motivating example for others.
  7. Payal Rohatgi: Payal Rohatgi is an Indian actress and reality TV performer who appears in Hindi films. She was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2008. She won the title of Supermodel Miss Tourism World 2001 and Miss India Tourism 2001.
  8. Karanvir Bohra: Karanvir Bohra is a TV actor who has previously starred in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Naagin, Shararat, and is now a part of this interesting reality show. He participated in the reality shows Nach Baliye 4, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5, and Bigg Boss 12.
  9. Siddharth Sharma: Siddharth Sharma is an actor, model, and producer. He is best known for playing the role of Ranbir Chowdhary in ALT Balaji’s web series Puncch Beat. He has appeared in reality shows like Big F and MTV Splitsvilla.
  10. Shivam Sharma: A social media celeb and a model, Shivam Sharma has been revealing some of his dark secrets in the Lock Upp show. He is a TV actor, and model in India. He came to the limelight when he participated in the dating series MTV Splitsvilla 13 as a contestant in 2021.
  11. Ali Merchant: DJ turned into an actor, Ali Merchant has featured in over 35 television shows including fiction and non-fiction. He and Sara have a 12-year-old past, but in the show, all their bitterness seems just as fresh.
  12. Chetan Hansraj: Chetan is no less than a rebel. In LockUpp, you’ll see Chetan Hansraj provoke other inmates and even violate quite a few rules, laid down by Kangana Ranaut. He made his television debut with a role as young Balram in ‘Mahabharat’ which gained huge fame.
  13. Mandana Karimi: She is an Iranian actress and model based in India. She participated in the popular reality TV show, Bigg Boss 9 and became the 2nd runner-up in 2015. She would be seen revealing some of her dark secrets in the Lock Upp show.
  14. Poonam Pandey: Poonam Pandey and her controversies need no introduction. She’s bold and has received a lot of trolling for posting revealing photos of herself on social media. She is an Indian model and actress. She debuted in Bollywood with the film Nasha in 2013
  15. Swami Chakrapani: Swami Chakrapani is a political activist who has been in the news for his controversial political statements and actions.
  16. Tehseen Poonawalla: Tehseen Poonawalla is a successful entrepreneur and social activist. Political commentator, co-anchor of ‘Bhai versus Bhai,’ and writer for the New York Times. In 2019, he became recognized after appearing in one of the most popular reality television series, “Bigg Boss 13,” with several well-known celebrities.

3 wild card entries have recently entered the jail, that is being ruled by the iconic Kangana Ranaut. The wild card entries include:

  1. Azma Fallah: A popular Indian beauty and fashion influencer who earlier featured in MTV Splitsvilla 13. In 2020, Azma launched her own beauty product named ‘Azma Fairness Cream’
  2. Zeeshan Khan: Zeeshan Khan is an Indian Actor who has starred previously in reality shows. He gained immense popularity with his role Aryan Khanna in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Kumkum Bhagya’. In 2021 he was also part of a reality show ‘Bigg Boss OTT ‘as a contestant.
  3. Vinit Kakar: Vinit Kakar started his career as a model. He is an Indian film and television actor. He first appeared in a reality show named  Truth Love Cash as a contestant. He got recognition as the sexiest and handsome guy on the show.

We will also see Karan Kundrra being the Jailor of the house and Prince Narula entering the show as a Troublemaker. The show is only going to become interesting from here on.

You ought to watch Lock Upp on ALTBalaji. The best part is you can watch Lock Upp ALTBalaji anytime on the app and even be a part of the decision-making of the show. 

Lakshya Handa Joins Gandii Baat Cast

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The past couple of weeks have been quite eventful for all the ALTBalaji viewers. You know why? Well, ALTBalaji has surprised their fans with back-to-back good news. For starters, they announced the season renewal of their popular web series, Gandi Baat. Taking the news to Instagram, they revealed the show’s poster with a caption, “Control karna mushkil hone wala hai, Kyuki iss baar mamla garam hone wala hai! #GandiiBaat season 5, streaming on 8th October on #ALTBalaji.”

Shortly after the poster-reveal, there were several speculations online about who we are going to see next on Gandii Baat 5. To put an end to the rising theories, let us first assure you that ALTBalaji has found many well-known faces to star on the show. Still, the one that has caught everyone’s attention is the hottest hunk of Gandii Baat Season 5 – ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the talk-of-the-town, Lakshya Handa. He is all set to dazzle on the screen with his good looks and chiselled abs (haye!!).

About Lakshya’s Character on the first episode of Gandi Baat

Hey there! Guess what? Just like us, Lakshya Handa is thrilled to be a part of the steamiest season of Gandii Baat. Speaking of his enthusiasm, he said to an entertainment portal, “It feels really great to be a part of such a popular franchise. I’m excited about the show for it always manages to offer fans a number of different stories packed in an amazing concept. What really impressed me was that they didn’t just focus on the bold scenes, but also made it more acting-oriented.”

Actor Lakshya Handa is seen in the first episode, Erotic Tales of Madhosh Madan of Gandii Baat 5. Are you wondering what his character is like in the series? While we strictly want you to watch the show and find it out yourself, we also believe that a little revelation doesn’t harm anybody. Introduced as Chandan, Lakshya Handa, in the first episode, he wins you over with his smirk, dapper looks, and stellar performance. And hey, did we mention that he is a charmer too? We did, you say? Oh! you’ll see why. 😉

Talking about his experience working with ALTBalaji’s Gandi Baat, Lakshya Handa said, “My experience of working with ALTBalaji was very different from the earlier projects which I’ve done in the past few years. I also bonded really well with my co-actors and enjoyed every part of the shooting process. This story has the perfect combination of everything for it features humour, mystery along with some great performances by each of the actors.”

Also get ready to roll with the whole cast of Gandii Baat Season 5

Download Gandi Baat Season 5

You cannot blame us for being super excited for the Gandii Baat Season 5, can you? Because just like you guys, we are waiting to catch Lakshya Handa dazzle on-screen as well. But hold on, we have our ALTBalaji App subscription, do you? Perhaps, not!

So what are you waiting for? Get started with one of the affordable subscription packages that will cost you Rs. 80 paisa per day and Steam the most entertainment-packed web series online Yes, you read it right.

Hurry up! And don’t miss your chance to watch Lakshya Handa in Gandii Baat Season 5 only on ALTBalaji. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

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Gandii Baat 5 Trailer Released!

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Huddle up, ladies and gentlemen. We have some good news!! Give us some drum rolls please since the newly launched trailer of ALTBalaji’s highly-anticipated show, Gandii Baat Season 5 is here!! Confirming the news of their recent trailer launch, ALTBalaji broke the news on Instagram saying, “Kahaniyaan aisi ki, jazbaat aur hosh dono hongey out-of-control. #GandiiBaat Season 5 mein hoga mamla garam…kaafi garam. Streaming 8th October on #ALTBalaji.”

So how do we even begin to talk about Gandii Baat Season 5 trailer? Trust us, we are honestly at a loss of words to describe the spiciness of the show. In fact, one look at the trailer, and you are sure to become speechless!! It unravels some of the erotic tales of love and lust, followed by stories revolving around companionship, peer pressure, and loneliness.

Gandii Baat 5 Trailer:

About Gandii Baat Season 5

Can you tell the fifth season of Gandii Baat web series is the hottest of all? We bet you can. The trailer says it all!! Starring Piyali Munsi, Amika Shail, Nitin Bhatia, Shalini Pandey, Lakshya Handa, Raz Rehman Ali, and many other well-known actors of the industry, Gandii Baat Season 5 ,due to its brave storyline and super bold performances, is speculated to be the steamiest season of all.

While the trailer gives us a little sneak peek into the erotic drama, the fifth season is a full-blown dive into sexuality, and many brave concepts. It’s safe to say that Gandii Baat Season 5 is a great acting initiative with a dash of some spiciness that adds oomph to the show. In fact, the television hottie, Lakshya Handa (a part of Gandii Baat 5) will agree to us on this. With an interview with Tribune India, he was quoted saying, “It feels really great to be a part of such a popular franchise. I’m excited about the show for it always manages to offer fans a number of different stories packed in an amazing concept. What really impressed me was that they didn’t just focus on the bold scenes, but also made it more acting-oriented.”

Now, what else do we need when we have a hottie (and his chiselled abs) agree to us? 😉 So, put on your glasses and be ready to roll with the whole cast of Gandii Baat Season 5 and us, of course, people. You are in for a lot more than you thought.

Watch the show Gandii Baat Season 5

Ye toh bas shuruvaat thi, asli picture toh abhi baaki hai mere dost. Catch the whole piping-hot drama of Gandii Baat Season 5 exclusively streaming from the 8th of October on ALTBalaji. Don’t worry. You have to hang in there for a bit longer. They are waiting for you too!!

So what are you supposed to be doing until then? Well, while the whole cast of Gandii Baat Season 5 gets ready to leave a shiver down your spine, you, my friend have to get going to download ALTBalaji. It costs you less than Rs. 1 every day. So, hurry and binge-watch some of the latest web series on your device. Be back soon. Toodles!!

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