Lock Upp sounds and appears like Bigg Boss, however it is not, observes Namrata Thakker.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kangana Ranaut/Instagram

Ekta Kapoor’s controversial actuality present Lock Upp, hosted by Kangana Ranaut, premiered on Sunday evening on ALT Balaji and MX Player.

Before the launch, the present was embroiled in a legal dispute because the makers had been accused of plagiarism.

Anyway, the present went on air with Kangana because the badass host.

While the general idea of Lock Upp appears attention-grabbing as 13 controversial contestants could be seen combating for fundamental requirements to outlive within the jail for 10 weeks, Kangana because the host actually did not reside as much as the expectations and got here throughout a bit awkward throughout the premiere episode.

The present began off with Kangana calling the primary contestant on stage, humorist Munawar Faruqui, and grilling him together with a panel of journalists.

Both Kangana and Munawar stored taking digs at one another and it was enjoyable to see their snarky banter. Munawar is unquestionably to be careful for on the present as his character immediately stood out.

Controversy’s favorite youngster Poonam Pandey made a badass entry by giving a scorching efficiency on stage.

She says she’s on the present to alter her picture as everybody has numerous misconceptions about her.

Swami Chakrapani, trans clothier Saisha Shinde and wrestler Babita Phogat additionally made their means on the stage.


While Swami was requested about his ideology behind selling Gau Mutra, Shinde and Phogat revealed about their journeys and the way life has been robust for them.

Television actress Sara Khan and Nisha Rawal additionally set the stage on fireplace as they obtained able to be locked up in Kangana’s jail.

The girls had been accused for creating controversies simply to hunt consideration.

Sara defended herself by saying she does not want publicity as her work speaks volumes whereas Nisha claimed she’s on the present to empower girls and to not acquire any sympathy.

She even makes it clear that if the makers get her estranged husband Karan Mehra on the present, she could be completely effective as she’s a radical skilled.

Next, Kangana calls Tehseen Poonawala and Payal Rohatgi on stage and accuses them for being parasites as they each capitalise on different folks’s controversies to seize eyeballs.

Payal tries to defend herself however as an alternative rubs Kangana the incorrect means. And the 2 girls find yourself locking horns with one another.

Eventually, Ms Ranaut has the final phrase. Tehseen additionally does not impress Kangana along with his conversational abilities.

Actor Shivam Sharma, Siddharth Sharma and influencer Anjali Arora are additionally despatched to the jail.

The former goes overboard in impressing Kangana and different two hardly make any first impression.

The final celeb to enter Kangana’s jail is actuality present veteran Karanvir Bohra.

The actor is grilled left, proper and centre not simply by Kangana, but in addition the journalists.

Bohra will get emotional whereas defending himself, however voices his opinion loud and clear.

All the contestants are allowed to take solely three necessity objects with them contained in the jail. Since the makers have managed to get attention-grabbing personalities collectively, Lock Upp must be entertaining to look at.

Kangana tried too arduous to seem like a badass host and it principally backfired. She wants to relax a bit and let her feisty character do the magic by itself.

Raveena Tandon was additionally part of the premiere episode and Kangana requested her to be the jailer.

Every week, a brand new jailer will probably be appointed which sounds enjoyable, however what is going to they create to the present, solely time will inform.

Yes, on the floor Lock Upp sounds and appears like Bigg Boss, however it is not. Rest, you will have to look at the present to seek out out extra!

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