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My life has been very different from the rest of the lot, says actress Urvashi Dholakia

Urvashi Dholakia
Urvashi Dholakia

Urvashi Dholakia, 38, who’s best known for her role as Komolika in the soap opera Kasautii Zindagii Kay, doesn’t look a bit of her age. After winning the season 6 of reality show Bigg Boss, she rejected more than 15 shows, as she wanted to give all her attention to her sons ? Sagar and Kshitij. Urvashi has now turned entrepreneur with her new business venture 9High.  In a candid chat with Nation Next, Urvashi Dholakia speaks about her new venture, her famous role in Kasautii Zindagii Kay and reveals why she never thought of remarrying!

Please tell us something about your new business venture ₹9High.

9High was a business thought that I always wanted to implement and execute since years at some point of time in my life. 9High basically provides a full range of services including event planning, large scale exhibitions, designing, venue scouting, entertainment, weddings, corporate events, private events, parties etc. I’ve been in the television industry for almost three decades now. So, I thought that if I were to use any kind of work experience and expertise, it would be for this business. Even on the website,, I’ve mentioned the same.

Also, please tell us about the upcoming event ? Vintage fair 2016 ? that is in Jalandhar on 17th and 18th December2016.

Vintage Fair 2016 happened by sheer chance! My friend Dhruv Wadhwa knew that I had set up 9High. So, he supported me a lot in my work. Despite being so ambitious, I was kind of aimless! I was still trying to find a path. Things aren’t easy in a business. Also, people had certain inhibitions and preconceived notions about me as I’m an actress. There were people at times who, instead of encouraging me, discouraged me.

Vintage Fair 2016 is an exhibition that includes exclusive artifacts, home décor, crockery, footwear, stationary, etc. In fact, it will also exhibit electronic items, gadgets and mens wear.

You have been a strong independent single mother. You said that you rejected 15 shows post Bigg Boss, as you wanted to give your time to your sons at least till they are 21. Now that they are, when do we get to see you back on television?  

It’s not that I won’t ever work in television again. Acting has always been a part of me. Before I won Bigg Boss 6, I didn’t work for a year or two. Again, post Bigg Boss 6, I took a break and I came back with the serial Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai on SAB TV because I thought the serial offered something different. Also, audience saw me in an extremely different light, compared to the previous characters that I have played. Basically, a role has to excite me.

You have almost set a benchmark for comparison of vamps through your role as Komolika from Kasautii Zindagii Kay, which was a very popular saas-bahu soap. How do you feel when people still relate you with a role that you played decades back

I’m amazed, humbled and thankful. Komolikas the name that I have earned! The show began in 2001. People recognise me as Komolika even after 15 years. In fact, today itself, while I was travelling in a cab, the cab driver recognised me as Komolika. He said that I haven’t changed a bit in these years!

You have an interesting tattoo of a constellation behind your neck. What was the thought and motivation behind this tattoo?

I’m a Cancerian, hence the tattoo! Also, I had a deal with my sons; when they turn 21, they can get inked. So, while my son was getting a tattoo done on his back and on his hand, even I got tempted to get a tattoo!

Urvashi Dholakia
Urvashi Dholakia sporting a constellation tattoo behind her ear

There have been rumours that both your sons Sagar and Kshitij would make a Bollywood debut soon. Do they have any such plans

That was news to me! I wasn’t in the country when this news broke out. I was shocked when I heard this news. Sagar does aspire to become an actor though. Kshitij too plans for the same but I guess at present, Sagars more popular. I just want to support and guide my kids for whatever they want to do in life. If Sagar debuts in a film, I need your prayers and wishes! Like all parents, I too want my children to supersede my achievements.

You are extremely pretty. Moreover you look much younger than your actual age. Didn’t you ever think of remarrying? If you were to, how would your sons react?

Squarely, I never thought of remarrying because working in the television industry was too hectic. My only focus has been my work and my family. I always wanted to come back home and make sure that my family is happy. I wanted to provide my family with everything I could. Also, my life has been very different from the rest of the lot.

Speaking about remarriage, I don’t know how my sons would react! (Laughs) My sons and me do have random talks at times. We talk like friends. They ask me at times, You don’t want to get married or what?? to which I reply, Nahi, jab sochungi toh bata dungi?! (Laughs)

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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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