Salman Khan has kicked off the promotional work for the new season of controversial hit show Bigg Boss and just like previous seasons this one too promises full-on drama and high TRPs. We try evaluating who could be in the show this time and feed our night talks.
Each year Bigg Boss cast at least one reality show contestant, mostly from shows like Roadies and Splitsvilla like Ashutosh, Siddharth Malhotra and Sakshi Pradhan. This time too we can see a person from the reality field either from MTV shows or from some dance or singing show. Rumours suggest MTV VJ and former Roadies participant Bani could be a part of the show. VJ Bani is an ideal candidate with lots of confidence, funk, style and tattooes. She also got a big mouth.
In the past BB has played a home for the LGBT people like Bobby Darling, Laxmi, Imam Siddiqui and Andy who was the public’s darling. We might expect a LGBT personality this season too.
BB has also been a big platform for firangi kudis like Claudia Ciesla who went on to do a popular item song in an Akshay Kumar and Asin starrer film, Veena Malik who struck a chord with Ashmit Patel on the show and then boosted her career with C grade films and tantrums, Elli Avram who became Salman Khan’s favourite and is frequent at his parties and celebrations, Sofia Hayat, Natasha and Hazel Keech who are doing fine in their respective careers. And also pornstar turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone who was spotted on the show. Sunny has gone on to do some Bollywood films and has managed to be busy with assignments. There are strong indications another porn star might star in the show. Though the said person has refuted the claims and says she has no plans to do the show.
And then of course the models. There have been way too many models in the past like male models Aryan Vaid, Niketan, Hrishant Goswami and Zulfi Sayed, and female supermodels like Diandra, Shonali Nagrani, Carol Gracias, Aanchal Kumar and Gauahar Khan. The show makers know it well that models attract audiences towards them as they are often labelled attractive, desirable. They are beautiful and the mango men love seeing long-legged beauties in the pool or sweating it out in the Bigg Boss gym. They don’t have to pay to see slim bodies and perfect figures in short clothes with a hint of cleavage. These men can just turn on their televisions and feed themselves an hour of all kind of fun.
Models also serve as arm candies. Remember Aryan Vaid and Aanchal Kumar’s romance? Or when Hrishant was head over heels in love with Veena Malik? Gauahar Khan had an infamous affair with actor Kushal Tandon that was termed fake by the media and other contestants. The pair went on to display their affections for each other after the show as well and gained some professional assignments but finally separated citing cultural differences.
Funky model Diandra wrote a story each day with her colourful mane- sometimes green, sometimes purple, sometimes red. She tried all and fed us with her insane avatars.
And, of course, Bigg Boss needs some controversial people who would attract more and more ratings. We have seen Monica Bedi, the actress who infamously dated Abu Salem, Rahul Mahajan who chose his dulhaniya on television and married her aka Dimpy Mahajan on TV, Aseem Trivedi – the cartoonist, Raja Choudhary – actress Shweta Tiwari’s abusive ex husband who blah-ed his anger throughout the show, Lawyer Abbas who fought in defence for Kasab, actor Shakti Kapoor who’s known for flirting with women, and many more.
Each year Bigg Boss gives us a platter of TV actors as well. The Hum Paanch Sweety has been there. Shweta Tiwari, Juhi Parmar, Aashka Goradia, Sayantani Ghosh, Kamya Punjabi, Pratyusha Bannerjee, Sara Khan and Sukirti Khandpal have been there too. Male actors like Amar Upadhyay, Kushal Tandon, Gautam Gulati, Akashdeep Sehgal and Ajaz Khan too have graced the show. This year we might see TV celebs like Rashmi Desai of Uttaran fame, Roopal Tyagi of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Pavitra Rishta’s Asha Negi, Sana Saeed and Ankit Gera.
Couples like Bhaktiyar and Tanaaz Irani, Apurva and Shilpa Agnihotri, and ex couples like Rajev Paul and Delnaaz, Rahul Mahajan and Dimpy have entered the house too. Since the new season claims ‘double trouble’ agenda there’s might be some couples there.
Some failed actors and actresses have tried entering the house in an attempt to revive their careers like Vindu Dara Singh, Raj Babbar’s son Arya Babbar, Mahesh Bhatt’s son Rahul Bhatt, Upen Patel who did nothing but woo Karishma Tanna, Armaan Malik, Minissha Lamba, Kajol’s sister Tanisha Mukherjee, Shamita Shetty, Pooja Bedi, Samir Soni, Deepak Tijori and Poonam Dhillon. It wouldn’t be any surprising if we see a failed actor this time ’round but who could it be? Think, think!
The contestants of upcoming season haven’t been out yet but one thing is for sure: it would as worth watching as the previous seasons.