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How fair is Salman Khan as Bigg Boss host?

Sweta Kaushal, Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, November 14, 2013
First Published: 17:54 IST(14/11/2013) | Last Updated: 10:22 IST(15/11/2013)

Salman Khan almost revived his career with Bigg Boss Season 4 when he began hosting the show. Ever since, the last quarter of each year is all about him and his show - be it news, TRPs or his work.

More than 61% readers on Hindustantimes.com feel that Salman Khan has not been a fair host this season. Of over 9000 votes, around 5,780 votes gave a thumbs down to the entertainer.

After bringing in Sunny Leone, Rakhi Sawant and other controversial people in earlier seasons, the producers of Bigg Boss tried to play it down this season; bringing in less controversial characters. The strategy, however, seems to have failed.

In a poll we ran on Hindustantimes.com, it emerged that many viewers were of the opinion that Salman Khan was indeed biased towards Tanisha and Armaan, the only two inmates from Bollywood. However, there have been a few voices speaking in support of the Bollywood star as well.

Only recently, the actor took to twitter to explain his stand after much hullabaloo had been created over his supposed bias against Kushal and Gauhar.

Salman, the biased host

Kushal-Gauhar in the eye of a storm: Ever since Kushal charged aggressively at Andy after the latter's tussle with Gauhar, the show has been sparking debates.

Kushal was later shown the doors by the Bigg Boss and Gauhar accompanied him out. However, Gauhar returned just a day later, reportedly on the condition that Kushal would be called back on the show. 

Salman Khan has been accused of being biased towards Tanisha and Armaan

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Salman takes Tanisha's side:
Salman has in the past told Tanisha that she was wrong in her behaviour towards Gauhar and Kushal. However, most people see this as mere advice. 

Salman Khan decided to take a stand for Gauhar and tell Tanisha and Andy that they were wrong in mocking Gauhar. The duo was seen enacting the Gauhar's part when she fainted at the time of Kushal's dismissal from the house. 

Benefits of doubt
Salman Khan not only advised Kushal to control his anger, he even cited himself as an example of how anger can be damaging!

Last season, Sapna shared an almost similar relation with Salman as Gauhar's. However, Salman decided not to talk to Sapna throughout the season, once she said she wouldn't speak to him as he doesn't listen. 

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2013/10/GauharKushalseparateBiggBos.jpgIn Gauhar's case, besides complimenting her for her looks, Salman Khan even pulled up Tanisha and Andy for making fun of Gauhar's medical condition. 

Salman also told Armaan that he has been rude to women in the house.

As for Kushal, the TV actor admits that not only did the Dabangg star apologise for rude behaviour on-screen, he even saw a promising career for the latter. 

Now, if that's not a balancing act by Bollywood Brat Salman Khan that he is infamously seen as, we wonder what is!

Do you think Salman Khan and the Bigg Boss producers are biased against the TV actors? Share your views in the comment box below.


Note: At the time of filing this report, the total vote count for the said poll stood at 9000.

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