Swami Agnivesh, 72, exited the sets of reality show Bigg Boss 5 after three days on Friday, as much a fan of the controversial programme as he had hoped to make its contestants of public service.
“I feel the media has only been highlighting the negativity in the show. If they try to feature the positive aspects of life inside the house, I am sure perception towards the programme will change and it can become a platform for do-gooders,” Agnivesh said minutes after emerging from the sets in Karjat.
The spiritual leader and former politician admitted he was to be on the show for only three days.
When asked if his purpose of clearing the air on his participation in the anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare and his team was served, he said: “I have not only successfully calmed the atmosphere in the house, but have also returned with a couple of more supporters for the movement. When the show ends and they actually enlist their support, you will know who I am referring to.”
The social worker said he is not against participating in another TV programme if invited. “I wouldn’t mind another TV stint of this nature that helps me garner support for a movement which is changing the lives of a hundred crore Indians.”