All the controversies, fights and romances on Bigg Boss 4 are scripted and pre-planned, reveals Rahul Bhatt, the latest contestant to be ejected from the popular reality show.
Rahul, son of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, says the public voted him out of the show being aired on Colors channel because he failed to provide any entertainment.
"I could have stayed longer, but the decision was with the public. Basically, I wasn't providing any entertainment and I wasn't doing any nautanki (drama), neither did I fall in love with any girl!" Rahul told IANS on the phone from Mumbai.
Bigg Boss is the Indian version of international reality show Big Brother. It has a select few celebrities locked up inside an isolated house, without any connection with the outside world and their daily activities are tracked through cameras.
Rahul doesn't mince words when he claimed that almost everything on the show is scripted.
"Of course it is all scripted! It is all for TRPs (Television Rating Points). Drama, fights and romance is all that the audience wants to see…and that's all that the channel wants to show. In my opinion, some of those who are doing a nautanki on the show are thoroughly briefed.
"How else would you explain the fights that are erupting within the house? Dolly Bindra's entry, the way she pushed the button to argue with Shweta Tiwari…then Sara Khan's boyfriend coming into the show, and the news of both of them getting married…I have no bias against them, I wish them all the best for their married life…but it's all bizarre and scripted," he said.
Rahul, a gym trainer, came into the spotlight for his acquaintance with Pakistani American terror convict David Coleman Headley, charged with scouting targets for the 26/11 Mumbai mayhem. He remained away from the politics within Bigg Boss 4, but gradually started opening up with some of the housemates.
Without taking names, he said that the "key players" of the house are "monkeys", who are dancing on the instructions of the channel. But Rahul denied that he was given any sort of brief before his entry on the show.
The purpose behind Rahul's participation in Bigg Boss 4 was to come out of the image of being either just Mahesh Bhatt's son or Headley's acquaintance, and he feels the show has been a "fulfilling experience".
"I have come over my self consciousness - about how I look, how I walk, how I talk. Now the public has seen me at my worst and best, and I am no longer conscious about myself," said Rahul, who gelled well with WWE wrestler The Great Khali and model Aanchal Kumar.
"Khali is a very genuine and simple man. I loved interacting with him and I have been a great fan of him for years. Towards the end of my stay, I started getting to know more of Aanchal and felt she is very sane and we think on the same wavelength," said Rahul.
According to him, model Hrishant Goswami and actress Shweta Tiwari will stay for the longest time and will battle it out in the finale.
He also feels that Pakistani actress Veena Mallik is completely "fake".
"I have nothing personal against her. But from her high heels to her dressing - everything is fake.
"I don't like the fact that she hides that she is interested in Bollywood...When she didn't know that I am Mahesh Bhatt's son, she hardly spoke to me, and her attitude towards me changed the moment she got to know my Bollywood connection."