Inside the Bigg Boss house, the inmates may be cut off from the outside world, but they’re still connected with their fans by keeping their Twitter accounts active.
If you’re thinking that the participants of the reality show, Bigg Boss 5, somehow sneaked in a phone or laptop inside the house, that’s not the case. It’s their team and family that’s behind their Twitter accounts and Blackberrys that have been buzzing with activity, asking people to vote for them.
Porn star Sunny Leone’s team has been tweeting from her official Twitter account, asking people to vote for her and also replying to fans, while people on actor Aakashdeep Saigal’s (Sky) Blackberry messenger (BBM) get the message: ‘Do vote for sky 56882’
Actor Pooja Bedi, who was eliminated last month, had her father Kabir Bedi’s partner, Parveen Dusanj, tweeting for her. Dusanj threw light on Pooja’s charity work, when requesting for votes for her.
Ex-inmate, actor Mahek Chahal’s team too, tweeted regularly, thanking people for their votes, and clarified that it was her “team and family” that was handling the account. Also, blogs on her website talked about her stay in first person.
Does such a connect with fans help?
“Tweeting regularly got me around 11 thousand followers... So, perhaps it helped in getting more votes too,” says Bedi.
Shradha Sharma, who got eliminated from the show earlier this month, says: “I think it is quite helpful if you ask your family to vote from your account. I’m also on Twitter, but I didn’t think of this. Even I should have thought of it.”