The first images that come to mind when you mention Bigg Boss are not exactly pleasant. From the cacophony of Raja Choudhary shouting at Kashmira Shah to Dolly Bindra’s theatrics and fights with Shweta Tiwari and Sara Khan, the reality show became famous for all the wrong reasons.
Now, five seasons down, the celebrity reality show that caught the audience’s fancy with its backbiting and fights, is in for a makeover. Now the show will run with a different agenda — that of entertaining the viewers.
The reality series that focuses on the audience’s voyeuristic needs plans to cut out the negativity to present a show that is high on fun. Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head of Colors, says, “Over the years, the Bigg Boss house has witnessed tons of excitement and drama with fights, arguments, hook-ups and break-ups.
It has created headlines and become the topic of dinner-table conversations. However, the sixth season promises to be an entertainment extravaganza focusing on the lighter side of life.” And that’s not the only change. The location too will move from Karjat to ABC Farms in Lonavala this year.
A source adds, “The channel feels staying closer to civilisation might have a positive effect on the minds of the participants.” In season 3, Rahul Mahajan and a few others broke free from the isolation by jumping the boundary of the House to take a walk in the market in the vicinity.
The format of Bigg Boss is to put 13 celebrities in a house for over three months. With 24/7 surveillance, the show puts its contestants in testing situations and waits for explosive reactions and abuses to fly thick and fast.
Since its beginnings in 2006, there have been a few well-mannered celebrities on the show, but most of the contestants comprise those lacking self-restraint or ones with the reputation of being troublemakers. Now with negativity taking a backseat, let’s see if pure entertainment will amuse the viewers and get the channel the desired TRPs.