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Bigg Boss, the stain remover?

tv Updated: Oct 05, 2010 20:29 IST

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So, who do you think would volunteer to go on a controversial Peeping Tom show where a million people can watch your most intimate activities? Well, here's the answer - most of these participants are here to clear their names.

Renowned for all the wrong reasons, Bigg Boss contestants are here with a motive, which is more than just an attempt to come into the limelight. These include terrorist Kasab's lawyer Abbas Kazmi, Bunty chor, Rahul Bhatt, actor-model Ashmit Patel, to name a few.

Abbas Kazmi, who became infamous as the lawyer defending Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only captured militant of the 26/11 attacks says he is on the show to clear his reputation.

"Abbas Kazmi is going into the Bigg Boss house. He wanted to clear the image of a desh drohi that's been imposed on him, since he defended Kasab," says a source from the channel, Colors.

Sadly enough, Ashmit Patel too, a small-time actor cum model better known as actor Amisha Patel's brother, shot to fame with an MMS scandal that showed the actor getting intimate with model Riya Sen. When prodded about the MMS on the show, Patel broke down, clearly unhappy with the wrong kind of publicity he had acquired.

An ex-convict Davinder Singh better known as superchor Bunty, joined the show to clear his infamous reputation that shot him to fame after Dibakar Bannerjee's film Oye Lucky Lucky Oye.

"Mera naam bahut kharaab ho gaya tha. Mujhe lagta hai main yeh theek kar sakta hun," Singh had told Hindustan Times.

Ironically, Singh has already been kicked out of the show for his unruly behaviour on the first day itself.

Rahul Bhatt, a fitness trainer and son of Mahesh Bhatt too, had a purpose for joining the show. "I have two monkeys on my back that I need to get rid of - Mahesh Bhatt and David Headley", Bhatt told HT City moments before entering Bigg Boss, the Colors reality. Infamous for his involvement with David Coleman Headley, prime accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Rahul hopes that the show will help him clear his name.

"During the entire episode, I was called a traitor; I was even interrogated by law enforcement agencies. My relatives disowned me. But, the ordeal made me strong, which will help me stay in the house," says Rahul, who ditched a film under his father's banner to participate in the show. "People will now see me the way I am, and not through the prism of Mahesh Bhatt or Headley." But his father didn't approve, he says. "He warned me, 'This is a show of infamy. Hero banne se pehle villain mat bano'.

The show that has been rife with controversy since its very first season, promises a lot more of it this season. Armed with a lady dacoit (Seema Parihar), a transsexual compere (Begum Nawazish Ali), a spot-fixer's ex-girlfriend (Veena Malik) and a few models and actors thrown in for good measure sure will make this television show more controversial than ever.