On television, no rule is ever writ in stone. Or at least on reality TV show Bigg Boss — the makers of which have found a way to reinstate ousted contestant, model and anchor Pooja Misrra.
Misrra, who was thrown out of the house on November 26 after a violent scuffle with VJ Sidharth, will be back on the show tonight as a translator for former Aussie cricketer Andrew Symonds, who also enters the house tonight. Incidentally, contestants can only converse in Hindi while inside, which is why Symonds will need a translator.
"I am glad to enter the house again and clear my name of all the controversies. I’ll try and give Andrew an insight into Indian culture and teach him as much Hindi as possible," says Misrra.
However, former contestants say the decision to bring her back is primarily for TRPs, as Misrra had been a controversial contestant. "Why else will they bring her in as a translator, she was fined for talking in English herself! She’s been brought back just for TRPs," says ex-inmate Pooja Bedi.
"I am sure the channel decided to bring her back for entertainment value! It will certainly be interesting to see her act as Andrew’s interpreter," says Raageshwari Loomba, who left the show in October. "There’s no one in the house now who’s giving masala to the show, that is why they found a new way to bring her back," says Shradha Sharma, who was evicted last week.
While the channel Colors confirmed the news, they refused to comment on allegations that Misrra was brought back to boost ratings.
Andrew’s got a p.o.a for the bigg boss house
Former Aussie cricketer, Andrew Symonds is kicked about his entry into the Bigg Boss house. "I am taking it as a challenge. It would be great to be in a show like this. To be honest, I have not seen any of the episodes of this season and will be meeting everyone for the first time. I didn’t want to enter with a biased opinion about others," he says.
The 36-year-old has a plan of action for his stay. "I will try to be myself. I hope to have a lot of fun inside the house and learn more about Indian culture. During my stay I will also try to show a glimpse of the Australian culture," he says.