Its women-power all the way in the third season of Bigg Boss with stars like Shamita Shetty and Sherlyn Chopra outshining the lesser known male housemates. The reality show is high on glamour with women outnumbering their male counterparts.
Apart from Shamita and Chopra, the other women contestants include yesteryear's Bollywood actress Poonam Dhillon, doctor-turned-model Aditi Govitrikar and most surprisingly, 'drama queen' Rakhi Sawant's equally dramatic mother Jaya Sawant.
On the other hand, the male bastion includes names such as Dara Singh's son Vindu, fashion designer Rohit Verma, comedian Raju Srivastav and director-actor Kamal R Khan of Desh Drohi fame. The only major name in the male team is that of music composer Ismail Darbar, who has films like 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' to his credit.
Actress Shamita Shetty did make her grand entry into the Bigg Boss house with her sister Shilpa Shetty's tips as a weapon to use in handling life in confinement for 84 days.
Shamita had made her debut with Yashraj banner's Mohabbatein in 2000, but failed to make any mark in Bollywood. The starlet was last seen in 'Cash' alongside Ajay Devgan in 2007.
Welcomed by Amitabh Bachchan into the house, Shamita said, "I used to think that it is like living in hell, after all that my sister went through in 'Big Brother'. But never say never and I'll try not to cry in the Bigg Boss's house."
Jaya Sawant came in with a vengeance, using the emotional point that her daughter did not invite her for her 'swayamvar' on national television. "My own daughter has abandoned me, but people who have no relation with me have shown me sympathy," she told Bachchan before stepping into the house.
Season two of the reality show had the likes of Rahul Mahajan, who had a controversial past making him one of the most-watched celebrity on the show. Actress Shweta Tiwari's ex-husband Raja Chaudhary also claimed his own place with a family scandal backing him. But this year's male housemates lack the controversy quotient.
The winners of the show for the past two seasons have been men, actor Rahul Roy in season one and Roadies winner Ashutosh Kaushik in the second installation. With women power ruling the roost, one can only hope that the third season will have a female contestant taking the crown.