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Bigg Boss 11: Everything is in fast forward mode this season, says Manu Punjabi

In Bigg Boss 11, commoners and celebrities are trying to fight it out inside the house since the first episode on October 1, but they lack a clear cut strategy.

tv Updated: Oct 13, 2017 17:47 IST
Rohit Vats
Rohit Vats
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Manu Punjabi was one of the finalists on Bigg Boss 10.
Manu Punjabi was one of the finalists on Bigg Boss 10.

Manu Punjabi was one of the finalists in the last season of the reality show Bigg Boss. It was the first time in the 10 year history of the controversial show that common people were allowed to participate in it. Manu Punjabi, along with the eventual winner Manveer Gurjar, snatched the limelight from the celebrity participants.

This year, commoners and celebrities are trying to heat up the environment inside the house since first episode on October 1, but they lack a clear cut strategy.

Manu Punjabi, who is likely to come to Bigg Boss 11 as a panellist, explains the situation. He says, “So much is happening inside the house that it’s difficult to process. Commoners are trying to do everything since day one. There are some good characters including celebs. In fact, what should have happened in 100 days, is taking place within a week.”

This season, the contestants are relying more on antics than actually working hard to win the tasks. Most of the time their fights look staged.

Manu also realises it. “The contestants need to realise that you can fight only for a reason. It shouldn’t be created. Everything is in the fast forward mode.”

He then goes into the details of what could be an ideal planning to survive inside the house. He says, “The contestants need to work on a long term strategy. You can’t make friends just for a week. If you alienate somebody then you’re only empowering that person and at the same time not getting benefitted from that person’s expertise. If you want to downsize your enemy then first bring that person in your team. Right now, they are highlighting some individuals.”

He further says, “Shilpa Shinde is a strong character and she is showing her calibre. In the same way, Vikas Gupta is a good character from the show point of view. These people come to the front and voice their opinion.”

The audience may like a loud contestant in the beginning, but ultimately they are on their own to survive. Manu says, “In reality shows, mostly those go longer who maintain their individuality. At some point of time, they need to come up with a strategy of their own.”

“I can understand the urge of doing things faster. Weekend Ka Vaar is always around the corner. If they survive then they really need to work with a new vigour,” concludes Manu Punjabi.

The author tweets at @nawabjha

First Published: Oct 13, 2017 16:26 IST