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Bigg Boss inmates react to Big Brother 'rape'

While some Bigg Boss inmates found the news of the alleged rape on the Brazilian version of reality show Big Brother 'traumatic', some say that they didn't feel safe in the Bigg Boss house either. Read on.

tv Updated: Jan 20, 2012 01:59 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times

The incident where a contestant of the Brazilian version of reality show Big Brother was allegedly raped on live TV while she was drunk and unconscious has left Indian show-makers shocked. Producers back home assure the rules here are much stricter, so there’s no room for any act of violence on their shows.

“It is shocking. To avoid any untoward happenings, we don’t allow any alcohol during the show. There’s a zero-tolerance policy against violence and, if there is a complaint by any girl, we will take the strictest action. Also, we only allow a limited display of affection. There is a line that producers needs to draw,” says Niret Alva of Miditech, which produces Survivor India.

Rajiv Lakshman of Colosceum Media, producer of Splitsvilla and Masterchef India, says, “We don’t allow alcohol or indecency. There are separate rooms for guys and girls, and tight security at night too.”

Daniel Echaniz (L) who apparently forced himself on 23-year-old student Monique Amin (R)

Endemol India, which produces Bigg Boss, adds that security is of utmost concern to them and they would barge in and stop any act of violence. Roadies’ producer Raghu Ram says, “The producer who kept shooting for TRPs should be sued.”

The ex-inmates of Bigg Boss 5 are also shaken. “It is a traumatic incident. All I can say is, I was looked after with utmost dignity (in Bigg Boss),” says singer Raageshwari. Shradha Sharma, however, says, “I never felt safe in there, That’s because if some guy would have behaved indecently, the crew would have take time to come for rescue. Also, Sky and Sid were not decent.”

First Published: Jan 19, 2012 16:47 IST

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