Juhi Parmar wins Bigg Boss season 5 (Salman and Sanju entertains)

So finally after two and a half hours long finale Juhi Parmar was declared Bigg Boss Season 5 winner.

The episode was full of all expected surprises and fun. Imran Khan and Karan Johar were present to promote their upcoming film “Ek Main aur Ek Tu”. There were dance performances by Sunny Leone, Pooja Misrra, Malaika Arora Khan, Rakhi Sawant and a final one by all the ex-housemates.

The whole eviction process started with calling that housemate out who got the least votes from audience and the first one to come out was definitely shocking. Sanjay Dutt called Amar out and we could see the shock on everybody’s face.

Dolly Bindra also came who was a participant in the last season. There was another obvious promotion of the new show which is going to air from Monday at 10:30 replacing Bigg Boss. The show Na Bole Tum…Na Maine Kuch Kaha characters gave a brief appearance. Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan performed too.

The third one to come out was Siddharth who was evidently not happy at all and his little smile on the face was enough to prove it. Finally Sanjay and Salman went into the house and got Juhi and Mahek, the top 2 finalists out to declare the winner. Before declaring the winner one things happened and that certainly took me by surprise and that was Mahek’s boyfriends’ proposal for marriage. I wonder sometimes how easy it becomes for non-tv artists to show to do something like this that requires a lot of guts in front of national television.

Finally the moment came and Juhi Parmar (as predicted by many) was announced as the winner of Bigg Boss Season 5. She was congratulated by all the ex-housemates and she was ecstatic and emotional as soon as her was announced.

Top 10 shows on TV during 2011

We are just two days away from 2012. So in this special blog post iDubba brings you the 10 most popular shows/events of 2011. The ranking and popularity has been taken in consideration on the basis of activities done for these shows on iDubba in 2011.

  1. ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: There is definitely no surprise to see this event on top because 2011 as year is the biggest for India as we witnessed Indian team winning World Cup after 28 long years. Sports channels had the highest TRPS ever.
  2. MTV Roadies (Season 8): The longest running reality show with eight seasons in its kitty it is already in news for its ninth season starting next week. There has been a lot of speculation about the show being scripted but it still remains one of the most watched and favourite among the younger lot.
  3. Indian Premier League 2011: Another cricket event. So that makes the score 2 in total and that is definitely not astonishing in our country where second God is cricket despite being hockey as the national game.
  4. Splitsvilla (Season 4): Another reality show of MTV channel that targets youngsters. This reality show based on dating certainly knows how to turn heads. Bunch of hot girls and boys put together in a house to woo each other. What will you expect? 😉
  5. Koffee with Karan (Season 3): This chat show is my personal favourite and the only chat show that I can sit and watch without getting impatient. This one undoubtedly has a fresh and witty appeal to it. The show began to air in 2004 and has been a huge success since then.
  6. Bade Achhe Laggte Hain: Produced under Ekta Kapoor’s banner of Balaji Telefilms, who is undoubtedly the queen of Indian soap operas, “Bade Ache Lagte hai” which was launched in second half of the year, has Saakshi Tanwar and Ram Kapoor in the main lead. This show has millions of viewers across the country glued to the shows.
  7. Bigg Boss (Season 5): Another controversial reality show that is in news always for wrong reasons but manages to gain one of the highest TRPs. It is full of masala and entertainment.
  8. Man vs. Wild (Season 3): Finally a documentary cum travel based show in the list :). Discovery Channel’s Man vs. Wild is hugely popular especially because of its daring presenter Bear Grylls who is seen at ease at the worst places possible in the world.
  9. Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma: This sitcom is based  on the column ‘Duniya Ne Undha Chasma’ (which loosely translates into “Seeing the world through upside-down glasses”) written by Indian columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta for the Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha. In August2010, it beat one of the top shows to become the most watched TV show in India.
  10. Kaun Banega Crorepati (Season 5): This game show has been a massive success since it was first launched on Star Plus in 2000. However Sony TV bought its rights from third season onwards and the recent season 5 that had its first ever contestant winning the prize money of 5 crore rupees.

Keep watching your favourite shows! 🙂

Pooja Missra ousted from Bigg Boss House

No controversy is less for Bigg Boss house this season. You might have seen the most shocking and unbelievable things happening in this season and that never happened on earlier seasons. However this one stands apart – Pooja Missra was thrown out of the Bigg Boss house at 2 am last night when she physically attacked another house inmate Siddharth apparently after picking up another fight with him.

Today is the eviction day at Bigg Boss house (Apka Farmaan) but it is clear that nobody out of those four nominated for eviction will be sent home tonight.

There are mixed reactions all over for Pooja though as few still favour her saying that she was provoked a lot from the other house mates. While the rest as expected are happy that she is gone. However we do have a doubt that without “drama queen” Pooja Missra will Bigg Boss be interesting enough to watch now?

What do you think? 😉

Porn Star Sunny Leone all set to enter Bigg Boss House on Saturday

Be prepared for all the embarrassment when next time you will watch Bigg Boss show and your parents will ask you “Who is Sunny Leone?”

Yes that’s right because Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone will be seen in Bigg Boss Season 5 house on Saturday. This 30 year old adult film star happily tweeted the news and “Sunny Leone” has been trending on twitter since then. I am still zapped and astonished that what else the directors and producers of the show will do next to gain TRPs as they are ready to grab all eyeballs with this one.

Sunny Leone whose real name is Karen Malhotra has been roped in to be the international celebrity on Season 5. She is an Indo-Canadian pornographic actress, businesswoman and model. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003 and was a contract star for Vivid Entertainment. Named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010, she has also played roles in independent mainstream films and television shows.

Bigg Boss 5 can’t get more controversial than this with the entry of adult film star. Her entry in the house is going to create too much drama and excitement for viewers and house mates as well specially the three male house mates.

Watch out if your boyfriend/husband has started watching Bigg Boss suddenly! 😉

Bigg Boss Season 5: It’s all about fights and more fights this season

If you have seen recent episodes of Bigg Boss Season 5, you can’t less agree with me that this show shouldn’t come with “Parental Guidance” as a word of caution but “Adult Content” warning. If you ask me to rate this show, then the word is “awful”. I believe, in fact, I am sure that contestants in this season are not 18 years and above. They are worse than 10 year olds. They pick fights on reasons that seem to be completely bizarre.

Before I sight examples of the fights and the reasons behind them, I would definitely like to draw your attention towards the season 1 of this controversial show, where we saw few normal verbal altercations between house inmates that you see happening around you in your regular life as well. However after 5 years it is clearly evident that the show and channel’s producers are so desperate to gain TRPs by hook or crook. So at the end it doesn’t even matter if they are hurting not Indian but “Human” sensibilities foremost.

The last Tuesday’s episode was horrifying to a limit where I just couldn’t hold back my jaw in shock and disgust both. Mahek Chahal was seen poking and irritating Akashdeep Saigal aka Sky and the next moment what I witnessed was far more controversial than expected. Sky just lost his mental control and hurled way too demeaning accusations on Mahek’s character. What followed was obviously Mahek’s retaliation to the comments by passing further degraded remarks on Sky’s character. And since that there has been nothing but characters assassination by those who were involved in the fight and obviously those who weren’t.

These inmates pick fights on getting less or not sharing enough food among each other. They have lost the basic common sense that exists in normal human beings. However I have my complete doubt that they are normal anymore. Agreed it is all scripted and they just do it for the sake of votes, but to this level of insanity!! Those who even try to get in between or sort out the arguments or fights get muddled up in the shit with everyone else.

Sadly the show has completely lost its original touch and concept which initially made it such a popular show.

So next time you tune in to the show, we have our warning sign below for you


What do Roadies, Bigg Boss, Emotional Atyachaar, Spiltsvilla, Comedy Circus have in common?

Whenever I even think about reality shows in India I can only think about getting embarrassed if I have to watch them with my parents. Yes, that is the bitter reality of reality shows and that’s what I’m going to talk about today [I’ll still end up on a positive note about few “healthy” reality shows which are on-air].

The first show that comes to my mind (and eyes, ear, tongue) is obviously Bigg Boss Season 5 as this is currently the most controversial and over-hyped reality show famous for its not-so-famous celebrities (amazing isn’t). The show has recently received lot of flak from its viewers as the 10 days old season have only one male contestant this time with 13 female contestants. Very interestingly one of the female contestants, Sonika Kaliraman recently made a voluntary exit as she couldn’t take the chaotic atmosphere in the show with all the cat fights among other housemates. iDubba also posted a tweet about the same on 3rd October, just after a day Bigg Boss was launched and proved clearly that these shows are indeed scripted to get attention and apparently gain TRPs. The show has now got another male contestant actor Amar Upadhyay to give company to Shakti Kapoor, the solo male member in the house. Of course we can expect more male contestants coming in with its “wild card” entries. The show has always been in debate as they keep or remove any contestant to manage their TRPs.

Emotional Atyachaar is another show that has raised some eyebrows as they have shown adultery and disloyalty to an extent that I can’t remember even one episode where the so called “Suspect” came out clean. It is funny how my couple friends talk about their relationship and say to each other in a rather light manner-

Don’t you dare go anywhere without informing me otherwise I will have EMOTIONAL ATYACHAAR test conducted on you

Roadies (Roadies season-9 coming soon) and Splitsvillaon MTV were few of my favourites that I followed religiously. However these shows have depicted violence, ensuing abuses, inappropriate sexual content so much in the last few seasons that I can’t remember when I switched to MTV Channel last time to tune in to these shows.

Language is another problem that these reality shows have these days. I remember switching to Comedy Circus ka Naya Daurthat is aired on SONY channel currently when I was having a nice Sunday breakfast with my dad. The obscene language and remarks used by the contestants, which is supposedly aim to make others laugh, made me leave the room with a disgust feeling for the show. I missed the clean and wonderful jokes that the original “Laughter Challenge” had, that gave us some incredible stand up comedians like Sunil Pal, Ahsaan Qureshi, Raju Srivastava and Bhagwant Mann.

There was one positive impact that I could find was that there are few dating shows that have helped LGBT community by featuring gay couples and showcasing to Indian society that we need to come out of our mind shackles soon.

In midst of all these shows I could find one show, Axe ur Ex on Channel V that I can enjoy with a great laugh and without worrying about obscenity. This show has concept of irritating (to hell) the ex boyfriend/girlfriend with some great ideas that are harmless and fun to watch.

There are many popular shows that sell and cash on adultery, violence, sex and fraud. Most of the reality shows in India are poor imitation of their foreign counterparts from where the ideas are adopted and used blindly in India. These fail to gain TRPs normally and thus thrive on controversies and scripted plots. However if we look closer we can definitely have shows with less embarrassment for us to watch along with parents or kids.

Any one who wants to play Devil’s advocate here?

Proof that Bigg Boss 5 is scripted!

BiggBoss tweet

On 3rd of Oct, just after a day Bigg Boss started, iDubba got to know from an insider that Sonika Kaliraman is in the show for only a week. Above tweet which iDubba did on 3rd of Oct is a proof of same.

Sonika Kaliraman

Now, as expected we saw yesterday that Sonika was given this opportunity to leave the house and happily excepted that citing the reason as “turbulent environment in the ‘Bigg Boss’ house”.

Proof is in front of you friends, all of this is scripted to get maximum attention from press and people. Stories are scripted and viewers are made to believe that all of it is reality.

But we all watch the show, isn’t ;)?