Will Salman Khan host Bigg Boss 6?

You might wonder that Big Boss just got over sometime back and we have started talking about Big Boss 6 already! Why? Well thanks to the latest buzz, there are reports that Salman Khan might not be hosting Big Boss 6.

Now let’s get back to the chain of events that has forced us to break this news to the audience. As you all know that Salman was the Host in Season 4 and his presence on the show helped the show shoot up its TRPs and the super success of the program incited the producers to rope in the heavyweight for the next season. And they did the same in the 5th season too. But this time he was accompanied by his close friend Sanjay Dutt. And hence Salman made limited appearances giving more opportunity for Sanjay Dutt to make his mark on TV.

Are there any reasons why Salman might not host it for the 3rd time? Well sometime back his name was dragged by the Season 5 contestants into various controversies. It was claimed that Salman showed favoritism with contestant Mahak Chahal which is why she remained in the show till the final episode. To make things worse Shakti Kapoor also had come out in the open against Salman Khan. The final blow was made by Actor Pooja Bedi, who spoke against Salman after the show got over and it added fuel to the fire. And guess what..? She was kept away from the grand finale.

Buzz has it that Salman and Sanjay both earlier wanted to co-host the 6th season of the show but now there seems to be a change in the plan. According to the latest news that is doing the rounds, Salman might not be a part of ‘Bigg Boss’. Rumour has it that the actor has asked his friend Sanjay to take charge as the host of the show. Big Boss 6 will be aired from Oct 1 2012 to Jan 6 2013.

So will Big Boss rule the TRP race without Salman Khan? Can Big Boss run successfully without the “Real Boss”? Time will only tell if Big Boss 6 will be a hit or a flop. Do let us know your views on the same.

Happy Viewing.

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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?

What it takes to be Bigg Boss house inmate?

Colors launched its most awaited reality show of the year, Bigg Boss (Season 5) with the punchline as “Double Vaat” (sounds more like Roadies punchline). This season promises to be 5 times more exciting as they have roped in Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan as hosts with 13 female and only 1 male contestant as house inmates (only time will tell). BigBoss with its famous controversies since last 4 seasons has not left any stone unturned this time as well to make it equally hyped.

The chemsitry of Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan guarantees “Double Dhamaal”. The first premiere has definitely managed to get good TRPs with the introduction of Shakti Kapoor as the only male contestant with other 13 female inmates which have names such as Pooja Bedi, Nihita Biswas (Wife of serial killer Charles Sobhraj), TV anchor Mandeep Bevli, 6-months pregnant wrestler Sonika Malik, Gulabo Sapera, Laxmi Narayan. Twitter’s top two trending keywords were #biggboss and #BB5 for two straight days.

So what do you expect with 13 beauties and 1 beast trapped in one house…more Drama and more controversies and arguably more TRPs for the channel. Just recently read on twitter @India Today that Nihita’s mother has lashed out at Mandeep as the latter ignited the conversation by asking “Did you have sex with Sobhraj?” to which Nihita was dumbfounded and tried to escape it but the next question was why did she marry him then. The first episode was 12 hours old when I read it.So one can think about the gravity of sensationalism the complete season will bring with it.

According to an insider, Sonika Kaliraman, the woman wrestler who is 6 months pregnant is going to be in the show for only 1 week! Is that true or just another cheap gimmick to gain popularity? We will have to wait for this one to check.

Yes right, we heard a lot bigger names like Jonty Rhodes, Mike Tyson, Shakira but seems will have to settle with overwhelming presence of girl power inside this mad house this time. Moreover, this also proves that much of money was already spent on Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan and producers might not have left with much steam to bring in these heavy weight contestants. Channel later on defended itself by saying that they never claimed these names.

Remain hooked to this space for more updates about the gossip, catfights, back-biting sessions, horrid fights and flirtatious encounters (if Shakti Kapoor manages one) happening inside BiggBoss’s house.

So finally “What it takes to be Bigg Boss house inmate?” – Our answer to the question is:

  • One needs to be out of work self proclaimed celebrity.
  • Or, married to a serial killer who is undergoing trial. Or a thief itself (remember Bunty who was disqualified in the first episode itself)
  • Nobody knows your name but you have been working for upliftment of women in India.
  • Or, if you can bitch endlessly or create a lot of drama leading to controversies.
Do you know some other qualities too?