Revisiting Bigg Boss, the baap of all reality shows

However, soon wisdom came calling, and people did not really fight without a cause (though the house does give many reasons to fight). In the last season, we even saw Sidharth Shukla being defended by the makers after he got physical. View this post on Instagram

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Going back in time, season one was probably the best of the lot as whatever the housemates did, seemed like a surprise. And now, we feel Bigg Boss is incomplete without Bhaijaan. The housemates were boring, disinterested and lacked the passion. Well, we definitely are! While all these did add to the masala element, nothing can beat Swami Om’s infamous presence in BB 10. The season, however, was won by Sidharth Shukla. And after a failed season, Bigg Boss 13 went on to break all records. If controversies were not enough to create drama, another strategy that has worked is, of course, romance. (Photo: YouTube/colorstv)When Bigg Boss launched in 2006 on Sony TV for the first time, very few had an idea what it would turn out to be. It’s been ages, but in case you don’t remember, the first season was hosted by Arshad Warsi. The season will be remembered for having the most interesting lot of people, but strangely public voting made TV bahu Juhi Parmar the winner. The season will also be remembered for how Gautam Gulati was isolated by the housemates, but that helped him connect with fans and helped him take home the trophy. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


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salman khan The show also brought him an added fan following, and changed his ‘bad boy image’. The initial seasons saw people from different walks of life being pitted against each other. With names like Sidharth Shukla, Rashami Desai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Paras Chabra among others, the season looked promising from the start. Also read | Bigg Boss 14: Everything you should know about Salman Khan’s show
We soon had marriages being planned on the show and past lovers being brought face to face. Prince Narula and Kishwer Merchantt in Bigg Boss 9. Also, making some tall claims, the makers also brought in WWE champ The Great Khali as a wild card contestant. But given the close association and the fat cheque, Khan has stayed back. We can’t really complain as this works for the makers, given these actors’ popularity and recall value. And it definitely is more than well when you wake up to finally see your longstanding dream being fulfilled! Fresh from the win of Celebrity Big Brother, Shilpa Shetty came in next, followed by Shehenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan. However, season 4 came as a breath of fresh air for all Bigg Boss fans. Interestingly, Shah Rukh Khan was the first choice as a host for makers. It’s one of the few reality shows where you don’t actually need talent to win. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. While a few have tried to stand up to him, at the end, Salman has the last word on the show. While it started just as an attraction, post the show, Prince wooed Yuvika, and today, the two are happily married. In the later part of the show’s journey, controversies took a new turn altogether. Remember how Karishma Tanna and gang started the trend of using chilli powder against the opposing team? An adaptation of Dutch reality show Big Brother, the show tests the survival capabilities of a person. And the opposite happened in the next season. Written by Sana Farzeen
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October 3, 2020 10:26:42 am

Salman Khan will once again be hosting the new season of Bigg Boss. The initial seasons only became popular because of the many infamous fights. It even moved channels in 2008 (season 2), when it started airing on Colors, and has been a part of its programming till now. However, with time, things got predictable. Similarly, season 6 also had an atrangi lot, be it Imam Siddiqui, Sapna Bhavnan, Dinesh Lal Yadav or Gulabi Gang leader Sampat Pal Devi. The contestants in season 8 also took tasks seriously, or rather too seriously. As the countdown to Bigg Boss 2020 begins, we decided to revisit the previous seasons of the controversial reality show. And then came a dhamaka in season 10. Yes, Sara Khan and Ali Merchant took their wedding vows inside the Bigg Boss house. He not only adds his inimitable style and charm to the show, but he is the only host who can scold and joke around with celebrities at the same time. Salman Khan joined in the fourth season, and this seems to be a forever association. However, the dark horses of the show turned out to be Shehnaaz Gill and Asim Riaz. But given her popularity, Urvashi Dholakia took home the trophy. So well, thoda pyaar and a lot of takraar makes Bigg Boss a show that you might love, or hate but certainly can never ignore. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Oh, and did you know, Pamela Anderson was also a guest in the season (go, Google it now). Few celebs who were struck by cupid include Aaryan Vaid- Anupama Verma, Gauahar Khan-Kushal Tandon, Tanishaa Mukerji-Armaan Kohli, Puneesh Sharma-Bandgi Kalra, Asim Riaz-Himanshi Khurana, Upen Patel-Karishma Tanna among others. While he just lazed around the house during his stay, given his popularity, he even reached the finale. So now lets all of us happily celebrate a great victory and happy ending for the show that made our boy truly stand out!.. Bigg Boss is usually termed as the ‘most controversial’ reality show. Overall, this was one of the worst seasons in recent times. There have been numerous occasions when there have been reports of him quitting the show. Tonight, a fresh new season of Bigg Boss is set to hit the small screen. After all, it’s the janta who you need to impress, and what they like or don’t like, well, that’s still a mystery! The next two seasons were forgettable, to say the least. However, Dutt just went on to look like a disinterested prop placed beside Khan. While initially the series started with a humble setting, over the years, the house has undergone significant makeovers with a lot of luxuries provided to the housemates. However, in the last few years, the show has been dominated by television stars. In all his interviews, Salman Khan has mentioned how he too feels stressed out throughout the journey of Bigg Boss. Which we are sure has been truly satisfying for everybody who has been a part of #Sidhearts as well as all those lovely well-wishers who have supported him throughout! Excited much? Bigg Boss 13 also for the first time had a contestant’s (Arhaan Khan) past being revealed by host Salman Khan on national television. Kamya and Sangram even created a record of staying inside a box for a very long time. While they soon got divorced, the televised wedding created quite a furore. Even with an elephant’s memory, it’s hard to recall a highlight from season 2, while the following season will only be remembered for KRK’s atrocious behaviour. Both of them were real and that made them relatable to the audience. After Anderson, the makers seemed to be taken by the firang factor, as season 5 not only had controversial cricketer Andrew Symonds but also former adult star Sunny Leone entering as wildcards. While Shilpa Shinde took home the trophy, Hina Khan is still considered to be the ‘real winner’ of the season. Wanting to do the same for his good friend Sanjay Dutt, Salman had got him to co-host Bigg Boss 5. Manveer Gurjar, Manu Punjabi, Swami Om and Priyanka Jagga created a storm with their fearless attitude. Though relationships formed in the Bigg Boss have not managed to survive the real world, that has not stopped contestants from falling in love. While Gauahar Khan and Tanishaa Mukerji were frontrunners from the start, Kamya Punjabi, Kushal Tandon and Sangram Singh gave them a tough fight. Over the years, many celebrities have entered Bigg Boss. Interestingly, even experts haven’t been able to crack the winning strategy for this show. Even with big names like Dipika Kakar, Sreesanth, Srishty Rode, season 12 turned out to be a dull affair. This was probably the first season, where the housemates took tasks seriously. Be it their fights, feelings for Sidharth and Himanshi, respectively, or just plain entertainment, the two are still a favourite for fans. #TeamSidharthShukla #SidharthShukla #RealSid
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Apart from celebrities, Bigg Boss also makes quite a noise due to its much-loved host Salman Khan. While not many really managed to impress, Gurjar went on to win the show. (Photo: YouTube/colorstv)
And then came another blockbuster season with some really strong players. Sunny Leone was a contestant of Bigg Boss 5. However, given he was recovering from an injury, the makers went to Salman. With super boring contestants, who forced the drama, the less said the better. One of the best castings in the history of Bigg Boss, each contestant added a different flavour, and together they ensured a ‘mast’ season. While many shocked fans with their behaviour, some managed to win hearts. A few celebrities also revived their careers through the show, while others soon vanished. Be it KRK throwing a bottle at Rohit Verma, Dolly Bindra’s ‘baap pe mat jaana’ to Pooja Missra taking on the whole house is season 5. Be it Amit Sadh crying over a coffee mug, Kashmera Shah and Rakhi Sawant’s catfights to Rahul Roy shedding his ‘Aashiqui’ image, the season was a treat to watch. (Photo: ColorsTV)
After a long time, season 11 turned out to be a cracker of a season with the likes of Hina Khan, Vikas Gupta, Shilpa Shinde, Arshi Khan, Hiten Tejwani being locked inside the house. The show had everything – fights, drama, love, tears and for the first time, a marriage on national television. And oh boy, did they make the most of the opportunity! There’s not much to talk about season 9, apart from the fact that Prince Narula found his life partner Yuvika Chaudhary in the Bigg Boss house. For the first time, the doors of Bigg Boss house were opened for commoners.