Too much of Sidharth Shukla is killing the fun on Bigg Boss 14

We understand the makers are trying to cash in on the last season’s winner’s popularity; however, it is a temporary stay. Shukla, who seems to really like Nikki Tamboli, also manipulated her into giving up essentials and calling it truce with other inmates. And this will make it difficult for the freshers to reconnect with viewers once these seniors leave.×1.png
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October 10, 2020 8:03:50 am

Sidharth Shukla has completely overshadowed Bigg Boss 14 contestants. (Photo: PR Handout)Has it happened to you that while watching Bigg Boss 14, you suddenly expected Shehnaaz Gill to enter or a shirtless Asim Riaz just pass by in the garden area? They could have waited, and if needed, got the seniors a few weeks later to spice up things. Now we all had an idea that Bigg Boss loves Sidharth Shukla. ‘Sid Island’ as the task was called had him being wooed by all the ladies of the house. During the premiere, they decided which housemate they wanted to accept and reject, and even got them to do some silly tasks in order to get an entry in the main house. And same seems to be the case with Sidharth Shukla. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


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Sidharth Shukla During the first task, he was seen advising Jasmin Bhasin not to support Abhinav Shukla. And as already informed by host Salman Khan, after a grace period of 14-days, these seniors will choose which contestants get to go ahead in the game. With the show once again revolving around Sidharth Shukla, the latest season looks nothing but an extension of the last one. While he has added entertainment to the season, we have already seen it all last year (and the first two months of this year too). Bigg Boss 2020 kickstarted with a fresh format earlier this month. Fights, romance, fun – everything involves him. Three former champions – Gauahar Khan, Hina Khan and Sidharth Shukla were brought in as ‘Toofani Seniors’ to mentor the ‘Fresher’ batch. Now Shehzad had every right to have fun or even add his own twist, but it seems like Sidharth believes he has become the real ‘boss’ on the show. @beingsalmankhan #BiggBoss #BiggBoss2020 @plaympl @realsidharthshukla @jasminbhasin2806 @saragurpals @pavitrapunia_ @rubinadilaik @nikki_tamboli
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Anything that’s a little too much often ends up doing more harm than good. The decision to get him only makes you realise that makers might have been too desperate to get the audience hooked on to the show. View this post on Instagram

#BB14 ke Sid-Island pe hui khoob saari masti aur badha taapmaan!🔥 Dekhiye #BiggBoss14 tonight at 10:30 PM. The audience wanted to see Bigg Boss 14 with a fresh and different lot, and not a sequel to the previous seasons. The Khan ladies step back whenever needed and let contestants play a game, but the Bigg Boss 13 winner is often seen meddling with their strategies. And the creative team smartly got a task to revolve around him. The initial few days is the biggest chance that housemates get to win the audience’s hearts. First things first, the biggest drawback of having Sidharth Shukla once again reign over the Bigg Boss house is that the freshers are not getting to make a connection with the audience. This is when most favourites are chosen, and given that Shukla ji is at the forefront, these contestants are not getting a chance to shine or even be seen. He got them to flirt with him and even try their sensuous best to get his attention. Even if it was a way to get her into their good books, he shouldn’t become the driving force. And then his favouritism took over as he lashed out at Shehzad Deol for trying to spoil Nikki Tamboli’s game. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. (Photo: PR Handout)
While the other two seniors – Hina Khan and Gauahar Khan have taken the chance to show off their fashion and makeup skills, Sidharth Shukla is clearly not out of his competitive mode. And we all know how important it is to make these alliances. While it’s not new to have past contestants coming in as guests to share their pearls of wisdom and experience, this time it has suddenly become all about them. While Bhasin would have anyway lost the task, she even lost a chance to team up with the boys after she followed her friend’s advice.