Bigg Boss Controversies, Reality Show & TRP
On the basis of today’s Television prevailing conditions, talent is not what always people search for. To raise TRPs, shows comes with storms and T.V. masala. And, if you haven’t thought of Bigg Boss till now, then you might have been living under the rock. In the last 12 years ( Since First episode : 3 November 2006), Bigg Boss has made sure, with every possible way, that people are hanging around their television sets from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.(Sometimes 10:00-11:00 pm)
There are several types of controversies, fights, and romance happened in the house of Bigg Boss which has made the way to the media for a long time. The celebrities have not only gained popularity but also have bagged leading roles in daily opera and movies. There always has been a popular thing that occurred in every Bigg Boss season and made it a popular reality show of all time. Let’s know more about these top bigg boss controversies one by one.
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List of Top Bigg Boss Controversies
1st Season of Bigg Boss
AIRED: 2006 from 3rd Nov 2006 to 26 Jan 2007
Contestants: Rahul Roy, Carol Gracias, Ravi Kishan, Rakhi Sawant, Amit Sadh, Rupali Ganguly, Baba Sehgal, Ragini Shetty, Deepak Tijori, Anupama Verma, Aryan Vaid, Kashmira Shah, Deepak Parashar, Bobby Darling, and Salil Ankola
Winner: Rahul Roy
Controversy: Season 1 was circling around Rakhi Sawant and Kashmira Shah's catfight every time. Everything and everyone was unnoticeable when Rakhi opened her mouth. Kashmira was a game changer who entered the house with a plan and turned contestants against Rakhi Sawant.
At first, they were good to each other but ended up as enemies. Luckily, in the fourth week, Rakhi Sawant got evicted and came back to the house with family gifts for housemates. Soon people got to know that she lied about receiving gifts from the family members and was wedged in her mesh.This is how first controversy of bigg boss house born
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2nd Season of Bigg Boss
Aired: 2008 from 21st Aug 2008 to 22nd Nov 2008
Host: Shilpa Shetty.
Contestants: Ahsaan Qureshi, Elina Wadiwala, Ashutosh Kaushik, Debojit Saha, Diana Hayden, Jade Goody, Ketaki Dave, Monica Bedi, Payal Rohatgi, Rahul Mahajan, Raja Chaudhary, Rakhi Tandon, Sambhavna Seth, Sanjay Nirupam, and Zulfi Syed
Winner: Ashutosh Kaushik
Controversy: Who can forget Rahul Mahajan’ s attempt to run out of the Bigg Boss house by jumping the wall? He tried his hard to woo Pooja Bedi but she did not reciprocate so later he made Payal Rastogi his target. Although Payal revealed that she was in a relationship with Rahul Mahajan when they were in the Bigg Boss house, Rahul did hit her twice.
This show didn’t end the controversy here but there was another couple who made headlines for their romance. Shweta Tiwari's ex-husband Raja Chaudhary and Sambhavana Seth were first got popular for abusing each other and then for their romance on the show.
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3rd Season of the Bigg Boss
Aired: 4th oct 2009 to 26th dec 2009
Host: Amitabh Bachchan
Contestants: Ismail Darbar, Sherlyn Chopra, Kamal Rashid Khan, Poonam Dhillon, Bakhtiyaar Irani, Tanaaz Irani, Vindu Dara Singh, Aditi Gowitrikar, Jaya Sawant, Shamita Shetty, Claudia Ciesla, Rohit Verma, and Raju Srivastav, Vinod Kambli, Pravesh Rana
Winner: Vindu Dara Singh
Controversy: This season was mostly in news and thanks to Kamal R Khan for that. He was in the news for throwing a lot of bad temper inside the Bigg Boss house. He threw a bottle on Rohit Verma in a fight which misguidedly hit Shilpa Shetty's sister, Shamita Shetty. Consequently, he was thrown out of the house the same night. Now this explains KRK's behavior and useless movie reviews.
4th Season of Bigg Boss
Aired: 3rd oct 2010 to 8th Jan 2011.
Host: Salman Khan
Contestants: Aanchal Kumar, Abbas Kazmi, Ashmit Patel, Ali Saleem, Devinder, Hrishant Goswami, Manoj Tiwari, Rahul Bhatt, Sakshi Pradhan, Samir Soni, Sara Khan, Seema Parihar, Shweta Tiwari, and Princess Veena Malik as main contestants. Later on, the Great Khali replaced Devinder and Dolly Bindra came as a wild card entry.
Winner: Shweta Tiwari
Controversy: This season was all about drama and being extra. TV actress Sara Khan and Ali Merchant was convinced to get married and were paid Rs 50 lakh for that. Fun fact, they were already married which was considered forbidden. But who cares about law or marriage when it comes to controversies and getting TRP’s (Pun Intended). Later, the viewers supposed that the whole marriage was just a publicity stunt.
Well, this was not the end! Veena Malik’s physical fight with Ashmit Patel collected some huge number of TRP’s. Later on, being the spotlight of all drama, shouting, and fights, Dolly Bindra stole the show. At first, she was the loudest and dominating contestant of Bigg Boss. She had also abruptly accused Shweta Tiwari of various indecent works.
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5th Season of Bigg Boss
Aired: 2nd Oct 2011 to 7th Jan 2012.
Contestants: Nihita Biswas, Pooja Bedi, Shonali Nagrani, Shakti Kapoor, Shraddha Sharma, Mandeep Bevli, Raageshwari, Vida Samadzai, Mahek Chahal, Sonika Kaliraman Pooja Misrra, Gulabo Sapera, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Juhi Parmar, Amar Upadhyay, Siddharth Bhardwaj, Akashdeep Saigal, and Sunny Leone
Winner: Juhi Parmar
Controversy: This season was a little low for TRP’s. In spite of several fights between Mahek Chahal and Akashdeep, it collected the least amount of controversies. Salman supports Mahek throughout the season, which stimulated her overconfidence. Later, Akashdeep threatened Mahek that he will disclose her past on the national Television and fight kept getting uglier.
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6th Season of Bigg Boss
Aired: 7th Oct 2012 and ended on 12th Jan 2013.
Contestants: Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sana Khan, Vrajesh Hirjee, Sampat Pal Devi, Urvashi Dholakia, Aashka Goradia, Dinesh Lal Yadav, Delnaaz Irani, Sapna Bhavnani, Aseem Trivedi, Rajeev Paul, Sayantani Ghosh, Niketan Madhok, Karishma Kotak, Kashif Qureshi, Mink Brar, Vishal Karwal, Imam Siddique and Santosh Shukla
Winner: Urvashi Dholakia
Controversy: Season 6 was not in the news as much as it was before. But there was a commoner named Kashif Qureshi who was the whole sole reason for this season’s TRP. After media digging, they discovered that Kashif was a friend of Salman since Wanted and was in the house without an audition. Another contestant Imam Siddique asserted that Salman is payable to him. Also, Sapna Bhavnani, a hairstylist, blamed Salman Khan of being a 'serial woman-beater'.
7th Season of Bigg Boss
Aired: 15th Sept 2013 to 28 Dec 2013.
Contestants: Tanisha Mukerji, VJ Andy, Ratan Rajput, Gauhar Khan, Shilpa Sakhlani, Apoorva Agnihotri, Kamya Panjabi, Hazel Keech, Kushal Tandon, Rajat Rawail , Sangram Singh, Elli Avram, Elli Avram, Pratyusha Banerjee, Anita Advani Asif Azim, Vivek Mishra, Ajaz Khan, Candy Brar and Sofia Hayat
Winner: Gauhar Khan
Controversy: The show was popular because of many controversies ranging from the fight between Sofia Hayat and Armaan Kohli for which he got arrested, Armaan Kohli's affair with Tanisha Mukherjee which shaped issues in her family, Tanisha’s violent behavior on the show, and Kushal Tandon & Gauhar Khan’s relationship. Kushal was thrown out of the house for attacking Andy in support of Gauhar Khan when Andy passed a bad comment on Gauhar.
8th Season of Bigg Boss
Aired: 21st Sept 2014 to 3rd Jan 2014.
Contestants: Sonali Raut, Karishma Tanna, Upen Patel, Soni Singh, Arya Babbar, Diandra Soares, Sushant Divgikar, Gautam Gulati , Sukirti Kandpal, Praneet Bhat, Natasa Stankovic, Minissha Lamba, Deepshikha Nagpal, Puneet Issar, Pritam Singh RJ, Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Dimpy Ganguly and Nigaar Khan
Winner: Gautam Gulati
Controversy: In this season, Diandra's so-called affair with Gautam Gulati kept viewers engaged, but Diandra's pregnancy rumor was a shocker. It was said that she was pregnant with Gautam's child. Apart from this, Ali Quli Mirza scaled the roofs to run away from the Bigg Boss house and was ended up getting slapped by Sonal Raut for passing unsuitable remarks. Later on, Aarya Babbar's confessed that Minissha Lamba was his girlfriend in the past that didn’t get her much attention.
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9th Season of Bigg Boss
Aired: 11th Oct 2015
Contestants: Digangana Suryavanshi, Prince Narula, Roopal Tyagi , Kishwar Merchant, Suyyash Rai, Aman Verma, Rimi Sen, Yuvika Chaudhary, Vikas Bhalla, Mandana Karimi, Rochelle Rao, Ankit Gera, Keith Sequeira, Arvind Vegda, Rishabh Sinha, Puneet Vashist, Kawaljeet Singh, Priya Malik, Nora Fatehi and Gizele Thakral
Winner: Prince Narula.
Controversy: It was another less controversial season in which contestant Kishwer Merchant was made to walk like Dog by Rishabh Sinha for three hours, during a task. It was not just offensive but heartless too.
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10th Season of Bigg Boss
Aired: 16th Oct 2016 and ended on 29th Jan 2017.
Contestants: Swami Om, Lopamudra Raut, Manveer Gurjar, Nitibha Kaul, Rohan Mehra, Gurbani Judge, Lokesh Kumari Sharma, Karan Mehra, Akanksha Sharma, Manu Punjabi, Gaurav Chopra, Priyanka Jagga, Rahul Dev, Navin Prakash, Antara Biswas aka Monalisa, Jason Shah, Elena Kazan, and Sahil Anand
Winner: Manveer Gurjar
Controversy: It was one of the most controversial seasons of all time. In this season, Priyanka Jagga was kicked out of the house by Salman Khan for saying vicious things to Monalisa and Lopamudra Raut. And it was just the start of nasty things. Swami Om threw his urine on co-contestants Bani J and Rohan for which he also got kicked out by the makers of the show. In a fight, Bani J strangled Lopamudra.
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11th Season of Big Boss
Aired: 1st Oct 2017 and ended on 14th Jan 2018.
Contestants: Hiten Tejwani, Luv Tyagi, Mehjabi Siddiqui, Lucinda Nicholas, Sabyasachi Satpathy, Sapna Choudhary, Sshivani Durga, Priyank Sharma, Benafsha Soonawalla, Akash Dadlani, Jyoti Kumari, Bandgi Kalra, Arshi Khan, Hina Khan, Puneesh Sharma Shilpa Shinde, Vikas Gupta, Zubair Khan, and Pooja Jain.
Winner: Shilpa Shinde
Controversy: This season was the dramatic one of all. It divided the audience into two teams as some were crazy for Hina Khan while other were for Shilpa Shinde. It had a number of fights and competitions between the two. But there was one more contestant who was helping to make the show popular- Zubair Khan. He attempted suicide on the show because Salman Khan darned him for using offensive language against the women in the house. He also declared that Salman threatened him to not leave the house. Salman Khan also called him a dog on a live episode but later asked for forgiveness saying, " I am really sorry to all the dogs of this world." Ouch!!!
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12th Season of Bigg Boss
Aired: 16th Sept 2018.
Contestants: Karanvir Bohra, Sourabh Patel, Shivashish Mishra, Dipika Kakkar, Romil Chaudhary, Nirmal Singh, Neha Pendse , Anup Jalota, Jasleen Matharu, Srishty Rode , Somi Khan, Saba Khan, Deepak Thakoor, Urvashi Vani, Kriti Verma, Roshmi Banik, S. Sreesanth, and Surbhi Rana as contestants.
Winner: Not Declared
Controversy: Till now season 12 is going smoothly but we really hope Khan Sisters manage to keep their cool. Let's watch this season more to know about controversies that are waiting for us because Bigg Boss is the one platform which survives on controversies and Weird things. It adds a lot of drama to the viewer's life for at least three months.
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