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Readers' Choice: Who should be in Bigg Boss 5?

Last updated on: September 5, 2011 12:33 IST

Readers' Choice: Who should be in Bigg Boss 5?

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Yet another season of the alarmingly popular reality show Bigg Boss is upon us, and we asked you who you would like to see living in that constantly-monitored house.

Clearly you had a blast throwing in the different kinds of names to make up a spectacularly twisted list. Here it is:

Anna Hazare

Riding the popularity wave, Anna's inclusion in this list is a no-brainer.

And hey, he's likely to win the bigg prize as well, considering a) how unfashionable it is to say an unkind word about him, so the housemates will all play nice and b) going without fancy foods really won't matter to the fasting icon. Jai Anna.


Image: Anna Hazare

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Poonam Pandey

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She claimed she'd strip if the Indian cricket team won the World Cup, and the boys in blue did.

Pandey, however, suddenly played coy and took back her words, but clearly a lot of you, dear readers, are still interested in what this self-publicising model has to offer if she ever lives up to her promises.

Image: Poonam Pandey
Photographs: Courtesy NDTV Good Times
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Abhishek Bachchan

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As the only bonafide movie star on this list, Bachchan's not a bad call at all.

He'd get along well with the other housemates, can be funny and charming (at least when not in a movie), and has a wonderfully enthusiastic and encouraging father who will, through blogging and tweeting alone, ensure he never gets voted out.

Image: Abhishek Bachchan
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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Manoj Prabhakar

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Whoa. It's been a while since we thought about the seamer but clearly you have a better memory than we do, dear reader, and realise that sentiment is what works on a show like Bigg Boss.

Even before the match fixing controversy that tainted Prabhakar's own name, he wore his heart on his sleeve, a trait that would serve him really well when fake-crying for the cameras.

Image: Manoj Prabhakar
Photographs: Norma Godinho
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Mumaith Khan

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Who? Most of us would remember Mumaith Khan from the peculiar Dekh Le item number in the first Munnabhai film, but Google reminds us of remixed music videos and more item songs featuring this distractingly buxom young lady.

Obscure has-been item-girl? Full on Bigg Boss material.

Image: Mumaith Khan

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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The captain of the Indian team makes it to your list, dear readers, and while that sounds preposterous, it isn't that far fetched given the number of people currently unfairly baying for his blood.

Also, considering the number of personality types he manages in a dressing room, clearly he can handle divas and duds in enclosed spaces.

Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Photographs: Reuters
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Smriti Irani

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Interesting choice, this.

Clearly, dear readers, you miss watching this soap icon weep melodramatically on the idiot box, and want to see more of the Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi lady show the others just how professional crocodile tears can be.


Image: Smriti Irani

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Navjot Singh Siddhu

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With a turn of phrase even more colourful than his headgear, Navjot Sidhu would fit right into the Bigg Boss house.

His bizarre signature style would help in describing the inevitably loony antics around him, but god save the rest of the contestants if the man with the braying laugh finds something amusing while they're asleep.

Image: Navjot Singh Siddhu
Photographs: Still from The Great Indian Circus
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Baba Ramdev

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Possibly making this list because of his embarrassing recent escapade in women's clothing, the mysterious Swami could surely up the fitness quotient of the Bigg Boss household.

By encouraging them to heal themselves through breathing, he'd also be helping us by shutting them up for a while.

Image: Baba Ramdev

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Suresh Kalmadi

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I assume, readers, that you've thrown Mr Kalmadi into this list purely out of sadistic reasons, wanting to watch him suffer. Nicely done.

Image: Suresh Kalmadi
Photographs: Reuters
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