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'There is no decency left in Bigg Boss 4'

Last updated on: December 7, 2010 16:40 IST

'There is no decency left in Bigg Boss 4'

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Sonil Dedhia in Mumbai

Love it or hate it, there's no denying that Bigg Boss 4 is entertaining.

It's like witnessing a train wreck -- though horrifying, you simply cannot tear your eyes away from the sight.

With so many controversies and colourful inmates, including buxom beauty Pamela Anderson, who stayed only for three days, the show has definitely caught the attention of everyone, including former housemates of the earlier seasons of Bigg Boss.

Here's what they have to say about the latest season. Carol Gracious goes first.

Do you think Bigg Boss 4 is bigger and better?

I don't watch it regularly so I don't know if it has become bigger or better. I think a reality show with this format cannot really get any better. There is a mix of interesting characters inside the house and I feel some of them make noise just for the cameras. Everyone is doing everything for the camera. It's weird to watch people talking to themselves in front of the camera.

In my opinion, a talent hunt show does get better over the seasons.

Should Bigg Boss be banned?

I am no one to comment on this. Though there have been problems, I'm sure the channel and the producers have taken all necessary measures to run the show smoothly.

What do you think of Salman Khan as the host?

Salman Khan is just fantastic. I watch the show for him. That said, for me Arshad Warsi was the best host. It was the first season and he hosted it beautifully. He was funny and spontaneous. If I were to rank them on a scale of 1 to 10, it would be Arshad, Salman, Amitabh Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty.

Who do you think will win Bigg Boss 4?

As I said, I am not following the show so I really can't comment who will win it.


Image: Carol Gracias
Photographs: courtesy Matrix Models
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Do you think Big Boss 4 is bigger and better?

Definitely. It has become better but yes they can never replace characters like Rakhi Sawant and me.

As far as TRP is concerned, I think this year's Bigg Boss is not going to leave any stone unturned to make it the best. It started off a little boring, but once Dolly came on board, the whole thing changed. I enjoyed Dolly's presence on the show. Without doubt she has added all the masala needed to spice things up. I stopped watching when she got evicted.

Should Bigg Boss be banned?

I don't think it should be banned. This is not the first time contestants are using foul language or have acted in the way they have. When the contestants use foul language, it is beeped out.

Also, nobody is forcing people to watch it. The audience also acts so funny. On one hand, they say the show should be banned and on the other hand they like to talk about it. It is ridiculous to ban the show.

What do you think of Salman Khan as the host?

Salman is just fantastic. He is the best host of Bigg Boss. It is a treat to watch him. Amitabh Bachchan puts me to sleep. He looks good when he runs but not when he is running a show. I guess he was the most boring host Bigg Boss ever had.

Who do you think will win Bigg Boss 4?

Either Seema Parihar or Ashmit Patel.


Image: Kashmira Shah

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Do you think Bigg Boss 4 is bigger and better?

Yes it is more intelligent this year. It was a little cold when it started but once Dolly entered the house, all the contestants are either plotting or playing games. I feel contestants are enjoying their time inside the house.

Should Bigg Boss be banned?

I don't see any reason why it should. Vulgarity, obscenity and abusive language were there in all the previous seasons of Bigg Boss. If they had any problem, then they should have taken some action in the first season itself. On the other hand there are so many other shows on other channels that use foul language and also show obscenity. Why aren't they banned?

What do you think of Salman Khan as the host?

Salman Khan is very entertaining. He connects very well with the youth. I had been there twice --  once when the show was launched and another when Begum was eliminated. I had a gala time with him. I guess he is the best host on Bigg Boss so far.

Who do you think will win Bigg Boss 4?

I think Seema Parihar will win it. She is playing it beautifully and doesn't really get herself involved in any controversies.


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Do you think Bigg Boss 4 is bigger and better?

I don't think it is bigger or better. The audience has changed from the first season and people have matured. According to me these kinds of reality shows last for a maximum of 7 to 8 seasons. This year's Bigg Boss has changed the definition of a celebrity. There are a lot of mind games being played and contestants are more aware as these people have witnessed the previous 3 seasons. During my time everyone was new and didn't know what to expect.

Should Bigg Boss be banned?

I don't think there is a need to ban the show. Yes, I would agree that the abuses have increased and there a lot of fights, but these are expected. What I would suggest is that the production house should tone down the language and issue a warning to the contestants like they did in the previous seasons. You cannot allow the contestants to do anything they feel like doing just to increase TRP.

What do you think of Salman Khan as the host?

Every star brings his own persona to the show, and Salman Khan is no exception. He is definitely a very good host. I would not take away any credit from the previous hosts as they too did a fantastic job.

Who do you think will win Bigg Boss 4?

My vote goes to Seema Parihar. Irrespective of her background, she has been the most balanced person in the house. 


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Do you think Bigg Boss-4 is bigger and better?

I don't know if it has become bigger but it is definitely not better. I will say it has become worse. I guess this is the worst season of Bigg Boss. There is no decency left on the show.

We were also inside the house at one time and though there were goings on inside the house, it didn't not go to this extent. These people have lost their dignity. The way the contestants are behaving shows their true characters.

Should Bigg Boss be banned?

It should. But I don't think anyone can ban Bigg Boss. It has gained so much popularity and people today love to see what is going on in the show.

During our time we did have people who used abusive language but we were warned. This time the contestants have been given too much liberty. It is really a shame. Strict action should be taken.

What do you think of Salman Khan as the host?

Every host would bring their own flavour. During my time it was Amitabh Bachchan so the whole environment was a little formal and elegant. I don't think anyone can match his persona. He has his own charm.

On the other hand Salman, as we all know has this bindaas attitude, which also goes well with the show. He has his own style and he does it beautifully.

Who do you think will win Bigg Boss 4?

I guess Sameer Soni will win the show. He had been eliminated before so now he'll be extra careful. He is the most decent person from the lot.


Image: Ismail Darbar

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