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Swami Agnivesh to enter reality show 'Bigg Boss'

Last updated on: November 7, 2011 21:09 IST

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Onkar Singh in New Delhi

Saffron-clad social activist Swami Agnivesh, who had a bitter fallout with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, has agreed to be a part of reality show 'Bigg Boss' which is into its fifth season.

According to Agnivesh's close aide Manu Singh, the activist is likely to enter the 'Bigg Boss' house Tuesday.

Manu Singh a close associate of Swami Agnivesh confirmed that Agnivesh was going to be a part of the programme. He is said to be making a guest appearance for a short duration.

"They have been in touch with me for last fifteen days or so. At one stage I decided not to join the programme but they insisted that I should make an appearance and appeal to the youth of India and seek their involvement in anti-corruption and a number of other issues," Agnivesh told rediff.com.

With inputs from PTI

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Agnivesh, who has been watching the programme for the last few days said, "I am deeply disappointed with the nature of discussions in the programme and the catfights between the inmates of the house. I have been given the task of improving the level of discussions and to change its tone and tenor.

Agnivesh was in the eye of a storm soon after Hazare's hunger strike when a video surfaced in which he was seen talking to an unidentified person asking him to deal strongly with the Gandhian. This led to his estrangement from Team Anna.

He will be the fifth male inmate to be part of the 'Bigg Boss' house, which is dominated by female contestants like Pooja Bedi, Juhi Parmar, Shonali Nagrajan, Mehak Chahal among others. The swami will make an unlikely contestant on the show, which is popular for the cat-fights among the members of the house.



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