Notwithstanding the “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” central theme this time, clearly, ‘Bigg Boss 6’ = not so alag che

Take a recently divorced celebrity couple, put them in a no-escape house, pit them against each other and voila! You have the perfect concoction for an interesting drama on primetime television. TV actors Rajeev Paul and Delnaaz Irani are easily the ones to watch out for on the newest offering from the ‘Bigg Boss’ stable.

The now sulking-then emotional couple are generating the expected buzz on ‘Bigg Boss 6’, with the show’s loyal audience already following the cameras’ every move to see if they patch up. Nothing less than a sob-sob Bollywood movie, the relationship saga spews every emotion and twist in the book guaranteed to make the likes of Ekta Kapoor proud. The couple’s emotional rollercoaster has able regulators among the inmates, with some of them trying to bring in the right direction to their relationship.

Adding a dash of diversity to the house are controversial cartoonist-journalist Aseem Trivedi, women’s rights activist and Gulabi gang leader Sampat Pal, eccentric celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani and former cricketer and motor mouth Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is currently doling out titbits of his adarsh (principles) on the show.

There is also an on-and-off love story in which the showmakers may have sensed potential. So models Niketan Madhok and Karishma Kotak try keeping their story under wraps, but cannot stop talking about it with their newfound friends while covering the mike.

“Being invisible” cost two guests their places in the house — Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Yadav and TV actor Sayantani Ghosh. Host Salman Khan minced no words when he made jibes at “the lack of entertainment” Ms. Ghosh provided to the audience during her stay in the house. He went as far as to gift her a watch to “become visible using it, just like in (the blockbuster Anil Kapoor-starrer) Mr. India.”

This brazen show is obviously for those who can make some noise, literally (with Sampat Pal and actor Urvashi Komolika Dholakia leading the pack).

Notwithstanding the “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” central theme this time, clearly, ‘Bigg Boss 6’ = not so alag che.

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