Bigg Boss 6 started out with plenty of expectations from the crowd puller. Given its history as a reality show that delivers the goods, through the wild antics of its dubious list of housemates, Bigg Boss 6 was set to sizzle in its sixth season. Except some where down the line it fizzled to almost nothing. I admit i love all things crass and tacky and there’s nothing like curling up in bed to watch the madness unravel. But Bigg Boss 6 had none of sleaze quotient of a Payal Rohatgi and a Rahul Mahajan or the sheer delight of Rakhi Sawant’s ‘Oh Jeejus’ nor did it have the street charms of Dolly Bindra yelling her tonsils out.
Bigg Boss 6 settled down to being a sad version of its former self. Between Navjot Singh Sidhu’s sanctimonious advice to pseudo activism, it was a all big fat bore. So it’s no wonder that the show’s producers got a reality check (pun intended) and decided they need to manufacture some sleaze. In quick succession, there followed a mad man read Imam Siddiqui who probably could have picked a fight with the squirrels outside, a lie detector test on the lines of Sach Ka Saamna, so called lesbian love affair rumours fuelled by Sana Khan and Aashka Goradia, unisex bedrooms with ex flames Niketan and Karishma touted to be sharing the same bed, divorced couple Delnaaz and Rajev’s dirty linen being watched in public.
But the point fellow watchers of Bigg Boss is that this current lot of social misfits are not organically sleazy. It has to come from deep within. So the producers of Bigg Boss 6 have their work cut out for them because these monkeys just wont ring the cash registers!