What’s gone wrong with my favourite TV Channel Colours and my favourite TV show Bigg Boss this season, asked 21-year-old racing enthusiast Ravi Shetty. Like Ravi, thousands of Indians are asking probably the same question. While Salman Khan, aka Chulbul Pandey has done his best, something definitely seems to be lacking in Bigg Boss 4, reveal results of a snap telephonic poll conducted by content syndication firm Futuristic Media Network. Most Indians polled said they preferred the Big B and the inmates in Bigg Boss 3 as compared to the inmates this season. The poll was conducted by asking about 5000 random youth across the country for their feedback.
Says Editor of Futuristic Media Network and media analyst, Flynn Remedios, “After watching Big B, Amitabh Bachchan’s charismatic and dignified role as host of Bigg Boss 3, most Indians were expecting much much more in Bigg Boss 4. The expectation levels were further fuelled by the PR Blitz unleashed by the channel Colours in the days preceding the show. There were reports of Rajesh Khanna, Pamela Anderson, Shiney Ahuja, Neetu Chandra and several other big names as inmates of the house. However, what actually happened turned out to be much less than expected. We were left with a motley bunch of chors, dakus and a psycho who used filthy, abusive language on the first day in the house and had to be thrown out.”
“Last year, international model Claudia Ciesla (co-incidentally introduced to Bigg Boss 3 by Flynn Remedios) brought in the phirang and oomph element as well as added to the entertainment factor with her sometimes quixotic attempts at speaking and learning Hindi. Then there were stalwarts like comedian Raju Srivastava, Poonam Dhillon and Vindu Dara Singh who had a great fan-base and fan following both in rural and urban India. Sometimes I feel Salman Khan though brilliant, lacks the charisma and global appeal that the Big B brought to the previous season.”
Salman Khan is a super star, Big B is an enigma. His voice as host, during the last season was enough to send a shiver down most spines and inspire awe and admiration, while Sallu bhai’s voice though entertaining and funny is not awe inspiring. While Salman can definitely do really well in a movie like Dabaang or Wanted, Bigg Boss is not a movie. Reality TV on the small screen is very different from a cinemascope presentation. Besides Big B had a great fan following among the older audiences as well, opines Flynn Remedios, analysing the results of the poll.