By Jyothi Venkatesh
Ever since Bigg Boss 15 started streaming on Voot, the following participants have been evicted from the house. They are Urfi Javed, Zeeshan Khan, Ridhima Pandit and last but not the least, erstwhile secretary of Madhuri Dixit yaane ki Riku’s actor-son Karan Nath. The more connected you are with the other inmates the better the chances are you for survival in the house, says Karan Johar, who is often dubbed as khadoos on account of his disciplined attitude
From ridiculing and calling him out for his bias behavior to threatening to boycott Karan Johar for his obnoxious and nasty remarks on people who don’t belong to the industry, there have been extreme reactions. There have also been also complaints galore about how Karan who they feel has contributed greatly towards nepotism in the film industry today, about how the participants in the Bigg Boss on Voot are not given a fair chance to speak while as a host, as KJo only focuses primarily only on Shamita Shetty, Pratik Sehajpal & Neha Bhasin, as they happen to be his staunch favorites.
Since Day One, as a host, Karan Johar popularly known as KJo, people have been extremely annoyed with him for being nepotistic on the show. His soft-corner for Shamita Shetty is clearly visible when he interacts with her in front of all the other housemates, which doesn’t go well with fans and other housemates. In fact, many celebs watching the show from outside have called him out for being very very ‘biased.’
Like ex participant of Bigg Boss Sofia Hayat says, ‘Karan Johar is even worse not only in his films but also in Bigg Boss when compared to Salman Khan’. Sofia has even gone a step ahead and accused him of also promoting nepotism. Karan Johar has repeatedly reprimanded Divya Agarwal by reminding her that he is a host and she is a contestant, and he deserves respect. While Divya only wanted to get a chance to talk and express herself, Karan has often spoken to her rudely and asked her to ‘watch her tone and lower it.’ Fans have reminded KJo that what you give is what you get, and if he can’t respect the contestants, he doesn’t reserve the right to demand it just because he’s an industry kid and today’s head honcho of a movie production company!
Sofia Hayat adds, “Karan is promoting violence and nepotism… if this show were on in the UK, they would take it off-air immediately because it incites violent behavior and aggression. Karan is playing up to the old ways of insulting people to get high TRPs. It’s an old trick and also the same old staid formula of Bigg Boss. I ought to know this because I have been part of Bigg Boss once not so long ago”.
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While Ridhima says that she was never given adequate time to prove her worth, Karan Nath says that he wasn’t at all given a ‘fair chance.’ Karan also recollects a recent episode where Milind Gaba and Zeeshan Khan discussed that Karan Johar is biased as a host. Sharing his thoughts with the popular portal Telly Chakkar, Karan Nath says, “I don’t know whether Karan Johar is biased or not. I only feel that I was ignored. In fact, I’d say rather that I was not at all noticed. I am sad that when I did something good, it went unnoticed. I was trying to be good, but nobody wants to talk about the good part. He should have mentioned good things, too (on Weekend Ka Vaar). Even fans were unhappy with their eviction.
After Zeeshan Khan shared photos of his injury after eviction, fans trend ‘Bring back Zeeshan.’ One consistent thing about these tweets is fans declaring that KJo has been very unfair in dealing with contestants. In fact they point out that this has also made heroes out of big bullies Nishant and Prateek.Videos are circulating on social media showing Zeeshan Khan having an anxiety attack. Fans are quick enough to blame KJo for being the sole cause for deteriorating the health of Zeeshan. It now remains to be seen whether this by itself is a subtle trick or a sublime ploy by Zeeshan Khan to get into the cobweb of sympathy from the audiences or to get Karan Johar in a soup.
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Till the winner is crowned in the house at the end of the six weeks before Bigg Boss begins its tenure on Color Channel, you have no other alternative but just to put up with the kootchiecooing by Shamita Shetty and Raqesh Bapat, who are the soul mates according to them in the house. I salute Shamita Shetty for frankly confessing on national television that she is now 42 and she has had a bad relationship six years back, though she did not divulge the name of the person with whom she has had a relationship which turned sour.
On second thoughts, I think Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty are made for each other because both of them need good anchors for their lives. While Shamita has had a spate of affairs in the past but none of them was fruitful, Raqesh Bapat has had a bad marriage to Riddhi Dogra, which had ended in divorce, Like Shamita who could not succeed in spite of churning out a successful debut film like Mohabbat that too under the Yashraj banner, poor Raqesh Bapat also could not taste stardom earlier when he tried his hand at Hindi films and TV serials and later with Marathi films.
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Like Karan Johar clearly declared, I also feel that the Bigg Boss in Voot is also living up to its title as an OTT platform by the over the top antics of all its inmates right from the time the game started three weeks ago. Besides Raqesh and Shamita, Neha Bhasin who is seen giving singing lessons to her connection Pratik Sahejpal, with whom she is touted to have a romantic relationship in the house . Raqesh Bapat, Shamita Shetty, Akshara Singh, Millind Gaba, Nishant Bhat, Divya Agarwal and Muskan Jattana are the survivors who have not yet been evicted in the Bigg Boss. It now remains to be seen who is evicted in the next three weeks from the house.