Never has the incipience of nemesis been proven as potently as with the inclusion of Jade Goody in this BIGG Boss season 2 with Shilpa Shetty now as Boss when not so long ago the latter faced racial attacks of the crassiest level from the former at the Big Brother counterpart where Shilpa was a mere inmate. That it helped catapult Shilpa into a league of a Superstar internationally softens the incident drastically.
Reality shows are here to stay. Not an avid idiot box fan, I confess the show has its entertainment quotient graphed high even if it only serves to reflect that we savour our fellow humans making a rollicking spectacle of themselves as the lustful lure of ‘green’ beckons. There is no other sane explanation as to its popularity across the globe, across all demographics, cultures, ethos, countries.
There is a curious mix this season, multifarious mindsets, personalities and backgrounds all 14 of them imprisoned in this bivouac for the next 84 days or thereabouts, depending of course on the eviction each week. Not much interested in second guessing the winner what grabs me is the revelation of inner demons that so accurately surfaces as days go by, unfailingly.
Despite the noble intentions of the inmates on entering this convuluted albeit capacious House, their pugnacious self soon emerges, insiduously triggered by the format of the programme and the sly manoevuring of the programmers.
Two politicians make ther entry as well, which was one of the most surprising of all. Rahul mahajan, the recently divorced son of the late Promod Mahajan and Sanjay Nirupam, the spitfire politician who claims that it is an effort from his side to convey to us imbecilic masses that netas are human too and clean hearted (!)
Each of the contestants has a history that is controversial as much as infamous, yet it would be worthwhile to witness first hand how the devil slowly spins his web into their minds deviously transforming a cheery, boisterous, effervescent motley group into a scheming, devising, politicking lot where mere survival at the House dictates every move, making selfish insecure concerns demolish their beatific demeanours so eagerly displayed on arrival.
Raja Chowdhury the estranged husband of Shweta Tiwari whose only claim to fame has been just the aforementioned link, didnt lose time in exposing his traits. Believe it or not his first sentence to ketaki dave on enetering the home was he just perfromed a dance with Shilpa on stage, unknowing of the fact that WE were tuned in and it was a blatant lie..which Shilpa pointed out without mincing words ” safed Jhooth”.
Oh well.. picture abhi baaki hai mere dost..Seriatim lissom nymphettes will display fangs as much as studs would claws..The Boss is up to no good 🙂
The contestants in order of appearance:
Notice Jade goody was called last.. I guess someone at BB is deriving their cheap thrills by getting her to wait for hours. Must mention shilpas dignified act on meeting her adversary face to face. Not a hint of venom or veiled sarcasm. ‘Kill them with kindness’ seemed to be her mantra .. and why not? If it hadnt been for Jade, Shilpa would still be confined to the -C roles she was being offered! She is destinys child without a doubt, superbly toned, incredibly lucky and glowing with all that fate has to offer.
And she deserves to be BIgg Boss..unquestioningly. Adversity can be a friend.
So ..for the next three months India is glued while the channel rakes in the moolah simply because ..well.. we are shamelessly voyeuristic.
Update 19th August 2008: Jade Goody leaves BIGG BOSS. After just two days participation Jade has had to leave for Britain since she has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. Now that is extremely tragic and a most unexpected turn of events.
Question that arises is about the timing of the test. How come results came in just two days after the show? When and where were the tests conducted? It would be hopeless and thoroughly disappointing to be told that in fact this was known earlier and has only been declared now to add on to the sensational value . will keep you posted.