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Bigg Boss 14: Abhinav Shukla’s Shirtless Act to Rakhi Sawant’s Antics, How Desperate Will Contestants Get?

The fourteenth season of ‘Bigg Boss’ is turning out to be quite a bore for some. Here are a few reasons for the same.

If ever there were a season when Bigg Boss went all wrong, it has to be the ongoing season 14. There is only one way the current season will be remembered in the history of the show — season 14 will be recalled as one that never really had the script to regale, and also one of the most boring ever.

As we move into the final phase of the show, the makers seem to have no clue yet about how to kickstart the Bigg Boss brand of entertainment. Over the past days, especially, they have tried everything Sidharth Shukla to Rakhi Sawant and more to make the show seem interesting.

Yet, every talked-about contestant of the past who was brought in to rev up things, as well as every tried and tested trick of the past seasons, has fallen flat.

We look at a few desperate tricks that have ended up staid, and have majorly backfired, making fans wonder if the makers should at all think about returning with a season 15 the next year, if they don’t really have a solid reason to do so.

RANDOM, BORING ENTRIES AND EXITS

In the 14th season, exits have become a matter of convenience. The way housemates exit and re-enter the house, it seems like Bigg Boss is a secondary show for all of them, which they come to participate in when there is nothing else to do outside the house!

Earlier, there used to be suspense about random exits. Evicted contestants would be taken to a “secret room”, where they would be staying for a few days and keeping constant vigilance on what other housemates were saying or doing behind their back. Random entries have allowed the makers to fill the house with riff-raff. Reasons for exits are far from convincing. That the whole trick of exits is more of helpless measure than a strategy became obvious when Eijaz Khan, one of the strongest contestants this season, walked out to shoot a web series. Or Aly Goni, brought back without rhyme or reason left the show midway because of a task!

RAKHI SAWANT’S ANTICS

Drama Queen Rakhi Sawant was brought in as a challenger to shake up things in a sleepy house. Over the past weeks, she has entered chudail mode, Ghajini mode, she has tattooed Abhinav’s name and taken all joked about her umpteen surgeries one the chin — sorry, nose and bust — and yet the impact is far from what she had managed as a contestant on season one.

Rakhi’s antics have quite frankly started seeming would have annoying and repetitive. Problem with Rakhi is she does not know where to end a gag. For instance, her gimmicky love story for Abhinav Shukla. It’s all quite okay to clown about it for a while, as she did. The trouble is she kept on dragging the gimmick — with ‘sindoor’ and tattooes and talk of having him as her sperm donor — so much so that all she manages now is to draw a yawn.

RAHUL VAIDYA’S RUBINA MANTRA

When you can’t be the favourite in a game show, tag along with the favourite — that lets you hog the limelight. Rahul Vaidya does not like television actress Rubina Dilaik, but he sure knows associating with her some way or the other will only keep him in the news. In Bigg Boss 14, it seems Rahul fights with Rubina only to stay in the viewers’ mind. From day one to day 100, Rahul has mainly managed to stay in the news thanks to his fights with Rubina and her husband Abhinav Shukla. The trouble is no one is keeping the scores anymore. It’s become predictable.

NIKKI TAMBOLI LOSING GRIP

Nikki Tamboli seemed one of the most exiting entries in the Bigg Boss 14 house initially. It turned out soon she has no idea how to play this game. Over the weeks, she has been loud and bizarre, and in the process overshadowed by the others. The thing about unnecessary aggression in behaviour is people stop caring after a point. That’s what has gone wrong with Nikki’s game plan. People have stopped being excited by her anymore.

After her re-entry, with Rakhi Sawant and Arshi Khan around, Nikki has been trying a new trick. She is pretending to be dumb and irritating. She has retained one thing from her original game plan — being loud. All of it is equally boring.

ABHINAV SHUKLA’S SHIRTLESS SALMAN STUNT

Okay, Abhinav Shukla has been the dark horse in the show and no one knew he could be in the last few weeks of the show but how did he get there? Housemates have never minced words about being the shadow of his wife Rubina Dilaik and that her fans vote for him. The one thing that Abhinav has maintained in the house from day one of the show is roaming shirtless, flaunting his well-chiselled abs — just like the host Salman Khan does in his films. But from watching Salman go on the big screen to watching Abhinav rehash the machismo as he makes ‘paranthas’ in the kitchen is ludicrous to say the least.

Bigg Boss 14 Day 103 Written Update: Salman Khan, Harrdy Sandhu, Sargun Mehta Spread Lohri Cheer

Salman Khan hosted Harrdy Sandhu and Sargun Mehta as they conducted a controversial yet entertaining task in Bigg Boss 14.

The Weekend Ka Vaar episodes are always an exciting time in Bigg Boss where host Salman Khan introduces a slew of entertaining tasks for housemates. There are also some really amazing guests who grace the show and up the fun levels in the episode!

This time, the Weekend Ka Vaar starts with Salman Khan giving a chance to the contestants to name one weakness of theirs because of which others have taken their advantage. Arshi is the first on who says that because of her trustworthy nature, Eijaz has taken an advantage and not respected her enough. Eijaz, on his part, says that he over-shares his emotions with people and blames Nikki for taking advantage of that. Aly says that Rakhi and Nikki have taken an advantage of him playing the game on backfoot. He promises that from now on, he will play more aggressively. Rubina says that Eijaz, Rahul and Sonali have taken undue advantage od her caring nature! Abhinav, on the other hand, says that his quiet attitude has had several housemates take his advantage and that now he will start on a new note!

Harrdy Sandhu and Sargun Mehta are next to enter with a controversial yet entertaining task. The housemates have to name their fellow contestants who have done ‘fareb’ or cheating with them! They have to feed a chilly laddo to the erring members. Nikki names Rahul as her ‘Farebi’, and Rahul in return feeds the Mirchi Ka Laddo to Nikki. Sonali and Arshi choose to feed the laddo to Rubina, who is almost overwhelmed with an overdose of the spicy snack!

It’s now time for celebration and host Salman Khan plays some of the choicest numbers for the housemates to dance on! Rakhi sets the stage on fire as she does a high-energy dance number. Even Salman Khan cannot stop himself from dancing and breaks into a whistle which only excites the housemates. Aly and Sonali, next dance to Salman’s own hit song, Dhadke Dil Baar Baar! This time, too, Salman breaks into his signature step and the housemates all try to imitate the same!

With a combination of dance, drama and entertainment, Sunday’s Weekend Ka Vaar ended on a lighter note. with festive spree rising high!

Bigg Boss 14: Who Will Get Evicted from the House This Week?

In this week, contestants Aly Goni, Abhinav Shukla, Rubina Dilaik and Jasmin Bhasin are nominated by Bigg Boss for discussing nominations in advance.

Bigg Boss nominated contestants Aly Goni, Abhinav Shukla, Rubina Dilaik and Jasmin Bhasin for discussing nominations in advance. Post that, he even cancelled the nomination process to teach the four contestants a lesson for breaking house rules.

If either of Rubina and Abhinav gets evicted from the Bigg Boss 14 house, it will break the other’s heart, and same goes to Aly and Jasmin. While Rubina and Abhinav are married, Jasmin and Aly are rumoured couple. Also, they have been playing really well in the game.

However, if one has to leave the house in this week, the chances of Rubina getting evicted is less compared to other three contestants.

While Aly was a wild card contestant and was eliminated a few days before the mid-season finale, re-entered the house after challengers. Jasmin and Abhinav have been on the game since day one.

Given the entertainment quotient, Aly and Jasmin are better than Abhinav. Also, the viewers are more familiar with Aly and Jasmin than Abhinav.

It is difficult to pick one from Aly, Jasmin and Abhinav, but, the majority of the housemates think it will be Abhinav. However, the rumours say otherwise.

Bigg Boss 14, Day 89 Written Update: Sunny Leone Questions Rubina Diliak and Rahul Vaidya’s Friendship

In the upcoming episode of Bigg Boss 14, actress and season 4 contestant Sunny Leone will enter as a guest to address the current relationship statuses between the housemates.

Bigg Boss has always introduced a whole lot of fun guests in the house to keep things happening and exciting. This time, the Bigg Boss house will see the return of Season 5 contestant Sunny Leone.

Bigg Boss rings a siren and we see Sunny enter the Bigg Boss house to the tunes of Laila main laila. She introduces herself as ‘Dr. Sunny Leone’ who is in the house to address the current relationship statuses between the housemates.

First up is Eijaz Khan who admits that he misses Pavitra Punia dearly. He even leaves a loving message for her. Next are Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni. The two share a very moving and loving moment and its clear that Bigg Boss 14 has gotten the two even closer. Arshi Khan, when questioned by Sunny about her game plan, says that Rubina Dilaik is her main rival and she will make sure Rubina cannot affect her. Rahul Vaidya and Rubina are the next in Dr. Sunny’s clinic and the two try and clear out misconceptions against each other. Nikki, who is next, tears Aly’s picture who she had earlier confessed to liking.

Bigg Boss 14: Jaan Kumar Sanu Says He Doesn’t Think Nikki Tamboli’s Feelings For Aly Goni are Real

In the latest episode of Bigg Boss 14, Nikki Tamboli professed her feelings for Aly Goni while talking to Rakhi Sawant. Now, evicted contestant Jaan Kumar Sanu has weighed in on the issue.

The latest episode on Bigg Boss 14 shows Nikki Tamboli opening up about her feelings for Aly Goni while talking to Rakhi Sawant. Meanwhile, rumoured couple Aly and Jasmin Bhasin are currently locked up together and are often professing their feelings for each other.

While talking to Rakhi, Nikki said she doesn’t plan to tell Aly anything. However, she said, if he ever asked her about her feelings, her answer would be honest. Rakhi, who feels a love triangle is happening in the Bigg Boss house, later learns that Aly and Jasmin are only best friends. As Nikki reveals that Aly and Jasmin are not in a relationship, Rakhi proposes that she can go and tell Aly about her feelings.

Now, Jaan Kumar Sanu has reacted to Nikki’s confession. The singer had obvious feelings for Nikki, was vocal about it and tried to confess to her many times on the show. The singer, who was evicted from the show a few weeks ago, has said that Nikki has got a gamer’s mind. While speaking to SpotboyE in an interview, Jaan said that he honestly has no idea when it is about Nikki. He doesn’t know and is not sure if her liking towards Aly is real and genuine.

He added that he is not inside the house and is confused like the viewers. He only has access to the footage available on television. Jaan went on to say that he thought that Nikki was smitten by Aly since the first day. He mentioned that it will also be good for the game if she likes him.

Meanwhile, on Thursday night’s episode, Aly was heard telling Jasmin, “We won’t get into that boyfriend-girlfriend game. Either we will do something big, or just stay the way we are.” The two are figuring out their bond and have been seen discussing possibilities of them proposing to one another.

I love to keep doing different genres': Arshad Warsi on being offered a range of roles on streaming platforms

Arshad Warsi, most recently seen with Bhumi Pednekar in Durgamati, is slowly and steadily broadening the range of characters he is playing onscreen, thanks to streaming platforms

Arshad Warsi is not a big fan of horror genre but he agreed on Durgamati not just for its interesting and unpredictable script but because “the film didn’t have all those elements that I don’t like in horror. I don’t like ugly faces, blood, gore, somebody’s head blown off…The whole atmosphere, the house, the eeriness of spirit, I liked all that. I look for a good role and a good film, a film that I would like to see.”

“And then I got a serious role to play for a change,” adds Warsi. “Playing a politician, playing somebody way more mature than I am was great fun. My character Ishwar Prasad is pretty much like the original (Telugu film Bhaagamathie) but my body language and style of dialogue delivery is different.

Being someone who believes horror as a genre is difficult for an actor to perform, Warsi is all praises for Bhumi Pednekar. “I feel bad for Bhumi. That poor girl has gone through hell. She was dragged, pushed, thrown here and there. She went through a lot of torture. Fortunately I didn’t have to do all that. Bhumi is very hard-working, she puts her heart and soul into her work. She just doesn’t give up, she wants to give her best. I was quite impressed with her. I have also seen the original and I know how difficult it must have been to be part of it.”

Warsi may be more popular for his comedic turns in Munna Bhai, Golmaal and Dhamaal but he has been appreciated for his distinct characters in films like Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet, Ishiqiya, and Jolly LLB. He even garnered critical acclaim for playing a police officer (SSP Ajay Kumar) in the crime drama Sehar (2005). The actor says stereotyping is not a problem but definitely a cycle he wants to break out of. “I have to keep doing different genres otherwise it is like being fed the same food everyday of your life. You will get fed up with it no matter how much you like it. I love doing comedies but at the same time I want to mix it with a couple of serious films here and there. I need movies like Durgamati, Jolly LLB, Sehar, and Ishqiya to keep me going. These movies don’t come to me very often.”

The versatile actor is slowly and steadily broadening the range of characters he is playing, thanks to streaming platforms. Warsi calls the OTT sphere a boon that has provided him with an opportunity to play more “serious” roles. Quite recently, he made his digital debut with Asur, a Voot Select crime thriller, in which he played Dhananjay Rajput, a forensic expert.

In cinema I am mostly getting comedy parts. I have been waiting for so many years and OTT has offered me various serious roles and I am doing most of them. Actors who haven’t got their chance to prove themselves in cinema have got a chance in OTT. I have been appreciated in Asur and I am going to start shooting for Asur 2 as soon as I finish Bachchan Pandey (Sajid Nadiadwala production’s film co-starring Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez). I will wrap Bachchan Pandey, which is completely nuts, mad comedy and then I will go to a very serious dramatic set for Asur,” says Warsi. “It is going to be great fun for people to watch Akshay and I together. We are completely insane, two mad people who enjoy doing comedy. The film is going to be bizarre and I love Akshay’s character in the film. We plan to start the shoot January next and will wrap up in March.”

Warsi has been busy with a lot of narrations during the lockdown but the story he is eagerly awaiting to hear is of Golmaal’s fifth instalment. “But I know that suddenly I will get a call from Rohit Shetty, he will summon me saying, ‘Come, we are listening to the script’. Sooner or later it will happen,” divulges Warsi, adding that the chances of Munna Bhai 3 happening appear bleak. “I don’t think Munna Bhai 3 will happen. I really doubt it. This is the strangest thing to happen. You have a producer and director who want to make the film, we have almost three scripts ready, we have actors who are all set. There are people waiting to watch it but still there is no film.”

Meanwhile, he isn’t complaining being holed up indoors with his family. “I have been enjoying myself. I am chilling, relaxing, hanging out with kids, and my dogs. My wife Maria (Goretti) has been cooking some great food and we are all putting on weight. I love being on the sets and I love being at home as well. I can’t say that I am missing work. I love going on bike rides, hanging out in mountainous regions and greener places. I live my life like that. I like not to work too much. With pandemic happening looks like we have started valuing life.

First Pics: Nikki Tamboli and Aly Goni Re-enter Bigg Boss 14 House with Rakhi Sawant

Nikki Tamboli and Aly Goni have re-entered the Bigg Boss 14 house after being eliminated from the show.

Nikki Tamboli and Aly Goni’s re-entry in the Bigg Boss 14 house has been confirmed. Pictures of the two from inside the house are going viral on social media and fans can’t seem to get enough of their favourite celebrities back on the show. Challenger Rakhi Sawant also entered with them.

While Nikki had reached the mid-season finale but got evicted due to less votes, Aly left the house a few days before that. After losing an eviction task, either one of Jasmin Bhasin and Aly was asked to leave the house. Aly asked Jasmin to stay and he left the game. On the mid-season finale day, Nikki got evicted on getting fewer public votes and Rahul took a voluntary exit from the show. He said he was feeling home-sick and would like to be with his family and friends.

Meanwhile, from season 14, Eijaz Khan, Rubina Dilaik, Abhinav Shukla, and Jasmin have already made it to part 2 of the Bigg Boss 14 game. It’ll be interesting to watch what these old contestants are going to bring to the table.

Including the six new challengers, namely Manu Punjabi, Arshi Khan, Vikas Gupta, Rahul Mahajan, Rakhi Sawant and Kashmera Shah, there are six more now fighting it out for the coveted trophy.

Bigg Boss 14: Old Tricks that Fans Would Love to See to Pep Up a Boring Season

Here’s are a few key ingredients that made Bigg Boss popular in India, ones that fans would surely love to see back in the show.

Bigg Boss made a thundering debut on the small screen in 2006. The controversial reality show has made headlines season after season, and has been tagged as one of the highest-rated shows on Indian television. However, it seems the show is devoid of much of its glitter this season.

Bigg Boss in India is based on the show Big Brother, which was first aired on Dutch TV in 1999. Originally sketched as a social experiment, it was designed as The Truman Show in real life. Since that day, Big Brother format has run 448 seasons in 54 franchise countries and territories.

The show also drew inspiration from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, where Big Brother was a fictional character, a totalitarian dictator. The novel spoke of a future where each and every person would be under constant watch by surveillance cameras, even inside their own homes. The intention was to generate fear, suspicion, and insecurity among the masses. The show aims at setting up a similar atmosphere within the house among the contestants, by placing them in a confined milieu for months under the constant surveillance of CCTV cameras.

Bigg Boss arrived in India with fanfare in 2006 and Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi was the show’s first host. The show has now run for 14 seasons successfully. However, things have not been as exciting lately. Faced with the threat of ending up with one of the most boring seasons ever, the makers have now reintroduced a few older contestants such as Kashmera Shah, Rakhi Sawant, Vikas Gupta, Manu Punjabi, Rakhi Sawant and Arshi Khan to spice up things.

Could it be that, instead of merely bringing back past contestants, the makers should have focused on bringing back a few of the past tricks that made the show so popular among hardcore fans?

IANS has listed a few key ingredients that made the show legendary in India, ones that fans would surely love to see back in the show.

Secret Nominations

Bigg Boss, when it started, was all about game play, strategy and manipulation. The current season is anything but that, courtesy open nominations. This leaves the show open playground for politics and trivial quarrels. For example, a task was given where housemates were asked to nominate openly by using foam on the person they wanted out of the house.

Usage of the confession room

In the preceding seasons the famous Big Boss confession room was accessed by one housemate at a time for nominations in a weekly ritual. These nomination shows were watched by millions and added the X-factor of the show. The contestants would be seen talking to the voice of Bigg Boss for rhyme and reasons as to why they are nominating the other housemates. Once the nomination process finished, Bigg Boss would then announce the names of people who have received the maximum votes and were up for eviction. None of the other contestants knew who the other one nominated in the cloak and dagger process.

The confession room has only featured once in the 14th season, when Rubina Dilaik broke down in the show in the earlier days.

Secret Room

Fake evictions used to be one of the most interesting segments of the show. The fake-evicted contestant would be taken into a “secret room”, where they would be staying for a few days and keeping constant vigilance on what each contestant is saying or doing behind his/her back. The secret room created more mistrust amongst the contestants. Translated, that meant more drama.

Luxury tasks

They say that hungry can kill for food. Food deprivation has been the root cause for several famous fights over theseasons. The “luxury task”, as it was called before, had things such as coffee and chocolates among many other things. Though in the current season there are sponsorship named tasks for luxury goods. Earlier, there was a budget. A board along with the prices of these goods were given and the contestants had to be in the budget to buy them from Bigg Boss. This created a very strong economic system inside the house, thereby leading to more feuds.

Jail

The Jail was introduced in Bigg Boss about a couple of years ago. Unlike the Red Zone in the 14th season, the Jail was for punishing housemates over bad performance in the tasks. However, in the 14th season the makers came out with a Red Zone, which was mainly for those who were being nominated. The Jail has not featured so far in the current season.

Bigg Boss 14: Jasmin Bhasin Denying Her Love for Aly Goni? Rahul Vaidya Thinks So

In the latest episode of ‘Bigg Boss 14′, Rahul Vaidya was seen asking Jasmin Bhasin about her feelings for Aly Goni. Jasmin also reveals she is not dating Aly.

In the latest episode of Bigg Boss 14, contestant Rahul Vaidya was seen discussing with his co-contestant Jasmin Bhasin about her feelings for Aly Goni, who is also a contestant in this season of the reality show.

During the conversation, Jasmin shares with Rahul that she was living her life, but, after Aly entered her life she started enjoying it. Rahul then tells her that she has feelings for Aly but is denying it. He says “Tu yahan na yeda banke peda kha rahi hai.” Rahul adds that now God know how one should make her understand. At this, Jasmin bursts into laughter. Rahul sings, “Kya yehi pyaar hai, haan yehi pyaar hai dil tere bin kahin lagta hai.

Later, Jasmin tries to explain to Rahul that if she gets into a relationship with Aly, their friendship will be ruined and she doesn’t want to lose Aly or his friendship. At this, Rahul asks her if they are dating, and Jasmin denies it. Then he asks her what if some other girl comes into his life. Jasmin responds, “I swear Rahul if Aly is happy and she is perfect for him, I don’t have any problem.” Jasmin adds, “It is also a kind of love to let go who you love because he is happy. In the end, she gets emotional and Rahul hugs her.

Bigg Boss 14 Day 42 Written Updates: Shardul Pandit Evicted; Jasmin Bhasin Says Rubina Dilaik

Bigg Boss is making sure that entertainment, drama and excitement continue to add in to the Diwali celebrations. With the festive season, the master host Salman Khan is back with his Weekend Ka Vaar where he interacts with the contestants and asks them some tough questions. With this, he not just puts a twist in the game but also has the contestants reassess their relations with each other.

The task this time Salman Khan has is that contestants have to rate each other’s qualities and list them according to percentages. Jasmin and Eijaz are the first and sparks fly when it is revealed that the two don’t really think too highly of each other. Jasmin accuses Eijaz of being fake and playing the victim card. Eijaz, on his part, accusers Jasmin of hyping the smallest of things and that people support her in this. The shocker is when Aly himself, who is Jasmin’s closest friend, asks her to ‘wake up’! Rubina and Rahul, too, rate each other not too well. While Rubina accuses Rahil of not having a clean heart and for using harsh words, he, in turn, says Rubina suffers from a major superiority complex.

To lighten the mood in the house comedian Haarsh Limbachiyaa makes an entry with Surbhi Chandna and a cute little Garvit Pareek, who is seen in an absolutely adorable avatar. The trio have a gala time with Salman Khan as they manage to entertain everyone with their antics! The four of them also indulge in an entertaining social distancing dance!

The most entertaining bit of the evening is when the housemates set up a mehfil and indulge in jugalbandi with Rahul and Jaan roasting each other and other housemates through made-up songs. Jaan’s team has Eijaz, Pavitra, Jasmin and Rubina, while Rahul’s team has Aly, Kavita, Abhinav, Nikki and Shardul. The roasting is all in good fun as each housemate takes the criticism with a smile and is seen having a good time!