I rushed back home when a confidante and close friend told me Big Boss Season 9 was about to premiere that night- Oct 11th, 2015. Big deal was my answer, and I don’t know why I said so, but somewhere deep down the line, I find the show quite rigged. The only reason I would watch it is because as a fashion blogger, I get my meat on the various trends the celebrities sport- the screaming and name calling happens outside that house too!
But first, Salman what’s with your hairdo?
If your fake accent and the nonchalant stupidity you throw around isn’t enough, and now we have to bear with that ‘sleek-cropped’ hairdo; looks great on Aamir, but sadly you need a stylist. Even the blazer was jhinjhak. And come on Salman, while maybe some in the nation praise your nonsensical repertoire of signature moves on stage, hip shakes and the bullying of the ‘co-show-host’ you named a devil (thanks to his straight face), I guess the nation is done and over with your crap!
Coming to BB9
So it was Sunday, October 11th, 2015. Dad and I were done with dinner, watching a re-run of the Bengali movie ‘Goynar Baksho’. The same friend called and reiterated that I must watch BB9, and she sounded pretty excited.
New faces or maybe newer hotter men to feast one’s eyes on; I really didn’t have a clue. So yes, giving into curiosity, the cat did jump out of the bag, in this case two cats- dad and I. We changed channels to the network BB9 was being broadcast on, and the show had begun.
Just like any other chapters of BB, this season too had its share of the familiar and the unfamiliar. I let out my first yawn, thanks to the blah-meh-blooh-bleh-mooo talks of Mr. Salman Khan!
Double Trouble, Eh!
So I watch Elli jig with Daisy, side by side, in arms with the host, Mr. Khan. How manly when a man is portrayed as a king, and two women jigging with him as ‘trouble makers’, isn’t it? Sigh! India needs feminism big time, me thinks! Anyways that’s for the feminists to rant about, not me!
Dramatic entries by each contestant, Prince Narula (over enthusiastic and blah blah blah) rejected by four female contestants, and Salman yet again passes a subtle homophobic comment “bechare larko ka kya hoga, agar larki larki ko chunegi” (reference to context, when Digangana chose Roopal as her buddy in the house over Prince Narula). Activists, why you no speak out against this?
Chained and bonded *wink*
So 14 contestants and they had to choose the partners they wanted to be with, from options of only two! Great! While Prince thought from the beginning that he was the hot shot, one by one the pretty damsels dropped him like a hot potato. This happened all the way, until two skimpy clad girls in burlesque costumes graced the show- Mandana Karimi and Rochelle Rao.
It was pretty apparent when Mandana made it very clear (straight and blunt as she is) that short men ain’t her thing- poor Salman’s expression changed, and I bet she isn’t getting any more offers from the Bollywood industry anytime soon. Our Indian men, especially in Bollywood, are not only small endowed down there, but with huge egos, small brained too!
Rochelle’s expressions on the other hand were all too obvious when Prince chose her to be his buddy in the house- Salman had a hearty laugh, so bitchy I tell you! And yes, to take back his ego from what Mandana stated on the show “she ain’t into short heighted men”, Salman had a laugh when he told her that Keith Sequera was Rochelle’s bae!
Seriously Salman, you need to grow up!
Coming to the contestants
I waited till the end of the show, thinking that there would be a well-known activist or face or name from the LGBTQIA community, but I was left disappointed. I Whatsapped my close friends from the community, and they were stunned- why?
Ok so this time, I would talk both about the men and the women in the show. From their fashion sense to the way they speak, et al!
Iranian by birth, Mandana is also an actress and has starred in Bollywood movies. She is blunt, straight on the face with her words, actions and gestures; is one of the chicest members on the show- I shall keep a watch on this long-legged beauty!
Been around for a very long time, Kishwer has entertained us all for more than a decade. Beautiful and gutsy, quite a person with the gift of the gab and a sense of girl-next-door fashion to emulate; Kishwer would be someone I want to understand better as the show progresses!
Most call him the ‘resident reality show star’, I somewhat find him too loud, an attention seeker and someone who is a total spoilt brat. Nope, he ain’t the man you would be wanting to date, he is so full of himself. Prince, please remember, clouds that thunder seldom rain! Big biceps and two reality shows won, doesn’t make you the PRINCE OF HEARTS’! Oh btw, you ain’t the ‘sher’.
Seen him around since a decade, seen him on shows, movies blah blah and every where else, Harpic ads too- Aman, if you want to survive more than just being the winner, clean your act!
OMG, I can giggle and squeakily that too! Welcome to the life and laughs of the Om Shanti Om side-role queen, Yuvika. OMG, the food phobia task she couldn’t handle, because chocolate couldn’t go down her throat! Like seriously Yuvika! Honey, you need a little less drama to throw around, and Bollywood would then take you seriously!
He is a man most would dream of as a partner. Well spoken, suave and quite the romantic man of every night fantasy- Suyyash, all the best for the show honey! There’s something about this man, who speaks at the right time and in the right frame of mind!
3 years and 3 relationships, and rumor has it he even dated or messed around with Roopal, another contestant on this show! Wah wah Big Boss ji, do we see a re-run of Minisha Lamba and Arya Babbar again, because Ankit is all out taunting and tainting Roopal. The Mahi Way actor should really pull his thongs up and secure his nuts! 3 YEARS 3 RELATIONSHIPS, back to back, that isn’t too impressive!
Very unsporting I say, Rimi ki korcho? Bong beauty and actress Rimi, with a few flicks done in the past with well-known male actors from Bollywood, now is out without work it seems- Big Boss hence called her. Dhoom girl needs some dhoom in her life, and she says the BB platform is an amalgamating experience where she would learn how to ‘deal with people’- SERIOUSLY!
The former Miss India-International, 2012, Rochelle Rao has been an anchor for various reality shows, and is now with bae- hotty cutie and yummalicious actor Keith Sequeira! What I love about this lass is her gorgeous smile, her warm eyes and of course, her fashion- so chic yet humble and simple!
What’s with the accent, what’s with the so-called-kachi-kalli act, tell us oh dear princess will you? Sources say she was 17 when approached for BB, seriously? But her mommy dearest said my beti princess needs to be 18, only then she can go ahead! Being the youngest contestant on BB, let’s see how the inmates acclimatize themselves to her princess taunts and nautanki! By the by; her long hair, I hope that aint fake as her accent!
Back in the 90s, Vikas Bhalla was a hotty and vanished after the release after his song ‘DUA DUA’. He’s been on and off the screens in times to come, but this time though, oh daddy-in-the-making, you be so fine I could weave my winter jacket out of your beard!
Cute as hell, and doesn’t care two hoots about co-contestant Ankit Gera, I am waiting to hear her dig Ankit’s grave in this show. That fella deserves it, and he shall fall into the pit, very soon! As a choreographer and an actress, she will know how to play her game well. Ankit, watch out!
Three words to describe the man, YUM YUM AND SUPER YUM! Former VJ and model, Keith has stolen my heart ever since he came into the limelight long back. This time I was excited to see him on BB, and honey, his eyes are way too dreamy to miss! Sigh, Rochelle you got the man of my dreams, keep it up girl- puns intended!
Awesome singer, and I honestly didn’t know about him, until I went online the next day to check about him. He sings at garba shows, and his signature song “bhai bhai” is a number that will make even the left-footed ducks quack to glory! But wait, can’t blame him for this, but he’s the reason why our contestants can’t sleep- HE SNORES! And Bappi da, you aren’t the bling swag man anymore- Arvind is here to rock your chair, and with tattoos that too!
Why no representation from the LGBTQIA community this time?
We thought a novice filmmaker from the community who mentioned he was going to be on the show, representing the face of the community would be there, but he wasn’t. Rumor has it, the novice filmmaker, who has a large fan following and name among the crème-de-la-crème of international film festivals, was asked to represent the LGBTQIA community. Is he going to be a wild card entry, or was this hogwash? I really don’t know!
Are you scared of us, BIG BOSS?