Did you spend the last year waiting for the second season of Bigg Boss like many other Indians? The first season got so popular that many people felt let down (read cheated) when Sony Entertainment Television did not come up with the second season last year. But all that is passé now, coz season two is already under way.
Bigg Boss was the daily show that catapulted many non-celebrities and forgotten-celebrities into limelight. Everyone knows what the show did for the likes of Kashmira Shah, Rahul Roy, Anupama Varma, Ravi Kishen etc. But Rakhi Sawant was the clear winner as far as popularity goes. She created history in this show with all her histrionics, acting skills, dancing skills and amazing entertainment power.
Endemol India, the producers of the show have sold off the format to Viacom Entertainment and Communications. The show promises to be bigger this season as the format will be a little different. Along with celebrities, there will be a few ordinary people living in the house of “Bigg Boss” this season. A little birdie tells us that Arshad Warsi has been offered a whopping sum of Rs. 5 crores for hosting this season. That’s some money folks, just for throwing people out!!! It would be interesting to see if Sony decides to rope in Rakhi for the season two as well. Rakhi is a big name in her own right today. She can be a great TRP puller in this era of myriad channels and even more numerous shows!
Sony Television has not been doing well for some, as far as the TRPs are concerned. Star Plus is clearly the leading name, with Zee Television following closely behind. Will “Bigg Boss” be able to change the fate of Sony Television? With reality shows like Indian Idol-4 & Bigg Boss, will Sony Television be able to reach its Number-2 position once again? It is rather difficult to say. Zee Television is coming back with another “dhamaakedaar” season of its hit show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Last year, this show garnered TRP’s more than any “saas bahu” serial or any other show on the telly.
So channel wars seem to have begun again with all these reality shows coming up with their new seasons. Which ones are you going to watch?