Bigg Boss 11 contestant Arshi Khan feels that the current season is no great shakes.
“This is bound to happen if you try to imitate our season. Sidharth Shukla and Rashami Desai are reprising what Vikas Gupta and Shilpa Shinde did 2 seasons ago. Shehnaaz Gill, on her part, is also trying to ape me.”
“No one likes a copy. Little wonder that numbers are just not coming. If our season reached 3.9, this time the weekday numbers are not going beyond 0.7,” says Arshi, who has also acted in a web series.
“With such low ratings, the task for Bigg Boss creative is cut out, for once the competition goes into the middle overs, contestants too start to lose steam and mellow down.”
But you will concede that there is high drama this time around? “Well, masala is a given in this format. Did we not see enough of it even during Swami Om’s season? What matters is quality”.
Among Bigg Boss 13 inmates, Arshi feels that Shukla is playing the best game. “He and super-trending Asim Riaz might go the whole hog. Rashami is also a dark horse,” added Arshi.
But what about allegations that Shukla is being aggressive towards women? “Haha, here it is reverse. Most girls seem to be running into him. I don’t like Mahira Sharma one bit. She is bakwaas.”
What about Paras Chabbra? “This dude himself acts like a woman and yet accuses other gals of janani talk. His whole game is more or less centred solely around Mahira and Shehnaaz Gill.”
Good you mentioned the Punjab Ki Katrina Kaif. What do you feel about her?
“This crazy gal is getting insecure post Hindustani Bhau and Himanshi Khurana’s entry. She needs to understand that she can’t be the only one providing entertainment in the house. Sooner or later, you do meet your match.”
“Also, Sana could never come out of her Paras fixation. Her friendship with Shukla was just a façade.”
“Audiences want entertainment. In my case, I would just tease Hiten Tejwani from a distance, but never got close, hence it was appreciated. The Sana Paras Mahira romantic triangle won’t work with the voting public. Remember what happened to the in-house couple Bandagi and Puneesh in 2017-18?”
“Further, if Shehnaaz thinks that Salman will always keep batting for her, she has something coming, for it is a well-known fact that Bhai can change tack anytime. I have personally experienced it.”
In closing, Arshi hopes that Bigg Boss will allow her to enter as a guest like other previous season contestants like Guauhar Khan and Karishma Tanna. “I will really make their life hell.”