The most popular Reality TV Series in India – Big Boss is back!!!

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Bigg Boss Season 10
Bigg Boss Season 10, Credits: Bigg Boss 10

Bigg Boss is a television reality show broadcast on Colors channel in India. The show is based on a reality show in Netherlands. It is called Big Brother in Netherlands and was first developed by Endemol. Within 10 years of telecast, Bigg Boss has completed 9 Seasons. As a result, It has emerged as one of the most popular Reality TV Series in India.

THE PLAY

The contestants, commonly called as housemates, are isolated from the rest of the world. They all stay under one roof in a house constructed to serve the show’s purpose. This house is built every year and it is somewhere away from Mumbai.

Bigg Boss 9 House
Bigg Boss 9 House, Credits: DNA

The contestants go through the nomination process for eviction every week. Each contestant vote for one or more contestants for nomination. These nominated contestants appeal the public to vote for them so that they stay safe. Contestant with least number of public votes gets eliminated. As a matter of fact, the last week houses only three contestants and the public would vote whom they wanted to win. As a result, The Winner would get the cash award and fame.

Unlike Bigg brothers, the Indian version of the show saw celebrities primarily. A selection panel finalize one non-celebrity contestant upon audition. The Show maker – Bigg Boss’s only presence in the house is through his voice.

BIGG BOSS HOUSE

The Bigg Boss House is built every season. Earlier, The house was located in Lonavla in the Pune district of Maharashtra. However, the makers shifted the house to ND Studios in Karjat during the 5th season.

The house is well-furnished and decorated. It has all kinds of modern amenities, but just one or two bedrooms and four toilet bath rooms. There is a garden, pool, activity area and gym in the house. In fact, There is also a Confession Room, where the housemates may be called in individually by the Bigg Boss. The confession room is used for any kind of conversation or the nomination process.

Bigg Boss 10 House
Bigg Boss 10 House, Credits: Bollywood Dhamaka

On the contrary, the house does not have a TV connection, telephone, internet connection, clocks, pen or paper. In fact, the house is surrounded by cameras to keep an eye on the activities in the house.

THE RULES OF THE HOUSE

The Audience have no idea of the house rules. Obviously, Some of the rules are:

  • Housemates are ought to speak only in English.
  • They cannot tamper any of the house properties.
  • The Housemates cannot leave the House premises at any time except when permitted to.
  • They cannot discuss the nomination process with anyone.
  • They cannot sleep in day time.
  • The contestant must wear the microphone at all times.

Sometimes, The nomination of the housemates may take place for other reasons as well, such as nomination by a person who has achieved special privileges. If something is very serious, Bigg Boss has the rights to evict the contestant directly.

THE SCHEDULE

The main television coverage takes the form of a daily highlights programme. The weekly eviction take place every Fridays. Indian fame, Sony TV aired the first season of the show. Everyday’s episode contain the main happenings of the previous day. Every Saturday episode mainly focuses on an interview of the evicted contestant by the host. The episode on Sunday contains extra footage of the week.

At present, Viacom 18 Media Private Limited owns the broadcasting rights of the reality show . The show is scheduled at 10:30 PM on weekdays and 9:00 PM on weekends. Salman Khan returned as the host of the show again for the 7th time in a row.

For the first time, Bigg Boss Season 10 will have commoners in the house against the celebrities.

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