Big Boss is a reality Television franchise broadcasted via Colors and Viacom 18. With its introduction in 2006, in Indian television, 13 seasons have passed over yet still it resumes an identical duplicate drama. Though only celebrities were elected to be the housemates in the foremost seasons, the common population has been auditioned to be on the show in the delinquent seasons of Hindi, Kannada and Telugu editions of the show.
Big boss is cherished by the masses because it showcases people with varied treks of spirit, popular celebrities detained in a house for about 100 days. Big boss is premised on the notion that when you plop together a random multitude of folks all from diverse backgrounds and insulate them, quarrels will ensue. More pushes add to more TRP which adds to more cash. Viewers of Big boss lust to see fights. It’s a difficult emotion in which we perceive a sense of self-satisfaction while observing others suffer a misfortune. Similar to road rashes in streets where bystanders are more interested to see what is coming to pass rather than preventing it. This “Downward social comparison” serves us with television masala, forms our guilty pleasure and escapes from reality. And Big boss does it extremely well to satisfy their audiences with catfights, backstabs, scandals, and abuses.
There has been a lot of gossip in social media about the show being scripted and contenders being paid hefty sums to argue with others. This way the show is comparable to reality wrestling WWE, with scripted fights and dialogues. Participants in Bigg Boss compete for footage and are fined heavily if opted to quit in mid-way. Yet, these chatters have never affected the show, rather boosted its publicity.
Big Boss also entertains a lot of viewers for its superstar host, Salman Khan, who has been continuously hosting it for 10 seasons now. With its ongoing 13th season extended, it is inarguably winning more popularity.