Actor and Bigg Boss 7 winner, Gauahar Khan recently opened up about the changing nature of Salman Khan’s reality show from the time she participated in it in 2013. She also expressed her opinion on the relationships that start inside the Bigg Boss house, only to end at the end of the show.
Gauahar shared why she decided to participate in the show after rejecting it for two years. In an interview with BollywoodBubble, she shared, “In 2013, my best friend and sister sat me down and told me that if anybody is meant to do Bigg Boss then it is you because I am a hardcore Bigg Boss fan. That year the makers were very convinced to change the concept and the perception of Bigg Boss. The contestants they got were really doing well in their respective careers. There was Kushal (Tandon) who was the number one actor in the number one show, there was Kamya (Panjabi), Pratyusha (Banerjee), Tanishaa (Mukerji), Armaan Kohli, Ratan Rajput, there was Elli Avram, Sangram (Singh), (VJ) Andy, everyone was doing really well. So they (the makers) wanted to change that (the show’s content) and they did. My year changed the face of how people perceived Bigg Boss to be.”
However, over the years, the show has become synonymous with ugly fights between the contestants, which seem fabricated. Sharing her opinion on the same, Gauahar said, “To each their own. Everybody knows their journey, everybody knows what they have to do and what not. As an audience you can’t choose how your contestants are going to be, you have to figure out what you like about them.”
Gauuhar also reflected upon the aspect of the show where contestants get into romantic relationships on the show, only to part ways once the show is over. She also got into a relationship with her fellow contestant, Kushal Tandon. But the two broke up after the show.
Gauahar said, “99% of relationships that you see on Bigg Boss, it’s never that they do it for the show. People who do it for the show, it ends on the show, as soon as the show is over you come to know…Eventually, it is a show where you spend so much time in the house that it is natural to form bonds. My season was the first time when it was declared that, ‘yes, I was in love’. Now people have been more vocal, which is great. But ya, if I started it, I gave courage to people to be truthful.”
The new season of Bigg Boss — Bigg Boss 17 — airs on Colors TV and is streaming on Jio Cinema.