Salman Khan's "Bigg Boss" has always been controversy's favourite child. From the format to the contestants, every tiny piece of this reality show seems to work like a magnet for spicy gossip.
Like intimate couples, the show has given the world its popular LGBT contestants. Continuing the trend, the makers have decided to rope in Mr Gay International 2014 for Season 8, a Times of India report suggests.
Season 6 featured the haughty Imam Siddique, who claimed that he had cast Shah Rukh Khan for ad films that made him such a superstar today. From accusing Salman of not paying him his due money to rejecting an offer for a cameo in Farah Khan's film, the gay contestant continues to grab headlines.
Trans woman actress Bobby Darling (born as Pankaj Sharma) has remained one of the memorable inmates of "Bigg Boss" Season 1. Although, she had survived only for a week in the house, Darling was brave enough to express her disgust for the show. "I think the channel was looking for bitchy people and negative things on the show. When I signed for the show they gave me big names like Ashmit Patel, Yana Gupta, Aftab Shivdasani and Poonam Dhillon. But when I entered, I saw a bunch of losers," she said in an interview with Rediff post her ouster.
"Bigg Boss" Season 5 welcomed an interesting personality. Transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi was as honest as anyone could ever get. Uninhibited and fearless, Tripathi reportedly confessed on the show to have been in a relationship with a man for two long years.
VJ Andy, also known as Anand Vijay Kumar, was an interesting pick last year, who kept the inmates entertained with his antiques. The stylist, who survived for 101 days, opened up about his equation with Gauhar to TOI. "Gauhar wants to win the game any how and she always focused on winning. Whether, it was a task or whether she's a sanchalak in the game, her target is always to win the game. She will do anything to win the game."
Designer Rohit Verma (Season 3), Nude yoga guru Vivek Mishra (Season 7), and Pakistani anchor Begum Nawazish Ali (Season 4) are the other LGBT contestants from the show.