Bigg Boss 10 is exciting mainly because it comes with an unusual mix of contestants. It's celebrities vs. commoners this year.
The audience has been told how the commoners have gone through strict screening rounds before they could secure a position in the glass house, but reports say otherwise. A BollywoodLife article points out that the show is not quite what was promised.
Apparently, some of the contestants who are being tagged as commoners have appeared on TV and been on full-fledged television shows. Manoj Punjabi was one of the contestants on The Bachelorette India: Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika and Om Swami was part of a panel discussion, during which he slapped a fellow debater.
Akansha Sharma was married to Yuvraj Singh's younger brother Zorawar Singh and blamed her failed marriage on mother-in-law Shabnam Singh. In a separate incident, Shabnam (Yuvraj's mother) has made a statement following Sharma's allegations.
"First of all, this matter is sub judice and she (Akansha) is not allowed to speak. It goes under the contempt of court. There's a special petition I had filed. Anyone can understand the agenda here and everybody knows it. We are not allowed to speak on this matter," the Hindustan Times quoted Shabnam as saying.
Two other participants, who aren't quite commoners are Navin Prakash and Priyanka Jagga. While the former was part of a news channel debate, the latter may have modeled briefly.
So are the makers of Bigg Boss 10 cheating their viewers and at the same time being unfair to the "real" commoners — Manveer Gujjar, Nitibha Kaul and Lokesh Kumari Sharma? Only time will tell.
Meanwhile, the fights and controversies have begun and the first nomination too has taken place. Of the lot, Gaurav Chopra and Bani J have managed to impress the viewers.