New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) Congress leader and evicted 'Bigg Boss' contestant Sanjay Nirupam has said that the vulgarity level on the reality show on 'Colors' general entertainment channel has reached its peak which is why he refused an offer from the channel to re-enter the show as a wild card entry.
Mr Nirupam, who was evicted the very first week from the 'Bigg Boss' house, has, in his latest blog, claimed that he recently recieved an offer to re-enter the show as a wild card entry but refused because of the rising vulgarity level of the show and the lack of transparency in the voting process for deciding the contestants to be evicted.
''Watching the episodes of 'Bigg Boss 2' after I was evicted, I realised that there wasn't any clarity in the way participants were being voted out. I felt something was amiss somewhere. Also the vulgarity of the show was increasing day by day.
Then I was invited for the wild card entry. This is where I put my foot down. The show had lost its decency. It was to be a family show in my understanding. But the vulgarity levels had reached their peak. The use of foul language had become an irritant.
My belief system wouldn't let me be a part of this evident vulgarity,''Mr Nirupam says in his latest blog.
Elaborating on his charges of the lack of transparency in the voting process in the show, which has witnessed participation from celebrities like Pramod Mahajan's son Rahul Mahajan, film actresses Monica Bedi, Payal Rohtagi and Sambhavana Seth, former Miss world Diana Hayden, MTV roadies winner Ashutosh, stand up comedian Ehsaan Qureshi and playback singer Debojit, Mr Nirupam says,''I asked the organisers to show me the proof of the votes that had come in. I told them: ''I will go once I am satisfied that the voting process is foolproof.'' I wanted it to be transparent.
But they were not ready to show the voting statistics. I feel the trust of the people in the organisers would have increased manifold had they been open about the process. But sadly, they weren't.
Hence, I opted out.'' Mr Nirupam said that when he first recieved an invitation to be a part of the reality show, he felt quite excited at the prospect.
''I felt challenged when I had received the invitation to be a participant in the show. No politician had ventured into that arena and entered a place where he would be watched 24x7. So I thought: Why not? Another very crucial reason in my mind was that by being a part of the reality show I would be in a position to show people of the country that politicians are not always what they are projected as. They are human too. They have emotions. They also crave to spend time with their families. And, if I may say so, they too have interests in cooking, singing and arts. I believed I was not doing anything wrong,''he says.
On his eviction in the very first week, he says, ''I was nominated within a day of being in the House mostly for the reason that people did not understand me. For example Jade Goody nominated me because she couldn't recollect everyone's names but mine. However, I wanted to leave gracefully, which I did.'' Like Sanjay Nirupam, people from several section of society have criticised the 'Bigg Boss' reality show for its increasding vulgarity.
The episodes in the past weeks have shown Rahul Mahajan and his close friend Payal Rohtagi indulging in some intimate gestures and talk.
Infact, in Mumbai, Region Youth Congress President Sunil Ahire has lodged First Information Report (FIR) against the producer and director of the reality TV show for allegedly telecasting obscenity and vulgarity.
Besides the show's producer and director, the FIR also mentioned about the owner of Colors, the channel that telecasts the show, and three participants including Rahul Mahajan, son of former BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, Sambhavana Seth and Payal Rohatgi.
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