For years audiences in and outside India have been riveted by the machinations inside the house that plays host to Bigg Boss – India’s version of Big Brother.
The show has gained millions upon millions of fans across the world even as the original format has declined in popularity in the west.
Now, the biggest reality show in India is set to open its doors to the general public – both in India and members of the giant Indian Diaspora.
After nine seasons of featuring celebrities from Indian film, music and TV, the show’s producers are set to leave the door ajar for non-celebs.
Network Colors TV is inviting Indians across the globe to showcase their talents and, given the format of the show, the zanier the better!
The challenge is now real; several fortunate people will get an opportunity to taste the life of a Bigg Boss contestant, staying in confinement for over hundred days along with other contestants and walk away with name, fame and prize money!
Raj Nayak, the trailblazing CEO of Colors TV, said it would be open to anyone.
“Bigg Boss as a show is like a study in human psychology. One can learn so much about human behavior through the actions of the housemates in a given situation. As we take on this interesting content innovation, we look forward to receiving some interesting entries from our increasing viewer base. We will be scouting for some great contestants in the months to come”, said Mr Nayak.
“You could be a doctor, engineer, lawyer, teacher, preacher, banker, entrepreneur, home-maker, taxi-driver, coolie, from any domain, any socio-economic background, have any caliber, if you think you are an entertainer, then this is the break that you have been looking for.”
Commenting on this latest innovation to the show, Govind Shahi, from Colors TV UK, said: “We believe in being close to our viewers whether it’s flying them to watch the finale of IIFA or seeing Salman Khan live at the sets of Bigg Boss finale. Bigg Boss has always been a top performer for the channel in the UK and the USA and there is no better way of gratification than giving the viewer a chance of being part of the show. We are looking forward to some interesting entries.”
Aspiring contestants can audition to get in to the Bigg Boss house by creating their own video – and make it as personal and entertaining as possible.
The videos need be 3 minutes in length and can be uploaded to www.colorstv.com/biggbossentry for the UK.
The last date for participation is 31st May, 2016. Contestants will be shortlisted soon after.