”Bigg Boss Season 2” gets bigger on COLORS

August 6th, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Akshay Kumar

Mumbai, August 6 (ANI/Business Wire India): After sweeping the audiences with the breath-taking action reality show -”Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi” with Akshay Kumar, COLORS reveals its other ace- ”Bigg Boss Season 2”, the Indian version of the internationally acclaimed show- Big Brother, that will premiere on the channel on August 17th.
The sensuous Shilpa Shetty, winner of last season’’s Big Brother UK has been roped in to host the ”Indian” version of the show. So get ready everyday for a bigger, better, meaner and gruesome real-time drama, ”BIGG BOSS SEASON 2”, premiering August 17th, everyday (Monday to Sunday), at 10:00 p.m. on COLORS.
”Bigg Boss Season 2”, the Indian version of ”Big Brother”, comes with its unique twists this year that make it bigger and better - ”newsmakers” replace ”celebrities” in ”BIG BOSS SEASON 2”.
That apart, for the first time in the history of Indian television, a show is being launched that will be aired everyday. Further, there will be half an hour LIVE and unedited slot everyday starting second week that will air starting 12.30 a.m. Can it get more exciting? Yes, throw-in a couple of commoners with the ”newsmakers” and the equation becomes even more exciting.
”Bigg Boss Season 2” presents the unique combination of reality and real unscripted drama. It is the ultimate reality where 14 handpicked strangers will be locked in a house.here we are talking about REAL people, REAL emotions and REAL drama.
As the 14 hand picked contestants vie with each other to survive in the Bigg Boss Season two houses, irritation, backbiting and backstabbing reach it’’s prime. This group living together for 12 weeks brings out the best and worst in the contestants as they tussle to cope with the social pressure cooker until the bitter end stands a chance of winning the title and the large cash prize of Rs 75 lakhs!
Rajesh Kamat, Chief Executive Officer -COLORS, said, “Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi was one of our driver shows during the launch phase that helped us to capture a significant position in the consumer’’s mind space. As soon as Fear Factor -Khatron Ke Khiladi ends Big Boss Season 2 is our next big ticket offering that will accelerate this momentum even further and keep the COLORS audiences on the edge of their seats for the next three months.”
Deepak Dhar, Country Head, Endemol India, said, “After the overwhelming success of Khatron Ke Khiladi, Endemol India is proud to present Indian audiences with Bigg Boss Season 2, an innovative and entertaining new reality show. Bigg Boss has connected extremely well with Indian audiences because it showcased reality in its truest, unadulterated form. This reality will continue this season and will be enhanced with the combination of celebrities and members from the general public coming together to spend 12 weeks in the same space, cut off from the rest of the world. This new twist is bound to create entertaining television driven by the reality of what each contestant will experience in the Bigg Boss house. real emotions, real drama and real tension.
Commenting on the programming strategy, Ashvini Yardi, Programming Head - COLORS, added, “With the Indian television’’s ultimate ”reality soap” Bigg Boss Season 2, COLORS fulfills its promise of a basket of all ”Jasbaat Ke Rang”. Bigg Boss Season 2 will lend a new hue to the existing Hindi General Entertainment category with a reality show covering the entire spectrum of emotions. Shilpa Shetty has been roped in as the host of the show as she has been in this situation and knows exactly how the contestants would feel. Shilpa will be more like a mentor for the 14 participants as she is experienced and will have a great chemistry with the contestants.”
The Endemol international format show has enthralled television watchers for the last 9 years across 32 countries around the globe. Produced by Endemol India, the second season of the show on COLORS will feature 14 contestants who will live under one roof. Every action and emotion of the participants will be captured over 84 days, 24* 7 by 32 cameras as contestants vie for the ultimate title and booty of Rs 75 lakhs in a battle of human minds and emotions at work. Shilpa Shetty along with a crew of over 250 trained professionals work round the clock to bring this show to millions of viewers” everyday.
An excited Shilpa Shetty on hosting the show said, “I have been through what these 14 contestants will go through, and therefore understand their needs and feelings. I remember what it was to live with strangers in a house cutoff from the outside world with nobody to trust and vouch for. But one thing is sure, it will definitely change the lives of the participants.it”ll give them memories to last a lifetime and emerge as stronger individuals.”
The mixed bag of 14 contestants from different walks of life, leave their families behind and prepare to live in the Bigg Boss house built around the outskirts of Mumbai. Around 32 cameras will capture each and every move of the contestants and they do not have any privacy. Of course, they have the privacy in bathrooms.
The house will not have any kind of entertainment or sources of communication with outside word, which means there won”t be any television, radio, music player, books, internet, and phones.
Those who enter the house will have to satisfy themselves with bare minimum items that they have brought everything that are needed for a living for three months. Nothing would be provided and the contestants have to cook, clean, sweep the floor, without any help from maids or cooks. Not even a make-up artiste to help them look better!
Bigg Boss will give the contestants some tasks on a weekly or a daily basis, through which they will earn their weekly budget. The group will use the budget to buy food items to survive in the house.
Each housemate nominates two contestants for eviction, while the Bigg Boss chooses two contestants with the maximum number of nominations to be put up for public vote. Voting lines open and the viewers vote to save the contestant they like the most from the ones up for eviction. The contestant with the maximum votes is saved from being evicted from the Bigg Boss house.
The challenge is to survive a popularity SMS poll, while co-living for 84 days under constant camera surveillance with other housemates for company and of course, ”the Bigg Boss”.
Every Monday to Thursday, viewers will get to see these 14 people struggle to cope up with the pressure built up in the boundaries of the Bigg Boss house. Fridays would be the day of eviction while Saturdays would offer the spin off episode. Sundays would spice up the show even more with ”Andekha Masala”.
Five elements make up the foundation of Bigg Boss- Season 2:
1. Back to basics: The environment in which the housemates will have to live is stripped down to bare necessities.
2. No contact with the outside world: Nobody is allowed to have contact with the outside world and vice versa.
3. Assignment: The assignments are special tasks. The housemates can earn money with it to increase their weekly budget.
4. Confession Booth: The Confession Booth is the place where the housemates must report personally on their experiences and feelings.
5. ”Eviction”: Every week participants are nominated by a voting procedure to leave the house, selected by their housemates and the viewers. Regularly, the housemates are nominated to be evicted, and the public decides which of the nominees will be evicted. (This time, viewers vote for who they want to see in the house.) (ANI)

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