Have you ever wondered what it feels like to stay in a house without any access to the outside world? Sounds cool, right? But it’s so much more cooler when it’s the Bigg Boss house.
I was invited by Bigg Boss to come and stay in his house and experience what it feels like to be contestant in his house, alongside twelve other journalists.
We reached the location at Lonavala near Mumbai at 10 am and the whole team ensured that we get the same treatment like the real contestants do. For starters, they take your phone away. Yes, I was without my phone for 24 hours! Then, they frisk you and your bag to ensure that you have nothing which will keep you entertained in the house. This means no books, no playing cards, no books – nothing.
89 Cameras, Except in the Bathroom
The Bigg Boss team blindfold you and then drive you to the main door of the house. The fold is taken off once you are about to enter. It felt really cool. trust me!
I was one of the last contestants to enter, with Sonup a journalist from Dainik Bhaskar. The Bigg Boss house has a beach house theme and it’s very obvious once you enter. Since this was my first time inside the house, I was really excited to experience what Bigg Boss had planned for us.
There are 89 cameras in the house and it keeps recording constantly. This means that everything you say or do is recorded in the house – except the washrooms, thankfully. The house has a main door and several other secret doors through which people can enter; which is seen quite often during the show.
A Scary Nomination and a Fun Task
Just like the contestants, Bigg Boss made us nominate each other. It was very stressful and made me realise that every real contestant has to do this every week. For someone who does not dislike people easily, it must be so hard to pick two different people every week to nominate. I don’t know if the show is scripted but I thought about my nominations, seriously.
Then, we had to perform a task. There was a winning team and those who were nominated had to spend some time in the jail. It was great fun! There’s much more that happened and I’ve tried to put all of that in my six and a half minute video. Colors had footage worth 24 hours; they cut it to 52 minutes and then, I cut it to nearly seven minutes, hoping to share my experience.
To sum up? I can’t stay in the Bigg Boss house for three months, for sure. But a day in that house was a good detox from the real world.
Footage courtesy: Colors TV
Producer and Voice over: Bilal Jaleel
Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan
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