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BIGG BOSS Show Origin: Complete History Behind The Starting Of Bigg Boss Reality Show

by Bellamkonda

HYDERABAD: Bigg Boss is one of the popular reality show in Indian television and other parts of the country. Currently, the reality show is in various languages with a different host in Hindi it is being hosted by Salman Khan. Did you know the origin of Bigg Boss? Actually, Big Brother is a dutch reality show which was created by John de Mol Jr and it was first broadcast in the Netherlands in the year 1999. The show features contestants called ‘housemates’ or ‘HouseGuests’ who live together in a specially constructed house that is isolated from the outside world.

The name is inspired by Big Brother from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, and the housemates are continuously monitored during their stay in the house by live television cameras as well as personal audio microphones. Throughout the course of the competition, they are voted out (usually on a weekly basis) until only one remains and wins the cash prize.

Bigg Boss debuted on television in 2006 through Sony TV with Arshad Warsi as the host. The show gained popularity after Shilpa Shetty emerged as the winner in Big Brother 5 and replaced Warsi as the host in the second season of Bigg Boss.From the second season, the show’s broadcast moved to Viacom 18’s Colors TV.

The Telugu version of the reality show started with popular star Young Tiger Jr NTR as the host three years ago. Despite winning the audiences’ heart, Jr NTR couldn’t host the show in the second season due to professional commitments.

Later, Actor Nani stepped into Tarak’s shoes and hosted season 2. Though Nani was at his spontaneous best, the show received flak after Kaushal’s Army mounted massive campaigns on social media and were seen to be bullying the show format. On some occasions when Nani took on Kaushal for the happenings inside the house, the natural star was uncharitably trolled heavily by the contestant’s supporters. The show eventually saw Kaushal Manda emerging as the winner of the season.

Nani Bigg Boss 2 Telugu Launch highlights - tollywood

Nani was the first automatic choice for the third season as well but the actor refused to carry on with the mantle for unknown reasons. There was strong speculation that Nani himself was reluctant as he did not want to antagonize any sections of the audiences by being candid as the show host.

That’s when the show organizers turned to Akkineni Nagarjuna and roped him in as the new host of Bigg Boss Telugu. He not only held the show together in season 3 but has even taken up the responsibility for season 4 as well. King Nag seems to have used his season 4 experience to his advantage which is showing in his hosting skills in Season 4 that is ruling the TRP charts.

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