Latest buzz has it that India’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss on Colors, will shift its (in)famous Bigg Boss House from Karjat, back to its original location, Lonavala. The lush green hill-station of Lonavala, falls near the more-famed Khandala (thanks to Aamir Khan’s anthem “Aati Kya Khandala”), between Mumbai and Pune in the state of Maharashtra.
Lonavala, which has witnessed maximum seasons of the reality show, was forsaken after political party Shiv Sena almost brought the little town to a halt, calling for a bandh (strike), in protest of Pakistani starlet Veena Malik and Pakistani TV anchor Nawazish Ali being on Bigg Boss Season 4.
The show shifted to nearby location Karjat for Season 5, hosted by Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt, but is now reported to move its House back to its original location in Lonavala this year for Bigg Boss 6. The new season is learnt to begin from October 2 (instead of October 1, as reported in a section of the media).
“The old Lonavala location is situated inside a huge compound in the midst of a buzzing market area, and that could have prompted the decision,” speculates Bigg Boss specialist Dale Bhagwagar. “It can be considered topographically advantageous and is also learnt to be more spacious compared to the one in Karjat,” he adds.
When Dale talks about reality television, we’ve got to take his word! After all, the Bollywood PR guru has handled the publicity for maximum celebrities on reality shows and is well aware of all nuances.
Shilpa Shetty (during Celebrity Big Brother), Ashmit Patel, Amar Upadhyay, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Vindu Dara Singh, Sherlyn Chopra, Shamita Shetty, Zulfi Syed, Diana Hayden and Pooja Misrra (Bigg Boss), Kashmera Shah (Steal Ur Girlfriend), IshQ Bector (Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachcho) and Natasha Suri (Big Switch), are just a few names he has publicized over the years.
Even Veena Malik is said to have been invited on Bigg Boss because of a controversy with one of Dale’s earlier clients, actress Neetu Chandra. On the show, Veena attracted further notoriety when she cootchie-cooed with Ashmit Patel, another of the same publicist’s clients on Bigg Boss.