Bigg Boss season 10 has an interesting tagline that reads – Indiawale Isse Apna Hi Ghar Samjhaye (Commoners, treat this as your own house). However, ever since the show began, there has been a constant effort coming from the celebs to make these commoners realise that television is a space where they rule and there is no way that they would ever let these commoners rise above them. The show, which began with a demarcation of celeb-commoner, ended the difference between the housemates a week ago. But it seems the celebs, especially Bani J, Rohan Mehra, Gaurav Chopra and Rahul Dev, are not yet ready to let go of their so called superiority.
Yes, we have seen commoners – Manoj Punjabi, Manveer Gurjar and ex-contestant Navin Prakash, constantly reminding themselves that these celebs can never be their friends because of their ego but we have also seen them at least trying to break the ice, which has never happened from the celebrities’ end. Recently, while having a conversation with Salman Khan, Rahul Dev, pointing indirectly towards Indiawale, said that his education and his status does not allow him to stoop to a level where he can create controversies just for the sake of it. Does that mean he considers these commoners uneducated and unethical?
If you walk back to the first week of the show, Rohan, during his verbal spat with Manoj, constantly said that he and his teammates are not like the commoners. He even clearly said that no matter what, he will always nominate an Indiawala to get evicted from the house. Even in the recent episode, when Bigg Boss asked the housemates to vote for the most boring contestant of Bigg Boss season 10, he voted for Manoj and Manveer, irrespective of the fact that Salman Khan in Weekend Ka Vaar episode clearly mentioned Rahul, Rohan and Karan’s name as contestants who seem least interested in the house.
Bani J, who has been chosen as the first captain of the house, is already showing signs of partiality. First, she began by punishing Manoj, Swami Om and Manveer then she assigned most of the housework to Indiawale and their supporter, Mona Lisa, while other contestants were chit-chatting with each other. After nominations, we also saw her asking Lopamudra Raut about why she stood for Indiawale against her own team. In conversation with Gaurav, Bani has often expressed how the commoners are non-existent for her in the house.
What’s interesting is also the fact that even though Indiawale has shown their enthusiasm towards the game, it is them who get evicted every week. Till now, three commoners have been evicted while the celebrities have remained untouched by the fear of elimination. Is it purely on the basis of their popularity or Bigg Boss has something else for celebs in coming future? For now, it is high time that celebs let go of the airs they have about themselves and stop cornering the commoners. They have to realise that whatever they are is only because of being accepted by the audience, who are commoners.