Updated: October 13, 2016 12:49:02 pm
Bigg Boss 10 is still almost a month away and controversies have already begun. The show, which will be hosted by Salman Khan for the seventh time, has got two major rejections already. If it was Kabir Bedi last week who said no to Bigg Boss house, now is the turn of cartoonist and motivational speaker KV Gautam.
In a social media post, Gautam had said he refused the Salman Khan show as it wouldn’t fit into his scheme of things. But people wanted to know more. Given Bigg Boss 10 — arguably India’s most controversial reality show — is a ticket to stardom, why was Gautam saying no?
The man has finally answered and we have a feeling that Bigg Boss or its host will not be amused. In his Facebook post, Gautam wrote, “Thank you all for tons of messages I got in last few days via Whatsapp, Messenger and phone calls! It was also nice to know that I have admirers in other countries too. Many of you wanted to know the reason for my rejection of BIGG BOSS. The main reason is that it will not suit both my public image and personal temperament. I have image of an ‘intellectual type’. The BIGG BOSS label will do big damage to that image. In fact, organizers of a very high profile event cancelled my speech presuming I will go to Bigg Boss. As a matter of fact, the intellectual class has contempt for shows like this. It’s good to be known by everyone. But one should be known for good reasons. I want to be known for my good work, not fighting, politics or stunts done for a TV show.”
Read: KV Gautam’s reasons for saying no to Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 10
He also said that his no to Bigg Boss has made him a celeb already. “I will not miss Bigg Boss as I have many exciting and fulfilling plans including directing a Hindi comedy feature film. Having said that, it was interesting to note that my rejection of BIGG BOSS got me more publicity and coverage from leading media houses and TV channels, than anything else I have done till date,” he wrote.
With more rejections than confirmations, Bigg Boss 10 is truly turning out to be bizarre — as promised by Salman Khan in the promos. Now what we are really waiting for is the list of contestants. Bigg Boss 10 telecast date is October 16.
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