Review: Bigg Boss 12 – Of Vichitra jodis and Saamanya happenings

‘Bigg Boss’ is back for its 12th Season on Colors. The premier episode, aired on Sunday, September 16, 2018 saw host Salman Khan introduce the 17 contestants this year. In Season 12, the reality series sports the theme of ‘Jodis versus Individual’. Inclusion of popular bhajan & ghazal singer Anup Jalota and his ‘girlfriend’ Jasleen Matharu as a ‘jodi’ has everyone scratching their heads. Twitteratis had a field day as soon as this vichitra jodi was revealed as participants and everyone went “Whaaaaat?”. 

The other Vichitra Jodis in the ‘Bigg Boss 12’ house are Nirmal Singh and Romil Chaudhary, Somi and Saba Khan, Roshni Banik and Kriti Verma (these are the jodis on the basis of the votes on Voot App), Deepak Thakur and Urvashi Vani, Sourabh Patel and Shivashish Mishra. Along with the jodis there are singles as well – Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim, S Sreesnath, Srishty Rode, Neha Pendse and Karanvir Bohra. 

‘Bigg Boss 12’ is Presented by Apply Fizz and Powered by Oppo F9 Pro. The other sponsors on board include Garnier Men, Droom, Panasonic, Campus Activewear, Chings, MDH Garam Masala, Dominos, Big Muscles Nutrition, CP Plus, Fogg, Pepperfry, Resiquick, Bajaj Almond Drops, and JG Hosiery. 

Year after year we have seen unique and interesting concepts not only in the ‘Bigg Boss’ sets, but also in terms of the participants. Each year there is a different theme, last year we saw a cheerful and colourful décor in the Bigg Boss house. In Season 12, the house gets a complete makeover and has been turned into a sprightly beach themed decor. In Season 11, an underground chamber was introduced for punishment for belligerent housemates, they have continued with it in this season as well. 

These apart, for the first time ever viewers had the opportunity to choose their favourite contestant Jodi via the Voot app, ahead of the television premiere, in a segment called ‘Bigg Boss OutHouse Taala Khol’, wherein four contestants were put into an ‘OutHouse’ 24 hours before the show’s premiere. With this newly introduced element, ‘Bigg Boss’ saw evictions happening on the very first day itself. 

With the contestants settling in, the competitive spirit will kick in soon and all the plottings, pairings, tussles, tasks, et al, that make ‘Bigg Boss’ such an intriguing watch day after day, will begin.


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