Bigg Boss season 10 on Colors TV has just barely just begun, but the controversies always come hand in hand. This season's most illustrious (we use the term loosely) contestant has to be Swami Omji, who also entered the Bigg Boss home first.
Everyone who watched the premiere show felt a unanimous sense of creepiness coming from Swami. Could be the way he talked about women and their bodies or marriage, but way too many people tweeted about their discomfort towards the Swami.
#BiggBoss10 Swami Omji Maharaj??? Mere pair jahaan parte hain, yoh swarg ban jata hai... Why didn't I die before I had to watch this?
— Anjan Chakraborty (@seeanjan) October 16, 2016
— Swats (@swatitalwar) October 17, 2016
This Swamiji has assaulted Elizabeth Taylor.. what the what.
— Amul Vikas Mohan (@amul_mohan) October 16, 2016
Bharat Ratna award to Deepika Padukone for not slapping the shit out of #BiggBoss10 contestant Swami's mouth.
— ﺭﺿﻮﺍﻥ (@PagalBachcha) October 16, 2016
This reached its peak when he was speaking (almost bragging) to Deepika Padukone about how he assaulted actress Elizabeth Hurley because her dress was too revealing (he says he "cured her of her chronic backache" with the kick but spoke at length about her clothes).
Padukone managed to leave the house without losing her cool, but her raised eyebrows and shocked silence said it all.
Since then, in the two episodes that have aired, Swami can be seen flirting with the women contestants, talking about yoga and the flexibility of bodies.
He even spoke about how brahmacharis like him have an eternal fire and heat in their bodies, as opposed to men and women who share a bed (his words, not ours).
And now, as a cherry on the cake, an old video of the swami slapping a fellow guest on a debate show at IBN 7 has been doing the rounds.
Along with Swami, the video shows astrologer Deepa Sharma on the panel and the topic of discussion was Radhe Maa. After a heated argument, Swami questioned Sharma's authenticity, while she warned him not to get personal. Swami then got up to slap her, on national television.
After Sharma said, "Tameez se baat karo (speak courteously)," she tried to slap him and failed, but Swami then charged at her saying, "Tu kya maregi! (you think you can hit me)".
Watch the video here:
The Quint has also shared a video where Swami can be seen calling people who don't support Sri Sri's Yamuna event as anti-national.
We're still confused about whether a character like Swami being on the country's biggest reality show is a laughable matter or if it's a serious consideration that we think this guy makes for good TV.