Arshad Warsi calls Bigg Boss 11 'down market' and the people on the show 'tacky'
Arshad Warsi, the star of Golmaal Again who was conspicuously absent from the promotion of the film on the Salman Khan hosted show Big Boss 11, has taken an open dig at the show. "The [Bigg Boss] show is down market," he said as reported by Mid Day.
"People on the show, I hear, are tacky," said Warsi, who had hosted the first season of the successful reality show in 2006, but was replaced by Shilpa Shetty in season 2. "I haven't seen this season, but I've heard about it. The channel is attempting to boost the ratings by showcasing the things that sell. And thus, morality is taking a backseat," he said about the show’s current run in its eleventh season.
The scathing words of the actor are reflective of the show’s dropping popularity and TRP’s when it failed to make it to the BARC’s top five TV shows this year.
The actor has been known to make provoking statements aimed at super star Salman Khan who has hosted seven seasons of the show since 2010. In response to a question if his character of a villager owns a buffalo in the last year film The Legend of Michael Mishra, Warsi had alluded to a popular Salman Khan song and mockingly said, “No, that’s for Salman Khan. Since Baby ko bhains pasand hai”. (Baby is a fan of buffalo.)
Warsi believes that the show has drifted considerably from its quality and original intention. In the interview the ex host of the show makes this point by saying, “the concept back then was to understand the psyche of people and notice the developments that occur when they are made to reside in a house, isolated from the world. No one wanted to cause any trouble. There was no nudity or violence demanded in the clause."