Bigg Boss 11: Hiten Tejwani dances to Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo; Omung Kumar talks about house design
The 11th season of Bigg Boss opened its doors on 1 October, and an eclectic mix of celebrities and commoners will have to battle it out to survive inside the house for a period of 100-plus days.
The launch of this season saw host Salman Khan and Varun Dhawan sharing screen space and dancing to the beats of 'Tan Tana Tan' from Judwaa 2, and Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu joined them.
Before entering the house, contestant Hiten Tejwani was accompanied by his wife Gauri Pradhan for a special performance on the song 'Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo'. Hina Khan sang 'Lag Jaa Gale' and Priyank Sharma of Roadies fame shook a leg to Badshah's hit number 'Mercy'.
Filmmaker and art director Omung Kumar, who has designed the Bigg Boss 11 house, says the idea was to play with a melange of colours to create an environment that plays with the contestants' mind.
During an experiential tour of the show, Omung told the media in Lonavla: "Well, this year we wanted to create a good looking house and we designed it accordingly. But at the same time, the core idea of Bigg Boss is to create an atmosphere that can make the participants feel difficult to survive psychologically. So, we played with colours to create a mood and play with their psyche. It shouldn't be such a good looking house that participant will want to stay there forever."
While the main house comprises a living room, an open kitchen, a confession room, a bedroom that can accommodate seven beds and an open garden area, there is a twist in the neighbouring house, keeping the theme of the new season in mind.
The neighbouring house also has a small garden area and washroom, but no kitchen space. The interior of that house appeared quite dull in black, white and grey. About this, Omung said, "We have done it purposely. The suffocation was needed to be created."
With inputs from agencies