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Bigg Boss
 
 
Season Four (2010 - 2011)
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Bigg Boss 4 in 2010 was the fourth season of Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss, which aired on Colors from 3 October 2010. This season was longer than its predecessor, Bigg Boss 3 and lasted for 14 weeks (96 days) ending on 8 January 2011. The show was hosted by Salman Khan.[1]

During the launch on 3 October, fourteen hand-picked housemates[2][3] entered the house located in Lonavla, a hill station, about 100 kilometres east of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Two additional wild card entries were made during the second and third weeks, taking the number of contestants to sixteen. The housemates, considered strangers to each other, spent 96 days (14 weeks) locked up together under the supervision of 32 cameras fitted around the house.[4] Four of the housemates, Ashmit Patel, Dolly Bindra, The Great Khali and Shweta Tiwari, reached the final week, facing public vote. The show ended on 8 January 2011 with the grand finale. Shweta Tiwari emerged as the winner, going away with a prize money of INR 10 million, while The Great Khali was announced as the runner-up.[5][6]

Salman Khan was appointed as the new host for the series.

Housemates[edit]

Aanchal Kumar[edit]

Aanchal Kumar is an Indian model and has done cameo roles in Bluffmaster! and Fashion.[7]

Abbas Kazmi[edit]

Abbas Kazmi is a professional criminal lawyer famous for being the lawyer representing Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.[8]

Ashmit Patel[edit]

Ashmit Patel is an actor who works in Hindi films. His sister is Ameesha Patel, also a film actor. His popular films include Murder and Silsilay.

Begum (Ali Saleem)[edit]

Ali Saleem is a Pakistani television host, actor, scriptwriter and impressionist. He cross-dresses as a woman wearing a sari and asks influential guests provocative questions in his show Late Night with Begum Nawazish Ali.

Devender (Bunty)[edit]

Devender (Bunty) has been accused of robbery and was on the most wanted list of the Delhi police. Dibakar Banerjee has made a film on him, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, where Abhay Deol played the protagonist.[9]

Dolly Bindra[edit]

Dolly Bindra is a television actress. She featured in the serial Mere Apne on 9x channel and Hum Sab Ek Hain on Sony. She has also done few supporting roles in films like Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?. She entered the Bigg Boss house on Day 21 as the second wild card entry.

Hrishant Goswami[edit]

Hrishant Goswami is an Indian model and winner of 2004 gladrags manhunt contest

Khali[edit]

Khali (Dalip Singh Rana) is an Indian professional wrestler and a former power-lifter who won Mr. India title in 1995 and 1996. Khali is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment competing on its SmackDown Brand. He also served as a police officer in the state of Punjab. He entered the Bigg Boss house on Day 13 as the first wild card entry.

Manoj Tiwari[edit]

Manoj Tiwari is a film actor, singer and director who acts in Bhojpuri films. He has appeared in over 30 Bhojpuri language films.

Rahul Bhatt[edit]

Rahul Bhatt is an Indian fitness trainer and a film actor. The son of film director Mahesh Bhatt, Rahul gained unwitting notoriety in 2009, following revelations that David Headley, one of those held responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, had befriended him.[9]

Sakshi Pradhan[edit]

Sakshi Pradhan is the winner of the second season of the reality show Splitsvilla.

Samir Soni[edit]

Samir Soni is a television and film actor. He started his career as a model and made his acting debut in Doordarshan's A Mouthful of Sky (1996). He made his film debut opposite actress Mamta Kulkarni in China Gate (1998).

Sara Khan[edit]

Sara Khan is a model and actress. She rose to fame for her character, Sadhna, in Sapna Babul Ka......Bidaai.

Seema Parihar[edit]

Seema Parihar is a former woman bandit and a member of the Indian political party, Samajwadi Party.[10] She has also acted in Wounded – a film based on her real-life story.[11]

Shweta Tiwari[edit]

Shweta Tiwari is a television and film actress. Her claim to fame is for the role of Prerna in Balaji Telefilms's television serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

Veena Malik[edit]

Veena Malik is a Pakistani actress, model and comedian.

Features of Bigg Boss 4[edit]

Wild Card Entry[edit]

  • On 14 October, it was announced that the WWE wrestler, The Great Khali is going to replace Devender (Bunty), who was ejected from the house on day 2 for bad behavior and breaching of house rules.
  • On 25 October, Dolly Bindra entered the Bigg Boss house.
  • On 27 November, Dolly made a return to the Bigg Boss house as a wild card entry.[12]

Captain of the House[edit]

Every week, one person was announced by the Bigg Boss as the Captain of the House. He received all privileges, such as staying in the Elite Bedroom, exemption from nominations for that week, and the right to nominate directly one person in the house regardless of the other members' nominations. Other members had to wash his/her clothes and vessels, and cook food for him, among other duties. He/she was the king of the house for that week. This is similar to the Head of Household position in other Big Brother series around the world.

Delights Bedroom[edit]

This is the new feature added to Bigg Boss 4. Delights Bedroom is a big room inside the common bedroom. Though all the other members will live in the common room, only The captain of the House will have access to this room and will get a key for this room to keep his/her stuff and lock it. This is similar to the Head of Household room in other Big Brother's around the world.

Guests in house[edit]

Throughout the series various guests may appear from time to time for a visit.

Guests on show[edit]

Weekly Summary[edit]

Week 1 Tasks
  • Samay Dhere Dhere Chal: Each Bigg Boss contestant has to take care of the hour glass and ensure that sand constantly flows.
Nominations
  • Seema (Nominated by majority of the housemates)
  • Abbas
  • Sara
  • Hrishant
  • Bunty (Nominated by Bigg Boss for consistently breaking the rules of the house and was eventually evicted from the show on Day 2)
Exits
  • On day 2, Bunty was ejected from the house due to his violent and bad behavior, abusing and cursing Bigg Boss, breaking rules of the house and trying to cover the cameras with socks.
  • On day 6, Abbas Kazmi was evicted from the house by nominations.
  • Abbas chose Seema and Veena for the next week's nominations.
Week 2 Tasks
  • Shakti De Bhakti De Mukti De: All contestants wear a white gown and hat and chant to a particular music. Once the music is over, each has to say one good and bad point about the inmate to the right.
Nominations
  • Sakshi (Captain's choice)
  • Seema
  • Samir
Exits
  • On day 13, Sakshi was evicted from the Bigg Boss house by nominations.
  • Sakshi chose Begum Ali for next week's nomination
Week 3 Tasks
  • Dhan Dhana Dhan!: All housemates have to print notes. Each note is worth 1000 points. Housemates have to accumulate a total of 5,000,000 points in notes. Hrishant and Shweta have been given the task of robing 1,500,000 points. Dhan Dhana Dhan was unsuccessful with the task, but secret agents Hrishant and Shweta have been successful.
  • Except for Rahul and Khali, all housemates have to eat from the same plate and bowl for a whole week. Housemates can only eat after Rahul and Khali.
  • Dixcy Scot task is a wrestling match between the male inmates. The captain Manoj becomes the finalist. Great Khali is the referee and consultant. Female participants are the cheerleaders, except for Shweta, who plays anchor/host with Begum Ali.
Nominations
  • Shweta (Captain's choice)
  • Veena
  • Begum
Exits
  • On day 20, Begum was evicted from the Bigg Boss house.
  • Begum chose Khali for next week's nomination
Week 4 Tasks
  • Sameer was given a diary to maintain daily logs for the captain's negative and positive aspects.
  • Dolly and Manoj Tiwari were chosen as judge by the Bigg Boss for rhyming play. Shweta and Sameer were team A, Seema and Hrishant were team B and Veena and Ashmit were team C. Team B won Vodafone's delight and 100 points each.
Nominations
  • Sara (Captain's choice)
  • Sameer
  • Khali
Exits
  • On day 27, Bigg Boss stages a fake eviction from the house and sends Sara to a secret room.
  • Sara chose Dolly and Sameer for the next week's nomination.
Week 5 Tasks
  • Aa Pappiyaan Jhappiyan Pa Le: The house is transformed into a puppy care centre. Bigg Boss asks six contestants to become puppies while five contestants are asked to work as their caretakers.[20]
Nominations
  • Manoj
  • Hrishant
  • Aanchal
  • Veena
  • Rahul
  • Seema
  • Shweta
Exits
  • On day 34, Rahul was evicted from the house.
  • Rahul chose Veena and Sara for the next week's nominations.
Week 6 Tasks
  • Arrangements for Sara-Ali wedding.
Nominations
  • Aanchal (Captain's choice)
  • Dolly
  • Ashmit
Exits
  • On day 41, Aanchal was evicted from the house.
  • Aanchal choose Veena and Sara for the next week's nominations.
Week 7 Tasks
  • Wazan Ghatao Tandrusti Badhao: The housemates have to decrease their weight through exercises. Khali will act as the PT instructor.
Nominations
  • Dolly (Captain's choice)
  • Sara
  • Khali
Exits
  • On day 45, Samir and Dolly were ejected from the house due to violation of house rules.
  • On day 47, Pamela left the house.
Week 8 Tasks
  • Gaon Gaon Shahar Shahar: Samir, Shweta, Ashmit, Veena will have to live like villagers, while rest have to live like city people.
Nominations
  • Ashmit (Captain's choice)
  • Hrishant
  • Samir
  • Shweta
  • Veena
Exits
  • On day 55, Hrishant was evicted from the house.
  • Hrishant choose Shweta and Samir for the next week's nominations.
Week 9 Tasks
  • Paathshala: Housemates are given school uniforms and have to appear like school kids. Seema is made the principal while Manoj and Ashmit are made the Hindi and English teachers respectively.[21]
Nominations
  • Ashmit
  • Manoj
Exits
  • On day 62, Manoj was evicted from the house.
  • Manoj chose Samir and Sara for the next week's nominations.
Week 10 Tasks
  • Jaago Ghar Walon Warna Waat Lag Jaaegi: The housemates will be allowed to sleep between 4am and 12 noon and two contestants will be nominated to perform a certain task in the garden area. The task is to counterbalance one's weight with the corresponding weight provided by Bigg Boss. A giant weighing scale has been provided in the garden area for the task. The first pair to try the task was Sara and Shweta.
Nominations
  • Sara (Captain's choice)
  • Veena
  • Samir
Exits
  • On day 69, Sara was evicted from the house.
  • Sara chose Ashmit to be safe from the next nominations.
Week 11 Tasks
  • Haath Choota Toh Kismat Phooti: The housemates will be divided into three pairs. The first pair will be Ashmit and Shweta, second pair will be Dolly and Veena and the third pair will be Samir and Seema. The housemates will be tied together with a handcuff and one member of each pair has to wear a blindfold and keep an egg on his hand all the time.[22]
  • Shweta and Ashmit are given secret task to hide important things belonging to Veena and Dolly, which they succeed in doing and earn 300 points each.
Nominations
  • Samir (Captain's choice)
  • Seema (Captain's choice)
Exits
  • On day 76, Seema was evicted from the house.[23]
  • Seema chose Khali and Veena for the next week's nominations.
Week 12 Tasks
  • As a result of the previous week's mistakes, Bigg Boss has not provided any flour and housemates have to grind it themselves using chakki. They will also feed Khali as he has been directed not to take any food item by himself.[24]
  • This week housemates have to save water to promote save water campaign. Water will come in limited amounts in the morning and evening hours. Housemates have been provided buckets to store water for daily work.
Nominations
  • Ashmit
  • Veena
  • Khali
Exits
  • On day 83, Veena was evicted from the house.
  • Veena chose Ashmit to be safe from the next nominations.
Week 13 Tasks
  • Bigg Boss Ki Kahani, Hamari Zabani: Housemates have to enact different past events which took place in the house. The task will continue for three days; housemates will act on three different themes namely fights, laughter and love.[25]
Nominations
  • Dolly
  • Samir
  • Shweta
Exits
  • On day 90, Samir was evicted from the house.
Week 14 Tasks
  • Jee Lay Jee Jaan Sey: Each housemate will be given a specific song every day and they have to dance to it.
  • During the task, all the housemates put together can sleep for a total of 60 hours.
Finalists
  • During the final week the public voted for who they wanted to win Bigg Boss. The finalists for the title were as following:
Ashmit
Dolly
Khali
Shweta
Winner Shweta Tiwari
Runner-up The Great Khali
Third Place Ashmit Patel
Fourth Place Dolly Bindra

Nominations table[edit]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Final
Week 14
Nominations
received
House Captain Bunty Begum Rahul Manoj Ashmit Hrishant Shweta Seema Khali Dolly Khali Shweta
Captain's Nomination Refused
to vote
Sakshi Shweta Sara No
Nominations
Aanchal Dolly Ashmit Veena Sara Samir
Seema
Ashmit
Veena
Shweta Seema
Abbas
Rahul
Manoj
Aanchal Sara
Ashmit
Nominated Dolly
Ashmit
Captain Ashmit
Veena
Ashmit
Sara
Veena
Khali
No
Nominations
Captain Dolly Winner
(Day 96)
15
Khali Not in
house
Exempt Samir
Sara
No
Nominations
Veena
Samir
Sara
Hrishant
Ashmit
Hrishant
Captain Shweta
Seema
Captain Ashmit
Veena
Samir Runner-up
(Day 96)
12
Ashmit Sakshi
Seema
Samir
Shweta
Veena Samir
Seema
Captain Dolly
Manoj
Khali
Manoj
Shweta
Manoj
Shweta
Manoj
Samir
Seema
Exempt Dolly
Khali
Dolly Third place
(Day 96)
26
Dolly Not in
house
Aanchal
Veena
No
Nominations
Veena
Ashmit
Hrishant
Sara
Ejected
(Day 45)
Veena
to save
Captain No
Nominations
Ashmit
Samir
Shweta Fourth place
(Day 96)
12
Samir Hrishant
Rahul
Hrishant
Ashmit
Veena Ashmit
Sara
No
Nominations
Dolly
Ashmit
Sara
Veena
Ashmit
Veena
Sara
Ashmit
Ashmit
Veena
No
Nominations
Ashmit
Veena
Dolly Evicted
(Day 90)
24
Veena Seema
Sara
Samir
Rahul
Sara Rahul
Seema
Nominated Shweta
Samir
Khali
Seema
Samir
Shweta
Manoj
Seema
Shweta
Samir
No
Nominations
Khali
Dolly
Ashmit
to save
Evicted
(Day 83)
27
Seema Begum
Sara
Aanchal
Manoj
Hrishant Samir
Sara
Nominated Dolly
Ashmit
Ashmit
Hrishant
Captain Ashmit
Manoj
Veena
Ashmit
No
Nominations
Khali
Veena
Evicted
(Day 76)
22
Sara Hrishant
Aanchal
Rahul
Seema
Veena Samir
Seema
Dolly
Samir
Veena
Manoj
Khali
Seema
Khali
Veena
Manoj
Ashmit
Khali
Veena
Ashmit
to save
Evicted
(Day 69)
25
Manoj Seema
Abbas
Shweta
Seema
Sara Captain Nominated Khali
Ashmit
Sara
Ashmit
Ashmit
Hrishant
Ashmit
Sara
Samir
Sara
Evicted
(Day 62)
11
Hrishant Seema
Abbas
Seema
Samir
Veena Samir
Sara
Nominated Captain Samir
Khali
Shweta
Samir
Shweta
Samir
Evicted
(Day 55)
11
Aanchal Sakshi
Sara
Samir
Seema
Shweta Sara
Samir
Nominated Dolly
Shweta
Veena
Sara
Evicted
(Day 41)
6
Rahul Veena
Shweta
Veena
Sara
Captain Veena
Sara
Nominated Veena
Sara
Evicted
(Day 34)
5
Begum Seema
Manoj
Captain Samir Khali Evicted
(Day 20)
3
Sakshi Seema
Hrishant
Hrishant
Aanchal
Begum Evicted
(Day 13)
3
Abbas Seema
Begum
Seema
Veena
Evicted
(Day 6)
3
Bunty Captain Ejected
(Day 2)
0
Against
public vote
Abbas
Hrishant
Sara
Seema
Bunty
Sakshi
Samir
Seema
Begum
Shweta
Veena
Khali
Samir
Sara
Aanchal
Hrishant
Manoj
Rahul
Seema
Shweta
Veena
Aanchal
Ashmit
Dolly
Dolly
Khali
Sara
Ashmit
Hrishant
Samir
Shweta
Veena
Ashmit
Manoj
Veena
Samir
Sara
Veena
Samir
Seema
Ashmit
Khali
Veena
Dolly
Samir
Shweta
Ashmit
Dolly
Khali
Shweta
Walked none
Ejected Bunty none Dolly
Samir

(withdrawn)
none
Evicted Abbas Sakshi Begum Sara1 Rahul Aanchal Eviction Cancelled Hrishant Manoj Sara Seema Veena Samir Dolly Ashmit
Khali Shweta
     Nominated for eviction
     Automatic nomination (due to violation(s) committed, failure of task or to give every housemate an equal chance of garnering votes)
     Granted immunity (due to being chosen by an evictee while exiting, by housemates or House Captain)
     Fake nomination.

^1 Sara was fake evicted and sent to the secret room.

Highlights of the week[edit]

Week 1 (3 to 9 October)

  • Day 1: Bigg Boss asked all the contestants to vote. While all of them thought it is for the eviction, Bunty received the highest votes and on the contrary, Bigg Boss made Bunty the "Captain" of the house.
  • Day 2: Bunty was ejected, due to his bad behaviour, abusing and cursing Bigg Boss, breaking all the rules of the house and trying to cover the cameras by socks.[26]
  • Day 3: Bigg Boss gives a mini task for a chat show with Begum and the 4 nominated housemates. Transformation from Ali to Begum is no small occasion and all the women inmates got together to help her.
  • Day 4: Argument over breakfast between Veena Malik and Hrishant leads to a heating debate where most of the other inmates got involved in consoling the inmates.
  • Day 5: While the housemates are having paranthas for breakfast, Manoj Tiwari who is a vegetarian doesn’t appreciate sharing the same plate.
  • Day 6: Shweta Tiwari gets a cake to celebrate her daughter's birthday. Abbas Kazmi was evicted from the show.
  • Day 7: Begum was made the captain of the house.

Week 2 (10 to 16 October)

  • Day 8: Sakshi was nominated via captain's vote. The housemates nominated Seema and Samir through open nominations.
  • Day 12: Rahul was elected the captain of the house.
  • Day 13: Sakshi was evicted from the Bigg Boss House. After exiting, Sakshi nominated Begum. WWE wrestler The Great Kahli appeared on the show.

Week 3 (17 to 23 October)

  • Day 17: Manoj was elected captain of the house. Rahul was ordered to wash clothes of the inmates, after he failed to enforce Bigg Boss rules in his captaincy.[27]
  • Day 20: Begum was evicted from the house.[28] Before exiting, Begum nominated Khali.

Week 4 (24 to 31 October)

  • Day 21: Dolly Bindra entered the house as a wild card entry.[29]
  • Day 22: Housemates decide to boycott Dolly due to her behavior and verbal fight with Shweta.[30]
  • Day 24: Ashmit was elected the captain of the house.
  • Day 25: Dolly manipulates Ashmit and Hrishant to believe that she is innocent and pins the night’s chaos on Sara. Consequently, after being manipulated, Ashmit and Hrishant plan to nominate Sara and Shweta.
  • Day 26: Bigg Boss stages a fake eviction process and sends Sara to a secret room. Before exiting, Sara nominates Dolly and Samir.[31]
  • Day 27: Salman Khan enters the house and spends a day with the inmates.[32]

Week 5 (1 to 7 November)

  • Day 28: Most of the inmates had been breaking rule of talking about nominations. Bigg Boss cancelled the nomination procedure and nominated those contestants who have been breaking this rule. Late at night, Sara re-entered the house.
  • Day 30: Ali Merchant enters the house as a guest.
  • Day 31: Bigg Boss announces that Ali and Sara will marry on 10 November inside the House. Dolly has an argument with Ashmit regarding task. Hrishant becomes the new house captain beating Samir 6-5 in vote count.
  • Day 33: Rahul is evicted from the house.

Week 6 (8 to 14 November)

  • Day 35: Ashmit and Dolly have a verbal fight in the kitchen. Housemates nominate Dolly, Ashmit and Aanchal for the next week's nominations.
  • Day 38: Sara Khan and Ali Merchant wed inside the house.
  • Day 39: Aanchal was evicted from the house. Shweta becomes the house captain beating Veena 7-5 in vote count. Ali Merchant was also asked to leave the house.

Week 7 (15 to 21 November)

  • Day 42: Dolly was nominated via captain's vote. The housemates nominate Sara and Khali through nominations.[33] Dolly and Seema had a fight in the Kitchen; Seema subsequently decides to quit the kitchen team.
  • Day 44: Dolly has a verbal fight with Shweta and Samir. Pamela Anderson enters the house as a guest. Bigg Boss decides to cancel the eviction.
  • Day 45: Samir and Dolly were evicted from the house following a huge fight in which they broke most of the rules.[34]
  • Day 47: Pamela left the house. Salman Khan invited Dolly and Sameer. Dolly apologised to Sameer and admitted her mistakes. Salman asked Sameer if he wants to re-enter the house. Sameer agreed, however the decision was left to Bigg Boss.

Week 8 (22 to 28 November)

  • Day 49: Samir returns to the house. Seema was elected the new captain beating Khali in the vote count. Ashmit was nominated via captain's vote, while the housemates nominated Shweta, Hrishant, Samir and Veena.[35]
  • Day 50: Bigg Boss has given a task to the leftover contestants of the house that they have to portray the characters of hardcore villagers and modern city people. Bigg Boss has divided them into two teams. The village team composed of Shweta, Samir, Veena and is headed by Ashmit. Whereas the modern city people team is headed by Seema and comprises Sara, Hrishant, Manoj and Khali. The city people have to stay inside the house and dress in a modern way and eat only continental food. Whereas the villagers have to stay in the garden area, dress in the village garb and eat food made on stoves. Both the teams have to remain in their respective areas, which is defined by the 'Lakshman Rekha'.
  • Day 51: Bigg Boss asks the city people to make a huge stack of dominoes on the wooden floor. On the other hand, the villagers are asked to make cow dung cakes. Later Bigg Boss also interchanges the teams of Khali and Shweta.
  • Day 52: Seema was asked to submit two names for next week's captains. Seema submitted Manoj and Khali's name.
  • Day 53: Khali won a majority of votes, hence becoming the new captain of the house.
  • Day 55: Hrishant was evicted from the house. Before exiting he nominated Shweta and Samir.

Week 9 (29 November to 5 December)

  • Day 56: Dolly enters as a wild-card entry in Bigg Boss, packed in a locked wooden box placed in the garden, where the villagers are sleeping. Samir is called to the confession room and given the key to the box. When Samir open the box, Dolly pops out of the box.
  • Day 57: Bigg Boss gave a task known as Paathshaala, where Seema, Manoj and Ashmit act as teachers while rest of the housemates are students.[21]
  • Day 58: Bigg Boss hosts an award-giving ceremony in the house, conducted by Dolly Bindra.[36]
  • Day 60: Dolly becomes the new captain beating Veena 6-1.[37]
  • Day 62: Manoj was evicted from the house. Before exiting, he nominated Sara and Samir.[38]

Week 10 (6 to 12 December)

  • Day 63: Sara was nominated via captain's vote while the housemates nominate Veena and Samir, through open nominations.[39]
  • Day 65: Veena has an argument with Ashmit over the task. Dolly faints inside the house. A doctor comes for her treatment.[40]
  • Day 68: Khali was elected captain of the house for the second time, beating Seema and Dolly.[41]
  • Day 69: Sara was evicted from house. Before exiting, she chose Ashmit to be safe from the next nominations.[42]

Week 11 (13 to 19 December)

  • Day 70: Bigg Boss asked the captain Khali to nominate one pair from the blindfolds and handcuffs task. Khali nominated Samir and Seema.[43]
  • Day 71: Bigg Boss takes back the captaincy from Khali due to breaking of house rules by the housemates. Khali is asked to make food for all the contestants as a punishment. A secret task is given to Shweta and Ashmit to steal some of the favourite things of Dolly and Veena.
  • Day 76: Seema was evicted from the house. Before exiting, she nominated Khali and Veena.[44]

Week 12 (20 to 26 December)

  • Day 78: Shweta was elected the house captain for the second time beating Ashmit by 3-1. The housemates nominated Veena, Ashmit and Khali for the next week's nominations, though the names are not disclosed by Bigg Boss.[45]
  • Day 80: Dolly has an argument with Ashmit and Veena about the cleaning of kitchen. The argument soon turns into a verbal fight.[46]
  • Day 81: Veena is punished by Bigg Boss for dancing on the dining table. Ashmit is shown an edited footage of all the other housemates bitching against him.[47]
  • Day 83: Veena was evicted from the house. Before exiting, she chose Ashmit to be safe from the next nominations.[48]

Week 13 (27 December to 2 January)

  • Day 84: Dolly, Samir and Shweta were nominated.[49]
  • Day 90: Samir was evicted from the house.[50]

Week 14 (3 to 8 January)

  • Day 94: Big Boss asked the remaining contestants; Ashmit, Dolly, Khali and Shweta to nominate one housemate who they would like to evict from the house. As the other housemates got confused, Ashmit volunteered his own name. Bigg Boss announced that Ashmit will remain in the house and he would get a cash prize of Rs. 500,000, regardless if he wins the show or not.[51]
  • Day 96: Shweta was declared the first female winner, Khali was the runner-up, while Ashmit and Dolly received the third and fourth places respectively. Samir received a Chevrolet-Cruz for being the bold and stylish contestant.[52]

Ratings, reception and viewership[edit]

  • According to data available with aMap, a television viewership monitoring agency, the opening episode of Bigg Boss 4 on Colors got a rating of 3.6. Season 3 had average rating of 2.43 while Bigg Boss 1 and Bigg Boss 2 had average ratings of 1.96 and 2.03. While Bigg Boss 1 was anchored by Arshad Warsi, Shilpa Shetty hosted Bigg Boss 2 and Amitabh Bachchan for Bigg Boss 3.[53]
  • During the Sara-Ali wedding episode, the show received a TRP of 4.4 and when Dolly-Shweta-Sameer fight took place and Pamela Anderson entered the house, the show received a TRP of 4.8.[citation needed]
  • The Grand Finale episode on 8 January 2011, received a TRP of 6.7, which was the highest among the finale of other Indian reality shows such as Kaun Banega Crorepati, Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega, MasterChef and DID –Li’l Masters.[54]

Controversies[edit]

  • During the first week of the show's airing, activists of Shiv Sena, a political party, started protesting against the inclusion of Pakistani housemates in the show.[55][56]
  • One of the contestants, Sakshi Pradhan felt that she may be pregnant and spoke about her concern to fellow housemates Shweta Tiwari, Veena Malik and Sara Khan. However the video of the conversation was not aired. After receiving permission from Bigg Boss, Sakshi was allowed to leave the house for a short time to see a doctor.[57]
  • After being evicted from the house, Rahul Bhatt claimed that Bigg Boss is scripted.[58]
  • In November 2010, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry served a stay order to Colors, due to complaints of indecent exposure aired on national television, asking the channel to change the timings of the show from 9 PM to 11.30 PM.[59][60] The channel later got a stay order from Bombay High Court allowing them to continue the telecast of the show during prime time.[61]

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