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Bigg Boss
 
 
Season 5 (2011 - 2012)
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Bigg Boss 5 was the fifth season of the Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss, which aired on Colors from 2 October 2011 to 7 January 2012 with Sanjay Dutt as the host.[1] Salman Khan hosted the opening, the Diwali special episode and a few eviction episodes along with Sanjay Dutt after which Sanjay took over as the permanent host of the season. The series was won by soap actress and television presenter Juhi Parmar on 7 January 2012.[2]

During the launch on 2 October, fourteen hand-picked housemates entered the house located in Karjat, a town, about halfway between Mumbai and Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Four additional wild card entries were made during the second, third, fourth and the end of seventh week taking the number of contestants to eighteen. Three guest entries, who stayed in the house for a couple of days, took the total number of inhabitants to twenty one. The housemates, considered strangers for each other, spent 98 days (14 weeks) locked out together under the supervision of 55 cameras fitted around the house. It is considered as the most controversial Bigg Boss Season.

Opening[edit]

Opening episode was aired on 2 October 2011 presented by Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt. This extravagant introductory episode to the season 5 showcased different features of Bigg Boss house and introduced each of the participant. It also featured Bollywood actors Ajay Devgn for the promo of their upcoming film Rascals and Samir Soni for promoting his new serial Parichay on Colors.

Contestants[edit]

Contrary to its previous years formats, this season started with 12 ladies, one transgender, and one man. Three men later entered, one on Day 8, another on Day 15, the third on Day 23 and the fourth on Day 38 as a Houseguest. On Day 49, famous adult entertainer (porn star) Sunny Leone entered the house as a female wild card entry. Another houseguest namely Andrew Symonds entered the house on Day 77. Famous Japanese Sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama entered the house on Day 91.The participants in the order of appearance are:[3]

Female Male Transgender
Housemate Claim to fame and Biography
Shakti Kapoor The casting couch controversy, best known for his Villainous & comic roles in various movies like Satte pe Satta, Raja Babu, Judwaa & many more. Shakti Kapoor was born on 3 September 1958. He is notably known for playing comic and villainous roles. He has acted in over 700 films. He was born in Mumbai, grew up in New Delhi and studied in Kirori Mal College. His father used to run a tailoring business in Connaught Place. He won the Filmfare award once, for David Dhawan’s Raja Babu.[4] Also, he is the father of film actress Shraddha Kapoor.
Pooja Bedi Featured in the much hyped & bold TV ad for Kamasutra condom. Also renowned for playing 'Devika’ in 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander' opposite Aamir Khan. Bedi is a former Bollywood actress and television talk show host. She is the daughter of actor Kabir and late Indian Classical dancer Protima Bedi and is herself a mother of two children. She was born in Mumbai and in latter school years, studied at Lawrence School, Sanawar. She made her debut in Jag Mundhra ’s 1991 film, Vishkanya. She has participated in reality shows before, is a columnist with publications and chairs the board of a charitable organization (The Grassroots Foundation) as well.
Shonali Nagrani A TV anchor. Shonali Nagrani was born on 20 December 1981 in New Delhi. She won the pageant of Miss India International in 2003 and subsequently finished first runner-up of Miss International. Alongside appearances as a model and as a television anchor most notably for the Indian Premier League shows for Sony TV India and ITV, she has appeared in supporting roles in films like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Dil Bole Hadippa!.
Nihita Biswas Wife of Charles Sobhraj and claimed that the wedding took place inside a jail in Nepal, though the following day, jail authorities denied the same. Nihita Biswas is 22 years old and allegedly married Charles Sobhraj on 9 October 2008 on the occasion of Bada Dashmi inside the jail premises in Kathmandu where Sobhraj is lodged. Nihita’s mother – Shakuntala Thapa is Sobhraj’s criminal lawyer.
Shraddha Sharma Indian television actress who has worked in Saarrthi and one more TV serial. Shraddha Sharma is an actress and model and best known for her tumultuous relationship with Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Raja Chaudhary.
Mandeep Bevli Mandeep Bevli was an anchor with Headlines Today, specializing mostly in entertainment related news. Her firecracker wit and personality make her memorable to all she meets.
Raageshwari She shot to fame with her portrayal of a naughty Sardaji on BPL Oye. Raageshwari Loomba was born on 25 July 1972 and is a pop singer, actress, model, television anchor and former MTV VJ. She was born in Mumbai to National Award winning musician Trilok Singh Loomba and his wife Veera. She did her schooling from Auxilium Convent High School. She has released many successful music albums and performed at numerous stage shows all over the world. From 2000-2001 she was diagnosed with and overcame Bell’s Palsy (facial paralysis).
Vida Samadzai Miss Afghanistan 2003. The first Afghan woman to participate in an international beauty pageant Miss Earth 2003 since 1974. Vida Samadzai was born on 22 February 1978, and was Miss Afghanistan 2003, although her title was not officially recognized. Her participation in the Miss Earth beauty pageant in 2003 was condemned by the Afghan Supreme Court, saying such a display of the female body goes against Islamic law and Afghan culture. In particular, traditionalists objected to her appearance in a red bikini during the pageant's press presentation. She was born and raised in a province of Afghanistan, and moved to America in 1996. She speaks five languages fluently.
Mahek Chahal A Bollywood actress and a Norwegian model. Mahek Chahal was born on 1 February 1979 in Norway. She is of Punjabi-Sikh origin and is an actress and model. She made her Bollywood debut in 2003 with a lead role in the film Nayee Padosan. She has since been featured in a number of music videos and has done major television commercials for brands like Godrej Refrigerator, Fevicol, Bombay Dyeing, Bar One Chocolate, amongst others.
Sonika Kaliraman Former national wrestler, and 6 month pregnant at the time of entering the show. Sonika Kaliraman is a professional wrestler and daughter of legendary wrestler Padma Shree, Arjuna Award winner Master Chandgi Ram. She is the first woman Bharat Kesari title-holder and 10 times National Wrestling Champion. She married NRI Siddhart Malik in February 2009 and is settled in California, USA. She is six months pregnant. She and her brother Jagdish have emerged among the best wrestlers in the country.
Pooja Misrra Pooja Missra has been a VJ, talk show anchor and Page 3 socialite. She has previously participated in the reality show The Big Switch on UTV Bindass, where her fiery devil-may-care attitude led to quite a few fights with other participants.
Gulabo Sapera A well-known singer-dancer from Rajasthan, famous for folk style. Gulabo has a Jazz band with Titi Robin and teaches in Copenhagen, Denmark. She broke age-old traditions when took her culture on-stage at the age of 12, which was heavily promoted by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. She is married to Sohan Nath, whom she converted in to a Kalbelia and has five children
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi A dancer, dance instructor, and a well-known transgender activist in India. Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is a 32 year old transgender activist of international repute. She holds the distinction of being the only Hijra in the UN’s Civil Society Task Force on HIV/AIDS. She also works for the community through her campaign group ‘Astitva’.
Juhi Parmar A TV personality and a versatile anchor, actress, television Presenter, singer and dancer. Juhi Parmar was born on 14 December 1980 in Ujjain to Devendra and Hemlata Parmar. She grew up in Jaipur, Rajasthan where she won the Miss Rajasthan title in 1999 and has been a TV personality, anchor, actress, Television Presenter, singer and dancer. She is married to television personality and businessman Sachin Shroff.
Amar Upadhyay Indian model, film and television actor. The role which gave Amar his major breakthrough and is well known for is of Mihir Virani from the popular serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus channel. He enters the house on Day 8 as the second male contestant.
Siddharth Bhardwaj Winner of MTV Splitsvilla along with Sakshi Pradhan. Siddharth is a VJ on MTV India. He is a part of Mtv Stripped,Gone in 60 Seconds,One short plot and Wassupri8 and Roadies 8.0. He entered the house on Day 15 as the third male contestant.
Akashdeep Saighal
alias "Sky"
'Serial' Bad Boy who played Amar Upadhyay’s son in "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" .Akash shot to fame as the runner up of the Gladrags Manhunt contest in 1997. He is most popular for his role on the popular serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus. He is also a reality TV veteran of sorts, having participated in popular shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao. Through these shows, he created an image of himself as an angry young man
Swami Agnivesh Agnivesh (born 21 September 1939) is an Indian social worker, self-titled Arya Samaj scholar, and a Hindu social activist. He is best known for his work against bonded labour through the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, which he founded in 1981. Agnivesh also founded and become president of the World Council of Arya Samaj, which he describes as an associate of the original Arya Samaj, and served as the chairperson of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery from 2001 to 2004
Sunny Leone Sunny Leone, whose real name is Karen Malhotra is an Indo-Canadian pornographic actress, businesswoman and model. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003 and was a contract star for Vivid Entertainment. Named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010, she has also played roles in independent mainstream films and television shows.
Andrew Symonds Andrew Symonds (born 9 June 1975, Birmingham, England) is a former Australian cricket team all-rounder. A two-time World Cup winner, Symonds is a right-handed middle order batsman and alternates between medium pace and off-spin bowling. Since mid-2008, he spent most of the time out of the team, due to disciplinary reasons, including alcohol. In June 2009 he was sent home from the 2009 World Twenty20, his third suspension, expulsion or exclusion from selection in the space of a year. His central contract was then withdrawn, and many cricket analysts have speculated that the Australian administrators will no longer tolerate him, and that Symonds may announce his retirement.
Yamamotoyama Yamamotoyama Ryūta (born 8 May 1984 as Yamamoto Ryūichi) is a former sumo wrestler from the city of Saitama in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Making his professional debut in January 2007, he reached the top makuuchi division in January 2009. His highest rank was maegashira 9. At 265 kg (580 lb), he is the heaviest Japanese-born sumo wrestler ever. In April 2011 he was told to retire by the Japan Sumo Association after he and several other wrestlers were found to be involved in match-fixing.

Guest appearances[edit]

Host Sanjay Dutt with Canadian pornstar Sunny Leone after her eviction from the house
  • On 29 October 2011, Bollywood Actor Ranbir Kapoor and Singer Mohit Chauhan made an appearance on Aapka Farmaan to promote their upcoming movie Rockstar. Later, Ranbir also entered the house to announce that Pooja Bedi was safe from eviction.[5]
  • On Day 38, Swami Agnivesh entered the house as a guest. He was told to act as if he was a contestant on the show.
  • On 19 November 2011, Bollywood Actors Akshay Kumar and John Abraham made an appearance on Aapka Farmaan to promote their upcoming movie Desi Boyz. Later, the duo also entered the house to spend some time with the housemates.[6]
  • On 1 December 2011, Indian film Director and Producer Mahesh Bhatt entered the house for a couple of hours to present a contract deal to Sunny Leone to cast her as the lead actress in Pooja Bhatt's upcoming sequel of the film Jism.[8]
  • On 3 December 2011, actress Anushka Sharma and actor Ranveer Singh made an appearance on Aapka Farmaan to promote their upcoming movie Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Later, Ranveer also entered the house to spend some time with the housemates.
  • On Day 67, Andrew Symonds entered the house as a guest. Later Pooja Misrra was also sent in on the same day to act as his translator. Both of them stayed in the house for a period of eleven days.
  • On 12 December 2011, housemates' Friends/Family entered the house for a short visit to meet their loved ones. These guests included Anuradha Sharma (Siddharth's mother), Sachin Shroff (Juhi's husband), Madhu Bhatia (Akashdeep's sister), Hetal Upadhyay (Amar's wife) and Shiraz Chukkraborty (Shonali's boyfriend).[9]

Weekly tasks[edit]

Task No. Date given Description Result
1 4 October 2011
(Day 02)
Pahiya Ghumao Kismat Chamkao
The task involves contestants teaming up for the rest of the week to fulfill the objective and earn points that will help determine their budgeting and rationing for the coming week. The task involves them riding a rickshaw and taking it to different cities that are marked on a map that is provided to the contestants. The contestants will then perform an act based on the peculiarities of the city that they have reached. In between the performances, at all times i.e. 24x7, someone will have to lead the rickshaw and keep pedaling so that the street lamp placed beside the cycle rickshaw remains lit. (100% bet of weekly luxury budget)
Passed
2 10 October 2011
(Day 7)
Jiska Kaam Usi Ko Saanjhay
All the contestants were alloted some official household duties. Juhi was made the PR of Bigg Boss and it is her duty to keep a track of everyone's performance. Gulabo was the head cook and had two kitchen assistants to help her. Shakti and Vida were in charge of security. Amar, Shonali and Raageshwari became the washroom attendants. Mahek and Shraddha were supposed to clean the house and the garden area. Pooja Bedi and Pooja Mishra formed the dishwashing team. (0% bet of the weekly luxury budget)
Failed
3 18 October 2011
(Day 16)
Mai Chotta Sa Nanha Sa Bachcha Hu
All the contestants were alloted a role of a parent or a child. A Parent will have to take care of their respective child. Amar, Pooja M, Laxmi, Shonali, Vida and Mahek were given the role of parents whereas Shakti, as applauded on her outstanding performance during the task, however, Siddharth, Pooja Misrra and Shraddha displayed inconsistent performances. As a result their luxury budget points (200 pts. from each) were cut. Shakti and Shonali were also told of their irregular roles in the task and hence 100 pts from both were not alloted. The housemates, overall, managed to grab 1800 points out of 2600. (70% bet of the weekly luxury budget)
Passed
4 25 October 2011
(Day 23)
Diya Jalay Tou Diwali Nahi Jalay Tou Diwala
To celebrate Diwali, the contestants were split into teams of two and asked to make candles (Diyaas). The team that will achieve the target of making 500 candles first, will be declared winner of the task. The housemates have to make 2000 diyas in one week. They have been provided a machine for the same. They were given a demonstration on the procedure of using the machine. Only one housemate can make diyaas on the machine at a time. The diyaas can be shaped from the wet clay even manually. Team 1 : Amar, Pooja B., Shonali, Shakti, Vida, Juhi. Team 2 : Siddharth, Laxmi, Pooja M., Shraddha, Mandeep and Akaashdeep. (??% bet of the weekly luxury budget)
Passed
5 1 November 2011
(Day 30)
Lambee Hai Dooree, Chadhhna Zarooree
Bigg Boss house was converted to an army camp where the housemates were trainees and Mandeep was made the Drill instructor. The task is associated with Wall climbing and a crash obstacle course was set up for the housemates. Housemates had to cover 12000 ft hiking on a 20 feet wall created in the Activity area inside the house. Housemates are also instructed to wear Boot Camp uniforms as a part of the task. Bigg Boss announced that housemates have failed to accomplish the task due to the in-cooperative behavior of Mandeep as Colonel. Siddharth also inhibited irrelevant traits as opposed to the task i.e. Sleeping. Bigg Boss also stated that the only people who tried to do justice to the weekly task were Pooja B. and Amar. (0% bet of the weekly luxury budget)
Failed
6 8 November 2011
(Day 37)
Shraddha Ki Riyaasat
Shraddha will be treated as a queen and the rest will be her attendants. They've to call her Rajkumari. Every morning when Shraddha wakes up two of the housemates have to come to her and take her blessings. All her orders are essential to be acted upon otherwise the housemates might be locked into the jail as punishment. Every night all housemates have to line up to her room and praise her one by one. Sky was praised on performing the task with consistency, however, Shraddha was detested by the Bigg Boss due to her incorrect role play as the Queen. Bigg Boss rewarded 2200 points to the housemates. (100% bet of the weekly luxury budget)
Passed
Team
Amar
Team
Sky
7 15 November 2011
(Day 44)
Raajneeti
Housemates formed two teams - Team Amar and Team Sky. Pooja M., Pooja B.,Shraddha and Mahek under the leadership of Amar formed a team namely No Jhagra No bayhes, We are Shanti in Progress. On the other hand Juhi, Siddharth, Vida and Shonali joined Akashdeep's team Band Mutthi Haath ki. According to the phone call from Bigg Boss, which Akashdeep (Sky) attended, Shonali was told to form alliance with Amar's team. On Day 47, Amar's team with the majority of votes won the election with the vote count 6 - 4. As a result Amar was rewarded by being made the captain of the house for the coming week and his team granted full luxury budget.
Passed Failed
8 22 November 2011
(Day 51)
Haseena Teri Misaal Kahan
Boys are made mentors and have to form three teams. Amar selects Juhi, Shonali and Shraddha. Sky chooses Pooja M. and Pooja B. and Siddharth chose Mahek and Sunny. Girls referred as "Beauties" are given titles and have to wear sashes with their title label on it for the whole week. Bigg Boss granted 1500 points to the housemates.
Passed
9 30 November 2011
(Day 58)
Vodafone 1 2 3
The task involves housemates to play various roles such as astrologer, match-making, chef, sports commentator and spicy gossip reporter by dialling 123 on the Vodafone Applet stored inside the house. (100% bet of weekly luxury budget)
Passed
Jailors Convicts
10 7 December 2011
(Day 65)
Jailor Ki Jay Jay Kaydi Ki Haye Haye
Bigg Boss has turned the house into a jail. All the contestants have been provided appropriate costumes for the task. The criminals are supposed to sleep in the new jail created in the garden area. One of the jailers has to awake and keep an eye on the prisoners. The prisoners have been asked to steal an envelope from jailer's cupboard, and the jailers are supposed to stop them.
Passed Failed
11 12 December 2011
(Day 72)
Hookumat-e-Symonds
As a part of their weekly task, housemates have to please and fulfill Andrew Symonds's wishes.

Bigg Boss rewarded 1600 points to the housemates. (100% of the weekly luxury budget)

Passed
12 20 December 2011
(Day 79)
Dhinchak Dhinchak Dhinchak Dhin
Housemates were told to dance on solo and group on songs on a round platform in front of the pool facing the camera. Each housemate was given a specific song according to the theme which changed daily.
Passed
13 27 December 2011
(Day 86)
Paatshaala Ka Bol Baala
The House was turned into a school and housemates students. Desks and a blackboard were placed in the garden area. Uniforms were provided and Juhi was made the headmistress. Other housemates were to take turns in acting as teachers for the subjects allocated. Occasionally Quiz competitions took place as a part of the class.
Passed
14 3 January 2012
(Day 93)
Kamaal Kursi Ka
Housemates were provided a Royal Chair which was placed in the garden area near the pool. The housemate who sits on the chair is made the King/Queen of the house and all other inmates his/her servants. If for any particular reason the housemate leaves the chair, anyone else can claim possession of it and the rule of the latter will begin with the rule of the preceder coming to an end. The housemate with the most favorable rule is awarded by the Bigg Boss. However, due to consistent breaking of rules by Mahek and Siddharth and their unsuccessful rule on their temporary kingdoms the task was cancelled and Bigg Boss decided to deprive both of them of any awards promised.
Cancelled
4 January 2012
(Day 94)
Lollipop Se Karo Talk
Housemates were provided lollipop stands, each with a photo of an evicted housemate. The stands were placed in the garden area. Each housemate had to equip at least one lollipop stand and impersonate the housemate whose photo is depicted on it and talk through it to other housemates.
Passed

Voting History[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
Nominated
for Captaincy
Mandeep,
Amar
Pooja B.,
Shonali
Pooja M.,
Shraddha
Mahek,
Pooja M.
Juhi,
Sunny
Mahek,
Amar
Siddharth
Post Abolished as Punishment
House Captain Shakti Shakti Mandeep Shonali Shonali Shraddha Akashdeep Amar Pooja M.
Mahek
Juhi Mahek
Siddharth
Captain's Nomination Laxmi,
Gulabo,
Pooja M.,
Nihita
Mandeep
to save
Mahek Mahek Pooja M. Akashdeep Shraddha,
Pooja M.,
Vida,
Shonali
Pooja B. Akashdeep Refused
to vote
Housemates
voted to:
Evict Save Evict
Juhi Pooja M.,
Nihita
Pooja M.,
Gulabo
Amar,
Laxmi
Shraddha,
Mandeep
Amar,
Mandeep
Pooja M.,
Mahek
Not
eligible
Mahek,
Pooja M.
Not
eligible
Captain Amar,
Shonali
Siddharth,
Amar
No
nominations
Winner
(Day 98)
11 + 1
Mahek Pooja M.,
Gulabo
Pooja M.,
Gulabo
Shonali,
Juhi
Shakti,
Pooja B.
Shraddha,
Mandeep
Pooja M.,
Shonali
Not
eligible
Shonali,
Siddharth
Captain Akashdeep,
Sunny
Evicted
(Day 70)
No
nominations
Runner-Up
(Day 98)
21 + 2 + 1
Siddharth Not in house Exempt Shraddha,
Pooja M.
Amar,
Mahek
Mahek,
Amar
Not
eligible
Shraddha,
Mahek
Shraddha,
Sunny
Mahek,
Sunny
Akashdeep,
Amar
Sunny,
Juhi
No
nominations
Third Place
(Day 98)
7 + 1
Akashdeep
alias "Sky"
Not in house Exempt Amar,
Mahek
Laxmi,
Mahek
Captain Pooja M.,
Mahek
Refused
to Vote
Sunny,
Amar
Amar,
Shonali
Siddharth,
Amar
No
nominations
Fourth Place
(Day 98)
1 + 2 + 4 + 1
Amar Not in
house
Exempt Juhi,
Shonali
Pooja B.,
Shakti
Mandeep,
Siddharth
Pooja M.,
Pooja B.
Not
eligible
Captain Shraddha,
Sunny
Sunny,
Akahsdeep
Shonali,
Juhi
Sunny,
Juhi
No
nominations
Fifth Place
(Day 98)
13 + 1 + 1 + 4
Sunny Not in house Exempt Not
eligible
Akashdeep,
Shonali
Not
eligible
Siddharth,
Amar
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 91)
4 + 5 + 1
Pooja M. Not
eligible
Pooja B.,
Mahek
Pooja B.,
Mahek
Shakti,
Pooja B.
Akashdeep,
Mahek
Mahek,
Laxmi
Not
eligible
Siddharth,
Mahek
Ejected
(Day 55)
Guest
(Day 67 - 78)
Re-ejected
(Day 78)
31 + 3 + 1
Shonali Pooja M.,
Gulabo
Pooja M.,
Shraddha
Mahek,
Amar
Captain Captain Mahek,
Laxmi
Not
eligible
Pooja M.,
Mahek
Not
eligible
Sunny,
Akashdeep
Sunny,
Amar
Evicted
(Day 77)
9 + 1+ 1 + 3
Shraddha Laxmi,
Nihita
Pooja M.,
Mandeep
Laxmi,
Shonali
Pooja B.,
Juhi
Mandeep,
Mahek
Captain Not
eligible
Juhi,
Siddharth
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 63)
11 + 1 + 1
Pooja B. Pooja M.,
Nihita
Pooja M.,
Shraddha
Amar,
Mahek
Pooja M.,
Shraddha
Amar,
Mandeep
Mahek,
Pooja M.
Not
eligible
Mahek,
Shonali
Juhi
to save
Evicted
(Day 56)
11 + 1
Vida Pooja M.,
Gulabo
Pooja M.,
Mandeep
Amar,
Shraddha
Pooja M.,
Shraddha
Pooja M.,
Shraddha
Pooja M.,
Pooja B.
Not
eligible
Shraddha,
Siddharth
Evicted
(Day 49)
1
Laxmi Not
eligible
Pooja M.,
Gulabo
Shonali,
Juhi
Shakti,
Pooja B.
Mandeep,
Pooja M.
Pooja M.,
Shonali
Mahek
to save
Evicted
(Day 42)
7 + 1
Mandeep Laxmi,
Pooja M.
Laxmi,
Juhi
Captain Pooja B.,
Juhi
Amar,
Mahek
Siddharth
to save
Evicted
(Day 35)
11
Shakti Captain Captain Mahek,
Juhi
Pooja B.,
Juhi
Pooja M.,
Amar
Evicted
(Day 28)
4
Raageshwari Pooja M.,
Nihita
Pooja M.,
Mandeep
Amar,
Mahek
Evicted
(Day 21)
0
Gulabo Not
eligible
Pooja M.,
Mandeep
Evicted
(Day 14)
5 + 1
Sonika Pooja M.,
Nihita
Ejected
(Day 8)
0
Nihita Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 7)
4 + 1
Nomination
notes
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Against
public vote
Nihita,
Pooja M.
Gulabo,
Mandeep
Pooja M.
Amar,
Juhi,
Mahek,
Pooja M.,
Raageshwari,
Shonali
Mahek,
Pooja B.,
Shakti,
Shraddha
Amar,
Mahek,
Mandeep,
Pooja M.
Akashdeep,
Laxmi,
Mahek,
Pooja M.
Pooja M.,
Shonali,
Shraddha,
Vida
Akashdeep,
Mahek,
Pooja B.,
Siddharth
Akashdeep,
Shraddha,
Sunny
Amar,
Mahek,
Siddharth,
Shonali
Amar,
Shonali
Amar,
Juhi,
Siddharth,
Sunny
Akashdeep,
Amar,
Juhi,
Mahek,
Siddharth,
Sunny
Akashdeep,
Amar,
Juhi,
Mahek,
Siddharth
Walked none
Ejected none Sonika none Pooja M. none
Evicted Nihita Gulabo Raageshwari Shakti Mandeep Laxmi Vida Pooja B. Shraddha Mahek Shonali No Eviction Sunny Amar Akashdeep
Siddharth Mahek
Mahek
(returned)
Juhi
     Nominated for eviction
     Automatic nomination (due to violation(s) committed, failure of task or direct nomination by House Captain)
     Granted immunity (due to being chosen by an evictee while exiting, by housemates or House Captain)
     Fake nomination.
Red numbers indicate nominations from Evictees
Green numbers indicate nominations from House Captains
Pink numbers indicate nominations from Housemates to save from Eviction
Blue numbers indicate nominations from Housemates' Family/Friends who visited the house to meet their loved ones.
  • ^1 Shakti as captain was asked to appoint four names from the remaining housemates who would be Up for Nomination. As a result of being chosen Laxmi, Gulabo, Nihita and Pooja M. were exempt from nominating for this week, however, the remaining 9 housemates were allowed to cast their votes. Remaining housemates nominated Pooja M. and Nihita.
  • ^2 Housemates nominated Pooja M., Gulabo and Mandeep however, according to the power given to Shakti as captain, he was able to save a nominated housemate from eviction. Shakti chose Mandeep.
  • ^3 Pooja M. and Raageshwari were nominated by Bigg Boss as a punishment. Housemates were unable to cast their nominations against them. Mandeep as captain nominated Mahek directly placing her against public vote. Remaining housemates nominated Amar, Juhi and Shonali.
  • ^4 Shonali was safe as captain, Housemates were unable to cast their nominations against her. Shonali nominated Mahek directly placing her against public vote. Remaining housemates nominated Shakti, Shraddha and Pooja B.
  • ^5 Shonali was safe for another week as captain, Housemates were unable to cast their nominations against her. Shonali nominated Pooja M. directly placing her against public vote. Remaining housemates nominated Mahek, Mandeep and Amar
  • ^6 Shraddha was safe as captain and Siddharth was immune from nominations because Mandeep took his name when Bigg Boss asked her to save one housemate from eviction on Week 6 while she was leaving the house. Housemates were unable to cast their nominations against them. Shraddha nominated Akashdeep directly placing him against public vote. Remaining housemates nominated Pooja M., Mahek and Laxmi.
  • ^7 Akashdeep was safe as captain and Mahek was immune from nominations because Laxmi took her name when Bigg Boss asked her to save one housemate from eviction on Week 7 while she was leaving the house. Hence,they were immune from Nomination. Akashdeep, taking assistance from Siddharth nominated Shraddha, Pooja M., Vida and Shonali directly placing them against public vote.
  • ^8 Amar was safe as captain and nominated Pooja B. directly placing her against public vote. Akashdeep was nominated for eviction by the Bigg Boss as a result of losing the weekly task. Sunny was exempt from nomination. Remaining housemates nominated Mahek and Siddharth.
  • ^9 Mahek was made the captain after Pooja M. (the reigning captain was ejected) and,hence, was safe for nominations. She nominated Akashdeep directly placing him against public vote. Akashdeep, Siddharth and Amar were called in the confession room to decide two names to directly place against the public vote. The trio came up with Shraddha and Sunny.
  • ^10 Instead of nominating two housemates to place against the public vote, Bigg Boss asked the housemates to give two names whom they would save from eviction. Housemates saved Akashdeep and Sunny. Contrary to the result, the remaining housemates were put up for eviction.
  • ^11 Before leaving the Family/Friends of the housemates, who came for a short visit to meet their loved ones, were asked to nominate two names for eviction excluding Pooja M., Siddharth and Andrew. Hence, Amar and Shonali got nominated.
  • ^12 Captain's post was abolished by the Bigg Boss as punishment. Housemates nominated Amar, Siddharth, Juhi and Sunny. Voting lines were closed for the week, however, housemates were unaware of this. Mahek returned to the house via "Wildcard Voting Contest".
  • ^13 Housemates weren't asked to give names to nominate for eviction. Bigg Boss nominated all housemates to give each an equal chance to secure their position in the final week.
  • ^14 During the final week the public voted for who they wanted to win Bigg Boss, the housemates with the fewest votes were evicted on Day 98 (the finale) with the Winner revealed on the same night.

People nominated number of times 8 - Mahek Chahal
6 - Amar Upadhyay and Pooja Misrra
5 - Akashdeep Saigal
4 - Siddharth Bhardwaj and Shonali Nagrani
3 - Sunny Leone, Shraddha Sharma and Juhi Parmar
2 - Pooja Bedi and Mandeep Bevli
1 - Vida Samadzai, Laxmi Narayan Tripati, Shakti Kapoor, Raageshwari, Gulabo Sapera and Nihita Biswas
0 - Sonika Kaliraman Malik

Controversies[edit]

  • Earlier, contestant Mandeep Bevli had asked Nihita Biswas whether she had sex with Charles Sobhraj. Nihita was sure of facing trouble in answering questions about her marriage, but she had not expected the quires about her sex life. Talking to reporters, Nihita said, "I am not used to such questions and they should have exercised some restraint." Nihita Biswas added, "But I must mention that Mandeep apologised later. She came up to me and said she shouldn't have asked me such a question on a public platform. She wasn't the kind of person I thought she was. She is, in fact, one of the nicest inside the house."
  • On Day 12, Pooja Misrra showed a clear sense of fury by kicking a dustbin and breaking kitchen stuff grabbing a lot of public attention. The alienated Pooja Misrra lost her temper on Shonali Nagrani. When Shonali provoked her further, asking, if she would "hit" her, Pooja hinted, she could get physical, if Shonali didn’t behave herself. "Get off my back," an irritated Pooja screamed in rage; her blood boiling with anger. What people saw in a trailer of the reality show, was a visibly furious Pooja, who has been cornered by most contestants on the show right from the beginning. All her attempts to make peace with the Housemates have more or less backfired, with them playing games and politics with the troubled soul. "Standing at crossroads with growing impatience, Pooja has been trying her best to keep her cool. But the scheming Housemates are not letting her live in harmony, assuming she is hogging mileage and footage," says public relations expert Dale Bhagwagar, who is a specialist with Bigg Boss hype and hoopla. "Unluckily, for all Housemates, the public has realized that Pooja is a there to provide most entertainment to the audiences in the house. Though the Housemates have been trying their best to ignore her, she has emerged an uncanny favourite with the cameras and the audiences alike," he adds. Pooja M. being saved in consecutive eviction by the audience has further proved how much popular she's got among the couple of weeks. Not to mention Bigg Boss audience have a history of liking the candidate who cause most controversies and disturbance in the house.[10]
  • Siddharth Bhardwaj and Shonali Nagrani were seen romancing each other in Bigg Boss 5 house. Episode aired on 26 October 2011 of Bigg Boss 5 caught Siddharth consoling and hugging Shonali and kissing her hand. Shonali, on her part seemed to reciprocate his affection. When celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar was asked if the two were doing it for publicity and to increase TRP, Dale said that all of the Bigg Boss 5 contestants are aware that they are wearing mics and are surrounded by cameras 24x7. Dale Bhagawar added, "They have all gone on the show with personal agendas and roles to portray. They have all gone on it to play and win." Media and the audiences also considered this to be a vague TRP stunt.[11] Later on the show, when Shonali was confronted by other housemates about romancing to Siddharth, she defended herself by saying that she thought that Sid flirts with most of the female housemates and she was just playing along.
  • During the show, Contestant Vida Samadzai accused Pooja Misrra of stealing her waist band. Misrra vehemently denied the accusation saying she had picked up the ornament by mistake thinking it to be hers. Misrra said she owned a similar one but Vida refused to believe her. The conversation turned into an ugly spat with house captain Shonali Nagrani called in to intervene. Vida, also, accused Misrra of calling her a Whore which she assumed after unclearly hearing Pooja M. say To the core. Sanjay Dutt, on the eviction night, warned Vida not to make such vague assumptions and hurl pointless accusations on others.[12] After the incident Vida grew even more unpopular with the audience as media sidelined this issue boldly defending Pooja M. and calling her a victim of accusations inside the house.
  • Pooja Misrra became the most discussed and debated inmate of Bigg Boss. With every week being nominated for eviction and getting saved by huge margin of votes, the viewers have utterly shown how much Pooja M. is being supported by them. When Pooja was reviewed by the media on her peculiar stance in the house and inside the hearts of the audience, the conclusion that she is most probably the biggest entertainer of the series came erupting as a definite answer. Audience found her comments and gestures during fights hilarious and determined. Her comments like "Rani Hijrawati" to Laxmi, "Mihir Virani Saas Bahu ka baap" to Amar, "Twinkle twinkle poetry" to Pooja B. and "Love me for this, for this, or for this" accompanied by hip postures became famous among viewers and the source of her fan following. During the first two weeks Pooja M. was considered to be a victim of accusations inside the house but with every passing week audiences seem to like Pooja M. for her distinct personality as well. Prior to the events inside the house involving Pooja M. being bullied by housemates, Pooja's retaliation towards these acts has compelled the audience to accept Pooja as their favorite housemate saving her in every eviction by a huge margin of votes. Audiences' support was also seen on Bigg Boss official website where followers 'liked' Pooja's profile[13] using their Facebook accounts making her the hottest housemate and, hence, making her win the poll.[14]
  • On Week 7's eviction night "Aapka Farmaan", Salman Khan strictly warned Siddharth for his shameful behavior with Mahek Chahal and Pooja Misrra. Salman Khan asked Siddharth to have control over his tongue and actions. Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt severely criticized Siddharth’s foul language, character assassination and cheap actions behind Mahek and Pooja M. bringing him to tears. Even John Abraham asked Siddharth to take care of his behavior towards ladies inside the house. On hearing all these, Siddharth apologized and started crying on national television. Salman and Sanjay also questioned Akashdeep for not stopping Siddharth when he was displaying such disrespectful acts of manners.[15]
  • On Day 55, Pooja Misrra exhibited an act of violence in retaliation towards Siddharth Bhardwaj's continuous instigation and protests against her regarding her becoming the new captain. After Midnight before going to bed Siddharth provoked Pooja M. to the limit that she pushed him with a slight shove. Following this, Siddharth went on in front of the cameras appealing to the Bigg Boss to eject Pooja otherwise he'll walk out of the competition by climbing the walls of the house. As a result, Bigg Boss ejected Pooja M. the very instance. After the news spread about Pooja's expulsion from the house before the show even aired within hours an immediate uproar from the audience came into existence. What Siddharth thought was a harmful physical assault, audience on the other hand, analyzed it as a mere push. Media and channel reporters gave their verdict on Bigg Boss being bias towards Pooja M. and accusing the show of deliberately getting rid of Pooja M. due to crew's favoritism towards the male contestants of the show. The disappointed audience began posting hate comments against the reality show claiming that they want Pooja M. back in the house with Siddharth evicted in place of her, otherwise, they'll boycott the show and raise protests against it. Viewers perception of the incident was sheer unfair judgement by the Bigg Boss accompanying the fact that they earlier witnessed similar injustice towards Pooja Misrra when Akashdeep Saighal breaking the captain's lounge bathroom door while Pooja Misrra was inside, when Amar scratched Pooja M.'s hand and she needed medical aid along with the display of ill-manners by Siddharth when he almost kicked Pooja M. while he was hurling improper names to her parents. Former contestants of this season of the show have expressed relief. Afghan beauty Vida Samadzai, who got evicted last week, says, "It is great. I am very happy that Pooja is out of the house. It was about time this happened. She is a mean person and a big drama queen." Samadzai however adds, "I hope she learns a lesson from this and becomes a better human being." Singer Raageshwari Loomba, who left the house a month earlier, says, "Though I don’t follow the show anymore, I know there have been negative attacks on her. Her behaviour in the house may be because of the unnatural setting of the show that drives a person to the edge. I only hope this helps her positively."[16][17]
  • Sunny Leone managed to created much hype with her Bigg Boss stint, but her presence in the show did not go down well with The Indian Artistes and Actors Forum (IAAF), reports Headlines Today. IAAF requested I&B Minister Ambika Soni to take action against Colors for indirectly encouraging and promoting pornography in India via the introduction of an adult entertainer, as per the channel. According to a report published in a daily, Sunny Leone has become the most searched adult celebrity on web and it's becoming difficult to keep the children away from accessing her explicit videos and pictures. "As far as this particular complaint... I haven't heard about it... Of course these complaints come up from time to time over content issues of different channels across the television," Ambika Soni told Headlines Today.[18] Apart from the accusations on her, Sunny became the most searched Indian celebrity on Google beating Bollywood sensations Katrina Kaif, Aishwariya Rai and Kareena Kapoor.[19][20][21]
  • Many evicted housemates which include Pooja Bedi, Shraddha Sharma, Raageshwari, Shakti kapoor, Pooja Misrra and Vida Samadzai[22] accused Salman Khan for favoring housemate Mahek Chahal for being partial towards her. Their claims were,later, rejected by the actor himself after Mahek got evicted on 11 December 2011, however, just two week before the finale, Mahek was deliberately made win a wild card entry poll against Laxmi Narayan and Shonali Nagrani who clearly did not have as much of a fan following as her, merely fourteen days after her initial eviction, which indeed confirmed all the allegations against her being Salman Khan's favorite candidate.[23] This stint not only disappointed fans of the inmates inside the house who have been surviving evictions for many week but also certified partial judgments made towards specific housemates by the Bigg Boss.[24]
  • Unlike the international versions of Big Brother, in Bigg Boss, the hosts are seen to be intimidating contestants on the show for their conduct and are often witnessed interfering in almost everything exhibiting a partial stance towards few. On the Opening of the season Salman and Sanjay ridiculed Shakti Kapoor after he entered the house saying, "Bigg Boss ko maanna padega! Shakti Kapoor jaise logon ko apne ghar bulaya, hum toh kabhi na bulayen!". Shakti was hurt by these remarks and demanded an apology from Salman, however, was never reached by either Khan or Dutt.[25] Later, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt also lashed out at Siddharth Bhardwaj for being too unmannerly with Mahek Chahal and Pooja Misrra and the same continued with other housemates few weeks later when Salman Khan went inside the house on 17 December 2011 and severely scolded contestants for their behaviour. Such traits showed by the hosts have yet been never witnessed on any international series of Big Brother. On 24 December 2011, Sanjay Dutt displayed infurious attitude towards Juhi Parmar, Akashdeep Saigal and Sunny Leone for bringing out a problem that concerned them regarding Amar Upadhyay's indecent moves on female housemates. Evicted housemate Pooja Bedi after watching the episode, in fury, claimed,"It's clear Salman went in there to demoralise, confuse, hurt and lie to Sky. Any guesses as to why he would misuse his position to do so? Salman previously had threatened Sid, and said, he would kick his arse. Hosts cannot intimidate contestants! Wrong. if contestants are bad, they get nominated and if public dislikes them, they get eliminated. That's reality TV, not hosts threatening, if Salman can get aggressive with contestants, why is he upset they do so with each other?"[26] The hosts are also seen to be very manipulative throughout the season. From altering the results to controlling appearances of celebrities, all was witnessed to be formatted by co-host Salman Khan. Due to the remarks made by Pooja Bedi on Salman's interference with the results and favoritism towards Mahek Chahal, Pooja was banned from attending the season finale to be held on 7 January 2012. The actress was humiliated on this last minute change and expressed, "So what if I disagree with a host and don't like a contestant! Is that reason for Channel not to have me at finale?" Pooja Bedi further stressed, "Have asked channel to state reason I cannot be there at finale to cheer my friends on! Also, till yesterday I was to do a medley! What changed?" [27][28] Bollywood Actor Hrithik Roshan was also refused entry in the finale. Hrithik was supposed to promote his upcoming release Agneepath on the grand finale of the TV show. Sanjay Dutt, the main villain of the film, being a part of the show should have helped the marketing initiative. However, Salman has put his foot down. Khan has now asked Imran Khan to promote Karan Johar's next production Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu on the grand finale.[29][30] Later, Pooja Misrra and Shakti Kapoor also fell targets. They also were banned from attending the finale because of speaking against Khan in the media.[31] Pooja Misrra was later asked to attend the finale.[32]

Post Eviction Claims[edit]

Nihita Biswas[edit]

  • After her eviction, Nihita Biswas did not seem happy and felt cheated with the verdict. Nihita Biswas said that she was shocked to hear her name during elimination round. Nihita Biswas is sure this was all specifically designed otherwise in her comparison Pooja Misrra should have gone. She claims that she (Nihita) is a more popular face than Pooja Misrra but she has heard that Pooja Misrra has personal connection and she (Nihita Biswas) was from another country. So, this elimination was not fair at all and it feels that she is quite cheated. Nihita Biswas further added that she hopes that she is brought back in the wild card entry or other rounds because now she is aware of the nature of the Bigg Boss 5. Talking about Pooja Misrra, Nihita Biswas said that if Pooja Missra kept trying to save herself using her connection and hopefully she would be still be there and now other inmates will make comments on her, she can be nasty too.

Gulabo Sapera[edit]

  • After being evicted, Gulabo Sapera, stated in an interview, "She (Pooja M.) smokes a lot. So, she went into the smoking zone, smoked a cigarette and something else too. I am sure she is on drugs! And then she started behaving like a mad person, broke the mop and all."In an interview, Gulabo added, "Pooja would often ask me for incense sticks which I never refused to share until I got to know what she used it for. Honestly, I couldn’t believe when I saw her taking a lit incense stick to the washroom. What on earth will people do with a lit stick in the washroom? I’m sure she would either eat the remains or snort it. Uske baad toh woh badal jaati thi. Pooja is such an addict that she has even stolen those sticks from the packet I had." "Gulabo Sapera has maligned Pooja Misrra’s image in print. She should have been wary and careful with words. If Pooja decides to challenge her charges about drugs in the court of law, how will Gulabo be able to prove anything? She should have thought about this before indulging in image assassination on a national scale," remarks celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar. Dale, who has elaborately counseled Pooja Misrra over days before she entered Bigg Boss, added, "Many of my past clients on Bigg Boss have been disappointed as they were not permitted to carry a lot of their favourite things on the show. Even books or religious idols are not allowed inside the House." "To the best of my knowledge, each and every participant who enters Bigg Boss, goes through a medical fitness test just a few days ago and is thoroughly checked, scanned and screened along with all the baggage, before entering the show," he explains. The publicist concludes, "What Gulabo is saying is a case of sour grapes. I might believe, if someone tells me that things can be sneaked into jails, but there is no way anyone can smuggle unwanted materials into the Bigg Boss House without the knowledge of their production crew. It’s impossible. Their security levels are unbreachable."[33]

Raageshwari Loomba[edit]

  • After her eviction, Singer Raageshwari Loomba felt that she was evicted from the Bigg Boss house as she was unable to create conflicts and thus failed to grab eyeballs. In an interview she said, "I could not create conflicts in the house and that led to my eviction. But even by indulging into conflicts I did not want to win eyeballs. I feel that is not the only way (to win the hearts of people). Raageshwari's failure to complete a secret task got her a nomination, which led to her eviction from the show. Asked whether her non-controversial personality proved to be negative for her in the show, the singer said, "I hope one day people will accept non-controversial people. People must get inspired by them as they seek love and peace. These are the only things that make wonders." Having recovered from facial paralysis, Raageshwari, entered the 'Bigg Boss' house to show to people that positivity can make a difference."All I wanted to do is spread love and peace. I have always tried to bridge the gap between contestants," she said. "I was there on the show to spread the message of love. I do not believe in tit-for-tat policy. I did the show to get an experience," she said. Rajastani folk dancer Gulabo Sapera, who was evicted from Bigg Boss 5 house last week, had revealed that Pooja Mishra was addicted to drugs and she was taking it inside the house. But Raageshwari said in an interview that Pooja M. is no druggie because the house is very hygiene. Moreover, it has lot of security and nothing can be smuggled inside. Raageshwari Loomba, who is known for looking at positive side of things, has a different say about Pooja Misrra. The singer says that Pooja is very traditional girl and she does pooja every day. She adds that Pooja has gone through a lot of hardships in life. So she has developed a kind of insecurity feeling. Despite being most controversial, she got maximum number votes from audience. Raageshwari Loomba accepts the fact that the reality show Bigg Boss is all about conflict, but she does not feel bad for not being controversial like other housemates.[34]

Shakti Kapoor[edit]

  • After being evicted, Shakti Kapoor, stated in an interview, "People have a wrong notion that I am a bad guy. Bigg Boss people got me in the house with 13 females because they thought I will sneak into girls room at night and do something fishy. But I respect women a lot," said the actor. "Since I was not getting into anything like this or any fight or controversy, I got evicted. I think there is something planned about my eviction. Everyone in the audience feels there is something wrong. I thought I would win the show and so did the people," he claimed. "I didn't want to be offensive to any girl in the house. There were lots of people who tried to instigate me, but I am a gentleman and that's why I kept quiet; I could have said a lot of things but that would have been wrong. Some of them tried to link me with Shraddha Sharma but there was nothing of that sort. was not there to win but to prove to my children that I can stay away from alcohol for a month. I am proud that I could prove that. Also, they were happy that there were no fights in the house when I was the captain. Now my daughter Shraddha says that she wants to be born as my daughter even in her next life. Since that is the only way I can be safe from you.", he added.[35]

Mandeep Bevli[edit]

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi[edit]

  • Transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, after her eviction from Bigg Boss 5, said she was glad to have left with her "dignity and self-respect" intact. She predicted troublemaker VJ Pooja Misrra will end up being one of the top three contenders on the reality show. "My journey on the show was fantastic. When I was nominated this time, I knew it 110% that I will be evicted. So I am fine with the public's decision. I am only happy that I have managed to come out without losing my dignity and self respect," Tripathi told IANS over phone from Mumbai, after leaving the Bigg Boss 5 house. Of all her co-participants, Tripathi feels Pooja M. has a definite chance to reach the finals. "Juhi Parmar and Amar Upadhyay stand a chance to reach the finals, but Pooja seems to be the most likely to reach the final three because she is the biggest footage queen ever," said Tripathi. Pooja has been the centre of attention this season thanks to her catfights and over-the-top attitude. She has received a lot of flak from her co-participants, but the audience seems to be in love with her melodrama. "Pooja Misrra has been nominated for eviction five times...but I guess the viewers are enjoying watching her. She is such an opportunist, and making the best use of the platform by grabbing so much footage," added Tripathi, who feels actor Akashdeep Saighal's behaviour in the Bigg Boss 5 house is "gross and crass".[36]

Vida Samadzai[edit]

  • Afghan beauty Vida Samadzai, after her eviction, said she was prepared to leave the show as she couldn't bear any more the constant bickering and cat-fights in the controversial reality show. "I was prepared for the eviction. I did what I wanted to do in the show - made wonderful friends in the house, faced some tough moments... In a week, there were only one or two days when there was peace and we had fun, rest of the time, there was so many fights, that now I was ready to leave," Vida told IANS after coming out of the house. The 33-year-old, who caused a stir in her country when she sported a bikini at a beauty pageant, has been living in India for the past five years. She wanted to spread the language of love in Bigg Boss 5, but felt it was a waste of time to try to change people. "I have gone through a lot of hardships in my native country. I have seen rockets, bullets and blasts... I have seen worse fights! So... dealing with people's mood swings and just dealing with different people was a piece of cake... But I just refuse to change people who get affected by nothing! For example, why should I have wasted my energy on people like Sky who are never ready to listen to anyone. What was the point in talking to people like that!" she said. Vida, who got embroiled in a fight with VJ Pooja Misrra and Siddharth Bhardwaj, feels actress Juhi Parmar has a strong chance to win this season because of her "balanced and fair" play. She said: "I have so many plans now! I have to meet my friends, people whom I have so dearly chosen, people who are nice, not manipulative, not judgemental, not argumentative... and I just want to celebrate my true friendship with them!".[37] gyu

Pooja Bedi[edit]

  • After her eviction from the celebrity house, Pooja Bedi stated in an interview, "No show or contest is bigger for me than my children,", adding: "It's my daughter's birthday on Monday, and earlier, the production people had agreed to allow me to meet my daughter for ten minutes. But later, due to some technical problems, it was not possible. Hence, I asked my fans not to vote for me, so that I could be with my little darlings. As a single mother, I take my responsibilities very seriously!". Later her viewpoint towards the ejection of Pooja Misrra was summarized in the following dialogues, "Pooja Misrra has a mental imbalance! It was evident in the first week itself! She also has suicidal tendencies! She feels somebody has done black magic on her. Her extreme mood swings, her sudden temper bursts -all indicate to the fact that she's not well mentally. Initially, I used to get angry seeing her behave like that. But later on, I started being very protective towards her. I'm amazed that she was allowed to enter the show despite the psychological mapping, which is mandatory for all the contestants! I really feel that her mental imbalance was exploited commercially, which saddens me. I am glad that she is out of the show and now she will be getting experts' help, which she should have got a long while ago!"[38]

Shraddha Sharma[edit]

  • After getting evicted from the house, Shraddha Sharma stated in an interview, "I am a very quiet person and like to stay away from arguments. But Sky provoked me. I just stood for myself against a person who abuses girls badly. My anger was reasonable. I was the only one from whom Sky kept a distance. He would not mess with me easily," said Shraddha, who is known for her 'Jalebi Bai' act in the house, told PTI after her eviction. Contrary to previous claims made by Pooja Bedi that the audience watch the edited version of the show, Shraddha said that 'Bigg Boss' does not show edited version of the happenings in the house. "I don't know what to feel. I think my eviction came way too soon than what I expected. I have mixed feeling. I am sad because I think I could have gone a long way in the show. But I am also happy that I am going home to my family an friends," she said. "Only three of us were nominated, Sunny, Sky and me, so there wasn't much option left for the audience. Sunny has been in the house for over two weeks now and there was not much chance of her to be evicted. And it was majorly between Sky and I," she added. Shraddha, who has previously participated in reality shows like 'Emotional Atyachaar' and 'Love Lockup', revealed that the politics in the house at times made her go mad.[39]

Mahek Chahal[edit]

  • After getting ousted from the house, Mahek Chahal was furious over allegations made by Pooja Bedi against her and Salman Khan's "rumoured-to-be" favouritism towards her. She replied saying, "She (Pooja) is a very insecure person. That's why she has been spreading such lies. She is a woman of 40 and it surprises me that she indulges in such cheap publicity stunts. If I was really Mr Khan's (Salman) favorite I would have been the main lead in all his films. I should also have won the show," Mahek told PTI. "I have known him since the age of 18. I have worked with him in films. I also know Mr. Dutt. That does not mean they will favour me," she added. Contrary to previous claims by other contestants that audience watch the edited version of the show, Mahek said that 'Bigg Boss' does not edit out the happenings in the house. She also said that fellow contestant Sky (Akashdeep Saigal) is the bad boy in the house. When asked Who are the two most untrustworthy people in the celebrity house? Mahek replies with a hearty laugh: "Amar Upadhyay and Shonali Nagrani! They are both thali ke baingan (Eggplants in a plate), and you never know on whose side they are! So, they should get married because they deserve each other!"[40]

Shonali Nagrani[edit]

  • Model-turned-host Shonali Nagrani, after getting voted out of 'Bigg Boss 5', said clash of male egos worsened the atmosphere inside the house. "Amar (Upadhyay) and Sky (Akashdeep Saigal) are playing dirty games inside the house and I really don't want either of them to win," Shonali told IANS on phone after coming out of the house. Shonali, who alleged Amar made advances at her, feels the actor is rude and selfish. "He is a family man and I won't like to talk about that issue now. I feel I should have talked to him about it then, but as a girl I really didn't have the guts to go up to him and talk about it. But he is playing a dirty game and I don't have a respect for him. He is a very rude and a selfish man," rued Shonali. "I don't like people who play mind games. He is very calculative. He only thinks from his mind and not from his heart. In his mind games, he has hurt a lot of people. He is completely opposite of what Mihir was on screen," she added. "I really want a woman to win the show and I wish Juhi emerges as the winner as she is a very positive and honest person and fights for truth. She might have been shown as an aggressive person in other reality show, but every human being has negatives and positives. I have a lot of respect for her," she said.[41]

Sunny Leone[edit]

  • Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone, whose entry into the Bigg Boss house created a buzz, became the last contestant to be ousted from the reality show. "I feel sad that I couldn't make it to the final after being so close. I don't think it's because of my work that people didn't vote, but probably because I didn't create much controversy or pick up fights," Sunny told PTI over the phone from Mumbai. The 30-year-old actress maintained a low profile in the house and said that she found good friends in fellow contestants Akashdeep Saigal (Sky) and Juhi Parmar. "I am lucky to have made two good friends in the house. When I came in I didn't think that I will stay in touch with anybody but I will keep contact with Sky and Juhi," she said. Talking about her experience in the house, Sunny said, "It was bitter-sweet. I made two good friends but the fighting and arguments in the house would depress me at times. I have never seen people fighting so much. And I am happy that I kept my sanity and didn't get involved in any of the fights."[42]

Amar Upadhyay[edit]

  • After getting evicted Amar Upadhyay was unable to endure the insult of being accused of being a "flirt". It all started when porn star Sunny Leone accused Amar for being "too touchy towards her." But such allegations were not welcomed by Amar at all. Daily Bhaskar reports about Amar's reaction towards the entire "rumoured" controversy. Amar said, "I have worked with so many female actresses, no one has ever told anything wrong about me. They know what I am and how do I work. If they don't say anything, then who is Sunny Leone? She has just come here sometime back. I don't care about whatever she has said. I know I'm a family person and my family knows how do I behave." A furious Amar did not stop here itself. He called her a "brainless" lady, who is doing films like Jism 2. Amar's such reactions make the fact evident that he has been really hurt by Sunny's such allegations and he could hardly forgive her anytime soon for her hard words against him.[43]

Akashdeep Saigal alias "Sky"[edit]

  • After his controversial stay in the house, Akashdeep was evicted from Bigg Boss. After his ouster on the finale of the season he expressed, "I had no gameplan when I entered the show....I have not played games. In fact, it was difficult to make relations in the house as everyone were from different forms of life and had different ways of living. So to gel up with everyone was not easy," Akashdeep said here. "Everyone fought with each other as the circumstances were different in the house....It was not a cakewalk." Akashdeep had had fights with Siddharth every second day. "He is quite young and hot-blooded. I don't want to say anything about Sid. Everyone had different ways of living....Situations in the house were such that everyone could lose cool."[44]

Ratings, Reception and Viewership[edit]

  • According to data available with aMap, a television viewership monitoring agency, the opening episode of Bigg Boss 5 on Colors got a rating of 4.3. Season 4 had an average rating of 3.6. Season 3 had average rating of 2.43 while Bigg Boss 2 and Bigg Boss 1 had average ratings of 2.03 and 1.96 .[45]
  • After Pooja Misrra's unexpected exit Bigg boss 5 started to lose its sky scraping viewership in less than a week. In India, many fans who were supporters of the newly renowned Pooja M., who was mercilessly bullied throughout the show, stopped watching since she was shown the doors. Many others stopped watching because of Sky and Siddharth's indecent display of manners towards the female inhabitants and also due to the continuous favoritism by the Bigg Boss who had always showed a lenient attitude towards the male contestants. As a result, Bigg Boss 5 got a marked decline in its TRP ratings which fell drastically after the Aapka Farmaan episode aired on 26 November 2011. According to some TRP sites BB5 had

reached 0.69 at one point. The Undekha Act was not in top 100.[46][47]

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