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Bigg Boss 13: Twitter’s Take On “Maalkin” Ameesha Patel
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Bigg Boss 13: Twitter’s Take On “Maalkin” Ameesha Patel

When a once-popular Bollywood celebrity participates on Bigg Boss, expectations are high. But are audiences reacting to Ameesha Patel?

A new season of Bigg Boss is always cause for excitement for its loyal fanbase. The show kicked off on Saturday, September 29 with Salman Khan introducing the contestants. With some interesting contestants this year, including big television names like Rashmi Desai, Siddharth Shukla, Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Daljeet Kaur, there’s no doubt that this season will be interesting based on the housemates alone. However, the show is being executed a bit differently this time and while viewers are already aware of the fast-track finale within the first month, another twist has been introduced within the first episode. 

Ordinarily, the housemates are kept up to speed and instructed by the ever-so-reliable Bigg Boss, a faceless voice who acts as an omnipresent figure in the house. While Bigg Boss continues to be present this season, a twist in the form of Bollywood star Ameesha Patel has been introduced. Ameesha Patel entered the house on Monday and announced that she will be keeping an eye on the contestants, entering and leaving the house as needed.  She also divulged information about certain contests, alluding to the fact that many contestants entered the house single, but may not leave that way. With the women contestants sharing beds with the male contestants, it seems as though Bigg Boss is pushing for link-ups and relationship content this season. 

Ameesha had the contestants participate in tasks, including one for kitchen rations – which involved the housemates passing food items on to the next contestant using only their mouths.

Payal Rohatgi, a Bigg Boss contestant on Season 2, has been known to make controversial statements on Twitter. On Tuesday, Payal commented on Bigg Boss season 13, stating that most of the actors participating on the show are jobless while others are irrelevant, so they are participating free of cost. 

Actor Upen Patel, who participated in season 8 of Bigg Boss, also weighed in on his opinion of the first episode.  On Monday, he tweeted about the show, referring to the season as “cringe,” and stated that Bigg Boss is losing its charm.

Some viewers of the show felt as though Ameesha Patel was bringing down the level of the show with her antics.

Others labeled Ameesha as a “sasti Maalkin,”

Many viewers believe Ameesha Patel’s appearance is an attempt to revive her career.

Some are hoping for Ameesha’s elimination:

While Ameesha Patel’s inclusion on the show has got the audience talking, it remains to be seen how she will factor into the show overall and whether she will be able to make a positive change to the show in bringing in further interest.  Let’s wait and see!

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