*Save me from this reality show. After two months of performing “deadly” stunts and struggling to survive in Malaysia’s largest tropical rain forest, TV actress Mona Wasu was crowned the ‘Jungle Queen’ on Friday at the grand finale of Sony TV’s “Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao” (i.e. save Me from this jungle a syndicated version of the reality show “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!”) Ironically, from what I could tell, the real survival skill for this show appeared to be surviving the other contestants.
I confess I never really took to it (although I really like that little firecracker from SRK-starrer “Chak De India” Chitrashi Rawat and love to hate ‘ol gangsta rapper Ishq Bector) from the little I watched there was a whole lot of Mini Mathur gagging over dare introductions involving “monkey-potty” contestants lying in coffins with creepy crawlies and equal amounts of bitching and moaning by wannabe celebrities. Also I saw that one time when Marc Robinson went up the hill and sprained his back (cut to dramatic helicopter airlift) and went from public enemy # 1 (for refusing to cook) to resurrected hero. Blah.
Psst! I was recently told by a very reliable source that the boy Bector is actually seriously talented. Fair enough, I’m waiting to hear some quality compositions yo.
I also caught a glimpse of the original “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” today, senti stuff but done well. Some of the contestants got a chance to Skype their families as a reward, sweet. Oh and remember desi Americal Idol hopeful Sanjaya Malakar? He’s on it too and had a real teary moment today but his crazy mohawk was totally distracting!