Ok so I just live-tweeted the premiere of Bigg Boss 7 but I figured I’d blog the highlights for you here :) please bear in mind that these are all MY first impressions (for those I’ve never heard of before) but I’m fairly confident I’ve pegged them all pretty accurately. Enjoy!
FYI, this season, Salman Khan has divided the house into “heaven” and “hell” with the obvious repercussions of living on the dark side. This should be fun :) now lets meet the inmates!
1. Tanishaa Mukerji
Claim to fame: Kajol is her sister, Ajay Devgn her brother-in-law, Tanuja is her mother, Rani Mukerji is her cousin… you feeling me here? She was in a couple movies like Sarkar and Neil n Nikki but, yeah. Also the cameras are not being very flattering at the mo.
Best lines of the night: “OMG.” & “Aap kya kartein hain Andy?”
Currently residing in: Heaven
Potential for drama: Her whole family told her not to do the show and I bet this will come up when she burst into tears sometime soon.
2. VJ Andy
Claim to fame: Choreographer, VJ, drama queen and basically the BIGGEST girl you’ll ever meet!
Best line of the night: “Wooooaaaaaaawww.”
Currently residing in: Heaven
Potential for drama: Oh so much. Think London-return Imam Siddique and Salman already has his eye on him (and potentially a fist soon.)
4. RATAN RAJPUT
Claim to fame: A TV soap called Agle Janam Mohe Bitya hi Kijo. Think last season’s TV Trinity but MUCH more annoying.
Best line of the night: “Ghar ka naam rasso, rasgulle ke tarhan.”
Currently residing in: Hell (Because Andy knew Gauhar from before, so meow.)
Potential for drama: Like I said, she made me want to punch myself a couple times in the face already so I’m fairly certain some of her housemates will feel the same way. Plus she was definitely NOT kidding about wanting to marry Salman Khan and suggested he observe her wifely qualities on the show (oh and she brought a sari for “Salma Ma”). So she will struggle with being dramatic and a huge pain and putting up a rasgulle type sweet girl front for the Boss Khan. Awesome.
4. Gauahar Khan
Claim to fame: She had her own reality show like the Kardashians called The Khan Sisters so knows how to play her reality and was last seen in Ishaqzade looking smoking hot.
Best line of the night: “Mujhe saare medium ne itni achche tarhan apnaya hain.”
Currently residing in: Heaven (courtesy Andy)
Potential for drama: She’s pretty level-headed but I think the dramatics of Ratan and crew have the potential to drive her absolutely batsh*t crazy.
5&6. APOORVA & SHILPA AGNIHOTRI
Claim to fame: Apoorva became popular afterJassi Jaise Koi Nahin while Shilpa got her break with Ekta Kapoor‘s Kyunki Saan Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. I believe people really rooted for them during their stint with Nach Baliye as well.
Best line of the night: *Shilpa sobs*
Currently residing in: Shilpa is in Heaven, Apoorva is in Hell. *cue DRAMA!*
Potential for drama: Unfortunately the weepy kind. Shilpa already burst into tears and looked like she had been stabbed when her darling Apoorva was assigned hell. Just like a good TV wife. Well played! Also I noticed that Apoorva decided not to hazard a haircut before the show and is now giving off a distinctly cheesy Rahul Roy vibe. *cue sad Aashiqui music here*
7. KAMYA PUNJABI
Claim to fame: Generally plays the “Vamp” on TV
Best line of the night: “Main waise hi hoon, hot and sexy.”
Currently residing in: Hell
Potential for drama: She’s made it pretty clear that she not ALL that different from her TV personality in real life and the claws will be sharpened. Also Salman invented my new favourite word on television just for her on the show, “Vampgiri” #FTW
8. HAZEL KEECH
Claim to fame: She’s one of Salman’s girls. You saw her in Bodygaurd and she learnt Hindi so she could be on the show, she will be our token white girl.
Best line of the night: “Mujhe daar lagti hoon.”
Currently residing in: Hell
Potential for drama: Clearly her Hindi’s not good enough to decode all the Vampgiri she’s going to be subjected to in the house. She will probably be the first to say, “mujhe ghar lagti hoon, please Bigg Boss bye bye karoon?”
Claim to fame: TV actor Kushal is famous for shows like Virat and Ek Hazaroon Me Meri Behna Hai. I don’t watch either of these so let me just say my first impression was that he’s as bright as he looks (i.e. all the lights are on but nobody’s home.)
Best line of the night: To Andy, “Mein kissi kanya ke saath so jaaonga aap ke saath nahin so paaonga.”
Currently residing in: Hell (mostly thanks to that epic comment above.) Homophobic-much?
Potential for drama: Presumably he’s single (or will be soon, sorry Alina!) and will immediately fall for Gauahar. She will probably ignore him while the other aunties will shower him with affection and Andy will think of fun ways to torture him constantly.
10. RAJAT RAWAIL
Claim to fame: Producer-Director and his nick name is TSUNAMI!
Best line of the night: His *six-pack coming soon t-shirt* (He’s potentially combining two reality shows, Big Brother and The Biggest Loser in one, genius!)
Currently residing in: Heaven (tubelight’s loss is Rawail’s gain.)
Potential for drama: So my initial impression was of a giant teddy bear who came across quite sweet and shy as he entered the house. Although I’ve since then heard from friends he creeps on girls given the chance so lets wait and watch!
11. ELIE EVRAM
Claim to fame: She has a movie, Mickey Virus, coming out in October and she’s from Sweden.
Best line of the night: “Yeh meri jaan hain, yeh Mr. Frog hai.” Yes she brought along a giant stuffed frog for company. WTF?
Currently residing in: Hell (thanks to Tanishaa’s deep respect for the professional wrestler and because the frog would have creeped anyone out *LOL*)
Potential for drama: Someone is going to mess with that frog.
At this point Andy also mock shoots at Salman Khan and Salman calls him Imam ka baap. See? Called it!!!!
12. SANGRAM SINGH
Claim to fame: Indian wrestler.
Best line of the night: Didn’t have on.
Currently residing in: Heaven (thanks to Tanishaa & Andy’s deep respect for his achievements.)
Potential for drama: So far I don’t see too much. I have much higher hopes for the entertainment crew but maybe he’ll step up and go Bollywood on us.
13. Pratyusha Banerjee
Claim to fame: OMG She’s Anandi from Balika Vadhu. Which explains the slightly awkward but sweet item number.
Best line of the night: Didn’t have one.
Currently residing in: Hell (thanks to Tanishaa who would have to go to the opposite of whatever she assigned her, and I quote, “mein itni selfless nahin hoon.”)
Potential for drama: Not much, I think she’ll be everyone’s kid sister favorite sort and will take her cues from Kamya, Ratan and gang.
14. ARMAN KOHLI
Claim to fame: Actor in movies likes Jaani Dushman & LOC:Kargil
Best line of the night: Wearing a bowtie and saying, “I always wanted to do a mind-banging kind of a reality show.” Move over Mind Blasting – new favorite word – MIND BANGING! *LOL*
Currently residing in: Hell via coffin delivery.
Potential for drama: So far, can’t tell. The last few inmates feel like fillers if you ask me.
15. ANITA ADVANI
Claim to fame: Rajesh Khanna‘s live-in partner.
Best line of the night: “…zindagi ke safar mein guzar jate hain jo makam, woh phir nahin aate, woh phir nahin aate.”
Currently residing in: Heaven (out of Tanishaa’s respect for her age.)
Potential for drama: I think we might hear some old school gossip but from the teasers it looks like she doesn’t really want to talk about it or will be crying most of the time.
And this season the Bigg Boss house has a new voice! A female warden who is going to keep tabs on the inmates but again you will only hear her voice. Oh and move over Tuffy (*HAHK reference FYI), there’s a new TV dog in town and his name will be revealed somewhere along the show. Stay tuned for tweets whenever I catch the show and be sure to watch with me! xoxo