Bigg Boss 9 premiered a few days ago, but I have to say, this is the first episode that I’m actually watching this season. I missed day one and day two, but I know what’s up thanks to Team MissMalini‘s Priyam Saha, who’s been bringing us all the recaps and gossip. So I dove into my first episode with a bit of trepidation – there’s honestly only a limited amount of Bigg Boss I can handle – and I’m already worried for the rest of the season. Sigh. In case you missed it, here’s what happened:
It’s well-known that you’re more popular on Bigg Boss if you’re part of a couple, and it seems like Prince Narula is taking that to heart, because he was seen whispering in a corner to Yuvika Chaudhary about starting up a love affair. Ah, there you have it. The first romance.
It seems Mandana Karimi has caught on about the weirdness of receiving a back massage from a guy while his girlfriend is giving him a pedicure, because she took Keith Sequeira aside to ask whether his girlfriend, Rochelle Rao, was upset. Mandana went a step ahead to tell Keith that he needs to calm Rochelle down and make her understand that Mandana is his partner on the show and she’s not trying to break them up. Hmm, trouble. Called it.
Meanwhile, Rochelle has asked Keith and Mandana to spend time with the rest of the group as well since they seem to be isolated most of the time. Rochelle even quietly told Keith that for at least one to two weeks, he needs to make friends with the rest of the contestants too.
When Kishwer Merchant and Aman Verma were given the music phobia (“melophobia”) task, they probably thought it was going to be an easy one. And on the surface, it seemed so, too – all they had to do was play a mouth organ. Except… the mouth organ was in a dead fish’s mouth. A huge dead fish. So, um, ya. They were practically making out with the fish. From navals to dead fish. Bigg Boss 9 is upping the gross factor for sure. (Strangely, Aman seemed to enjoy it – even kissing the fish in other locations – while Kishwer was reasonably weirded out.)
Kishwer and Aman were given the next task again, for hair phobia (“trichophobia”) which involved them slathering tufts of shampooed hair onto their face for 5 minutes. Ewww.
Whaaat? Do we live in a world where it is okay to expect that two contestants (Rimi Sen and Suyyash Rai) will get permanent Bigg Boss tattoos on their arms? Without knowing in advance what size it is or what it would even really look like? If you remember, Rimi and Suyyash didn’t complete the last task – which was to shave their heads – because Rimi wasn’t up for it. Suyyash, then, was annoyed at first when Rimi didn’t want to get inked during this task, saying that he couldn’t compromise all the time. Umm… people?! We are talking about permanent tattoos here! WTF is everyone on?
Thankfully, Rimi and Suyyash ended up walking out after realising it was going to be a flippin’ huge (and ugly) tattoo. Really though, if one of them did it just for the sake of winning a task, I’d be really worried about the state of our society right now.
Day 2 was drama-free as far as the snores were concerned, but it’s back in full swing on day 3. Mandana threw a fit about sleeping near Vikas and Arvind and there was a looong discussion about all the snoring. Seriously, how is this a thing we watch? Questioning my life choices right now.
What did you think of day 3?