Will Pooja Missra’s exit affect ‘Bigg Boss’ TRPs?
Mumbai: With Pooja Missra, the soul of ‘Bigg Boss 5’, out of the House for an alleged assault on co-contestant Siddharth Bhardwaj, one wonders if the shocking development will hamper the TRPs of India’s biggest reality show.
Pooja Missra, who was considered to be the best entertainer of this year’s season, was apparently removed (‘aapko nishkasit karte hai’ – as Bigg Boss would say) for physically pushing Siddharth Bhardwaj on the show. Siddharth, who is the winner of an earlier reality show Splitsvilla, is reported to have blown the situation out of proportion and demanded her exit, after which Bigg Boss decided to show Pooja the door.
One of the many rules to be followed strictly by all the contestants is to never attack anyone physically. Pooja Missra, the rebel of the house and the House Captain for the week, was surrounded by controversies galore right from day one on ‘Bigg Boss’.
Initially targeted by Pooja Bedi, she was made the butt of many jokes, after which she shot back and fought her way tooth and nail with each and every contestant of the show. Millions of viewers identified with her arguments, realizing her plight and urge for space, resulting in Pooja surviving the maximum number of evictions on the show with a huge margin of public votes. So much so, that most Housemates found her unstoppable and indomitable. About the evictions, they often said, “Joh bhi usske saamne aata hai, udd jaata hai!” (“Whoever gets nominated opposite Pooja, gets evicted!”)
So exciting were her moves and antics for the audiences that Brand Pooja Missra fast emerged the biggest puller of eyeballs this season, attracting huge TRPs for the show.
“Pooja is a simpleton and a baby at heart, who, if rubbed the wrong way, can transform herself into a ferocious tigress within a nanosecond. Nothing would be the same without her,” lamented celebrity PR Dale Bhagwagar, a ‘Bigg Boss’ specialist, who Pooja had elaborately consulted before entering Bigg Boss and who has also been labelled her ‘guerrilla publicist’ ever since.
Earlier, Bhagwagar has handled the media for maximum number of controversial celebrities on reality shows including Shilpa Shetty (Big Brother), Ashmit Patel, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Sherlyn Chopra, Diana Hayden (Bigg Boss) and is officially handling Amar Upadhyay during Season 5.
Pooja Missra’s most famous comment on the show has been “Spare me”. Now it remains to be seen whether Bigg Boss will ‘spare’ her this time and let her enter the House again as a Wild Card Entry!