If you thought that reality shows are only meant for actors, think again. Some celebrities can bring the entertainment with their presence alone. Here are some names from the field of sports that can rock the Bigg Boss house.
Controversy and Bigg Boss are not far from each other and former India medium-pacer could be the perfect choice. Back in 1999, he spoke about match-fixing prevalent in the Indian team during a Tehelka expose, only to be banned by the Indian cricket board. He would attract eyeballs as another pacer – Santhakumaran Sreesanth – is doing during the ongoing season. Perhaps an insight into the happenings of the dressing room during 90s would surely soar the TRPs too.
Remember Dolly Bindra in the show’s fourth season? Loud and always ready for a fight – BJP MP Manoj Tiwari would know better. To a lesser degree, imagine the Indian cricket team’s coach entering the house ‘like a tracer bullet’. His recent foot-in-the-mouth gems include calling his team ‘the best Indian side in the last 15 years’ even when they had lost a five-match Test series 4-1 to England. And then a rather uncouth comment, which cannot be reproduced, involving a certain body part after India’s first Test win in Australia.
This show cannot go on without the glamour quotient and some serious outspokenness. If one says that the talented Jwala’s off-court life has always made more news than her on-field achievements, which aren’t less by any stretch of imagination, we wouldn’t be wrong. So much so that her affair with former India cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, who was also the Delhi Badminton Association chief at one point, is still talked about.
He would be the biggest name by far if the wrestler decides to enter the Salman Khan hosted show. After all he has won a bronze medal and a silver medal in back-to-back Olympic Games apart from being a world champion and world number one in the 66-Kg weight category. The show will get some much-needed legitimacy. By the way, he has also bitten his opponent once and then denied it, cheekily claiming to be a vegetarian.
A child prodigy who survived brain tumour and returned with a bang only to get better with age, Paes has seen pretty much everything in life. From failed relationships to a doubles trophy cabinet which can put most tennis players in the world to shame, to even a system which wanted him out only for him to fight his way back. The black and white and shades of grey in Paes’ life would bring more colours into the house.