Bigg Boss 9: Salman Khan is the Saving Grace of a Generally Dull and Exhausting Debut

Bigg Boss 9: Salman Khan is the Saving Grace of a Generally Dull and Exhausting Debut

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Thank God Salman Khan was hosting the premiere or else, it would have been truly unbearable! Here’s the review of the BB9 premiere. The much awaited premiere of Bigg Boss 9 was aired today. Media informed its readers that this year, the show will follow the ‘Double Trouble’ theme, where contestants will be seen entering the house in pairs. We gave you live updates on the premiere and the contestants that entered the house. The only saving grace of the premiere was its host Salman Khan. If it weren’t for the superstar’s quirkiness and leg-pulling, Bigg Boss 9′s opening would have been truly unbearable! Here’s the review and all the highlights from the Bigg Boss 9 premiere:

Bigg Boss 9
Bigg Boss 9: Salman Khan is the saving grace of a generally dull and exhausting debut

Salman’s opening act

Bigg Boss 9 host Salman Khan was seen opening the show, with his much awaited dance act. The Sultan actor kickstarted the show with a performance on song Sefie Le Le Re, followed by Photocopy, which he swayed to with his Jai Ho co-star Daisy Shah. Salman was also seen shaking a leg with his favourite former Bigg Boss contestant Elli Avram! Along with entertaining the viewers with his dance acts, the actor gave the janta a tour of this year’s Bigg Boss house. All in all, the BB house is colorful and how. Salman looked dashing in his black suit and crew cut. The superstar was in his element and boy are we glad for that!

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The not so grand welcome

The first contestant to enter the BB 9 house was Digangana Suryavanshi. The intro video of the Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera actress was so outlandish, it was hard to comprehend! The actress was seen in a room full of barbies, dressed herself, as a princess. She even entered the BB house wearing a tiara and claimed that she loves the ‘princess culture,’ and is on the show to promote the same. Uh, okay then! She selected Roopal Tyagi as her partner. Others who entered the Bigg Boss house were Rochelle Rao-Prince Narula, Mandana Karimi-Keith Sequira, Ankit Gera- Arvind Vegda, Suyyash Rai-Rimi Sen, Kishwer Merchantt- Aman Verma, Yuvika Choudhary-Vikas Bhalla. The  introduction of the contestants lacked drama or suspense. The entire entry sequence of the contestants was dull and boring. The only part worth watching during this was Salman’s goofiness. The contestants themselves were guarded, and failed to bring much to the table. The only one that stood out from the rest, was Prince, who seemed confident and proud to be on the show.

Digangana Suryavanshi
Meet Bigg Boss 9’s 17-yr-old contestant, Digangana Suryavanshi

A rejected Prince

It was alarming to see Prince Narula getting rejected by the contestants one after the other. It so happened that a contestant upon entering, was given an option between Prince and someone else, to choose from, as his/her partner. Prince was repeatedly rejected by Kishwer, Mandana, Rimi and Yuvika. These ladies were shown a video of the Roadies X1 winner, where he was seen talking about himself, his likes and dislikes. But looks like this video wasn’t impressive enough. The pissing off part was that the same clipping was repeated for every contestant which became unbearable to watch, after a point. The makers could have at least shot a different video for each contestant and show some creativity!

And Bigg Boss 9 has its first annoying contestant- taaliyan!

While everyone was calm and composed, the one contestant that stood out, was Kishwer Merchantt and not for the right reasons. The actress’ over enthusiasm and bubbliness was hard to handle, and we wonder how the rest of the contestants in the house will take the same, in the coming few days. Being animated and ticking off are two separate qualities and Kishwer certainly fits in the latter category.

Put in a tight spot

Apart from Salman and the contestants, the premiere of BB 9 also saw the presence of senior journalists who sat back, and put the inmates, in a tight spot. Controversial celebrities like Aman Verma and Ankit Gera were questioned and put in the spotlight. Where Aman was questioned about his infamous sting operation and casting couch scandal, Ankit was asked to comment on his Casanova reputation. The entire media grilling the celebs part was pointless. This part of the show didn’t make for a very entertaining watch, as it seemed more planned and scripted than spontaneous. The purpose of this entire segment was lost as the contestants themselves could not come up with witty and smart answers to the journalists’ questions.

Salman Khan with Daisy Shah
Salman Khan started the 9th season of bigg boss with Daisy Shah

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Vegda’s over the top act

Let’s just say Arvind Vegda’s entry act, reminded us of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, aka MSG , in many ways. The singer was seen descending on a harness, in bright, gaudy clothes, and performing his hit Ram-Leela song Bhai Bhai, on-stage. The famous Gujarati singer will be seen paired up with Ankit Gera in the house. Arvind’s entry act was over the top and how. Apart from his aerial act, the singer was also seen playing along with neon lights and leaving his partner Ankit, in disbelief(not in a good way)

The premiere ended with Ankit and Arvind’s entry in the Bigg Boss 8 house. All in all, the BB 9 opening episode was a major disappointment and had nothing entertaining to offer, apart from its host, Salman Khan. Let’s see how this season turns out! Hopefully, it won’t be dull like the premiere.

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