Are Fake Reality Shows the New Normal?
From watching Salman’s Reality Biggie Big Boss to Rohit Shetty’s action Khatron Ke Khiladi show we all grew up. I do remember the time when we eagerly waited for the season’s new episodes, discussed event’s minor details in our free classes- Was Gauhar right, or did Tanisha do the right thing being the captain, Wasn’t Rohit Shetty a bit too hard on Asha Negi this weekend? All these twists and turns kept us pondering for the weekend and we usually get absorbed within them.
Keeping your interests aside, have you ever wondered that these twists and turns & ups and downs in the top-notch reality shows could be a fake, well-scripted idea to get more TRPs? Spoiler alert: It happens!
Many critics around the country have pointed out intriguingly unique details from the reality shows which could only happen when they are scripted. Shows like Big Boss have always broken records in the TRP charts every season well-coordinately. Fights between celebrities, stars, and co-stars is a usual practice to gain the spotlight and be in trend for a while.
Apart from gaining media attention, especially the print ones, celebrities tend to make their space in the B-town Industry as supportive or even in lead roles. The prime-time concept behind such ruckus is the name and popularity more would be the endorsements and celebrity hype. All such media attention tactics will ultimately help the stars pave their way into bigger shots.
Intriguingly Shehnaaz, a participant of the Latest Big Boss season has bagged various new Youtube prime time videos particularly of various songs, short ads, and brand endorsements creating hype alongside actor Sidharth Shukla in the reality show. So far so good the actor has marked a good presence in the social Industry. Through her closeness with Sidharth, their relationship became a small-town and big-town gossip and everybody seemed to catch some interest in what is happening with the Duo. The famous trend #Sidnaaz came into being and to date, fans are quite crazy about the same.
The same thing happened with one of the television's finest stars and lead in a thriller drama show Beyhadh which aired on Sony TV, Kushal Tandon. Popularly known as Starplus’s Virat, Kushal Tandon has already made his place in everybody’s heart and had been awarded eight accolades in his debut show. No doubt the actor is filled with immense talent but his stardom eventually expanded and he became common household fame with his original name, Kushal as soon as he got occupied with Dramas alongside Armaan Kohli. Many buzzes were speculated about his relationship with Gauhar Khan during the show and they captured the immense spotlight, but if we look carefully what happened when they moved out? Could it be possible that all such fights and romanticizing parts in the show were scripted?
Nowadays, Critics argued that reality shows have parted themselves from the actual reality and now have entered into the ‘TRP money-making concept’. Instead of showing straightforward episodes, a lot of drama and twists are incorporated to create affluence among the audience and gain maximum media heights. Thus, all these misleading editing and coaching of participants should be avoided to create a rational show environment.