The self-styled godman, who shot to notoriety with unproven allegations of a sex scandal with Southern actress Ranjitha, was also the target of a former disciple who claimed to have been trapped by him 40 times over five years.
Even while these cases reached the courts, Swami Nithyananda became a favourite punching bag for many television channels, but surprisingly witnessed growth in popularity and followers.
When asked about reports regarding Nithyananda entering Bigg Boss 6, his spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar admitted, "I've been told, the godman has been approached earlier," but added, "It's too early to confirm or deny."
Apparently, in their agreements for Bigg Boss, all participants are bound by a very strong secrecy clause about their entry on the show. That could be a reason; most never admit to their participation before the show.
Story first published: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 15:43 [IST]