Reality shows today have no reality at all, is what Mahesh Bhatt said on national television. On Koffee With Karan, where he was recently with his nephew Emraan Khan, the experienced director said that there is no reality in these show like Bigg Boss, Nach Baliye, Dance India Dance, India's Got Talent, at all. Does this mean that the reality shows that are currently banking on viewers sentiments are actually cheating them?
Be it a reality show like Bigg Boss where Gauhar Khan won the show with her popularity and fan following, or the current dance reality show Nach Baliya, where the show has physically challanged people competing with the regular lot at dancing, everyone seem to be trying at striking a cord with viewer's sentiments.
With what Mahesh Bhatt said, we get to the point if there is any reality in these shows at all? Gauhar Khan won the show getting the highest votes, giving the channel the highest TRP ratings. But is there any reality in her stay in the Bigg Boss house? And was there any reality in her relationship with her co-contestant Kushal Tandon? Another such contenstant was Tanisha Mukherjee, who was the second runner up, who got into an on-screen relationship with Armaan Kohli. Though the couple claim it is for real, the fact that such confident, strong and secure ladies falling for such "gentlemen" is difficult to apprehend.
There are show that actually bring out the talented dancers and singers to the outside world giving them a chance to get recognized. But when we come to the dance reality shows, the channel aim at getting the viewers connect to the contestants based on sentiments rather than their talents showcased.
One of the most controversial shows on Indian TV, seems to have a pattern that keeps repeating often. People seem to fall pretty easily in love on this show.
Contestants With Least Talent Win
The shows final judgment apparently happens based on the popularity the person has and not based on the talent one possess.
Hit On The Sentiments
Channels seem to target viewer's sentiment to gain popularity and attain votes.
Popularity, Popularity And Popularity
The dance reality shows works only on popularity. When their basic idea of the show is to encourage talent.
They Know Exactly What To Do
The contestants on these shows know what exactly they need to do and how to do, and get to work ASAP.