The much-awaited reality show Bigg Boss kicked off with a bang on Sunday night with Bollywood megastar Salman Khan introducing this year’s contestants. The popular reality show’s season 12 contestants consist of five singletons and 12, who have entered the house in pairs.
Among those who have entered the Bigg Boss house as singles are TV actors Karanvir Bohra, Dipika Kakar Ibrahim, Srishty Rode, Nehha Pendse and former cricketer Sreesanth. The couples or jodis are Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu, Romil Chaudhry and Nirmal Singh, Saurav Patel and Shivashish Mishra, Deepak Thakur and Urvashi Vani, Saba Khan and Somi Khan and Roshmi Banik and Kriti Verma.
Kriti is an ex-Roadies contestant while Roshmi Banik is a businesswoman from Kolkata with both entering the house as commoner and beating their own partners to enter the main Bigg Boss house.
However, one person who has already hit the headlines even before entering the Bigg Boss house is bhajan singer Anup Jalota for his seemingly bizarre comments. He told a hindi news portal that he will try to be as truthful as Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said, “Whenever there will be a fight, I will present the truth in a diplomatic manner like our Modiji. I will tell the truth but in a way that nobody would be able to challenge it.”
His comments evoked quirky reactions on social particularly because Modi is often alleged to have acquired a notoriety for repeatedly lying even in his public speeches.
Jalota, for his part, has been a fan of PM Modi for many years. Speaking to reporters immediately after the controversial note ban in November 2016, Jalota had praised the prime minister’s shock announcement that has had a catastrophic effect on the country’s economy.
In May 2014, Jalota had joined Sonal Mansingh, Richa Sharma and Madhur Bhandarkar to endorse Modi as India’s next prime minister. Jalota was full of praise for Modi saying that he was impressed with the latter’s vision for Varanasi and how he wanted to the Holy city a culture capital of the country.
Nearly five years on, Varanasi continues to remain as one of the most backward and underdeveloped cities in India despite the country’s prime minister having represented the constituency.