In a recent turn of events, the contestants of Bigg Boss 17 have been seen fulfilling Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar’s prophecy of excessive crying on the show. One of the latest episodes of the reality show has showcased a surge of emotions, with multiple contestants breaking down in tears.
The entertainment PR expert had posted this on social media when Bigg Boss Season 17 had begun: “I have a feeling, 3 contestants of Bigg Boss 17 are going to cry a lot. I mean, cry, cry and cry. And 2 of them, including a male, will face severe targeting. I also have a feeling, this spectacle of tears and discrimination won’t help the show beyond a few fleeting headlines.”
I have a feeling, 3 contestants of Bigg Boss 17 are going to cry a lot. I mean, cry, cry and cry. And 2 of them, including a male, will face severe targeting. I also have a feeling, this spectacle of tears and discrimination wont help the show beyond a few fleeting headlines.
— Dale Bhagwagar (@DaleBhagwagar) October 17, 2023
The episode revealed that the cause of this emotional turmoil was the surprise elimination of a contestant Sunny Arya aka Tehelka Bhai. As a guest host, Karan Johar announced Tehelka’s eviction, and many contestants were seen crying and pleading with Bigg Boss to give Tehelka another chance. Among those who were visibly emotional were Arun Mashettey, Abhishek Kumar, Vicky Jain and Sushant Singh Rajput’s ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande.
Dale Bhagwagar is considered to be a Bigg Boss specialist as he has handled the media for 20 Bigg Boss contestants. In addition to his work with Bigg Boss housemates, Bhagwagar has handled the PR for 300 Bollywood personalities and 30 movies, making him an authority in the PR profession.
He often shares his thoughts and opinions on the Bigg Boss format and contestants too. For instance, in an article online, he had suggested the Bigg Boss should focus more on the original ‘reality television’ format and reduce the number of games and tasks. In another article, Bhagwagar was the first to propose having two seasons of Bigg Boss every year (a concept which came to fruition) — though he had suggested that one season should be with celebrities and another with commoners.
The outpouring of emotions in BB17 aligns with Bhagwagar’s prediction that three contestants would cry excessively on the show, and that two of them, including a male, would face severe targeting. The emotional upheaval in the house has indeed garnered attention, as the spectacle of tears and discrimination has become a talking point both inside and outside the Bigg Boss 17 house.
While the emotional outbursts have led to fleeting headlines and discussions, it remains to be seen how this will impact the show in the long run. As Bhagwagar had suggested, it is possible that this display of emotions and discrimination may not significantly benefit the show beyond the initial attention it has garnered.
The latest developments in Bigg Boss 17 have certainly validated Bhagwagar’s prophetic social media post, and it will be interesting to see how the dynamics in the house continue to unfold in the coming days.
Dale Bhagwagar is a renowned Bollywood PR consultant and publicity expert with over three decades of experience in the news media industry. He is the founder of Dale Bhagwagar Media Group, the most famous entertainment PR agency in Mumbai, India.
Bhagwagar’s expertise and experience in the entertainment industry have made him the most trusted entertainment publicist for news media-related matters, and his work with Bigg Boss contestants is a testament to his influence and skills in the field of public relations, image management, and more particularly, controversy and crisis management.