Bigg Boss’s seventh season finale took place Saturday night. While the channel has been able to keep the buzz going and the audience involved, this season, we were surprised when through the day there were congratulatory messages on social media confidently claiming Gauahar Khan to be the winner. While people of India were busy spending their money sending smses for their favourite amongst the four finalists, they were obviously oblivious to the fact that the winner in reality seemed to have already been decided and that reality television was in reality not that real. The channel insists that these are just speculations. Whether what they say is true or not, one thing is for sure – Reality TV is not that real. We believe it does not take away from either the popularity or viewership of the show by being honest, though it may reduce some mobile revenues.
It’s completely because of fans that have enjoyed watching Gauahar inside the Bigg Boss house. She has been a very strong contender from the beginning and made it to the end, surviving all evictions. Social media responds to buzz and speculates every year. Lots of people kept saying Tanisha will win and some Sangram. Everyone has their favourites. The winner or loser of the show is in the hands of our viewers. As a responsible broadcaster we follow a very fair selection process where the results and tabulated and declared by Ernst & Young.