Arshad Warsi disses Bigg Boss as a “down market show”

It's hard to imagine anyone other than Salman Khan hosting the Bigg Boss show but the fact remains that the very first season of the show was actually hosted by Arshad Warsi. Recently, the team of Golmaal Again had visited the show to promote their film, but Arshad was absent from the team, as he feels that the quality of the show has gone down. "The (Bigg Boss) show is down market," the Ishqiya star said, adding, "People on the show, I hear, are tacky." He elaborated, "I haven't seen this season, but I've heard about it. The channel is attempting to boost the ratings by showcasing the things that sell. And thus, morality is taking a backseat." Arshad also said, "People enjoy watching crass, and the channel is merely serving it. The content showcased on Indian television is regressive. If the world wants to see sensible people in the house, the channel will oblige [but] the audience wants to see dramatic people, those who fight, hit and abuse."

Talking about the difference in the show back when he was judging it, he stated, "The concept back then was to understand the psyche of people and notice the developments that occur when they are made to reside in a house, isolated from the world. There was no nudity or violence demanded in the clause. When you meet new individuals, you can be cordial for a week. When good behaviour wears out, the dynamics change. But, now the channel wants immediate TRP success, so they are consciously sending nutcases into the house."