Ankita Lokhande, reflecting on her eviction from the Bigg Boss 17 house at the fourth spot, has raised pertinent concerns about the evolving dynamics of the show. The Pavitra Rishta actress has voiced her observation that the show has transitioned into a showcase of popularity rather than authentic personality. She expressed her belief that if this is the case, then only celebrities with an equal number of followers should be considered for participation. Ankita’s comments were prompted by Munawar Faruqui’s emergence as the winner of Bigg Boss 17.
In a candid interview, Ankita emphasized that the current trend places undue emphasis on the number of followers, potentially leading individuals with substantial followings to withhold their contributions to the show, assuming that victory is a foregone conclusion. “I also feel that ki ye ab ek popularity show ho gaya hai jisme matter ye karta hai ki aap ke kitne followers hain. Ab mujhe ek aur cheez lagti hai ki ab ye jo agar sirf followers ke hisaab se hi show hai to phir sabke equal followers hone chahiye, jinke hain bhi, sab equally hone chahiye,” the Bigg Boss 17 contestant conveyed to Instant Bollywood.
She further articulated, “Fir kya hota hai ki ek ke kam ek ke zyada hain fir to koi game khelega hi nahi, kyunki lagega mere followers bahut zyada hain, main to kuch input data hi nahi hu. I also feel that, it is more of a popularity show, rather than personality show,” highlighting the potential demotivation faced by contestants with fewer followers.
While Ankita’s remarks resonated with many on social media, some labeled her as ‘jealous’ of Munawar’s win. Her candid assessment has sparked a meaningful conversation about the evolving nature of reality shows and the impact of social media influence on the fairness and authenticity of such competitions. Stay tuned!