Today in the midst of reality shows, we get to see the real side of many actor/actresses.
Celluloid or small screen gives these actors name and fame and even before they realize, their popularity rises sky high. But not all can take this rise in status in their stride. Some really lose their connection to the ground and get dizzy in fame. They start behaving as stars and with celebrities appearing in so many shows, this real side is becoming too conspicuous.
Roping in celebrities to take part in reality shows is the current fad ruling television channels. Multifaceted celebrities, usually the popular ones from different shows are chosen as contestants and presented in celebrity reality shows. These celebrities in turn cash in on their popularity and play a major part in making these shows popular and earn the channel high TRPs. Some notable examples of such famous shows are – Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Nach Baliye, Jjhoom India and many others. The success of these celebrity shows has opened the floodgates and now almost all channels have followed suit to have at least one such show.
Many acts of these stars are now showing that they are unable to get their star status out of their system. How can anyone forget the actions of Shekhar Suman and Sanjeevani in Jjhoom? A judge of the caliber of Anandji of Kalyanji Anandji fame was put down by them when he went on to criticize their singing as a judge in the show. The same show saw Chavi Mittal behaving the same way with the judges Mahesh Bhatt and Shabana Azmi when Chavi’s singing was criticized. Few weeks back we saw the same happening with Gauri Pradhan when she faced the flak from the judges on her below the mark performance in the Balaji reality show “Kabhii Kabhie Pyaar Kabhii Kabhie Yaar”. And now the latest one to join the bandwagon of “starry behavior” is Twinkle Bajpai in another Balaji show “Lux Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket”. Twinkle never left a chance to put down other contestants in the earlier rounds but when she found herself at the bottom, she preferred walking out of the show instead of facing the criticism from others. These are just few!!!
Stars showing tantrums when faced with criticism is becoming a common factor now in these celebrity reality shows. They forget that they may be a celebrity, but when it comes to such contests they are simply participants and should leave their star status out of the sets. Making a mockery of the judges or suddenly finding fault with the format when put in a negative situation is not the right attitude for a contestant. As a contestant, accepting criticism or eliminations need to be taken in a sporting spirit. One can always express unhappiness behind the screen and not openly.
Is it the lack of sporting spirit, or inability to believe that they can be criticized too or is it some attention seeking tactics? Or is it some scripted drama just to raise the TRP? Whatever it may be, it sure raises the question mark on their behavior!!