Pooja Mishra and Pooja Bedi have been told by the makers of Bigg Boss to stay away from the season 5 finale, allegedly because both women have slammed the channel and its participants after being evicted from Bigg Boss 5.
The reality show involves fourteen hand-picked housemates or inmates living in a house in Karjat, a town halfway between Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, India. Five additional wild cards and a guest entry are added over the course of several weeks, and the inmates spend 14 weeks locked in with one another.
'We live in a democracy!'
Pooja Bedi, 41, entered the Bigg Boss 5 house in October and was evicted towards the end of November. The actress and daughter of veteran actor Kabir Bedi slammed host Salman Khan after her elimination, saying she felt her hurt her friend Sky (Akashdeep Saigal), and fellow inmate Pooja Mishra also slammed the show.
Usually, when the reality show reaches its final week, all the eliminated contestants are invited back for one final performance. Pooja Mishra and Pooja Bedi, however, are now being told to stay away,
One India reports that both Bedi and Mishra have very publicly insulted the show, its participants and the channel. And when told to keep away from the finale, neither of the evicted inmates was very pleased with Bigg Boss 5.
So what if I disagree with a host and don't like a contestant! Pooja Bedi tweeted furiously. Is that reason for Channel not to have me at finale?
Have asked channel to state reason I cannot b there at finale to cheer my friends on! she wrote in another Twitter post. Also, till yesterday I was to do a medley! What changed?
Pooja Mishra, meanwhile, was furious. Gaging sum1 4from expressin demselves is called dictatorship! she tweeted. Incidentally we live in a democracy! Jao Ho [sic]!
'The Aggressive Women'
A source within Bigg Boss 5 has since released information regarding the decision to keep both Pooja Mishra and Pooja Bedi out of the finale, and confirmed that it was indeed their slamming the show that got them banned from it.
Both Poojas have spoken against the show and its contestants, the source told The Daily Bhaskar. After the decision [by] the production house, both the aggressive women came together and spoke to each other very amicably.
Later, when they asked for an explanation from the production house, [Bigg Boss] directed them toward their legal advisers.
Hrithik Roshan Also Barred from 'Bigg Boss 5'?
Pooa Bedi, meanwhile, has yet another bone to pick with Bigg Boss. According to a tabloid, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, who had planned to promote the upcoming film Agneepath during the finale, has also been asked to keep away from the series finale.
Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan are rumored to have been fighting ever since Khan insulted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, according to Times of India. And now, Imran Khan is supposed to attend the finale instead, promoting the film Ek Main Aur Ekk TU.
After news of Roshan's cut hit Pooja Bedi, the actress took to Twitter once again to vent her frustration. Mumbai Mirror article today! Hrithik not allowed in #BB5 finale! she tweeted. Guess I'm not the only victim! Wow!
Bigg Boss 5 has yet to comment officially on the evicted inmates, or on the rumored exclusion of Hrithik Roshan. The reality show finale will launch Saturday. Among the final contestants are Juhi Parmar, Amar Upadhyay, Mahek Chahal, Siddharth Bharadwaj and Sky