Bollywood bait on TV reality shows

By Hindustan Times

Every season, a fresh group of Bollywood celebrities come to television to judge or host reality shows. Vivek Oberoi, Tusshar Kapoor and Neha Dhupia are the latest to make the journey from Bollywood to TV as judges. Many others have come before them, but very few have made a lasting impression, or been able to generate record-breaking TRPs.

Of course, the exceptions are Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan. These two superstars have delivered consistently with their respective shows Kaun Banega Crorepati and Bigg Boss.

Perhaps the reason other stars haven’t been able to crack the code is because they think of TV as a stepping stone. It’s easy money, as reality shows last three months at the most; it’s also less taxing on their schedules, as they need to shoot one or two days a week.

Having a Bollywood star on a TV show used to be a un