Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble contestant Prince Narula had entered India's No.1 reality show with a promise of righteousness. But he lost his face, disappointing fans, as host Salman Khan exposed his "true nature" in the weekend episode this week.
Salman showed footage of Prince's conversation with co-Housemate Kishwar Merchant, when both of them were caught in a tussle, with a task of one of them going to the Grand Finale and the other out of the House. Prince, who has won two reality shows before, told Kishwar that he needed to stay in the House more than her, as he was "heading to be the winner".
Kishwar falls for Prince's words
Prince who had made Kishwar his 'sister' in the House, refused to sacrifice for her and instead convinced her that the show's producing company Endemol, who also makes Khatron Ke Khiladi, will be willing to have an "extended contract" with him for that show too, after he won Bigg Boss.
Prince fans in a quandary
"After Salman's expose, Prince's fans have nowhere to hide their faces and are making desperate attempts on Twitter to justify his actions," points out Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar who has handled the publicity for a whole 20 Bigg Boss contestants since the reality show's inception. "But from within they would have realized their folly," he adds.
Mandana's position consolidates
Apart from making a point, the public relations expert also stands at an advantage now. Because Dale is also the publicist to firebrand contestant Mandana Karimi, who he has been aggressively routing for, through the media.
But the PR guy refuses to believe that Prince's downfall could help Mandana or her legion of social media fans, who popularly call themselves Mandanites. "Mandana is in a league of her own; a woman of wit, entertainment and substance. She does not need anyone's downfall to prop herself up," he quips.
"Mandana has been a one woman army in Bigg Boss, and has consistently proved from Day 1 that she is winner material. Most Bigg Boss fans love her like crazy as she embodies the essence of what the show is all about — standing up for what one believes in, and with that dollop of frenzied entertainment. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call her the soul of this season."