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‘Bigg Boss’: From Neha Dhupia to Karan Singh Grover- Celebs who turned down the show

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The reach of the small screen will always be unparalleled as compared to the silver screen. ‘Bigg Boss‘ is hands-down one of the most loved and watched reality game show on the television. The show is popular for its controversies and melodrama that takes place inside the house.

‘Bigg Boss’ has even helped in boosting the career of several of its participants. Every year, we see a bunch of famous and not-so-famous celebs coming under one roof and enjoy being locked inside the ‘Bigg Boss’ house. Interestingly, there are certain celebs who have constantly turned down the offer to participate in the show. Yes, right from Neha Dhupia to Rannvijay Singha -we have a long list of celebs who refused to be a part of the show.

B-town celebs who refused to be on ‘Bigg Boss‘. Have a look

Neha Dhupia

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Neha Dhupia may not be doing films but she enjoys a great fan following thanks to her radio show ‘No Filter Neha’ and other podcasts. She was approached by the makers of ‘Bigg Boss’ but apparently she turned down the offer stating she doesn’t want to be surrounded by so many cameras. Well, some people love their privacy more than anything else.

Rannvijay Singha


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Rannvijay Singha is also one of the very popular television personalities, thanks to his stint on MTV Roadies and other reality shows. However, despite being repeatedly approached by the ‘Bigg Boss’ makers, he didn’t have any qualms in rejecting it. “I have been offered ‘Bigg Boss’ for seven straight years… every year. I refused, every year. But in the last couple of years, I guess they have got the hint,” Singha had told PTI.

Yo Yo Honey Singh

Music sensation Honey Singh too was offered to be a part of ‘Bigg Boss’, apparently he turned down the offer as he wasn’t happy with the paycheck.

Karan Singh Grover

Bipasha Basu‘s husband Karan Singh Grover was also offered the show. But he declined the offer expressing his displeasure over being under public glare 24/7.

Evelyn Sharma

Gorgeous actress Evelyn Sharma declined the offer as she is very claustrophobic. Revealing why she couldn’t be a part of the show, Sharma told IANS, “I think ‘Bigg Boss’ is the most entertaining show on Indian television. However, I’m claustrophobic and I can’t be stuck in one house for so long.”

Mugdha Godse

‘Fashion’ actress Mugdha Godse was speculated to be a part of ‘Bigg Boss 13’. Reportedly monetary issues with the makers made the actress to opt-out of the show.

Gaurav Gera

Gaurav Gera is a popular comedian and actor of the small screen. However when asked to participate in ‘Bigg Boss’, he turned it down by saying, “Yes, I was approached for the show, but I am not going for it. I am a fan of the show… I love to only watch it.”

Well, their loss was someone else’s gain. Meanwhile, Sidharth Shukla walked away with the title of ‘Bigg Boss 13’. Let’s see what the next year’s season of ‘Bigg Boss’ has in store for its fans.

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