Vote! The Most Controversial Stars in Bigg Boss
Bigg Boss is quite a controversial show, thanks to its format. It's quite hard for the celebrity contestants to live in peace with each other -- and anyway, if they did, the show's producers would not approve.
So through its three seasons, the show has seen its fill of controversial contestants. We take you through some of the worst cases, and ask you to vote for the most controversial contestant at the end of this slide show.
Kamal R Khan
Kamal Khan raised quite a storm in the ongoing season when he hurled a water bottle at housemate Rohit Verma in a fit of anger. This incident was, in fact, the last straw to a series of fights and abusive language that the Bhojpuri actor-filmmaker rained down on the contestants.
Finally, he was thrown out of the house -- instead of the usual weekly eviction process in a record first for the reality show.
Image: Kamal R Khan
The episode where Payal received a massage from Rahul Mahajan probably clocked some of the highest TRPs for the season.
The housemates did not get along with Payal, mostly because of her extreme closeness with Rahul, her cat fights with Sambhavna, her always made-up face and for showing off her curves in bikinis.
The Congress youth wing even filed a case against her for obscenity.
Image: Payal Rohatgi
Even before he entered the Bigg Boss house, Raja Chaudhary was a controversial figure -- he was better known as the estranged husband of television actress Shweta Tiwari.
Raja's fiery temper was exposed during the show, in his love-hate relationship with Sambhavna and in his abusive language. He also tried to win Payal over with his flirtatious behaviour but did not score there.
His fiery temper followed him out of Bigg Boss as well, when he was arrested a couple of times for allegedly molesting a girl in his car, drunken brawls in public places, and ransacking clothes in housemate Zulfi Syed's boutique, for which the latter filed a complaint.
Image: Raja Chaudhary
Sambhavna was quite unpopular in Bigg Boss, thanks to her constant bickering with everyone in the house.
She fought the most with Raja Chaudhary but only a couple of days later, the two made up and literally patched up with a kiss -- of course, she denied this, and claimed that she was discussing something with Raja, and making Payal Rohatgi jealous.
The Congress youth wing filed a case for obscenity and abusive language as well.
Image: Sambhavna Seth
Politician Sanjay Nirupam couldn't stop himself from commenting on item girl Sambhavna Seth's style of dressing, and even spoke against item girls in Bollywood.
He claimed that a woman's self respect lay in covering her body. And since item girls are required to bare all, why do such a job?
Nirupam was also quite unsporting in the house, and refused do take part in the activities like dancing on a piece of paper.
Image: Sanjay Nirupam
Rakhi Sawant is quite the controversial figure, no matter what show she does.
In Bigg Boss, she was desperately in love with housemate Amit Sadh, who was seeing actress Neeru Bajwa at the time. Rakhi cried at her helplessness because Amit was committed elsewhere but did not give up on him. She would try hard to get his attention, and expressed her feelings quite openly.
Later, when she got into a fight with Amit, Rakhi revealed that she already had a boyfriend in Abhishek Awasti, and did not realise how important he was to her.
She started the season being close with Kashmera Shah but as the days wore on, the two grew distant. They started blaming the other of getting sympathy votes.
Image: Rakhi Sawant
Rahul Mahajan played the romantic card with two women in the house -- Payal Rohatgi and Monica Bedi. He gave Payal a massage in the show, and even hugged her several times in the swimming pool.
Rahul was one of the last few housemates left in Bigg Boss, when they got tired of the food they ate, and attempted an 'escape' from the house. He was promptly asked to leave because he offered no apology.
Image: Rahul Mahajan
When the late Jade Goody made racist comments against Shilpa Shetty in Celebrity Big Brother, the UK version of Bigg Boss, the world criticised her and voted Shetty as the show's winner. Goody not only lost out on the title but her career almost came to a halt.
To redeem her failing image, Goody took part in Bigg Boss, and made a good impression with the houseguests. It was on the show that she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She left the show shortly after that, and returned to the UK. Goody passed away last March.
Image: Jade Goody
Salil Ankola was shown the door even before he could settle down properly in the Bigg Boss house.
And the reason was something the actor had probably not anticipated. Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms sent him a legal notice to resume work in their show Karam Apna Apna since he had signed a contract.
Image: Salil Ankola