Mumbai: India’s most controversial godman Swami Nithyananda’s name is once again in news for India’s most controversial reality show. Yes! The self-styled guru of gyan is said to enter the next season of Kannada Bigg Boss.
This is not the first time Nithyananda’s name has cropped up for the reality show. Earlier, the spiritual leader shot to fame with unproven allegations of a sex scandal with Southern actress Ranjitha, and was also the target of a former disciple who frivolously claimed to have been raped by him 40 times over five years.
Even while these cases reached the courts, Swami Nithyananda became a favourite punching bag for many television channels, but surprisingly witnessed growth in popularity and followers. Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar was then appointed his publicist and spokesperson. He had admitted that Nithyananda was offered the Hindi Bigg Boss, but had refused to confirm or deny his appearance on it.
With fresh reports of the spiritual leader’s entry on the popular reality show, it has again become an interesting wait and watch game. While the Hindi Bigg Boss has been hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, its Kannada version has been hosted by Kannada superstar Sudeep.