The first season saw Aryan Vaid and Anupama Varma share personal moments, which the viewers weren't prepared to accept on the small screen, at least.
Bigg Boss 2 made headlines for Aditi Gowitrikar and Tanaaz Irani's juvenile prank. They had pulled down comedian Raju Srivastav's shorts during a poolside party, which didn't go down well with the Information and Broadcasting ministry. And it sent the channel a show-cause notice for letting obscenity and vulgar language be used in 'Bigg Boss'.
Season 5 of 'Bigg Boss' was best remembered for the chemistry Veena Malik and Ashmit Patel shared. The actor was spotted getting up, close and personal with the Pakistani starlet. The fact that the duo haven't gotten married yet, suggests their liaison, antics in the show was just a way to cause buzz.
Kamaal R Khan too got violent during his stay in the house. The controversial actor had to be evicted from the show when he threw a bottle at designer Rohit Verma.
The first season of 'Bigg Boss' featured a bunch of crazy inmates! Rakhi Sawant and Kashmeera Shah, the popular drama queens of Indian showbiz industry, who were roped in for higher TRPs got into ugly spats to sustain the viewers' interest. While Kashmeera turned everyone against Rakhi by disclosing her nasty comments against them, Rakhi became the butt of jokes for crying her ridiculous behaviour and poor English.
What makes 'Bigg Boss' the most viewed reality show is its controversial content. From celebrities cosying up on the camera to hurling abuses at each other and offending fellow contestants by using misogynistic slurs, the show offers everything. But is this a well-planned strategy to garner higher TRPs?
Take a look at the most controversial moments from the popular reality show.
Rahul Mahajan and Payal Rohatgi, who were rumoured to be a couple already spiced up the second season of 'Bigg Boss' with their crackling chemistry. Rahul, along with Raja Chaudhary, Zulfi Syed and ashutosh Kaushik had vanished from the house. Unlike others, Rahul refused to apologise for his misconduct and had to be evicted from the show.
The Bigg Boss house for the first time turned into a wedding venue when contestants Sara Khan and Ali Merchant got married on the small screen. What looked like a real event turned out to be TRP gimmick! For those who came in late, the rumours suggested that the actors were paid Rs.50 lakh to get married. In reality, the couple parted ways after a few months.
Dolly Bindra who had fought with almost everyone on the show, got into an ugly fight with Ashmit Patel by denying him entry in the kitchen area. During the heated argument, Dolly also accused Ashmit for the infamous MMS scandal.
Dolly Bindra didn't miss any opportunity to take jabs at Shweta Tiwari. For the uninitiated, Dolly had accused Raja for physical assault and his then-wife Shweta had supported him. The tiff that kicked off because of Raja continued on the show too.
Pooja Missra too garnered popularity by picking fights with the inmates. If the fellow contestants blamed her for not being stable and using drugs, which was responsible for her violent behaviour, Pooja got into fights almost frequently to defend herself. She was kicked out of the house when she slapped Siddharth. Since the physical assault is against the rules of the 'Bigg Boss' house, she had to be shown the door.
[caption id="attachment_918911"] During a high voltage argument with Mahek Chahal, Akashdeep Saigal exposed her past. Akash aka Sky, who was miffed with Mahek making subtle comments on him, alleged that he has seen Mahek Chahal scratching people with her nails. He told Mahek, "Why do you keep bad mouthing about me, I know what you are. I know what you do in Goa. I have even seen you scratching men. Don't poke me; I know a lot about you." Mahek has always refrained from talking about her personal life. After hearing all this she literally cried her eyes out. When Sky walked up to her to apologize, she locked her inside the bathroom. [/caption]
In 'Bigg Boss 6', Sapna Bhavnani slammed Salman Khan and referred to him as 'serial woman-beater'. Salman too responded to Bhavnani's claim that she didn't participate in the show for monetary gain. He said, "If you are not here to play the game, are you on a picnic at a resort?"
Unlike other controversial contestants who got dragged in meaningless and petty fights, Imam Siddique did vex Aashka and Nirahua and wore Aashka's outfit and started behaving in a brazen manner in the house. When Aashka passed a personal comment, he began stripping his clothes in front of the camera.
Vishal Karwal-Sana Khan kiss was as controversial as Sana giving a peck on Aashka Garodia's forehead under the blanket.