The Bigg Boss house, situated in Lonavala, has come a long way, since the show started ten years ago. This year, the house for the reality show’s Season 10, which boasts of state-of-the-art facilities, has been designed by well-known filmmaker and production designer, Omung Kumar and his spouse Vanita. The house is also slightly bigger, as the show will include lay people, along with celebrities, who will be locked up for almost a 100 days, depending on the individuals’ evictions.
This home away from home has a garden, a swimming pool, a gymnasium and a specially-created Appy Fizz zone (one of the sponsors) for the contestants to take a break. The house is embellished with golden hues, including a gilded mirror and picture frames, pillars with golden touches and golden motifs on the walls and carpets. The colour theme of the house is invigorating, with shades of pink, purple, gold and royal blue.
The Bigg Boss house theme
The Bigg Boss house is designed on the theme of a modern Indian palace, with elements of Moroccan décor.
“There is an element of mystique, with a lot of lanterns and earthy tones to bring a homely appeal to the set. The house is colourful and vibrant, with lots of paintings. The orientation of the living room and the bedroom have been interchanged, with a special seven-sleeper bed for select contestants. For the element of luxury, there is a Jacuzzi. Design elements have been incorporated, to create a balanced experience for the celebrities, as well as the common man contestants,” says Kumar.
This season, the Bigg Boss house also has a jail, in a corner of the garden area, with two iron beds. This jail will be a dungeon of sorts, for the contestants who break the rules. “There is an Indian-style bathroom for the qaidis and an earthen pot, along with aluminium plates and mugs, to make the entire experience more realistic,” adds Kumar.
For celebrities and the aam aadmi
- The bedroom area has seven single beds, while the remaining contestants will have to share a massive bed. The walk-in closet is adorned with full-length mirrors. The confession room has a huge throne in sparkling gold and silk upholstery, fiery red walls and ornate ceiling lamps.
- The kitchen is spacious, with motifs of leaves and trees on the wall like a mural art and earthen pots on the shelves. The bathroom looks relaxing and rejuvenating, with a luxurious white Jacuzzi in a royal aubergine washroom that is adorned with peacock graphics.
In this flashy and colourful set, 15 contestants as malliks and sevaks, will vie to win Season 10 of the popular reality show.
|“After staying in the Bigg Boss house, I love and value my home much more”
Actor Ankit Gera, (Bigg Boss Season 9 contestant)
“The first time I stepped inside the house of Bigg Boss, it looked like a beautiful and vibrant place. It was attractively designed, with eye-catching colours and a subtle Mediterranean feel. It was clean and comfortable. However, when it came to the contestants maintaining the place, it became a task with regular fights. I had to often clean the kitchen, especially the platform, after the cooking was done. One learns how to maintain a house, after such a stay. The design and aesthetics of the house were amazing but there were only two bathroom showers and toilets for almost 15 people. With cameras all around, there is no privacy.