TV entertainment channel Colors announced on Monday the launch of a new reality show Small Boss following the success of three seasons of reality show Bigg Boss. The show will feature contestants of age below 12 (children) or height less than 4 feet (dwarfs) staying in a posh playschool in Mumbai for a maximum period of 84 days. Bigg Boss is the Indian version of world-famous show Big Brother.
According to the channel, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has ordered a 30% reservation for dwarfs. The top executives of the channel believe that this will be an entirely new experience for the Indian audience to see “mature dwarfs” and “immature children” in contention for a title.
Well-known child artist Darsheel Safary and his new unidentified girlfriend have already signed in as contestants of the show. When journalists inquired about Safary being overage (he is 13); the Colors spokesperson said that Safary has submitted a petition to the Supreme Court claiming that his age is below 12 years.
At the launch press conference, the show’s host Aamir Khan was also present. Aamir said, “I am looking forward to this experience. It gives me a chance to prove my high quality babysitting skills.” A close friend of Aamir has tweeted that through this show Aamir will be showing his fans how big an idiot he is. This is being considered to be in sync with Aamir’s historical promotion stunts for his new film 3 Idiots.
The winner of Small Boss gets prize money of Rs 10 crore. In addition to the money the winner will be awarded a certificate from the President of India barring the winner to be called bachcha (a kid). “Whoever wins the show is definitely not a bachcha,“ Aamir said.
The channel has also teamed up with Huggies Diapers to start a nationwide campaign in search of the Huggies Superstar. This lucky child would be given a wild card entry into the show in the fourth week. This revelation has also led to the launching of a large number of coaching centres providing training for the Superstar search contest.