It has been only a few weeks that Telugu 'Bigg Boss 2 went on air, and it has already become one of the most controversial show. Hosted by Natural Star Nani, the show has been launched with 15.1 TVRs on Star Maa Telugu channel. According to the BARC data, there has been a 3.8x growth in watch time for first 11 episodes over Season 1 on Hotstar. This is already 40 per cent higher than combined AP & TS viewership of VIVO IPL final match on Hotstar.

Nani hosts the show, and the recent buzz is that only ordinary people are getting eliminated from the show because the makers are not paying the participation fees to the commoners on the show. According to a report on Tollywood net, the initial plan was to not pay any participation fees to the commoners on the show and only reward them for tasks and the prize money before the launch of the reality show.

Superstar Jr NTR hosted the first season of the reality show, but because of his unavailability, Nani was selected as the host for season 2.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 27, 2018 04:58 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website