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Blessing In Disguise: Veena Malik Taken For Bigg Boss IV

Pakistan's loquacious actress Veena Malik, who has hogged prime time bandwidth in almost all cricket-playing nations with her well-timed spot-fixing revelations, has agreed to participate in the new season of Bigg Boss.This was confirmed by
PTI September 10, 2010 10:32 IST
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Pakistan's loquacious actress Veena Malik, who has hogged prime time bandwidth in almost all cricket-playing nations with her well-timed spot-fixing revelations, has agreed to participate in the new season of Bigg Boss.

This was confirmed by sources who said the channel had been eyeing her as a prime contestant for the popular reality show ever since the scandal exploded.

Apparently, Malik, who has so far interacted with the Indian media with cultivated disdain, was initially dismissive about the show. “However, she quickly warmed up to the idea, and could barely conceal her excitement at the prospect of being on a show which is being hosted by Salman Khan,” said sources.

Malik, though touted to be one of the most controversial of the 14 contestants on Bigg Boss 4, will definitely not be the highest paid, say insiders, though the channel refused to comment on the developments.

Ever since Malik surfaced with her signature twang and colourful wardrobe waving ‘proofs' of Pak cricketer Mohd Asif's links with bookies, she has been a rage on the internet and on TV.

So far Malik has negotiated her way through the media minefield rather well, throwing enough juicy titbits about her affair with the cricketer and insinuations about several Bollywood fringe personalities, to keep audiences glued to her antics.

In fact, in one of her outrageous interviews she also thumbed down the average looking Indian men, who, she hinted, were no match for the “good looking Pakistani men”.

This, say social media enthusiasts, makes her a prime candidate for the reality show, which puts controversial celebrities, wannabes, and have-beens under 24x7 surveillance in a locked house.
 
Social networking sites in fact have been buzzing with speculations and tongue-in-cheek demands for inviting Malik to the show, and the channel was quick to gauge the mood of the TV-viewing community.

Convincing Malik was not difficult, say sources, though she did try to play the diva. She insisted that the production team choose the other 13 contestants carefully, “So that they are up to my level,” she allegedly told the team.

Negotiations with Malik barely took a day to wind up and the production team has worked out the logistics for her passage to India.