While actor Shakti Kapoor was so far the lone male participant on the controversial reality show ‘Bigg Boss’, another male contestant, actor-producer Amar Upadhyay, joined the show this morning.
Apart from Shakti Kapoor, the other 12 contestants on the reality show are all females and the entry of television’s one-time favourite son, Amar, who shot to fame with his role of Mihir Virani from popular serial ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, is likely to add drama to ‘Bigg Boss 5′.
“I decided to take up Bigg Boss 5 only to challenge myself, because I am a very restless person and love parties, fast cars and long drives. The ladies in the house have only dealt with Shakti Kapoor so far, who I believe is an uncle,” Amar said in a statement.
“A real man is finally entering the house. Women don’t want to see Shakti Kapoor on screen – they want to see young blood like me. If audiences are expecting to see the Mihir side of me, they are going to be in for a shock. I am going to be myself, which is a far cry from what Mihir was,” he said.
Amar quit the small screen almost a decade ago to pursue a career in Bollywood. But an unsuccessful stint made him return to television and float his own production company.
Having been in the television industry for over ten years, Amar shares a rapport with TV actress and contestant on the show Juhi Parmar. However, most of the other contestants are relatively unknown to him.