MUMBAI: Art director Omung Kumar has boosted every nook and corner of the "Bigg Boss" house this year with elements of mystique that invoke sentiments like vigour and positivity. Omung, also a filmmaker, says the house has an ethereal look.
The house of the reality TV show has been designed by Omung along with his wife Vanita. A few journalists were locked in the "Bigg Boss" house as contestants to experience it. IANS was part of it.
Omung said in a statement: "The 'Bigg Boss' house, this year, has an ethereal look. The design of the 'Bigg Boss' house has been themed around a modern Indian palace. There is an element of Indian mystique to the decor with a lot of lanterns and earthy tones to bring a homely appeal to the set."
"The house is more colourful and vibrant this time with lots of paintings. There are many conspicuous changes in the 'Bigg Boss' house."
The addition to the bathroom area, this season, is a luxurious Jacuzzi placed in a corner which allows every relaxing contestant a full view of the entire room.
He said: "We are also adding a touch of luxury to the 'Bigg Boss' house with the introduction of a Jacuzzi corner in the bathroom. The design elements have been incorporated to create a balanced experience for both celebrities and commoners who are participating as contestants."
This year the house also has a jail.
"The most prominent addition to the 'Bigg Boss' house, however, is the jail. Painted to depict a filthy appearance, the jail will be a dungeon of sorts for contestants who break the rules," according to Omung.
"There is a special Indian-style bathroom installed for the qaidis (prisoners), and an earthen pot along with aluminium plates and mugs to make the entire experience more real," the "Sarbjit" director said.
The bedroom area features more than seven single beds. While seven contestants will take single beds, the remaining will have to share a massive one which has been placed against a wall.
A first-time addition is a walk-in closet adorned with full-length mirrors to ensure that the contestants look their best at all times.
This year on one hand we will see 'common man', and on the other hand, the heady 'celebrity' brigade all set to experience 100 plus days under the same roof.
The tenth season of the show, hosted by superstar Salman Khan, begins on Sunday on Colors.