Chandigarh, February 19
With little over a week left for the premiere of actor Kangana Ranaut and producer Ekta Kapoor’s show Lock Upp, internet is abuzz with comparisons being drawn between it and Salman Khan’s Big Boss.
Produced by Endemol Shine India, the show premiers on AltBalaji and MX Player from February 27. And before the actual show goes on air, fans started drawing up a parallel between the two shows. The captive reality show will see Kangana jail 16 ‘controversial’ celebrities for 72 days and put them to task. The identity of the contestants is yet to be revealed.
On Wednesday, the trailer of the show was released on You Tube. The trailer drew varied response with one user drawing a comparison with Big Boss. “I hope ki yeh show is bar k bigg boss 15 k season se hit ho (I hope this show becomes a bigger hit than Bigg Boss 15).
With flurry of reactions, Ekta responded. Talking to Time of India she said, “All captive realities all over the world get compared with each other and this is a captive reality. It’s like saying did you ever get scared because one soap opera got compared with the other? There’ll be 10 shows, we will see them as same stories. But they have all worked on their own differences.”
Ekta added, “There is going to be constant comparison. People will say stuff. But captive reality and original captive reality will also have its differences. Aap dekhiye kitna alag hoga.”