Guess who’s thirsty for more viewers? Reality TV shows, that’s who!
While some are genuinely authentic, some are utterly fake. Like, sort of real, but not too real, you know? Reality shows may start out with real stories but they eventually run out of real material.
So their best solution is to make the real, unreal!
7 Times reality shows were actually scripts:
- Big Boss
With a budget of 116 crores, this is one of the most popular reality TV shows in India. Apparently, the host Salman Khan is biased towards some celebrity contestants. Peacemakers don’t last long in the show, because less drama means less viewers! Also, a marriage took place between Ali Merchant and Sara Khan. Ali later confirmed that he got married for the publicity!
- Savdhaan India
Enacting stories based on real life crimes, Savdhaan India tends to deviate from the truth. Since minor details of the stories are not given, the editors let their imagination run wild. Some parts are highly exaggerated, while some may not even exist. So be savdhaan(cautious) about Savdhaan India!
- Nach Baliye
A reality dance show whose contestants are celebrity couples, this show makes you suspicious. It is said that the actress Sana Saeed held auditions for a dance partner but she denied the buzz. Actors Megha Gupta and Naman Shaw won the runner-up title in Season 4, but after the show they broke up. Something smells fishy!
- Rakhi ka Swayamvar
If Tinder was a TV show for Rakhi Sawant, what would it be called?
Answer: Rakhi ka Swayamwar.
Forget matrimonial sites, this is the ‘real’ deal. She searches for potential life partners, gets engaged with them but somehow never ends up marrying them. So basically, if you want to get married without actually getting married, just have a swayamvar!
- Keeping Up With the Kardashians
You really need to watch the show to keep up with the Kardashians, because they’re all over the place! Turns out the home shown in their episodes is not their real house. Also, if they don’t like the way they look in a scene, they make sure to re-shoot it. A report claimed that Kim’s famous meltdown after her mom and sister Khloe toilet-papered her house was entirely scripted!
- Dance Moms
Turns out watching moms having a dance-off isn’t enough for the audience! Co-star Maddie Ziegler confessed in an interview, "It's hard to do a reality show when there's so much crying and drama," she said. "The producers set it up to make us all yell at each other. The moms have a fake fight sometimes. Afterward they just start talking and laugh about it."
Why are we not suprised?
- Man vs. Wild
Bear Grylls is the one man who can survive anywhere in the world, even if it’s in the middle of a forest! However an investigation claimed that some stunts were set up by the production crew! When Bear was supposed to be spending the night in the jungle, he was actually asleep in a hotel room. Since when was a hotel room the same as a cave?
You know what else isnt real? Online relationships! Be careful if you’re in one!