The Bigg Boss home is a fragile place to place your self into, as we’ve seen with quite a few contestants who’ve gone via robust emotional episodes over the course of a number of seasons. Nevertheless, netizens voiced severe concern over the remedy of psychologically weak contestants on the fact tv present following its latest episode whereby Bigg Boss 15 contestant Afsana Khan swore uncontrollably and threatened to kill herself.
After an offended outburst and an enormous row with fellow housemates, the ‘Titliyan’ singer picked up a knife from the kitchen and tried to hurt herself, which ultimately led to her expulsion from the present. Up till this season, the psychological well being of Bigg Boss housemates has hardly ever ever been mentioned on social media. However with Afsana’s ouster from the fact TV present after her dramatic outbursts started to take a toll on her, many former Bigg Boss contestants, together with Rashami Desai, Shefali Jariwala, and Himanshi Khurana, have spoken out concerning dwelling underneath worrying circumstances and why this ought to be handled extra sensitivity on nationwide tv, particularly on a present which is all concerning the public judging one’s character or character.
Earlier than Afsana, Shamita Shetty and several other different ex-contestants like Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Arti Singh, Vikas Gupta, Shehnaaz Gill, Jasmin Bhasin, and Aly Goni suffered main emotional episodes of their respective seasons.
For a lot of viewers, making it to the famed home is sufficient because it pushes one’s profession ahead in numerous methods. However what at all times appears to be overlooked of consideration is the psychological well-being that goes into being a participant in Bigg Boss, says Jasleen Matharu, who was a contestant on Bigg Boss Season 12.
Private feedback can mess together with your head
Jasleen, who additionally had an emotional breakdown throughout her season, stated that the housemates typically get extraordinarily private in fights with out even realising it and this begins to have an effect on one’s psychological well being. “In my season, I used to be character assassinated by numerous my co-contestants. Actually, Salman Khan had additionally warned them in opposition to doing it. I used to be so affected by the entire thing. How will you stoop so low? I perceive it’s a sport present and generally you must do some little bit of scary, which is ok, however this sort of instigation is unfair the place the individual fully loses their management,” Jasleen instructed us.
Jasleen feels that earlier Bigg Boss was about “duties, sportsmanship, romance, and workforce spirit” however the present contestants are solely busy displaying unwarranted anger and fights.
“We additionally used to get upset about issues however our reactions wouldn’t be so excessive. That is anger on the one centesimal degree altogether. Iske baad toh fir homicide hello ho jaayega… They’re appearing out aggressively in the direction of others on such petty points. Neglect the breakdowns, they are going to lose their minds in the event that they proceed to behave like this,” she added. “This isn’t Bigg Boss. That is one thing else.”
Loneliness and seclusion can result in nervousness and identification disaster
Amongst sharing a home with various kinds of personalities for almost three months, having no contact with the surface world, competing, and having to outlive on restricted meals actually places you to the true take a look at, says Dr. Harish Shetty, who’s a working towards Psychiatrist with Dr. LH Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai.
“Additionally, they begin believing in that world after they spend some vital time inside the home. It’s like how so many actors in Ramayana and Mahabharata truly believed that they had been Arjun, Ravan, or Ram for a while. They begin dwelling these characters,” Dr. Shetty added.
Recounting her personal expertise, Jasleen opened up about talking with a psychiatrist in the course of the twelfth season. Visits with psychiatrists are one thing the viewers won’t ever see on their TV screens.
“When issues would go uncontrolled, psychiatrists would come and counsel us. We stay in complete seclusion with no entry to TV, cell telephones, or the web in that home so it may be extraordinarily lonely at occasions. And psychologically additionally, you begin doubting the opposite individual as a result of the sport has been structured in such a method that you’re not capable of belief anybody fully. You continually suppose that the opposite individual is planning and plotting in opposition to you.
“I had additionally spoken to the psychiatrist in my season as a result of staying sane in that home is not possible. After finishing 2 months there, I began getting stressed so I instructed Bigg Boss that I needed to converse to somebody. It’s in no way simple.”
Being delicate is the important thing
Bigg Boss 13 contestant Shefali Jariwala, who despatched out love and power to Afsana Khan after the latter was being criticised by a piece of the web for her erratic behaviour, emphasised the significance of making consciousness for psychological well being and being delicate to what the individual with nervousness goes via.
“Cashing in on human vulnerabilities and feelings is so unhappy. There may be such an absence of psychological well being consciousness. Folks, please be delicate…,” Shefali tweeted after Afsana’s eviction. She additionally wrote, “Afsana, I sympathise with you. You gave it your greatest… It’s alright. That is only a sport. You’ll win the sport of life!” (sic)
Rashami Desai additionally took to her Twitter deal with and urged everybody to offer Afsana some area. “Folks want to teach themselves and study extra about psychological well being/sickness…,” the actress added.
Then again, Dr. Shetty suggested, “I do know TRPs are necessary however I’d say that when you’ve a present like this please care for your individuals. Have a correct induction; have a correct debriefing within the night simply the way in which we debrief Covid warriors after their 12-hour shift the place they will share their real emotions.”
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