Hosted by actor Jr NTR, Bigg Boss, has seen tremendous success with a reported 5.2 crore viewers watching the first episode. A Hyderabad-based activist has moved the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), demanding an enquiry into alleged human rights violations on the sets of popular TV show Bigg Boss Telugu.
Achyuta Rao from the Balala Hakkula Sangham submitted his petition to the HRC on Friday evening, and alleged that the show forced participants to indulge in ‘inhuman activities’.
“The show is violating the human rights of the participants by attracting them with prize money, and imposing punishments, in the name of a TV show,” the petition reads.
“The punishments are very harsh sometimes, and there is a possibility of loss of life,” Achyuta Rao told TNM, when asked about the allegations.
This is not the first controversy that the show, hosted by actor Jr NTR, is facing.
Ahead of its premiere, Ramakrishna, the Chairman of the Telangana Film Chamber of Commerce had urged Jr NTR to stay away from the show, claiming that it would hurt his popularity.
Predicting that the reality show would turn out to be a dud, Ramakrishna, a self-professed NTR and Jr NTR fan, claimed that it would put Jr NTR in the centre of unnecessary controversy.
Bigg Boss Telugu premiered on July 15, and has seem tremendous success.
As per reports from the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) about 5.2 crore viewers watched the first episode alone.
With his television debut turning out to be a massive success, Jr NTR and his fans are extremely happy.