Adnan Siddiqui has been MIA from our screens lately, possibly because he had bigger things in the works. ARY Digital recently introduced a new reality show called Tamasha, which will be hosted by Siddiqui. The format of the show consists of 14 celebrities who will stay in a house for 6 weeks while being completely disconnected from the world outside.
Now if you’ve been a fan of the widely popular Indian reality show Bigg Boss, or even heard of it, you can immediately see how similar the concepts sound. The first two episodes of the show aired this weekend, sparking debates all over social media, where many felt it was a copy of Bigg Boss, hosted by Salman Khan.
What is this “Tamasha” on @arydigitalasia?
Do we have nothing to create, but to copy indian reality shows?
Its a ditto copy of big boss!#Tamasha
— Maryam Nawaz (@maryamnawazkhan) August 20, 2022
no but even a blind can tell that ary is trying to make a very cheap copy of big boss!!
and lmao look at their scripted dialogues😭
• #Tamasha https://t.co/Oy4Ycg0U3O
— deeja✿ (@deejasays) August 21, 2022
That is the problem with our people. Bahir walon ka cheap content bhi acha lge ga. Yahan jb bhi ese shows aye indian copy nam de dia. Pehle singing show ko, phir masterchef, phri talent hunt, n now this.while they dont know India mn bhi kahin or se aye ye sb🤦 #Tamasha https://t.co/NNfCjZAejW
— Nazia A. (@MyselfNazia) August 21, 2022
Some pointed out how Bigg Boss itself is a desi version of the UK show Big Brother.
Grow up kids, so stop saying copy copy
One of the most-watched reality shows on Indian telly due to its controversial nature, Bigg Boss finds its roots in the original Dutch show Big Brother. #Tamasha
— Syeda Mahinu Shah (@SyedaMahinu) August 21, 2022
Bigg Boss is also a copy btw 😂 Aise format ke shows poori duniya me hote hain. It was actually nice to see our own people in it. #Tamasha ❤️
— S. (@alyshaxbadami) August 21, 2022
People who are saying this show is a copy of big boss. Big boss is also a copy big brother U.K and it has been made all over the world.
This is much better than shows on bol network.
Atleast we should appreciate our people.#TamashaGhar #Tamasha
— zarnab (@Bornconfused129) August 21, 2022
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Many compared Siddiqui to Salman Khan and the memes were once again quite top-notch.
yuh know yuh know #Tamasha pic.twitter.com/vRb31ZkKYg
— اصباح فاروقی 22🇵🇰🇹🇷 (@FrooquiIsbah) August 22, 2022
Some even had other suggestions for who should have hosted the show instead.
#Tamasha aur acha ho sakta tha if there r good tasks and yes adnan not living with contestants as it not giving vibe of him being host aur adnan ki jagah fahad mustafa hota host adnan is very dull looks like college principle bigde hue bachon ko sudharta hua
— SYEDA BAREEHA (@BareehaAbbas) August 21, 2022
I feel like Adnan Siddiqui isn’t the right person to host #Tamasha. Fahad Mustafa would have been an apt choice. Me thinks!
— 🤹🏻 (@soorajdukhii) August 21, 2022
While many lauded the crew for their efforts for the show.
This is a HUGE shoutout to ARY Digital & team #Tamasha for putting together a splendid show, a first of its kind for Pakistan! The house is gorgeous, technically most of it is on point, yes the contestant list could have been better, but regardless, a powerful debut! Take a bow👏🏼
— Momin Ali Munshi (@mominalimunshi) August 21, 2022
What do you think of Pakistan’s own version of celebrities coexisting in an isolated house? Share your thoughts with us! And in the meantime, watch the promo if you haven’t yet.