Thursday, September 20, 2012 13:09 IST
If rumours are to be believed, India's most controversial spiritual leader Swami Nithyananda might be entering the country's biggest reality show Bigg Boss.
The self-styled godman who shot to notoriety with unproven allegations of a sex scandal with Southern actress Ranjitha, was also the target of a former disciple who frivolously claimed to have been raped by him 40 times over five years.
Even while these cases reached the courts, Swami Nithyananda became a favourite punching bag for many television channels, but surprisingly witnessed growth in popularity and followers.
When asked about reports regarding Nithyananda entering Bigg Boss, his spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar admitted, `I've been told, the
godman has been approached earlier,` but added, `It's too early to confirm or deny.`
Apparently, in their agreements for Bigg Boss, all participants are bound by a very strong secrecy clause about their entry on the show.
That could be a reason; most never admit to their participation before the show.