Bigg Boss, the popular reality show on Colors TV hosted by Salman Khan, has been a trending subject due to its ensemble of inmates. We look at the décor theme for the house in Mumbai’s Film City that will be used in Season 13 of the show
The interiors of the Bigg Boss Season 13 house, the popular reality TV show on Colors, which premieres on September 29, 2019, are jazzy, with an eclectic mix of colours and designs. The Salman Khan-hosted reality show’s house is set up in Mumbai’s Film City, at Goregaon, unlike Lonavala which has been the venue for many years. Like earlier seasons, this year too, the 18,500-sq ft, extravagantly done-up home, is visually appealing.
The Bigg Boss Season 13 house theme
The vibrant set has been designed by noted Bollywood art director Omung Kumar, who has been doing it for years now. “To reduce pollution we have cut down the use of plastic and instead, opted for fibre and plaster of Paris. We call it the ‘Bigg Boss Museum’, as it is sober and colourful at the same time. The Big Boss Museum has been carefully crafted and each wall has elements that reflect the contestants’ ideologies and exemplify the game and its rules. There is a wall with caricatures of different emotions that denote the various shades of a person and the roles they will play. We have balanced out quirky modules with furniture having muted shades. We have used bright lighting, to boost the mood and amplify the set-up well,” Kumar explains.
A green entrance to the Bigg Boss House
The set, which was designed in almost six months, has a welcoming vertical garden, which forms the entrance to the house. The smartly-designed, 20-ft vertical garden, with greenery and flowers, is in the shape of a double ‘B’. The Bigg Boss house also has a garden, a pool, and a gym. Shades of fluorescent, combined with subtle tones of purple and pink, create a dynamic atmosphere in the house where the celebrities will reside for 100 days or less, depending on their eviction.
Pop art on the walls
Prints of dictionaries, with doodles over it, have been fixed at the entrance of the bathroom. Pop art and graffiti adorn the walls across the house, while figures of legs and sharks hanging on walls, add to the quirky element. A cosy seating area, shaped in the form of a hot air balloon, is placed in the corner of the wash area. The kitchen has utensils as wall art, in pastel colours of various shapes and sizes. A large and fancy counter top, a striking backsplash and stylish lighting, make the state-of-the-art kitchen, named ‘BB Café’, a vibrant place.
Palatial living room
The living room where all the drama takes place, with tasks being read out and contestants being reprimanded, is palatial and colourful. This open living space, which links to the kitchen, has modern, as well as antique pieces of furniture. A huge flat-screen television has been placed across the seat-out, for all the contestants to get a glimpse of their host. The walls are adorned with various, large-sized hand gestures, such as ‘Yo’, ‘Thumbs-up’, ‘Peace’, etc. One of the ceilings has been transformed into an inverted chessboard, with a life-size Staunton chess pieces, symbolic of the game where the inmates try different strategies, to out play each other.
Bigg Boss confession room
The contestants’ bedroom has 14 beds – one single bed, various double beds and also one bed that can be shared by three people. The headboard of each bed has faux fur headrests. The words, ‘Dear karma, I have a list of people that you missed’, are inscribed on the bedroom door. The confession room has hundreds of ropes dangling from the ceiling and a divan for the contestants to be seated.
Ever since the show started, the eye has been the main symbol of the Bigg Boss show. This year, the house has 93 cameras in all, watching over the contestants. This theme is evident in the home décor too. A huge swimming pool has been built in the shape of an eye.
A huge table in the shape of an eye, divides the large living room from the kitchen, while the washroom has eye-shaped mirrors. An entire wall in the Bigg Boss house has depictions of eyes in various shapes and forms, which serve as a reminder to the inmates, of the cameras that constantly watch over them.