"How is this different from Bigg Boss?"
Kangana Ranaut forayed into the digital world with Ekta Kapoor’s Lock Upp.
The show features 14 contestants including Payal Rohatgi, Munawar Faruqui, Nisha Rawal, Tehseen Poonawala, Kaaranvir Bohra, Sunil Pal, and Babita Phogat.
Saisha Shinde, Chakrapani, Poonam Pandey, Sara Khan, Sidharth Sharma, Shivam Sharma, and Anjali Arora are also part of the show.
After watching the first episode, many social media users took to Twitter and called out the reality show for being similar to Bigg Boss in more ways than one.
Others went to the extent of terming Lock Upp as a ‘sasti copy’ of the Salman Khan-hosted show.
One user wrote: “#LockUpp looks like just another clone of the #BigBoss franchise.
“Starstruck Indian TV audiences will bring the TRPs.”
Another added: “So basically this is Bigg Boss ka sasta version.”
A third commented: “Big problem with this #LockUpp is the Jailor Khali.
“He’s really too slow that makes watching the show boring. I know he won’t be always there but today during the nomination I literally got bored due to his slowness.
“Otherwise, it’s absolutely #BiggBoss and fights started on day one.”
Sharing a clip of two contestants fighting, a Twitter user wrote: “Tell me, Ekta Kapoor, how is this different from Bigg Boss?”
Another added: “After watching the premiere of Lock Upp, I think it may give tough competition to Bigg Boss.”
Some did not understand the show at first instance: “Are you guys watching and liking #LockUpp?
“I am not able to connect to the show yet.
“I’m getting bored with their talks. It looks like a round table conference. No tasks yet.
“Just random talks. Though I am not watching live feed continuously, when am watching I am log out immediately.”
A handful of Twitter users also praised the show:
“#LockUpp should perform in an unbiased manner to fill the gap of #BiggBoss which is now a complete scripted show which does not care about the audience.
“I hope Ekta Kapoor releases #LockUpp on TV and just destroy #BiggBoss”
Meanwhile, Kangana recently took another dig at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt.
Taking to her Instagram Story, Kangana Ranaut explained the ‘movie mafia mathematics’ and termed it as the main reason for the film’s box office success.