Popular TV actor Gaurav Chopraa, who is currently hosting the fourth season of reality show “Big Switch”, says the aim of the show is to make the rich spoilt brats realise the value of money.
“In the show, you get entertainment by seeing someone in a difficult situation, but the tone is not negative. There is a positive purpose behind putting them in this situation. We surely don’t hold them down,” Gaurav told IANS.
The first season of “Big Switch”, hosted by actress Genelia D’Souza, saw rich kids living in slums. VJ Gaurav Kapur was roped in to host the second season, which saw switching of parents.
The third season had director Rohit Shetty taking up the role of a mentor for rich kids, who helped them in leading a life without luxuries. And the fourth season is all about survival.
In this season, which airs on Bindass channel, the participants are put in tents and are given different tasks, which will help them earn money and get basic necessities, including a blanket and a heater.
The contestants of the show have been divided in teams of four people each. The teams are from Mumbai, Chandigarh and Delhi.
Gaurav, who became popular with shows like “Piya Ka Ghar” and “Left Right Left”, says as a child he had friends who were like the spoiled brats.
“I can relate to these kids, but not because I was one of them. I have been around with many people like them. I studied in St.Columba’s in Delhi and all my friends were pretty much like them. I know where they come from,” he said.
Gaurav had done small roles in Hollywood films like “Blood Money” and “Men Will Be Men”. He was also part of reality shows like “Nach Baliye” and “Pati Patni Aur Woh”.
But he said hosting a reality show is different. “There are no lines and script when you host a reality show and that is the biggest challenge.”