Priya Malik: "Non-Celebrity" after Bigg Boss

Priya Malik and Salman Khan on Bigg Boss (Colors TV)
Priya Malik and Salman Khan on Bigg Boss (Colors TV)

Mumbai, March 3 - The Bigg Boss Wikipedia page listing the housemates of India's No. 1 reality show, displays Big Brother Australia and Bigg Boss Season 9 Wild Card contestant Priya Malik as a "Non-celebrity".

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Priya Malik

The Indian-Australian Priya is listed in the 'non-celebrity category' among various other categories under a chart list depicting 'Housemate Patterns'.

The list segregates housemates of all past seasons into categories such as politically acclaimed persons, ex-reality show contestants, LGBT community people, pageant winners, persons who have been on the wrong side of the law, item girls, international stars, seasoned models, soap actors, singers, sports persons, film stars, comedians and lastly non-celebrities.

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Priya having done comedy on television, is said to have been listed in the 'comedian' category earlier. But her status is believed to have changed to 'non-celebrity' after she badmouthed Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar who handled the public relations for BB9 contestants Aman Verma, Vikas Bhalla and Mandana Karimi.

Priya Malik - Bigg Boss
Priya Malik

It can be noted here that during a spat on Bigg Boss, Indian-Iranian Mandana Karimi asked Priya Malik to "go back to Australia" with the latter alleging that Mandana was being a "racist". Mandana's publicist Dale is the same guy who handled the media for Shilpa Shetty when she faced onslaughts of racism from Jade Goody in Celebrity Big Brother in UK. The raging controversy turned Shilpa into an international icon against racism.

But Dale dismissed Priya's racism allegations on his PR client Mandana as “a minor fracas,” stating that "the Indian audiences do not identify with racism the way the West does". Defending his client, he termed Priya's outrage against her as just “one of the pangs of being on a television reality show.” After his comments in the outside world, the media did not give any more publicity to Priya's allegations.

Priya Malik - Bigg Boss
Priya Malik

Having been evicted from Bigg Boss before Mandana, Priya seemed to vent out her anger on the publicist, calling him an "ass" in an interview.

Housemate pattern (via Wikipedia)

Clique Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Season 8 Season 9
Politically acclaimed None Sanjay None Seema None Sampat None
Reality show Alumni Ashutosh Sakshi P. Siddharth Mink Ratan Renee Prince
Pooja M. Vishal Dimpy
LGBT Bobby None Rohit Begum Laxmi Imam Andy Sushant Kanwaljeet
Viveik
Pageant winner Aryan Diana Aditi None Shonali None Gauahar Rochelle
Vida
On the Wrong
Side of the Law
None Monica None Devender None Aseem None Aman
Rahul M. Abbas
Item girl Rakhi S. Sambhavna Sherlyn Veena Mahek Sana Hazel Natasa Nora
Gauahar
International star None Jade Claudia Veena Sunny None Elli Mandana
Begum Sofia
Seasoned model Anupama Zulfi None Aanchal Shraddha Niketan Asif Diandra
Carol Payal Hrishant Karishma K. Nigaar
Soap actor Amit Ketaki Bakhtiyaar Shweta Juhi Aashka Shilpa Gautam Digangana
Ankit
Sayantani Kamya Karishma T. Roopal
Roopali Rakhi T. Tanaaz Sara Amar Urvashi Kushal Sukirti Suyyash
Vikas
Rajev Pratyusha Praneet Kishwar
Singer Baba Debojit Ismail Manoj Raageshwari None Ali Quli Arvind
Sportsperson Salil None Vinod Khali Sonika Sidhu Sangram None
Film star Ravi Payal Shamita Ashmit Akashdeep Dinesh Tanishaa Sonali Aman
Arya Rimi
Deepak T. Raja Poonam Samir Shakti Delnaaz Armaan Upen Yuvika
Kashmira Sambhavna Vindu Dolly Pooja B. Sayantani Apurva Minissha Vikas
Ajaz Puneet Keith
Comedian None Ahsaan Raju Veena None Vrajesh Rajat Pritam None
Non-celebrity Ragini Alina Pravesh None Nihita Kashif Anita None Priya Malik

As if in retaliation, the next day Dale gave an interview to an Australian radio station on a programme also featuring Priya Malik and completely ignored speaking about the Indian-Australian.

Priya Malik and Prince Narula on Bigg Boss (Colors TV)
Priya Malik and Prince Narula on Bigg Boss (Colors TV)