Apart from showing entertainment, the makers of reality shows also tend to showcase the journey of the contestant, in order to give an emotional touch. Showing their struggle makes them believe they can connect with the audience to a different level. However, the sob and emotional stories sometimes backfire. Speaking about selling sob stories on reality shows, Super Dancer Chapter 4 judge Anurag Basu denied being engaged in such a situation while also mentioning that everything on the show happens organically.
“But in our show, the participants and what they do is all organic. Sometimes things get emotional because art is emotional. There’s some dance act, or some situation, people get that. I don’t think our unit is part of exaggeration. We don’t engage in that. As judges, we don’t encourage any story which is not organic or not real,” Basu was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“I clearly don’t know how it works on other shows. Honestly, all the shows that I’ve worked with have been for children. They’re pure and organic, you can’t put fake emotions,” he maintained.
“Most of the times, show apne aap shape leta hai. Children are so raw, their personality and their background give shape. Hum bhi flow mein aa jaate hain aur shoot karte hain unke saath. Har baccha alag hota hai,” the director added. ALSO READ: Super Dancer Chapter 4: After Tanuja, Karisma Kapoor To Grace The Reality Show As A Celebrity Guest; Read Complete Deets INSIDE
Earlier, Kaun Banega Crorepati and Indian Idol were also heavily criticised for selling sob stories. But KBC producer Siddharth Basu said that ‘the human story has always mattered’ as that has been creating sensation since the first season of the quiz show. He said, “If people get emotional, that’s not engineered.” ALSO READ: Super Dancer Chapter 4: Special Guest Tanuja Breaks Down After Kajol Reveals The Biggest Gift Her Mother Has Ever Given- Watch
Image source: Instagram/ anuragbasuofficial