Amar Upadhyay makes entry into Bigg Boss

Mumbai: While actor Shakti Kapoor was so far the lone male participant on the controversial reality show `Bigg Boss`, another male contestant, actor-producer Amar Upadhyay, joined the show this morning. Apart from Shakti Kapoor, the other 12 contestants on the reality show are all females and the entry of television`s one-time favourite son, Amar, who shot to fame with his role of Mihir Virani from popular serial `Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi`, is likely to add drama to `Bigg Boss 5`.

"I decided to take up Bigg Boss 5 only to challenge myself, because I am a very restless person and love parties, fast cars and long drives. The ladies in the house have only dealt with Shakti Kapoor so far, who I believe is an uncle," Amar said in a statement. "A real man is finally entering the house. Women don`t want to see Shakti Kapoor on screen – they want to see young blood like me. If audiences are expecting to see the Mihir side of me, they are going to be in for a shock. I am going to be myself, which is a far cry from what Mihir was," he said.

Amar quit the small screen almost a decade ago to pursue a career in Bollywood. But an unsuccessful stint made him return to television and float his own production company. Having been in the television industry for over ten years, Amar shares a rapport with TV actress and contestant on the show Juhi Parmar. However, most of the other contestants are relatively unknown to him.