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Art director Omung Kumar, who has been designing the set for the reality show Bigg Boss for years now, decided to go plastic-free for the 13th season. This decision comes at a time when the government is trying to do away with plastic all over the country.
Talking about the same at a promotional event of Bigg Boss 13, Omung Kumar said: “Basically, because of pollution, we have tried to avoid plastic as much as possible. Instead, we have used fibre, POP etc. Even though plastic and thermocol were easier, simpler, lighter and cheaper, but then as an Indian citizen, we have to think about these concerns. So, we have started reducing the use of plastic even though it leads to a higher cost. So, we are reversing to the times when plastic was not used. That’s why we are using POP and fibre, which are long-lasting. We are not just disposing off and throwing stuff. So, we are changing ourselves and hope people will follow us.”
This year, the set of Bigg Boss has moved from its regular location in Lonavala to Mumbai’s Goregaon film city. Omung claims that film city has offered him a bigger space for creating the set. He shared, “This one is bigger than there. It is 18500 sq ft area. It is bigger than what Lonavala was.”
The art director also elaborated on this year’s theme which he calls the “museum”.
Omung revealed that around 500-600 workers have been working for six months to build the infrastructure and to get the floor right, while he took around sixty days to finish it.
Bigg Boss 13 hosted by Salman Khan, will go on air from September 29. (IANS)