Some TV stars have mastered the art of annoying you, and even succeed in waking up a deeply buried violent streak. While most of them play characters which are simply repulsive, the others are far too attention-seeking to be likeable. Here's a list of regular prime time offenders who have mastered the art of rubbing you the wrong way and make you reach for your remote control to quickly change over to a saner channel. Read on' your list could just match ours.
| Shekhar Suman |
He has been moving and shaking for donkey's years though his six-pack abs and stiff face (Botox, anyone?) will want you to believe otherwise. When he's not ha-ha-ha ing on assorted stand-up comedy shows, then he's busy trying to resurrect his non-existent Bollywood career (or Adhyayan's for that matter). Of late, the Badshah of Blah is pouting and spouting pearls of marital wisdom on reality show, Perfect Bride. But his spiked hair, his punning on almost anything and everything and his desperate efforts to fight the years off his advancing age makes your skin crawl. Mr Suman, there is such a thing as ageing gracefully.
| Navjot Singh Sidhu |
TV has the knack of attracting fools of all shapes and sizes. And Sidhu has certainly overstayed his time. When he's not conducting post mortems of cricket matches in his irritating style, he's seen falling over the place (ask Mahima Chaudhary) laughing at the most inane jokes. Thank God, he declined to go to the Bigg Boss house. Imagine, having to see him maaro the same old, cycled and recycled PJs for 84 days. He thinks he's so funny that he can make people laugh but he doesn't realise that he's only increasing the number of people who hate him.
| Rakhi Sawant |
Nautanki is her middle name and Drama Queen could just be engraved on her' well, we won't go that far. She laughs, she cries, she hollers, she makes faces, she walks out, she faints, she marries, she breaks up' in short, she does everything to embarrass herself every time she's on prime time TV. Don't believe us, watch her on the reruns of Nach Baliye, Bigg Boss, Swayamvar or Pati, Patni Aur Woh. Little wonder then, you see her on every channel worth its TRP and now you want to throw up the next time she pops up. Jejus, humein bachao!
| Archana Puran Singh |
Thank God, she appears only in one show. Imagine, having to put up with her howling away with that grating laugh on every channel. She must have been Sidhu's long lost sister in her last birth. Annoying with a capital A, Archana's throaty laugh-a-second appearance on Comedy Circus can put you off the small screen and laughter shows completely. We think she doesn't find anything funny at home or in her life, so she does these shows to entertain herself, but ends up messing up our happiness. Someone should cast her in one of those overly-done Punjabi-flavoured chiffon family dramas so that the TVwallas can rest in peace.
| Avika Gor |
Recently, she appeared on a chat show and we really wanted to strangle her as she behaved like a star already with her pat 'I want to be Miss Universe' lines. The cutesy balika of Balika Vadhu has changed overnight into the most boring, irritating character on the small screen right now. She weeps and weeps buckets when she's not doing mehnat mazdoori, a la Nirupa Roy. She's such a big bore that every time she appears on screen, we want to run for that remote control. Can someone kidnap her? We are sure dadisa won't mind.