Actress Kangana Ranaut made her digital debut with Lock Up. A total of 14 contestants took part in the show of producer Ekta Kapoor. Competitors — Payal Rohatki, Munawar Farooqi, Nisha Rawal, Tehseen Poonawala, Karanveer Bohra, Sunil Paul and Babita Bogat. Saiyasha Shinde, Chakrabarty, Poonam Pandey, Sara Khan, Siddharth Sharma, Shivam Sharma and Anjali Arora are also part of the show. Produced by Endemol Shine India, the show premiered on ALTBalaji and MX Player on Sunday. (Read more | Complete list of lock-up contestants: Kangana Ranaut gets Payal Rohatki and more)
After watching the episode, people took to Twitter and responded to the reality show. One person tweeted, “The big problem with this #LockUpp is Jailer Kali. He’s very slow, so it’s boring to watch the show. I know he’s not always there, but I’m really bored with his delay during the appointment today. # Big Boss and fights start on the first day.
A Twitter user who shared a clip of two rivals fighting said, “Tell me how it’s different than Big Boss @ektarkapoor?” Compared to the reality show Big Boss, one person said, “#LockUpp looks like another clone of the #BIGBOSS rights. StarStruck Indian TV viewers will bring TRPs.” “So basically this is the Big Boss ka Shasta (Big Boss’ cheap) version,” another person wrote.
One fan wrote, “After watching the first scene of Lock Up, I think it’s going to be tough competition for Big Boss.” “Would you like to watch #LockUpp? I still can not connect with the show. Bore ho raha hai inke kabbe. Talk about rubbing salt in my wounds – d’oh! That’s what I’m going to do right now.
A few Twitter users also praised the show. “#LockUpp sd is a complete script show to fill the gap of #BiggBoss acting in an impartial manner, it makes the audience care and manmani to choose the winner. One fan said, “Look at #LockUpp, find someone a great sound editor and stop Sunil Paul from talking.”