Posted Mon, January 16, 2012 3:07pm IST

The item girl has a lot in common not only with the Deshdrohi actor but also with Veena Malik and Siddharth Bhardwaj

Any time a television channel goes through a rough patch, it starts a reality show. Why? ‘Cause that is the best way to engage viewers. These shows make the common man’s dream of becoming famous a reality. In the past few years there have been several talented and not-so-talented guys and gals who have made it big thanks to reality television. Some of them became known for their virtues and occasionally even fine acting, but others gained notoriety for more interesting reasons. We take a look at a few of the reality rulers:

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