Yup, it’s that time of the year again. Everyone’s social media gets busy and eyes are glued to the screen as India’s infamous house opens its doors to new housemates. Bigg Boss 16 kicks off tonight on Colors TV. The live feed will stream on Voot for the next 105 days.
BB16‘s press launch took place earlier this week and host Salman Khan was joined by Gauahar Khan to introduce this series. This year, its tagline is ‘Game Badlega, Kyunki Bigg Boss Khud Khelega!’ There, it was confirmed that Tajikistani singer Abdul Rozik is the first contestant. Ironically, Rozik will also be involved in Khan’s movie Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.
Unlike the previous seasons, the ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episodes will now take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 21:30 instead at the weekends. Comedian/actor Krushna Abhishek will be hosting the spin-off show, Bigg Buzz, which also streams on Voot.
The palatial house has been designed by Omung Kumar. To give the house a comic book-like look, he uses a bright colour palette. Reportedly, 98 cameras have been placed in and around the premises.
His circus, his show! Here is an exclusive look of Bigg Boss’ house! 👁️
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However, the numbers may increase, given there are many more nooks and corners this time. Also, the garden area has a variety of isolated ‘chilling zones’ — one atop a mezzanine, while another with a soundproof glass wall.
So now the big question… Who is going in? Well, from what we know here are the confirmed names so far. (More names to be added later).
Tina Datta: Actress, best known for her dual roles as Ichcha and Meethi in the popular show Uttaran. Dutta has also been a contestant in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7.
Sreejita De: Actress, best known for her role Mukta in the popular show Uttaran. De has also played Dilruba & Sanam in Nazar and Aliya in Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka!
Nimrit Ahluwalia: Actress, best known for her dual roles as Meher Kaur Dhillon Gill & Seher Kaur Gill Babbar in Choti Sarrdaarni. Also, an activist, lawyer, theatre artist and social activist by profession
Sumbul Touqeer Khan: Actress best known for playing the titular character in Star Plus’s series Imlie. Also appeared in Chandragupta Maurya & Article 15.
Gautam Vig: Actor seen in several television shows such as Pinjara Khubsurti Ka, Tantra, Naamkarann and Ishq Subhan Allah.
Shalin Bhanot: Actor is known for roles in serials like Naagin, Saat Phere and Sajdaa Tere Pyar Mein, to name a few.
Manya Singh: Model, Femina Miss India 2020 runner-up.
Soundarya Sharma: Indian actress and model who works in Hindi films. Seen in titles such as Ranchi Diaries.
Gori Nagori: A born-Rajasthani dancer who is best known for her performance in different Bhojpuri songs.
Priyanka Chahar Choudhary: Actress best known for her leading role Tejo Kaur Sandhu Virk in the soap drama Udaariyaan.
Ankit Gupta: Actor best known for his leading role as Fateh Singh Virk in popular soap Udaariyaan.
MC Stan: Rapper based in Maharashtra.
Sajid Khan: Filmmaker, comedian and television presenter. Known for making films like Heyy Babyy and Housefull. Banned for a year after #MeToo accusations levelled against him.
Stay tuned to Colors TV daily at 21:30 for the main show.