The wait for Bigg Boss Season 12 comes to an end as the show is all set to premiere tonight with Salman Khan who will continue to be the host for the ninth time. This season, the theme is ‘Vichithra Jodis’ and there will a total of 17 contestants which will be a mix of celebrities and commoners who would be locked up in a beach-themed house for a period of three months with cameras recording them 24/7. The celebrities will enter in singles while the commoners will enter in jodis.
Meet the contestants!
1. Karanvir Bohra
He is one of the most popular actors of television and is known for his work in shows like Naagin 2, Qubool Hai, Kasautii Zindagii Ki and Shararat.
2. Dipika Kakar Ibrahim
Dipika is reportedly the highest paid contestant on the show. She is known for her work in Sasural Simar Ka. She recently married her co-star Shoaib Ibrahim.
3. S Sreesanth
Sreesanth is a former Indian cricketer known for his temper and wit. He was in the news for quite a while for match-fixing in IPL in 2013 after which he was banned from cricket for life.
4. Srishty Rode
Shristy is a television actress who is known for her role in Yeh Ishq Haaye and Ishqbaaaz.
5. Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu
Devotional singer Anup and rumoured girlfriend Jasleen will be entering the house this season.
6. Sourabh Patel and Shivashish Mishra
This duo are friends from Madhya Pradesh, Shivashish is a businessman while Sourabh is a farmer.
7. Deepak Thakur and Urvashi Vani
Deepak is a playback singer from Bihar who has been a part of the film ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ while Urvashi is his fan who allegedly ran away from her home to meet him. This is quite an interesting pair!
8. Saba Khan and Somi Khan
Twin sisters from Jaipur who have challenged each other that they would win the show. Both sister claim to be confident and straightforward.
WHAT’S NEW THIS SEASON?
‘Outhouse Tala Khol’
This is a new concept that has been introduced in this season of Bigg Boss. Two jodis were locked in an outhouse and were given various tasks to perform, the audience had the opportunity to select one Jodi through the ‘Voot’ app. The two pairs included Kolkata’s friend-turned-enemies Roshmi Banik and Mital Joshi and ex-Roadies Kriti Verma and Surbhi Rana. The competition is still on. One of them will make it to the house along with the rest of the contestants.