Bigg Boss always comes up with different themes. With a theme of the neighbourhood this time, the contestants will be divided into two houses and asked to keep an eye on each other, just like typical neighbours. From Double Trouble to Angels and Demons, this is a new concept for Bigg Boss 11.
Since season 1, the famous TV reality show has undergone several changes – from its concept and its theme to its décor. The makers of the show never fail to delight their fans with something new every season but this time we found the house to be too bright and colourful.
Judwaa 2 star Varun Dhawan accompanied Salman Khan for the Bigg Boss 11 Premiere episode. He promoted his movie in the start of the episode. But without much further ado, these are the final contestants in the new Bigg Boss season.
1. Hiten Tejwani
‘This is the year of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Tulsi is now heading Textile ministry whereas Karan is in the Bigg Boss house’.
2. Akash Dadlani
Akash Dadlani is a self-made man. He is currently in the music business working with the “Meet Brothers”, Indian-born Akash has spent most of his life in the United States of America where he made a name for himself in the tennis world, before returning to Mumbai in 2012.
Akash Dadlani says he wants to become an ‘International Indian Rapper’
3. Mehjabi Siddiqui
She is the one who is going to be on the neighbours’ side.
4. Sabyasachi Satpathy
He is bisexual. Sabyasachi Satpathy, popularly known as Shagoon, a celebrity from Odisha is Commoner contestant on Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 11 Show. He is a designer-cum-TV personality who has also hosted a cookery show on OTV is quite popular among youths and has a good fan following across Odisha.
5. Lucinda Nicholas
She has done Australian film and is a model. She likes Indian films and teaches Yoga. She says that she teaches Hot Yoga. (ROFL) She is going to be a part of an item song in Salman’s next picture.
6. Luv Tyagi
Love Tyagi is from Budhana, Rajasthan and is a contestant of Bigg Boss 11. He will be a neighbour who will make the life of housemates as hell. He has the temperament to argue on any topic and now his quality will be seen in the house.
7. Sapna Choudhary
Although the makers have only shared the glimpses of the participants through the video, the contestant who has grabbed all attention is Sapna Chaudhary, who is a popular stage dancer, especially in North India. She is just 21 years old only.
8. SShivani Durga
Bigg Boss will again have one of its residents as an inmate in the house in the form of tantric and spiritual healer Shivani Durgah. The tantric and spiritual healer says that her aim is to use the Bigg Boss platform and dispel the myths around tantra and tantrics. She elaborates, “There is such a misconception about tantric and aghoris and what they do. My aim is to try and dispel that through the platform. I want to show that not all tantrics are bad or indulge in bad practices.”
9. Priyank Sharma
Model-choreographer Priyank Sharma is on cloud nine. He is all set to enter the Bigg Boss house, his third reality show after Roadies Rising and Splitsvilla X.
10. Benafsha Soonawalla
This season, one of the celebrity contestants on Salman Khan’s show is television hottie Benafsha Soonawalla. She began her career as MTV VJ and was also seen in MTV Roadies X4 (2016). Post her stint in Roadies, Benafsha went on to host MTV Campus Diaries.
11. Jyoti Kumari
Jyoti Kumari from Bihar is the new contestant. She gifted Salman a beautiful frame of his pictures!
12. Bandgi Kalra
She is another commoner in the house Bigg Boss 11.
13. Arshi Khan
Arshi Khan had taken two countries by storm when she tweeted that she had sex with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. She even asked the Indian media “Do I need your permission to have sex with Shahid Afridi?“
14. Hina Khan
After showing off her daredevil side on Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 8, Hina Khan is now up for another challenge as she enters the Bigg Boss 11 house. She was also a finalist in the recently-concluded task-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Stating clearly that she’s not going in solely dependent on her popularity, she adds, “Bigg Boss is not about how much fan base you already have. There are even commoners (like in the last season) who won the show without having any fans. I am therefore not going in with the baggage of my fan-base, but just to prove myself.”
15. Puneesh Sharma
While a lot has been said and written about some of the other commoners in the ‘Bigg Boss’ house this year, Gurgaon’s Puneesh Sharma is largely an unknown commodity. He is a civil contractor and has recently moved from Delhi to Gurgaon to pay better attention to his work. Talk to him and he makes one thing clear. He wants to win the show. “I’m here to win,” he tells us, adding, “I hope I can keep NCR’s winning streak alive,” referring to Manveer.
In 2009, Puneesh participated in and won a reality show called ‘Sarkar Ki Duniya’, wherein he had to survive on a deserted island along with other participants. Apart from his construction business, Puneesh is also an investor in a chain of clubs in Delhi-NCR, something he says he did because he is himself a party freak.
16. Zubair Khan
The man from Dongri is a filmmaker and in an exclusive conversation with Indian Express shared that he is on the show with an important personal agenda. The Lakeer Ka Fakeer director quipped, “It’s been 10 months that my wife decided to get separated from me overnight. After I left her at a relative’s house, she called me next day to inform that she is not coming back and that I will no longer be able to meet my kids.
It’s the most unfair thing that has happened to me. Since my kids religiously watch Bigg Boss, I want to connect with them through this platform. Also, I want the government to take notice of my plight.”
17. Shilpa Shinde
Shilpa Shinde, who quit the show after alleging that she was sexually harassed by one of the show’s producers, turned up dressed like her onscreen character Angoori Bhabi, which is now played by Shubhangi Atre.
18. Vikas Gupta
Even before entering the Bigg Boss house as co-contestants, TV actor Shilpa Shinde and television personality Vikas Gupta reportedly had a major showdown in front of host Salman Khan.