The most awaited reality show of the year, Bigg Boss 17, is all set to premiere on October 15, Sunday. Hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, the show will feature a mix of celebrities from different fields who will live together in a house for three months. The show is known for its drama, controversies, and entertainment quotient.
Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain: The power couple of TV
One of the most popular names in the list of probable contestants is Ankita Lokhande, who rose to fame with her role in Pavitra Rishta. She has also acted in films like Manikarnika and Baaghi 3. She is married to businessman Vicky Jain, who is also expected to join her on the show. The couple has been in the news for their lavish wedding and their social media posts.
Munawar Faruqui: The stand-up comedian with a controversial past
Another celebrity who is likely to enter the Bigg Boss house is Munawar Faruqui, a stand-up comedian and writer. He has won Kangana Ranaut’s reality show Lock Upp last year and has a huge fan following on YouTube. However, he has also faced legal troubles for his jokes on Hindu gods and goddesses. He was arrested in January this year and spent a month in jail before getting bail.
Jigna Vora: The journalist who was accused of murder
Jigna Vora is a journalist who was arrested in 2011 for allegedly conspiring to kill senior journalist J Dey. She spent seven years in jail before being acquitted in 2018. Her story was recently brought to light by Hansal Mehta’s web series Scoop, which is based on the book by S Hussain Zaidi. Jigna will be seen sharing her side of the story on Bigg Boss 17.
Mannara Chopra: Priyanka Chopra’s cousin and actress
Mannara Chopra is a cousin of Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra. She made her Bollywood debut with the erotic thriller Zid in 2014. She has also acted in several Tamil and Telugu films like Thikka and Rogue. She is known for her glamorous looks and bold attitude. She will be adding some spice to the show with her presence.
Manasvi Mamgai: The former beauty queen and actress
Manasvi Mamgai is a former Femina Miss India World 2010 and a model. She made her acting debut with Ajay Devgn in Prabhu Dheva’s Action Jackson in 2014. She has also appeared in some music videos and web shows like The Trial. She recently won the American game show The Price Is Right. She will be showcasing her beauty and brains on Bigg Boss 17.
Apart from these celebrities, there are some other names that are doing the rounds for the show, such as Armaan Malik, Kanwar Dhillon, Isha Malviya, Elvish Yadav’s ex Kirti Mehra, Tiktoker Faiz Baloch, Jay Soni, Sandip Sikcand, and YouTubers Anurag Dobhal (UK Rider) and Sunny Arya (Tehelka Prank).
The fans of the show are eagerly waiting for the grand premiere of Bigg Boss 17, where Salman Khan will introduce the contestants and reveal the twists and turns of the game. The show will air on Colors TV and Voot Select.