Bigg Boss 17, the most popular and controversial reality show on Indian television, is all set to premiere on October 15. The show will be based on the theme of ‘Dil, Dimaag aur Dum’ this time, and will feature some of the most interesting and controversial faces from different fields. The show will also have a European design for the house, where the contestants will be locked for over three months. Here are some of the names who will be seen in Bigg Boss 17 this season.
Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain: The popular TV couple
Ankita Lokhande, who rose to fame with her role in Pavitra Rishta and later made her Bollywood debut with Manikarnika, is one of the first confirmed names for Bigg Boss 17. She will be entering the show with her husband Vicky Jain, a successful businessman and entrepreneur. Ankita has been one of the most sought after actresses in the television industry, and has a huge fan following. She has also been in the limelight for her personal life, especially after the death of her ex-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. Vicky Jain has been with Ankita through thick and thin, and has supported her in every situation. The couple got married in a private ceremony in February this year, and are now ready to face the challenges of Bigg Boss 17.
Munawar Faruqui: The controversial comedian
Munawar Faruqui is a stand-up comedian who has been in the news for his controversial jokes and statements. He was arrested in January this year for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during a comedy show in Indore. He spent over a month in jail before getting bail from the Supreme Court. He has also been accused of making derogatory remarks against Hindu gods and goddesses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Home Minister Amit Shah. He has also been trolled for his undisclosed marriage and winning the first season of Lock Upp, a reality show where celebrities are locked up in a house for a week. Munawar Faruqui has been offered Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi in the past, but he couldn’t participate due to prior commitments. However, this time he has agreed to join Bigg Boss 17, and is expected to bring some humor and drama to the show.
Rinku Dhawan: The veteran TV actress
Rinku Dhawan is a veteran TV actress who has been a part of many shows such as Yeh Vaada Raha, Gupta Brothers, Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, among others. She started her career as a child artist in Buniyaad, and later became famous for her role as Chhaya in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. She was married to TV actor Kiran Karmarkar, who played her on-screen brother Om in the same show. However, they divorced in 2017 after 15 years of marriage. Rinku Dhawan is now a single mother to her son Rishaan, and is looking forward to entering Bigg Boss 17 as a solo contestant. She is known for her strong personality and outspoken nature, which might create some fireworks in the house.
These are some of the contestants who will be seen in Bigg Boss 17 this season. The show will be hosted by Salman Khan, who has been associated with the show since its fourth season. The show will air on Colors TV from Monday to Friday at 10:30 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm.