On October 1st, The much awaited Bigg Boss 11 Hindi was unveiled with 18 contestants on board. Along with the combination of celebrities and commoners, this season will also have ‘padosis’ to watch out for! Salman Khan has returned as host yet again. While the Hindi reality has been creating waves already, Bigg Boss Kannada season 5 premiered last night! Indian Television just got more exciting. This season, as per reports on TOI has lots in store for the audience. While Kiccha Sudeep will return as host again, for the first time, Commoners will be part of the show. Looks like the Kannada version is following the Hindi version. Reportedly, 40,000 people auditioned for the commoner’s part only 6 have been selected. “This is the first time that we have crossed our 15 participant limit and have 17. It is going to be quite a task and the house will be crowded too. We have some interesting faces from across Karnataka who have auditioned to be a part of the show.” revealed the programming head as per the leading daily. Also Read: Bigg Boss 11 review: Salman Khan’s show becomes an island of misfit toys
Here’s the confirmed list of 17 contestants as per reports on Times Of India – Divakar, Sameer Acharya, Megha, Nivedita Gowda , Riaz Basha, Suma R comprise the commoners while, Anupama Gowda, Jayasrinivasan, Krishi Thapanda, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Tejaswini Prakash, Ashitha Chandrappa, Chandan Shetty, Karthik Jayaram, Shruti Prakash, Dayal Padmanabhan, Jagan comprise celebrities.
“Bigg Boss Kannada manages to surprise me every season with the innovations in the concept and introduction of numerous entertainment avenues, not only for the housemates and viewers of the show but also for myself. The inclusion of the common man into the house, revolutionises the format of the game, with even more unpredictability,” stated the actor in an official statement. “I am delighted to have been a part of this journey from the onset. For the fifth season in a row, I am still as excited as I was in the first, with season 5 getting bigger, better and even more entertaining for everyone.”