The 13th season of the controversial reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ premiered on Sunday (29 September). Salman Khan entered the show dancing to the song ‘Slow Mansion’ of his film ‘Bharat’. They named the premiere as Fast Day Fast Show instead of First Day First Show. According to him, this season will move faster than the previous seasons.
Salman told that the finale of the show will be in four weeks. But this will not be the end of it, but a twist will come. The duration of the show is 15 weeks. This time the show will have a special member with 13 contestants. ‘Kaho na Pyar hai’ fame Amisha Patel has been given entry as mistress of the house. Their job will be to keep an eye on the family members.
Siddharth Shukla became the first contestant
Salman first introduced 5 mail contestants of the show. The first entry was by Siddharth Shukla. Siddharth played the role of collector Shiva in the serial ‘Balika Vadhu’. He has appeared in the film ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’.
Siddharth was followed by writer Siddharth Dey of comedy films and reality shows, the winner of the dating reality show ‘Splits Villa’ and actor Paras Chhabra, Anu Malik’s brother and music composer Abu Malik and Jammu and Kashmir based model (who owns many national and international brands Asim Riaz became a contestant of the show.
Actress Mahira Sharma became the first female member
After introducing 5 male contestants, Salman introduced female contestants to the show. Actress Mahira Sharma of serials like ‘Bepnah Ishq’ and ‘Naagin 3’ arrived at the house claiming to be a fan of Kareena Kapoor. Mahira, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, says she has both money and fame. So she came to the show with the aim of winning the trophy.
Apart from Mahira, Devolina Bhattacharjee, who appeared in the role of Gopi Bahu in the serial ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’, ‘Utran’ fame Rashmi Desai, news anchor Shefali Bagga and Punjabi actress Shehnaz Kaur Gill became the contestants. Shahnaaz appeared to be flirting with Salman, describing herself as Katrina Kaif of Punjab.
Daljeet reached the show leaving her 6-year-old son out
Actress of serials like ‘Is Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ and ‘Kala Tika’ and winner of dancing reality show ‘Nach Baliye 4’, Daljeet Kaur became the 11th contestant of the season. Daljeet married actor Shaleen Bhanot in 2009. They divorced in 2015. Daljeet had accused Bhanot of domestic violence. Both have a 6-year-old son. As long as Daljit will be in ‘Bigg Boss’, his parents will take care of his son.
Koena Mitra, Aarti Singh also participated
In 2004, Koena Mitra, who appeared as a dancer in the song ‘Musafir’, became the 13th contestant of the season. She has worked as an actress in films like ‘Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina’, ‘Insan’, ‘Apna Sapna Money-Money’ and ‘Hey Baby’.
Aarti Singh, the sister of actor Govinda’s niece and comedian Krishna Abhishek, is also taking part in the show this time. She has appeared in many shows on TV such as ‘Mayaka’, ‘Grihasthi’, ‘Chhoti Hai Chodha Needs’, ‘Intro’, ‘Utran’, ‘Devon Ke Dev: Mahadev’.