The popular reality show Bigg Boss which has been entertaining people for so many years now has entered its 5th season and has been all over the news of the Indian television for quite some time now! The first episode of the fifth season was first aired on TV on the 2nd of October 2011 and is scheduled to screen its last episode on the 7th of January next year.
For a long time before the show began, there were reports in the media that Salman Khan who was very much loved as the host in the previous season will host the show even now but this time with his friend and once upon a time colleague Sanjay Dutt. It was only in July that a confirmation regarding this was revealed. Salman may host only the first two episodes and then Sanjay will take over as the sole presenter.
The ad for the show was directed by none other than Rohit Shetty known as the director of the Golmaal series which gave us a hearty laugh each time. It was first aired on the 29th of August 2011 along with the music video. The show had a grand opening with Sanjay and Salman giving a royal introduction to each of the contestants and the show also had actors Ajay Devgan and Lisa Heydon on this occasion promoting their upcoming film Rascals along with popular TV actor Sameer Soni for promoting his new show on Colors. Now coming to the participants there is only one man along with 13 women in the house this time. Looking at the criteria of eligibility to participate in the show, people involved in controversies like actor Shakti Kapoor, actress Pooja Bedi, Miss India contestant 2003 Sonali Nagrani, Nikita Biswas wife of Charles Sobhraj, and former VJ Rajeshwari were the contestants along with others.
The Bigg Boss house had its interior design done by Shyam Bhatia. This time the house was designed to be more compact leaving the contestants with less privacy and the confession room was also elaborately decorated with bright colors. The house occupies 9000 square feet of area and is located in a tourist outpost in the foothills of Matheran. Now we have to wait and watch if this house with its 55 cameras watching on its 14 contestants will successfully keep the views hooked to the channel like its previous seasons or not. The countdown has already begun!