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Minakshi Saini, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, September 28, 2012
We bring you the first list of candidates approached for participation in controversial reality TV show Bigg Boss’ upcoming season, and it doesn’t look one bit  parivarik as host Salman Khan had promised.

On the roll, reveal sources, are international controversy queen and reality star Kim Kardashian, model-turned-actor Sayali Bhagat and starlet Nupur Mehta whose name was brought up in the recent match-fixing scandal. Apart from the glam girls, Radhe, a talking Macaw parrot, a fish, O’Fish, alongside Aamir Khan’s brother Faisal Khan, actor Chunkey Pandey,  spiritual leader Swami Nithyananda who’s notorious for his reported sex escapades, former cricketer and TV personality Navjot Singh Sidhu and TV actor and anchor Jay Bhanushali are some of the  names that are almost certain.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/7/kim-kardashian-bikini.jpgThe new edition of the reality TV show that was earlier moved to an adult time-slot has regained its ‘family-friendly’ status. Unlike last season, it will be aired at primetime. Strip queen Poonam Pandey, whose name is also doing the rounds, has however denied participation:  “I’ve been approached a number of times but I am 100 percent not a part of the show as I will be shooting for my movie next month.” The host channel neither confirms nor denies these names. “We are yet to sign the final contract on Saturday.”

The other names...
 TV actor Manisha Yadav
 Strip queen Gehana Vashisht who posed nude with the National Flag
 Actor Shawar Ali
 TV actor Aashka Goradia
 Bhojpuri actor Suprena Singh