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Bigg Boss 13 highlights: Salman Khan launches show, Colors head says ‘contestants will be young and hot’

Bigg Boss 13 live updates: Salman Khan is joined by Ameesha Patel as the reality show’s 13 season is launched. Catch all the updates here.

By HT Correspondent | Sep 23, 2019 21:26 IST

Actor Salman Khan hosted a press conference to unveil the 13th season of reality show Bigg Boss, which is slated to premiere on September 29 at 9 pm. Salman was joined by Ameesha Patel, Arjun Bijlani, Pooja Banerjee in unveiling the new season.

Talking about the reality show’s 13th season, Salman said, “While everyone says 13 is unlucky, it has been lucky for me. All good things happen on 13th for me. But this will be a tedha season.” Salman said that the show will run for three months, as usual, but the final month will have a big twist.

Earlier in the day, the channel debuted the first visuals from inside the new house, which is designed like a museum. Unlike the previous seasons, which were housed at a Lonavala facility, the new season of Bigg Boss will be shot at Film City in Mumbai.

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Contestants will be ‘young and hot’

Nina Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV network Viacom18, says, “The contestants will be young and hot.”

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Ameesha says this is her TV debut

Calling it her TV debut, Ameesha Patel in a question and answer session said that Salman is a pure soul. “He is absolutely the brand ambassador of a good human being,” she said. She added that Salman eats ‘anything and everything’, and finished by saying, “You’re going to see a lot of me on Bigg Boss.”

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Salman pokes fun at Pooja Banerjee and Arjun Bijlani

Salman teased Pooja by saying that she asked for too much money, which is why she wasn’t selected as a contestant. About Arjun, he said that he makes more money outside, so he doesn’t need to join the show.

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Salman makes a joke about Sangeeta Bijlani

Salman Khan asks co-presenter Arjun Bijlani if he is related to Sangeeta Bijlani. Salman and Sangeeta were engaged to be married several years ago.

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Salman Khan is the soul of Bigg Boss

Nina Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV network Viacom18, says, “Salman Khan is the soul of Bigg Boss and the show will be incomplete without him. When Salman asks her ‘Why me?’ She says, “You are the best and people love you.” He says, “I get nightmares about it.”

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Bigg Boss will be shot in Film City for the first time

“While Lonavala and Khandala received a lot of tourism and employment because of Bigg Boss, it was a challenge to handle the huge team. At Filmcity, getting resources will become easier and there is cost-cutting too. It is also easy for the stars to travel when they come for promotion. But the road has heavy traffic in the evening so it will get difficult,” said Salman.

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Salman promises a big change in the format

“The first four weeks are gonna be ‘dhamaakedaar’,” Salman says. “There’s a strategic shift in the format and that is the surprise.” He added, “Viewers can expect to see two seasons packed in one”

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Salman plays a game with Arjun Bijlani

Salman Khan is having fun on stage, involving the journalists present at the press conference. They play a game of dumb charades as well.

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Is Ameesha Patel a contestant?

Salman says “I would want to accept her in the house,” and plays a compatibility game with Ameesha.