Bigg Boss 13 Premiere highlights: Salman Khan mistakenly calls Koena Mitra ‘Katrina’
Bigg Boss 13 Premiere highlights: Actor Salman Khan and Ameesha Patel unveiled the latest season of the popular reality show. Rashami Desai, Mahira Sharma, Paras Chhabra were introduced.
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Actor Salman Khan launched the 13th season of the popular reality show Bigg Boss on Sunday. Salman also unveiled this season’s contestants, some of whom were revealed prior to the premiere. The first five contestants to be announced were Siddharth Shukla, Siddhartha Dey, Asim Riaz, Paras Chhabra and Abu Malik.
Shortly afterwards Mahira Sharma, Rashami Desai, Koena Mitra Shefali Bagga, Shehnaz Gill, Dalljiet Kaur and Devoleena Bhattacharjee were also unveiled as contestants on the show. Salman also conducts games to decide which contestant gets what house duty.
Salman opened the show with a dance performance on the song Slow Motion, from his recent film Bharat. The actor was then joined by Ameesha Patel. Salman and Ameesha took the opportunity to reminisce about their shooting days and shared anecdotes about each other, before it was revealed that Ameesha would serve as the ‘malkin’ of the house this season.
Stay tuned for all the LIVE updates from the Bigg Boss season premiere.
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Salman calls Koena ‘Kat’ by mistake
Salman has a slip of the tongue and calls Koena Mitra ‘Kat’ by mistake.
Koena Mitra revealed as contestant
Saki Saki girl Koena Mitra is revealed as a contestant on Bigg Boss 13. She has featured in few music videos like Stereo Nation’s Ishq, Aaj Ki Raat, Akh Teri, Channo by Jasbir Jassi. Her first film appearance was in Ram Gopal Varma’s Road. In 2004, she appeared in Musafir, alongside Anil Kapoor, Sameera Reddy and Aditya Pancholi. She later went on to appear in commercial successes such as Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena and Apna Sapna Money Money.
Ameesha Patel delivers scintillating performance, reveals duty in the house
Ameesha Patel performed to Ram Chaahe Leela and is revealed to be the ‘malkin’ (mistress) of the house. Ameesha and Salman also recreate their Yeh Hai Jalwa song.
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Dalljiet is assigned bedroom duty, promo video shared
We see Paras sitting on his bed, Abu singing songs, Siddhartha narrating verses, Siddharth Shukla chilling in the pool.
Dalljiet Kaur enters the show with emotional video
Dalljiet Kaur entered the show with an emotional video, in which she spoke about her separation and being a single mother. She is a TV actor. She is primarily known for her portrayals of Niyati in Kulvaddhu, Anjali in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? and Manjiri in Kaala Teeka. She has also won Nach Baliye 4 with former partner Shaleen Bhanot. “Bigg Boss is a second innings for me,” she says, adding that she is open to finding love again.
Shefali and Siddhartha get garden duty
As Salman has already said, in this season, contestants will have to perform tasks sincerely, or risk getting eliminated!
Shehnaaz flirts with Salman, but finds a bed-mate in Paaras
Salman Khan blushes at Shehnaaz’s flirting. She demands to sing for him, but is paired with Paaras as a bed partner.
Shehnaaz Gill is revealed as the 10th contestant of Bigg Boss 13
Shehnaaz Gill brings her Punjabi flavour to the stage with Salman, and sings Dil Diya Gallan for him. Even Salman joins in, and describes Shehnaz as ‘Punjab ki Katrina Kaif’.
Shefali Bagga joins the list of contestants of Bigg Boss 13
Journalist Shefali Bagga is unveiled as the show’s latest contestant. She says she is looking forward to the journey.
Salman has a warning for contestants
Salman Khan tells the contestants that if they don’t perform their tasks well, they can be eliminated from the show.
Rashami Desai is asked to choose between ‘Gharma Gharam’ and ‘Love Sex Dhoka’
To pick her BFF, Rashami is made to participate in a game, and choose between ‘Gharma Gharam’ and ‘Love Sex Dhoka’. After Rashami and Siddharth complete their task of making burgers in two minutes, they are revealed to be bed-mates.
Rashami Desai follows Devoleena as the newest housemate
Rashami Desai, reportedly the highest paid contestant in the show, makes an entrance to the song Kamariya. She laughs off rumours that she will get married to partner Arhaan in the show.
Devoleena finds her BFF
Devoleena is asked to taste bhel prepared by Siddharth Shukla and Abu Malik and decide her partner. In the end, she’s paired with Siddharth. “I got a lot of love as bahu so I thought to turning into a babe for Bigg Boss,” she says.
Devoleena Bhattacharjee unveiled as contestant
TV actor Devoleena Bhattacharjee makes an entrance to the song Aashiq Banaaya Aapne, and joins Mahira in the house as the show’s second female contestant. Meanwhile, Devoleena’s sister and mother want her to find a soulmate in the house, but she says she isn’t there to find love. Salman informs her that many contestants in the past have found partners in the house.
The men are already fighting over Mahira
Paras and Asim have an argument over Mahira Sharma.
Mahira Sharma becomes first female contestant of Bigg Boss 13
Mahira lets everyone know that since she is already rich, all she wants is the Bigg Boss trophy. She introduces herself as a fan of Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Salman introduces the ‘Bed Friend Forever’ band, through which contestants will be allotted their bed-mates. Mahira is tasked with bathroom duty in the house and picks Asim as her partner.
Asim Riaz unveiled as contestant of Bigg Boss 13
Model Asim Riaz makes a grand entrance to the song Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Salman tells fans that Asim is not only popular in India, but also abroad. He hails from Jammu & Kashmir.
Abu Malik to bring ‘music, madness and manoranjan’ to Bigg Boss 13
Music composer Anu Malik’s brother, and comedian Aadar Malik’s father, Abu Malik, has been announced as the latest contestant of Bigg Boss 13. Amaal Malik describes him as his ‘most funniest, craziest uncle’.
Paras Chhabra joins the show
TV actor Paras Chhabra, who was recently in news for his break-up with Naagin 3 actress Pavitra Punia, has been revealed as a contestant. “I will play Ravan who has Ram in his heart,” he says.
Writer Siddharth Dey is the latest contestant
Reality show writer Siddharth Dey, who worked on seasons one and two of Bigg Boss, and has written for Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana, is revealed as a contestant.
Siddharth Shukla is the first official housemate of season 13
Siddharth Shukla is a television actor and model from Mumbai. He made his acting debut in the 2008 Sony TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na which was a moderate success. He is known for his roles in shows Love U Zindagi, Balika Vadhu and Dil Se Dil Tak.
Salman Khan kicks off season 13 of Bigg Boss!
Salman Khan took to the stage and inaugurated season 13 of Bigg Boss, by dancing to a medley of his songs that included Slow Motion. He also receives calls from Farah Khan, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez and others, all of whom want to know details about the latest season.
Salman Khan intends to keep contestants on their toes
Salman Khan said at a recent event that this season, the idea is to keep the contestants on their toes from the get go. He said, “They are going to start the show from Day 1. In four weeks, they will have a finale. After that, some important twists and turns will be introduced in the show. And, two months after that, we will have the main winner. Earlier, what used to happen was if the contestants didn’t gel up in the first two weeks, it used to hamper the pace of the show. Here, they have ‘bhidaaoed’ them right from Day 1. So, they will be on their toes.”
Salman Khan is back, but one key component of Bigg Boss is missing
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When and where to watch Bigg Boss 13 premiere
The premiere episode will be aired on Sunday at 9pm on Colors, and the show will air at 10:30 pm on weekdays. You can also watch it on Voot.com or the Voot app right after the show is aired on television. Voot also offers extra footage - “unseen” videos and “uncut episodes” are major attractions of the digital platform.
Here’s a tentative list of contestants
According to multiple outlets, here’s a tentative list of contestants that you can expect to see in Bigg Boss 13. This season, the makers have reverted to the celebrity only approach that the show was known for, before it invited common people to compete as well.
#BiggBoss13 Contestants— The Khabri (@TheKhbri) September 28, 2019
Salman Khan gives fans a tour inside his personal chalet
As fans gear up for the grand premiere of Bigg Boss 13 on Sunday evening, the makers of the reality show have shared fresh pictures and videos from inside Salman Khan’s chalet.
It is Salman’s personal space inside the house, from where he sometimes keeps an eye on the contestants.