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Bigg Boss 8 starts with a bang, expect more fun this time

The eighth season of reality show Bigg Boss was launched on Sunday, unveiling the contestants for this year. From Upen Patel to Karishma Tanna, Sonali Raut and others, we list out all the faces set to be part of the game.

tv Updated: Sep 22, 2014 09:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Salman Khan kick-started reality show Bigg Boss 8 on Sunday. Amidst performances on almost all songs of Khan's latest hit Kick, the contestants were revealed.

We list out all the faces set to be part of the 104-day long game.

1. Karishma Tanna
TV actor Karishma is best known for her role in Ekta Kapoor's daily soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

2. Sonali Raut
Actor Sonali was last seen in Himesh Reshammiya-Honey Singh starrer The Xpose.

3. Upen Patel
British model/actor Upen Patel did not have a remarkable career in Bollywood. He featured in Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer Namaste London.

4. Soni Singh
Soni Singh is a TV actor, mainly known for her negative roles. Her last TV serial was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saraswatichandra.

5. Arya Babbar
Bollywood actor-politician's son Arya has worked in Ab Ke Baras, a box office dud.

6. Diandra Soares
Indian model/VJ Diandra made a cameo in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion. She is best known for her bald looks on the ramp.

7. Sushant Divgikar
Actor/choreographer Sushant recently won the Mr Gay India 2014 title. He has also represented India at the Mr Gay World contest 2014.

8. Gautam Gulati
Actor Gautam is best known for his role in TV show Diya Aur Baati.

9. Sukirti Kandpal
TV actor Sukirti is best known for her role as Dr Riddhima in TV soap Dil Mill Gaye.

10. Praneet Bhatt
Actor Praneet is best known for essaying the role of Shakuni in the latest version of Mahabharat on Star Plus.

11. Natasha Stankovic
Serbian actor Natasha was recently seen in a condom ad featuring Ranveer Singh.

12. Minissha Lamba
Actor Minissha Lamba has worked in several films including Bheja Fry 2 and Shaurya.

After the contestants entered Bigg Boss house, Salman Khan told the audience, "Jaha bhi middle-men aate hain, corruption waha aata hi hai." (Corruption takes place where middle-men are involved.)

A "secret society" comprising three members was also introduced. However, the faces of these three members were not revealed. The secret society is supposed to take on the role of Bigg Boss and rule over the other contestants.

First Published: Sep 22, 2014 00:20 IST