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Poonam Dhillon, Shamita in Big Boss 3

Shilpa Shetty's younger sister Shamita Shetty is all set to step in the world of reality shows with Bigg Boss 3. Yesteryear's beauty Poonam Dhillon will also be among the contestants.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2009 07:31 PM IST

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty found international fame with the UK based show Big Brother and now younger sister Shamita Shetty is stepping into the world of reality TV with Bigg Boss 3.

The third season of the popular show will be high on glamour with Shetty's housemates being yesteryear's beauty Poonam Dhillon and item girl Sherlyn Chopra.

The show which airs from October 4, has already grabbed headlines by roping in none other than superstar Amitabh Bachchan to play 'pop philosopher'.

While the channel has gone to great lengths to keep the names of the housemates a secret, sources said that Shamita Shetty, Poonam Dhillon, director-actor Kamal Khan of Desh Drohi fame and Bindu, the son of actor Dara Singh will be a part of the show.

The other names doing the rounds are of actor Aditya Pancholi who is more famous for an alleged relationship with starlet Kangana Ranaut and yesteryear's villain Punit Issar who is best remembered as the man who punched and almost killed Amitabh Bachcchan on the sets of Coolie. Reports suggest that German model Claudia Ciesla will also be a part of the show.

The programme revolves around 14 celebrities, who are locked up in a house without any communication with the world outside, surrounded by cameras watching their every move.

The show has earlier featured item girls Rakhi Sawant, Payal Rohtagi, Sambhavna Seth along with Rahul Roy, Rahul Mahajan, Ravi Kishan and Monica Bedi.

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