By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
On July 10, 2021, the first promo of Bigg Boss OTT was released by the makers of the hit controversial television reality show, Bigg Boss. Today, on August 6, 2021, the complete list of 12 confirmed contestants is out, and it has taken the internet by storm, as we will witness some surprising celebrities inside the Bigg Boss house. For the unversed, Bigg Boss OTT is a prelude to the upcoming 15th season of Bigg Boss and will be 12-weeks long.
Bigg Boss OTT will be hosted by popular director, producer, and actor, Karan Johar and will premiere on Viacom's OTT platform, Voot, on August 8, 2021. Unlike the original one-hour episode format of the television's version of Bigg Boss, this one will offer 24x7 access inside the Bigg Boss house to the viewers. Another important thing about the show is that the winner and other top performers of Bigg Boss OTT will get a chance to feature in Bigg Boss 15 hosted by Salman Khan right after the end of this show. So without further ado, let's jump straight to the confirmed list of contestants!
Popular Indian songwriter and singer, Neha Bhasin, was the first contestant confirmed for Bigg Boss OTT by the makers, and it had delighted everyone, as the super-talented lady never shies away from dropping truth bombs on debatable topics.
Television actor, Karan Nath is renowned for portraying the character of Karan Malhotra in the 2002 film, Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa. Recently, he had garnered huge praise for his role of 'Guddu' in the film, Guns of Banaras. Some of his notable films are Paaglapan, Sssshhh…, LOC Kargil, and many more.
One of the hottest television actors, Zeeshan Khan's inclusion in the Bigg Boss OTT will surely raise the show's temperature as he is famous for his killer looks, incredible physique, and surreal acting talent. The actor has proved the mettle of his acting skills in the popular television show, Kumkum Bhagya.
There's hardly any argument in saying that Divya Agarwal and reality shows are still a better love story than Twilight. The gorgeous actress was the runner-up in MTV Splitsvilla season 10 and was the winner of MTV Ace of Space season 1.
Also, she had worked and hosted on the shows, MTV Ace of the Quarantine and Roadies: Real Heroes. Her massive fanbase is already anxious to witness her actor-boyfriend, Varun Sood's supportive and romantic posts for her on his social media handles.
Popular television actress, Ridhima Pandit is going to feature in the reality show. The actress is known for playing the character, 'Rajni' in Life OK's famous show, Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant. She had also participated in the reality show, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 and was the 2nd runner up.
Bigg Boss OTT is going to be nostalgic for the fans of the renowned television show, Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant, as Raqesh Bapat is also going to be a part of the reality show. For the unversed, Riddhima Pandit and Raqesh Bapat had worked together in Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant, which is why fans are way too desperate to see their bond inside the house after so many years.
The responsibility to keep the hotness quotient of the show up to mark is not wholely on the shoulders of Zeeshan Khan, as the stunning television actress, Urfi Javed, is all set to make people fall in love with her killer looks. With shows like Bade Bhaiyya Ki Dulhania, Daayan, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, and Aye Mere Humsafar, she has already proved her worth to the industry.
Yes! Pratik Sehajpal, the ex-boyfriend of Bigg Boss 14's contestant, Pavitra Punia, is going to be one of the contestants in Bigg Boss OTT. The actor is known for his participation in MTV's Ace of Spade, where he and Pavitra had reportedly fallen in love with each other. With Pratik Sehajpal's introduction in Bigg Boss OTT, we are convinced that the masala quotient of the show is going to be impressive.
Popular choreographer, Nishant Bhatt, had replaced television actor, Manasvi Vashisht during the last minute. According to reports, Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 actor had backed out from the show because of some personal problem. After which, the show's makers had contacted Nishant to be a part of Bigg Boss OTT, to which he had agreed instantly.
One of the most sizzling Bhojpuri actresses of all time, Akshara Singh is known for her performances in films like Tabadala, Sarkar Raj, Satya, and many more. She not only holds a massive fanbase out there but is also one of the highest-paid actresses of Bhojpuri cinema. There's no denying that, Akshara's participation in Bigg Boss OTT is going to make more people fall in love with this super-talented and gorgeous actress.
The moment Bigg Boss OTT confirmed that Milind Gaba is going to be a part of the reality show, the whole internet went upside down in immense happiness. The fans of this popular Punjabi singer were anxiously waiting for the official confirmation about Milind's participation in Bigg Boss OTT. Now, everyone is impatiently waiting to witness the raw and real side of the renowned singer, who has given us gems like Nazar Lag Jayegi, She Don't Know and Yaar Mod Do, and many others.
Television actor, Arjun Bijlani needs no introduction, but he is the only actor, whose participation in Bigg Boss OTT is still in doubt. While some reports had stated that he had backed out, just like Manasvi Vashisht in the last minutes, there are also reports that the show will go on-air with the 11 contestants. In the end, the prospects are high that the show's makers can also introduce him as a surprise entry in the show.
Bigg Boss OTT will stream for six weeks, Mon-Sat at 7 pm and on Sunday at 8 pm.