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Bigg Boss 13 launch: Highlights

Koena Mitra, Sidharth Shukla, Rashami Desai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Arti Singh, Dalljiet Kaur, Abu Malik, Shehnaaz Gill, Paras Chhabra, Mahira Sharma, Siddharth Dey, Shefali Bagga and Asim Riaz will participate in Bigg Boss 13.

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi |
Updated: September 30, 2019 4:35:50 pm
bigg boss 13 live Bigg Boss 13 premiere episode aired on Colors.

Salman Khan-hosted Bigg Boss Season 13 began airing on Sunday. The controversial reality show has been on air since 2006. The show first premiered on Sony Entertainment Television in 2006. While Arshad Warsi hosted the first season, the second season was hosted by Shilpa Shetty and the third one was hosted by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Salman Khan hosted the fourth season of the show, while the next season was co-hosted by Sanjay Dutt and the Bhai of Bollywood. From the fifth season onwards, the show seemingly found its permanent host in Salman.

Bigg Boss has reverted back to its original format, and it will only see celebrities as participants this time around. Koena Mitra, Sidharth Shukla, Rashami Desai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Arti Singh, Dalljiet Kaur, Abu Malik, Shehnaaz Gill, Paras Chhabra, Mahira Sharma, Siddharth Dey, Shefali Bagga and Asim Riaz will participate in Bigg Boss 13.

Also Read | Bigg Boss 13 contestants: Here’s the confirmed list

Bigg Boss Season 13 will air at 10:30 pm on weekdays and at 9 pm during weekends on Colors TV.

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Read all the updates about Bigg Boss 13.

00:01 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Bigg Boss 13 premiere episode ends

After wishing luck to the contestants, Bigg Boss bids goodbye. Salman Khan also bids goodbye to the audience informing them that they will be able to see him every weekend at 9 pm. The weekday episodes will air at 10:30 pm on Colors.

23:59 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Rashami does not want to share the bed with Sidharth

Rashami Desai does not want to share the bed with Sidharth Shukla but he says this is the format. Bigg Boss’ majestic voice welcomes the celebrities. Bigg Boss says this season will be all about girl power but that doesn’t mean the male contestants will be at a disadvantage. Bigg Boss adds that the season is in fast forward mode and everyone has to develop a connection, which is important for the show and the contestant’s progress.

23:54 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Male contestants match BFF bands

Salman Khan announces that the race begins. After entering the house, the male contestants match the BFF bands.

23:46 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Male contestants enter Bigg Boss 13 house

The male contestants get BFF bands. Salman wishes the contestants all the best and sends them to the house.

23:45 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Abu gets a disadvantage

Now the male contestants will enter the house. But before that, Salman Khan revealed the number of duties assigned to the men. Sidharth Shukla got the most duties. Abu gets a disadvantage. Salman doesn’t reveal the disadvantage. Abu will get to know about it in the house.

23:44 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Arti and Paras are responsible for dishwashing

Arti Singh gets dishwashing duty. Paras and Abu compete with each other to get the responsibility. Paras and Abu are required to catch chickens. The one who collects the most chickens will win the round. Paras wins the task and shares dishwashing duty with Arti. Arti enters the Bigg Boss 13 house.

23:35 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Krushna praises Arti’s sixth sense

Krushna Abhishek praises Arti Singh’s sixth sense. He says she can sense everything that is happening in the house.

23:27 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Arti Singh is here!

Krushna Abhishek enters the show with Arti Singh. The two perform together.

23:26 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Asim to help Koena with living room duty

Before the duties are assigned, male contestants compete with each other. All of them perform pole dance. Siddharth Dey, Abu Malik and Asim Riaz perform together. Later, Sidharth Shukla and Paras Chhabra perform together. After everybody performs, Koena changes her decision. She picks Asim to perform living room task with her.

23:23 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Koena is assigned living room duty

Koena is assigned living room duty. She is asked to pick a partner to perform the duty with her. She meets the male contestants. Koena also picks Sidharth Shakula. Now he has to perform living room, bedroom and kitchen duties.

23:19 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Koena to show her true self

Koena Mitra says she is sure she will earn more love from the audience by showing her true self. She is asked to pick her Bed friend forever.

23:14 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Koena Mitra is here!

Salman Khan introduces 12th contestant Koena Mitra. Before introducing Koena, Salman by mistake says Katrina and smirks on his mistake. Soon, Koena arrives on the stage.

23:13 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Ameesha's responsibilities to be clear in tomorrow’s episode

Ameesha Patel says most contestants are single but they wouldn’t come out of the house as singles. Ameesha adds her responsibilities will be clear in tomorrow’s episode.

23:11 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Ameesha Patel is the land lady of Bigg Boss 13 house

Ameesha Patel will play the role of land lady. She explains her duty. Ameesha says she will often enter the Bigg Boss house and keep a check on the contestants. The actor says she has researched really well about every contestant. Ameesha called Paras Chhabra a Casanova. She reveals there is a personal connection between Rashami Desai and Sidharth Shukla.

23:09 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Ameesha Patel is here!

Salman Khan introduces Ameesha Patel. She dances on Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela song "Ram Chahe Leela". Ameesha and Salman perform on Jalwa song "O Jaane Jigar".

22:54 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Choti Sardarni cast are here!

Colors TV show Choti Sardarni’s cast are on the stage. They announce the show's time has changed. Now it will air Monday to Friday at 7:30 pm.

22:53 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Dalljiet enters Bigg Boss 13 house

Dalljiet enters Bigg Boss 13 house. She is welcomed by the ladies in the house. Dalljiet is surprised on finding Rashami Desai in the house.

22:49 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Dalljiet also picks Sidharth

Salman Khan shows videos of the male contestants and how they behave in their bedrooms. Depending on the videos, Dalljiet has to select the contestant who will perform bedroom duty with her. Dalljiet also picks Sidharth Shukla. Salman congratulates Sidharth and says his mom is going to be proud.

22:47 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Salman mocks Asim again

Dalljiet meets boys seated in the display area. Salman again makes fun of Asim and his accent. He also makes fun of the fact that the first woman on the show made him her brother.

22:46 (IST)29 Sep 2019
Dalljiet is assigned bedroom duty

Salman says Dalljiet will have to make friends in the first week. Now, she is asked to pick an emoticon that matches the personality of her Bed friend forever. She is given her band. Dalljiet is assigned the bedroom duty.

Ahead of the premiere, Salman Khan sat down with journalists to discuss Bigg Boss 13.

When asked whether he expected the show to last this long, the Bollywood superstar said, "Frankly no. Every year I feel like moving on. It’s been so long. It’s my tenth year. It’s been a damn good journey. But a couple of contestants sometimes mess things up. More than anything, the sad part is that they mess up their lives. Every time we think that we are pushing it too much or it’s not going to work, the next season happens again. The format has worked for Colors and all of us or else it wouldn’t have been still around.”

The show has been running for a long time. Answering whether it will lead to audience fatigue in the near future, Salman Khan said, “I don’t know. They have their research team. They also say that it makes them money and people watch it. They are also getting TRPs. And not just in Hindi but they also have the show in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and even Bengali. And all of them are doing well.”

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