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Bigg Boss 15 press meet LIVE UPDATES: Shamita Shetty, Nishant Bhat, Umar Riaz, Donal Bisht confirmed as contestants

The fifteenth season of Colors' controversial reality show Bigg Boss will be hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai |
Updated: September 23, 2021 10:46:39 pm
salman khan in bigg boss 15Salman Khan's Bigg Boss 15 will air on Colors TV. (Photo: Bigg Boss/Twitter)

Television’s most popular reality show Bigg Boss is all set to grace the small screen soon. The fifteenth season of the Salman Khan-hosted show will go on air on October 2 on Colors. But before we get to witness the entire drama unfold on our TV sets, Salman is here to tell us all about it in a press meet. So, stay tuned with us to know what you can expect from the all-new season of Bigg Boss.

The first promo of Bigg Boss 15 featured Salman along with a voiceover from yesteryear diva Rekha. The promo left fans excited and intrigued about the set-up of the show. From the short clip, it was clear that before entering the luxurious and beautiful Bigg Boss house, the contestants had to survive in a jungle-like set-up where probably they will be barred from using basic amenities.

Talking about her maiden association with Bigg Boss, Rekha had said in a statement, “Bigg Boss is a very ‘naayab’ show, that has it all, drama, action, fun and thrill and what’s more, you get a crash course of life itself. And if one is patient and resilient, one will evolve to be one’s best self! What could be better poetic justice than that. I am glad to be collaborating with COLORS for the promos of Bigg Boss 15. It is going to be an exciting new experience, as I am doing a Voice Over for a ‘speaking tree’ whom Salman has fondly named ‘Vishwasuntree’, a vibrant tree full of wisdom, hope and faith.”

While we are yet to know the name of the confirmed contestants, Bigg Boss OTT finalist Pratik Sehajpal is sure to enter the house. During the finale of Bigg Boss OTT, Karan Johar offered the housemates a chance to pick up a briefcase, which had the opportunity to get a straight entry into Bigg Boss 15 house. Pratik picked up the briefcase and confirmed his place in the Salman Khan show. The other names which are expected to be on the show are Karan Kundrra, Ronit Roy, Arjun Bijlani, Reem Shaikh, Nidhi Bhanushali and Umar Riaz.

The grand premiere of Bigg Boss 15 will air at 9:30 pm on Colors TV. The reality show will then air at 10:30 pm from Monday to Friday.

Live Blog

Follow all the latest updates from Bigg Boss 15 press meet.

20:43 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Salman on what he wants to see in Bigg Boss 15

"Jungle mein mangal ya jungle mein dangal. I want to see smiling faces, limit mein jhagda, some romance and how they survive the game. I want people to fight for themselves and their loved ones. They should also take a stand for themselves," says Salman Khan.

20:41 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Nishant Bhat and Shamita Shetty in Bigg Boss 15

Bigg Boss OTT contestants Nishant Bhat and Shamita Shetty will also be a part of Colors show Bigg Boss 15.

20:40 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Umar Riaz in Bigg Boss 15

Asim Riaz's brother Umar Riaz will participate in Colors show Bigg Boss 15.

"I can't be more happy as I have always loved Bigg Boss. I want to tell everyone bawal hoga," says Umar.

20:38 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Donal Bisht in Bigg Boss 15

TV actor-model Donal Bisht will participate in Colors show Bigg Boss 15.

"You all always wanted to see me as a contestant and know the real me. I want to tell contestants that you will have me as you treat me," says Donal.

20:33 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Salman on why he keeps coming back to Bigg Boss every year

"I like Bigg Boss. I get to learn a lot from the show. Every time I lose my cool, I realise I shouldn't have and then I work hard to improve myself. I don't want to lecture or be biased, but I want to correct them when any contestant goes wrong. You get to meet and interact with 15 different contestants. Be it TV stars, commoners or other celebrities. So it's fun," says Salman Khan.

20:22 (IST)23 Sep 2021
'Bigg Boss is about mental strength'

"Contestants think Bigg Boss is a piece of cake. It's not. For five months, being worried about their family, if anyone has got covid. These things play on their minds. Some manage to handle. Some don't but everyone has been very strong. The show is not abt physical but mental strength. Hats off to every contestant who show off their real personality on the show. Everyone is unique and people have accepted their real selves. And everyone who has left the show has seen growth on professional and personal fron. They can fight any war," says Salman Khan.

20:19 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Similarity between Salman Khan and Bigg Boss

Talking about the similarity between him and Bigg Boss, Salman Khan said, "Unmarried hai. We both can think of ourselves as boss without any interference. Bigg Boss chahte hai and main bhi chahta hu. But mujhe jo chaiye woh nahi milta. I wish Colors gives me a hike soon."

20:08 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Salman on relationship with Bigg Boss

"My relationship with Bigg Boss is the only relationship which has lasted this long. Bigg Boss has brought permanency in my life. The four months are committed ones while the eight months we are thinking about it," says Salman Khan.

20:04 (IST)23 Sep 2021
'Bigg Boss is in the mood to make life hell for contestants'

Answering Aarti Singh's question about facilities in Bigg Boss 15, Salman Khan said, "Yes. they will get it, but very less compared to last seasons. Even though Bigg Boss is daanveer, iss baar daan kam kar diya. Contestants will only get a survival kit. Bigg Boss is in the mood to make life hell for them."

20:01 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Bigg Boss 15 tenure

"Bigg Boss 15 can be five months long this time," says Salman Khan.

20:00 (IST)23 Sep 2021
250 cameras to keep an eye on contestants

"250 cameras will be looking out for every movement in the jungle and will note even a leaf moving," says Salman Khan.

19:59 (IST)23 Sep 2021
'A different Dangal'

"Not Sultan wala Dangal. Not Dangal wala Dangal, but it will be a different Dangal," says Salman Khan.

19:58 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Salman recalls Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat Hai

"This season makes me remember the song - Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat Hai," says Salman Khan.

19:55 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Salman joins press meet

Bigg Boss 15 host Salman Khan greets media through a video call.

19:51 (IST)23 Sep 2021
'It's jungle mein dangal'

"Every year, we try a different format. After heaven, hell, bus and even express train, this time, it's jungle mein dangal," says Devoleena Bhattacharjee.

19:49 (IST)23 Sep 2021
I wait for Bigg Boss: Devoleena

"I wait for Bigg Boss every year like all of you guys," says Devoleena Bhattacharjee.

19:38 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Aarti and Devoleena turn hosts

Aarti Singh and Devoleena Bhattacharjee turn hosts for the press meet of Bigg Boss 15.

19:20 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Salman to be a part of Bigg Boss 15 press meet

Salman Khan, who is shooting in Russia for Tiger 3, will be joining the event virtually.

18:53 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Bigg Boss 15 press meet to begin soon

The stage is set for the press meet of Bigg Boss 15.

18:28 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Devoleena wins

Devoleena Bhattacharjee's team has emerged victorious in the survival task.

Ahead of Bigg Boss 15, the fans of the show got to witness its digital version Bigg Boss OTT on streaming platform Voot. The six-week series hosted a mix of influencers, social media stars and celebrities as contestants. Apart from the usual hour-long episode, viewers got to watch the contestants' journey 24X7 live on the streaming platform. The finale of the show witnessed Divya Aggarwal lifting the trophy, and choreographer Nishant Bhat ended up as the first runner-up of the show.

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