The much-anticipated fifth season of the reality show Bigg Boss has finally kick-started in a different format on Sunday, 2nd October. Bigg Boss 4 had seven male and seven female contestants. But Bigg Boss 5 has only one male celebrity Shakti Kapoor among 14 contestants. Another change in the show is that Bigg Boss house has been shifted from Lonavala to Karjat.
The remaining 13 contestants of Bigg Boss 5 are female celebrities like actresses Pooja Bedi, Raageshwari Loomba, Shraddha Sharma, Shonali Nagrani, Mahek Chahal, Juhi Parmar, Nihita Biswas, celebrity trans-gender Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, wrestler Sonika Kaliraman, Afghani beauty queen Vida Samdajai, model-VJ Pooja Mishra, dancer Gulabi Sapera and news anchor Mandeep Bevli.
All these 14 handpicked strangers will be locked in the house for about three months with over 55 cameras following their every move 24x7. The contestants will have to do all household chores right from cleaning the washrooms to cooking with a handful of morsel to waking up in the wee hours to obeying the Bigg Boss house rules.
However, International personalities like former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, Colombian singer Shakira and former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes are likely to enter the house at a later date. The show Bigg Boss 5 is being hosted by actors Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt.