The stage is set for the grand unveiling of India’s most controversial reality show Big Boss 12. Bollywood ace superstar and host of the show Salman Khan shot for the premiere episode last night in Lonavala with all the 18 contestants who will be locked for the next 100 days. This year, like the previous two seasons, has a mix of common man and celebrities who will be surviving the tough tasks in the locked house sans any luxuries. The unique thing this season is the concept of jodis for the first time. While most of the celebrities are entering solo, the commoners are entering in pairs. So lovebirds, cop, lawyer, sisters and farmer will be entering the house as contestants.
The Bigg Boss house has been modelled on a beach theme and has been designed and created by Omung Kumar. Here is the official list of inmates of Bigg Boss 12 house who will be entering the show in the premiere episode.
1. Dipika Kakar Ibrahim: The popular TV actress, best known as Simar from Colors popular show Sasural Simar Ka, started off as an air hostess with Jet Airways and was married to her colleague Raunak Samson. She later ventured into Television with Imagine TV’s Devi. Dipika while doing Sasural Simar Ka fell in love with her co-star Shoaib Ibrahim. She soon divorced her husband and started dating Shoaib. After almost four years of playing Simar, she quit the show and married Shoaib this year. Dipika has also dabbled into reality TV and has done shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Ja and Nach Baliye in the past. She recently made her Bollywood debut with JP Dutta’s Paltan. In Bigg Boss 12, she is expected to fill in Hina Khan’s shoes as like her she’s also a popular TV bahu trying to shed her on screen image.
2. Neha Pendse: The May I Come In Madam who also co-hosted Family Time With Kapil Sharma recently, will remind viewers of Shilpa Shinde. Like Shilpa, Neha too is a Maharashtrian and is popular for her comedy show. Neha started off with Marathi shows and gained popularity with comedy show May I Come In Madam, although she has been in the industry for more than two decades and had initially done shows like Hasratein. Neha is quite outspoken and has a sense of humour. IT needs to be seen if Neha would be able to match up to the histrionics of Shilpa Shinde in the last season.
3. Karanvir Bohra: Karanvir, whose real name is Manoj Bohra, is again a popular TV actor. Like Hiten Tejwani in last season, Karanvir is also a senior TV actor working for the last 12 years. Karanveer is flashy and flamboyant who surely will be one master planner in the house. Known for shows like Shararat, Kasauti Zindagi Kay, Qubool Hai, Saubhagyawati Bhav and Naagin 2, Karanveer will be one smart and sharp player.
4. Srishti Rode: The pretty girl of TV shows like Shobha Somnath Ki, Ye Ishq Haaye and Punarvivaah is the glamour girl of Big Boss 12. In real life, Srishti is known for her friendly nature but her real test will be in the house. Srishti, who is engaged to actor Manish Nagdev, will be seen in a reality show for the first time. It remains to be seen how she will break her image of a cute girl to a sharp player in Bigg Boss 12.
5. Anup Jalota: One of India’s most popular Bhajan singers seems to be a total misfit for the show generally known for fights and showdowns. But seems like Anup is all set to break his own image. The twice-married singer will be seen with his student Jasleen Matharoo in the show.
6. Sreesanth: Bigg Boss is all set to welcome Indian cricket’s most controversial player as one of its inmates in Season 12. Hailing from Kerala, his full name is Shanthakumaran Seeesanth, and he is an ex Indian cricketer. Though he is also known for his dancing skills, alleged match-fixing and short temper more than his batting skills. So in Bigg Boss, he would be an interesting housemate one can look forward do. Though lately he has turned an actor and has worked in various regional movies, and is also been leading life as a married man.
7. Jasleen Matharu: Jasleen is a singer and a performer and will enter the show with Bhajan king Anup Jalota. She has been learning music from him. Jasleen has been also part of music troop of Mika Singh and has released various albums. She will be filling in for Sapna Chaudhary this season.
8. Surbhi Rana and Kriti Verma: Two ex-Roadies contestants Kriti Verma and Surbhi Rana will enter in jodi. Since they were part of Raodies they know all the masala elements of a reality show. They have been introduced before all the other contestants. While Surbhi is a dentist, Kriti is a GST officer. So this gang of girls will add the right chutzpah to the show.
9. Roshmi Banik and Mital Joshi: This season will have a lot of girl power. Among the common man jodis, the best one is Kolkata-based Roshmi who runs an event management company. While Mital is a make up artist. These two girls have already been introduced in Dance Deewane finale episode.
10. Deepak Thakur and Urvashi Vani: Urvashi and Deepak are entering the show as a couple. While Deepak is a popular Bhojpuri singer, Urvashi is an aspiring singer from Bihar. They have been introduced as celebrity-fan jodi.
11. Shivashish Mishra and Sourabh Patel: In the list of commoners is a jodi from Madhya Pradesh who have joined Bigg Boss 12 as a farmer and businessman. This commoner pair will showcase the true face of common man and his struggles and will also represent Indian villages.
12. Sabha Khan and Somi Khan: Sabha khan and Somi Khan are sisters from Jaipur. As commoner contestants, these sisters will show how real life relations are tested in a place like Bigg Boss.
13. Romil Chaudhary and Nirmal Singh: Romil is an advocate and a lawyer from Haryana. While his pairing is with a policeman called Nirmal Singh. So a lawyer and a policeman jodi will now be keeping a tab on the affairs of the house.
The opening episode of Bigg Boss 12 will have ex Bigg Boss contestants like Shilpa Shinde and Manveer Gujjar. And here are the biggest twists of Bigg Boss 12. Hina Khan will also be seen in the initial episodes and will be staying in the house . Bharti Singh and husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa will be seen a link between housemates and Salman and will be the surprise element of the show.