Bigg Boss is one of the most-watched reality shows in India as well as outside. The reason for this unpreceded response is the format of the show and the host Salman Khan. However, it seems like the fans will have to wait a bit longer as the new season is likely to start a month later than usual.
According to the Mid-Day report, the online auditions have already been completed and the makers have selected a total of 30 contestants out of which 16 will enter the house in Bigg Boss 14. Out of 16, 13 will be celebrities, and the rest 3 supposed to be commoners.
However, owing to the nationwide lockdown which was imposed a month after Bigg Boss 13 grand finale and the COVID-19 threat is looming large, the new season is supposed to begin in the last week of October. The report also stated that all the contestants will enter the house after tested for the virus and the entire Bigg Boss house is properly sanitized.
The daily quoted a source close to the show saying, "While the show had started on October 1 last year, this time around, the shoot is likely to begin from the last week of October. The participants will be a mix of celebrities and commoners. The team has shortlisted 30 people, of which 16 will enter the Bigg Boss house. The 16 contestants, comprising 13 celebrities and three commoners, will be tested for COVID-19 before being sent inside the house. The set, as well as the items inside the house, will be sanitized".
The daily also revealed that the theme of this year's Bigg Boss is based on life in a jungle and the audience can expect a strict cut down on luxury items inside the house.
Talking about the Bigg Boss 13, well, it was the most controversial season and longest as well. The Balika Vadhu star, Sidharth Shukla who was everyone's topic of discussion in the house, won the show.