This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Bigg Boss 6 is set to roll today (October 7) at 9 pm prime time on Colors, with megastar Salman Khan as the host once again. And while the BB fever hots up, the final list of contestants is being speculated.
The names doing the rounds include comedian Vrajesh Hirjee, separated couple Rajev Paul and Delnaz Irani, starlet Urvashi Dholakia, TV actresses Sayantani Ghosh and Aashka Goradia, Bhojpuri actor-singer Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’, UP women vigilantes group Gulabi Gang’s founder-leader Sampat Devi Pal, model Sana Khan, hairdresser Sapana Bhavnani, Raymond model Niketan Madhok, Kingfisher model Karishma Kotak, controversial cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, cricketing whiz Navjot Singh Sidhu and martial arts expert Kashif Qureshi (the ‘common man’ who is said to have done thousands of daring stunt shows in the country and abroad).
When we asked Bollywood publicist Dale Bhagwagar about these names, he smiled and quipped, “It would not be right to comment on the confirmed participants before the show rolls, but I have a feeling you have the perfect list.”
Dale is hailed by the media as a specialist on matters about Bigg Boss, for having handled the maximum celebrities on it from time to time. If he says so, the list has to be accurate.
Part of Dale’s controversial BB repertoire includes names like Shilpa Shetty, Rakhi Sawant, Sambhavna Seth, Kashmera Shah, Sherlyn Chopra, Diana Hayden, Shamita Shetty, Pooja Misrra, Vindu Dara Singh, Ashmit Patel, Zulfi Syed, Salil Ankola and Amar Upadhyay.
The PR guru feels, this year, the tilt might be towards light entertainment. “One can easily expect more comedy, song, dance, fun, poetry, emotional upheavals and celebrity patch-ups,” he guesses, though completely ruling out an absence of controversies.
Dale is currently also the publicist and spokesperson to the self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda, speculated to participate on Bigg Boss 6 as a guest, although the publicist refuses to confirm or deny the Swami’s appearance on the show.
Meanwhile, Bhangra-pop sensation Daler Mehndi, who happens to be another earlier client of the public relations specialist, is scheduled to perform at the BB6 launch, before this year’s contestants enter the famed Bigg Boss House. Even the versatile Rani Mukerji is scheduled to participate for the promotions of Aiyya.