The finale of Bigg Boss OTT season 2 garnered an impressive viewership of 23 million live viewers, accompanied by an astounding 250 million votes received within a 15-minute window after voting lines were opened. A senior JioCinema executive described this performance as one of the most significant achievements in the entertainment industry, not only in India but globally.
As a result of the grand success of Bigg Boss OTT, the 17th season of the show is set to air soon. This season is rumoured to have a theme of couples versus singles. Notably, Elvish Yadav will likely join the show, not as a contestant, but as a mentor to the singles. Tejasswi Prakash and Karan Kundrra, who found love in the previous season of the show, are expected to mentor the couples.
The speculated list of contestants for Bigg Boss 17 includes:
Elvish Yadav's ex-girlfriend Kirti Mehra hints in her vlog that she is going to Bigg Boss 17 😯pic.twitter.com/wPsCzdqdF2— #BiggBoss_Tak👁 (@BiggBoss_Tak) October 8, 2023
Kirti Mehra, the former girlfriend of Bigg Boss OTT winner Elvish Yadav, is among the rumored participants. While not officially confirmed, a video circulating online has sparked speculation. Elvish’s love story during his stay in the Bigg Boss house was a topic of discussion, but he clarified that Kirti was not his current girlfriend.
Actress Isha Malviya, known for her role as Jasmine in the Colors TV show Udaariyaan, has reportedly confirmed her participation in Bigg Boss 17. She had previously declined an offer for the last season due to prior commitments to her show.
Shafaq Naaz, the sister of actress Falaq Naaz, is in talks to join Bigg Boss 17, and it appears that she is almost confirmed for the show.
Armaan Malik & Payal Malik
Popular YouTuber Armaan Malik, known for his unique situation of having two wives living together with him, is expected to participate in the show with his first wife, Payal Malik. The possibility of another addition to their dynamic, Kritika, as a wildcard contestant, remains uncertain.
Anurag Dobhal (UK 07 Rider)
Anurag Dobhal, a well-known moto-vlogger and a teacher-turned-YouTuber who goes by the name UK07 Rider, is rumored to be on the contestant list.
Ankita Lokhande & her husband Vicky Jain
Reports suggest that Ankita Lokhande and her husband Vicky Jain have been confirmed as participants in Bigg Boss 17, but official confirmation is still pending. Contestants are typically bound by contractual obligations not to reveal their participation before the official announcement.
Popular YouTuber Harsh Beniwal has confirmed his entry into the Bigg Boss 17 house. It is anticipated that more YouTubers will join the show after the success of Bigg Boss OTT.
Aishwarya Sharma & Neil Bhatt
Aishwarya Sharma, known for her role in Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin, is reportedly being considered for Bigg Boss 17. She mentioned that she is currently on a break and needs time to relax before making a decision.
Jay Soni, famous for his role as Abhinav Sharma in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, has reportedly been approached for the show.
Rishabh Jaiswal, who gained fame through Roadies 19, has been spotted attending meetings related to the casting of the upcoming show. His participation on Roadies and his engaging personality have garnered a strong fan base.
While Abhishek might not participate, Bebika Dhruve is in talks with the makers, though she has not yet confirmed her consent.
TV actress Anjum Fakih, known for her role in Kundali Bhagya and her current appearance on Khatron Ke Khiladi 13, is reportedly among the celebrities approached for Bigg Boss 17.
Indian television actor and model Arjit Taneja, who has appeared in various reality shows and serials, is another potential addition to the show.
Awez Darbar, a social media influencer, TikTok star, and choreographer, is the son of music director Ismail Darbar.
Anjali Arora, known for her viral song “Kacha Badam,” is rumored to be a contestant on Bigg Boss 17.
Comedian Munawar Faruqui, who participated in Kangana Ranaut’s Lock Upp, has been finalized as a last-minute addition to Bigg Boss 17.
Mannara Chopra, sister of Priyanka Chopra, is expected to participate in the show. She has worked in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil films.
Jigna Vora, whose life story was featured in the Netflix show “Scoop,” is reportedly in discussions to join Bigg Boss 17. She was previously jailed for alleged involvement in the murder of a senior journalist.
Miss India Manasvi Mangai is another rumored contestant for Bigg Boss 17.
These speculations add to the anticipation and excitement surrounding the upcoming season of Bigg Boss, which continues to be one of India’s most-watched reality television shows.