Shilpa Shetty : Big Brother to Bigg Boss

Actor Shilpa Shetty will anchor the second season of reality show Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother, which is all set to hit the small screen soon. However, the twist in the tale is that it will be aired on Colors, Viacom 18’s new Hindi general entertainment channel.

In January last year, Shetty beat 13 other “Celebrity Big Brother” contestants, including television personality Jade Goody and some other housemates whose treatment of Shetty generated thousands of complaints, dominated headlines and even prompted a sponsor of the show to pull out.

Shilpa Shetty made headlines all across the globe after she won the international version of the British show, Big Brother, last year. The 33-year-old Indian actor was the first Bollywood star to be a contestant and to have won the Celebrity Big Brother show after having faced racial discrimination from fellow participants.

Shilpa Shetty “has been roped in” for ”Bigg Boss” on the newly launched television channel Colors.

“Bigg Boss”, which first aired on the Sony channel in November 2006, follows the international format of the reality TV show. Participants from Bollywood and India’s television industry spend several days cooped up in a specially-designed house under 24-hour surveillance, with no access to telephones or television.

Each week, one of them is voted out.

The first season of “Bigg Boss,” hosted by Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi, was only a moderate success even though the show’s producers had hoped to capitalize on the country’s obsession with celebrities.

Bigg Boss2 will kick off on 17 August, replacing the channel’s driver show Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi that is scheduled to conclude on 14 August. The show will run for three months. Both the shows are produced by Endemol India.

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