The second season of ‘Bigg Boss’, the Indian version of the internationally acclaimed reality show ‘Big Brother’, is all set to go on air on Colors from August 17. The show will be telecast Monday to Sunday from 10-11 pm. Further, there will be a half an hour live and unedited slot starting from the second week that will be aired from 12.30 am to 1 am.
The show’s hostess is none other than Shilpa Shetty, winner of last season’s ‘Big Brother UK’.
‘Bigg Boss Season 2’ replaces ‘Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi’, one of the opening shows that Colors began its launch with on July 21.
‘Bigg Boss Season 2’, has been produced by Endemol India. The show, which would be spread across 84 episodes, will feature 14 contestants who would live under one roof. Every action and emotion of the participants would be captured over 84 days, 24x7 by 32 cameras as they vie for the ultimate title and booty of Rs 75 lakh in a battle of human minds and emotions at work. Shilpa Shetty along with a crew of over 250 trained professionals would work round the clock to bring this show to millions of viewers everyday.
Speaking on the launch, Rajesh Kamat, CEO, Colors, said, “‘Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi’ was one of our driver shows during the launch phase that helped us capture a significant position in the consumer’s mind space. As soon as ‘Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi’ ends ‘Big Boss Season 2’ is our next big ticket offering that will accelerate this momentum even further and keep the Colors audiences on the edge of their seats for the next three months.”
Deepak Dhar, Country Head, Endemol India, said, “After the overwhelming success of ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’, Endemol India is proud to present Indian audiences with ‘Bigg Boss Season 2’, an innovative and entertaining new reality show. ‘Bigg Boss’ has connected extremely well with Indian audiences because it showcased reality in its truest, unadulterated form. This reality will continue this season and will be enhanced with the combination of celebrities and members from the general public coming together to spend 12 weeks in the same space, cut off from the rest of the world. This new twist is bound to create entertaining television driven by the reality of what each contestant will experience in the Bigg Boss house – real emotions, real drama and real tension.”
Commenting on the programming strategy, Ashvini Yardi, Programming Head, Colors, said, “With the Indian television’s ultimate reality soap ‘Bigg Boss Season 2’, Colors fulfills its promise of a basket of all ‘Jazbaat Ke Rang’. The show will lend a new hue to the existing Hindi general entertainment category with a reality show covering the entire spectrum of emotions. Shilpa Shetty has been roped in as the host of the show as she has been in this situation and knows exactly how the contestants would feel. Shilpa will be more like a mentor for the 14 participants as she is experienced and will have a great chemistry with the contestants.”
On hosting the show, Shetty said, “I have been through what these 14 contestants will go through, and, therefore, understand their needs and feelings. I remember what it was to live with strangers in a house, cut off from the outside world with nobody to trust and vouch for. But one thing is sure, it will definitely change the lives of the participants and give them memories to last a lifetime and emerge as stronger individuals.”
Every Monday to Thursday, viewers will get to see these 14 people struggle to cope up with the pressure built up in the boundaries of the Bigg Boss house. Fridays would be the day of eviction, while Saturdays would offer the spin-off episode. Sundays would spice up the show even more with ‘Andekha Masala’.
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