Bigg Boss 17: When and where to watch, tentative contestants. All you need to know

Bigg Boss 17 is back with Salman Khan returning as the host. Ahead of the premiere, here’s everything you need to know.

Salman Khan is returning as host for Bigg Boss 17.

In Short

  • Bigg Boss 17 will premiere on October 15.
  • Salman Khan is returning as host.
  • Find out all the details below:

The highly anticipated 17th season of the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ is all set to return on October 15. As the date approaches, several lists of speculated contestants have been doing the rounds. Fans are already abuzz with excitement as Salman Khan will be returning as host. A new promo featuring him was unveiled today, October 13. As of now, details about the house and the contestant lineup are kept under wraps. Bigg Boss 17 is set to premiere on October 15. Ahead of that, here’s a comprehensive guide about the season.


The latest promo of Bigg Boss shared on Colors TV’s Instagram handle has officially confirmed that the show’s premiere date is scheduled for Sunday, October 15. You can watch it at 9 pm. The season will commence with the grand introduction of the contestants. Bigg Boss 17 will air from Monday to Friday at 10 pm. On weekends, Salman Khan will come on stage for Weekend Ka Vaar at 9 pm.

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JioCinema is now gearing up to host the 24×7 drama-filled entertainment of Bigg Boss OTT Season 2. JioCinema has announced that the platform will show live streaming of the celebrity reality show with multiple-cam action for free. The upcoming season of Bigg Boss will also be available for fans on Colors TV.


Talking about Bigg Boss 17, Salman Khan said, “I have a long-standing association with Bigg Boss, and I’ve witnessed that each edition brings novelty and sets the bar of entertainment higher. In this season, the mantras of Dil, Dimaag aur Dum have laid out three paths for the contestants and it will be an exciting watch to see their journey unfold. I’m looking forward to hosting this one-of-a-kind edition as the contestants take on this interesting challenge of teaming up with the Boss himself.”


The makers have remained tight-lipped about the official contestant list. However, there have been names of some celebrity contestants doing the rounds. They are Ankita Lokhande and her husband Vicky Jain, Neil Bhatt and Aishwarya Sharma, Munawar Faruqui, Manasvi Mamgai, Anurag Dobhal, Mannara Chopra, Sunny Arya, Abhishek Kumar, Isha Malviya and Jigna Vora.


Ahead of the show’s premiere, the makers of Bigg Boss 17 released a promo where host Salman Khan can be seen dancing to a medley of his hit songs. He grooves to songs like Chori Chori Chupke Chupke to Humka Peeni Hai. In the promo, Salman Khan also gives a sneak peek into the new house of the season. We get to see the living room, garden area and bedroom of the Bigg Boss 17 house.

The premiere episode has something in store for all the Salman Khan fans as they will get to witness their favourite host performing on his chartbusters.


Among a volley of never-seen-before elements in the upcoming edition, Salman Khan will be showing the audience around the house in its premiere episode. For the very first time, the Bigg Boss house will feature a unique area known as the ‘Archive Room’. This room will serve as a comprehensive library, housing footage from every episode of the current season. Handpicked contestants will have the privilege of accessing this treasure trove of footage, allowing them to gain valuable insights into their fellow housemates’ interactions and specific events that have occurred throughout the season.


For the first time, the audience will get an opportunity to choose from two multi-cam LIVE feeds and select the cameras they want to watch from, apart from the main live feed. The platform will also enhance interactivity with some exciting watch-and-win programs such as Jeeto Dhan Dhana Dhan, which will give users an opportunity to win exciting prizes every hour by watching the 24-Hour LIVE Channel. Bringing a truly second-screen experience, Colors TV viewers can watch and take part in the daily Bigg Boss quiz by answering a simple question on the JioCinema app.

The interactivity will be a notch higher with the launch of Bigg Boss Fantasy League, along with the popular Hype Chat & Janta Ka Vichaar. And that’s not all! Interesting content segments such as Bigg Boss Hits, Bigg News, Unseen Undekha, Bigg Quicks and Live Shorts. Will amp up the entertainment quotient on the platform. Popular talk show Bigg Buzz will make a grand comeback with the favourite host Krushna Abhishek. His family interacting with some of the popular past and evicted contestants.

To establish the theme and the mantras of this game-changing season, the channel has crafted an all-encompassing digital campaign. For the first time in the history of the show, viewers will get a virtual tour of the most unconventional house on television over social media along with its launch. Building the anticipation further, the show will introduce the contestants on social media through a tarot card reader and spark intrigue about their personalities and the approach they pick for their journey in the edition.


“BIGG BOSS is the undisputed king of entertainment in India. No other show has amassed the fandom, viewership, and continued success that Bigg Boss has. It enhances the participants’ celebrity quotient, provides non-stop entertainment to Indians over 100 days. Generates social conversations that last well beyond the run-time of the show and delivers unparalleled reach and engagement to partnering brands,” Alok Jain, President – General Entertainment, Viacom18, said.

He further added, “This year we will be disrupting the format of the show by having Bigg Boss play the game with and on the contestants. This ethos of innovation will further extend to our sponsors and advertisers. As the integrations and brand commitments playout across our television, digital and social media assets. With the addition of the free 24hour Live Channel on JioCinema. Bigg Boss, this year, will see a scale that is unparalleled in the Indian entertainment ecosystem.

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Commenting on the association, Tarun Garg, COO, Hyundai Motor India Limited. “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Bigg Boss, India’s iconic reality television show. Much like Hyundai, Bigg Boss embodies innovation, entertainment, and community. Hyundai, elevating trust, now prioritises safety with the introduction of 6 airbags as a standard across all models and variants. Paralleling the strategies in the Bigg Boss house where every week contestants strive to be safe from nominations and evictions.

This collaboration with Hyundai and Bigg Boss. It signifies our commitment to engage with the young audience nationwide, offering memorable experiences and moments of joy. We anticipate a triumphant alliance that will inject excitement and intrigue into Bigg Boss’s new season. Together, we embark on a journey into a realm of adventure, surprises, and unforgettable moments. Brace yourself for the fusion of Hyundai’s excellence and Bigg Boss’s drama – a match crafted in the entertainment heaven.”

Deepak Dhar, Founder & Group CEO, Banijay Asia and Endemol Shine India, said. “We at Banijay Asia and Endemol Shine India take great pride in the splendid legacy of Bigg Boss. We are thrilled about the launch of its new season. Which promises to capture emotions, chemistry, mind games, heartwarming moments, and drama. In an unprecedented move, Bigg Boss will now step into the game and team up with the contestants. Who are free to choose the approach of Dil, Dimaag aur Dum. With the enigmatic Dabangg host Salman Khan at the helm, the master of the house showcasing three different avatars. And a dynamic lineup of contestants, the stage is set for television entertainment to reach new heights.”

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