The much awaited 9th season of 'Bigg Boss' will premiere on Sunday, October 11, at 9 pm, confirms Colors channel CEO, Raj Nayak, in his tweet. A new promo of 'Bigg Boss Double Trouble' with Salman Khan was also unveiled by him.
According to the promo, 'Bigg Boss 9' will be aired from Monday to Friday at 10.30 pm.
"#BREAKING The wait is over #BiggBoss9 launches Sunday 11th October 9 PM http://tinyurl.com/Biggboss8-DDT @ColorsTV @BeingSalmanKhan @BiggBoss9 #News", tweeted Raj Nayak.
Salman Khan in a still from the new promo of 'Bigg Boss 9'. Pic/YouTube
The earlier promos of the ninth season of 'Bigg Boss' with Salman Khan broke on screen last week and the speculations about who will be locked inside the house too has been doing the rounds for quite some time now.
A source says, "The promos with the contestants will be shot soon. Some of the celebrities who have signed the contract are Rahul Yadav, ex-CEO of property web portal, who was sacked, Ankit Gera and Mandana Karimi."
Adds the source, "Apart from them, Mahhi Vij and Jay Bhanushali are likely to be the only celebrity couple who will be part of the show. They are yet to sign a deal but with the presence of Mahhi during promo shoot, it is kind of confirmed that she will do it."
Jay Bhanushali and Mahhi Vij are likely to be the only celebrity couple on 'Bigg Boss 9'
"The actress who was seen in 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and last season of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa', Sana Saeed, has refused the offer but the makers are convincing her to do the show. They think she is suitable for the nature and concept of the show," says the source.
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Contrary to rumours, controversial godwoman Radhe Maa is not going to be seen in the show. However the channel and the production house is trying hard to get big celebrities.
Another source says, "The season will start by October 11 and the casting will finalise soon. This time around, as per the theme, the contestants might be divided in the group of two and will be asked to complete different tasks together. The team is keen to get people from different fields to raise the numbers for the show. After wrapping 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', Salman has given out his dates for the show and we will begin shooting in the second week of next month."
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The channel spokesperson remained unavailable for comment.