Bigg Boss 10 is merely hours away from its premiere and as we gear up for the masala-filled reality TV show to take off on Sunday evening, exclusive pictures of the house have been shared on social media.
One look at the pictures and you know that the lavish and swanky setting is the right place for "making history", just like show host Salman Khan promised in the promo. Designed by filmmaker Omung Kumar and his wife Vanita, the interiors of the house strike a perfect balance between vintage and contemporary with plenty of wall art, wooden furniture and peek-a-boo lighting.
In August, this is what Salman said from outer space:
In an interview with news agency IANS, Mr Kumar said: "The Bigg Boss house, this year, has an ethereal look. The design of the Bigg Boss house has been themed around a modern Indian palace. There is an element of Indian mystique to the decor with a lot of lanterns and earthy tones to bring a homely appeal to the set. The house is more colourful and vibrant this time with lots of paintings. There are many conspicuous changes in the Bigg Boss house."
On the other hand, a jail area has been constructed with special care for offenders of the Bigg Boss house. The filmmaker-designer told IANS: "The most prominent addition to the 'Bigg Boss' house, however, is the jail. Painted to depict a filthy appearance, the jail will be a dungeon of sorts for contestants who break the rules. There is a special Indian-style bathroom installed for the qaidis (prisoners), and an earthen pot along with aluminium plates and mugs to make the entire experience more real."
The Colors show also tweeted several videos for a detailed tour of the house with stand-up comedian Varun Thakur as guide and his hilarious commentary.
This is the first time that Bigg Boss will have contestants who are not celebrities competing with known faces in the industry. 13 names have been zeroed in so far, out of which only eight will make it to the show.
Here are the thirteen candidates who will be vying for a spot alongside celebrities:
Lokesh Kumari Sharma
Prince Narula was the winner of Bigg Boss 9 which ran from October 11 to January 23. Salman Khan, 50, will host the show for the fifth time this year. Deepika Padukone will co-host the first episode with Salman.