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Participants/Contestants: Kannada version of Big Boss 2013

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For Kannada audiences, it was a big deal when they learnt that Bigg Boss will have its Kannada version, with Kiccha Sudeep hosting it. Soon thereafter, there were speculations galore on the contestants. From top heroines to politicians and even sportspersons, every name was associated with this show. With the contestants in Lonavala, ready for their 3-month challenge, sans any contact to the world outside, we give you the probable list of 13 names:

Vijay Raghavendra: Arguably one of the star names in this list of contestants, this actor is a favourite amongst fans and industry persons for his gentlemanly behaviour. - Full Details Vijay Raghavendra Kannada Bigg Boss 2013 Contestants/Participant

Tilak: The Emraan Hashmi of Sandalwood, a popular baddie in many films, this ladies' man too has entered the house - Full Details Tilak Kannada Actor Kannada Bigg Boss 2013 Contestants/Participant

Vinayak Joshi: A popular podgy child actor, he is now a fitness freak and is looking at a career as a solo hero. Full Details Vinayak Joshi Kannada Bigg Boss 2013 Contestants/Participant

Sanjjanaa: This *** siren of south films is all set to sizzle in the house we hear, and is even equipped to set the summer all scorching! - Full Details Sanjjanaa Kannada Bigg Boss 2013 Contestants/Participant

Nikita Thukral: Another ***y belle from south Indian cinema, this Mumbai-based actress, who found herself in the midst of controversies lately, has entered the house. Full Details Nikita Thukral Kannada Bigg Boss 2013 Contestants/Participant

Chandrika: This actress, who used to sizzle on screen 10 years ago, is another interesting name that has entered the house. Full Details Chandrika Kannada Bigg Boss 2013 Contestants/Participant

Shweta Pandit: She started her career with roles in films like Paramathma and has now moved to becoming a heroine and recently did an item number for Yogaraj Bhat's next production.

Anushree: This popular VJ and host is a friend of many in the industry and is known for her cheerful nature and friendly demeanour. Full Details Anushree Kannada Bigg Boss 2013 Contestants/Participant

Nurse Jayalakshmi: The controversial nurse, whose kissing pictures with politician Renukacharya, has entered the house too. Full Details Nurse Jayalakshmi Kannada Bigg Boss 2013 Contestants/Participant

Aparna: One of the most well known Kannada news anchors, she has found herself in the list of the final 13, we learn.

Arun Sagar: This actor-theatreperson-art director is another popular name with industry persons and will be one of the most interesting contestants to watch out for. Full Details Arun Sagar Kannada Bigg Boss 2013 Contestants/Participant

Rajesha: A winner of a reality show on Kannada television, this small town boy has found his fanfare with many households.

After enthralling north Indians with its captivating authentic actions, Bigg Boss, last season hosted by Salman Khan, is all set to make its Kannada version for south audience. South superstar Sudeep has been roped in to present the show which is being launched on ETV Kannada.

Sudeep, who has been part of Hindi films like Bhoot Returns and Makkhi also confirmed the news and said, “The show is all about human emotions and isn’t formatted. It is a reality show in the truest sense and is spontaneous. I am glad to be associated with it."

Deepak Dhar, CEO, Endemol India, says, "We will be incorporating fresh ideas in the regional format based on our observations and learning from the Bigg Brother format globally. We hope to create entertaining content driven by reality in its unadulterated form."

According to source it is too report that the Kannada version will see same house in Lonavala, where the last session of Bigg Boss took place in winters. The show is currently roping in inmates and filling initial requirements. It is expected to go on air on this March.

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Bigg Boss goes regional; ETV Kannada Bags Format Rights!

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Bigg Boss, the show that has gripped millions of Hindi General Entertainment viewers is now all set to revolutionize entertainment in South India. ETV Kannada has bagged the format rights from Endemol India to produce the biggest and the most acclaimed reality show that has changed the landscape of reality TV in the country. Bigg Boss as a concept has been loved by the country since six glorious years, and through ETV Kannada it is entering the regional space for the first time. A show that is a perfect blend of reality and unscripted drama, the Kannada version will see its local newsmakers and celebrities from all walks of life entering the Bigg Boss House. Southern Superstar Sudeep will be introduced in a never seen before avatar on Kannada television as the host of the show. Mixing his evergreen charm with the pure entertainment format of the show, Sudeep will take on the challenge of being the host of the Bigg Boss house. Bigg Boss Kannada will be aired on ETV Kannada in March.

Talking about his association with the show, Sudeep said, “Bigg Boss is all about human emotions and it isn’t particularly a formatted show. It is a reality show in the true sense and is both quick and spontaneous. I am very happy to be associated with the biggest television show of Karnataka market.”

Parameshwar Gundkal, Programming Head, ETV Kannada said, “Television content is all about story telling. It deals with emotions and drama of everyday life. Bigg Boss deals with this fact in by far, the biggest way. This is the best show available for the viewers to get up close and personal with their favorite celebrities”. Commenting on bringing the format to the Kannada GEC space, he said, “Bigg Boss is our next unique offering that will further accelerate and add momentum to our existing bouquet of shows”.

Deepak Dhar, CEO, Endemol India further elaborated saying, "Bigg Boss has connected extremely well with Indian audiences because it showcases reality in its truest, unadulterated form. Season after season, it has been the talk of town and to maintain the same amount of fanfare in its Kannada version, we have incorporated a gamut of innovations and new ideas based on our observations and learning from the Bigg Brother Format world over. Bigg Boss Kannada is bound to create entertaining content driven by the reality of what each contestant will experience in the Bigg Boss house… real emotions, real drama and real tension”.

Abhishek Rege, COO – Television, Endemol India added, “Bigg Boss is a popular format globally and we are excited to extend it regionally across India. While the Kannada adaptation of the format is the first step in that direction, we will certainly look at adapting the format in other local languages as well.”

The group of celebrities who will be living together for 14 weeks will bring out the best and worst in each other as they struggle to keep their calm and survive in the Bigg Boss house confines. The Bigg Boss house will not have any kind of entertainment or sources of communication with the outside world. With cameras tracking their every move, 24x7, the contestants will have to do without basics that they hold dear like a television, books, internet or their phones.
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