At one point, Akash gets onto a mechanical bull, and sings a rap for Salman, which includes calling him, "the king of Bollywood". He took to riding a bull, with quite a bit of stride, might we admit. A part of his on stage act included saying to the audience, "You say Salman, I say Khan — SALMAN!"
Okay, everyone. We have found our favourite contestant — Rapper, actor and overall entertainer, Akash Dadlani.
He's full of swag, and the only contestant who is worth a full-blown minute long promo. He talks, and talks, and talks. (They kept him in jail for a while, but he's been unleashed! Let the entertainment, begin)
In perhaps what is the most entertaining few seconds (of the so-bad-it's-good variety) on the show, we see an enactment where Benafsha plays a damsel-in-distress, Priyank plays eye candy and Salman Khan plays an ex. The skit seems to be one to test everyone's acting skills? Right? RIGHT?
Next two contestants are celebrities —
Resident Splitsvilla hottie, Priyanka Sharma.
Future resident Bigg Boss house hotti, VJ Benafsha.
Both make a splashing entry by dancing to a remixed version of Badshaah's Baby Marwa Ke Manegi.
When one of the "neighbours" Sabyasachi asked Sapna Choudhry, "your concerts in Haryana are considered vulgar, and you get paid money for it too (rough translation)" — Salman shut that down by saying, "toh paise ke bina kyun dance karengi?"
Yes. Correct answer, Salman.
The next contestant, Sapna Choudhry, seems to be a Haryanvi dancer celebrity of some sorts. She makes her entry onto stage dancing a song that sounds oddly like the Bhojpuri sensation, Lollipop Lagelu.
Varun Dhawan makes a grand entry dancing around the beautifully decorated interiors of the Bigg Boss house. Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez join him, both looking stunning! Taapse is in a black and blue blouse-and-skirt combo, while Jacqueline is wearing a maroon dress.
Salman joins the trio, dancing to 'Chalti hai kya 9 se 12'
A Judwaa 2 dose, it is!
Just like the commoners created havoc for the celebrities last year on season 10, this year the neighbors will be the same — says Salman.
Salman's big welcome to us on Bigg Boss 11 is through a medley of his own songs — from 'mere rang mein rangne wali' to 'hangover ' but with a twist. Lots as kids as background dancers; no surprise there.
Aaaaand, Salman Khan makes an entry on a cycle.
.. What we're not looking forward to. (But to each their own right?)
The 11th season of reality show Bigg Boss premieres on 1 October.
The reality show — an Indian version of international series Celebrity Big Brother — features celebrities locked inside a house for three months under constant camera surveillance, without any gadgets or luxury. It will be back with the eleventh season with Salman as the host.
The theme of the upcoming season will revolve around neighbours.
Bigg Boss 11 is all set to premiere on Sunday. Salman Khan will return as the host to this reality show in which contestants will be locked inside a house for over 100 days
Firstpost's Seema Sinha wrote about her tour of the Bigg Boss house here. She writes, "Apparently, each of the contestants will be pitted against each other as padosis or neighbour. The house will reportedly be divided into blocks with each belonging to two inmates. The cameras will keep a tab on the contestants, and this year, 90 cameras will be watching their every move."
“We have more cameras this time as compared to last season. With so many cameras, the house has to look good from every angle. Hence the walls are done up in different ways and also painted with vibrant colours. Then it’s fully lit up all the time,” said the National Award winning director, Omung Kumar who has designed the house.
Sinha further writes, "Like the previous years, the house has a swimming pool, a gym and a jail in the lawn area. But this time, the jail has been built underground to make it darker and more frightening. The jail seems to have no amenities other than three string cots. “It is a dangerous looking jail - the kind I had shown in Sarbjit. The ‘prisoners’ can see outside but they will rot inside,” said Kumar, who, along with his team, has taken 55 days to design the house."
Salman Khan will have Judwaa 2 actors Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu as his guests during the opening episode of the upcoming show.
Catch us as we bring live updates to you from the premiere.