Bigg Boss 14: Salman Khan hosted reality show to have a lockdown connection
Makers of the show have decided to change the format of Salman Khan hosted Bigg Boss 14. Contestant contracts will also be amended based on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian television’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss 14 is all set to return in September according to multiple reports. After the blockbuster of Bigg Boss 13, the audience is eagerly waiting for makers to launch the next season. While there isn’t any confirmation regarding the contestants of the show, the latest reports claim to have huge changes in the Bigg Boss format. According to multiple sources, Bigg Boss 14 will feature a lockdown theme in its new season along with a format based on coronavirus pandemic.
Bigg Boss 14 Lockdown Edition
According to reports from a leading publication, this year’s Bigg Boss 14 will have a lockdown connection. Contestants will also have to strictly follow the social distancing norms stated by the Government of India. Moreover, there is a high probability of this year’s tagline to be Bigg Boss 14: The Lockdown Edition.
Every season of Bigg Boss has a perfect set of rules where the contestants are cut off from the outside world. In a surprising twist, this Bigg Boss 14 is most likely to change that. It is being reported that the show will see contestants using cell phones and other gadgets to make blogs and send video messages to their loved ones. Bigg Boss is always known to think outside the box and this new twist has certainly piqued the audience’s interest. However, the makers are yet to make a final announcement on the new format.
Contestants Contract Amended
This year’s Bigg Boss is going to be tough and a different one. With the unpredictability of the coronavirus pandemic, the makers of the show have made several amendments to the contestant’s contracts.
According to a source close to Pinkvilla, “While every year contestants get paid weekly, this season contestants will be signed on a pre-decided budget and won’t be paid weekly. Due to the financial crunch, the show will have 5 popular faces with the lesser-known ones. Given the high amount of uncertainty involved, if in any situation the reality show is stalled in between, the production won’t pay for the episodes which didn’t happen. A contestant can be eliminated basis of their hygiene, and their temperatures will be checked on a daily basis. If a contestant falls ill, he will be disqualified, but the show won’t pay them. Contestants with good immunity will only be taken.”
The new policies are made keeping in mind the multiple hygiene issues in Bigg Boss 13. Salman Khan who has been hosting the show for the longest time will once again return to host Bigg Boss 14.
Meanwhile, reports claim that this year’s Bigg Boss will feature 5 popular names and other strangers on the show. Reportedly, actors Nia Sharma and Viviana Dsena have been approached by the makers.