The Cinema Times, Kathmandu – The much-awaited premiere of ‘Big Boss 15’ took off on Saturday night with the usual laughter and pranks after Salman Khan entered the jungle-themed house doing a jig to the song, ‘Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat Hai’. Khan then was giving TV actor and reality show host Jay Bhanushali a guided tour around his home for the next coming weeks.
The contestants of the show are Karan Kundrra of ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’; ‘Swarangini’ actress Tejasswini Prakash; ‘Splitsvilla’ veteran Simba Nagpal; former journalist and actress Donal Bisht; Umar Riaz, brother of ‘Bigg Boss 13’ first runner-up Asim Riaz; model and actor Sahil Shroff; Punjabi singer Afsana Khan of ‘Titliaan Warga’ fame; ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ second runner-up and headline grabber Shamita Shetty; Amity Law School graduate Pratik Sehajpal, who was last seen in ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ and the dating reality show, ‘Love School’; singer Akasa Singh; choreographer and ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ first runner-up Nishant Bhat; Miesha Iyer from ‘Splitsvilla 12’; TV actress Vidhi Pandya aka Imli of ‘Udaan’; and former Jet Airways crew member-turned-actor and model Ieshaan Sehgaal.
The premiere saw Umar getting into a fight with Eishaan in the ‘Sultaani Akhaada’ for the survival kit from Donal, who appeared in a shimmery red outfit. Karan got called both a “lover boy” and the “bad boy of television” by Salman.
If the premiere was any indication of the things to come, ‘Bigg Boss 15’ promises to deliver its usual dose of scripted tension, slanging matches and love tangles peppered with humour of the Salman Khan kind. All that it requires from you is the suspension of disbelief and the ability to sit back and enjoy.