The new season will have a jungle-themed Bigg Boss house and with a mascot and mystical VishwasunTREE.
Colors TV, an Indian Hindi general entertainment channel by Viacom18, has announced the return of Bigg Boss for its 15th season starting from October 2.
Produced by Endemol Shine India, Bigg Boss will premiere on October 2 at 9.30 PM UAE/8:30 PM KSA. It will air from Monday to Friday at 10.30 PM UAE / 9:30 PM KSA and Saturday – Sunday at 9.30 PM UAE / 8:30 PM KSA only on Colors.
This year the show will feature a jungle-themed ‘Bigg Boss’ house and an animated mascot. The house is a manifest of a jungle adorned with the mystical VishwasunTREE at the heart of it.
After featuring in the first season of Bigg Boss OTT, Shamita Shetty and Nishant Bhatt will enter the house with a mix of new contestants including Umar Riaz and Donal Bisht.
Bollywood star Salman Khan will host the new season. As 13 diverse personalities navigate their way through the woods, their guide in this troublesome journey will be the VishwasunTREE, a speaking tree of temptation that will make way for a lot of challenges by fulfilling contestants’ desires in exchange for a big sacrifice.
Speaking about the show, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network, Viacom18, said: “We, at Colors, always believe in delivering innovative, engaging, and diverse content to our viewers with our variety of fiction and non-fiction shows. In the past few months, we have entertained our audiences with some of our biggest shows like Dance Deewane, Khatron Ke Khiladi and announced our first quiz show- The Big Picture. The momentum will continue in the festive season with the launch of our marquee show Bigg Boss, a show that the nation adores and eagerly looks forward to every year. Our endeavour every season is to not only provide voyeuristic entertainment to our viewers but also create interesting engagement opportunities for our sponsors and partners and we have lots in store this year. We look forward to a great and exciting season of Bigg Boss on Colors.”
Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer of Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18, added: “With each season of Bigg Boss, we introduce fresh elements and concepts to enhance the excitement and engagement around the show. The audience expectations are extremely high; be it around the contestants, house elements, tasks, content and we, as a team, have to keep reinventing ourselves to match up to them. This season, we have given a whole new spin to the theme of the show by putting the contestants in a jungle wherein they will be riddled with new challenges and intense moments right from the beginning. We have also introduced a speaking tree called VishwasunTREE that will add to the inmates’ hurdles and a lot more excitement to the show. With that said, we are elated to have our star host Salman Khan adding his Midas touch and making the 15th season of the show a thrilling one.”
Govind Shahi, Executive VP & Head, IndiaCast International Business, stated: “Bigg Boss is one of our flagship shows and has been running successfully over the last 14 years. This year, with a new twist in the format, we are confident of making this season even bigger, ensuring never seen before entertainment for our South Asian viewers across the world.”
Sheetal Mehra, VP & Business Head – Syndication and ME & Africa, IndiaCast International Business, commented: “Colors, as an entertainment brand, is associated with delivering highly engaging format shows that has fans across the globe. After a successful previous season, the excitement for Bigg Boss Season 15 is already at its peak. With this season’s theme, ‘Sankat In Jungle’ the show will witness a unique twist which our viewers will certainly enjoy.”
Salman Khan remarked: “It is always a great pleasure to come back to hosting Bigg Boss, a show that I share such a long-standing association with. Like the past successful seasons, the new season of the show will be even more exciting, as the contestants get ready for a wild ride in the jungle with VishwasunTREE accompanying them in their journey. Rest assured; this season is about to witness ‘dangal’ like never before. Buckle up, it is going to be an excursion to remember as it’s ‘sankat in jungle’ this year!”
Abhishek Rege, CEO of Endemol Shine India, remarked: “The enthusiasm and excitement around Bigg Boss always runs high and so do the expectations. After successfully wrapping up the first season of Bigg Boss OTT, we at Endemol Shine India are all set to launch Bigg Boss 15 on television. There is a slew of new elements that are going to be introduced this season including the VishwasunTREE, a speaking tree that will intensify the ongoing activities for the contestants. For the first time, the Bigg Boss house will be a jungle wherein the inmates must survive with bare minimum amenities. The entire season has been very creatively conceptualised including the design of the jungle that will add a lot of grandeur to the house. As we embark on this new journey, we have prioritised the safety and wellness of all our contestants and crew members and look forward to a great season.”