The much awaited Bigg Boss 7, hosted by Salman Khan, kicked off on Sunday with a bang, revealing all 15 final contestants who will be under the constant glare of cameras.
The show will be aired on Colours TV channel from 15 September to 28 December 2013.The unique factor about this season is that the house has been divided into two parts: Hell (Jehanum ka Aww) and Heaven (Jannat ka Wow). The contestants are Pratyusha Bannerjee, Gauhar Khan, Apoorva and Shilpa Agnihotri, Kamya Punjabi, Kushal Tandon, Hazel Keech, Rajat Rawail, Ratan Rajput, Anita Advani, VJ Andy, Elli Avram, Tanisha Mukherjee, Sangram Singh and Armaan Kohli.
Bigg Boss is the Indian version of the internationally popular Big Brother franchise. It features some handpicked celebrities who live together in an isolated house, with restricted means and under 24x7 camera surveillance.
The premiere night saw the contestants grooving and performing. Amidst all this hoopla, Akshay Kumar came to promote his upcoming Bollywood movie, Boss. Comedian Kapil Sharma along with Upasana Singh and Ali Asgar, who act as his aunt and grandma respectively in "Comedy Nights with Kapil", amused the audience.
Tanisha and Andy were given the task by `Bigg Boss` to send the other participants to heaven or hell. After the task was over, the contestants started exploring the mad cap house.
This time another new element is the Bigg Boss's lady warden, appointed by Bigg Boss to closely watch the contestants' activities. The first day in the Bigg Boss's house started with the warden giving a wake-up call to all the housemates.
Bigg Boss had laid out the condition that the inmates of Heaven will be preparing food for the Hell inmates. Gauhar and Anita took over the kitchen duties while in the hell section, everybody got together to clean the house and divided different tasks among themselves to accomplish.
As the day progressed, Bigg Boss announced the nomination process where the heaven housemates were asked to nominate two members from the hell house. The members of Hell were barred from voting. During the nomination process, Anita broke down and appeared to be sad and depressed. When Bigg Boss asked the reason, she refused to answer.
The nominated contestants are Hazel, Elli, Pratyusha, Kamya, Kushal and Ratan.
After the nominations were over, Tanisha and Kushal were indulged in a conversation where Kushal confessed that he is addicted to alcohol. Tanisha advised him to get rid of the habit as it's harmful.
Later in the day, Andy showed some Kathak moves along with Hazeli. This entertained the housemates and they cheered the performers. Andy also talked about Rajat to Gauhar where he told her that he should take of his health seriously and work towards losing his weight.
In the last part of the day, Bigg Boss announced a task for Andy and Shilpa where they had to get the nominated contestants to talk about their real motive behind coming into the Bigg Boss house. The session proved to be entertaining and sparked a few sizzling moments between Pratyusha and Gauhar, and Andy and Kushal. The episode was an assortment of funny, sad and weird moments on day one. As the days are about to unfold, let's see what other mysteries are in store for us.
Written by Tanaya Dash - Special to Times of Oman