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Bigg Boss
 
 
Season 8 (2014–15)
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Bigg Boss 8, which merged into Bigg Boss Halla Bol!, was the eighth season of the Indian reality television series Bigg Boss, which premiered on TV channel Colors from 21 September 2014 [1][2] and concluded on 3 January 2015 with five final contestants.[3] Bigg Boss is the Indian edition of Big Brother.[4] Salman Khan returned as the host of the series for the fifth time [5][6][7][8] and Snapdeal was chosen to be the new presenting sponsor after the end of Colors' five-year deal with Vodafone India for the series.[9]

After the finale of season with five champions, Bigg Boss Halla Bol![10] a spin-off was launched on 4 January. It merged into the regular series and continued in the same house.[11] Five contestants from previous seasons entered the house to compete with five crowned regular entrants of the season finale.[12] Farah Khan was appointed as the new host[13] as Salman bid adieu due to his filming schedule of Bajrangi Bhaijaan.[14]

Salman Khan remained the host of the series for the 4th time.

Broadcast

The series premiered in India on network Colors on 21 September 2014.[15] The series was also broadcast in Pakistan on ARY Digital beginning 28 September 2014,[16][17] and was additionally broadcast in the United Kingdom on Colors UK beginning 21 September 2014.[18] |}

Production

House theme

The house for the eighth season was in Lonavala. It resembled the interior of an aircraft.[19] After the first eviction the house was made available to the housemates. The physical layout of the house remained mostly unchanged from the previous series, however the house theme was changed to an Alpine chalet, with lots of wood, fur and leather furnishings.[20]

Secret society

On launch night, it was revealed that there was a place adjacent to the 'Plane crash' area known as 'The Secret Society.' Later, Deepshika, Pritam and Puneet were chosen by Bigg Boss to become cult celebrities who would live in the society in secret, away from the rest of the housemates, It was then announced that they would have the power to nominate housemates of their choice to face the first public vote and have immunity from nomination. On day 3, the secret society revealed itself to the viewers as per Bigg Boss' order and introduced themselves.[21][22][23][24] On Day 5 Puneet was moved to plane crash area and later on Day 8 the other two secret society members Deepshika and Pritam joined him.[25][26]

Bigg Boss Halla Bol

In the fifteenth week Bigg Boss announced that show had been extended for four weeks[27] and unlike previous seasons crowned its five champions on 3 January concluding season 8 finale, where spin-off Bigg Boss Halla Bol launched and merged with the regular season.[10][28]

The spin-off series officially launched on 4 January,[29] with the five Halla Bol Challengers from previous seasons which includes Ajaz Khan, Sambhavna Seth, Mahek Chahal, Rahul Mahajan and Sana Khan. Sana Khan's entrance was disclosed later as a fifth challenger by production team.[30] Before the official announcement only Ajaz Khan entered the house on Day 99. The new spin-off format of Champions and Challengers with ten contestants hosted by Farah Khan as contractually Salman Khan leaves the series after season finale.[31]

Events overview

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Event Week 1 - Week 2[32][33]
Highlights Nominations Highlights Eviction Interview
Week 3 - present[34]
Nominations Highlights Eviction and Interview [1]
  1. ^ From week 3 onwards, only a part of the public vote results were delivered on Saturday and the eviction results were announced on Sunday.

Housemates

The participants in the order of appearance and entered in house are:

Original entrants

Wild card entrants

Voting history

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15
House Captain Ali Upen Diandra Gautam Puneet Renee
Pritam
Karishma Dimpy Praneet
Sonali
Ali
Captain's Nomination Sushant Sonali,
Praneet
Praneet,
Gautam,
Sonali,
Pritam,
Puneet
Puneet,
Gautam
Puneet,
Ali
to save
Praneet
to evict
Ali,
Diandra,
Dimpy,
Karishma,
Puneet
Upen Karishma
Vote to: Evict Save Evict Save Evict Evict
Ali Not in house House
Captain
Sonali,
Praneet
Karishma,
Aarya
Sonali,
Karishma,
Nigaar
Diandra Not
eligible
No
nominations
Karishma Dimpy,
Upen
No
nominations
Champion
(Day 105)
Dimpy Not in house Aarya,
Karishma
Sonali,
Karishma,
Nigaar
Gautam Not
eligible
No
nominations
House
Captain
Ali,
Pritam
No
nominations
Champion
(Day 105)
Gautam Sukirti,
Praneet
Banned Karishma,
Aarya
Praneet Soni,
Minissha
Aarya,
Diandra
Sonali,
Praneet
Karishma,
Upen
House
Captain
Pritam Not
eligible
No
nominations
Ali Upen,
Karishma
No
Nominations
Champion
(Day 105)
Karishma Natasa,
Sukirti
Gautam,
Praneet,
Pritam
Gautam,
Sonali
Sushant Sonali,
Praneet
Puneet,
Gautam
Sonali,
Puneet
Puneet,
Gautam
Dimpy,
Sonali
Diandra Not
eligible
House
Captain
Pritam Pritam,
Ali
No
nominations
Champion
(Day 105)
Pritam Sonali,
Gautam
Gautam,
Puneet,
Praneet
Deepshikha,
Diandra
Sushant Aarya,
Minissha
Karishma,
Upen
Puneet,
Sonali
Karishma,
Aarya
Dimpy,
Sonali,
Karishma,
Nigaar
Praneet House
Captain
No
nominations
Karishma Dimpy,
Karishma
No
nominations
Champion
(Day 105)
Puneet Sonali,
Gautam
Gautam,
Karishma,
Pritam
Deepshikha,
Minnisha
Praneet Minissha,
Soni
Aarya,
Minissha
Sonali,
Praneet
Banned Sonali,
Karishma
House
Captain
Not
eligible
No
nominations
Pritam Dimpy,
Upen
No
Nominations
Evicted
(Day 105)
Sonali Diandra,
Aarya
Sukirti Aarya,
Deepshikha
Praneet Soni,
Aarya
Minissha,
Karishma
Puneet,
Gautam
Karishma,
Aarya
Karishma,
Nigaar
Praneet Not
eligible
No
nominations
Karishma House
Captain
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 105)
Upen Sukirti,
Natasa
Gautam,
Praneet,
Pritam
Pritam,
Sonali
Soni Minissha,
Sonali
Puneet,
Gautam
House
Captain
Puneet,
Aarya
Dimpy Karishma Not
eligible
No
nominations
Ali Ali,
Pritam
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 102)
Praneet Diandra,
Sukirti
Gautam,
Diandra,
Karishma
Minnisha,
Deepshikha
Puneet Soni,
Minissha
Aarya,
Minissha
Gautam,
Pritam
Upen,
Aarya
Dimpy,
Karishma,
Nigaar
Dimpy Not
eligible
No
nominations
Karishma Evicted
(Day 91)
Diandra Sonali,
Praneet
Gautam,
Praneet,
Pritam
Gautam,
Pritam
Upen Sonali,
Gautam
Gautam,
Puneet
Gautam,
Pritam
House
Captain
Dimpy,
Sonali
Karishma Not
eligible
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 84)
Renee Not in house Karishma,
Aarya
Dimpy,
Sonali
Pritam Evicted
(Day 70)
Nigaar Not in house Dimpy Upen
to evict
Evicted
(Day 63)
Aarya Sonali,
Natasa
Gautam,
Praneet,
Soni
Sonali,
Gautam
Banned Sonali,
Puneet
Puneet,
Gautam
Sonali,
Praneet
Puneet,
Gautam
Evicted
(Day 56)
Sushant Aarya,
Gautam
Gautam,
Pritam,
Praneet
Gautam,
Pritam
Upen Gautam,
Praneet
Minissha,
Gautam
Gautam,
Puneet
Evicted
(Day 49)
Minissha Natasa,
Sonali
Gautam,
Pritam,
Praneet
Aarya,
Karishma
Natasa Gautam,
Praneet
Puneet,
Gautam
Evicted
(Day 42)
Soni Natasa,
Sonali
Diandra,
Gautam,
Aarya
Gautam,
Aarya
Upen Gautam,
Sonali
Evicted
(Day 35)
Natasa Sukirti,
Karishma
Gautam,
Pritam,
Diandra
Sonali,
Pritam
Sushant Evicted
(Day 28)
Deepshikha Sonali,
Gautam
Gautam,
Soni,
Praneet
Sonali,
Gautam
Evicted
(Day 21)
Sukirti Natasa,
Praneet
Gautam,
Praneet,
Pritam
Evicted
(Day 14)
Notes 1, 2 3, 4 none 5 6, 7, 8 8 9, 10, 11 8,12,13, 14,15 8,16 17,18,19 17,20 17,21 22,23 24,25 26
Against
public vote
Gautam,
Natasa,
Sonali,
Sukirti
Gautam,
Praneet,
Sukirti
Aarya,
Deepshikha,
Gautam,
Pritam,
Sonali
Aarya,
Diandra,
Gautam,
Karishma
Minissha,
Natasa,
Pritam,
Puneet,
Soni
Diandra,
Gautam,
Minissha,
Pritam,
Sonali,
Soni,
Sushant
Gautam,
Minissha,
Praneet,
Puneet,
Sonali
Ali,
Gautam,
Praneet,
Puneet,
Sonali,
Sushant
Aarya,
Gautam,
Karishma,
Puneet
Dimpy,
Karishma,
Nigaar,
Sonali
Ali,
Praneet,
Renee,
Sonali,
Upen
Ali,
Diandra,
Dimpy,
Karishma,
Puneet,
Sonali
Ali,
Diandra,
Dimpy,
Gautam,
Praneet,
Pritam,
Puneet,
Sonali,
Upen
Karishma,
Praneet,
Sonali,
Upen
Ali,
Dimpy,
Karishma,
Pritam,
Sonali,
Upen
Ali,
Dimpy,
Gautam,
Karishma,
Pritam,
Puneet,
Sonali
Ejected none Puneet none
Re-entered none Sonali none Puneet
Evicted Sonali Sukirti Deepshikha Natasa Soni Minissha Sushant Aarya Nigaar Renee No
eviction
Diandra Praneet Eviction
postponed
Upen Sonali
Puneet
     indicates that the Housemate was directly nominated for eviction prior to the nominations process.
     indicates that the Housemate was granted immunity from nominations.

Notes

  • ^1 :      This housemate was the current member of Secret Society and could not be nominated for eviction through the standard nomination process that week. Their identity was hidden from non-members.
  • ^2 : Deepshika, Puneet and Pritam being chosen by Bigg Boss as members of the secret society had to unanimously decide who would face the public vote. This process occurred after the housemates were done nominating. After accessing the results of the standard nominations the trio chose Sonali and Gautam.
  • ^3 : Bigg Boss took away Gautam's right to nominate as a result of him verbally abusing Karishma during the 'Hijack' challenge.
  • ^4 : Sukirti was nominated by Sonali via her "Bigg Bomb" after her eviction.
  • ^5 : Bigg Boss took away Aarya's right to nominate as a result of him taking off the mic and throwing it into the pool. Aarya was also straightaway nominated for being the captain of the losing team of 'Babbars vs Lambas' task.
  • ^6 : Bigg Boss nominated Diandra for her violent aggression towards Sonali.
  • ^7 : Pritam was nominated as a result for being the captain of the losing team of 'Heroes VS Villains' task.
  • ^8 : The captain was given a special power to nominate one or more housemates which would place them directly up for eviction.
  • ^9 : Bigg Boss nominated Ali as a result of him indecently touching Sonali against her will and liking.
  • ^10 : Sushant was nominated as a result of failing the 'Phonebooth' task.
  • ^11 : Housemates could only choose two housemates for nomination between the five nominated by Captain Upen. Housemates not chosen by the captain were hence rendered immune.
  • ^12 : Puneet was banned from the nomination process for being in the jail.
  • ^13 : Dimpy and Renee were made immune to nominations as per Bigg Boss' orders..
  • ^14 : The captain was given a special power to save one or more housemates from nominations.
  • ^15 : Apart from Ali, Gautam and Puneet, rest of the housemates had to unanimously decide on four nominees to evict.
  • ^16 : Upen was nominated by Nigaar via her "Bigg Bomb" after her eviction.
  • ^17 : Bigg Boss nominated Sonali for the rest of the season for her violent aggression towards Ali.
  • ^18 : House Captain Pritam was asked to nominate five housemates directly for eviction and due to this other housemates were not eligible to nominate anyone.
  • ^19 : Voting lines were not applicable this week and due to this no housemates were evicted.
  • ^20 : Bigg Boss nominated every housemate except Captain Karishma for breaking the rules of the house and therefore no housemates were eligible for nominating anyone including Captain Karishma.
  • ^21 : Karishma nominated Praneet as the punishment during the judgement day.
  • ^22 : Though Sonali is the captain of the house this week,but she was not given immunity from eviction.Therefore, she was nominated this week.
  • ^23 : Though voting lines were open this week, no housemates were evicted as it was Salman Khan's birthday week.
  • ^24 : As, no eviction held previous week the same nominees were forwarded to this week.
  • ^25 : Upen was evicted amidst a midnight/surprise eviction. He got evicted combining the public votes received in previous week and this week.
  • ^26 : Bigg Boss season 8 finale was concluded which saw a unique format, Sonali and Puneet gets eliminated while five contestants crowned as a winner for season 8, and moved them to season spin-off Bigg Boss Halla Bol! with five challengers from previous seasons.

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