Bigg Boss Bangla
|Bigg Boss Bangla|
|Presented by||Mithun Chakraborty|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Running time||49 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Endemol India|
|Original channel||ETV Bangla|
|Original release||17 June 2013– 14 September 2013|
|[dead link] Official website|
Bigg Boss Bangla is the Bengali-language version of the reality TV programme Bigg Boss broadcast in India. It follows the Big Brother format, which was first developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. Currently having completed its first season, it was telecast by ETV Bangla, a Bengali general entertainment channel, and was hosted by Mithun Chakraborty.
Bigg Boss Bangla is a reality show based on the Hindi show Bigg Boss which too was based on the original Dutch Big Brother format developed by John de Mol. A number of contestants (known as "housemates") live in a purpose-built house and are isolated from the rest of the world. Each week, housemates nominate two of their peers for eviction, and the housemates who receives the most nominations would face a public vote. Of these, one would eventually leave, having been "evicted" from the House. However, there were exceptions to this process as dictated by Bigg Boss Bangla. In the final week, there were three housemates remaining, and the public voted for who they wanted to win. The housemates in the Bengali version are primarily celebrities.
The Bigg Boss House is located in the tourist place of Lonavala, Pune district of Maharashtra. It is well-furnished and decorated. It has all kinds of modern amenities, but just two bedrooms and four toilet bath rooms. There is a garden, pool, activity area and gym in the House. There is also a Confession Room, where the housemates may be called in by Bigg Boss for any kind of conversation, and for the nomination process. The House has no TV connection, no phones, no Internet connection, clocks, pen or paper.
While all the rules have never been told to the audience, the most prominent ones are clearly seen. The inmates are not permitted to talk in any other language than Bengali. They are not supposed to tamper with any of the electronic equipment or any other thing in the House. They cannot leave the House premises at any time except when permitted to. They cannot discuss the nomination process with anyone. They cannot sleep in day time.
The main television coverage takes the form of a daily highlights programme and the weekly eviction show on Fridays that are aired on ETV Bangla.
|Season||Host||Launch date||Finale date||Days||Housemates||Winner|
|1||Mithun Chakraborty||17 June 2013||14 September 2013||91||15||Aneek Dhar|
- Iris Maity
- Rudranil Ghosh
- Aneek Dhar
- Kais Kalim
- Koneenica Banerjee
- Mahesh Jalan
- Mallika Majumdar
- Sudipta Chakraborty
- Abhijeet Burman (Pota)
- Nandini Pal
- Manabi Banerjee
- Sampurna Lahiri
- Vikram Chatterjee
- Debshankar Haldar
- Silajit Majumder
- Bidipta Chakraborty, and other family members of contestants
- Usha Uthup
- formerly evicted contestants
- Mithun Chakraborty
Behind The Scene
Weekly Eviction Table
|Week||Nominated Contestant 1||Nominated Contestant 2||Nominated Contestant 3||Nominated Contestant 4||Nominated Contestant 5||Nominated Contestant 6||Wildcard Entry 1||Wildcard Entry 2||Evicted Contestant|
|1||Mahesh Jalan||Mallika Majumdar||Kais Kalim||-||-||-||-||-||Kais Kalim|
|2||Sudipta Chakraborty||Mahesh Jalan||-||-||-||-||Kartik Das Baul||-||Sudipta Chakraborty|
|3||Abhijeet Burman (Pota)||Manabi Banerjee||Rudranil Ghosh||-||-||-||-||Carlyta Mouhini||Manabi Banerjee|
|4||Aneek Dhar||Mallika Majumdar||Mahesh Jalan||-||-||-||-||-||Mallika Majumdar|
|5||Koneenica Banerjee||Mahesh Jalan||Carlyta Mouhini||Aneek Dhar||-||-||-||-||Mahesh Jalan|
|6||Abhijeet Burman (Pota)||Iris Maity||Vikram Chatterjee||Sampurna Lahiri||Kartik Das Baul||Aneek Dhar||-||-||Sampurna Lahiri|
|7||Abhijeet Burman (Pota)||Carlyta Mouhini||Iris Maity||-||-||-||Sudipta Chakraborty||Mallika Majumdar||Iris Maity|
|8||Abhijeet Burman (Pota)||Carlyta Mouhini||Vikram Chatterjee||Rudranil Ghosh||Koneenica Banerjee||Aneek Dhar||-||-||Vikram Chatterjee|
|9||Mallika Majumdar||Carlyta Mouhini||Nandini Pal||Rudranil Ghosh||-||-||-||-||Nandini Pal|
|10||Koneenica Banerjee||Carlyta Mouhini||Kartik Das Baul||Sudipta Chakraborty||-||-||-||-||Kartik Das Baul|
|11||Rudranil Ghosh||Sudipta Chakraborty||Mallika Majumdar||Koneenica Banerjee||Aneek Dhar||-||-||-||Mallika Majumdar|
|12||Rudranil Ghosh||Sudipta Chakraborty||Carlyta Mouhini||Koneenica Banerjee||Abhijeet Burman (Pota)||Aneek Dhar||-||-||Abhijeet Burman (Pota)
|13||Rudranil Ghosh||Sudipta Chakraborty||Koneenica Banerjee||Aneek Dhar||-||-||-||-||Sudipta Chakraborty
- Big Brother (UK)
- Celebrity Big Brother 5 - Controversial series of the UK's Celebrity Big Brother involving Season 2 host Shilpa Shetty and Season 2 Housemate Jade Goody.
- Jade Goody - Appeared on the same UK version of Celebrity Big Brother with Season 2 presenter Shilpa Shetty, later to become a Season 2 Housemate.
- Bigg Boss, the pan Indian series aired in Hindi and Bigg Boss Kannada, a regional-language version which follows the same format.
- Rojgere Ginni
- Bigg Boss sets out to capture Bengali nights
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