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Bigg Boss
Season 8 (2014)
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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.



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]


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]


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

Original entrants

Wild card entrants


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