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Bigg Boss Halla Bol is the spin-off of the Indian reality television show Bigg Boss. It was a merger of Bigg Boss 8 similarly to the concept adopted by the Ultimate Big Brother. Five contestants from previous seasons enters the house to compete with five crowned regular entrants of the season 8 finale.[1] Farah Khan host the new format of the show,[2] as Salman bids adieu to the show because of his filming schedule of Bajrangi Bhaijaan .[3][4]

Bigg Boss (Hindi season Halla Bol)
Bigg-boss-8-halla-bol.jpg
Presented byFarah Khan
No. of days28
No. of housemates10
WinnerGautam Gulati
Runner-upKarishma Tanna
Country of originIndia
No. of episodes29
Release
Original networkColors TV
Original release3 January (2015-01-03) –
31 January 2015 (2015-01-31)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 8
Next →
Season 9

The series was won by Gautam Gulati.

This series was marked by a number of downfalls for the Big Brother franchise in India. The continuation of the regular celebrity season into an All-Stars version garnered initial media and viewer attention but the ratings for the show decreased to an all-time low with the final only managing to score a TRP of 2.82.[5] The official tabulators for the show being Ernst & Young allegedly had formed the final result based on a number of votes which was not only less than the previous seasons but also the evictions for the same series.[6] An additional statement released by the firm revealed that the percentage separating the final two contenders was lower than one whole unit indicating figurative comparison to a photo finish.[7]

Farah Khan host of Bigg Boss 8, spin-off Bigg Boss Halla Bol.

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Bigg Boss Halla BolEdit

In the fifteenth week Bigg Boss announced that show has been extended for four weeks[8] 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.[9] CEO of colors Raj Nayak said:

This season of Bigg Boss has been a phenomenal one. Be it in terms of ratings or in terms of entertainment, Season 8 has lived up to its promise of having a mast safar with zabardast twists! This New Year we bring the Bigg Boss buffs another engrossing series packed with newer twists and interesting characters. This show is our New Year gift to all our Bigg Boss fans. Further, we are happy to announce that we have roped in Snapdeal.com as the presenting sponsor for Bigg Boss Halla Bol following the stupendous response that both – the show and the brand – have received for the eighth season of the show.

— Raj Nayak - Indian Television.[10]

The spin-off series officially launched on 4 January,[11] with the five Halla Bol Challengers from previous seasons which includes Ajaz Khan, Sambhavna Seth, Mahek Chahal, Rahul Mahajan and Sana Khan. Sana's entrance was disclosed later as a fifth challenger by production team.[12] Before the official announcement only Ajaz 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 bids adieu from the series concluding season finale. Confirming her participation Farah said:

I have loved watching Bigg Boss and enjoy everything about it. The Bigg Boss Halla Bol Series is unlike anything that regular viewers of the show could have ever perceived. Salman Khan has been truly entertaining as a host with his affable style and quick wit. I am looking forward to building a unique experience for the viewers through this venture and hope they enjoy every bit of it.

Broadcast syndicationEdit

Country Network Airing Date Syndication Type Source
  India Colors 21 September 2014 (2014-09-21) Off-Network
Syndication
[14]
  United Kingdom Colors UK 21 September 2014 (2014-09-21) International Syndication [15]

Events overviewEdit

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Event Week 1 - Week 4[16][17]
Nominations luxury budget task Highlights Tabadla Eviction and Interview

HousematesEdit

ChampionsEdit

ChallengersEdit

Five challengers returned, as veterans for the title, from previous seasons. While two housemates were chosen from Season 2 and one from Season 5, 6 and 7 each. No inclusions were made from Season 1, 3 and 4.

  • Ajaz Khan is an actor who finished in third place in season seven.
  • Mahek Chahal is an actress and model who was a runner-up in the fifth season.
  • Rahul Mahajan is an actor and the son of politician Pramod Mahajan. He quit the show in the second season.
  • Sambhavna Seth is an item girl[clarification needed] and has appeared in Bhojpuri films. In the second season, she finished in tenth place.
  • Sana Khan is an actress, model and dancer who participated in season six, finishing in third place.

GuestsEdit

Week(s) Guest(s) Notes
2 Mahesh Bhatt, Ali Fazal and Gurmeet Choudhary To promote their film Khamoshiyan.[28]
3 Mallika Sherawat To promote her film Dirty Politics.[29]
4 Janardhan Baba (in-house guest only) [30]
Ajaz Khan (in-house guest only) He was ejected in first week due to violent behaviour against Ali.[31]
Finale Malaika Arora Khan [32]
Sonakshi Sinha
Siddharth Nigam and his team To promote their upcoming TV series Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat[33]
Rohit Shetty, Hussain Kuwajerwala, Sana Khan & Aashish Chaudhary To promote their upcoming TV series Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 6)[33]
Rajat Sharma [33]

Contestant statusEdit

Housemate Day 1 Day 4 Day 11 Day 12 Day 19 Day 25
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Ali Champion Challenger Finalist
Dimpy Champion Challenger Champion Finalist
Gautam Champion Challenger Champion Finalist
Karishma Champion Challenger Champion Finalist
Pritam Champion Challenger Finalist
Sambhavna Challenger Champion Challenger Eliminated
Rahul Challenger Champion Eliminated
Sana Challenger Champion Eliminated
Mahek Challenger Champion Eliminated
Ajaz Challenger Ejected
  1. ^ Five contestants from previous seasons entered the house as the challengers against the five remaining finalists of Season 8.
  2. ^ On the basis of their performance in the luxury budget task, Mahek was upgraded to the champion level while Gautam was downgraded to the challenger level. Both of them were selected by their respective teams as the best and worst performer respectively.
  3. ^ On the basis of their performance in the luxury budget task, Sambhavna was upgraded to the champion level while Dimpy was downgraded to the challenger level. Sambhavna chose herself for the best performer while the captain, Karishma chose Dimpy as the worst performer.
  4. ^ Challengers chose Tabadla as Luxury Budget over Food where Sana was upgraded as Champion and Karishma was downgraded as Challenger. Both of them were selected by Challengers.
  5. ^ Challengers win the task given by Bigg Boss. As a result, the challengers were upgraded as champions team and the champions were made the challengers.
  6. ^ Sambhavna gets eliminated from the house and the remaining housemates are declared as finalists.

Nominations tableEdit

For previous details on the voting history, prior to the 'Halla Bol!' merger, see; Bigg Boss 8#Voting history from week 1 to week 15.
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Day 15 Day 18 Day 22 Final
House
Captain
Karishma Ali Pritam
Captain's
Nomination
Gautham
Sana,
Sambhavna
Rahul
Dimpy
Karishma
Dimpy
Vote to: Evict Save Evict
Gautam Ajaz
Sambhavna
Mahek
Not
eligible
Karishma
Dimpy
Karishma Ali
Sambhavna
Winner
Karishma Sambhavna
Ajaz
Sana
House
Captain
Gautam
Dimpy
Ali
to evict
Ali
Pritam
1st Runner-up
(Day 28)
Pritam Sambhavna
Ajaz
Mahek
Sambhavna
Sana
Rahul
Karishma
Dimpy
Gautam House
Captain
Walked
(Day 28)
Dimpy Mahek
Ajaz
Sambhavna
Rahul
Sana
Sambhavna
Karishma
Pritam
Rahul Sambhavna
Pritam
3rd Runner Up
(Day 28)
Ali Ajaz
Sambhavna
Mahek
Rahul
Sana
Sambhavna
House
Captain
Gautam Gautam
Karishma
4th Runner Up
(Day 28)
Sambhavna Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Karishma
Pritam
Karishma Gautam
Dimpy
Evicted
(Day 24)
Rahul Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Karishma
Pritam
Dimpy Evicted
(Day 21)
Mahek Not
eligible
Gautam
Sambhavna
Sana
Karishma
Sambhavna
Evicted
(Day 17)
Sana Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Mahek Evicted
(Day 14)
Ajaz Not
eligible
Ejected
(Day 2)
Notes 1,2,3 3 4 5 6 7
Against
public vote
Ajaz,
Mahek,
Sambhavna
Rahul,
Sana,
Sambhavna
Mahek,
Karishma,
Dimpy,
Pritam
Ali,
Dimpy,
Rahul,
Sambhavna
Ali,
Dimpy,
Gautam,
Karishma,
Pritam,
Sambhavna
Ali,
Dimpy,
Gautam,
Karishma,
Pritam
Ejected Ajaz none
Evicted Eviction
cancelled
Sana Mahek Rahul Sambhavna Ali Dimpy Pritam
Karishma Siva
     indicates that the Housemate was directly nominated for eviction prior to the regular nominations process.
     indicates that the Housemate was granted immunity from nominations.

  • ^1 : Ajaz entered the house before Season 8 finale on Day 99, but credited as a Halla Bol Challenger, his presence for seven days didn't affect any change.
  • ^2 : On Day 1, Housemates nominated face to face, with each Housemate nominating three people as opposed to the usual two. Following Ajaz's ejection, the eviction scheduled to take place on Day 7 was cancelled.
  • ^3 : Housemates with the 'Challenger' status were not eligible to vote. Housemates with the 'Champion' status were immune from nominations and held the right to vote.
  • ^4 : Mehek was nominated by Sana via her "Bigg Bomb" after her eviction.
  • ^5 : Pritam was given immunity from nominations for winning the luxury task. Karishma was given a special power to directly nominate a contestant for eviction,, which she had earned by voluntarily walking out of the luxury budget task in order to get this power. She chose Ali.
  • ^6 : All contestants were asked to give two names for nominations but from the opposite team only.
  • ^7 : All 5 finalists were automatically placed in the nominations.

Nominations countEdit

1 2 3 4 Nominations
received
Evictions
faced
Vote to: Evict Save Evict
Gautam 0 1 1 2 2 0 4 2
Karishma 0 0 6 2 2 0 8 3
Pritam 0 0 3 0 2 0 5 3
Ali 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 3
Dimpy 0 0 4 1 2 0 6 4
Sambhavna 5 5 1 0 2 13 4
Rahul 0 4 1 1 5 2
Mahek 4 0 1 5 2
Sana 1 5 6 1
Ajaz 5 5 0
Red numbers indicate nominations received by the housemates to remain Safe from eviction.

ReferencesEdit

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