Salman Khan dancing on the premiere of Bigg Boss 11 accompanied by Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, and Jacqueline Fernandes. Photograph: (Twitter)
From Salman and Varun Dhawan's 'Tan Tana Tan' to Hiten and Gauri's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' performance, here's what made the first episode memorable
The 11th season of "Bigg Boss" opened its doors yesterday with an eclectic mix of contestants who will battle to survive in the house for over 100 days.
The first episode, which aired on Sunday evening, was hosted by actor Salman Khan who has hosted the previous six series of the popular reality show.
Actor Varun Dhawan, who plays the lead actor in the remake of the film "Judwaa" that starred Salman, shared screen space with the "Bigg Boss" host. The two danced to the beats of the popular number "Tan Tana Tan" from the film. They were later joined by their co-stars from the film Jacqueline Fernandes and Taaapsee Pannu.
The contestants are divided as gharvale (people of the house) and padosi (neighbours).
The house of the controversial yet popular reality show has pop art as its theme with lots of mirrors and monochrome composition. Located at picturesque Lonavala near Mumbai, it has been designed by director Omung Kumar along with his wife Vanita.
The celeb contestants of the house include TV actors Hiten Tejawani, Shilpa Shinde, Hina Khan, former MTV Roadies contestant Priyank Sharma, film producer Vikas Gupta, VJ Benafsha Soonawala and model Arshi Khan.
Before entering the house, Hiten and his wife, actress Gauri Pradhan performed to the song "Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo" from the film of the same name.
Hina Khan sang "Lag Jaa Gale" while Priyank danced to the tunes of singer Badshah's hit number "Mercy".
The other contestants are Zubair Khan, son-in-law of Haseena Parkar, who reportedly produced Shraddha Kapoor’s Haseena Parkar; Sapna Chaudhary, a Haryanavi singer and dancer; double PhD holder and occult specialist Shivani Durgah; Jyoti Kumari, daughter of a peon from Masaudi, Bihar; Bandagi Kalra, an engineer: Puneesh Sharma, owner of Playboy club in Gurugram; Akash Dadlani, a rapper from Mumbai; and Sabyasachi Satyapathi.
This year, the fights have begun right from the premiere episode of the show. The first friction of this season took place between two celebrity contestants, TV actress Shilpa Shinde and producer Vikas Gupta, reported Bollywood life.
Puneesh Sharma and celebrity contestant Arshi Khan also picked a fight yesterday in the Bigg Boss 11 house.