The countdown for the third season of "Bigg Boss 3" has begun. The Kiccha Sudeep hosted show will take off on 25 October.

The latest buzz about the contestants of "Bigg Boss" 3 Kannada is that Bhavana Belagere, the daughter of eminent journalist-writer Ravi Belagere and wife of actor Srinagar Kitty, has been approached for the show. 

It is speculated that Bhavana Belagere is likely to join the show. Apart from her, the names of actress Shruthi and Pooja Gandhi are also doing the rounds. 

However, "Bigg Boss" organisers are tight-lipped about revealing the names of the contestants. It is strongly believed that the names of the inmates will be revealed the day the show goes live.

"Bigg Boss" show is a popular Kannada reality show. The first season was aired on ETV and the second season changed hands with Suvarna Entertainment broadcasting the reality show. The third will be aired on Colors TV.

The major change that the show has undergone is that "Bigg Boss" will be shot in Bengaluru. The first two seasons were shot in Lonavala where the Hindi and other versions had taken place. Both the versions were well-received by the audience. Hence, there is a huge expectation in the third instalment also. 

Coming back to Sudeep, the Kannada actor has been reportedly signed to host the next five seasons. As per the buzz, he will be paid Rs 20 crore to anchor the show.