With the exciting new promos and much-talked about contestant list, Salman Khan's controversial reality show is "Bigg Boss 8" is getting hotter by the day.
Speculations about the participants' list is on, and the latest addition happens to be IPL spot-fixing accused Ajit Chandila. "Ajit Chandila, one of the three cricket players accused of spot-fixing in IPL last year, is likely to be seen in Bigg Boss this season," reported The Times of India.
According to reports, Chandila was allegedly paid ₹1.5 million for spot-fixing the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17 May 2013. But, the former cricketer was arrested ahead of it.
If he were to feature in the eighth instalment of the TV show, would he be slapped with the same fate as ex-player S Sreesanth?
Hoping to make it big in the entertainment industry, the pace bowler participated in "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" but was eliminated during the early stages of the dance reality show. Reports of him being offered regional films have been doing the rounds, but nothing concrete has happened yet.
So, does this mean that reality shows offer shelter and an opportunity for fallen sportsmen to revive their nose-diving careers? Only time will tell.
However, the mad house, which will reportedly be divided in business and economy class, might have Shweta Salve, Minissha Lamba, Irish diva Mariam Zakaria, Mr Gay 2014 Sushant Divgikar, and Karishma Tanna.
Meanwhile, an India Today source revealed that Arya Babbar (yesteryear actor Raj Babbar's son) might be pulled in. Interestingly, in a recent turn of events, AAP member Kumar Vishwas wrote an open letter to the makers wanting to feature in the show for a whopping ₹21 crore for it.
To air on 21 September from 9pm onwards, the makers have increased their budget to ₹130-140 crore in order to make the show bigger and better for its viewers.