"Bigg Boss" thrives on in-house gossips. It is known for bringing together people who have either had a controversial past or those who hold the potential to create one.

After unconfirmed reports of expected contestants' list emerged, a few names that have been approached for the show, have been doing the rounds. The most shocking speculation yet is the one which says controversial godwoman Radhe Maa may join "BB9".

"The makers are in the process of finalising contestants for Bigg Boss 9 and have met Radhe Maa for it. If everything goes fine she will be a part of the show," a Bollywoodlife quoted an insider as saying.

This could be an exciting addition to the rumoured participants' list. Former seasons' winners and five other ex-contestants are being considered.

Sushant Singh, Mohit Malhotra, Karishma Tanna, Arya Babbar, VJ Bani, Rahul Roy ( 1), Ashutosh Kaushik (2 ), Shweta Tiwari (4), Juhi Parmar (5), Urvashi Dholakia ( 6), Vindoo Dara Singh (3 ), Gauahar Khan (7) and Gautam Gulati (8) are some of the names rumour mills are abuzz with.

In other news, Salman Khan may or may not return as the host. After there were reports of him being part of the upcoming season, the superstar reportedly said the channel has not approached him yet and that Farah Khan may replace him on the show.

Interestingly, a 9xe.com report is in stark contrast to Salman's statements. "The modalities are fast being worked out. We will start the show as per Salman's availability of dates," the source elaborated.