"Bigg Boss" is back with its ninth season and Salman Khan will be reprising his role as the host of the show.
While the makers are yet to announce the contestants taking part in the show, some probable and a few confirmed names have been doing the rounds.
The latest buzz is that "MSG 2" actor Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who had been approached to participate in the new season, has given his nod to enter the mad house but on certain conditions.
The spiritual leader has asked the makers to allow him to exit the house as and when his disciples need him. While this is against the format of "Bigg Boss" where participants are locked inside the house for over three months, the makers are apparently giving it a thought.
"Yes, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been approached by the team of Bigg Boss; in fact he is also interested in participating in the show. He has a huge fan following and he feels that by this show; his religious preaching can reach too many. But, he has asked the makers to allow him to walkout of the house, if any of his disciples needs him. Obviously, the format of the show does not allow this; but still a thought is been given on it," a source told Dainik Bhaskar.
Besides him, Bollywood actress Prachi Desai and TV actress Rashami Desai are also said to have accepted the offer to participate in the new season.
"Kasamh Se girl Prachi Desai and Uttaran fame Rashami Desai are confirmed as the contestants of BB9 and are all ready to get locked in this controversial reality show," a source told India-Forums.
Other reportedly confirmed contestants are Bollywood actor Shiny Ahuja, who was convicted of raping his maid, and Sunil Grover, popularly known as Gutthi of "Comedy Nights with Kapil", TV actors Mahhi Vij, Arshi Khan and Mohit Malhotra.