"Bigg Boss 9" is all set to keep its viewers hooked to their TV sets from October this year and Salman Khan will be reprising his role as the host of the new season.

While the makers are yet to announce the list of contestants who would be taking part in the show, speculations regarding the probable contestants have been doing the rounds.

According to a report in India-Forums, Bollywood actor Shiny Ahuja has reportedly given his nod to be a part of "Bigg Boss 9". Shiny, who was convicted of raping his maid and is currently out on bail, recently made his comeback to films with "Welcome Back".

Sunil Grover, popularly known as Gutthi of "Comedy Nights with Kapil", has also reportedly signed on the dotted line.

Besides Shiny and Sunil, Mahhi Vij, Arshi Khan and Mohit Malhotra have also been confirmed as contestants of the new season.

"Actress Mahhi Vij, actor Mohit Malhotra and Model cum actress Arshi Khan have been confirmed to be a part as a contestants for Bigg Boss 9." a source had told India-Forums.

Rahul Yadav, co-founder and former CEO of Housing.com and "Bhaag Johnny" actress Mandana Karimi are also confirmed participants of the ninth season.

Meanwhile, the promo of "Bigg Boss 9" is out. The video features host Salman, who is seen talking about "double trouble", hinting that this time the show will be tougher than its previous seasons.