The tenth edition of controversial reality show "Bigg Boss" will bring some freshness to the show's format with commoners participating on show along with celebrities. While the viewers must be eagerly waiting for the new season to go on air, speculations are rife with regard to the list of participants.

The latest report suggests that the makers have approached Santosh Bateshwar Ray, who was slapped by Govinda eight years ago, to participate on the show, the Times of India reported. Ray, a fan of Govinda, was slapped by the actor, apparently for misbehaving on the sets of the film "Money Hai Toh Honey Hai." 

Although the incident took place in 2008, it created a huge controversy after the man filed a complaint against the actor. However, in February this year, Govinda offered unconditional apology to Ray and also offered Rs. 5 lakh as compensation.

As the selection procedure for the common public on "Bigg Boss 10" requires them to upload a three-minute video highlighting their best trait and explaining why they fit into the format of the show, the report said that Ray has already sent a video of himself as asked by the makers of "Bigg Boss 10."

Besides Ray, recent reports also said that Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch would apparently participate on "Bigg Boss 10." Qandeel courted controversy a few months ago when she said that she would strip dance if Shahid Afridi's team beats India in the India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup match.

Meanwhile, Salman, who has hosted five seasons of the controversial reality show, will host the new season as well. The superstar has reportedly hiked his fee for the upcoming season by 30 percent. Last year, he had charged Rs. 6 to 8 crore per episode.