Colors & Colors Rishtey to air ‘Bigg Boss 15’ in UK

Lakh Baddhan

Senior Editor


Viacom18 has announced details about its big-ticket reality TV show, ‘Bigg Boss 15’, which begins this weekend.

For the first time this season, a jungle is set to turn into an abode for the contestants. The hotspot of drama, action, and unlimited entertainment is set to unfold in the brand-new season of the popular show Southall Travel presents ‘Bigg Boss’ powered by Pepe’s Piri Piri.

Back with a bang, the enigmatic Salman Khan will weave his magic as the host of the show. As 13 diverse personalities navigate their way through the woods, their guide in this suhana ‘suffer’ (troublesome journey) will be the VishwasunTREE. A speaking tree of temptation that will make way for a lot of ‘dangal’ (challenges) by fulfilling contestants’ desires albeit in exchange of a big sacrifice.

Produced by Endemol Shine India, ‘Bigg Boss’ will premiere on 2nd October 2021, Saturday at 21:30 and thereafter air every day at 21:30 only on Colors UK. The new season will also air on Colors Rishtey UK from 3rd October 2021, daily at 14:00 with a one day delay from Colors UK airing.

Talking about the show, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network, Viacom18, shared, “We, at COLORS, always believe in delivering innovative, engaging, and diverse content to our viewers with our variety of fiction and non-fiction shows. In the past few months, we have entertained our audiences with some of our biggest shows like Dance Deewane, Khatron Ke Khiladi and announced our first quiz show- The Big Picture. The momentum will continue in the festive season with the launch of our marquee show Bigg Boss, a show that the nation adores and eagerly looks forward to every year. Our endeavour every season is to not only provide voyeuristic entertainment to our viewers but also create interesting engagement opportunities for our sponsors and partners and we have lots in store this year. We look forward to a great and exciting season of Bigg Boss on COLORS.”

The house this season is a manifest of a jungle adorned with the beautiful and mystical VishwasunTREE at the heart of it. After featuring in the high-octane season of ‘Bigg Boss OTT’, Shamita Shetty and Nishant Bhatt will make their way in ‘Bigg Boss 15’ and will be seen inside the house with other mix of new contestants including Umar Riaz and Donal Bisht.

Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer of Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18, said, “With each season of Bigg Boss, we introduce fresh elements and concepts to enhance the excitement and engagement around the show. The audience expectations are extremely high; be it around the contestants, house elements, tasks, content and we, as a team, have to keep reinventing ourselves to match up to them. This season, we have given a whole new spin to the theme of the show by putting the contestants in a jungle wherein they will be riddled with new challenges and intense moments right from the beginning. We have also introduced a speaking tree called VishwasunTREE that will add to the inmates’ hurdles and a lot more excitement to the show. With that said, we are elated to have our star host Salman Khan adding his Midas touch and making the 15th season of the show a thrilling one.”

Commenting on the show launch, Govind Shahi, Executive VP & Head, IndiaCast International Business, said, “Bigg Boss is one of our flagship shows and has been running successfully over the last 14 years. This year, with a new twist in the format, we are confident of making this season even bigger, ensuring never seen before entertainment for our South Asian viewers across the world.”

Sachin Gokhale, Senior VP & Business Head – Americas, Europe & UK, IndiaCast International Business, said, “Colors, as an entertainment brand is associated with delivering highly engaging format shows that has fans across the globe. After the success of Bigg Boss OTT, the excitement for Bigg Boss Season 15 is already at its peak. With this season’s theme, ‘Sankat In Jungle’ the show will witness a unique twist which our viewers will certainly enjoy.”

Talking about the show, host Salman Khan said, “It is always a great pleasure to come back to hosting Bigg Boss, a show that I share such a long-standing association with. Like the past successful seasons, the new season of the show will be even more exciting, as the contestants get ready for a wild ride in the jungle with VishwasunTREE accompanying them in their journey. Rest assured; this season is about to witness ‘dangal’ like never before. Buckle up, it is going to be an excursion to remember as it’s ‘sankat in jungle’ this year!”

Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India, said, “The enthusiasm and excitement around Bigg Boss always runs high and so do the expectations. After successfully wrapping up the first season of Bigg Boss OTT, we at Endemol Shine India are all set to launch Bigg Boss 15 on television. There is a slew of new elements that are going to be introduced this season including the VishwasunTREE, a speaking tree that will intensify the ongoing activities for the contestants. For the first time, the Bigg Boss house will be a jungle wherein the inmates must survive with bare minimum amenities. The entire season has been very creatively conceptualised including the design of the jungle that will add a lot of grandeur to the house. As we embark on this new journey, we have prioritised the safety and wellness of all our contestants and crew members and look forward to a great season.”