Bigg Boss is perhaps the most watched and controversial shows on Indian Television. Bigg Boss Marathi is the most awaited show at the moment given that it’s the first season and fans are excited to know how the show pans out. The popular reality show, in its brand new avatar is all set to entertain the Marathi audience from today ie April 15. The show is being featured in Colours Marathi Channel. Mahesh Manjrekar is the host of the show. The house has a typical Marathi look with Tulsi vrindavan, Limbu Mirchi and many other things. The house even has a gym and swimming pool for the contestants. Manjrekar will be visible to the contestants only through ‘Majhya Baacha TV’ which is set in the Meeting aka Baithak room.

The Bigg Boss format, just like the ones seen so far is the same. Even the Marathi edition will have all celebrities under surveillance 24 by 7.  Here as well, the voice of Bigg Boss will be the connection between the celebrities and the outside world. The show has been made in Hindi, Bangla, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. The south versions were hosted by popular faces like Sudeep, Kamal Haasan and Jr NTR. Anyway, let’s take a look at the contestants of this season :

The contestants of this season are as follows :

Resham Tipnis

Actress Resham Tipnis, who is best known for her small role of Anjali Sinha in Shah Rukh Khan starrer film Baazigar is also one of the celebs associated with Bigg Boss Marathi Season 1. She has done many shows in Hindi and in Marathi. She was the first contestant to enter the Bigg Boss house today. Mahesh Manjrekar advised Resham to take over the kitchen to be strong in the game as she loves cooking. (That also helped Shilpa Shinde to garner popularity in the recently concluded Bigg Boss 11).Resham made an entry on the stage by dancing on some of the popular Bollywood and Marathi dance numbers. Resham also asks if she can call Bigg Boss, dada on the show.

Vinit Bonde

Vinit Bonde

Vinit Bonde is the second contestant on the show. He enters the show with an energetic performance. Mahesh converses with the comedy superstar in English to which the comedian asks him in a hillarious manner if he can speak in Marathi? Vinit’s wife, Sonam comes on Bigg Boss Marathi and gifts him a photo frame with their marriage picture.

Aastad Kale and Jui Gadkari

Astad and Jui

Aastad and Jui are the third and the fourth contestants on the show. They were the famous couple from the show Puducha Paul.  The young stars are loved for their chemistry. Aastad is also a trained classical singer. Aastad Kale and Jui Gadkari perform on romantic songs. They were rumoured to be at loggerheads when they used to work together. Vineet Bhonde takes Aastad Kale on a tour throughout the house. He is heard telling Aastad in typical Dharmendra style from Shholay, “If you guys trouble me, I will jump in the pool and do suicide.”

Anil Thatte

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The next contestant to enter the Bigg Boss Marathi house is Anil Thatte, who is a former journalist, famous for his quirky and outlandish style. He is known to have over 1500 clothes and 200-300 jackets. His car also allegedly has his picture. Ask him why and he says that it is a part of his brand building. He adds, “I am unique and there will never be one more Anil Thatte again.” Talk about narcissism. Furthermore, he said, ” I have never made tea in my life. But since last 15 days, my wife is teaching me how to cook just for this show.”

Smita Gondkar

Pappi De Parula fame Smita Gondkar enters Bigg Boss Marathi on a dirt bike. She is known for her bold personality. Smita is a good dancer too. The bold actress Smita is not just a good dancer but also a Kayaking enthusiast. Smita believes since she was an athlete, she has an advantage over the others in the tasks and will be one of the top contenders for winning the title. Looks like Smita knows Resham Tipnis as both girls greet each other warmly. Resham compliments Smita by calling her “hot”.

Aarti Solanki And Bhushan Kadu

Comedian Aarti Solanki enters Bigg Boss Marathi. She dances tapori style to the tunes of Go Go Govinda. Then soon after that, comedian Bhushan Kadu also makes an entry dancing to super hit Marathi number Rickshawala. Bhushan does Mahesh Manjrekar’s mimicry on the latter’s insistence. Aarti and Bhushan are good friends in real life since they have done a number of comedy shows together.

Usha Nadkarni

Senior actress Usha Nadkarni is best known for her role of Savita Deshmukh in the popular show Pavitra Rishta, for which she was nominated in Zee Rishtey Awards as ‘Best Evil Mother-In-Law’. Being a blunt personality, it will be fun to see her in the mad house. She entered the house grooving to the beats of Sairat’s Zingaat. She was last seen in Akshay Kumar’s Rustom. Mahsh Manjrekar calls her a winning candidate. “At 72, she is surely a winning candidate,” said Mahesh. While telling her life journey, Usha gets emotional on the stage of Bigg Boss Marathi. Everyone in Bigg Boss house looks excited yet quite scared with Usha’s entry. Usha Nadkarni says, “I am punctual even today and working on shifts from a long time. I never like when I reach on time but young actors walk in late. That pisses me off. I bought everything from my own hard-earned money only because I was hardworking and that’s my message for all the youngsters out there.”

Mahesh Manjrekar says, “I personally want Usha to win.” He is clearly backing the veteran actress. Meanwhile, housemates discuss about Usha Nadkarni as Aarti Solanki had not told the veteran actress that she too is a part of Bigg Boss Marathi. Usha is warmly greeted in the house. Everyone touches her feet. Aartiis rather taken aback when Usha hugs the comedienne.

Megha Dhade

The next contestant to enter the show is Megha Dhade. Megha compliements Mahesh by saying, “You are the coolest dude, I have ever seen.” She enters the controversial show saying, “Bigg Boss sirf teen cheezo ke wajah se chalti hai – entertainment, entertainment, entertainment,” and performs on Ooh La La song from The Dirty Picture. She goes onto tell  Mahesh Manjrekar that since childhood she wanted to be an actress and never had a backup plan. Furthermore, she discloses that she spent lakhs shopping for her 100 days stay in the Bigg Boss house. She also has her finale attire ready. Wow, looks like she is the Hina Khan of this house

Pushkar Jog and Sai Lokur

The third hit jodi to enter the Bigg Boss Marathi house is Pushkar Jog and Sai Lokur. It’s the first time that they are sharing screen with each other and that too for performing on the hit song Tamma Tamma.

Rutuja Dharmadhikari

Rujuta Dharmadhikari aka Sushlya, who became hit after the show Ratris Khel Chaale is giving an intense performance on horror songs on the stage of Bigg Boss Marathi. No one in the house can recognise her at first. Mahesh Manjrekar screams at Rutuja saying, “Why do you keep scaring audience every night?” He adds, “You think by scaring fellow contestants, you can get them evicted.” He congratulates her on the success of her show and even pulls her leg for using many English words while speaking Marathi.

Sushant Shelar and Rajesh Shringarpure

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The two dashing heroes of Marathi industry, Sushant Shelar and Rajesh Shringarpure make their entry on Bigg Boss Marathi. Sushant Shelar says a dialogue in Duniyadari style, ” Sasti cheezo ka shauk hum bhi nahi rakhte Bigg Boss.” Mahesh gifts a box full of Mangoes to all the contestants in Bigg Boss Marathi house. As all the contestants have entered the house now, they start having fun by performing Baalya dance.