After running eleven successful seasons in Hindi, five in Kannada, two in Bengali and one in Tamil, the makers of Bigg Boss have decided to launch the show in Marathi too. The Marathi version of Indian reality show Bigg Boss’ premiere telecasted on April 15, 2018. Just like all the previous version, here too, celebrities (a combination of comedians, televisions stars, struggling and upcoming actors and also a few well-known faces from the Marathi cinema) will be under surveillance 24/7 under a common roof. The contestants will be in the house for 100 days and the one who survives the politics played in the house, escaping all the drama will be declared as the winner.

The first season of Bigg Boss Marathi will be hosted by actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar. In the premiere episode, Mahesh introduced the audience to 15 Marathi celebrities, including Resham Tipnis, Vineet Bhonde, Jui Gadkari, Aastad Kale, Anil Thatte, Smita Gondkar, Aarti Solanki, Bhushan Kadu, Usha Nadkarni, Megha Dhade, Pushkar Jog, Sai Lokur, Rutuja Dharmadhikari, Rajesh Shringarpore and Sushant Shelar.

Reportedly, Mahesh was in talks with the producers since quite some time. Talking about the same, a source, in a statement to Bollywood Life, revealed, “The team had quite a few big names to choose from the Marathi film industry, but when Salman, who has become the face of Bigg Boss recommended Mahesh’s name as the host for the Marathi version, they didn’t bat an eyelid and got him on-board immediately.”

In an interaction with Indian Express, Mahesh said that after he got a call from Colors, he met Salman Khan, who gave him some tips on hosting the show. Mahesh told the daily, “I met him and he was really excited for me. He also advised me to not hold back myself and laugh and cry with the contestants. Salman also shared that I shouldn’t try to be a host but rather be their friend, philosopher, guide and also a taskmaster whenever required.”

Mahesh was further quoted, “I can never do what he does. He has his own style and he is brilliant. I will like to bring my own personality and style in the show. I have a very tongue-in-cheek humour and I can also be a deadpan actor, so it’s going to be exciting. There’s always a speculation about how I am in real life and the world will now get to see what’s behind the mask and know me as a person.” ALSO READ: Bigg Boss Marathi Contestants: See The 15 Contenders Who Made It To Mahesh Manjrekar’s Reality Show

Well, it would be interesting to watch how Mahesh deals with these celebrities, whom he locked inside the Bigg Boss house last night. Reportedly, Vineet Bhonde has become the new captain of the house. Also, a video surfaced online, where we see that the housemates unanimously nominate Anil Thatte, Vineet Bhonde, Sai Lokur and Smita Gondkar for eviction. Who do you think will be eliminated in the first week. Let us know in the comment section below. Watch this space for further updates.