Salman Khan returned to host the controversial Indian version of Big brother; Big Boss.
In typical Indian style the contestants entered with a full showdown of dancing, singing and even a bit of acting. They all shared their five minutes with Salman before entering the house.
The house this time round has become an airline theme and there are to be many twists and shocks over the next three months.
The contestants include:
Sonali Raut: The younger sister of supermodel Ujwala Raut.
Karishma Tanna: No stranger to the television, who has appeared in many drama serials.
Upen Patel: The UK-based model has worked in several Bollywood films, including Namastey London, Shakalaka Boom Boom and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, among others.
Soni Singh: The vamp in Sanjay Leela Bhansai’s much talked about television series Saraswatichandra.
Arya Babbar: The Tees Maar Khan actor is expected to add spice to the proceedings like Arman Kohli did in the last season.
Diandra Soares: Model who scorches the ramp with her catwalk, Diandra Soares is known for the bald ramp walk. She is also a fashion designer and anchor.
Sushant Divgikar: Mr Gay India Sushant Divgikar joins the BB 8 house. Whether he can fill the shoes of Imam Siddiqui who is considered as the favourite LGBT contestant of previous seasons.
Gautam Gulati: The actor who featured in popular Star TV serial Diya Aur Baati Hum, Gautam Gulati.
Sukirti Kandpal: Dr Anjali from the popular show ‘Dil Mil Gaye’ entered the Bigg Boss 8 house with Gautam Gulati.
Praneet Bhatt: Shakuni Mama from the Mahabharat on Star Plus.
Natasha Stankovic: Serbian model who was seen opposite Ranveer Singh in the Do-The-Rex condom ad. She was also seen in an item number in Satyagraha.
Minissha Lamba: The Yash Raj actress was the last one to enter the Bigg Boss 8 house.
The surprise element this season is the introduction of three wardens who will add more twists, shock and excitement to the season. Over the next three months we can expect to watch lots of drama, catfights and possible romances in the bb8 house.