Bigg Boss 8 2014: Who Will be Among the Contestants?

January 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Bigg Boss 8 will come out later in 2014, and already a buzz is building in regards to who could be included among the contestants. 

No official announcements have been made, but writers and fans have been throwing names into contention that they hope will appear on the show.

There have also been rumors that Ranbir Kapoor has replaced Salman Khan as the host, though that hasn’t been confirmed either.

Regarding contestants, the Hindustan Times says that Arvind Kejriwal, New Delhi’s youngest chief minister, should be one. “It sure will be fun to watch the activist-politician in as taxing an environment as the Bigg Boss house.”

S Sreesanth should be another, the Times says. Sreesanth, a former star cricket player, was banned for life for his role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. He should be a contestant because though he “is banned from the game he loves, he is emotional, opinionated ,and has got dances moves as well.”

The Times also suggests Raghu Ram, the MTV Roadies host, because “has all the abuses in his vocabulary and the fighting spirit to be in the house. He will provoke people, trigger fights and give back as good as he gets and then some more.”

Other suggestions were put forth by the Deccan Chronicle, which included Tarun Tejpal, an embattled editor. 

The Chronicle also included Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat who was recently expelled from the United States for paying her maid too little. “We need Devyaniji to share with us how she negotiated salary with Sangeeta — that while she’ll be telling the whole world that Sangeeta will get a huge sum, the actual salary will be much less,” the Chronicle says. “If we learn this skill, all of India — MNCs and neighbour aunties — will have a happy new year.”

Another suggestion was Nigella Lawson, an English television personality.

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