Popular television actor Jay Bhanushali was the surprise element in the new season of Bigg Boss - BB15. The actor, who enjoy the image of a family man, had earlier supported the late Sidharth Shukla in his BB13 journey. But never did anyone imagine he would himself be a part of the show one day. It was anyway not easy to get him on board. We hear he was paid a whopping amount to be on the show.
An ETimes report suggests that the actor is the highest-paid contestant of this season. But sources have told Spotboye.com that not Jay Bhanushali, but Karan Kundrra has earned the distinction.
Jay Bhanushali, actor and host, was the first contestant to be introduced last night by host Salman Khan. He did not meet Salman on stage but inside the jungle-themed house. Salman warned him that this time around, the show will be tougher than ever before. While chatting with Salman, Jay revealed that he has prayed to God to either evict him in the first two weeks or make him stay till the end.
Salman Khan then himself gave him the tour of the house - a first for the show.
Jay has appeared on various reality shows - in the second season of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and finished in the third place; on Nach Baliye 5 in 2012 with his wife Mahhi Vij and won the show, and on Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 in 2016. He has also hosted several shows - Indian Idol, Super Dancer and Superstar Singer.
Karan Kundrra has lately been in news owing to his public break up with actress-VJ Anusha Dandekar, who accused him of cheating on her. She has often said Karan was not honest with her, but Karan has refused to comment on the statements.
The grand premiere of Bigg Boss 15 was aired Saturday night. Until now, the show has witnessed the introduction and the entry of Jay, Karan, Umar Riaz, Donal Bisht, Tejasswi Prakash, and Ieshaan Sehgaal. Sunday's episode will see the entry of Bigg Boss OTT’s Pratik Sehajpal, Nishant Bhat and Shamita Shetty.
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