Bigg Boss 11 had a grand premiere Sunday evening as Salman Khan began the show by introducing commoner and celeb contestants.
And the show was an entertainer on the day one itself!
There are 15 contestants on the show this time – TV actors Shilpa Shinde, Hiten Tejwani, Hina Khan, Priyank Sharma, VJ Benafsha Soonawalla , Jyoti Kumari, Sshivani Durgah, Sapna Choudhary, Puneesh Sharma, Zubair Khan, Akash Anil Dadlani , Sabyasachi Satyapathi, Luv Tyagi, Mehjabi Siddiqui and Lucinda Nicholas.
Here’s a look at some of the best moments:
Salman denies getting Rs 11 crore for Bigg Boss 11
Introducing the latest season of the show, Salman said “Log keh rahe hain Bigg Boss Salman ko Rs 11 crore de rahe hain.
Nhai de rahe, ‘Exploitikaran’ hai boss! (People are saying Salman Khan is being paid Rs 11 crore for Bigg Boss. No, that is not true, this is exploitation).”
Salman Khan talks about his ‘neighbours’
Salman said, “Mai, aur mere padosi – jaise ki Shah Rukh, Aamir, Akshay. Hum theatre tak to apko le aate hain par TV ke saamne lane ke liye kya kya nahi karna padta.
Khud ko bechna padta hai. Mai yaha aate rehta hu, Shah Rukh bhi aata rehta hai. Aamir bhi saal do saal me, jab unka mind kare to aate rehte hain.
Akshay to pregnant bhi ho gae, posters dekhe nahi? (Me and my neighbours — like Shah Rukh, Aamir, Akshay.
We can bring you to theatres but we have to do so much more to get you in front of TV. We have to sell ourselves.
I keep on coming here. Shah Rukh also comes. Aamir also comes here every year or two when he feels like it. Akshay had to get pregnant, did you see his posters?)”
Parody of Salman’s hit songs
Salman grooved to parodies of some of his hit songs, including Didi Tera Dewar (Hum Aapke Hain Koun), Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali (Maine Pyar Kiya) and Hangover (Kick). The lyrics talked about the new season of Bigg Boss and it was fun watching Salman doing his antics.
Salman and Judwaa 2 team perform on Judwaa songs
Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu made a grand entry as they took the audience on a musical tour of the Bigg Boss house. Salman joined the trio as they grooved to Oonchi Hai Building and Tan Tana Tara.
Hiten Tejwani’s entry
TV actors Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan danced to Salman’s Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo.
The touching moment came when it was time for Hiten to enter the house and bid goodbye to his family. He hugged and kissed Gauri and his two kids embraced him in tightly.
Salman jokes about his own court cases
When Salman invited Sapna Choudhary to the ‘katghara’, Sapna told Salman “mai aafat hun (I am trouble)”.
Salman retorts, “Aafat ho? Tab to katghare me khada hona padega. Mai bhi hua hoon (You are trouble?
Then you have to stand in the witness box. I have done it too).”
Shilpa Shinde and Vikas Gupta
TV actor Shilpa Shinde acted all cool when Salman invited Vikas Gupta on the stage. However, things soon changed and Vikas talked about previous altercations with the Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain star. In a war of words, Vikas told Shilpa, “Aap sahi pakde bolti hain par pakadti galat raasta hain.”
The duo then had an ugly spat over the show and the ensuing fiasco. Salman tried to support Shilpa but quit when he saw the two were not listening to anyone.