There is a risk that the highly anticipated seventeenth season of Bigg Boss will be pushed back to the end of October.
The show, which was set to be hosted by superstar Salman Khan, was set to restart in late September.
However, according to recent reports, the launch of the new series could be delayed by four weeks due to conflicts with the series ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The quadrennial tournament runs from October 5 to November 19 after being postponed to February and March due to Covid-19.
This is expected to have an impact on Bigg Boss’s viewing figures, particularly as it will clash with India’s nine group games.
Although India’s games all start at 2pm, they are expected to last into the night and clash with the Bigg Boss’s usual 10pm slot.
and acc Bollywood lifethis means season 17 will be postponed.
A source close to the broadcaster said: “While the official date is yet to be announced, we’re hearing that the creators will be postponing it.”
“No one will miss India’s games at the World Cup. It just doesn’t make sense to conflict with the tournament attendance.”
Accordingly The Siasat daily newspaperthe new launch date could be October 20th.
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However, that’s not the only problem facing the show and its producers.
Host Salman Khan is expected to start filming his latest upcoming film Vishnuvardhan in November.
He is set to shoot for seven to eight months and play a paramilitary officer in the action-packed film.
Nevertheless, the preparations for the new series are in full swing.
It is already known that this year’s theme will be Singles vs. Couples, which will involve old contestants.
However, it’s also been revealed recently that the production chiefs are causing a stir with a major format change, dubbed a Season 14 Recap.
Elsewhere, the casting process is already underway and actress Isha Malviya announced that she will be joining the cast for series 17.
However, many more contestants are expected to be confirmed in the coming days and weeks as the new season draws closer.