Chunky Panday, who will next be seen in Prabhas-starrer Saaho, has reportedly been roped in for Salman Khan's Bigg Boss 13.
According to a report published in TellyChakkar, the actor has been finalized as the first celebrity contestant of the show.
Reports also suggest that Salman's Hum Saath Saath Hain co-star Neelam Kothari is also among the rumored contestants of the show.
However no official confirmation on Chunky's participation has been received yet.
On the other hand, Neelam is "quite interested in the offer and can most likely sign on the dotted line," a source told TellyChakkar.
Apart from that, names like Zarine Khan, Ankita Lokhande, Ridhi Dogra, Tinaa Datta and Rashmi Desai are also doing the rounds for this season of the show.
It was reported that the 18-year-old, who recently made a sudden exit from Bollywood, was keen to participate in the show.
In fact, media reports also suggested that Zaira was offered a whopping amount of Rs. 1.2 crore for her participation.
However, the actress has turned down the offer.
Interestingly, Bigg Boss 12, which had celebrities like Dipika Kakar, Karanvir Bohra, Sreesanth along with commoners, failed to live up to the expectations of the audience.
As a result, the makers came up with a change in the theme of the show.
This time, it will not be open to aam aadmi. Instead, the show will feature 23 celebrities fighting for the winner's trophy.
Coming to the host, apparently Salman will be charging huge for Bigg Boss 13.
Notably, the superstar has been hosting BB since Season 4.
However, this time he will be charging around Rs. 31 crore per weekend for his appearance.
Also, unlike previous seasons, BB13 will be shot in Mumbai's Film City.
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