This Week Highlights from Bigg Boss Telugu 5

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Week 2 Highlights:
Rise of Sweta, Nataraj calls Ravi a 'fox', When Anee called Uma 'Chillar', Lobo gets medical help; Bigg Boss' warning to housemates, Shanmukh and Sweta get trolled, What's cooking between Sreerama Chandra and Hamida?, Vishwa is the new captain Sunny gets jailed, BB News

Uma Devi to get eliminated from the show: Uma Devi turned out to be one of the most aggressive contestants of the season and came across as a rude person for contestants like Priyanka Singh. She earned flak for using profane language in the nomination task. Uma Devi had her share of ugly fights with Priyanka, Anee and others. While Sweta lashed out at her for disrespecting Anee as well. Uma chose to be herself in the show though. Towards the end of the week, she was seen pairing up with Lobo who started calling her 'Potti'. 

  • 4 task winners play yet another task to win the key to unlock the single beds, Vishwa, Sunny, Priyanka and Maanas pick their boxes as they look for keys to unlock the single beds. Vishwa wins the key. Premiere episode concludes with Vishwa giving away the single bed to Priyanka who didn't sleep for a while; housemates appreciate him
  • First Episode Buzz: Anee Master and Uma Devi had an argument about cooking. Yesterday, Bigg Boss Telugu 5 contestants entered the Bigg Boss house and they will remain locked up inside till their Elimination. Looks like they are already into the game. Yes, what you read is right. As per buzz, three of the contestants including, Uma Devi of Karthika Deepam, Anee Master and Sarayu Roy apparently had their first disagreement in the house over household chores. It is being said that the differences have led to a Cold War between them. If this has indeed happened in the very first episode, then we are sure Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 is going to be loaded with masala. Let’s wait and watch whose mistake leads to the fight.
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    1. Sirihanmanth enters the show as the 1st contestant of the season.
    2. Kalyana Vaibhogam fame VJ Sunny is the second contestant of season 5; makes a dashing entry with an energetic performance.
    3. Arjun Reddy fame Lahari Shari presents a rare and real rose for host Nagarjuna; asks him to call her 'Ammulu'
    4. Playback singer-turned-actor Sreerama Chandra enters with a mesmerizing performance.
    5. Host Nagarjuna Akkineni welcomes the next contestant choreographer Anee Master.
    6. Comedy Actor Lobo entered.
    7. Actress Shailaja Priya is introduced as the next contestant of the season.
    8. Model Jaswanth Padala aka Jessie entered.
    9. Transgender actress Priyanka Singh, who shot to fame with Jabardasth.
    10. Shanmukh steps in style.
    11. Hamida picks her favourite eyes of men who she might meet in the house.
    12. Choreographer-TV personality Nataraj is the next contestant.
    13. Sarayu enters the house after revealing her dream to enter Annapurna Studios at least once in life
    14. TV actor Vishwa makes a smashing entry as the next contestant.
    15. Uma Devi is an open and straight forward personality
    16. After TV actor Maanas Nagulapalli's entry,
    17. RJ Kajal will making a zesty entry into the show
    18. Sweta Varma steps in with a scintillating performance
    19. Anchor Ravi makes a Dhamakedaar entry
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  • In the poll asking our Instagram followers about how excited they are for the season 5's premiere, 51% of the respondents said they are 'not at all' excited while 49% of the total respondents said they are 'very much' excited.
  • Host Nagarjuna has already shot for the introduction of BB house sequence on Thursday and will shoot with the contestants today (Saturday) at the Bigg Boss set built in Annapurna 7 acres which also houses the Bigg Boss house.
  • First Wild Card Entry: Esha Chawla may not enter the BB house in the premiere episode as expected. She was one of the most rumoured contestant of the season and was expected to quarantine along with other contestants. However, she is likely to be a part of the show as a wild card contestant.
  • Grand Premiere: Premiere slated for telecast at 6PM. It will be a 3-hour long special episode welcoming the contestants of the season on September 5, with a new time slot will air at 10 pm on weekdays while the weekend episodes will continue to air at 9PM. Host Nagarjuna Akkineni is back to host Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 and the latest teaser featuring him is finally out.
  • Fifth edition is touted to be an entertaining one encouraging fans to 'bid goodbye to boredom'. The video has boredom looming all over the world while host Nagarjuna storms in kicking away boredome. "Cheppandi boredom ki goodbye... vachestundi Bigg Boss season 5 (freedom from boredom)," says host Nagarjuna Akkineni.
  • Ahead of its launch, many lists of probable contestants are doing the rounds on social media.
  • Singer Mangli is said to have backed out in the last minute because a delegation of BJP leaders is said to have lodged a complaint against Telugu folk singer Mangli alleging that the lyrics in her recently released Bonalu song ‘Chettu Kinda Kusunavamma’ were derogatory. However, Mangli ditching the show suddenly may not become a problem for the show organizers as they have a bunch of backup contestants to replace them. The latest we hear is that Sarayu was one of them. She is going to be part of Bigg Boss Telugu season 5, as per sources.
Here's a quick look at the list of rumoured contestants of the upcoming season 5:
  1. Anchor Ravi, who is the telly audiences' favourite entertainer, is touted to be a part of the upcoming season. The ace TV host has been approached for the show a couple of times but he is likely to take part in this season.
  2. VJ Sunny, The Kalyana Vaibhogam actor is yet another popular TV celeb who is rumoured to be taking part in the upcoming fifth edition. He has been away from television for a while now. The first look of his upcoming debut film as a male lead was released recently. However, he is most likely to participate in Bigg Boss Telugu season 5. He has been keen upon Bigg Boss Telugu for a while now.
  3. Manas Nagulapalli, This actor of Koilamma and Deeparadhana fame is also rumoured to be a contestant on the forthcoming season of Bigg Boss Telugu. He has played the male lead in a few Telugu movies but his successful stint on TV has made him one of the most probable contestants of the season.
  4. Uma Devi aka Bhagyam of Karthika Deepam fame is an interesting name on the list of the rumoured contestants. She is playing a key role in the show and a few other daily soaps as well. It remains to be seen if the actress will pause her shows to appear on Bigg Boss Telugu 5.
  5. RJ Kajal, This Radio Jockey-anchor is most likely to be seen on BB Telugu season 5 if the buzz on social media is anything to go by. Her interviews and content on the internet are popular and she can be an interesting addition to the list of contestants.
  6. Shailaja Priya, She is a familiar face to the Telugu audiences; thanks to her notable supporting roles in successful Telugu films like Mirchi starring Prabhas, Anushka and others. She is a must mention in every list of the rumoured contestants of the season.
  7. Varshini Sounderajan, Rumour mill has it that this popular TV host is a part of the upcoming season 5 of Bigg Boss Telugu. However, close sources reveal that she has opted out of the show due to unknown reasons.
  8. Jaswanth Shanmukh, This social media influencer recently made headlines for being charged with drunken driving. He is now most likely to participate in the upcoming edition of Bigg Boss Telugu. The fact that social media influencers hogged limelight in BB Telugu 4 is fueling rumours about his participation in season 5. Notably, his rumoured bea Deepthi Sunaina was a contestant on Bigg Boss Telugu season 2.
  9. Indian Idol winner Sreerama Chandra to take part in the show.
Earlier rumoures:
  1. Aame Katha fame Navya Swamy is likely to take part. However, an official confirmation is awaited at the moment. The actress has shot to fame with her popular shows Vaani Raani, Na Peru Meenakshi, one of the longest-running Telugu shows, and Aame Katha that features BB Telugu 3 fame Ravikrishna as well.
  2. Kalyana Vaibhogam fame VJ Sunny likely to take part?
  3. Sources close to the show reveal that ace anchor Ravi will take part in the upcoming season of the reality TV series in Telugu. However, an official confirmation on this is awaited. Ravi is currently seen co-hosting the show Happy Days with Ashu Reddy, who made her TV debut as a host with the show. He was also last seen hosting the special show Ashadamlo Atta Kodallu. Rumours are rife that Ravi isn't signing up new shows just to take part in season 5 of BB Telugu.
  4. BB Telugu 5 Logo, First teaser: Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 is finally announced. The channel airing the show has launched the logo of the upcoming season of the popular reality series with a teaser on Instagram.
  5. Bigg Boss Telugu 5 is most likely to premiere in the second week of September. But with much-anticipated reality TV shows like MasterChef Telugu and Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu launching very soon, the makers of BB Telugu are also planning to launch the upcoming season at the earliest.
  6. Payal Rajput has cleared that I am not part of thie Bigg Boss Telugu 5 and cleared on such rumours.
  7. Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 to be postponed to August. The makers of Bigg Boss Telugu have announced the fifth edition on August 1 (Sunday)
  • Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 is expected to return to the small screen but a little later, sources suggest. As per the latest reports, the launch of the upcoming fifth edition of the show is most likely to get postponed to August. Nonetheless to say, the COVID-19 second wave is one of the key reasons behind the postponement, according to industry sources.
Contestants, Participants, Celebs:
  • Kalyana Vaibhogam fame VJ Sunny, Close sources disclosed that the actor was considered for the previous season as well but he couldn't accommodate the show due to his prior commitments. Sunny, who has recently quit Kalyana Vaibhogam, is keen on taking part in the upcoming season which has got a good blend of senior actors, TV celebs, social media influencers and others.
  • Aame Katha fame Navya Swamy
  • Anchor Ravi
  • Deepika Pilli,
  • Shanmukh Jaswant,
  • Hyper Aadi,
  • Anchor Varshini
Start Date of Bigg Boss Telugu 5:
  • The makers of the reality TV series in Telugu along with the channel have initially planned to launch season 5 in June. However, the surge in COVID-19 cases and lockdown in various parts of the country have apparently forced the makers to postpone the launch of the show.
  • Notably, TV shootings are already stalled in Maharashtra and Kerala and a lockdown with additional restrictions is also under effect in Tamil Nadu as well. Though Telugu TV shootings are in full swing, the fate of a few other new non-fiction shows is still unclear.
Bigg Boss Telugu 5 Vs Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu
  • Jr NTR-hosted Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu which was announced in April is also postponed to June. However, an official confirmation on this is awaited.
  • Winner Prize: 50 lacs (Before Tax)
Host of 2021 Bigg Boss Season 5:
  • Nagarjuna Akkineni is back to return as host for Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 as well.
  • He has had a successful stint as a host in the reality TV series with season 3 and season 4 registering some record breaking TVRs for the channel.
  • Host Nagarjuna has apparently hiked his fee for the upcoming season of Bigg Boss Telugu. As per close sources, Nagarjuna is apparently charging around Rs. 9 crore for season 5 which is set to launch this Sunday. He was reportedly paid Rs. 8 crores for the previous season.
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