It is without a doubt that Bigg Boss is one of the most successful reality television shows on Telugu small screen. This show completed four seasons and the arrangements are being done for Bigg Boss season 5. It is expected to kickstart soon and there are new rumours springing up about it every day. While the Star Maa team did not announce 'Bigg Boss 5' till date, reports say that they started the selection of contestants already and filtered some of them through interviews. They went to the second round and sources say that there are going to be some more tests before selecting the final list of candidates to enter the house.
Looking at the 'Bigg Boss' show in the past four years, a lot of popular celebrities entered in the first season. This list of celebrities shortened in 'Bigg Boss 2'. The third season had actors, television artists and social media stars. Some of them weren't known to many. The 'Bigg Boss 4' had more social media stars than regular celebrities. This was criticised by many and many stated that they became famous after entering the 'Bigg Boss' house.
There is a lot of discussion going on about how many of the 'Bigg Boss' winners had a boost of career due to the show. The first season which was hosted by NTR had Shiva Balaji as the winner. Prior to his 'Bigg Boss' entry, he was seen as the second hero in movies like 'Arya', 'Chandamama' and did supporting roles too. But he is not seen on the big screen after becoming the winner of 'Bigg Boss'.
The second season had Nani as the host and we all know that Kaushal ended up as the winner of 'Bigg Boss 2'. His different attitude won him a lot of fans and he had a special army named after him on social media. A lot of rumours were heard about the roles he got offered in star hero films after coming out of the 'Bigg Boss' house but nothing happened. He got busy with his serials as usual.
In season 3, Rahul Sipligunj became the winner. Nagarjuna Akkineni hosted it and we all knew Rahul even before his entry in the 'Bigg Boss' house. He is known for his mass songs in movies and private songs on social media. Rahul got a new house and a car and continued with his regular music stuff. Thanks to Nagarjuna's hosting in season 4, 'Life Is Beautiful' fame Abhijeet ended up as the winner. With his new found popularity after winning 'Bigg Boss 4', many thought that he will become busy in films again but nothing of that sort happened.
This shows that these winners did not get heavily benefitted by the 'Bigg Boss' show expect for the prize money. But most of the candidates bagged a lot of craze and got good offers. We have seen people like Akhil, Monal, Sohail, Ariyana, Avinash and others getting a lot of popularity due to the 'Bigg Boss' show. Same happened for Mahesh Vitta, Ali Rezza, Prince, Srimukhi, Nandini Rai and others in the previous seasons. With Bigg Boss 5 coming up shortly, we need to see who becomes celebrities and who ends up getting more offers. Sources say that the 'Bigg Boss 5' will start from the first week of September and 'Star Maa' is making the necessary preparations.