For the first time in the history of Telugu television, a reality show like Bigg Boss is being made and hosted by none other than the Young Tiger, Jr. NTR. This much awaited show was aired on the 16th of July, 2017 on Star Maa. Despite this being the first time such a big actor was hosting a reality TV show, Jr. NTR was still very friendly and down to earth. Now, everybody knows of this actor’s power packed performances in his movies. But Jr. NTR proved he can dedicate as much energy and enthusiasm for hosting a TV show, as he does with his movies. He started off the first episode of Bigg Boss, Telugu, with a bang, doing a signature dance performance! What else could be a better way of opening but that?
Although he is one of the biggest stars in Tollywood, Jr. NTR is compassionate and down to Earth. He welcomed every contestant affectionately. We could see throughout the show his enthusiasm did not waver even for a second. His kindness was radiating off of him and he had a very good sense of humor. The actor even joked about himself in the suit-boot avatar. In the first episode of Bigg Boss, the young tiger introduced the 12 contestants who will be living in the same house for the next 70 days under the surveillance of 60 cameras.
Here is a list of contestants, most of whom are from Tollywood – Prince, Archana, Actor Sampoornesh Babu, Dhanraj, Mumaith Khan, Jyothi, Adarsh, Mahesh Kathi, Madhu Priya, Kathi Karthika, Kalpana Raghavendar, Shiva Balaji and Hari Teja. According to sources, Jr NTR shot for nearly eight hours straight without even taking a break. Kudos to our Young Tiger for the success of first episode of Bigg Boss, the costliest reality show on Telugu television!