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Bollywood Celebs Who Turned Down Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss Offer

Bigg Boss which is hosted by Salman Khan, is one of the most popular reality shows. Here's a list of people who refused to enter the show.


Bigg Boss is one of the most popular television reality show broadcast on Colors channel in India. The 13th season of the controversial reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss Hindi’ is all set to go on air from September 29.

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The makers of the show have dropped three promos featuring Salman Khan, which have created a huge buzz among the audience. In the latest promo, Salman Khan turned a chef to add some Tedha Tadka to the show.

The official list of Bigg Boss 13 contestants is yet to be declared. However, the speculated names that have come up on this year’s participants’ list include Chunky Panday, Rajpal Yadav, Mugdha Godse, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Siddharth Shukla, Daljit Kaur, and Aditya Narayan among others.

Do you know that there are several Bollywood actors who turned down Bigg Boss offer and refused to be a participant of the show for many reasons? In this article, we will talk about all celebrities who rejected Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss offer. Without any further ado, Let’s take a look:

Here is the list of Bollywood celebs who rejected Bigg Boss Offer

1. Rannvijay Singha

Rannvijay Singha is an Indian former actor, television personality and VJ. He is currently hosting ‘MTV Splitsvilla 12.’  According to reports, Rannvijay was approached for seven times and he declined to be a part of the show.

Speaking about the same, Rannvijay told PTI, “I have been offered ‘Bigg Boss’ for seven straight years… every year. I refused, every year. But in the last couple of years, I guess they have got the hint,” 

2. Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia is an Indian actress who was seen last as the gang leader in ‘MTV Roadies: Real Heroes’.  Neha Dhupia said that she is a huge fan of the show. However, she would not want to participate in the show as she does not want to be under camera glare all the time.

3. Ayaz Ahmed

Ayaz Ahmed was last seen as Baiju Kanpuria in ‘Agniphera’ also refused to be a part of the show. Speaking about the reasons, he told ABP, “I have not been approached for the show yet. Many people and media organizations are calling me and asking about this but I have no clue of Bigg Boss 11.”

4. Geeta Phogat

Geeta Phogat is a wrestler who won India’s first-ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. She was also approached to be a part of Bigg Boss but she opted to stay away from the controversial show.

Speaking about the same, she told ANI, “I am avoiding any kind of reality show for now, as in November there is National Championship, less than one year is left for the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games and hence I want my full focus and attention on these games only rather than being a part of any show.”

5. Achint Kaur

Achint Kaur who was last seen playing the role of a mother and a mother-in-law in the serial Jamai Raja’ also turned down Bigg Boss offer. She is quoted as saying to ABP, “I am not sure of it and to be honest I haven’t even been approached by the makers.”

6. Honey Singh

Hirdesh Singh, who is known by this professional name, Yo Yo Honey Singh or Honey Singh, is an Indian music director, songwriter, Indi-pop singer, music producer, and film actor. He reportedly refused to participate in the show because the paycheck was too low.

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7. Gaurav Gera

Gaurav Gera is an Indian comedian and actor who mainly works in Hindi cinema and television. Gaurav told IANS, “Yes, I was approached for the show, but I am not going for it. I am a fan of the show… I love to only watch it,”

8. Ayaz Khan

Ayaz Khan is an Indian actor and model and known for his role in ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’. He told Bollywood Life, “I don’t know where this rumor is coming from. I have not got any calls from the makers. In fact, I don’t even know when it is starting this year.”

9. Evelyn Sharma

Evelyn Sharma is a German/Indian model and actress. She gained fame with Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

She said in a statement to IANS, “I think ‘Bigg Boss’ is the most entertaining show on Indian television. However, I’m claustrophobic and I can’t be stuck in one house for so long. Plus, my new film starts shooting soon so my dates too were becoming an issue,”

10. Mugdha Godse

Mugdha Veira Godse is an Indian actress and model who made her acting debut with Madhur Bhandarkar’s, Fashion. There were rumours that she will be a part of ‘Bigg Boss season 13’ and according to International Business Times, after a final meeting held in a 5-star hotel with the channel, those celebs have decided not to be locked in Bigg Boss house as the makers are not ready to pay as per their demands.

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These are Bollywood celebrities who rejected Bigg Boss offer for some personal or professional reasons. Apart from Bollywood actors, there are several TV actors also refused to be a part of the show.

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