The grand premiere of the most awaited reality show Bigg Boss Telugu 5 is finally here and fans cannot contain their excitement. Nagarjuna Akkineni, the host is bringing in the new season with full-on entertainment and high voltage dramas into the living rooms of the mini-screen audiences.
The show will feature popular celebrities including Anchor Ravi, YouTuber Shanmukh Jawanth, Dance Choreographer Anee Master and so on. The fifth season of Bigg Boss Telugu is expected to bring some exciting surprises for the audience.
Earlier during his media interaction, Nagarjuna had expressed his excitement to host the show for the third time. He was quoted as saying, "The last few months have been tough and challenging for everyone and this show, our endeavour is to bring joy and happiness in the lives of our fans with best-in-class entertainment. As an artiste, I am looking forward to representing and bringing forward the true feelings of the contestants, so that the viewers can understand them better. I am happy to be a part of a show that is fulfilling and entertaining."
If you have missed watching the show, check out the major highlights of Bigg Boss Telugu 5's grand premiere here!
10.30 pm: The grand premiere of Bigg Boss Telugu 5 concludes.
10.25 pm: The four task winners Maanas, Sunny, Priyanka and Vishwa are given four gift boxes to look for keys to unlock a single bed. Vishwa becomes the winner. However, he gives the unlocked bed to Priyanka as she didn't sleep during the quarantine period.
10: 15 pm: Nagarjuna wraps up the grand premiere by bidding adieu to the 19 contestants and wishing them the best.
10:05 pm: The last four contestants play the dice task. Maanas wins.
09:50 pm: Last but not least, anchor Ravi enters with a colourful performance. Let us tell you that his inclusion in the show was highly speculated. He engages in fun banter with Nagarjuna. The host also plays Ravi's daughter Viya's audio clip, in which she sends good wishes to her handsome father.
09:40 pm: Swetaa is the next contestant to enter the show. Her breathtaking dance performance is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the grand premiere.
09: 27 pm: Radio Jockey Kajal enters the show as the seventeenth contestant. She imitates legendary singer S Janaki which leaves Nagarjuna impressed.
09: 20 pm: Maanas makes a hero-like entry. He is the sixteenth contestant. The young actor started off his career as a child artist with the Telugu film Narasimha Naidu (2001). Maanas also reveals that he is a muma's boy.
09:16 pm: Nagarjuna announces Kulfi task for the next bunch of contestants. Vishwa wins the task.
09:08 pm: Uma Devi is the fifteenth contestant of BB Telugu 5. She talks about her career with immense pride. Later, she gets emotional as shares about her personal life.
08:58 pm: Nagarjuna welcomes the fourteenth contestant- Vishwa Raj. He is an actor, cricketer and fitness trainer. His best works include TV shows like Yuva and Ganga tho Rambabu. He leaves the host in awe as he squashes an apple with his biceps.
08:47 pm: Sarayu enters the show as the thirteenth contestant of the season. She indeed leaves an impression with her mass entry. An impressed Nagarjuna calls her 'bold and beautiful'
08:35 pm: Nataraj is Bigg Boss Telugu 5's twelfth contestant. He performs on Allu Arjun's 'Daakko Daakko' (Pushpa) song. Nataraj gets a special surprise as his 7th-month pregnant wife comes to the stage to wish him luck before he enters the house.
08.26 pm: Hamida is the eleventh contestant of the season. She is an actor and her previous release was Sahasam Seyyara Dimbaka which was released in 2015.
08:18 pm: Nagarjuna assigns the second task to the last five contestants who entered the show. Priyanka wins!
08:07 pm: Finally the wait ends. One of the highly speculated contestants Shanmukh Jaswanth is here. He is a popular YouTuber and actor. The young actor says that he wants to move on from his biggest regret and a recent incident in life.
07:58 pm: Jabardasth Priyanka Singh awes the audience with her beautiful dance performance. Nagarjuna welcomes the transwoman actress as the ninth contestant of BB Telugu 5. She gets emotional as she talks about her parents. Priyanka also reveals that her father is not aware of her sex reassignment surgery.
07: 45 pm: Supermodel Jessie is here! The handsome hunk is the eighth contestant of the season.
07:40 pm: Mamilla Shailaja Priya enters the show as the seventh contestant. The actress has appeared in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films. Gets a sweet message from son.
07.25 pm: Anchor Lobo is the sixth contestant. He shares about his poignant life story.
07: 15 pm: Nagarjuna gives a musical task to Sreerama, Lahari, Siri, Sunny and Anee. Sunny wins the task
07:05 pm: The fifth contestant of the show Master Anee makes a scintillating entry. She was previously hosting Dancee+. Nagarjuna calls Anee one of the finest choreographers of Tollywood. She also gets a special message from her husband and son.
06.56 pm: Singer Sreerama Chandra's power-packed performance wins hearts. He is the fourth contestant of Bigg Boss Telugu 5. For the uninitiated, he is the winner of the music reality show Indian Idol 5. Sreerama reveals that he wishes to grow closer to the Telugu audience with the show.
06:49 pm: Lahari Shari is the third contestant of the Nagarjuna Akkineni show. The diva is an actor, model and host. Her first film was Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role.
06: 35 pm: Video Jockey Sunny enters the house as the second contestant of the season. The journalist-turned-actor is best known for his acting stints in Telugu daily soap Kalyana Vaibhogam.
06:25 pm: YouTuber Siri Hanmanth is the first contestant of Bigg Boss Telugu 5!
06: 15 pm: The superstar gives a tour of the newly designed BB house. Unlike the previous seasons, the house now has two special rooms- Moj room and Power room. Shockingly, two beds have been locked by Bigg Boss.
06:08 pm: The host later performs on his father and late legendary actor Nageshwara Rao's 'Oka Laila Kosam' song. The foot-tapping track was also remade for Nag's elder son Naga Chaitanya's film Oka Laila Kosam (2014).
06.07 pm: Bigg Boss welcomes Nagarjuna as the host of the brand new season.
06:05 pm: Nagarjuna Akkineni makes a striking entry. The superstar performs on his son Akhil Akkineni's song 'Mr Majnu'
06:00 pm: Season 5 of the popular reality show Bigg Boss Telugu hosted by Nagarjuna Akkineni begins.
The latest season of Bigg Boss Telugu 5 promises 5x entertainment, drama, romance, action and fun.
The usual episodes of the show will be telecast on Star Maa from Monday to Friday at 9 pm displaying various activities and tasks delegated to the contestants by Bigg Boss. Nagarjuna will join the contestants during the weekend episodes- Saturday and Sunday at 10 pm, wherein he will be seen hosting the show with his candid chit-chats and taking serious takes on the issues happening inside the house. Notably, he will also be announcing elimination each week.
Apart from Star Maa, the audience can also feast their eyes on the show with the Disney+ Hotstar app.