Indian reality television show Bigg Boss has contributed to a great extent in making or breaking a contestant’s career.
We have seen previous contestants like Sunny Leone and Veena Malik get recognition and big breaks in the film industry.
Here is a look at those stars who have got a push in their Bollywood careers through the show.
Sunny Leone: For the first time ever, a porn star had entered the reality show (in its fifth season). Soon spotted by director Mahesh Bhatt, Sunny got a chance to act in his movie, Bhatt actually entered the house to give her the news.
She made history with Jism 2.
Veena Malik: This Pakistani actress became a popular face in India after her entry in Bigg Boss Season 4. Ever since then Malik has been in the lime light for all the wrong reasons.
She shot to fame after she shared some intimate moments with co-contestant Ashmit Patel followed by a nude photo shoot - after the reality show.
Later, Veena was seen performing in the item number ‘Channo’ from the movie ‘Galli Galli mein chor hain’ and will soon be acting the Kannada remake of ‘Dirty Picture’ titled ‘Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Hot Maga’
Claudia Ciesla: Seen in Bigg Boss Season 3, Claudia is a German Model, actress and singer.
After coming to India, she was awarded with the prestigious Karmaveer Puraskaar Award for her involvement in social work in November 2009.
For the first time ever she was spotted on the small screen while she was on the show which was then hosted by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
Recently, Caludia made a special appearance in recent release ‘Khiladi 786’. She has also starred in a couple of regional films.
Mahek Chalal:Touted to be Salman’s favourite in the house Mahek been in the headlines since day 1. This item girl’s career never really took off even after her appearance in 2006 in the song ‘Sajna ve Sajna’ from ‘Chameli’.
But soon after Bigg Boss 5 she made a special appearance in ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ and will soon be seen in a regional film.
Santosh Shukla: He was seen in season 6 for only a month but managed to impress actor and show host Salman Khan.
Shukla claims the actor stood by him in times of need and after his eviction, Salman invited Shukla for a chat. He stated that the conversation ended with Salman offering him a role in one of his forthcoming film. Santosh will make his debut in the Hindi film industry with ‘Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya’ with singers Mika and Shaan.
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