After Bigg Boss tanked last year, there was a lot of speculation whether Salman Khan will return as host or whether the show will shift back to Sony from where it had first started years ago in 2006.

But now, Salman has settled both the above debates by talking on Rising Star about coming back. So it is a no-brainer to assume that the show will remain with Colors.

If reports are to believed, then the 13th edition of Bigg Boss will kick off on 29th September.

So, with this suspense cleared, the annual game of Bigg Boss speculation starts. The channel has started with the first round of reaching out to possible contenders. If our sources are to be believed, then the names of Karan Vohra, Meghna Malik and Dayanand Shetty, amongst several others, are doing the rounds.

It would be interesting to see if Karan Vohra, currently working in the soon to end Star Plus show, Krishna Chali London, agrees to get locked for three months, for there was chatter of him being shortlisted to be the lead of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 2 as well. He obviously can’t do both.

All said and done, Karan is the ideal Bigg Boss contestant. He is not only good looking but also has a huge online fan base, courtesy his debut Zee TV show, Zindagi Ek Mahek.

Karan also ticks the much-needed controversy box, given the ruckus his wife Bela created on Mahek’s set when she heard that something was cooking between him and co-star Samiksha Jaiswal.

Daya also has his CID fan following. He is known for his daya darwaza tod jo joke. Meghna, aka Ammaji of Na Aana Is Des Laado, too comes across as a no-nonsenses lady, so can provide the much-needed fireworks.

Sources attribute the failure of last season to a poor contestant mix, with some of them failing to impress the audience. To be fair, the odds were heavily stacked against them, given the huge buzz the preceding season involving Hina Khan, Shilpa Shinde and Vikas Gupta had generated.

One other big reason was that commoners could not arouse the interest of the public. And seeing the abysmal numbers of last season, the makers have decided to pull the plug on them.

Many so-called commoners, ever since they were introduced, have always been wannabe models and actors trying to gain a foothold in the entertainment industry.

Even Arshi Khan (2011), who had entered as one, had claimed to have slept with a Pakistani cricket captain.

If above reports are to be believed, then this season the set is being constructed in Film City itself, as opposed to Lonavala. This will save production house Endemol a lot of logistical headaches.