Minissha Lamba, Maryam Zakaria in ‘Bigg Boss 8’

Two beautiful Bollywood actresses, Minissha Lamba and Maryam Zakaria have been approached by the makers of the popular reality show, ‘Bigg Boss 8’. It is heard that both of them accepted the offer and agreed to take part on the show.

The makers have locked the names of the contestants and they will make an announcement soon. The eighth season of 'Bigg Boss' will be launched on September 21.

"Initially, we planned to start airing the show in October but now we are launching it in September and a few more contestants are being signed on. This includes Minissha Lamba and Maryam Zakaria, who will up the glamour quotient of the show. Talks are also on with Shivaji Satam and Kumar Vishwas. The opening episode will be shot at Karjat, while the rest of the show may be shot in Lonavala."

Meanwhile, sources say that TV shows 'Rang Rasiya' and 'Beintehaa' might go off air. A source says, "'Rang Rasiya' has not been getting good TRPs and it has aroused concern among the show's makers. It may make way for 'Bigg Boss 8'. 'Beintehaa' may go off air too, but since it is doing well so far, the channel might push it ahead to a late-night slot. The final call will be taken in the coming days."

Maryam Zakaria is not available for her comment. Deepak Dhar, MD, Endemol India, said, "I cannot comment on speculative stories."

Minissha Lamba replied, "No, this is not true."