However, the celebrity list for the show has been kept under wraps and media has been busy making speculations on who can be part of the show.
Telly Buzz gives you a brief on the concept of the show. According to our source, "All were guessing that the show is a mix of Fear Factor and Bigg Boss, but the truth is that the show's concept is inspired from the UK based show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!!. The original reality show was produced by ITV Productions for the ITV Network in Britain. In the show, celebrities live in jungle conditions with few comforts and have to earn human essentials. ABC aired one season of the American version in February. But on Sony, the show will be produced by Miditech and it has celebrities from all walks of life".
"The show is expected to launch in the first week of July, and will air for 8 weeks. The channel and the production house have planned to keep the celebrity list as a secret, and for this reason the promos with celebrities will be shot only in Malaysia. Special planning is being made for the entry of each of the celebrities into the house there. It is learnt that there will be a gap of at least four hours between the entries of every celebrity. Each celebrity will enter the house in a particular way, for example, if one celebrity enters the house via bungee jumping, the other will make a grand entry from an airplane", adds our source.
We were the first to report that Shweta Tiwari and Mouli Ganguly have been approached for the show. "Though much about the names are not known, Shweta Tiwari, Mouli Ganguly and even Karan Singh Grover are some of the names that are being tipped to be part of the show", concludes our source.
Well, all eyes are surely on this particular celebrity list that will make it to the deep jungles of Malaysia…
Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair