The Bigg Boss Season 4 started on October 3, 2010 on Colors TV and ended on January 8, 2011; after the show completed a total of 96 days. Popular film actor, Salman Khan replaced Amitabh Bachchan in presenting the show. During its launch, 14 housemated were selected to enter the Bigg Boss house placed in Lonavla in Maharashtra. During the show’s 2nd and 3rd weeks, two wild card entries also entered the house. Four housemates including Ashmit Patel, Shweta Tiwari, The Great Khali and Dolly Bindra faced the show’s final week and the public voting system. Film and television actress, Shweta Tiwari was declared as the grand winner and took home a total of ₹10-Million, while The Great Khali became a runner-up.
The TRP of this season was high compare to the previous seasons, especially during the wedding episode of Sara and Ali, when Dolly, Sameer and Shweta had a fight and when the Hollywood actress, Pamela Anderson entered the house. The Bigg Boss Season 4 Grand Finale also received the highest rating of 6.7, which is considered as the highest among the any other reality shows.
In this season, the Shiv Sena political party protested against the Pakistani housemates inside the house. Sakshi Pradhan also left the house after making a conversation with her co-housemates, Sara Khan, Veena Malik and Shweta Tiwari, which was not aired on TV. Rahul Bhatt, who was evicted to the house claims that the show is scripted. Bigg Boss Season 4 also received a notice from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry because of the indecent exposure and asked the network to change the show’s time slot. But the Bombay High Court allows them to continue on prime time.
The following celebrities entered the house:
• Model and actor, Aanchal Kumar who done a cameo in the Bollywood film, Bluffmaster!
• Criminal Lawyer, Abbas Kazmi who fought for Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
• Ashmit Patel is a Hindi actor and brother of actress, Ameesha Patel.
• Pakistani TV host, scriptwriter and actor, Ali Saleem.
• Delhi’s most wanted, Davender (Bunty).
• Television actress Dolly Bindra of Maine Pyaar Kyun fame, who entered the house on day 21 as a wild card entry.
• Model and Gladrags Manhunt winner in 2004, Hrishant Goswami.
• Khali, a former WWE wrestler and a police officer in Punjab.
• Bhojpuri film actor, director and singer, Manoj Tiwari.
• Hollywood actress, Pamela Anderson who entered the house as a guest housemate.
• Rahul Bhatt, a fitness trainer, actor and the son of film director and producer, Mahesh Bhatt.
• Splitsvilla Season 2 winner, Sakshi Pradhan.
• Film and television actor, Samir Soni who was debuted in A Mouthful of Sky in year 1996.
• Model turned actress, Sara Khan of Sapna Babul Ka… Bidaai fame.
• Samajwadi Party member, Seema Parihar who acted in the real-life story, Wounded.
• Film and television actress, Shweta Tiwari of Kasautii Zindagii Kay fame.
• Pakistani model, actress and comedian, Veena Malik.
The Wild Card Entrants includes:
• WWE Wrestler, The Great Khali who replaces Devender.
• Dolly Bindra who entered the house on October 25 and returned on November 27 as a wild card entry.