Nakshatra Bagwe, an actor from Mumbai whose short films had won him accolades and awards at Kashish International Film Festival, Mumbai, will be one of the contestants of Big Boss 9; according to a ABP News list of confirmed contestants.
Big Boss had at least one gay contestant in the previous seasons as well. Season 8 of the reality show had Sushant Divgikar, Mr. Gay India 2014, as a contestant.
Nakshatra shot to fame when his short movie Logging Out won the People’s Choice Award at Kashish 2012. He is also the lead actor in ‘My Son is Gay‘ – an upcoming movie about a mother-son relationship, and another movie named ‘Hearts’ with Nolan Lewis -Mr Gay India 2013- as his co-actor. Nakshatra was also signed up as the Brand Ambassador for Moovz, a social content platform for LGBT individuals worldwide. He has also appeared nude for a college campaign on homosexuality.
Some of the other contestants in Big Boss Season 9 are: Sunil Grover (Gutthi) of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’, model and actor Arshi Khan, TV actress Mahi Vij of ‘Laagi Tujhse Lagan’, actor Armaan Jain, Ankit Gera of ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’, TV actor Roopal Tyagi, TV actor Mayur Verma and Najeem Khan.