Munawar Faruqui cried as Jigna Vora recalled her jail experience.

In a new promo of 'Bigg Boss 17', Jigna Vora is seen giving a press conference. She recalls the time she spent in jail.

'Bigg Boss 17' promo: Munawar cries as Jigna recalls horrifying jail experience

In Short

  • ‘Bigg Boss 17’ premiered on October 15.
  • Salman Khan is back as the host.
  • The TV reality show is airing on Colors TV and JioCinema.

Bigg Boss 17′ had a grand premiere on October 15. Salman Khan has returned as the host this time as well. In a new promo of BB 17, Jigna Vora is seen giving a press conference where she talks about her horrifying experience in jail. Jigna is a former Indian journalist who was falsely accused of having a connection in the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, and was booked under MCOCA. Her biographical memoir ‘Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison’ inspired the 2023 Netflix series ‘Scoop’.


In the new promo of ‘Bigg Boss 17’, Bigg Boss informs everyone that for the first time, only one contestant will be giving the press conference. Jigna Vora then takes the stage where she answers everyone’s questions. When a journalist asks her if she is upset with the media, Jigna replies that she is.

Another journalist asks her about her days in the jail and what is something she can never forget. Jigna says, “It was when my son had come to meet me in jail. He told me, ‘mumma tu ye sab kar hi nahi sakti’. From that day on, I knew I didn’t have to prove anyone anything.”

Jigna added, “When I was in custody, my nana was 90 years old. He came to meet me in jail once to give me clothes. He was going back and walking with a stick when a very known journalist kept taking his video. It was very humiliating.”

Hearing her experience, Munawar Faruqui couldn’t stop his tears. He kept crying. For the uninitiated, the stand-up comedian was arrested in 2021 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on his show.

The promo was captioned, “Jinke naam par aksar likhi gayi hai history, jaaniye Bigg Boss ki press-con mein aaj unki story. Dekhiye #BiggBoss17, Mon-Fri 10PM & Sat-Sun 9PM sirf #Colors aur @officialjiocinema par (sic).”


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Salman Khan’s show returned with a brand new season on October 15! With new contestants, twists, dramas and romances, the show has finally kickstarted. ‘Bigg Boss 17’ will stream on JioCinema with 24×7 drama-filled entertainment. Alternatively, the show will also air on Colors TV from 9 pm. The theme of the house is ‘Iss baar game nahi hoga sabke liye same to same’, suggesting that Bigg Boss might not carry on with his time-honoured principle of equality. ‘BB 17’ has several new and exciting features, such as the Archive Room. This room will serve as a comprehensive library, housing footage from every episode of the current season. ‘BB 17’ is also divided into three houses this time namely Dil, Dimaag aur Dum.

The contestants of ‘Bigg Boss 17’ are exes Abhishek Kumar and Isha Malviya, Rinku Dhawan, Arun Mashettey, Sunny Arya, Firoza Khan (popularly known as Khanzaadi), Soniya Bansal, Jigna Vora, Sana Raees Khan, Anurag Dobhal, Munawar Faruqui, Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain, Navid Sole, Neil Bhatt, Aishwarya Sharma and Mannara Chopra.