Model-actor Upen Patel in `Bigg Boss 8`?

Zee Media Bureau/Ritika Handoo

New Delhi: It is that time of the year when all you await is the final list of `Bigg Boss` contestants to come out. Well, here is a little munch-on snacker type news to satiate your show-hungry appetite for a while. According to reports published in a leading daily, long-forgotten model-turned-actor Upen Patel has been signed in as one of the contestants in the show.

The latest buzz is that, Upen, who got noticed in hit 2007 Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer, has been roped in by the makers of the show to participate this season. The actor was seen playing a side-kick in many Bollywood films, such as `36 China Town`, which happens to be his debut film opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor in 2006. He was also seen in `Shakalaka Boom`, `One Two Three`, `Money Hai Toh Honey Hai`, and `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani`.

He also worked for a film called `Run Bhola Run` which however, never got released. It will be a refreshing change to see him after such a long time on screen. With hot-bod Patel in the `Bigg Boss` house, it will be interesting to see the dynamics he shares with all the beauties, once inside.